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12-mile-high Martian dust devil caught
in the act
(Apr 6, 2012)
dust devil roughly 20km (12 miles) was captured whirling its
way along the Amazonis Planitia region of Northern Mars on March
14. It was imaged by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment
camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Despite its height,
the plume is little more than three-quarters of a football field
wide (70 meters).
LHC is back with big energy boost
(Apr 5, 2012)
Hadron Collider is operating again after its winter break.
Early on Thursday, opposing stable beams of protons were smashed
into each other at four observation positions. The total collision
energy in these bunches of subatomic particles was eight trillion
electron volts – a world record.
Cosmic 'leaf blower' robs galaxy of
(Apr 4, 2012)
explosions and the jets of a monstrous black
hole are scattering a galaxy's star-making gas like a cosmic
leaf blower, a new study finds. The findings, which relied on
ultraviolet observations from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer
and a host of other instruments, fill an important gap in the
current understanding of galactic evolution.
The planets that survived being inside
(Apr 3, 2012)
Two small planets found orbiting KIC 05807616 may be fragments
of a much larger world that was swallowed up when the star became
a red giant.
A massive super-Jupiter, a new theory suggests, broke apart in
the intense heat leaving behind the fragments we now see circling
around the star after its surface receded.
more. New Scientist
Is nature natural?
(Apr 2, 2012)
In the Standard
Model of particle physics, the mass of the Higgs
boson has to be fantastically fine-tuned. This is one of the
problems that supersymmetry
could solve – in which case, we ought to see some evidence
for it in the experiments being carried out at the Large
Hadron Collider. But many physicists are getting puzzled by
the absence of supersymmetry, or in fact of any new physics which
could do its job, in the LHC data.
more. The Guardian
Alien attack on Earth
(Apr 1, 2012)
This morning a series of large unidentified aerial craft, believed
to be from another world, began an unprovoked attack on towns
in the Valencia region of Spain. Here is a photo taken from a
hilltop overlooking Genoves as the ships flew over shooting their
heat rays indiscriminately. This day – April 1st, 2012 –
will go down in the annals of infamy. Also, by coincidence, it's
the UK pub date of my new book Megacatastrophes! Nine Strange
Ways the World Could End...
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