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November 14, 2012
Sky-gazers in awe of total eclipse
Palm Cove, Australia (AFP) Nov 14, 2012
Sky-gazers in northern Australia donned protective glasses as the clouds parted Wednesday to allow them to witness one of nature's greatest phenomena - a total eclipse of the sun. All eyes and cameras turned to the heavens over tropical north Queensland as the moon began moving between the Earth and the sun, like a small bite which gradually increases in size. Cloud cover threatened to spoil the party and huge cheers erupted when they parted to give tens of thousands of eclipse hunters a perfec ... read more
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Boss Quasars Unveil A New Era In The Expansion History Of The Universe
Berkeley Lab scientists and their Sloan Digital Sky Survey colleagues are using quasars to probe dark energy over 10 billion years in the past. BOSS, the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, is ... more

Astronomers Measure The Universe's Deceleration Before Dark Energy Took Over
For the past five billion years, the expansion of the Universe has been speeding up, powered by the mysterious repulsive force known as "dark energy." But thanks to a new technique for measuri ... more

Lowell Astronomer, Collaborators Point The Way For Exoplanet Search
Though the search for planets around other stars, or exoplanets, is showing researchers that planets are abundant in our galaxy, it helps a great deal to have directions when searching for as-of-yet ... more


High-Frequency Flux Transfer Events Detected Near Mercury
The physical process that creates connections between the magnetic fields emanating from the Sun and a planet - a process known as magnetic reconnection - creates a portal through which solar plasma ... more


The 11-Year Solar Cycle Continues During Prolonged Sunspot Minima
Streaming into the solar system at nearly the speed of light, galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) are a high-energy mix of protons, electrons, and atomic nuclei. As they pass into reach of the outflow ... more
The Year In Space

Study provides recipe for 'supercharging' atoms with X-ray laser
Researchers using the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have found a way to strip most of the electrons from xenon atom ... more

China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year
China will launch its latest lunar satellite in the second half of next year, the Chang'e-3, paving the way for a future manned moon landing, a senior space industry official said on Saturday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia says 'satellite' could have caused radioactive pollution

Department of Defense seeks to speed up acquisition process

EU launches defence pact with submarine drones

On Mideast trip, Putin orders partial withdrawal from Syria

Pentagon skeptical about Russia's Syria pullout claims

S. Korea's Moon seeks rapprochement in China visit

Erdogan says officials to meet to 'finalise' Russia defence deal


Europe spotlights space weather hazards
ESA's Space Situational Awareness programme is taking centre stage during the ninth European Space Weather Week, with experts showcasing a recently opened space weather service centre and highlighti ... more

Astronomers develop new method to determine neutron star mass
Astronomers have used INTEGRAL and XMM-Newton to look into the neutron star in IGR J17252-3616, a highly obscured X-ray binary system. The data show how the neutron star, which is being fuelled by t ... more

New Australian telescope set to find 700,000 galaxies
Australia's newest radio telescope is predicted to find an unprecedented 700,000 new galaxies, say scientists planning for CSIRO's next-generation Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP ... more
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Discovery of a Giant Gap in the Disk of a Sun-like Star May Indicate Multiple Planets
A large international team of astronomers led by Jun Hashimoto (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan) and Ruobing Dong (Princeton University) has used the High Contrast Instrument for the Suba ... more

Atmospheric CO2 risks increasing space junk: study
A build-up of carbon dioxide in the upper levels of Earth's atmosphere risks causing a faster accumulation of man-made space junk and resulting in more collisions, scientists said on Sunday. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New mapping technique can help fight extreme poverty

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Scientists show how Himalayan rivers influenced ancient Indus civilization settlements

Uncovering varied pathways to agriculture

Nuclear technology helps scientists study Australia's prehistoric ecosystems

Archaeologist says fire, not corn, key to prehistoric survival in arid Southwest

Shining a light on plant growth and development


Huddersfield physicist join global partners inBig Bang particle search
Scientists at the University of Huddersfield are collaborating with experts at some of the world's leading research institutes in an attempt to unravel the mysteries of a particle that played a role ... more

Nearby six-planet system could be life friendly
A new super-Earth planet that may have an Earth-like climate and be just right to support life has been discovered around a nearby star by an international team of astronomers, led by Mikko Tuomi, U ... more

Apocalypse and salvation strategy
Life forms on Earth may fully disappear in 2,8 billion years, according to a survey conducted by British scientists earlier this year. The survey said that temperature increase depends both on solar ... more
Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

At Pluto, Moons and Debris May Be Hazardous to New Horizons Spacecraft During Flyby

Sharpest-ever Ground-based Images of Pluto and Charon: Proves a Powerful Tool for Exoplanet Discoveries

Strange diet for methane consuming microorganisms

Curious About Life: Interview with Jennifer Stern

Asteroid Belts at Just the Right Place are Friendly to Life

Discovery of a Giant Gap in the Disk of a Sun-like Star May Indicate Multiple Planets

Nearby six-planet system could be life friendly

Lowell Astronomer, Collaborators Point The Way For Exoplanet Search

NASA Mars Rover Opportunity Reveals Geological Mystery

Mars orbiter back online after system swap

What Arctic Rocks Say About Mars: An Interview with Hans Amundsen


Hubble Spots a Colorful Lenticular Galaxy
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a beautiful galaxy that, with its reddish and yellow central area, looks rather like an explosion from a Hollywood movie. The galaxy, called NG ... more

Cray supercomputer named world's fastest
A Cray supercomputer at the US government's Oak Ridge National Laboratory was named Monday the world's fastest, overtaking an IBM supercomputer at another American research center. ... more

New habitable zone super-Earth found in exosolar system
Astronomers have discovered a new super-Earth in the habitable zone, where liquid water and a stable atmosphere could reside, around the nearby star HD 40307. It is one of three new super-Earths fou ... more

Cosmic sprinklers explained in active planetary nebula
Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have discovered a pair of stars orbiting each other at the centre of one of the most remarkable examples of a planetary nebula. The new result conf ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Algae could feed and fuel planet with aid of new high-tech tool

Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

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OPEC in June to consider way out of production deal

Transformation to wind and solar achievable with low indirect GHG emissions

Guanidinium stabilizes perovskite solar cells at 19 percent efficiency

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Cosmic GDP Crashes 97 percent As Star Formation Slumps


Comet collisions every 6 seconds explain 17-year-old stellar mystery


A Nearby Stellar Cradle


Strange diet for methane consuming microorganisms


Study: Star formation peaked, in decline


NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8


Solar system's birth record revised


Electron Microscopes With a Twist


Hubble Sees an Unexpected Population of Young-Looking Stars


Megaupload boss aims to lie low

World record for the entanglement of twisted light quanta

Moon crater yields impact clues

Total Solar Eclipse In Australia, Nov. 14

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

Enigmatic Nematics

Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Fermi Measures Cosmic 'Fog' Produced by Ancient Starlight

Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

ORNL Debuts Titan Supercomputer

Total Solar Eclipse - Australia 14 November 2012

Protoplanet Vesta: Forever young?

Bristol scientists perform new experiment to solve the 'one real mystery' of quantum mechanics

Asteroid Belts at Just the Right Place are Friendly to Life

NASA's SAMPEX Mission: A Space Weather Warrior

Curious About Life: Interview with Jennifer Stern

Dark clouds, young stars, and a dash of Hollywood

Planet-hunt data released to public

Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

Stars Ancient and Modern?

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