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Old 2006-10-05, 03:46   #1
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Lightbulb Physics Nobel.


"CNN reports that the [0]Nobel Prize in Physics has
been
awarded to John C. Mather and George F. Smoot for their contribution to
the
big-bang Theory." From the article: "Their work was based on
measurements
done with the help of the NASA-launched COBE satellite in 1989. They
were
able to observe the universe in its early stages about 380,000 years
after it was born. Ripples in the light they detected also helped
demonstrate how galaxies came together over time. 'The very detailed
observations that the laureates have carried out from the COBE
satellite
have played a major role in the development of modern cosmology into a
precise science,' the academy said in its citation." If you're
interested, you can read [1]a rundown on the prize-winning work (pdf)
provided by the prize organization.

Links:
0.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe....ap/index.html
1.
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/p...6/phyadv06.pdf
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