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June 25, 2016
Relics of the Milky Way's First Generation of Stars
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Jun 24, 2016
The first stars that made up the Milky Way have long burnt out, but astronomers have, for the first time, observed a new set of chemical elements that formed in their cores and the supernova explosions that marked the spectacular ends of their short lives. The researchers have detected traces of sulfur and phosphorus in a second-generation star in the Milky Way. The team was also the first to use the Hubble Space Telescope's Cosmic Origins Spectrograph to map the ultraviolet spectrum of a second-g ... read more

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An Ocean Lies a Few Kilometers Beneath Enceladus's Icy Surface
With eruptions of ice and water vapor, and an ocean covered by an ice shell, Saturn's moon Enceladus is one of the most fascinating in the solar system, especially as interpretations of data provide ... more

Dormant Black Hole Eats Star, Becomes X-Ray Flashlight
Roughly 90 percent of the biggest black holes in the known universe are dormant, meaning that they are not actively devouring matter and, consequently, not giving off any light or other radiation. B ... more

Russian Moon Base to Hold Up to 12 People
Russian engineers are working on a project of a Moon base that will eventually hold up to 12 people, the spokeswoman of a research institute with the Russian space agency Roscosmos told local media. ... more
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Where Is the Habitable Zone for M-Dwarf Stars?
While we know that yellow dwarf stars like our sun are capable of supporting life, there's another star type that is a prime hunting ground for potentially habitable exoplanets. M-dwarf stars ... more


Dawn clocks up 1000 orbits of Ceres
Dawn is continuing to record the extraordinary sights on dwarf planet Ceres. The experienced explorer is closer to the alien world than the International Space Station is to Earth. Dawn has co ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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'Space tsunami' causes the third Van Allen Belt
Earth's magnetosphere, the region of space dominated by Earth's magnetic field, protects our planet from the harsh battering of the solar wind. Like a protective shield, the magnetosphere absorbs an ... more

Ultrasharp Image Uncovers Shocking Lives of Young Stars
The world's most advanced adaptive optics system reveals "shocking" details on star formation in a new image released by the Gemini Observatory. An unprecedented view from the Gemini South telescope ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea leader says new missile can strike US Pacific bases

N. Korea rules out nuclear talks resumption: official

NKorea test shows need for expanded missile defense: Pentagon chief

BeiDou GPS system targets global service around 2020

China promotes int'l development of homegrown GPS system

MUOS-5 Secure Communications Satellite to launch June 24

Russia to Publish Catalog Disclosing US Military Satellites


Newborn Planet Discovered Around Young Star
Planet formation is a complex and tumultuous process that remains shrouded in mystery. Astronomers have discovered more than 3,000 exoplanets-planets orbiting stars other than our Sun-however, nearl ... more

NASA's K2 Finds Newborn Exoplanet Around Young Star
Astronomers have discovered the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever detected. The discovery was made using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope and its extended K2 mission, as well as the W. M. Keck Obser ... more

Astrophysicists release new study of one of the first stars
No one has yet observed the first stars that formed in the Milky Way. In all likelihood, they will never be directly observed, because the first stars are massive, ending their lives only a few mill ... more
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"Electric Wind" Can Strip Earth-Like Planets of Oceans and Atmospheres
Venus has an "electric wind" strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, which may have played a significant role in stripping Earth's twin planet of its oceans, accor ... more

World's fastest supercomputer powered by Chinese chip technology
The reign of American-made semiconductors may be over. China recently unveiled the world's fastest supercomputer. Unlike China's previous supercomputers, this one is powered by Chinese chip technology. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Canada Launches Maritime Monitoring Satellite

Significant humus loss in forests of the Bavarian Alps

Crop breeding is not keeping pace with climate change

Sentinel-1 satellites combine radar vision

How squash agriculture spread bees in pre-Columbian North America

Botanical diversity unraveled in a previously understudied forest in Angola

Immense species richness of bacterial-eating microorganisms discovered in soil


Researchers refine method for detecting quantum entanglement
RMIT quantum computing researchers have developed and demonstrated a method capable of efficiently detecting high-dimensional entanglement. Entanglement in quantum physics is the ability of tw ... more

Let there be light
University of Utah materials science and engineering associate professor Mike Scarpulla wants to shed light on semiconductors - literally. Scarpulla and senior scientist Kirstin Alberi of the Nation ... more

Exoplanet Mission Completes Design Milestone
Twinkle has completed a key preliminary design milestone. The results of the payload study demonstrate that Twinkle's instruments will be able to achieve the mission's science objectives. Twinkle's ... more

ALMA Observes Most Distant Stellar Oxygen Ever
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), detected a clear signal from oxygen in a galaxy located 13.1 billion light-years away from us. This is the most distant oxy ... more

Breaking out: How black hole jets punch out of their galaxies
A simulation of the powerful jets generated by supermassive black holes at the centers of the largest galaxies explains why some burst forth as bright beacons visible across the universe, while othe ... more


Unexpected excess of giant planets in star cluster
An international team of astronomers have found that there are far more planets of the hot Jupiter type than expected in a cluster of stars called Messier 67. This surprising result was obtained usi ... more

A Young Super-Neptune Offers Clues to the Origin of Close-In Exoplanets
A team of astronomers has confirmed the existence of a young planet, only 11 million years old, that orbits very close to its star (at 0.05 AU), with an orbital period of 5.4 days. Approximately 5 t ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Ultra-thin solar cells can easily bend around a pencil

Diamond-based resonators might become highly sensitive detectors

Solar exposure energizes muddy microbes

Solar cells for greener and safer energies

10,000 windows onto biomolecular information processing

Beamreach Solar launches with lightweight System for commercial roofs

Quantum calculations broaden the understanding of crystal catalysts

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Swift Satellite Used to Chase Colliding Black Holes


San Francisco State University astronomer helps discover giant planet orbiting 2 suns


New Index Ranks Dark Night Communities


The Search for Our Own Alien Life


Parkes telescope detects key feature of life outside our solar system


Largest crowdsource astronomy network helps confirm discovery of 'Tatooine' planet


Largest, Widest Orbit "Tatooine" Bolsters Planet Formation Theories


Juno Spacecraft to Risk Jupiter's Fireworks for Science


Life's first handshake: Chiral molecule detected in interstellar space


Scientists detect second pair of colliding black holes

Sites selected for world's largest gamma-ray detector

First Detection of Methyl Alcohol in a Planet-forming Disc

Gluttonous Star May Hold Clues to Planet Formation

Gravitational Waves Spotted Again

Prebiotic molecule detected in interstellar cloud

Did gravitational wave detector find dark matter

Physicists measured something new in the radioactive decay of neutrons

Physicists deploy magnetic vortex to control electron spin

Natural quasicrystals may be the result of collisions between objects in the asteroid belt

Planetary Resources and Luxembourg partner to advance space resource industry

Life's origins may result from low-energy electron reactions in space

Discovery of gold nanocluster 'double' hints at other shape changing particles

High-Tech Telescope for Dangerous Asteroids Detection Launched in Russia

NASA's Juno spacecraft nears rendezvous with Jupiter

Small Asteroid Is Earth's Constant Companion

Clouds, haze cause astronomers to overestimate size of exoplanets

Nano 'hall of mirrors' causes molecules to mix with light

UChicago physicists first to see behavior of quantum materials in curved space

Planet-Devouring Star Reveals Possible Limestone Crumbs

New Gravitational-Wave Finder Scores Again

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