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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Comet Clark is near the Edge
May 27, 2017

Comet Clark is near the Edge Sweeping through this stunning field of view, Comet 71P/Clark really is in the foreground of these cosmic clouds. The 2 panel telescopic mosaic is color enhanced and is about 5 degrees (10 full moons) across....

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Rare Supernovae May Solve 40-Year-Old Antimatter Mystery (Mon May 22 3:00 pm)
    Most of the Milky Way’s antimatter may come from the explosive collisions of white dwarf stars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Bizarre Star Dims Again, and Astronomers Scramble to Catch It in the Act (Sat May 20 5:45 am)
    A new observing campaign aims to understand a star that some have suggested might even host an alien civilization -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Can Quantum Mechanics Save the Cosmic Multiverse? (Tue May 16 8:15 am)
    A surprising connection between cosmology and quantum mechanics could unveil the secrets of space and time -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Tackling China's Devastating Yellow River Floods (Mon May 15 6:30 am)
    After learning how the waterway transports a billion tons of sediment into the sea each year, scientists built a tool that may help predict the inundations that impact some 80 million people. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  5. Is a Popular Theory of Cosmic Creation Pseudoscience? (Sat May 13 10:00 am)
    Physicists battle over whether the theory of inflation is untestable, and hence not really scientific -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

PhysicsWorld Headline News (Top 5 items)

  1. Flash Physics: Jupiter's swirling poles, ordered droplets, no fifth force, topological magnetoelectric effect (Fri May 26 11:05 am)
    Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
  2. Diamond sensors boost NMR resolution (Thu May 25 1:00 pm)
    Megahertz frequencies measured with sub-millihertz precision
  3. Flash Physics: Flytrap robot catches prey, doughnut-shaped 'planets', EU dishes out £55m for UK physics (Thu May 25 11:06 am)
    Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
  4. Ultracold atoms shed light on the Fermi-Hubbard model (Wed May 24 12:00 pm)
    Magnetic state seen for the first time
  5. Female academics do more admin than their male colleagues (Tue May 23 6:34 am)
    Women's research suffers because of admin requests

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

  1. 'Tiny clocks' crystallize understanding of meteorite crashes (Thu May 25 11:00 pm)
    (University of Western Ontario) Scientists from Western University and the University of Portsmouth are using new imaging techniques to measure the atomic nanostructure of ancient crystal fragments at meteorite impact sites. The end goal? To...
  2. Conch shells may inspire better helmets, body armor (Thu May 25 11:00 pm)
    (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT engineers have uncovered the secret to the exceptional toughness of conch shells, and say the same principles can be used for body armor and helmets.
  3. Chemical array draws out malignant cells to guide individualized cancer treatment (Thu May 25 11:00 pm)
    (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Melanoma is a particularly difficult cancer to treat once it has metastasized, spreading throughout the body. University of Illinois researchers are using chemistry to find the deadly, elusive malignant...
  4. HIV patients sticking with therapy longer, Medicaid data show (Thu May 25 11:00 pm)
    (Brown University) A large new study based on Medicaid data identifies a clear trend of people staying on their HIV medications longer than they used to.
  5. New £3.5 million microscope and ion accelerator now operational (Thu May 25 11:00 pm)
    (University of Huddersfield) THE completion of a £3.5 million research facility means that the University of Huddersfield is established as one of Europe's leading centres for the use of ion beams as a tool for the investigation of issues...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Construction begins on the world's first super telescope (Thu May 25 11:00 pm)
    (University of Oxford) Scientists are a step closer to understanding the inner-workings of the universe following the laying of the first stone, and construction starting on the world's largest optical and infrared telescope.With a main mirror...
  2. Camera on NASA's lunar orbiter survives 2014 meteoroid hit (Thu May 25 11:00 pm)
    (Arizona State University) On October 13, 2014 something very strange happened to the camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), which normally produces beautifully clear images...
  3. 'Tiny clocks' crystallize understanding of meteorite crashes (Thu May 25 11:00 pm)
    (University of Western Ontario) Scientists from Western University and the University of Portsmouth are using new imaging techniques to measure the atomic nanostructure of ancient crystal fragments at meteorite impact sites. The end goal? To...
  4. Camera on NASA's Lunar Orbiter survived 2014 meteoroid hit (Thu May 25 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Images from LRO show a brief violent movement of one of the Narrow Angle Cameras in October of 2014.
  5. A 3-D look at the 2015 El Niño (Thu May 25 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) El Niño is a recurring climate pattern characterized by warmer than usual ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific. Two back-to-back 3-D visualizations track the changes in ocean temperatures and currents,...

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