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Did you know...
- ...that on November 30, 2009, CERN's Large Hadron Collider became the world's highest energy particle accelerator?
- ...that Isaac Newton originally defined force as the rate of change of momentum with respect to time?
- ...that while Albert Einstein is most famous for his Theory of Relativity, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for his explanation of the photoelectric effect?
- ...that if you ever saw Jupiter's magnetic field from Earth, it would appear five times larger than the full moon?
- ...that Max Planck created a system of measurement based solely on natural units?
- ...that 2005 was endorsed by the United Nations as the World Year of Physics?
- ...that gravitational tidal accelerations are the result of the curvature of spacetime?
- ...that the impact of a raindrop would be fatal if not for the property of fluid flow known as terminal velocity?
- ...that a moonbow, or night-time rainbow, can be seen on strongly-moonlit nights?
- ...that transits of Venus occur in a 243-year cycle?
- ...that the blue glow of the Cherenkov effect is due to electrons moving faster than the speed of light in water?