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November 30, 2012
MERCURY RISING
Spacecraft Finds New Evidence for Water Ice on Mercury
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 30, 2012
New observations by the MESSENGER spacecraft provide compelling support for the long-held hypothesis that Mercury harbors abundant water ice and other frozen volatile materials in its permanently shadowed polar craters. Three independent lines of evidence support this conclusion: the first measurements of excess hydrogen at Mercury's north pole with MESSENGER's Neutron Spectrometer, the first measurements of the reflectance of Mercury's polar deposits at near-infrared wavelengths with the Mercury ... read more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Record-Setting X-ray Jet Discovered
A jet of X-rays from a supermassive black hole 12.4 billion light years from Earth has been detected by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This is the most distant X-ray jet ever observed and gives a ... more
IRON AND ICE

Asteroid dust from space
To the naked eye there is nothing to see, and yet the small transparent container holds something never observed before. For the first time, scientists are studying asteroid dust collected by a spac ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Biggest Black Hole Blast Discovered
Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) have discovered a quasar with the most energetic outflow ever seen, at least five times more powerful than any that have been observed to date. Qua ... more
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EXO WORLDS

A Sky Full of Planets
Think back to the last time you saw the Milky Way-that faint stripe of stars that thickens and brightens as you get farther from city lights. At least 200 billion stars fill the Milky Way, our galax ... more


MERCURY RISING

Large ice deposits found on planet nearest the sun
Scientists Thursday announced new evidence that Mercury, the planet orbiting nearest the Sun, hosts massive caches of ice and revealed new information on how water reached our solar system's inner planets. ... more
The Year In Space
EXO WORLDS

Do missing Jupiters mean massive comet belts?
Using ESA's Herschel space observatory, astronomers have discovered vast belts of comets surrounding two nearby planetary systems known to host nothing larger than Earth-to-Neptune-mass worlds. The ... more
IRON AND ICE

Nine Radar Images of Asteroid 2007 PA8
A collage shows nine radar images of near-Earth asteroid 2007 PA8 that were obtained between Oct. 31 and Nov. 13, 2012, with data collected by NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network ante ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US military's robot space plane lands back on Earth

Russia to Create Space-Based Ballistic Missile Warning System

COBALT delivers app-specific IO for established military application profiles

LockMart and NGC Deliver Payload for Fourth SBIRS Satellite

zero2infinity will launch nanosatellites from the stratosphere

Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Satellite Contract

With IRNSS-1C, India a Step Closer to Own Navigation Satellite System

EXO WORLDS

Dust Grains Highlight the Path to Planet Formation
An international team of researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and the Japanese universities of Kobe, Hyogo, and Saitama used the Subaru Telescope to capture a clear ... more
TECH SPACE

NASA Technologists Test 'Game-Changing' Data-Processing Technology
It's a digital world. Or is it? NASA technologist Jonathan Pellish isn't convinced. In fact, he believes a computing technology of yesteryear could potentially revolutionize everything from autonomo ... more
EXO WORLDS

Low-mass planets make good neighbours for debris discs
Astronomers using ESA's Herschel Space Observatory have detected massive debris discs around 61 Virginis and Gliese 581, two nearby stars that are known to host super-Earth planets. The study ... more
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TIME AND SPACE

Galaxy-squatting black hole set for the record books
Astronomers on Wednesday said they had found possibly the biggest black hole ever observed, a leviathan with a mass 17 billion times that of the Sun, brooding at the heart of a distant galaxy. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

The Diner at the Center of the Galaxy
Deep in the heart of the spiral Milky Way galaxy, a hot vortex of matter swirls around a black hole more than a million times as massive as the sun. Many galaxies, perhaps all, contain such a "monst ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Mysterious Midcontinent Rift is a Geological Hybrid

These roos were 'made' for walking, study suggests of extinct enigmas

Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture

Brain surgery through the cheek

Prehistoric crocodiles' evolution mirrored in living species

Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to large cyanobacteria blooms

Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation

TIME AND SPACE

NIST experiments challenge fundamental understanding of electromagnetism
A cornerstone of physics may require a rethink if findings at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are confirmed. Recent experiments suggest that the most rigorous predictions b ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Scientists from Bangalore and Mainz develop new methods for cooling of ions
Among the most important techniques developed in atomic physics over the past few years are methods that enable the storage and cooling of atoms and ions at temperatures just above absolute zero. Sc ... more
EXO LIFE

Model sheds light on the chemistry that sparked the origin of life
The question of how life began on a molecular level has been a longstanding problem in science. However, recent mathematical research sheds light on a possible mechanism by which life may have gotte ... more
EXO LIFE
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus


EXO LIFE
Model sheds light on the chemistry that sparked the origin of life

Life on Mars: NASA says 'hold on a minute!'

Curious About Life: Interview with Roger Summons


EXO LIFE
Low-mass planets make good neighbours for debris discs

Do missing Jupiters mean massive comet belts?

Dust Grains Highlight the Path to Planet Formation


EXO LIFE
Regional Dust Storm Dissipating

Opportunity Gets To Work On Interesting Rock

One Year After Launch, Curiosity Rover Busy on Mars

EXO LIFE

Curious About Life: Interview with Roger Summons
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
EXO LIFE

Life on Mars: NASA says 'hold on a minute!'
When a NASA official said last week data from an instrument on the Mars Curiosity rover suggested something "for the history books," many people thought an announcement was imminent of the possible discovery of life on the Red Planet - until the space agency began to seriously backpedal on the story. ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

Solar Minimum; Solar Maximum
The sun goes through a natural solar cycle approximately every 11 years. The cycle is marked by the increase and decrease of sunspots - visible as dark blemishes on the sun's surface, or photosphere ... more
SATURN DAILY

Cassini Finds a Video Gamers' Paradise at Saturn
You could call this "Pac-Man, the Sequel." Scientists with NASA's Cassini mission have spotted a second feature shaped like the 1980s video game icon in the Saturn system, this time on the moon Teth ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
ORNL research reveals unique capabilities of 3-D printing

Trina Solar's Monocrystalline Honey Module Sets New World Record

Stem and Kyocera Launch Energy Storage For Commercial Users

Researchers develop world's thinnest electric generator

A simple and versatile way to build 3-dimensional materials of the future

Energy Prices and Business Decision-Making in Canada

A brighter design emerges for low-cost, 'greener' LED light bulbs

EXO LIFE

Astronauts bring back new life

EXO WORLDS

Magnesium oxide: From Earth to super-Earth

TECH SPACE

Spanish Scientists Design a Revolutionary Data Storage Device

TECH SPACE

Putting more cores to work in server farms

ECLIPSES

The Surprising Appeal of a Cloudy Eclipse

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Failed explosions explain most peculiar supernovae

EXO LIFE

Can life emerge on planets around cooling stars?

TECH SPACE

University of Glasgow and Clyde Space set to put brakes on space junk problem

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Planck discovers filament of hot gas linking two galaxy clusters

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

LLNL scientists assist in building detector to search for elusive dark matter material

Lifting The Ceiling On Terran Lifeforms

Born-again star foreshadows fate of Solar System

NASA Innovator of Year Hunts for Extraterrestrial Amino Acids

MESSENGER Finds Unusual Groups of Ridges and Troughs on Mercury

NASA's Kepler Wraps Prime Mission, Begins Extension

Lockheed Martin Expands Range Of Cloud Computing Services for UK Government

Satellite brought closer to Earth to work

Rare image of Super-Jupiter sheds light on planet formation

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

Leonid meteor shower comes around

Bug repellent for supercomputers proves effective

Keeneland Project Deploys New GPU Supercomputing System for the National Science Foundation

Hubble Traps Galactic Fireflies

SETI Institute Major Donation From Qualcomm Chief Scientist Franklin Antonio

Black Holes and How to Use Them

Rare meteorites created in violent celestial collision

Titan is also a green powerhouse

Instrument Will Observe Spiral Galaxy Near Big Dipper's Handle

A Reborn Planetary Nebula

BOSS Quasars Unveil a New Era in the Expansion History of the Universe

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