Below you'll find a ton of recent information regarding Orion, Philae, and other science news, as well as some ways you might be able to entertain yourself over break. Speaking of: don't forget to join us this Wednesday at 4pm to watch Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in Hale! Bring your towel and a snack to share.
Thanks to Ms. Kjonaas for compiling all the science news!
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Events and Information
Orion is pictured above.
See above a composite color image of Comet 67P. Even in a color image, it’s still gray.
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Physics World recently announced the Breakthrough of the Year for 2014. Not surprisingly the winner is Philae landing on Comet 67P. Runners up include energy gain in laser-ignited fusion (greater energy output than input), imaging part of the cosmic web of galactic superclusters, quantum data compression, acoustic tractor beams (yep, like “beam me up” in Star Trek!), and other fascinating science. Read more here.
Now that many of us have seen Interstellar and we are all struggling to understand the time travel in the movie, here is a Minute Physics video that explains ways to travel through time. (below)