Month: June 2021

By Allison Kubo Hutchison USGS: Pyroclastic flow at Mount Saint Helens on August 7, 1980. The volcano erupts. The immense pressure within the volcano due to the build-up of gases causes fragmentation. The thicker and more viscous the magma the more fragmentation occurs (Read more about that here). The fragmented magma cools into sharp, glasslike
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A detector that measures photons without altering them includes two mirrors (white cones in round aperture) inside a vacuum chamber (silver enclosure). Credit: Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics Optics and photonics 30 June 2021 Tracking a photon without leaving a trace Conventional detectors often obliterate photons, but the particles can escape a vacuum-based device
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SAN FRANCISCO — Satellite communications startup Analytical Space Inc. has named former KSAT Inc. chief executive Katherine Monson as its chief commercial officer and Jose Velazco, former technical supervisor for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Advanced RF and Optical Technology Group, as chief innovation officer. The moves come as Cambridge, Massachusetts-based ASI prepares for initial
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CORRESPONDENCE 29 June 2021 Notice who the science system honours, and how Jason R. Dwyer 0 Jason R. Dwyer University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via
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From a mesmerizing panorama of the aurora borealis in Iceland to a beautiful image of Comet Neowise, the Royal Observatory’s annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has again produced some truly astounding images. Run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in London in association with BBC Sky at Night Magazine and now in its thirteenth year, the
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Following the release of the groundbreaking Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study (LA100), the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will again team up with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) on a comprehensive, community-driven effort to achieve a just and equitable 100% carbon-free future for all communities in
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WASHINGTON — On the eve of its second revenue-generating launch, Virgin Orbit is looking to 2022 to ramp up its launch activity and operate from several airports in the United States and Great Britain. In a call with reporters June 209, Virgin Orbit Chief Executive Dan Hart confirmed that the company was “green for launch”
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