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Europhysics Letters publishes first paper submitted from space, your homework excuses now deemed invalid

Darren Murph

Couldn't find the resources? Too much commotion? Had to run your pup to the vet? Save it. Alexander Alexandrovich Skvortsov took the time to detail a series of experiments aboard the International Space Station back in July of 2010, and rather than just noting 'em in his flip-pad, he worked with Sergey Alexandrovich Volkov to submit the work to a highly-regarded journal on the 27th of October, 2011. Unsurprisingly, EPL (Europhysics Letters) has just published the work, making it the first piece of its kind to ever hit the public after being submitted... from space. For those curious, the paper itself reports on "the measurements of the speed of sound within complex plasmas." And now we all feel dumb.

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