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August 20, 2017
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Roscosmos Approves Luna-25 Space Station Model in Moon Exploration Project



Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 21, 2017
Russia's Roscosmos State Space Corporation on Friday said it approved a model of the Luna-25 space station created as part of the development project Luna-Glob Moon exploration program with the start of the mission scheduled for 2019. "The automatic interplanetary station Luna-25 will be the first mission of the Russian lunar program. The aim of the project is to create an automatic explorer for complex research on the surface of the Moon in the circumpolar region. The development project Luna-Glo ... read more

SOLAR SCIENCE
ESA's Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses
Paris (ESA) Aug 21, 2017
Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday's total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be viewing eclipses that last for hours instead of a few mi ... more
IRON AND ICE
Large asteroid to safely pass Earth on September 1
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 21, 2017
Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles, (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances). ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
NASA taps citizen scientists to help study eclipse
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
An estimated 220 million people will watch Monday's eclipse. For a small percentage, the phenomenon will be more than a spectacle. It will be a chance to observe and record - for science's sake. ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Ohio Supercomputer Center helps researchers map invisible universe
Columbus OH (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
The Ohio Supercomputer Center played a critical role in helping researchers reach a milestone mapping the growth of the universe from its infancy to present day. The new results released Aug. ... more
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SOLAR SCIENCE
NASA, ESA spacecraft track solar storm through space
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Our Sun is active: Not only does it release a constant stream of material, called the solar wind, but it also lets out occasional bursts of faster-moving material, known as coronal mass ejections, o ... more
TIME AND SPACE
International team of researchers redefines cosmic velocity web
Honolulu HI (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
The cosmic web - the distribution of matter on the largest scales in the universe - has usually been defined through the distribution of galaxies. Now, a new study by a team of astronomers from Fran ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System
Paris (ESA) Aug 17, 2017
Ten spacecraft, from ESA's Venus Express to NASA's Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the Solar System while three other satellites watched, providing a unique persp ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
New 3-D simulations show how galactic centers cool their jets
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Some of the most extreme outbursts observed in the universe are the mysterious jets of energy and matter beaming from the center of galaxies at nearly the speed of light. These narrow jets, which ty ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Cosmic magnifying lens reveals inner jets of black holes
Pasadena CA (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Astronomers using Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) have found evidence for a bizarre lensing system in space, in which a large assemblage of stars is magnifying a much more distant ga ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
NASA watches the Sun put a stop to its own eruption
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
On Sept. 30, 2014, multiple NASA observatories watched what appeared to be the beginnings of a solar eruption. A filament - a serpentine structure consisting of dense solar material and often associ ... more


Why massive galaxies don't dance in crowds

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Galactic winds push researchers to probe galaxies at unprecedented scale
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
When astronomers peer into the universe, what they see often exceeds the limits of human understanding. Such is the case with low-mass galaxies - galaxies a fraction of the size of our own Milky Way ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Chaotic magnetic field lines may answer the coronal heating problem
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
It is known that the sun's corona - the outermost layer of the sun's atmosphere - is roughly 100 times hotter than its photosphere - the sun's visible layer. The reason for this mysterious heating o ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
The mystery of the pulsating blue stars
Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
In the middle of the large Chilean Atacama desert, a team of Polish astronomers are patiently monitoring millions of celestial bodies night after night with the help of a modern robotic telescope. I ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
A fleeting blue glow
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
In the 2009 film "Star Trek," a supernova hurtles through space and obliterates a planet unfortunate enough to be in its path. Fiction, of course, but it turns out the notion is not so farfetched. ... more



New Horizons Video Soars over Pluto's Majestic Mountains and Icy Plains
Laurel MD (SPX) Jul 17, 2017
In July 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft sent home the first close-up pictures of Pluto and its moons - amazing imagery that inspired many to wonder what a flight over the distant worlds' icy terrain might be like. Wonder no more. Using actual New Horizons data and digital elevation models of Pluto and its largest moon Charon, mission scientists have created flyover movies that offer s ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 13, 2017
Juno spots Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
New evidence in support of the Planet Nine hypothesis
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
Scientists probe Neptune's depths to reveal secrets of icy planets
Tidally locked exoplanets may be more common than previously thought
Seattle WA (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Many exoplanets to be found by coming high-powered telescopes will probably be tidally locked - with one side permanently facing their host star - according to new research by astronomer Rory Barnes of the University of Washington. Barnes, a UW assistant professor of astronomy and astrobiology, arrived at the finding by questioning the long-held assumption that only those stars that are mu ... more
Arecibo PR (SPX) Jul 17, 2017
A New Search for Extrasolar Planets from the Arecibo Observatory
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Gulf of Mexico tube worm is one of the longest-living animals in the world
Garching, Germany (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Molecular Outflow Launched Beyond Disk Around Young Star
Mars 2020 mission to use smart methods to seek signs of past life
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
NASA's Mars 2020 mission, which will look for signs of past life on Mars, will use smart methods originally developed to find the oldest life on Earth, according the mission's Deputy Project Scientist, Dr Ken Williford. The 2020 mission builds on the successes of prior rovers, to make coordinated measurements that could detect signs of ancient life - or biosignatures - in their original spatial ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 17, 2017
For Moratorium on Sending Commands to Mars, Blame the Sun
Paris (ESA) Jul 14, 2017
Tributes to wetter times on Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 14, 2017
Opportunity will spend three weeks at current location due to Solar Conjunction
Reality Bites for Google Lunar X-Prize
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Once again, the ever-fluid deadline for the Google Lunar X-Prize (GLXP) has been extended. This award is now getting well beyond its use-by date. The GLXP was already on shaky ground before this. The latest announcement only deepens the wounds to this increasingly questionable project. When it was announced in 2007, the GLXP was an inspiration. It gave publicity and credibility to the rapi ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
Lunar dynamo's lifetime extended by at least 1 billion years
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 21, 2017
Roscosmos Approves Luna-25 Space Station Model in Moon Exploration Project
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
Moon's magnetic field lasted far longer than once believed
Astronomers catch exploding supernova early
Tucson AZ (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
For the first time, astronomers have observed a cosmic event in great detail that they only had glimpses of before: a supernova and its explosive ejecta slamming into a nearby companion star. The discovery was made possible by a specialized survey taking advantage of recent advances in linking telescopes across the globe into a robotic network. David Sand, an assistant professor at the Uni ... more
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
A fleeting blue glow
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
New 3-D simulations show how galactic centers cool their jets
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 16, 2017
Russia could launch Spektr-RG space observatory with German telescope in 2018
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Identifying individual atmospheric equatorial waves from a total flow field
Beijing, China (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Owing to the opposite vertical orientation with respect to the plane of Earth's rotation across the equator from the Southern Hemisphere to Northern Hemisphere, the equator serves as a waveguide that houses a zoo of all kinds of atmospheric waves propagating along the west-east direction, which are referred to as "equatorial waves". Equatorial waves are generated from spatially non-uniform ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
How future volcanic eruptions will impact Earth's ozone layer
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
NASA-led airborne mission studies storm intensification in northern hemisphere
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Nickel key to Earth's magnetic field, research shows
Large asteroid to safely pass Earth on September 1
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 21, 2017
Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles, (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances). Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles in size; measurements from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and NEOWISE mission indicate it's about 2.7 miles (4.4 kilometers) ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Asteroid Apophis has One in 100,000 chance of hitting Earth
Paris (ESA) Aug 14, 2017
Asteroid 2012 TC4 will fly past Earth in October 2017
Paris (AFP) Aug 10, 2017
Asteroid to shave past Earth on Oct 12: ESA
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Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System
Paris (ESA) Aug 17, 2017
Ten spacecraft, from ESA's Venus Express to NASA's Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the Solar System while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event. Scientists working on ESA's Mars Express were looking forward to investigating the effects of the close encounter of Comet Siding Spring on the Red Planet's atmosph ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
NASA, ESA spacecraft track solar storm through space
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Studying the sun's atmosphere with the total solar eclipse of 2017
Paris (ESA) Aug 21, 2017
ESA's Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses
China's satellite sends unbreakable cipher from space
Beijing (XNA) Aug 14, 2017
Chinese scientists have become the first to realize quantum key distribution from a satellite to the ground, laying the foundation for building a hack-proof global quantum communication network. The achievement based on experiments conducted with the world' s first quantum satellite, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), was published in the authoritative academic journal Nature on T ... more
Xi'an, China (XNA) Aug 14, 2017
Xian Satellite Control Center resolves over 10 major satellite faults in 50 years
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Astronomers catch exploding supernova early
Tucson AZ (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
For the first time, astronomers have observed a cosmic event in great detail that they only had glimpses of before: a supernova and its explosive ejecta slamming into a nearby companion star. The discovery was made possible by a specialized survey taking advantage of recent advances in linking telescopes across the globe into a robotic network. David Sand, an assistant professor at the Uni ... more
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
A fleeting blue glow
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
New 3-D simulations show how galactic centers cool their jets
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 16, 2017
Russia could launch Spektr-RG space observatory with German telescope in 2018
To teach kids morals, read books with humans not animals
Washington (UPI) Aug 18, 2017
Anthropomorphic, or human-like, animals are often the protagonists of children's books. But new research suggests parents who want their kids to pick up on a story's moral lessons should choose books featuring humans, not animals. Researchers in Canada found four to six-year-olds were more likely to share with their peers after being read a story with human characters. "Many peop ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Research reveals how neurons communicate
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
New 13-million-year-old infant skull sheds light on ape ancestry
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Arrival of modern humans in Southeast Asia questioned
System tests prepare Orion for deep space exploration
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Hurtling beyond the Moon at a speedy 25,000 mph for a three-week mission requires a space processor capable of operating with guaranteed reliability, in a high radiation environment tens of thousands of miles in deep space, at 480,000,000 instructions per second to execute thousands of commands and sequences for controlling the hundreds of spacecraft systems and components to ensure crew safety ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
An era of continuous space communications of with TDRS
Cape Canaveral AFS FL (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
NASA launches latest TDRS communications satellite
Washington (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
NASA: let's say something to Voyager 1 on 40th anniversary of launch
Melting of Greenland glacier to speed up: study
Miami (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
The Greenland ice sheet is likely to melt faster in the years to come, despite a recent slowdown, researchers said Wednesday after making a new discovery about the way glaciers move. Greenland contains enough ice to make the sea level mount 23 feet (seven meters) if it were to melt completely. The findings in the journal Science Advances show that ice in Greenland moves more quickly ove ... more
Indianapolis IN (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Scientists are recruiting Alaskans to help them track berry patches
Boulder CO (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Not all glaciers in Antarctica have been affected by climate change
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Sediment research is a granular exercise at NRL
Stennis Space Center MS (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
It's an unseasonably warm February afternoon at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center (SSC), Mississippi, where three men are tinkering with a 7-foot tall, four-legged instrument platform, preparing it for an upcoming research experiment off the coast of Virginia. The rugged apparatus known as a "quadpod," was built to withstand being on the bottom of the ocean for weeks ... more
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
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Tallahassee FL (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Ancient ocean deoxygenation provides an urgent warning
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Japan launches study into suspected Chinese coral poaching
MSU gravitational physicist receives NASA award to explore extreme gravity and the universe
Bozeman MT (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
A Montana State University gravitational physicist has received funding for a research project that aims to answer fundamental questions about the universe. NASA awarded $750,000 to Nicolas Yunes for his project "Exploring Extreme Gravity: Neutron Stars, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves." Yunes is a founding member of the MSU eXtreme Gravity Institute, known as XGI, and an associate pro ... more
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
First look at gravitational dance that drives stellar formation
Warwick UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves launched
Hannover, Germany (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
LISA Gravitational-Wave Observatory Selected as ESA L3 Mission


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