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September 19, 2012
SPACE SCOPES
Hubble Sees NGC 7090 - An actively star-forming galaxy
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2012
This image portrays a beautiful view of the galaxy NGC 7090, as seen by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The galaxy is viewed edge-on from the Earth, meaning we cannot easily see the spiral arms, which are full of young, hot stars. However, a side-on view shows the galaxy's disc and the bulging central core, where typically a large group of cool old stars are packed in a compact, spheroidal region. In addition, there are two interesting features present in the image that are worth mentioning. ... read more

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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Largest Magnetic Field Around Massive Star
A group of astronomers led by Gregg Wade of the Royal Military College of Canada have used the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) at The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory and the Canada ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

A celestial witch's broom?
The Pencil Nebula is pictured in a new image from ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. This peculiar cloud of glowing gas is part of a huge ring of wreckage left over after a supernova explosion tha ... more
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MOON DAILY

Russia to start research base on the Moon
According to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, Russian cosmonauts have gained great experience working in orbit and have conducted a large number of scientific experiments at the ISS. All ... more
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MOON DAILY

Protection for Moon, Mars astronauts eyed
Rocks on the Moon or Mars could be used to build shelters to possibly protect astronauts from dangerous cosmic radiation, European researchers say. ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

World's most powerful digital camera opens eye, records first images in hunt for dark energy
Eight billion years ago, rays of light from distant galaxies began their long journey to Earth. That ancient starlight has now found its way to a mountaintop in Chile, where the newly-constructed Da ... more
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TIME AND SPACE

Spacetime ripples from dying black holes could help reveal how they formed
Researchers from Cardiff University have discovered a new property of black holes: their dying tones could reveal the cosmic crash that produced them. Black holes are regions of space where gravity ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Meteors Might Add Methane to Exoplanet Atmospheres
Meteoroids slamming against the atmospheres of alien worlds could add organic gases that make them look inhabited by life even if they are not, researchers say. In recent years, astronomers have det ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS

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TECH SPACE

European industry develops space safety radar
ESA will boost European industrial expertise by developing a new radar as part of the Agency's Space Situational Awareness programme. The radar will test future debris monitoring techniques, helping ... more
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SOLAR SCIENCE

Basic solar system measure redefined
Astronomers meeting in Beijing say they've agreed on a new definition of the fundamental unit of distance between objects in the solar system. ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Stars "Missing In Action" Now Counted
Almost one in five exploding stars in nearby galaxies is simply not seen, astronomers have determined. For galaxies further out, that fraction doubles. This finding clears the way for these stellar ... more
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EXO LIFE

Curious About Life: Interview with Chris McKay
In this interview, Chris McKay describes how he'll use two of Curiosity Rover's instruments: he'll help determine what ChemCam should focus its laser on, and then compare the organic analysis by the ... more
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TECH SPACE

Less wear, longer life for memory storage device
Probe storage devices read and write data by making nanoscale marks on a surface through physical contact. The technology may one day extend the data density limits of conventional magnetic and opti ... more
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MERCURY RISING

MESSENGER Data from Second Full Mercury Solar Day in Orbit Released by Planetary Data System
MESSENGER Data from Second Full Mercury Solar Day in Orbit Released by Planetary Data System Late last week, the Planetary Data System (PDS) released data collected during MESSENGER's seventh ... more
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EXO LIFE

Extreme Life Forms Might be Able to Survive on Eccentric Exoplanets
Astronomers have discovered a veritable rogues' gallery of odd exoplanets- from scorching hot worlds with molten surfaces to frigid ice balls. And while the hunt continues for the elusive "blue dot" ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Public maps out an A to Z of galaxies
Members of the public have constructed an A to Z of galaxies in the night sky. Volunteers participating in the Galaxy Zoo project have been helping scientists gain new insights by classifying galaxi ... more
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Oceans arrived early to Earth

America votes

Emerging disease could wipe out American, European salamanders

Magma pancakes beneath Lake Toba

Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media

Clean Smell Doesn't Always Mean Clean Air

Restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions

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EXO WORLDS

Two 'hot Jupiters' found in star cluster: NASA
US scientists have for the first time found proof that planets can form and survive around sun-like stars within dense star clusters, NASA said Friday. ... more
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MOON DAILY

Remains of astronaut legend Neil Armstrong buried at sea
The cremated remains of legendary American astronaut Neil Armstrong were scattered at sea Friday, in a ceremony aboard a US aircraft carrier paying final tribute to the first man to set foot on the moon, NASA said. ... more
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TIME AND SPACE

University of Toronto scientists cast doubt on renowned uncertainty principle
Werner Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, formulated by the theoretical physicist in 1927, is one of the cornerstones of quantum mechanics. In its most familiar form, it says that it is impossible ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Was Kepler's Supernova Unusually Powerful?
In 1604, a new star appeared in the night sky that was much brighter than Jupiter and dimmed over several weeks. This event was witnessed by sky watchers including the famous astronomer Johannes Kep ... more
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EXO LIFE

Planets not like Earth could harbor life
Extreme forms of life could exist on eccentric planets outside the solar system with conditions unlike those on Earth, U.S. scientists say. ... more
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MOON DAILY

Memorial service honors 'man on the moon' Armstrong
Top NASA officials, fellow astronauts, relatives and well-wishers paid a final tribute to Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, in a somber memorial ceremony Thursday in the US capital. ... more
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EXO LIFE

Curious about Life: Interview with Danny Glavin
The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover has 10 science instruments, and each will be used in the coming weeks and months to help characterize the environment of Mars and determine if the planet ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Planets Can Form in the Galactic Center
At first glance, the center of the Milky Way seems like a very inhospitable place to try to form a planet. Stars crowd each other as they whiz through space like cars on a rush-hour freeway. Superno ... more
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Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

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SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Watching Ancient Orbs
This sparkling picture taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the center of globular cluster M 4. The power of Hubble has resolved the cluster into a multitude of glowing orbs, each a co ... more
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TECH SPACE

System will seek orbiting space debris
The European Space Agency says it will help develop a radar system to test space debris monitoring to help European satellite operators avoid orbiting hazards. ... more
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TIME AND SPACE

Crews complete first block of North America's most advanced neutrino experiment
Today, technicians in Minnesota will begin to position the first block of a detector that will be part of the largest, most advanced neutrino experiment in North America. The NuMI Off-Axis Neutrino ... more
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MOON DAILY

Chandrayaan II may be delayed, says ISRO Chief
India's quest for the moon, by the name of "Chandrayaan II," planned for 2013-14, may be delayed. Indicating this at a news conference organised after the successful launch of "PSLV-C21", the 100th ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Vesta in Dawn's Rear View Mirror
NASA's Dawn mission is releasing two parting views of the giant asteroid Vesta, using images that were among the last taken by the spacecraft as it departed its companion for the last year. Th ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Notre Dame astrophysicists publish new approach to cosmic lithium in the early universe
J. Christopher Howk, Nicolas Lehner and Grant Mathews of the Center for Astrophysics at the University of Notre Dame published a paper this week in the journal Nature titled "Observation of interste ... more
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MOON DAILY

First man on moon to be buried at sea: Armstrong family
The first man on the moon will be buried at sea, a spokesman for Neil Armstrong's family said Thursday. ... more
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MOON DAILY

Russian deputy PM proposes Moon station
A top Russian official on Tuesday proposed setting up a space station on the Moon to revive Moscow's struggling space programme, a day after the prime minister ripped into its failures. ... more
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