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EXO LIFE
New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 19, 2014
Life took root more than four billion years ago on our nascent Earth, a wetter and harsher place than now, bathed in sizzling ultraviolet rays. What started out as simple cells ultimately transformed into slime molds, frogs, elephants, humans and the rest of our planet's living kingdoms. How did it all begin? A new study from researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and the Icy Worlds team at NASA's Astrobiology Institute, based at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett ... read more
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EXO LIFE

B3: the vitamin from outer space
Vitamin B3, also called nicotinic acid or niacin, is the precursor to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) - vital to metabolism and a key to the development of ancient life. And though its possible B3 developed non-biologically on ancient Earth, scientists say it's likely carbon-rich meteorites peppering the planet millions of years ago offered an extra dose of niacin. ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Scientists achieve first direct observations of excitons in motion
A quasiparticle called an exciton - responsible for the transfer of energy within devices such as solar cells, LEDs, and semiconductor circuits - has been understood theoretically for decades. But e ... more
MOON DAILY

NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface
Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the m ... more
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EXO LIFE

Quest for extraterrestrial life not over: experts
The discovery of an Earth-sized planet in the "habitable" zone of a distant star, though exciting, is still a long way from pointing to the existence of extraterrestrial life, experts said Friday. ... more


EXO WORLDS

First Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone': NASA
The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward - an international team of researchers has discovered the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable zone" of another star. ... more
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SATURN DAILY

Saturn's rings reveal how to make a moon
Writing in the journal Icarus this week, Professor Carl Murray from Queen Mary's Astronomy Unit reports that recently discovered disturbances at the very edge of Saturn's outer bright A ring result ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Pushy neighbors force stellar twins to diverge
Much like an environment influences people, so too do cosmic communities affect even giant dazzling stars: Peering deep into the Milky Way galaxy's center from a high-flying observatory, Cornell ast ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China faces 'most complex time in history' at home and abroad - Xi Jinping

ATK supplying hardware, composites for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

Russian Rockets used by the US

21st Space Wing reaches inspection milestone

Lockheed Martin Contracted To Maintain MK-48 Torpedoes

Sensitive detection method may help impede illicit nuclear trafficking

China to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force'

EXO WORLDS

Continents May Be A Key Feature of Super-Earths
Huge Earth-like planets that have both continents and oceans may be better at harboring extraterrestrial life than those that are water-only worlds. A new study gives hope for the possibility that m ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Progress in the fight against quantum dissipation
Scientists at Yale have confirmed a 50-year-old, previously untested theoretical prediction in physics and improved the energy storage time of a quantum switch by several orders of magnitude. They r ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Physicists discover new type of particle using Large Hadron Collider
A new and exotic atomic particle - one that doesn't mesh with traditional particle physics models - has been discovered by researchers at Syracuse University. ... more
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SATURN DAILY

NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of a Saturn Moon
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known moon ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Cosmic Slurp
Somewhere in the cosmos an ordinary galaxy spins, seemingly at slumber. Then all of a sudden, WHAM! A flash of light explodes from the galaxy's center. A star orbiting too close to the event horizon ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Earthquake simulation tops one quadrillion flops

Deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half

Recycling industrial waste water

Building Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

Earliest ancestor of land herbivores discovered

Air temperature influenced African glacial movements

Moth study suggests hidden climate change impacts

SATURN DAILY

Saturn's hexagon: An amazing phenomenon
In 1980 and 1981 NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 space probes passed for the first time over the planet Saturn, located 1,500 million km from the Sun. Among their numerous discoveries they observed a strange ... more
MOON DAILY

Russia plans to get a foothold in the Moon
Russia plans to organize a permanent base on the moon rather than leave it after several successful missions, the Russian deputy defense minister in charge of defense and space industries said. "The ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Supernova Cleans Up Its Surroundings
Supernovas are the spectacular ends to the lives of many massive stars. These explosions, which occur on average twice a century in the Milky Way, can produce enormous amounts of energy and be as br ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Dwarf planet 'Biden' identified in an unlikely region of our solar system

Planet X myth debunked

WISE Finds Thousands Of New Stars But No Planet X


STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Quest for extraterrestrial life not over: experts

New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins

B3: the vitamin from outer space


STELLAR CHEMISTRY
First Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone': NASA

Continents May Be A Key Feature of Super-Earths

Chance meeting creates celestial diamond ring


STELLAR CHEMISTRY
The Path to Mars

Meteorite studies suggest hidden water on Mars

Getting in Place for a Better View of Endeavour Crater

SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Extends Stellar Tape Measure 10 Times Farther Into Space
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers now can precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away - 10 times farther than previously possible. Astronomers have de ... more
EXO WORLDS

Chance meeting creates celestial diamond ring
Most stars with masses similar to that of our Sun will end their lives as white dwarfs - small, very dense, and hot bodies that slowly cool down over billions of years. On the way to this final phas ... more
EXO LIFE

Study Tests Theory that Life Originated at Deep Sea Vents
One of the greatest mysteries facing humans is how life originated on Earth. Scientists have determined approximately when life began (roughly 3.8 billion years ago), but there is still intense deba ... more
EXO WORLDS

Faraway Moon or Faint Star? Possible Exomoon Found
Titan, Europa, Io and Phobos are just a few members of our solar system's pantheon of moons. Are there are other moons out there, orbiting planets beyond our sun? NASA-funded researchers have ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Rethink education to fuel bioeconomy

Making dams safer for fish around the world

Ultra-fast electrical circuits using light-generated tunneling currents

Tiny Step Edges, Big Step for Surface Science

Quantum superconductor-metal to glass transition observed

Combs of Light Accelerate Communication

Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries

TIME AND SPACE

One Kind of Supersymmetry Shown to Emerge Naturally

TIME AND SPACE

SU professors test boundaries of 'new physics' with discovery of 4-quark hadron

SATURN DAILY

Join in the Cassini Name Game

IRON AND ICE

Construction to Begin on NASA Spacecraft Set to Visit Asteroid in 2018

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Searching High and Low for Dark Matter

ECLIPSES

NASA's LRO Mission and North America to Experience Total Lunar Eclipse

MOON DAILY

Russian Federal Space Agency is elaborating Moon exploration program

TECH SPACE

Dropbox out to be a home in the Internet 'cloud'

EXO WORLDS

Orbital physics is child's play with 'Super Planet Crash'

TIME AND SPACE

Watching for a black hole to gobble up a gas cloud

The Importance of Planetary Plumes

BOSS quasars track the expanding universe -- most precise measurement yet

Science, Discovery Channels to broadcast private race to the moon

Overcoming structural uncertainty in computer models

Take the Plunge: LADEE Impact Challenge

Galactic Serial Killer

India developing satellites to study stars

Monster "El Gordo" Galaxy Cluster Bigger Than Thought

Hubble Sees a Spiral Home to Exploding Stars

A Question of Atmospheres: On Earth and Beyond

Quantum Photon Properties Revealed in Another Particle-the Plasmon

Video shows apparent meteor whiz by skydiver

Tesearchers provide new insights into quantum dynamics and quantum chaos

Gravity measurements confirm subsurface ocean on Enceladus

Ancient volcanic explosions shed light on Mercury's origins

Fermi Data Tantalize With New Clues To Dark Matter

New Zealand physicists split and collide ultracold atom clouds

Land a Lunar Laser Reflector Now!

New research finds 'geologic clock' that helps determine moon's age

Cassini reports sub-surface ocean on Enceladus

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