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January 07, 2013
SPACE SCOPES
Hubble Eyes a Wanderer Dancing the Dance of Stars and Space
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The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provides us this week with a spectacular image of the bright star-forming ring that surrounds the heart of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097. In this image, the larger-scale structure of the galaxy is barely visible: its comparatively dim spiral arms, which surround its heart in a loose embrace, reach out beyond the edges of this frame. This face-on galaxy, lying 45 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Fornax (The Furnace), ... read more
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SPACE SCOPES

The Galaxy Puzzle in the Constellation of Centaurus
The Universe loves to fool our eyes, giving the impression that celestial objects are located at the same distance from Earth. A good example can be seen in this spectacular image produced by the NA ... more
ECLIPSES

The syzygy season of 2012
The end of the world - mis-predicted from the Mayan calendar for December 2012 - failed to live up to expectations, but the year was still a memorable one for celestial alignments. In this one ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

ALMA Sheds Light on Planet-Forming Gas Streams
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have seen a key stage in the birth of giant planets for the first time. Vast streams of gas are flowing across a g ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Vesta's Dark Materials in Dawn's View
A new study of images from NASA's Dawn mission examines remarkable, dark-as-coal material that speckles the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. Scientists are using the images, taken by Dawn's fram ... more


EXO WORLDS

Astrophysicists find wide binary stars wreak havoc in planetary systems
An international team of astrophysicists has shown that planetary systems with very distant binary stars are particularly susceptible to violent disruptions, more so than if they had stellar compani ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Celestial flybys set to thrill
Astronomers are gearing for thrills this year when Earth gets buzzed by two rogue asteroids and two comets, including a wanderer last seen by the forerunners of mankind, blaze across the sky. ... more
EXO LIFE

Cave dwelling nettle discovered in China
South West China, Myanmar and Northern Vietnam contain one of the oldest exposed outcrops of limestone in the world. Within this area are thousands of caves and gorges. It is only recently that bota ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS

EXO WORLDS

NASA Kepler hints at over 250 new potentially habitable worlds
NASA Kepler released last month 18,406 planet-like detection events from its last three year mission to search for exoplanets (Kepler Q1-Q12 TCE). Further analysis is required by the NASA Kepler Tea ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Galactic geysers fuelled by star stuff
Enormous outflows of charged particles from the centre of our Galaxy, stretching more than halfway across the sky and moving at supersonic speeds, have been detected and mapped with CSIRO's 64-m Par ... more
MOON DAILY

Mission would drag asteroid to the moon
NASA is considering a mission to capture an asteroid and drag it into the moon's orbit for study, researchers in California have confirmed. ... more
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MARSDAILY

'Black Beauty' could yield Martian secrets
A fist-sized meteorite nicknamed "Black Beauty" could unlock vital clues to the evolution of Mars from the warm and wet place it once was to its current cold and dry state, NASA said Thursday. ... more
EXO LIFE

Biologists unlock "black box" to underground world
A BYU biologist is part of a team of researchers that has unlocked the "black box" to the underground world home to billions of microscopic creatures. That first peek inside, recently published in t ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Oceans arrived early to Earth

America votes

Emerging disease could wipe out American, European salamanders

Magma pancakes beneath Lake Toba

Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media

Clean Smell Doesn't Always Mean Clean Air

Restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions

TIME AND SPACE

A temperature below absolute zero
What is normal to most people in winter has so far been impossible in physics: a minus temperature. On the Celsius scale minus temperatures are only surprising in summer. On the absolute temperature ... more
TECH SPACE

That's not what I meant: A new phase in reading photons
"That's not what I meant": human communication is fraught with misinterpretation. Written out in longhand, words and letters can be misread. A telegraph clerk can mistake a dot for a dash. Noise wil ... more
TECH SPACE

Reservoir Labs Selected For The DARPA Power Efficient Computing Research And Development Program
Reservoir Labs has been awarded a research contract with negotiated options up to $8.7M in DARPA's Power Efficiency Revolution for Embedded Computing Technology (PERFECT) program. Reservoir's goal i ... more
TECH SPACE
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus


TECH SPACE
Cave dwelling nettle discovered in China

Biologists unlock "black box" to underground world

ASI, ISRO hold planetary science workshop


TECH SPACE
Astrophysicists find wide binary stars wreak havoc in planetary systems

NASA Kepler hints at over 250 new potentially habitable worlds

Billions and Billions of Planets


TECH SPACE
'Black Beauty' could yield Martian secrets

Ancient Water-rich Meteorite Linked to Martian Crust

Opportunity Scores Another Dust Cleaning Event At Vermillion

IRON AND ICE

Dawn races into 2013 on target for Ceres
Dawn concludes 2012 almost 13,000 times farther from Vesta than it began the year. At that time, it was in its lowest orbit, circling the alien world at an average altitude of only 210 kilometers (1 ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Quadrantids Create Year's First Meteor Shower
Tonight (Jan. 2-3) is the peak of the 2013 Quadrantid meteor shower. Best viewing will be in the northern hemisphere, but the shower can be seen at latitudes north of 51 degrees south. Meteor rates ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Our Galaxy's "geysers" are towers of power
"Monster" outflows of charged particles from the centre of our Galaxy, stretching more than halfway across the sky, have been detected and mapped with CSIRO's 64-m Parkes radio telescope. The outflo ... more
PHYSICS NEWS

Bochum physicist calculates field strengths in the early universe
Magnets have practically become everyday objects. Earlier on, however, the universe consisted only of nonmagnetic elements and particles. Just how the magnetic forces came into existence has been re ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A New Way To Convert Light To Electrical Energy

Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement

EXO WORLDS

ALMA Shows How Young Star and Planets Grow Simultaneously

EXO WORLDS

Billions and Billions of Planets

IRON AND ICE

Vesta: Giant impacts delivered carbon

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

A Vast Rotating Disk Of Dwarf Galaxies Surrounding The Andromeda Galaxy

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Surprise Pancake Structure in Andromeda Galaxy Upends Galactic Understanding

SKY NIGHTLY

NASA, Penn State give New Year's gift of space images

MARSDAILY

Researchers Identify Water Rich Meteorite Linked To Mars Crust

TIME AND SPACE

Magnetic fields created before the first stars

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Super-Tiger Stalks Cosmic Rays In Antarctica

EXO WORLDS

ALMA Sheds Light on Planet-Forming Gas Streams

ASI, ISRO hold planetary science workshop

Hubble Eyes a Wanderer Dancing the Dance of Stars and Space

The toughest animal on Earth...and in space!

A stray planet

Comet heads our way for celestial show in 2013

Clear New Year Skies for 2013

Hubble Eyes the Needle Galaxy

All Systems Go for Highest Altitude Supercomputer

Chinese scientists find evidence for speed of gravity

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

Sun online

US probes HP's Autonomy fraud allegations

Spiral Structure of Disk May Reveal Planets

NASA's Hubble Provides First Census of Galaxies Near Cosmic Dawn

Entering a new phase

May the force be with the atomic probe

Cassini Instrument Learns New Tricks

Meteorite triggered scientific gold rush

Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Discovery of the Higgs boson

Space Fence program moving forward

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