Day: May 28, 2024

Apollo 10 Ends Successfully

Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, lunar module pilot, egresses the Apollo 10 spacecraft during recovery operations in the South Pacific. U.S. Navy underwater demolition team swimmers assisted in the recovery operations. Already in the life raft were astronauts Thomas P. Stafford (left), commander; and John W. Young, command module pilot. The three crewmen were picked up by helicopter and flown to the prime recovery ship, USS Princeton.

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Electron correlation

A rendition of an electron correlation that can occur when stacking five ultrathin flakes of graphite in a specific order

Physicists discovered that isolating five ultrathin flakes of graphite, stacked in a specific order, allows the electrons moving around inside the material to talk with each other, a process known as electron correlation (pictured here). The resulting material can then be tuned to exhibit important …

This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item.

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