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September 01, 2014
NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 01, 2014
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets. Scientists had been regularly tracking the star, called NGC 2547-ID8, when it surged with a huge amount of fresh dust between August 2012 and January 2013. "We think two big asteroids crashed into each other, creating a huge cloud of grains the size of very fine sand, which are now ... read more
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Rosetta arrival competition winners
As Rosetta made its final approach to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, we asked you to join this extraordinary adventure by sharing pictures of your journeys, participating in a fun photo contest th ... more

Researchers Use NASA and Other Data to Look Into the Heart of a Solar Storm
A space weather storm from the sun engulfed our planet on Jan. 21, 2005. The event got its start on Jan. 20, when a cloud of solar material, a coronal mass ejection or CME, burst off the sun and hea ... more

Integral catches dead star exploding in a blaze of glory
Astronomers using ESA's Integral gamma-ray observatory have demonstrated beyond doubt that dead stars known as white dwarfs can reignite and explode as supernovae. The finding came after the unique ... more
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Orion Rocks! Pebble-Size Particles May Jump-Start Planet Formation
Rocky planets like Earth start out as microscopic bits of dust tinier than a grain of sand, or so theories predict. Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Green Bank Telescope (GB ... more


Measurement at Big Bang Conditions Confirms Lithium Problem
The field of astrophysics has a stubborn problem and it's called lithium. The quantities of lithium predicted to have resulted from the Big Bang are not actually present in stars. But the calculatio ... more

Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz

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Evidence for Supernovas Near Earth
Astronomers call it "the Local Bubble." It is peanut-shaped, about 300 light years long, and filled with almost nothing. Gas inside the bubble is very thin (0.001 atoms per cubic centimeter) and ver ... more

Witnessing the early growth of a giant
Astronomers have uncovered for the first time the earliest stages of a massive galaxy forming in the young Universe. The discovery was made possible through combining observations from the NASA/ESA ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker


What lit up the universe?
New research from UCL shows we will soon uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built. The study published in The A ... more

China Aims for the Moon, Plans to Bring Back Lunar Soil
Chinese scientists are in the course of developing a recoverable lunar robotic spacecraft Chang'e 5 that is to reach the Moon by 2017 with a mission to deliver samples of rock and soil back to Earth ... more

Detecting neutrinos, physicists look into the heart of the sun
Using one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors on the planet, an international team of physicists including Andrea Pocar, Laura Cadonati and doctoral student Keith Otis at the University of Mass ... more
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Best View Yet of Merging Galaxies in Distant Universe
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), and many other telescopes on the ground and in space, an international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of a collisio ... more

NASA Captures Images of a Late Summer Flare
On Aug. 24, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 8:16 a.m. EDT. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Leading Ebola researcher says there's an effective treatment for Ebola

Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

Marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology

Together, humans and computers can figure out the plant world

Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate

Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins


Eta Carinae: Our Neighboring Superstars
The Eta Carinae star system does not lack for superlatives. Not only does it contain one of the biggest and brightest stars in our galaxy, weighing at least 90 times the mass of the sun, it is also ... more

Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis
Bacteria that grow in environments enriched in far-red light use a previously unknown process for harvesting energy. This discovery lays the foundation for further research aimed at improving plant ... more

Scientists observe quantum vortices in cold helium droplets
An international research team including DESY scientists has observed tiny quantum vortices in cold droplets of liquid helium. The team reports in the journal Science that the exotic vortices arrang ... more

Removing the outcome unpredictability of ultracold atomic reactions
Findings from a physics study by a Kansas State University researcher are helping scientists accurately predict the once unpredictable. Yujun Wang, research associate with the James R. Macdona ... more

US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia
Under a new strategic cooperation agreement, Lockheed Martin and Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd are developing a new space object tracking site in Western Australia that will paint a more detailed pi ... more


Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method
Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ), and the University of Vienna have developed a fundament ... more

Technique uses fraction of measurements to find quantum wave functions
The result of every possible measurement on a quantum system is coded in its wave function, which until recently could be found only by taking many different measurements of a system and estimating ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Process Overcomes Obstacles To Produce Renewable Fuels And Chemicals

Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method

Technique uses fraction of measurements to find quantum wave functions

Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits

Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway


Photon speedway puts big data in the fast lane


Regulating Asteroid Mining


Landing site search for Rosetta narrows


How Titan's Haze Help Us Understand Life's Origins


Electric Sparks May Alter Evolution of Lunar Soil


Spectacular supernova's mysteries revealed


Scientists confirm array of microorganisms in buried Antarctic lake


25 Years After Neptune: Reflections on Voyager


Russia to develop scavenger to collect cosmic debris by 2025


Scientists Say They Discovered Traces of One of Universe's Oldest Stars

First LOFAR observations of the "Whirlpool Galaxy"

Has sea plankton been discovered on the ISS outer hull

First Indirect Evidence of So-Far Undetected Strange Baryons

Voyager Map Details Neptune's Strange Moon Triton

Spare Off-the-Shelf Instrument Continues Solar Output Data with Excellent Results

A Spectacular Landscape of Star Formation

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A study of possible extended symmetries of field theoretic systems

Disney tops and yo-yos with stable spins despite asymmetric shapes

Hubble Sees a Silver Needle in the Sky

500 million year reset for the immune system

As Seen by Rosetta: Comet Surface Variations

ISS Spacewalkers Deploy Nanosatellite, Install and Retrieve Science

China's first private rocket firm aims for market

Orbital Completes Third Cargo Delivery Mission to ISS for NASA

Lockheed taps GenDyn unit for Space Fence ground equipment structures

Fascinating rhythm: light pulses illuminate a rare black hole

NASA's RXTE Satellite Decodes the Rhythm of an Unusual Black Hole

Next gen satellite to be tested during Arctic Shield 2014

3 SOPS bids farewell to oldest DSCS satellite

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