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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Tagging Bennu
October 22, 2020

Tagging Bennu On October 20, after a careful approach to the boulder-strewn surface, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft's arm reached out and touched asteroid Bennu. Dubbed a Touch-And-Go (TAG) sampling event, the 30 centimeter wide sampling head...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Quantum Time Twist Offers a Way to Create Schrödinger's Clock (Fri Oct 23 5:45 am)
    Physicists describe a way to merge quantum theory with Einstein’s special theory of relativity—and even a method to test it experimentally -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Apple-Sized Stars, a Potato-Shaped Earth and the Force That Creates Our Reality (Wed Oct 21 7:00 am)
    Life’s up and downs may seem as inevitable as gravity, but somehow 2020 feels worse than usual. Just as a thought experiment, what if this year actually did get so weird that it even ushered in... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  3. Dissolving Candy Gives Mathematicians Insight into How Some Landscapes Form (Fri Oct 16 12:00 pm)
    Researchers observed a sugary treat underwater to understand the origin of spiky rock forests -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. First Room-Temperature Superconductor Excites and Baffles Scientists (Wed Oct 14 12:45 pm)
    A compound of hydrogen, carbon and sulfur has broken a symbolic barrier—but its high-pressure conditions make it difficult to analyze -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Science Pinpoints Global Metal Deposit Locations (Wed Oct 14 5:45 am)
    Miners can find new deposits with less effort -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

PhysicsWorld Headline News (Top 5 items)

  1. Physicists beat Lorentz reciprocity for microwave transmission (Thu Feb 22 8:27 am)
    New device could boost telecommunications and be adapted for photonics
  2. Japan's SuperKEKB set for first particle collisions (Wed Feb 21 8:45 am)
    Revamped accelerator will soon be smashing electrons and positrons together
  3. Wood-based 'supermaterial' is stronger and tougher than steel (Wed Feb 21 8:10 am)
    New material is made by compressing treated wood
  4. Three photons bind together to make a ?molecule? of light (Tue Feb 20 10:06 am)
    Technique could be used to create quantum-information systems
  5. Nuclear excitation by electron capture seen at long last (Tue Feb 20 7:55 am)
    Breakthrough could lead to new type of energy source

EurekaAlert Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Sciences News (Top 5 items)

  1. Coating implants with 'artificial bone' to prevent inflammation (Thu Oct 22 11:00 pm)
    (National Research Council of Science & Technology) Bone disease is becoming increasingly prevalence in modern society due to population aging among other factors, and the use of dental and orthopedic implants to treat bone disease has been...
  2. Timekeeping theory combines quantum clocks and Einstein's relativity (Thu Oct 22 11:00 pm)
    (Dartmouth College) Cool research story with connections to atomic clocks, Einstein and quantum mechanics. The research shows the 'spooky' interference that can impact even the most sophisticated clocks.
  3. New PETA grant honors EPA administrator (Wed Oct 21 11:00 pm)
    (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)) For preventing countless animals from being used in chemical tests, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler is being honored by the creation of the Pat C. Wheeler...
  4. Galactic archaeology (Wed Oct 21 11:00 pm)
    (University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Computational astrophysics study modeled for the first time faint supernovae of metal-free first stars, yielding carbon-enhanced abundance patterns for star formation. Study investigated...
  5. Future VR could employ new ultrahigh-res display (Wed Oct 21 11:00 pm)
    (Stanford University) Repurposed solar panel research could be the foundation for a new ultrahigh-resolution microdisplay. The OLED display would feature brighter images with purer colors and more than 10,000 pixels per inch.

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Galactic archaeology (Wed Oct 21 11:00 pm)
    (University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Computational astrophysics study modeled for the first time faint supernovae of metal-free first stars, yielding carbon-enhanced abundance patterns for star formation. Study investigated...
  2. FEFU scientists helped design a new type of ceramics for laser applications (Wed Oct 21 11:00 pm)
    (Far Eastern Federal University) Material scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) joined an international team of researchers to develop new nanocomposite ceramics (Ho3+:Y2O3-MgO) that can be employed in high-capacity laser systems...
  3. OSIRIS-REx TAGs surface of asteroid Bennu (Wed Oct 21 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Captured on Oct. 20, 2020 during the OSIRIS-REx mission's Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample collection event, this series of images shows the SamCam imager's field of view as the NASA spacecraft approaches and touches...
  4. ALMA shows volcanic impact on Io's atmosphere (Tue Oct 20 11:00 pm)
    (National Radio Astronomy Observatory) New radio images from ALMA show for the first time the direct effect of volcanic activity on the atmosphere of Jupiter's moon Io.
  5. Smile, wave: Some exoplanets may be able to see us, too (Tue Oct 20 11:00 pm)
    (Cornell University) Three decades after Cornell astronomer Carl Sagan suggested that Voyager 1 snap Earth's picture from billions of miles away - resulting in the iconic Pale Blue Dot photograph - two astronomers now offer another unique cosmic...

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