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Microworlds

A web site from the Advanced Light Source, a device that uses X-rays to explore the world of atoms. Aimed at a variety of levels.

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IceCube: A Giant Frozen Neutrino Catcher

This article explains how the IceCube detector will look for cosmic neutrinos from small flashes of light under thousands of metres of ice.

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Robert W. Wilson

Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936 - ) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1978 along with Arno A. Penzias for their discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation.

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Arno A. Penzias

Arno A. Penzias (1933 - ) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1978 along with Robert Woodrow Wilson for their discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation.

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New View of Primordial Universe Confirms Sudden "Inflation" after Big Bang

New evidence for inflation, a period of rapid expansion after the start of the universe, has been found in the cosmic microwave background.

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Cecil F. Powell

Cecil F. Powell (1903 - 1969) developed photographic emulsions of increased sensitivity, to experiments on cosmic radiation. He received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1950.

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Cepheid Variables as Cosmic Yardsticks

Cepheid Variables stars can tell astronomers how far away galaxies are.

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Max Theodor Felix von Laue

Biography of Max von Laue (1879 -1960), who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1914 for his discovery of the diffraction of X-rays on crystals.

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Cool Cosmos - Revealing the Universe in All of its Light!

Wonderful resource about observing the universe through radio,infra-red, visible, ultra-violet and gamma-rays.

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Cosmic Background Radiation

A uniform background radiation in the microwave region of the spectrum is observed in all directions in the sky. It shows the wavelength dependence of a "black body" radiator at about 3 Kelvins ...

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