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November 19, 2012
SETI Institute Major Donation From Qualcomm Chief Scientist Franklin Antonio
Mountain View CA (SPX) Nov 18, 2012
SETI Institute has received a donation of $3.5 million from Franklin Antonio, Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Qualcomm. The money will be used to more than double the sensitivity of the Allen Telescope Array by replacing a portion of the antenna feed, which receives signals from the cosmos to search for life in the universe. In honor of the donation, the upgrade will be called the "Antonio Antenna Feed." A Google+ Hangout will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2012 at noon Pacific Standar ... read more
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Rare meteorites created in violent celestial collision
A tiny fraction of meteorites on earth contain strikingly beautiful, translucent, olive-green crystals embedded in an iron-nickel matrix. Called pallasites, these "space gems" have fascinated scient ... more

LLNL scientists assist in building detector to search for elusive dark matter material
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers are making key contributions to a physics experiment that will look for one of nature's most elusive particles, "dark matter," using a tank nearly ... more

Hubble Traps Galactic Fireflies
Luminous galaxies glow like fireflies on a dark night in this image snapped by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The upper central galaxy in this image is a gigantic elliptical galaxy designated ... more
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Instrument Will Observe Spiral Galaxy Near Big Dipper's Handle
Astrophysicist Timothy Cook loves to build things, particularly small scientific satellites and instruments, putting them on a sounding rocket and then shooting them into space. "How can one not fin ... more


Black Holes and How to Use Them
A "black hole" is defined as a region of space where gravity is so great that it prevents anything, including light, from escaping. Einstein's theory of general relativity predicts that a sufficient ... more
The Year In Space

BOSS Quasars Unveil a New Era in the Expansion History of the Universe
BOSS, the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, is mapping a huge volume of space to measure the role of dark energy in the evolution of the universe. BOSS is the largest program of the third Slo ... 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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
EU ministers close ranks to support Iran deal

North Korea tells UN will not negotiate with a 'hostile' US

US, S. Korea begin major navy drill

China's Xi caught between Kim nukes, Trump tweets

India, Russia to hold first 'tri-service' war games

Baghdad accuses Kurds of 'declaration of war'

Once promised paradise, IS fighters end up in mass graves


The curious shape of a supernova remnant in a star-forming cloud
Data from two ESA missions combine in a new view of the peculiar supernova remnant W44. The filamentary shell-like structure, detected by the Herschel Space Observatory at far-infrared wavelengths, ... more

DARPA's Advanced Space Surveillance Telescope Could Be Looking Up From Down Under
DARPA's ground-based Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) may soon head to Australia. An agreement reached this week with Australia's Department of Defense will allow DARPA to take the 180,000 lb. thr ... more

Combined Power Of Space Telescopes Finds Candidate For Most Distant Object Yet
By combining the power of NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes and one of nature's own natural "zoom lenses" in space, astronomers have set a new record for finding the most distant galaxy see ... more
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A Reborn Planetary Nebula
These images of the planetary nebula Abell 30, (a.k.a. A30), show one of the clearest views ever obtained of a special phase of evolution for these objects. The inset image on the right is a close-u ... more

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday, November 17, 2012
The best viewing for this year's Leonid meteor shower will be several hours before dawn on November 17, according to the editors of StarDate magazine. The Moon will be below the horizon, so it ... more
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As ice sheet melts, Greenland's fjords become less salty

World Bank: 1.1 bn people 'invisible', lacking official identity

Study reveals secrets of planet formation

Huge spike in global carbon emissions linked to El Nino

More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

Vietnam braces for more downpours as flood toll hits 72

Three killed, 360,000 without power as freak storm hits Ireland


Lockheed Martin Submits Space Fence Radar Proposal to USAF to Detect and Track Orbital Objects
Lockheed Martin has submitted its final contract proposal to build Space Fence, an advanced ground-based radar system that will improve the way the U.S. Air Force identifies and tracks orbital objec ... more

Proba-2 soaks up three solar eclipses
ESA's Sun-watching Proba-2 satellite experienced three partial solar eclipses last night while lucky observers watching from northern Australia were treated to a total solar eclipse. During a total ... more

Titan is also a green powerhouse
Not only is Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Titan the world's most powerful supercomputer, it is also one of the most energy-efficient. Titan came in at number three on the Green500 list. Organized ... 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

SETI Institute Major Donation From Qualcomm Chief Scientist Franklin Antonio

Strange diet for methane consuming microorganisms

Curious About Life: Interview with Jennifer Stern

Lowell astronomer, collaborators point the way for exoplanet search

A Reborn Planetary Nebula

Lost in Space: Rogue Planet Spotted?

NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars

CU LASP package ready for MAVEN integration bound for Mars

Meteorites reveal warm water existed on Mars


Raytheon submits Space Fence proposal to the USAF
Raytheon has submitted its proposal for the U.S. Air Force's Space Fence program. Space Fence, a large, S-band radar to be based in Kwajalein atoll, will be capable of detecting more and much smalle ... more

Lonely planet: Orphan world spotted in deep space
Astronomers on Wednesday reported they had detected a planet that had strayed from its star system and was wandering alone in deep space. ... more

US to station powerful radar, space telescope in Australia
The United States military will station a powerful radar and a space telescope in Australia as part of a major refocusing of priorities towards Asia, the two countries announced Wednesday. ... more

Sky-gazers in awe of total eclipse
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. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
PPPL takes detailed look at 2-D structure of turbulence in tokamaks

Converting carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water, electricity

Understanding rare earth emulsions

'Air-breathing' battery could cut costs of renewable energy storage

Breaking down stubborn cellulose

Sandia scientists find the optimal way to mop up surplus solar flux on CSP towers

A new miniature solution for storing renewable energy


Lost in Space: Rogue Planet Spotted?


Astronomers Measure The Universe's Deceleration Before Dark Energy Took Over


Boss Quasars Unveil A New Era In The Expansion History Of The Universe


Lowell Astronomer, Collaborators Point The Way For Exoplanet Search


The 11-Year Solar Cycle Continues During Prolonged Sunspot Minima


High-Frequency Flux Transfer Events Detected Near Mercury


China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year


Study provides recipe for 'supercharging' atoms with X-ray laser


New habitable zone super-Earth found in exosolar system


Astronomers develop new method to determine neutron star mass

Hubble Spots a Colorful Lenticular Galaxy

Nearby six-planet system could be life friendly

Apocalypse and salvation strategy

Huddersfield physicist join global partners inBig Bang particle search

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

New Australian telescope set to find 700,000 galaxies

Cosmic sprinklers explained in active planetary nebula

Atmospheric CO2 risks increasing space junk: study

Cray supercomputer named world's fastest

Europe spotlights space weather hazards

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

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