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November 28, 2015
MUSE observations enable prediction of once-in-a-lifetime supernova replay
Munich, Germany (SPX) Nov 27, 2015
Astronomers have used the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE), attached to ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal Observatory, to take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to test their understanding of massive clusters of galaxies. They are making the first ever prediction of an observational event in the distant Universe before it actually becomes visible. Images of the galaxy cluster MACS J1149+2223, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in November 2014, revealed ... read more
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Who owns space? US asteroid-mining act is dangerous and potentially illegal
An event of cosmic proportions occurred on November 18 when the US congress passed the Space Act of 2015 into law. The legislation will give US space firms the rights to own and sell natural resourc ... more

Neptune-size exoplanet around a red dwarf star
A team of astronomers have used the LCOGT network to detect light scattered by tiny particles (called Rayleigh scattering), through the atmosphere of a Neptune-size transiting exoplanet. This sugges ... more

'Shrinking bull's-eye' data algorithm crunches days into hours
To work with computational models is to work in a world of unknowns: Models that simulate complex physical processes - from Earth's changing climate to the performance of hypersonic combustion engin ... more
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Scientists get first glimpse of black hole eating star, ejecting high-speed flare
An international team of astrophysicists led by a Johns Hopkins University scientist has for the first time witnessed a star being swallowed by a black hole and ejecting a flare of matter moving at ... more


Quantum spin could create unstoppable, one-dimensional electron waves
In certain nanomaterials, electrons are able to race through custom-built roadways just one atom wide. To achieve excellent efficiency, these one-dimensional paths must be paved with absolute perfec ... more

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President Obama signs bill recognizing asteroid resource property rights into law
Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company, applauds President Obama who signed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (H.R. 2262) into law. This law recognizes the right of U.S. ... more

Comet fragments best explanation of mysterious dimming star
Was it a catastrophic collision in the star's asteroid belt? A giant impact that disrupted a nearby planet? A dusty cloud of rock and debris? A family of comets breaking apart? Or was it alien megas ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Poland wants NATO-Russia deal scrapped: minister

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow

Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


NEOWISE observes carbon gases in comets
After its launch in 2009, NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft observed 163 comets during the WISE/NEOWISE prime mission. This sample from the space telescope represents the largest infrared survey of comets t ... more

Where Alice in Wonderland Meets Albert Einstein
One hundred years ago this month, Albert Einstein published his theory of general relativity, one of the most important scientific achievements in the last century. A key result of Einstein's ... more

Planetary nebulae map of the Milkyway gets distancing tweak
A way of estimating more accurate distances to the thousands of so-called planetary nebulae dispersed across our Galaxy has been announced by a team of three astronomers based at the University of H ... more
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How DSCOVR Could Help in Exoplanet Hunting
Could a space weather satellite be helpful in exoplanet hunting? Well, it now turns out it could. According to a team of scientists led by Stephen Kane from the San Francisco State University, the D ... more

Retro Exo and Its Originators
Exoplanets are mysterious, they're complicated, they're important, they're awe-inspiring. And, to a team of artists at the Jet Propulsion Lab, they're also totally fun. They're a topic for endless a ... more
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Supercomputing the strange difference between matter and antimatter
An international team of physicists including theorists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has published the first calculation of direct "CP" symmetry violatio ... more

Earth Might Have Hairy Dark Matter
The solar system might be a lot hairier than we thought. A new study publishing this week in the Astrophysical Journal by Gary Prezeau of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, prop ... more

Composite images compare sunlit faces of Pluto
New composite images released by NASA show Pluto and Charon lit up by the sun. The images were taken by New Horizons' cameras as the probe approached the dwarf planet and its moon. ... more

Forming planet observed for first time
An international team of scientists in Australia and the United States has captured the first-ever images of a planet in the making. The accumulation of dust and gas particles onto a new planet - th ... more

VISTA pinpoints earliest giant galaxies
Just counting the number of galaxies in a patch of sky provides a way to test astronomers' theories of galaxy formation and evolution. However, such a simple task becomes increasingly hard as astron ... more

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Radiation blasts leave most Earth-like planet uninhabitable, new research suggests
The most Earth-like planet could have been made uninhabitable by vast quantities of radiation, new research led by the University of Warwick research has found. The atmosphere of the planet, K ... more

Stormy space weather puts equatorial regions' power at risk
Dr Brett Carter of the RMIT SPACE Research Centre and his team from RMIT, Boston College and Dartmouth College, found that these equatorial electrical disruptions threaten power grids in Southeast A ... more
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Ecological extinction explains how turbulence dies


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UA researchers capture first photo of planet in making


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Black holes don't need to spin to spit out jets


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Astronomers discover a distant galaxy with a pulse

Hubble Views a Lonely Galaxy

Queen's University Belfast lead research milestone in predicting solar flares

Gaia consortium meets ahead of first data catalogue release next year

3D visualisation redefines Milky Way's local architecture

Discovery of classic pi formula a 'cunning piece of magic'

Experiment records extreme quantum weirdness

Rocket Scientists to Launch Planet-Finding Telescope

Discovery measures 'heartbeats' of distant galaxy's stars

5400mph winds discovered hurtling around planet outside solar system

New exoplanet in our neighborhood

The colors of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

More Than Meets the Eye - Delta Orionis in Orion's Belt

Ancient stars at the center of the galaxy contain 'fingerprints' from the early universe

Cassini Finds Monstrous Ice Cloud in Titan's South Polar Region

Astronomers eager to get a whiff of newfound Venus-like planet

Secondhand Spacecraft Has Firsthand Asteroid Experience

Rosetta and Philae: one year since landing on a comet

Oldest stars found near Milky Way center

Machine learning could solve riddles of galaxy formation

Fermi Satellite Detects First Gamma-Ray Pulsar in Another Galaxy

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