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February 05, 2016
The frigid Flying Saucer
Munich, Germany (SPX) Feb 04, 2016
The international team, led by Stephane Guilloteau at the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux, France, measured the temperature of large dust grains around the young star 2MASS J16281370-2431391 in the spectacular Rho Ophiuchi star formation region, about 400 light-years from Earth. This star is surrounded by a disc of gas and dust - such discs are called protoplanetary discs as they are the early stages in the creation of planetary systems. This particular disc is seen nearly edge-on, and its ... read more
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First locks released from LISA Pathfinder's cubes
Today, the lock fingers that kept the two test masses on LISA Pathfinder secure during the launch and cruise phase were successfully unlocked. As planned, the two cubes are still attached to the spa ... more

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Burns for Jupiter
NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft successfully executed a maneuver to adjust its flight path today, Feb. 3. The maneuver refined the spacecraft's trajectory, helping set the stage for Juno's arri ... more

How Friendly Is Enceladus' Ocean To Life
How acidic is the ocean on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus? It's a fundamental question to understanding if this geyser-spouting moon could support life. Enceladus is part of a family of icy worlds, inc ... more
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Turbulent times: When stars approach
When we look at the night sky, we see stars as tiny points of light eking out a solitary existence at immense distances from Earth. But appearances are deceptive. More than half the stars we know of ... more


A violent wind blown from the heart of a galaxy tells the tale of a merger
An international team led by a researcher from Hiroshima University has succeeded in revealing the detailed structure of a massive ionized gas outflow streaming from the starburst galaxy NGC 6240. T ... more

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Inside Rosetta's comet
There are no large caverns inside Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ESA's Rosetta mission has made measurements that clearly demonstrate this, solving a long-standing mystery. Comets are the ic ... more

Millisecond Pulsars Likely Account for Signal in Galactic Center
The puzzling excess of gamma rays from the center of the Milky Way probably originates from rapidly rotating neutron stars, or millisecond pulsars, and not from dark matter annihilation, as previous ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
India gathers navies in show of maritime might

Boeing could make Super Hornets in India if purchased

F-35 deficiencies raise Pentagon concerns

Walking on water: USU researchers unravel science of skipping spheres

New material lights up when detecting explosives

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' fugitive anti-hero

Galileo signals covering more of the sky


Luxembourg's ultimate offshore investment: Space mining
Luxembourg positioned itself Wednesday to pioneer the potentially lucrative business of mining asteroids in space for precious metals such as gold, platinum and tungsten. ... more

Philae comet probe: World prepares for final farewell
In November 2014, a brave explorer on a daring mission strapped on a pair of studded boots and a hard hat, stuffed a cheese sandwich and a compass into a backpack, and leapt from a spacecraft. ... more

Small Asteroid to Pass Close to Earth March 5
A small asteroid that two years ago flew past Earth at a comfortable distance of about 1.3 million miles (2 million kilometers) will safely fly by our planet again in a few weeks, though this time i ... more
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Galactic center's gamma rays unlikely to originate from dark matter, evidence shows
Bursts of gamma rays from the center of our galaxy are not likely to be signals of dark matter but rather other astrophysical phenomena such as fast-rotating stars called millisecond pulsars, accord ... more

ASU satellite selected for NASA Space Launch System's first flight
The first flight of NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 13 low-cost CubeSats, including one from Arizona State University, to test innovative ideas along with an uncrewed Or ... more
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Battery technology could charge up water desalination

Scientists map movement of Greenland Ice during past 9,000 years

Lithium battery catalyst found to harm key soil microorganism

DNA evidence uncovers major upheaval in Europe near end of last Ice Age

The evolution of Dark-fly

How roots grow

Southwest sliding into a new normal: Drier conditions


Heliophysics CubeSat to launch on NASA's SLS
Just a bit bigger than a box of cereal, one of the first CubeSats to travel in interplanetary space will be NASA's miniature space science station, dedicated to studying the dynamic particles and ma ... more

Lunar Flashlight selected to fly as secondary payload on Exploration Mission-1
NASA's Advanced Exploration Systems Division recently selected the Lunar Flashlight CubeSat as a secondary payload to fly aboard the Space Launch System's Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) flight. Lunar ... more

CuSP will observe solar energetic particles in outer space
NASA announced that a miniature solar particle research spacecraft to be built by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) will launch aboard NASA's Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1) rocket in 2018. The ... more

Saturn's rings: less than meets the eye
It seems intuitive that an opaque material should contain more stuff than a more translucent substance. For example, muddier water has more suspended particles of dirt in it than clearer water. Like ... more

Blast from black hole in a galaxy far, far away
The Star Wars franchise has featured the fictitious "Death Star," which can shoot powerful beams of radiation across space. The universe, however, produces phenomena that often surpass what science ... more

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Scientists debate likelihood of finding life on other planets
In a debate hosted by the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, six scientists argued whether remote sensing will reveal evidence of extant life on an exoplanet-any planet outside our solar syst ... more

Will Space Debris be Responsible for World War III?
In recent weeks there has been a bit of speculation that collisions between active satellites and space debris could spark WW III. Vitaly Adushkin from the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Norway's massive wealth fund pulls out of 73 companies

China drafts nuclear safety law

Is lignin the crude oil of the future? Maybe so, thanks to the Sun and photocatalysts

Chip could bring deep learning to mobile devices

Host-guest nanowires for efficient water splitting and solar energy storage

Scientists take key step toward custom-made nanoscale chemical factories

Scientists bridge different materials by design


Novel Calibration Tool Will Help Astronomers Look for Habitable Exoplanets


Bright sparks shed new light on the dark matter riddle


Space-Earth System Produces Highest-Resolution Astronomical Image


Polar vortices observed in ferroelectric


New Animation Takes a Colorful Flight Over Ceres


Phase of the moon affects amount of rainfall


Understanding the magnetic sun


Hubble Finds Misbehaving Spiral


Antarctic fungi survive Martian conditions on the International Space Station


A new magnetoresistance effect occurring in materials with strong spin-orbit coupling

Astronomers discover largest solar system

Giant gas cloud boomeranging back into Milky Way

Galaxy cluster environment not dictated by its mass alone

A new quantum approach to big data

LISA Pathfinder Thrusters Operated Successfully

Galaxy Clusters Reveal New Dark Matter Insights

Making new stars by 'adopting' stray cosmic gases

Ceres: Keeping Well-Guarded Secrets for 215 Years

The Milky Way's clean and tidy galactic neighbor

NASA assigns early design contracts for Asteroid Redirect mission

Anti-hydrogen origin revealed by collision simulation

Solving hard quantum problems: Everything is connected

Integral X-rays Earth's aurora

Cassini Heads for 'Higher Ground' at Saturn

Advanced Civilizations Could Thrive in Chaotic Star Clusters

The aliens are silent because they're dead

How to clock the beginning of the Universe

Watching electrons cool in 30 quadrillionths of a second

Lonely Planet Finds a Mum a Trillion Km Away

Understanding Universe's Secrets with Euclid Spacecraft

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