Ghosts in outer space.


Into the Night

Researchers do not yet know what is lighting up IRAS 05437+2502, a small, faint nebula that spans only 1/18th of a full moon toward the constellation of the Taurus. Particularly enigmatic is the bright upside-down V that defines the upper edge of this floating mountain of interstellar dust.

This ghost-like nebula involves aIRAS 05437+2502 small star-forming region filled with dark dust that was first noted in images taken by the IRAS satellite in infrared light in 1983. This recently released image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows many new details, but has not uncovered a clear cause of the bright sharp arc.

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, R. Sahai (JPL)

Quantum Entanglement. No it’s not a romance novel.


From

Scientists Take Quantum Steps Toward Teleportation

by NPR Staff

Dr. Christopher Monroe

Brad Horn/NPR Christopher Monroe of the Joint Quantum Institute sits before a 16-by-4-foot table covered in optical equipment. His team has been able to "teleport" an atom a distance of about one meter.

“Quantum entanglement” may sound like an awful sci-fi romance flick, but it’s actually a phenomenon that physicists say may someday lead to the ability to teleport an object all the way across the galaxy instantly.”

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