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July 22, 2014
Peering into giant planets from in and out of this world
Livermore CA (SPX) Jul 22, 2014
Lawrence Livermore scientists for the first time have experimentally re-created the conditions that exist deep inside giant planets, such as Jupiter, Uranus and many of the planets recently discovered outside our solar system. Researchers can now re-create and accurately measure material properties that control how these planets evolve over time, information essential for understanding how these massive objects form. This study focused on carbon, the fourth most abundant element in the cosmos (aft ... read more
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Lunar Pits Could Shelter Astronauts, Reveal Details of How 'Man in the Moon' Formed
While the moon's surface is battered by millions of craters, it also has over 200 holes - steep-walled pits that in some cases might lead to caves that future astronauts could explore and use for sh ... more

Now can we test for Multiple universes
The question of the size and limits of our universe can fry our mind without reading into it. Still more amazing, some among us always believed that we live in multiple, parallel universes. Now scie ... more

NASA Mission To Reap Bonanza of Earth-sized Planets
Set to launch in 2017, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will monitor more than half a million stars over its two-year mission, with a focus on the smallest, brightest stellar obje ... more
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Manned mission to Moon scheduled by Roscosmos for 2020-2031
Russia is planning a manned mission to the Moon in 2030-2031, Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) First Deputy Head Alexander Ivanov said on Monday, July 14, reports TASS. "In our program this (m ... more


NASA Seeks Proposals for Europa Mission Science Instruments
NASA has issued an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for proposals about science instruments that could be carried aboard a future mission to Jupiter's moon Europa. Selected instruments could address ... more
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Looking Back at the Jupiter Crash 20 Years Later
Twenty years ago, human and robotic eyes observed the first recorded impact between cosmic bodies in the solar system, as fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slammed into the atmosphere of Jupiter. ... more

Space Systems/Loral conducting technology studies for NASA
Space Systems/Loral reports it has been chosen by NASA to study system concepts and technologies for the NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Doomsday sputnik': Russia said to launch new missile-attack warning satellite

China says spy ship operations 'in line with international law'

Iran complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog

Insurgent threat shatters Iraq Christians' uneasy peace

Israel mourns, but undeterred by soldier deaths

Britain's Cameron urges military sanctions against Russia

N. Korea defends missile tests, warns 'gangster' US


Brown Dwarfs May Wreak Havoc on Orbits of Nearby Planets
Planets that move around their stars in circular orbits are a better bet for life than those in elongated orbits when it comes to creating habitable climate conditions, according to a new study.That ... more

Dash cam captures meteor streaking across North Carolina sky
A barrage of meteors splashed across the night sky late Thursday along the Eastern Seaboard, and one meteor burned particularly bright as it disintegrated in the Earth's atmosphere. ... more

Computing Paths to Asteroids Helps Find Future Exploration Opportunities
As left over building blocks of the solar system's formation, asteroids are of significant interest to scientists. Resources, especially water, embedded within asteroids could be of use to astronaut ... more
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Asteroid Vesta to reshape theories of planet formation
EPFL researchers have a better understanding of the asteroid Vesta and its internal structure, thanks to numerical simulations and data from the space mission Dawn. Their findings, published in Natu ... more

19th Century Math Tactic Tweak Yields Answers 200 Times Faster
A relic from long before the age of supercomputers, the 169-year-old math strategy called the Jacobi iterative method is widely dismissed today as too slow to be useful. But thanks to a curious, num ... more
24/7 News Coverage
A new measure of biodiversity

Scientists complete chromosome-based draft of the wheat genome

Is the US National Flood Insurance Program Affordable?

BYU professor helping to eradicate fatal sleeping sickness

The bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explained

Death toll rises, blackouts remain in Philippines after typhoon

China shuts meat producer supplying KFC and McDonald's


No-wait data centers
Big websites usually maintain their own "data centers," banks of tens or even hundreds of thousands of servers, all passing data back and forth to field users' requests. Like any big, decentralized ... more

Probe is headed for duck-shaped comet, images show
New images reveal that the deep-space comet on which mankind plans to land a probe later this year, has an "extraordinarily irregular", duck-like shape, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Thursday. ... more

Twin comets discovered by ESA space probe Rosetta
The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe has been gearing up to attempt a comet landing. Recently, the craft discovered something surprising about its intended target, Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ... more

Diving for pearls with the Hubble Space Telescope
Stars forming like a string of blue pearls along two elliptical galaxies could be the result of a galactic merger, according to an international team of astronomers. The structure could reveal rare ... more

Small, faint but plentiful galaxies illuminated the early universe
Light from tiny galaxies over 13 billion years ago played a larger role than previously thought in creating the conditions in the universe as we know it today, a new study has found. Ultraviolet (UV ... more


Sun-like Stars Reveal Their Ages
Defining what makes a star "Sun-like" is as difficult as defining what makes a planet "Earth-like." A solar twin should have a temperature, mass, and spectral type similar to our Sun. We also would ... more

Friction from Tides Could Help Distant Earths Survive, and Thrive
As anybody who has started a campfire by rubbing sticks knows, friction generates heat. Now, computer modeling by NASA scientists shows that friction could be the key to survival for some distant Ea ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Future Electronics May Depend on Lasers, Not Quartz

Using LED lighting to reduce streetlight glare

Cheap and easy software provides highly accurate real-time data on traffic

19th Century Math Tactic Tweak Yields Answers 200 Times Faster

Improving the cost and efficiency of renewable energy storage

"Nanocamera" takes pictures at distances smaller than light's own wavelength

New material puts a twist in light


NASA says it's close to finding alien life, Earth's twin


Sky-gazers can expect one 'Supermoon' per month for the next three months


Out of An Hours-long Explosion, A Stand-In For The First Stars


Landsat Looks to the Moon


Hubble Spots Spiral Bridge of Young Stars Linking Two Ancient Galaxies


Merging galaxies and droplets of starbirth


Ferromagnetism at 230 K found in diluted magnetic semiconductor


Astronomers Bring The Third Dimension To A Doomed Star's Outburst


Newfound Frozen World Orbits in Binary Star System


Cosmic grains of dust formed in supernova explosion

Supermassive black hole blows molecular gas out of galaxy

VLT clears up dusty mystery

Perspective of the PandaX dark matter experiment

Carbon monoxide predicts 'red and dead' future of gas guzzler galaxy

Messenger and Stereo Open New Window Into Solar Processes

Speeding up data storage by a thousand times with 'spin current'

Models suggest stretching forces shaped Ganymede's surface

When Life Went Global

Sun Sends More 'Tsunami Waves' to Voyager 1

A hotspot for powerful cosmic rays

Burning down to Rosetta comet rendezvous

Deep in the main asteroid belt

Cosmic accounting reveals missing light crisis

Planet Mercury a result of early hit-and-run collisions

Reigning in chaos in particle colliders yields big results

Reinterpreting dark matter

Athena to study the hot and energetic Universe

Puffing Sun Gives Birth To Reluctant Eruption

Ultra-cold atom transport made simple

The quantum dance of oxygen

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