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August 23, 2017
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
A silent search for dark matter



Troy NY (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
Results from its first run indicate that XENON1T is the most sensitive dark matter detector on Earth. The sensitivity of the detector - an underground sentinel awaiting a collision that would confirm a hypothesis - stems from both its size and its "silence." Shielded by rock and water, and purified with a sophisticated system, the detector demonstrated a new record low radioactivity level, many orders of magnitude below surrounding material on Earth. "We are seeing very good quality data from this ... read more

MOON DAILY
Analysis of a 'rusty' lunar rock suggests the moon's interior is dry
San Diego CA (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
The moon is likely very dry in its interior according to a new study from researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, published August 21, 2017 in t ... more
EXO WORLDS
Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years away
Arlington TX (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. The team investigated the star system ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Astrophysicists explain the mysterious behavior of cosmic rays
Moscow (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
A team of scientists from Russia and China has developed a model which explains the nature of high-energy cosmic rays (CRs) in our Galaxy. These CRs have energies exceeding those produced by superno ... more
TIME AND SPACE
NICER and LISA to Confirm or Disprove Predictions of General Relativity
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
Two astrophysical missions, NICER and LISA, could soon change our understanding of the universe. Scientists hope that both instruments would help them answer fundamental questions about the universe ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Scientists create 'diamond rain' that forms in the interior of icy giant planets
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
In an experiment designed to mimic the conditions deep inside the icy giant planets of our solar system, scientists were able to observe "diamond rain" for the first time as it formed in high-pressu ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Supermassive black holes feed on cosmic jellyfish
Munich, Germany (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
An Italian-led team of astronomers used the MUSE (Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) instrument on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile to study how gas can be stripp ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
OU astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star
Norman OK (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46 minutes, respectively. ... more
MOON DAILY
Call For Ideas For Research On The Deep Space Gateway
Paris (ESA) Aug 22, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) invites members of the science community in Europe to propose ideas for research that could be performed on the Deep Space Gateway, a crewed spaceship in lunar vicini ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Scientists improve brown dwarf weather forecasts
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 21, 2017
Dim objects called brown dwarfs, less massive than the Sun but more massive than Jupiter, have powerful winds and clouds - specifically, hot patchy clouds made of iron droplets and silicate dust. Sc ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
NJIT researchers will follow in the moon's slipstream to capture high-res sunspot images
Newark NJ (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
While much of the research around the eclipse on Monday will focus on the effects of the Sun's brief, daytime disappearance on Earth and its atmosphere, a group of solar physicists will be leveragin ... more


Superconductivity research reveals potential new state of matter

MOON DAILY
Roscosmos Approves Luna-25 Space Station Model in Moon Exploration Project
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 21, 2017
Russia's Roscosmos State Space Corporation on Friday said it approved a model of the Luna-25 space station created as part of the development project Luna-Glob Moon exploration program with the star ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
ESA's Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses
Paris (ESA) Aug 21, 2017
Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday's total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be viewing eclipses that last for hours instead of a few mi ... more
IRON AND ICE
Large asteroid to safely pass Earth on September 1
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 21, 2017
Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles, (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances). ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
NASA taps citizen scientists to help study eclipse
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
An estimated 220 million people will watch Monday's eclipse. For a small percentage, the phenomenon will be more than a spectacle. It will be a chance to observe and record - for science's sake. ... more



New Horizons Video Soars over Pluto's Majestic Mountains and Icy Plains
Laurel MD (SPX) Jul 17, 2017
In July 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft sent home the first close-up pictures of Pluto and its moons - amazing imagery that inspired many to wonder what a flight over the distant worlds' icy terrain might be like. Wonder no more. Using actual New Horizons data and digital elevation models of Pluto and its largest moon Charon, mission scientists have created flyover movies that offer s ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 13, 2017
Juno spots Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
New evidence in support of the Planet Nine hypothesis
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
Scientists probe Neptune's depths to reveal secrets of icy planets
Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years away
Arlington TX (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. The team investigated the star system Gliese 832 for additional exoplanets residing between the two currently known alien worlds in this system. Their computations revealed that an additional Earth-like planet with a dynamically stable c ... more
Arecibo PR (SPX) Jul 17, 2017
A New Search for Extrasolar Planets from the Arecibo Observatory
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Gulf of Mexico tube worm is one of the longest-living animals in the world
Garching, Germany (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Molecular Outflow Launched Beyond Disk Around Young Star
The Moving Martian Bow Shock
Paris (ESA) Aug 23, 2017
As the energetic particles of the solar wind speed across interplanetary space, their motion is modified by objects in their path. A study, based on data from ESA's Mars Express orbiter, has thrown new light on a surprising interaction between the planet Mars and supersonic particles in the solar wind. cientists have long been aware that a feature known as a bow shock forms upstream of a p ... more
Paris (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
Mars weather: 'Cloudy, chance of nighttime snowstorm'
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Mars 2020 mission to use smart methods to seek signs of past life
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 17, 2017
For Moratorium on Sending Commands to Mars, Blame the Sun
Analysis of a 'rusty' lunar rock suggests the moon's interior is dry
San Diego CA (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
The moon is likely very dry in its interior according to a new study from researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, published August 21, 2017 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The question of the moon's moistness matters because the amount of water and other volatile (easily evaporated) elements and compounds provide ... more
Paris (ESA) Aug 22, 2017
Call For Ideas For Research On The Deep Space Gateway
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 21, 2017
Roscosmos Approves Luna-25 Space Station Model in Moon Exploration Project
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
Moon's magnetic field lasted far longer than once believed
Scientists improve brown dwarf weather forecasts
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 21, 2017
Dim objects called brown dwarfs, less massive than the Sun but more massive than Jupiter, have powerful winds and clouds - specifically, hot patchy clouds made of iron droplets and silicate dust. Scientists recently realized these giant clouds can move and thicken or thin surprisingly rapidly, in less than an Earth day, but did not understand why. Now, researchers have a new model for expl ... more
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
Scientists create 'diamond rain' that forms in the interior of icy giant planets
Troy NY (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
A silent search for dark matter
Beijing (XNA) Aug 21, 2017
Air routes adjusted to protect FAST radio telescope
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
How future volcanic eruptions will impact Earth's ozone layer
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
The next major volcanic eruption could kick-start chemical reactions that would seriously damage the planet's already besieged ozone layer. The extent of damage to the ozone layer that results from a large, explosive eruption depends on complex atmospheric chemistry, including the levels of human-made emissions in the atmosphere. Using sophisticated chemical modeling, researchers from Harv ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Identifying individual atmospheric equatorial waves from a total flow field
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Nickel key to Earth's magnetic field, research shows
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
NASA-led airborne mission studies storm intensification in northern hemisphere
Large asteroid to safely pass Earth on September 1
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 21, 2017
Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles, (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances). Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles in size; measurements from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and NEOWISE mission indicate it's about 2.7 miles (4.4 kilometers) ... more
Boulder CO (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
Dino-killing asteroid could have thrust Earth into 2 years of darkness
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Asteroid Apophis has One in 100,000 chance of hitting Earth
Paris (ESA) Aug 14, 2017
Asteroid 2012 TC4 will fly past Earth in October 2017
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ESA's Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses
Paris (ESA) Aug 21, 2017
Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday's total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be viewing eclipses that last for hours instead of a few minutes - thanks to a pioneering ESA space mission. Aiming for launch in late 2020, Proba-3 is not one but two small metre-scale satellites, lining up to cast a precise shadow across space to bloc ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
NASA taps citizen scientists to help study eclipse
Newark NJ (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
NJIT researchers will follow in the moon's slipstream to capture high-res sunspot images
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
NASA, ESA spacecraft track solar storm through space
China's satellite sends unbreakable cipher from space
Beijing (XNA) Aug 14, 2017
Chinese scientists have become the first to realize quantum key distribution from a satellite to the ground, laying the foundation for building a hack-proof global quantum communication network. The achievement based on experiments conducted with the world' s first quantum satellite, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), was published in the authoritative academic journal Nature on T ... more
Xi'an, China (XNA) Aug 14, 2017
Xian Satellite Control Center resolves over 10 major satellite faults in 50 years
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Scientists improve brown dwarf weather forecasts
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 21, 2017
Dim objects called brown dwarfs, less massive than the Sun but more massive than Jupiter, have powerful winds and clouds - specifically, hot patchy clouds made of iron droplets and silicate dust. Scientists recently realized these giant clouds can move and thicken or thin surprisingly rapidly, in less than an Earth day, but did not understand why. Now, researchers have a new model for expl ... more
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
Scientists create 'diamond rain' that forms in the interior of icy giant planets
Troy NY (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
A silent search for dark matter
Beijing (XNA) Aug 21, 2017
Air routes adjusted to protect FAST radio telescope
To teach kids morals, read books with humans not animals
Washington (UPI) Aug 18, 2017
Anthropomorphic, or human-like, animals are often the protagonists of children's books. But new research suggests parents who want their kids to pick up on a story's moral lessons should choose books featuring humans, not animals. Researchers in Canada found four to six-year-olds were more likely to share with their peers after being read a story with human characters. "Many peop ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Research reveals how neurons communicate
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
New 13-million-year-old infant skull sheds light on ape ancestry
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Arrival of modern humans in Southeast Asia questioned
System tests prepare Orion for deep space exploration
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Hurtling beyond the Moon at a speedy 25,000 mph for a three-week mission requires a space processor capable of operating with guaranteed reliability, in a high radiation environment tens of thousands of miles in deep space, at 480,000,000 instructions per second to execute thousands of commands and sequences for controlling the hundreds of spacecraft systems and components to ensure crew safety ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
An era of continuous space communications of with TDRS
Cape Canaveral AFS FL (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
NASA launches latest TDRS communications satellite
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
Turning human waste into plastic, nutrients could aid long-distance space travel
Hidden river once flowed beneath Antarctic ice
Houston TX (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
Antarctic researchers from Rice University have discovered one of nature's supreme ironies: On Earth's driest, coldest continent, where surface water rarely exists, flowing liquid water below the ice appears to play a pivotal role in determining the fate of Antarctic ice streams. The finding, which appears online this week in Nature Geoscience, follows a two-year analysis of sediment cores ... more
Indianapolis IN (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Scientists are recruiting Alaskans to help them track berry patches
Miami (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Melting of Greenland glacier to speed up: study
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Sediment research is a granular exercise at NRL
Stennis Space Center MS (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
It's an unseasonably warm February afternoon at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center (SSC), Mississippi, where three men are tinkering with a 7-foot tall, four-legged instrument platform, preparing it for an upcoming research experiment off the coast of Virginia. The rugged apparatus known as a "quadpod," was built to withstand being on the bottom of the ocean for weeks ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 22, 2017
Fish stress hormones linked to tendency to take the bait
Sydney (AFP) July 19, 2017
Risky business for fish in oil-polluted reef waters
Miami (AFP) July 17, 2017
Japanese seaweed is welcome invader on US coasts: study
MSU gravitational physicist receives NASA award to explore extreme gravity and the universe
Bozeman MT (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
A Montana State University gravitational physicist has received funding for a research project that aims to answer fundamental questions about the universe. NASA awarded $750,000 to Nicolas Yunes for his project "Exploring Extreme Gravity: Neutron Stars, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves." Yunes is a founding member of the MSU eXtreme Gravity Institute, known as XGI, and an associate pro ... more
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
First look at gravitational dance that drives stellar formation
Warwick UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves launched
Hannover, Germany (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
LISA Gravitational-Wave Observatory Selected as ESA L3 Mission


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