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August 28, 2016
NASA probe set to make closest approach yet to Jupiter
Washington (AFP) Aug 27, 2016
NASA's Juno space probe on Saturday was set to pass the closest it will get to the planet Jupiter during the main phase of its planned mission to the gas giant, the US space agency's officials said. Juno was to swing within some 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) of the solar system's largest planet, the closest any spacecraft has passed, traveling at 130,000 miles per hour (208,000 kilometers per hour) at around 5:51 am (12:51 GMT). It was the first time Juno's eight scientific instruments and its ... read more

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Scientists test upper limits of electron speed
The fastest electronic devices currently send information at speeds of several gigahertz, a billion oscillations per second. Some fiber-optic cables feature frequencies approaching a terahertz, a thousand billion oscillations. ... more

Study: Only larger stars boast gas-rich disks
Recent observations made by Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, ALMA, suggest larger stars host significant carbon monoxide gas reservoirs. ALMA astronomers were surprised by the finding. ... more

New approach to determining how atoms are arranged in materials
Researchers from North Carolina State University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a novel approach to materials char ... more
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A better way to learn if Alien Planets have the Right Stuff
A new method for analyzing the chemical composition of stars may help scientists winnow the search for Earth 2.0. Yale University researchers Debra Fischer and John Michael Brewer, in a new study th ... more


Rocky planet found orbiting habitable zone of nearest star
An international team of astronomers including Carnegie's Paul Butler has found clear evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System. The new world, designated ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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35 years later Voyager's legacy continues at Saturn
Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists. After an initial flyby of Pioneer 11 in 1979, humanity got a second, much closer look at this compl ... more

Most distant galaxy clusters ever found
The international University of California, Riverside-led SpARCS collaboration has discovered four of the most distant clusters of galaxies ever found, as they appeared when the Universe was only fo ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
A new generation of cheap networked nuclear-radiation detectors

Philippines' Duterte warns China of 'reckoning'

Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China Sea

Iranian navy in 'unsafe' intercept of US destroyer: defense official

UN chief says N.Korea missile launch 'deeply troubling'

New flexible material can make any window 'smart'

Russia to design super-heavy carrier rocket


Cosmic neighbors inhibit star formation, even in the early-universe
The international University of California, Riverside-led SpARCS collaboration has discovered four of the most distant clusters of galaxies ever found, as they appeared when the universe was only 4 ... more

WISE, Fermi missions reveal a surprising blazar connection
Astronomers studying distant galaxies powered by monster black holes have uncovered an unexpected link between two very different wavelengths of the light they emit, the mid-infrared and gamma rays. ... more

Can 1 cosmic enigma help solve another
Astrophysicists from the Johns Hopkins University have proposed a clever new way of shedding light on the mystery of dark matter, believed to make up most of the universe. The irony is they want to ... more
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Massive galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter
Using the world's most powerful telescopes, an international team of astronomers has discovered a massive galaxy that consists almost entirely of dark matter. Using the W. M. Keck Observatory and th ... more

Researchers suggest life on Earth may be early in cosmic terms
Why are we now? We know that the universe is roughly 14 billion years old, and that someday it is likely to end - perhaps because of a Big Freeze, Big Rip or Big Crunch. But what can we learn by con ... more
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Modelling water uptake in wood opens up new design framework

Analog DNA circuit does math in a test tube

Water shortage: The demise of the Maya civilization

Whiskers help animals sense the direction of the wind

Molecular signature shows plants are adapting to increasing CO2

The relationship between erosion and tectonics in the Himalayas

Researchers image roots in the ground


Stellar Lab In Sagittarius
The small smattering of bright blue stars in the upper left of this vast new 615 megapixel ESO image is the perfect cosmic laboratory in which to study the life and death of stars. Known as Messier ... more

Supernova ejected from the pages of history
A new look at the debris from an exploded star in our galaxy has astronomers re-examining when the supernova actually happened. Recent observations of the supernova remnant called G11.2-0.3 with NAS ... more

Young Heavyweight Star Identified in the Milky Way
Astronomers have identified a young star, located almost 11,000 light-years away, which could help us understand how the most massive stars in the universe are formed. This young star, already more ... more

Study explains mysterious 'eclipse wind'
When the moon blocks the sun's rays during a solar eclipse, onlookers often feel a sudden shift in the wind direction. The phenomenon is called an "eclipse wind," and for decades, scientists have struggled to explain why it happens. ... more

Air Force successfully launches GSSAP 3/4 - AFSPC-6 from Cape Canaveral AFS
The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the third and fourth Orbital ATK built Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites aboard a United Launch ... more


Study reveals new physics of how fluids flow in porous media
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Streamlining accelerated computing for industry
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24/7 Energy News Coverage
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New class of fuel cells offer increased flexibility, lower cost

Biochemists describe light-driven conversion of greenhouse gas to fuel

Bio-inspired tire design: Where the rubber meets the road

Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics

Giving eCar drivers more miles per minute of charging

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Understanding nature's patterns with plasmas


Light and matter merge in quantum coupling


A neuron's hardy bunch


Space tourists eye $150mln Soyuz lunar flyby


Proba-3: seeing through shadow to view Sun's corona


Gaia's second anniversary marked by successes and challenges


NASA Establishes Contact With STEREO Mission


Cameras Capture Perseid Meteors from Florida Tech, Global Locations


Bacteria could aid search for creatures on other planets


A new Goldilocks for habitable planets

From Solo Cup to an asteroid: NASA's newest space mission

How we escaped from the Big Bang

Venus-like Exoplanet Might Have Oxygen Atmosphere, but Not Life

A star's birth holds early clues to life-potential

The outer edge of a star's habitable zone a hard place for life

Roscosmos to spend $7.5Mln studying issues of manned lunar missions

NASA prepares to launch first US asteroid sample return mission

Nuclear puzzle may be clue to fifth force

Time-lapse images reveal Perseid meteors around the globe

NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission Completes Design Milestone

UCI physicists confirm possible discovery of fifth force of nature

Scientists take big step toward recreating primordial 'RNA world'

New material discovery allows study of elusive Weyl fermion

Cosmology: Lore of lonely regions

"Kitchen Smoke" in nebula offer clues to the building blocks of life

Observatory Measures Oxygen in Galaxy 12 Billion Years Ago

Brown dwarfs reveal exoplanets' secrets

Bringing Home NASA's First Asteroid Samples

Computer programming made easier

NASA to map Asteroid Bennu from the ground up

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