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July 25, 2017
MOON DAILY
Scientists spy new evidence of water in the moon's interior



Providence RI (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
A new study of satellite data finds that numerous volcanic deposits distributed across the surface of the Moon contain unusually high amounts of trapped water compared with surrounding terrains. The finding of water in these ancient deposits, which are believed to consist of glass beads formed by the explosive eruption of magma coming from the deep lunar interior, bolsters the idea that the lunar mantle is surprisingly water-rich. Scientists had assumed for years that the interior of the Moon had ... read more

SOLAR SCIENCE
NASA mission surfs through waves in space to understand space weather
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
The space surrounding our planet is full of restless charged particles and roiling electric and magnetic fields, which create waves around Earth. One type of wave, plasmaspheric hiss, is particularl ... more
MOON DAILY
Moon could be wetter than thought, say scientists
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
The Moon, long thought to be a dry, inhospitable orb, hosts surprisingly large sub-surface water reserves, which one day may quench the thirst of lunar explorers from Earth, scientists said Monday. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Dark matter is likely cold not fuzzy
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Dark matter is the aptly named unseen material that makes up the bulk of matter in our universe. But what dark matter is made of is a matter of debate. Scientists have never directly detected ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
'Mystery' signal from space is solved. It's not aliens
Miami (AFP) July 21, 2017
Astronomers have finally solved the mystery of peculiar signals coming from a nearby star, a story that sparked intense public speculation this week that perhaps, finally, alien life had been found. ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Superluminous supernova marks the death of a star at cosmic high noon
London, UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
The death of a massive star in a distant galaxy 10 billion years ago created a rare superluminous supernova that astronomers say is one of the most distant ever discovered. The brilliant explosion, ... more
SATURN DAILY
Saturn surprises as Cassini continues its Grand Finale
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 25, 2017
As NASA's Cassini spacecraft makes its unprecedented series of weekly dives between Saturn and its rings, scientists are finding - so far - that the planet's magnetic field has no discernible tilt. ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Vortex photons from electrons in circular motion
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Researchers at IMS and their coworkers have shown theoretically and experimentally that a high energy electron in circular/spiral motion radiates vortex photons in the entire wavelength range from t ... more
TIME AND SPACE
The first light atomic nucleus with a second face
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
To some degree of approximation, atomic nuclei look like spheres which in most cases are distorted to a greater or lesser extent. When the nucleus is excited, its shape may change, but only for an e ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Most precise measurement of the proton's mass
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
What is the weight of a proton? Scientists from Germany and Japan have made an important step toward better understanding this fundamental constant. By means of precision measurements on a single pr ... more
EXO WORLDS
Holographic imaging could sample and identify living microbes in the outer solar system
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
We may be capable of finding microbes in space - but if we did, could we tell what they were, and that they were alive? This month the journal Astrobiology is publishing a special issue dedica ... more


Solar eclipse offers millions a chance at citizen science

SOLAR SCIENCE
The moon is front and center during a total solar eclipse
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
In the lead-up to a total solar eclipse, most of the attention is on the sun, but Earth's moon also has a starring role. "A total eclipse is a dance with three partners: the moon, the sun and ... more
EXO WORLDS
SETI Institute-Unistellar Partnership Promises to Revolutionize Amateur Astronomy
Mountain View CA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
The SETI Institute and French startup Unistellar, have announced a partnership to commercialize a new telescope that promises to deliver an unparalleled view of the cosmos to amateur astronomers, an ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
New Ways Developed to See the Formation of Stars in the Milky Way
Chicago IL (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
A research team led by Adler Planetarium astronomer Dr. Grace Wolf-Chase has discovered new evidence of stars forming in our Milky Way Galaxy. By using a telescope equipped to detect infrared light ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Evidence of the Higgs particle's decay in quarks
Freiburg, Germany (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
As part of the ATLAS collaboration, the Freiburg research group led by Prof. Dr. Karl Jakobs and Dr. Christian Weiser has contributed to finding strong evidence that, among other things, the Higgs p ... more



NASA's New Horizons Team Strikes Gold in Argentina
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
A primitive solar system object that's more than four billion miles (6.5 billion kilometers) away passed in front of a distant star as seen from Earth. Just before midnight Eastern Time Sunday (12:50 a.m. local time July 17), several telescopes deployed by the New Horizons team in a remote part of Argentina were in precisely the right place at the right time to catch its fleeting shadow - an eve ... more
Laurel MD (SPX) Jul 17, 2017
New Horizons Video Soars over Pluto's Majestic Mountains and Icy Plains
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
Eyes Wide Open for MASCARA Exoplanet Hunter
Garching, Germany (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
The MASCARA (Multi-site All-Sky CAmeRA) station at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile has achieved first light. This new facility will seek out transiting exoplanets as they pass in front of their bright parent stars and create a catalogue of targets for future exoplanet characterisation observations. In June 2016, ESO reached an agreement with Leiden University to site a station of MASCA ... more
Mountain View CA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
SETI Institute-Unistellar Partnership Promises to Revolutionize Amateur Astronomy
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Holographic imaging could sample and identify living microbes in the outer solar system
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
New non-photosynthesizing plant species discovered on Ishigaki island, Japan
Panorama Above 'Perseverance Valley'
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 21, 2017
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded a panoramic view before entering the upper end of a fluid-carved valley that descends the inner slope of a large crater's rim. The scene includes a broad notch in the crest of the crater's rim, which may have been a spillway where water or ice or wind flowed over the rim and into the crater. Wheel tracks visible in the area of the notch we ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 20, 2017
Sol 1756: Closing time
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Hubble sees Martian moon orbiting the Red Planet
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 17, 2017
For Moratorium on Sending Commands to Mars, Blame the Sun
Moon could be wetter than thought, say scientists
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
The Moon, long thought to be a dry, inhospitable orb, hosts surprisingly large sub-surface water reserves, which one day may quench the thirst of lunar explorers from Earth, scientists said Monday. "We found the signature of the lunar interior water globally using satellite data," Shuai Li, co-author of a study by scientists at Brown University in the United States, told AFP. "Such wate ... more
Cape Canaveral FL (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Living in Deep Space: Lockheed Martin to Build Full-Scale Prototype of NASA Cislunar Habitat
Providence RI (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Scientists spy new evidence of water in the moon's interior
New York (AFP) July 20, 2017
Neil Armstrong moon bag sells for $1.8mn in New York
New Ways Developed to See the Formation of Stars in the Milky Way
Chicago IL (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
A research team led by Adler Planetarium astronomer Dr. Grace Wolf-Chase has discovered new evidence of stars forming in our Milky Way Galaxy. By using a telescope equipped to detect infrared light invisible to our eyes, this exciting new science is revealing how stars, including our very own Sun, grow up within clusters and groups. The Astrophysical Journal has published a paper on the subject ... more
London, UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Superluminous supernova marks the death of a star at cosmic high noon
Miami (AFP) July 21, 2017
'Mystery' signal from space is solved. It's not aliens
London, UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Ground-Breaking Ground-Based Images of Planets from Pro-Am Team
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Manmade aerosols identified as driver in shifting global rainfall patterns
Miami FL (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
In a new study, scientists found that aerosol particles released into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels are a primary driver of changes in rainfall patterns across the globe. The results of the climate system-model simulations conducted by researchers Brian Soden and Eui-Seok Chung from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science revealed ... more
Stevenage UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Airbus built Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite ready for launch
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
Early Airborne Results Address South Korean Air Quality
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
North American monsoon storms fewer but more extreme
Fear is powerful enough to wipe out a species
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
New research highlights the immense power of fear. The emotion was strong enough to curb eating and reproduction among groups of fruit flies, increasing the likelihood of extinction. Scientists at Canada's McGill University exposed fruit flies to a pheromone produced by praying mantises, one of the species main predators. The smell was enough to inspire fear. Fruit flies exposed to the ... more
Boulder CO (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
Ancient, massive asteroid impact could explain Martian geological mysteries
Tucson, AZ (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Pitted Materials in Craters Could Indicate Buried Ice on Asteroids
Orlando FL (SPX) Jul 06, 2017
Bizarro comet challenging researchers
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Solar eclipse offers millions a chance at citizen science
Miami (AFP) July 21, 2017
Millions of people, from students to rocket scientists, are poised to contribute to a massive scientific effort to study the total solar eclipse that will sweep across the United States August 21. The entire country will fall into shadow as the "Great American Eclipse" passes, though the darkest path, or "totality," will be contained in a 70-mile (113-kilometer) ribbon that moves from Oregon ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
The moon is front and center during a total solar eclipse
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
NASA mission surfs through waves in space to understand space weather
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
NASA looks to solar eclipse to help understand Earth's energy system
China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China has a clear plan to provide sea launches for commercial payloads to be carried by Long March rockets, according to an aerospace official. Tang Yagang, vice head of the aerospace division of the No.1 institute of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), said that the technology is not difficult and a sea launch platform can be built based on modifying 10,000-ton ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
New Ways Developed to See the Formation of Stars in the Milky Way
Chicago IL (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
A research team led by Adler Planetarium astronomer Dr. Grace Wolf-Chase has discovered new evidence of stars forming in our Milky Way Galaxy. By using a telescope equipped to detect infrared light invisible to our eyes, this exciting new science is revealing how stars, including our very own Sun, grow up within clusters and groups. The Astrophysical Journal has published a paper on the subject ... more
London, UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Superluminous supernova marks the death of a star at cosmic high noon
Miami (AFP) July 21, 2017
'Mystery' signal from space is solved. It's not aliens
London, UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Ground-Breaking Ground-Based Images of Planets from Pro-Am Team
Artifacts suggest humans arrived in Australia earlier than thought
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
When and how the first humans made their way to Australia has been an evolving story. While it is accepted that humans appeared in Africa some 200,000 years ago, scientists in recent years have placed the approximate date of human settlement in Australia further and further back in time, as part of ongoing questions about the timing, the routes and the means of migration out of Africa. ... more
Buffalo NY (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
In saliva, clues to a 'ghost' species of ancient human
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 19, 2017
Startup touts neuro-stimulation as 'medicine for the brain'
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
Father's presence encourages sibling bonding among baboons
In Gulf of Mexico, NASA Evaluates How Crew Will Exit Orion
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA's Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they'll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land. Using the waters off the coast of Galveston, Texas, a NASA and Department of Defense team tested Orion exit procedures in a variety of scenarios July 10-14. During the crew egress testi ... more
Zhukovskiy (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
Space Tourist From Asian Country to Travel to ISS in 2019
Washington (Sputnik) Jul 25, 2017
Russian sanctions won't affect cooperation in space
Centennial CO (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
ULA to launch Dream Chaser for cargo runs to ISS for Sierra Nevada
NASA flights gauge summer sea ice melt in the Arctic
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Earlier this year Arctic sea ice sank to a record low wintertime extent for the third straight year. Now NASA is flying a set of instruments north of Greenland to observe the impact of the melt season on the Arctic's oldest and thickest sea ice. Operation IceBridge, NASA's airborne survey of polar ice, launched a short campaign on July 17 from Thule Air Base, in northwest Greenland. Weathe ... more
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Thawing permafrost releases old greenhouse gas
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Microbe study highlights Greenland ice sheet toxicity
Paris (ESA) Jul 13, 2017
Sentinel satellite captures birth of behemoth iceberg
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New algorithm, metrics improve autonomous underwater vehicles' energy efficiency
Corvallis OR (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Robotics researchers have found a way for autonomous underwater vehicles to navigate strong currents with greater energy efficiency, which means the AUVs can gather data longer and better. AUVs such as underwater gliders are valuable research tools limited primarily by their energy budget - every bit of battery power wasted via inefficient trajectories cuts into the time they can spend wor ... more
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A super-algae to save our seas
Boston MA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
A 50-year Indian dry spell has reversed, with more rain to come
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Mountain glaciers recharge vital aquifers
First look at gravitational dance that drives stellar formation
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Swirling motions in clouds of cold, dense gas have given, for the first time, an active insight into how gravity creates the compact cores from which stars form in the interstellar medium. The results will be presented, Thursday 6 July, by Gwen Williams at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Hull. Williams, of Cardiff University, explains: "We've known for some time that du ... more
Warwick UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves launched
Hannover, Germany (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
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Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
Hints of Extra Dimensions in Gravitational Waves


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