Spencer Rinkus

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Douglas Osheroff, Nobel Prize-winning physicist and professor at Stanford University, will visit Northwestern on Monday May 3 to deliver a public lecture about his role on the Columbia Accident Investigation Board. The board was formed to determine what went wrong during the space shuttle's tragic re-entry to Earth in 2003.


Images of an on-going stellar eclipse resolve a mystery nearly 200 years in the making from a star system 2,000 light years away, according to an article published in the current issue of Nature.

Scientists have noticed periodic eclipses of the star system Epsilon Aurigae in the Aurigae constellation since 1821 and have been unable to explain them until now.

An array of six telescopes in California captured high-resolution images that were synthesized by computer to explain the event.