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November 20, 2012
Lockheed Martin Expands Range Of Cloud Computing Services for UK Government
Rockville MD (SPX) Nov 20, 2012
Lockheed Martin UK has expanded its offering of cloud computing services available to the UK government after recently being selected to provide G-Cloud 2 IT support. This new contract succeeds the previous G-Cloud 1 program and will run for 12 months, allowing Lockheed Martin UK to provide an even wider range of services that includes infrastructure, software and specialist cloud capabilities. Under the G-Cloud 2 framework agreement, better known as CloudStore, Lockheed Martin will now offe ... read more
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Rare image of Super-Jupiter sheds light on planet formation
An infrared imaging search with the Subaru telescope has captured a rare image of a "Super-Jupiter" around the massive star Kappa Andromedae (K And). The gas giant has a mass about 13 times that of ... more

Astronomers Directly Image Massive Star's 'Super-Jupiter'
Astronomers using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii have discovered a "super-Jupiter" around the bright star Kappa Andromedae, which now holds the record for the most massive star kn ... more

Leonid meteor shower comes around
Fragments shed by a comet are falling to Earth this weekend in the Leonid meteor shower. ... 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
The Year In Space

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

SETI Institute Major Donation From Qualcomm Chief Scientist Franklin Antonio
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 Alle ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
NATO moves to bolster collective defense

U.K. Defense Secretary announces more support for Ukraine

Russia denies US claim that four Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran

Pentagon chief warns of Russian casualties in Syria

Suspected Saudi-led air strike kills 28 at Yemen wedding

USAF expands OIR mission in Turkey

U.S. Air Force expands drone training at Holloman


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

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

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
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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

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
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Ancient rocks record first evidence for photosynthesis that made oxygen

New human ancestor's feet resemble our own, Dartmouth scientist finds

Observed latitudinal variations in erosion as a function of glacier dynamics

A simpler way to estimate the feedback between permafrost carbon and climate

Ecuador volcano spews giant ash column

Guatemala volcano roars back to life

Indonesia accepts international help to combat fires


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

Bug repellent for supercomputers proves effective
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have used the Stack Trace Analysis Tool (STAT), a highly scalable, lightweight tool to debug a program running more than one million MPI pro ... 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

Rare image of Super-Jupiter sheds light on planet formation

Astronomers Directly Image Massive Star's 'Super-Jupiter'

NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars

CU LASP package ready for MAVEN integration bound for Mars

Martian And Terran History Finding a common denominator


Keeneland Project Deploys New GPU Supercomputing System for the National Science Foundation
Georgia Tech, along with partner research organizations on the Keeneland Project, including the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, the National Institute for Computational Sciences and Oak Ridge Nat ... 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

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

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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Now 'right moment' for carbon tax: IMF chief

Discovery about new battery overturns decades of false assumptions

McMaster engineers build better energy storage device

Researchers measure how specific atoms move in dielectric materials

NCSEA report maps regulatory, policy path to develop energy storage in NC

Physicists shrink particle accelerator

Growth, climate in focus as world economic leaders meet


Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday, November 17, 2012


Lockheed Martin Submits Space Fence Radar Proposal to USAF to Detect and Track Orbital Objects


Proba-2 soaks up three solar eclipses


Lonely planet: Orphan world spotted in deep space


US to station powerful radar, space telescope in Australia


Sky-gazers in awe of total eclipse


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

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