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Physics and Astronomy News Archive: April 2008

Image: The Moon and the Magnetotail
The Moon and the Magnetotail
Source: NASA   Posted: 4/21/08
NASA-supported scientists have realized that something happens every month when the moon gets a lashing from Earth’s magnetic tail.

Image: Attraction at the Atomic Level
Attraction at the Atomic Level
Source: NSF   Posted: 4/21/08
Researchers find the ties that bind electrons in high-temperature superconductivity.

Image: Estimating Size and Frequency of Meteorite Impacts
Estimating Size and Frequency of Meteorite Impacts
Source: NSF   Posted: 4/21/08
Scientists have developed a new way of determining the size and frequency of meteorites that have collided with Earth.

Image: New Laser Technology Could Find First Earth-like Planets
New Laser Technology Could Find First Earth-like Planets
Source: CfA Harvard   Posted: 4/21/08
A revolutionary laser technology being developed by scientists and engineers will enable scientists to spot Earth-sized worlds in Earth-like orbits.






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