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June 27, 2017
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Dutch scientists fete rare meteorite find



The Hague (AFP) June 26, 2017
Dutch scientists on Monday celebrated the rare discovery of meteorite in The Netherlands, which at 4.5-billion years old may hold clues to the birth of our solar system. "Meteorites are very special because we do not have rocks of this age on earth," said geologist Leo Kriegsman from the Naturalis biodiversity centre in Leiden in a YouTube video marking the occasion. The fist-sized meteorite, weighing about 500 grammes (one pound), crashed through the roof of a shed in the small town of Broek in ... read more

SOLAR SCIENCE
Study suggests solar eruptions hit planet Earth like a sneeze
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
New analysis of plasma clouds ejected by the sun suggest solar eruptions behave like a sneeze. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Hubble captures massive dead disk galaxy that challenges theories of galaxy evolution
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
By combining the power of a "natural lens" in space with the capability of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers made a surprising discovery - the first example of a compact yet massive, fast-s ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Dark Matter Day is approaching
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
A global hunt for the universe's missing matter is underway, and this autumn everyone is invited to join in. On and around October 31, 2017, events around the world will celebrate the hunt for ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Eclipse Expectations Excite Escapades for Enlightenment
Los Angeles, CA (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
First reported by Spacedaily.com on December 20, 2016, the great American eclipse has been a daily occupation for my mind and wallet. Hours and hours have been spent with this NASA Total Solar Eclip ... more
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SOLAR SCIENCE
Rare US total solar eclipse excites Americans coast-to-coast
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
For the first time in almost a century the United States is preparing for a coast-to-coast solar eclipse, a rare celestial event millions of Americans, with caution, will be able to observe. ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
NASA Prepares for Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse with Live Coverage, Safety Information
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA is preparing to share this experience of a lifetime on Aug. 21. Viewers a ... more
EXO WORLDS
Europe okays project to seek alien life
Paris (AFP) June 21, 2017
Europe has approved the launch of a deep-space observatory to sniff out habitable planets in other star systems, along with any life forms they may host. ... more
EXO WORLDS
Finding new Earths: PLATO spacecraft to be built
Gottingen, Germany (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
The planet-hunting and asteroseismology space mission PLATO has reached an important milestone: Today, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced the official adoption of the mission. After a t ... more
EXO WORLDS
NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets
Washington (AFP) June 19, 2017
NASA revealed Monday 10 new rocky, Earth-sized planets that could potentially have liquid water and support life. ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Megamovie Project debuts simulator for August 21 total Solar Eclipse
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Are you wondering what the total solar eclipse in late summer will look like from your patio? Or where to travel to get the best view of the eclipse? You can enter the ZIP code or name of your ... more


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TIME AND SPACE
Quantum thermometer or optical refrigerator
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
In an arranged marriage of optics and mechanics, physicists have created microscopic structural beams that have a variety of powerful uses when light strikes them. Able to operate in ordinary, room- ... more
EXO WORLDS
Could a Dedicated Mission to Enceladus Detect Microbial Life There
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is best known for its numerous geysers ejecting plumes of water and ice. These eruptive fountains are perplexing researchers searching for signs of microbial life beyond ... more
EXO WORLDS
New branch in family tree of exoplanets discovered
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
Since the mid-1990s, when the first planet around another sun-like star was discovered, astronomers have been amassing what is now a large collection of exoplanets - nearly 3,500 have been confirmed ... more
TECH SPACE
New computing system takes its cues from human brain
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Some problems are so challenging to solve that even the most advanced computers need weeks, not seconds, to process them. Now a team of researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and Unive ... more



Topsy-Turvy Motion Creates Light-Switch Effect at Uranus
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
More than 30 years after Voyager 2 sped past Uranus, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are using the spacecraft's data to learn more about the icy planet. Their new study suggests that Uranus' magnetosphere, the region defined by the planet's magnetic field and the material trapped inside it, gets flipped on and off like a light switch every day as it rotates along with the planet. It' ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
NASA Completes Study of Future 'Ice Giant' Mission Concepts
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
The curious case of the warped Kuiper Belt
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 20, 2017
King of the Gods: Jupiter Dated to Be Oldest Planet in the Solar System
NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets
Washington (AFP) June 19, 2017
NASA revealed Monday 10 new rocky, Earth-sized planets that could potentially have liquid water and support life. The Kepler mission team released a survey of 219 potential exoplanets - planets outside of our solar system - that had been detected by the space observatory launched in 2009 to scan the Milky Way galaxy. Ten of the new discoveries were orbiting their suns at a distance sim ... more
Gottingen, Germany (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Finding new Earths: PLATO spacecraft to be built
Paris (AFP) June 21, 2017
Europe okays project to seek alien life
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
Could a Dedicated Mission to Enceladus Detect Microbial Life There
Mars rover Opportunity on walkabout near crater rim
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 26, 2017
NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater for signs that they may have been either transported by a flood or eroded in place by wind. Those scenarios are among the possible explanations rover-team scientists are considering for features seen just outside the crater rim's crest above "Perseverance Valley," which is carved into the inner slope ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
No One Under 20 Has Experienced a Day Without NASA at Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 26, 2017
Laser-targeting AI Yields More Mars Science
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Mars Orbiter spots rover ascending Mount Sharp
Russian aerospace firm to cooperate with China on Lunar exploration missions
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 16, 2017
Russia's Lavochkin Research and Production Association is ready to work with China on designing lunar exploration missions, including orbital and return ones, Sergei Lemeshevsky, the Russian company's director general, told Sputnik on Thursday. Xu Yansong, the head of the International Cooperation Department of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), said on Wednesday that China an ... more
Paris (ESA) Jun 12, 2017
New NELIOTA project detects flashes from lunar impacts
Washington DC (SPX) May 25, 2017
Cube Quest Challenge Team Spotlight: Cislunar Explorers
Paris (ESA) May 12, 2017
Winning plans for CubeSats to the Moon
Dark Matter Day is approaching
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
A global hunt for the universe's missing matter is underway, and this autumn everyone is invited to join in. On and around October 31, 2017, events around the world will celebrate the hunt for the universe's unseen "dark matter." Dark Matter Day events will engage the public in discussions about dark matter, and about the many experiments that seek to solve its mysteries. Universitie ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Hubble captures massive dead disk galaxy that challenges theories of galaxy evolution
Amsterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Astronomers see mysterious nitrogen area in a butterfly-shaped star formation disk
Green Bank WV (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
GBT Captures Orion Blazing Bright in Radio Light
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Proba-V images Portuguese forest fire
Paris (ESA) Jun 23, 2017
ESA's Proba-V minisatellite has captured the forest fire raging in central Portugal, revealing blackened scars and columns of smoke as well as pinpointing active fire hotspots. More than a thousand firefighters are tackling the forest fire in the Pedrogao Grande region, north east of Lisbon, which has been aflame since Saturday. Some 64 people have been reported dead and more than 130 inju ... more
Boulder CO (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Comb and Copter system maps atmospheric gases
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
A smokestack to the Northern Hemisphere stratosphere
Cotonou (AFP) June 18, 2017
Free mapping: plotting development in Africa
Dutch scientists fete rare meteorite find
The Hague (AFP) June 26, 2017
Dutch scientists on Monday celebrated the rare discovery of meteorite in The Netherlands, which at 4.5-billion years old may hold clues to the birth of our solar system. "Meteorites are very special because we do not have rocks of this age on earth," said geologist Leo Kriegsman from the Naturalis biodiversity centre in Leiden in a YouTube video marking the occasion. The fist-sized meteo ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Impact Threat from Asteroid Apophis Cannot Be Ruled Out
Belfast, UK (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Queen's University scientist warns of asteroid danger
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
Are NEOs Coming to Earth?
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
NASA Prepares for Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse with Live Coverage, Safety Information
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA is preparing to share this experience of a lifetime on Aug. 21. Viewers around the world will be provided a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronau ... more
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Study suggests solar eruptions hit planet Earth like a sneeze
Los Angeles, CA (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
Eclipse Expectations Excite Escapades for Enlightenment
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Megamovie Project debuts simulator for August 21 total Solar Eclipse
China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July
Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017
China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. Carrying Shijian-18 communication satellite, the rocket was vertically transferred to the launch area at Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province on Monday. Shijian-18 will test ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station
Beijing (XNA) Jun 21, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab
Jiuquan (XNA) Jun 19, 2017
China to launch four more probes before 2021
Dark Matter Day is approaching
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
A global hunt for the universe's missing matter is underway, and this autumn everyone is invited to join in. On and around October 31, 2017, events around the world will celebrate the hunt for the universe's unseen "dark matter." Dark Matter Day events will engage the public in discussions about dark matter, and about the many experiments that seek to solve its mysteries. Universitie ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Hubble captures massive dead disk galaxy that challenges theories of galaxy evolution
Amsterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Astronomers see mysterious nitrogen area in a butterfly-shaped star formation disk
Green Bank WV (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
GBT Captures Orion Blazing Bright in Radio Light
New research suggests problematic memories could be deleted
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
In a series of experiments, neuroscientists were able to selectively delete different types of memories stored a single neuron belonging to a marine snail. The feat, detailed in the journal Current Biology, suggests problematic memories - like those responsible for PSTD and anxiety - in the human brain could be excised without harming other memories. When the brain stores a tra ... more
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
The neural relationship between light and sleep
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 21, 2017
World population to reach 9.8 bln in 2050, UN says
Shanghai (AFP) June 17, 2017
Chinese gays hear wedding bells as Taiwan move fuels hope
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
Return to the blue
Paris (ESA) Jun 22, 2017
How do you prepare for space missions on Earth? One way is to simulate an expedition into space underwater. Yesterday, six aquanauts dived almost 20 m to the sea floor where they will spend 10 days living and working below the waves. The team taking part in NEEMO 22, the 22nd NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations mission, consists of astronauts, technicians and scientists who are now ... more
Novosibirsk (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
Russia's Roscosmos May Provide Indian Astronauts With Training in Future
Fort Carson CO (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
NASA Selects Army Surgeon for Astronaut Training
Bethesda MD (SPX) Jun 19, 2017
Teachers doubt most students interested in subjects that promote space careers
Widespread snowmelt in West Antarctica during unusually warm summer
Columbus OH (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
An area of West Antarctica more than twice the size of California partially melted in 2016 when warm winds forced by an especially strong El Nino blew over the continent, an international group of researchers has determined. In the June 15 issue of the journal Nature Communications, they report that the warm spell persisted for more than two weeks in January 2016. Satellite data revealed a ... more
Cardiff, UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Scientists throw light on mysterious ice age temperature jumps
Nashville TN (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Wet and stormy weather lashed California coast... 8,200 years ago
La Paz (AFP) June 22, 2017
Bolivian glacier samples ready for global ice archives
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Water exists in two distinct liquid phases
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Water differs from other liquids in a variety of ways, many of which make it essential for life. New research has identified another unusual property: water exists in two distinct liquid phases. "Water can exist as two different liquids at low temperatures where ice crystallization is slow," Anders Nilsson, a professor of physical chemistry at Stockholm University, said in a news releas ... more
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Astronomers have used the sharp vision of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to repeat a century-old test of Einstein's general theory of relativity. The Hubble team measured the mass of a white dwarf, the burned-out remnant of a normal star, by seeing how much it deflects the light from a background star. This observation represents the first time Hubble has witnessed this type of effect creat ... more
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Gravitational Waves Detected for Third Time


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