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July 31, 2015
Unusual Red Arcs Spotted on Icy Saturn Moon
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 30, 2015
Like graffiti sprayed by an unknown artist, unexplained arc-shaped, reddish streaks are visible on the surface of Saturn's icy moon Tethys in new, enhanced-color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The red arcs are narrow, curved lines on the moon's surface, and are among the most unusual color features on Saturn's moons to be revealed by Cassini's cameras. Images taken using clear, green, infrared and ultraviolet spectral filters were combined to create the enhanced-color views, which highligh ... read more
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Astronomers have discovered the first aurora ever seen in an object beyond our Solar System. The aurora - similar to the famous "Northern Lights" on Earth - is 10,000 times more powerful than any ... more


New Names and Insights at Ceres
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A new litmus test for chaos?
Does the flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas? This intriguing question - the title of a talk given by MIT meteorologist Edward Lorenz at a 1972 meeting - has come to emb ... more

Missouri researcher bakes asteroids to find water
A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is cooking up something new in the lab - baking meteorites to learn how to produce water and other easily evaporated compounds from asteroi ... more
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NASA could help keep large unmanned aircraft clear of commercial planes

China holds anti-terror drill at Xinjiang airport


Bright Basin on Tethys
With the expanded range of colors visible to Cassini's cameras, differences in materials and their textures become apparent that are subtle or unseen in natural color views. Here, the giant impact b ... more

'Bathtub Rings' Suggest Titan's Dynamic Seas
Saturn's moon, Titan, is the only object in the Solar System other than Earth known to have liquid on its surface. While most of the lakes are found around the poles, the dry regions near the equato ... more

Undergraduates discover the densest galaxies known
Two undergraduates at San Jose State University have discovered two galaxies that are the densest known. Similar to ordinary globular star clusters but a hundred to a thousand times brighter, the ne ... more
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Pillars of destruction reveals impact of cosmic wind on galaxy evolution
Astronomers have long known that powerful cosmic winds can sometimes blow through galaxies, sweeping out interstellar material and stopping future star formation. Now they have a clearer snapshot of ... more

Brown dwarfs, stars share formation process
Astronomers using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have discovered jets of material ejected by still-forming young brown dwarfs. The discovery is the first direct evidence that brown dwarfs ... more
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Finding Another Earth
The discovery of a super-Earth-sized planet orbiting a sun-like star brings us closer than ever to finding a twin of our own watery world. But NASA's Kepler space telescope has captured evidence of ... more

Is science drawing closer to an alien world?
NASA's discovery of Earth-like exoplanet Kepler-452b, nicknamed "Earth 2.0", has social media buzzing about the chances of finding a faraway world, possibly with alien life or key resources such as water. ... more

Airbus DS to build JUICE, ESA's next life-tracker inside the Solar System
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Identifying ever-growing disturbances leading to freak waves
Physicists like to study unusual kinds of waves, like freak waves found in the sea. Such wave movements can be studied using models designed to describe the dynamics of disturbances. Theoretical phy ... more

China's Alibaba to invest $1.0 bn in cloud computing
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New 3-D model could solve supernova mystery
Giant stars die a violent death. After a life of several million years, they collapse into themselves and then explode in what is known as a supernova. How these stars explode remains a mystery. How ... more

Signboards in Space
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is expanding. Dominated for decades by the search for radio transmissions from aliens, SETI has recently included optical searches for laser beams ... more
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