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July 27, 2016
Space... the final frontier
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 26, 2016
Fifty years ago Captain Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise began their journey into space - the final frontier. Now, as the newest Star Trek film hits cinemas, the NASA/ESA Hubble space telescope is also exploring new frontiers, observing distant galaxies in the galaxy cluster Abell S1063 as part of the Frontier Fields programme. Space... the final frontier. These are the stories of the Hubble Space Telescope. Its continuing mission, to explore strange new worlds and to boldly look where ... read more

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Why are there so few large craters on dwarf planet Ceres?
Life in the asteroid belt isn't conducive to a smooth complexion. Ceres' surface is proof of that. But researchers say the dwarf planet's face isn't nearly as chiseled as they expected. ... more

Supermassive and Supersonic - Black Hole Studied with Sardinia Radio Telescope
Using the brand-new Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT), a giant parabolic dish of 64 meters diameter, a team of astronomers from the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) and the University ... more

New detector at South Pole shows early success at neutrino hunting
In the second it takes to read these words, 65 billion neutrinos will shoot through every square centimeter of your body. Luckily, these infinitesimal particles don't do any harm - they pass through ... more
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Chandra Finds Evidence for Violent Stellar Merger
Gamma-ray bursts, or GRBs, are some of the most violent and energetic events in the universe. Although these events are the most luminous explosions in the universe, a new study using NASA's Chandra ... more


Astronomers discover dizzying spin of the Milky Way galaxy's 'halo'
Astronomers at the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) discovered for the first time that the hot gas in the halo of the Milky Way galaxy is spinning in the s ... more

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

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Stellar outburst brings water snowline into view
A violent outburst by the young star V883 Orionis has given astronomers their first view of a water "snowline" in a protoplanetary disk - the transition point around the star where the temperature a ... more

'Frankenstein' Galaxy Surprises Astronomers
About 250 million light-years away, there's a neighborhood of our universe that astronomers had considered quiet and unremarkable. But now, scientists have uncovered an enormous, bizarre galaxy poss ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
India Set to Test Domestically-Produced Scramjet Engine in Third Quarter

N. Korea says any further nuclear test depends on US

SSL to provide robotic arms to DARPA for satellite servicing

US tells Beijing sea patrols will continue: official

China builds massive seaplane: state media

NASA Establishes Institute to Explore New Ways to Protect Astronauts

CACI International to support U.S. Cyber Command


Black Hole Makes Material Wobble Around It
The European Space Agency's orbiting X-ray observatory, XMM-Newton, has proved the existence of a "gravitational vortex" around a black hole. The discovery, aided by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Tel ... more

Blue Is an Indicator of First Stars' Supernova Explosions
For 100 million years after the big bang, the universe was dark and filled with hydrogen and helium. Then, the first stars appeared, and heavier elements (referred to as "metals," meaning anything h ... more

Earth's Magnetosphere Has a Large Intake of Solar Wind Energy
Solar wind forms the energy source for aurora explosions. How does the Earth's magnetosphere take in the energy of the solar wind? An international team led by Hiroshi Hasegawa and Naritoshi Kitamur ... more
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Alien Solar System Boasts Tightly Spaced Planets, Unusual Orbits
Tightly spaced planets inside an alien solar system known as Kepler-80 boast a rare orbital configuration. The study was led by Mariah MacDonald as an undergraduate with Darin Ragozzine, an assistan ... more

A new key to understanding molecular evolution in space
Scientists at Hokkaido University have revealed temperature-dependent energy-state conversion of molecular hydrogen on ice surfaces, suggesting the need for a reconsideration of molecular evolution ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Before animals, evolution waited eons to inhale

Marine carbon sinking rates confirm importance of polar oceans

Cities face dramatic increase in water treatment spending when watersheds are developed

New discoveries about photosynthesis may lead to solar cells of the future

ISRO to launch weather satellite next month

'Super ants' invading British gardens faster than ever

US, Senegal troops wind up first-ever emergency exercise


A 'matryoshka' in the interstellar medium
As if it were one of the known Russian dolls, a group of astronomers, led by researchers at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, (IAC) has found the first known case of three supernova remnants ... more

Small Elliptical Galaxy Actually a Giant Disk
Astronomers have believed since the 1960s that a galaxy dubbed UGC 1382 was a relatively boring, small elliptical galaxy. Ellipticals are the most common type of galaxy and lack the spiral structure ... more

World's most sensitive dark matter detector completes search
The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment, which operates beneath a mile of rock at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in the Black Hills of South Dakota, has completed its sil ... more

Dark Matter Particle Remains Elusive
The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment has yielded no trace of a dark matter particle after completing its final 20-month long search of the universe, according to LUX collaboratio ... more

Human eyes can detect the smallest units of light
New research suggest the human eye is remarkably sensitive to light. In a recent study, participants were able to detect the presence of a single photon inside a pitch black room. ... more


BepiColombo Mission to Mercury on Track for April 2018 Launch
Humanity's next visitor to the solar system's innermost planet remains on track for April 2018, according to the project's scientist. The BepiColombo mission, being developed jointly by the European ... more

Atmospheric chemistry on paper
Normally computers speed up calculations. But with his new pen-and-paper formula Kevin Heng of the University of Bern gets his results thousands of times faster than using conventional computer code ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
An accelerated pipeline to open materials research

Mapping electromagnetic waveforms

Ultrasensitive sensor using N-doped graphene

Harvesting water from air with less energy

New reaction for the synthesis of nanostructures

Garnet-type fast ionic conductor for all-solid-state lithium battery

Biggest Little Self-Assembling Protein Nanostructures Created

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Directed Energy invites public to participate in Voices of Humanity


Asteroid that formed moon's Imbrium Basin may have been protoplanet-sized


Mapping electromagnetic waveforms


Australian physicists revisit spin-bowling puzzle


New Yale-developed device lengthens the life of quantum information


RMIT researchers make leap in measuring quantum states


Quantum drag


Unconventional quasiparticles predicted in conventional crystals


First atmospheric study of Earth-sized exoplanets reveals rocky worlds


X marks the spot at the center of the Milky Way galaxy

Russian and US engineers plan manned moon mission

Feature: ET, when will we see you

Weird quantum effects stretch across hundreds of miles

A glimpse inside the atom

Precise 3D Map of Galaxies Supports Standard Cosmological Model

Taiwan to make lunar lander for NASA moon-mining mission

NASA's Kepler discovers more than 104 new exoplanets

Why Galaxies Stop Creating Stars

ALMA makes first sighting of water snow line around young star

Gravitational vortex provides new way to study matter close to a black hole

Solar Probe Plus Mission Moves into Advanced Development

Dark Energy Measured with Map of over 1 Million Galaxies

Slow Appearance of Sunspots Challenges Theory

NASA's Kepler Confirms 100+ Exoplanets During Its K2 Mission

Surface Composition Determines Planet's Temperature and Habitability

Warm Jupiters Not as Lonely as Expected

Gemini Observatory Instrumental in Latest Exoplanet Harvest

SSTL and Goonhilly announce partnership and a call for lunar orbit payloads

Massive 3D map of faraway galaxies to aid search for dark energy

The birth of quantum holography

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