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December 06, 2012
MOON DAILY
NASA's GRAIL Creates Most Accurate Moon Gravity Map
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 06, 2012
Twin NASA probes orbiting Earth's moon have generated the highest resolution gravity field map of any celestial body. The new map, created by the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, is allowing scientists to learn about the moon's internal structure and composition in unprecedented detail. Data from the two washing machine-sized spacecraft also will provide a better understanding of how Earth and other rocky planets in the solar system formed and evolved. The gravity field ma ... read more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

When the first stars blinked on
As far back in time as astronomers have been able to see, the universe has had some trace of heavy elements, such as carbon and oxygen. These elements, originally churned from the explosion of massi ... more
EXO WORLDS

Astronomers discover and 'weigh' infant solar system
Astronomers have found the youngest still-forming solar system yet seen, an infant star surrounded by a swirling disk of dust and gas more than 450 light-years from Earth in the constellation Taurus ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

New galaxy census highlights importance of starbursts
Astronomers have used ESA's Herschel Space Observatory to identify thousands of previously undetected starburst galaxies - among the most prolific stellar factories in the Universe. Follow-up observ ... more
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SATURN DAILY

Titan, Saturn's Largest Moon, Icier than Scientists Thought
Scientists have long suspected that a vast ocean of liquid water lies under the crusty exterior of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. New analysis suggests that the internally generated heat that keeps t ... more


STELLAR CHEMISTRY

'Dark Core' May Not Be So Dark After All
Astronomers were puzzled earlier this year when NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spotted an overabundance of dark matter in the heart of the merging galaxy cluster Abell 520. This observation was surpr ... more
The Year In Space
EXO LIFE

Can life emerge on planets around cooling stars?
Astronomers find planets in strange places and wonder if they might support life. One such place would be in orbit around a white or brown dwarf. While neither is a star like the sun, both glow and ... more
MERCURY RISING

Altimeter Built at Goddard Helped Identify Ice on Mercury
A Goddard-built instrument on NASA's MESSENGER mission provided one of three new lines of evidence that water ice exists near the north pole of Mercury. Most of the ice is covered by a thin layer of ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Satellite used to control unmanned aerial vehicle

China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance

NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine

Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt China ties

UAE contracts for enhanced tactical communications

Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile delivered to Navy

Brazil taking sharp look at Russia's Pantsir-S1 air defense system

SOLAR SCIENCE

New radio telescope could save world billions
A small pocket of Western Australia's remote outback is set to become the eye on the sky and could potentially save the world billions of dollars. The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope ... more
TIME AND SPACE

A Multi-Wavelength View of Radio Galaxy Hercules A
Spectacular jets powered by the gravitational energy of a super massive black hole in the core of the elliptical galaxy Hercules A illustrate the combined imaging power of two of astronomy's cutting ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Voyager 1 Encounters New Region in Deep Space
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region at the far reaches of our solar system that scientists feel is the final area the spacecraft has to cross before reaching interstellar space. ... more
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TIME AND SPACE

The Beginning of Everything: A New Paradigm Shift for the Infant Universe
A new paradigm for understanding the earliest eras in the history of the universe has been developed by scientists at Penn State University. Using techniques from an area of modern physics called lo ... more
MOON DAILY

Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon
Chinese astronauts may get fresh vegetables and oxygen supplies by gardening in extraterrestrial bases in the future, an official said after a just-concluded lab experiment in Beijing. Deng Yi ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Yellowstone supereruption would send ash across North America

Pacific plate shrinking as it cools

Snowfall in a warmer world

The roots of human altruism

Southwest may face 'megadrought' this century

Stone-tipped spears lethal, may indicate early cognitive and social skills

Therapy for Sudan strain of Ebola may help contain some outbreaks

EXO WORLDS

Search for Life Suggests Solar Systems More Habitable than Ours
Scattered around the Milky Way are stars that resemble our own sun-but a new study is finding that any planets orbiting those stars may very well be hotter and more dynamic than Earth. That's ... more
EXO WORLDS

Brown Dwarfs May Grow Rocky Planets
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have for the first time found that the outer region of a dusty disk encircling a brown dwarf contains millimeter-sized solid ... more
TIME AND SPACE

European research agencies create sustainable entity for astroparticle physics
European funding agencies for astroparticle physics have celebrated the successful work of the ASPERA European funded network and the launch of the newly founded APPEC, the Astroparticle Physics Eur ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus


TIME AND SPACE
Can life emerge on planets around cooling stars?

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

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


TIME AND SPACE
Astronomers discover and 'weigh' infant solar system

Search for Life Suggests Solar Systems More Habitable than Ours

Brown Dwarfs May Grow Rocky Planets


TIME AND SPACE
Opportunity Gets to Work on Interesting Rock Targets

NASA to send new rover to Mars in 2020

Orbiter Spies Where Rover's Cruise Stage Hit Mars

TECH SPACE

Schriever squadrons assure safe passage in space domain
Members of the 1st and 7th Space Operations Squadrons took notice when an upper stage Russian rocket disintegrated in low earth orbit Oct. 16. The break up introduced an estimated 500 pieces of debr ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Voyager discovers 'magnetic highway' at edge of solar system
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has encountered a "magnetic highway" at the edge of the solar system, a surprising discovery 35 years after its launch, the experts behind the pioneering craft said Monday. ... more
TECH SPACE

Bismuth provides perfect dance partners for quantum computing qubits
New research has demonstrated a way to make bismuth electrons and nuclei work together as qubits in a quantum computer. The discovery, published in Nature Materials, takes us a key step further to c ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Steps towards filming atoms dancing
With their ultra short X-ray flashes, free-electron lasers offer the opportunity to film atoms in motion in complicated molecules and in the course of chemical reactions. However, for monitoring thi ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
JILA team finds first direct evidence of 'spin symmetry' in atoms

Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies

The fluorescent fingerprint of plastics

Yale's cool molecules

Biomimetic photodetector 'sees' in color

Atoms to Product: Aiming to Make Nanoscale Benefits Life-sized

Novel 'butterfly' molecule could enable photoenergy devices

SATURN DAILY

NASA's Cassini Sees Abrupt Turn in Titan's Atmosphere

EXO WORLDS

Do missing Jupiters mean massive comet belts?

SOLAR SCIENCE

Australia unveils telescope to warn of solar flares

MOON DAILY

WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock

TIME AND SPACE

Texas Astronomers Measure Most Massive, Most Unusual Black Hole

EXO WORLDS

Astronomers report startling find on planet formation

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Record-Setting X-ray Jet Discovered

MERCURY RISING

Spacecraft Finds New Evidence for Water Ice on Mercury

IRON AND ICE

Asteroid dust from space

TIME AND SPACE

Biggest Black Hole Blast Discovered

A Sky Full of Planets

Large ice deposits found on planet nearest the sun

NIST experiments challenge fundamental understanding of electromagnetism

Nine Radar Images of Asteroid 2007 PA8

Dust Grains Highlight the Path to Planet Formation

NASA Technologists Test 'Game-Changing' Data-Processing Technology

Galaxy-squatting black hole set for the record books

Low-mass planets make good neighbours for debris discs

Scientists from Bangalore and Mainz develop new methods for cooling of ions

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

The Diner at the Center of the Galaxy

Curious About Life: Interview with Roger Summons

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

Solar Minimum; Solar Maximum

Cassini Finds a Video Gamers' Paradise at Saturn

Astronauts bring back new life

Magnesium oxide: From Earth to super-Earth

Spanish Scientists Design a Revolutionary Data Storage Device

Putting more cores to work in server farms

The Surprising Appeal of a Cloudy Eclipse

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