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April 25, 2015
First exoplanet visible light spectrum
Munich, Germany (SPX) Apr 24, 2015
The exoplanet 51 Pegasi b [1] lies some 50 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Pegasus. It was discovered in 1995 and will forever be remembered as the first confirmed exoplanet to be found orbiting an ordinary star like the Sun [2]. It is also regarded as the archetypal hot Jupiter - a class of planets now known to be relatively commonplace, which are similar in size and mass to Jupiter, but orbit much closer to their parent stars. Since that landmark discovery, more than 1900 exoplan ... read more
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Pulsing light may indicate supermassive black hole merger
As two galaxies enter the final stages of merging, scientists have theorized that the galaxies' supermassive black holes will form a "binary," or two black holes in such close orbit they are gravita ... more

"Comb" detects terahertz waves with extreme precision
Light can come in many frequencies, only a small fraction of which can be seen by humans. Between the invisible low-frequency radio waves used by cell phones and the high frequencies associated with ... more

Russian Mission Control Adjusts ISS Orbit to Avoid Space Junk
Russia's space agency Roscosmos adjusted the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) due to a threat of collision with fragments of a former spacecraft, a spokesperson for the Roscosmos Missi ... more
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ICARUS neutrino experiment to move to Fermilab
A group of scientists led by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia will transport the world's largest liquid-argon neutrino detector across the Atlantic Ocean to its new home at the U.S. Department of Energy' ... more


Black hole hunters tackle a cosmic conundrum
Dartmouth astrophysicists and their colleagues have not only proven that a supermassive black hole exists in a place where it isn't supposed to be, but in doing so have opened a new door to what thi ... more
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Quantum model reveals surface structure of water
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's National Measurement Institute in collaboration with IBM and the University of Edinburgh, has used a new quantum model to reveal the molecular struct ... more

A cold cosmic mystery solved
In 2004, astronomers examining a map of the radiation leftover from the Big Bang (the cosmic microwave background, or CMB) discovered the Cold Spot, a larger-than-expected unusually cold area of the ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran, world powers seek to finalise nuclear deal

New safety system for unmanned aerial systems in U.S.

Malaysia urges Beijing's cooperation in South China Sea

X-47B unmanned aerial system demos in-flight refueling

Japan ministers go to Yasukuni hours after China talks

New deadly strikes in Yemen despite rebel demands

Northrop helps stabilize Raytheon optical targeting systems


ALMA reveals intense magnetic field close to supermassive black hole
Supermassive black holes, often with masses billions of times that of the Sun, are located at the heart of almost all galaxies in the Universe. These black holes can accrete huge amounts of matter i ... more

New 'space trash' laser may tidy up Earth's orbit
A new combination telescope-laser is currently in development, to combat the growing issue of space trash - debris released into Earth's orbit from human activities in the solar system. An int ... more

Millimetre-sized stones formed our planet
Fragments of asteroids regularly land on Earth as meteorites. If you examine such a find, you can see that it comprises millimetre-sized round stones, known as chondrules. These small particles are ... more
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Design begins for ESA's Asteroid Impact Mission
Paris (ESA) Apr 23, 2015 European industry has begun work on dual concept studies to design an innovative Asteroid Impact Mission for ESA. The mission is tasked to encounter and chart a distant ast ... more

IAU Launches Cosmic Light programme
Focused on limiting energy waste through the reduction of light pollution and highlighting the importance of the preservation of dark night skies, the International Astronomical Union today launches ... more
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Scientists urge moratorium after Chinese 'edit' human embryos

Humans' ancestors had tentacles

To predict disease researchers ask if plant neighbors are relatives

Large heads, narrow pelvises and difficult childbirth in humans

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Astronomers probe inner region of young star and its planets
Astronomers have probed deeper than before into a planetary system 130 light-years from Earth. The observations mark the first results of a new exoplanet survey called LEECH (LBT Exozodi Exoplanet C ... more

Japan to land first unmanned spacecraft on moon in 2018
Japan is planning to deliver its first lander on the surface of the moon in three years, local media reported on Sunday, citing sources with close knowledge of the project. Japan's Aerospace E ... more

NASA Scientists Identify Missing Wave near Jupiter's Equator
In the clouds of Jupiter, scientists have found evidence of a type of atmospheric wave that had long been proposed but had not been identified in images before now. Researchers consider this kind of ... more

Russia Planning Manned Flight Around Moon in 2025
Russia is planning to carry out a manned mission around the Moon in 2025 and conduct a manned landing on the Earth's natural satellite in 2029, according to a draft Federal Space program for 2016-20 ... more

Can we find an ancient Earth-like planet with a dying biosphere?
Our Sun will evolve into a red giant star billions of years from now. The increased heat from the expanding Sun will scorch the Earth with dire effects to life. Climate models can be used to predict ... more
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Viruses Help Microbial Hosts Cope with Life at the Extremes
A new study reveals that viruses lend a surprisingly helpful hand to microbes eking out a living near deep-sea hydrothermal vents. When they infect the vent's resident bacteria and archaea, the viru ... more

"Venus Zone" Narrows Search for Habitable Planets
Long before the hunt began to find Earth lookalikes around other stars, one planet in the Solar System had already been named Earth's twin. With its similar size and mass, Venus measures very close ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
'Holey' graphene for energy storage

World-first and new standard achieved in floating lidar as AXYS selects ZephIR 300

Campbell Church Expects Electricity Bill Offset with High Efficiency SunPower Carport

Spear Point Energy Solar Project Helps County Achieve Renewable Energy Goal

Printing silicon on paper, with lasers

Polysolar wins Cognicity Challenge

Quantum 'paparazzi' film photons in the act of pairing up


MIT physicists develop new tabletop particle detector


A blueprint for clearing the skies of space debris


Life's building blocks recreated under space-like conditions


Ceres' Bright Spots Come Back Into View


Dating the moon-forming impact event with meteorites


Dark Energy Survey creates detailed guide to spotting dark matter


SwRI team studies meteorites from asteroids to date moon impacts


Astronomers reveal supermassive black hole's intense magnetic field


White Dwarf May Have Shredded Passing Planet


Giant galaxies die from the inside out

Detector at the South Pole explores the mysterious neutrinos

NASA Spacecraft Achieves Unprecedented Success Studying Mercury

Dawn Glimpses Ceres' North Pole

Japan to land probe on the moon in 2018

Stars with the chemical clock on hold

Physics community to discuss latest results of the AMS experiment

Spitzer Spots Planet Deep Within Our Galaxy

NASA spacecraft set for death plunge into Mercury

Violent methane storms on Titan may solve dune direction mystery

Search for advanced civilizations finds nothing obvious in 100,000 galaxies

Hubble, the telescope that revolutionized our view of space

Japan planning moon mission: space agency

Spitzer, OGLE spot planet deep within our galaxy

Meteorites key to the story of Earth's layers

Rosetta and Philae find comet not magnetised

Glitter Cloud May Serve as Space Mirror

"Hubble" - One Word Says It All

Dawn's Ceres Color Map Reveals Surface Diversity

An exoplanet with an infernal atmosphere

Yutu finds Moon still active in old age

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