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August 22, 2014
Voyager Map Details Neptune's Strange Moon Triton
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 22, 2014
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft gave humanity its first close-up look at Neptune and its moon Triton in the summer of 1989. Like an old film, Voyager's historic footage of Triton has been "restored" and used to construct the best-ever global color map of that strange moon. The map, produced by Paul Schenk, a scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, has also been used to make a movie recreating that historic Voyager encounter, which took place 25 years ago, on August 25, 1989. T ... read more
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Spare Off-the-Shelf Instrument Continues Solar Output Data with Excellent Results
When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, sponsored the Total solar irradiance Calibration Transfer Experiment, or TCTE, project launched November 2013, the solar science co ... more

A Spectacular Landscape of Star Formation
This image, captured by the Wide Field Imager at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows two dramatic star formation regions in the southern Milky Way. The first is of these, on the left, is domi ... more

Electric Sparks May Alter Evolution of Lunar Soil
The moon appears to be a tranquil place, but modeling done by University of New Hampshire (UNH) and NASA scientists suggests that, over the eons, periodic storms of solar energetic particles may hav ... more
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First LOFAR observations of the "Whirlpool Galaxy"
Using a radio telescope with frequencies just above those of commercial FM radio stations, a European team of astronomers has obtained the most sensitive image of a galaxy below 1 GHz. The team view ... more


Has sea plankton been discovered on the ISS outer hull
Russian scientists say they made a "unique" discovery while analyzing samples from the exterior of the International Space Station - traces of tiny sea creatures on the station's windows and walls. ... more
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First Indirect Evidence of So-Far Undetected Strange Baryons
New supercomputing calculations provide the first evidence that particles predicted by the theory of quark-gluon interactions but never before observed are being produced in heavy-ion collisions at ... more

Disney tops and yo-yos with stable spins despite asymmetric shapes
Tops and yo-yos are among the oldest types of playthings but researchers at Disney Research Zurich and ETH Zurich have given them a new spin with an algorithm that makes it easier to design these to ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US must 'destroy' jihadists in Iraq, Syria: ex-general

Israeli strikes kill senior Hamas commanders in Gaza

Lebanon army arrests Arab-Israeli infiltrator: security

Military Sealift command contracts logistics services

Justice elusive for Syria chemical attack victims: HRW

Iran denies linking Iraq role to Western sanctions

British arbitration tribunal backs up Raytheon


500 million year reset for the immune system
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) in Freiburg re-activated expression of an ancient gene, which is not normally expressed in the mammalian immune syste ... more

Scientists confirm array of microorganisms in buried Antarctic lake
Scientists have confirmed the presence of an array of microorganisms, including an extensive family of rock-eating bacteria, living in a subglacial lake in Antarctica. The discovery gives hope to scientists who suggest life could still be lurking deep under the surface of Mars. ... more

Sequencing at sea
Daylight was breaking over the central Pacific and coffee brewing aboard the MY Hanse Explorer. Between sips, about a dozen scientists strategized for the day ahead. Some would don wetsuits and slip ... more
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Solar salad, anyone?
An Arizona State University alumna has devised the largest catalog ever produced for stellar compositions. Called the Hypatia Catalog, after one of the first female astronomers who lived ~350 AD in ... more

Sun's activity influences natural climate change
For the first time, a research team has been able to reconstruct the solar activity at the end of the last ice age, around 20,000-10,000 years ago, by analysing trace elements in ice cores in Greenl ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide

Tropical storm Karina shaped like a number 9

Neanderthals and humans interacted for thousands of years

Climate change: meteorologists preparing for the worst

Bats bolster brain hypothesis, maybe technology, too

Microbes can create dripstones

Freeways as fences, trapping the mountain lions of Los Angeles


A study of possible extended symmetries of field theoretic systems
Many physical systems, from superfluids to pi mesons, are understood to be manifestations of spontaneous symmetry breaking, whereby the symmetries of a system are not realized by its lowest energy s ... more

As Seen by Rosetta: Comet Surface Variations
A new image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko shows the diversity of surface structures on the comet's nucleus. It was taken by the Rosetta spacecraft's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on August 7, 2014 ... more

SETI Searches Kepler Candidates for Signals of Life
A recent search by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) studied 86 candidates in the Kepler space observatory's field for radio signals that could potentially indicate the presence of ... more

Lockheed taps GenDyn unit for Space Fence ground equipment structures
Ground structures for housing the U.S. Space Fence program are to be designed and built by a General Dynamics business unit under contract from Lockheed Martin. ... more

Fascinating rhythm: light pulses illuminate a rare black hole
The universe has so many black holes that it's impossible to count them all. There may be 100 million of these intriguing astral objects in our galaxy alone. Nearly all black holes fall into one of ... more


NASA's RXTE Satellite Decodes the Rhythm of an Unusual Black Hole
Astronomers have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare type of black hole 12 million light-years away by sifting through archival data from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite. ... more

NASA, Partners Reveal California Meteorite's Rough and Tumble Journey
A meteorite that fell onto the roof of a house in Novato, California, on Oct. 17, 2012, has revealed a detailed picture of its origin and tumultuous journey through space and Earth's atmosphere. An ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Organic photovoltaic cells of the future

EV consumers better off with a range under 100 miles

Calculations with Nanoscale Smart Particles

Ferroelectric Materials Suffer Unexpected Electric Polarizations

Researchers inspired by marine life to design camouflage systems

Paper offers insights into new class of semiconductors

New tool makes a single picture worth a thousand images


New Milky Way maps help solve stubborn interstellar material mystery


Seven tiny grains captured by Stardust likely visitors from interstellar space


Stardust Team Reports Discovery of First Potential Interstellar Particles


Monitoring Meteor Showers from Space


Hubble Revisits a Globular Cluster's Age


Cisco to cut 6,000 jobs in streamlining


Stardust grains may reveal first look at interstellar space


Cassini Prepares For Its Biggest Remaining Burn


All-You-Can-Eat at the End of the Universe


Electrons moving in a magnetic field exhibit strange quantum behavior

Follow the radio waves to exomoons

NASA's NuSTAR Sees Rare Blurring of Black Hole Light

Monitoring Solar Activity with SDO

Sun sets for a NASA solar monitoring spacecraft

Cassini Tracks Clouds Developing Over a Titan Sea

Colliding Atmospheres: Mars vs Comet Siding Spring

Astrophysicists Detect Destruction of Three Stars by Black Holes

White dwarfs crashing into neutron stars explain loneliest supernovae

Hubble Finds Supernova Star System Linked To "Zombie Star"

Northrop Grumman's Scalable SIRU tapped for space mission

NASA's 3-D Study of Comets Reveals Chemical Factory at Work

Red Dwarf Stars Might Be Best Places to Discover Alien Life

China to test recoverable moon orbiter

Association of satellite operators joins program for space safety

China to send orbiter to moon and back

Step closer to birth of the sun

Rotation of Planets Influences Habitability

IT outsourcing boom boosts struggling Bulgaria

Dawn navigates mini-asteroid belt

Probe makes space history with rendezvous with comet

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