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October 12, 2015
Planetary Data System Releases Final Raw MESSENGER Dataset
Laurel MD (SPX) Oct 12, 2015
Data collected during MESSENGER's 43rd through 49th months in orbit around Mercury were released to the public by NASA's Planetary Data System (PDS), the network of nodes that archives and distributes data from NASA's planetary missions. With this release, all data acquired by the MESSENGER mission are now available online - data collected through eight full Mercury solar days of orbit about the innermost planet in our solar system. NASA requires that all of its planetary missions archive th ... read more
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Hubble Telescope Spots Mysterious Space Objects
Scientists from the Paris Observatory have discovered mysterious undulating objects on space photos made with the Hubble space telescope and ESO's Very Large Telescope, scientific magazine Nature wr ... more

Double the (quantum) fun
A single-electron transistor (SET) is an electrical device that takes advantage of a strange quantum phenomenon called tunneling to transport single electrons across a thin insulator. The device ser ... more

Exoplanet Anniversary: From Zero to Thousands in 20 Years
October 6 marks the 20th anniversary of the first discovery of a planet orbiting a sun-like, or "normal," star beyond our solar system. The planet, called 51 Pegasi b, belongs to a class of planets ... more
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LISA Pathfinder takes a major step closer to launch
The LISA Pathfinder deep-space science payload for Arianespace's next mission with its Vega launcher has been delivered to South America for an early December liftoff from the Spaceport. LISA ... more


Physicists shrink particle accelerator
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has built the first prototype of a miniature particle accelerator that uses terahertz radiation instead of radio frequency structures. A single accelerator m ... more
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Laser-wielding physicists seize control of atoms' behavior
Physicists have wondered in recent years if they could control how atoms interact using light. Now they know that they can, by demonstrating games of quantum billiards with unusual new rules. ... more

Scientists present, discuss latest data from experiments smashing nuclei
Scientists intent on unraveling the mystery of the force that binds the building blocks of visible matter are gathered in Kobe, Japan, this week to present and discuss the latest results from "ultra ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran tests new long-range missile

Fiery scenes as Iran MPs give partial nod to nuclear deal

Concert of songs, dance and bombs wraps N. Korea anniversary

N. Korea showcases new 'nuclear' long-range missile: state TV

Russia seeks victory over the West in Syria campaign: analysts

Syria regime advances with Russian air support

Iraqis claim IS chief Baghdadi's convoy hit in air raid


Mysterious ripples found racing through planet-forming disc
Using images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have discovered never-before-seen structures within a dusty disc surrounding a nearby star. The fast ... more

More students earning statistics degrees - but not enough
Statistics is one of the fastest-growing degrees in the U.S., but the growth may not be enough to satisfy the high demand for statisticians in technology, consumer products, health care, government, ... more

Where to look for life
Powerful telescopes are coming soon. Where exactly shall we point them? Astronomers with the University of Washington's Virtual Planetary Laboratory have created a way to compare and rank exoplanets ... more
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AIDA Double Mission to Divert Didymos Asteroid's Didymoon
An ambitious joint US-European mission, called AIDA, is being planned to divert the orbit of a binary asteroid's small moon, as well as to give us new insights into the structure of asteroids. A pai ... more

A Fresh Perspective on an Extraordinary Cluster of Galaxies
Galaxy clusters are often described by superlatives. After all, they are huge conglomerations of galaxies, hot gas, and dark matter and represent the largest structures in the Universe held together ... more
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A balanced diet is good for corals too, study finds

Distinguishing coincidence from causality in the climate system

NOAA declares third ever global coral bleaching event

Aged neurons can now be generated using stem cell technology

Volcanic eruptions affect flow of world's major rivers

Tiny ancient fossil from Spain shows birds flew over the heads of dinosaurs

The divisive issue of reaching $100bn in climate funds


Explosions and plasma jets associated with sunspot formation revealed
Sunspots are planet-sized conglomerates of bundles of intense magnetic field lines on the surface of the Sun. They are known to cause explosions (solar flares) which can directly impact our technolo ... more

Searching for Orphan Stars Amid Starbirth Fireworks
A new Gemini Observatory image reveals the remarkable "fireworks" that accompany the birth of stars. The image captures in unprecedented clarity the fascinating structures of a gas jet complex emana ... more

Rosetta's First Peek at the Comet's Dark Side
Since its arrival at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has been surveying the surface and the environment of this curiously shaped body. But for a long ... more

Dawn Turns Eight
Eight years ago today, Dawn was gravitationally bound to a planet. It was conceived and built there by creatures curious and bold, with an insatiable yearning to reach out and know the cosmos. Under ... more

Dawn Team Shares New Maps and Insights about Ceres
Mysteries and insights about Ceres are being discussed this week at the European Planetary Science Conference in Nantes, France. NASA's Dawn spacecraft is providing scientists with tantalizing views ... more
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The Most Stable Source of Light in the World
In order to be able to detect planets comparable to Earth, the CHEOPS satellite, which will be sent into orbit at the end of 2017, must be able to measure the luminosity of a star with inimitable ac ... more

How do atoms alter during a supernova explosion?
A research group from Osaka University, in collaboration with an international research team, successfully realized in laboratory the world of exotic atoms under extreme state through high - brightn ... more
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Even if imprisoned inside a crystal, molecules can still move

Developing a nanoscale 'clutch'

Room temperature magnetic skyrmions, a new type of digital memory

Electron tomography with 3,487 images in 3.5 seconds

A necklace of fractional vortices

Organic semiconductors get weird at the edge

Energy researchers discover new structure for bimetallic catalysts


ASU-led partnership engages citizens in NASA's Asteroid Initiative


New precise particle measurement improves subatomic tool


Lockheed's Space Fence Program Completes Critical Design Review


Dark energy probe involving U-M reaches critical milestone


A twist for control of orbital angular momentum of neutron waves


New method to better understand atomic nuclei


Frustrated magnets point towards new memory


Earth-class planets likely have protective magnetic fields, aiding life


Russian scientist hope to get rocket fuel, water, oxygen from Lunar ice


Study adds to evidence that viruses are alive

Lockheed Martin moves forward with Space Fence program

Rare supermoon eclipse to take over night sky

'Fossils' of galaxies reveal the formation and evolution of massive galaxies

How Rosetta's comet got its shape

Impact produced comet's rubber duck shape: study

Mid-sized flare imaged by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory

Characterizing the forces that hold everything together

NIST team breaks distance record for quantum teleportation

Twisting neutrons

Hubble zooms in on shrapnel from an exploded star

Discovery of potential gravitational lenses shows citizen science value

Milky Way's Black Hole Shows Signs of Increased Chatter

Launch of India's first black hole space observation satellite

A cosmic rose with many names

New theory of stealth dark matter may explain universe's missing mass

Hot, dense material surrounds O-type star with largest magnetic field known

11-Year Cosmic Search Leads to Black Hole Rethink

Too big for its boots: black hole is 30 times expected size

Total Eclipse of the Harvest Moon

A new study predicts a quantum Goldilocks effect

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