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Annus Mirabilis

October 9, 2005

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The UN has called 2005 the World Year of Physics (WYP). And for scientists and scientific historians, this year has been the 100-year anniversary of Einstein’s annus mirabilis – the year he submitted four papers, three of which are hallmarks of modern physics. In 1905, Albert Einstein submitted his papers on Brownian motion, the photoelectric […]

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Cosmos 1 Set for April 30th Launch

April 1, 2005

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After several years of planning and scheduling delays, the Planetary Society will be launching the Cosmos 1 solar sail on April 30th. The sail assembly will be mated to a Russian ICBM (Voina class) and launched from a Russian submarine in the Barents Sea. Given the fact that this will be a submarine launch of […]

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First Extra-solar Planetary Picture

April 1, 2005

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I just noted that Space.com is reporting the first confirmed “extra-solar” planetary picture ever recorded. While there have been many planets “discovered” based upon gravitational influences, this is the first visual confirmation of such a companion. Ralph Neuhaeuser (European Southern Observatory, Chile) discovered this planet orbiting GQ Lupi. The planet is roughly 100 times further […]

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News from the Blogosphere

February 8, 2005

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Today is a waiting day. I still wait for the EarJams to be shipped. And I am waiting to get a call from a friend in Boulder. And I am waiting for the Kansas City Star to print the details from last night’s game. So I started wandering around checking out some science links. Why […]

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