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This radar image of asteroid 2005 YU55 was generated from data taken in April of 2010 by the Arecibo Radar Telescope in Puerto Rico. Image credit: NASA/Cornell/Arecibo
Coming to a space near you
(May 3, 2011)


On November 8, asteroid 2005 YU55 will fly past Earth and at its closest approach point will be about 325,000 km (201,700 miles) away. This asteroid is about 400 meters (1,300 feet) wide – the largest space rock yet identified that will come this close until 2028.

Read more. Source: NASA/JPL

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Quantum effects made visible
(May 2, 2011)


A team of physicists at the University of Geneva have devised a way to make the weird phenomenon of quantum entanglement detectable with the human eye. Normally, entanglement has only submicroscopic effects. Nicolas Gisin and colleagues effectively amplified the entanglement of two photons to a macroscopic scale.

Read more. Source: Nature

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