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Gamma-ray burst blasted Earth in 8th century: study
Paris (AFP) Jan 21, 2013
A mystery wave of cosmic radiation that smashed into Earth in the eighth century may have come from two black holes that collided, a study published on Monday says. Clues for the strange event were unearthed last year by Japanese astrophysicist Fusa Miyake, who discovered a surge in carbon-14 - an isotope that derives from high-energy radiation - in the rings of ancient cedar trees. Dating of the trees showed that the burst struck the Earth in either 774 or 775 AD. But what was the nature ... read more
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A Microquasar Makes a Giant Manatee Nebula
A new view of a 20,000-year old supernova remnant demonstrates the upgraded imaging power of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and provides more clues to ... more
EXO WORLDS

Glitch has space telescope shut down
NASA says its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has been shut down to a precautionary "safe mode" due to problems with its orientation mechanism. ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Black holes growing faster than expected
Astronomers from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia have discovered how supermassive black holes grow - and it's not what was expected. For years, scientists had believed that supermass ... more
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SOLAR SCIENCE

NASA's IRIS Spacecraft Is Fully Integrated
NASA's next Small Explorer (SMEX) mission to study the little-understood lower levels of the sun's atmosphere has been fully integrated and final testing is underway. Scheduled to launch in April 20 ... more


SATURN DAILY

Titan Gets a Dune "Makeover"
Titan's siblings must be jealous. While most of Saturn's moons display their ancient faces pockmarked by thousands of craters, Titan - Saturn's largest moon - may look much younger than it really is ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Comet of the Century?
Out near the orbit of Jupiter, a faint speck of light is moving through the black of space. At first glance it doesn't look like much, no brighter than a thousand distant stars speckling the velvet ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Light From The Darkness
An evocative new image from ESO shows a dark cloud where new stars are forming, along with a cluster of brilliant stars that have already emerged from their dusty stellar nursery. The new picture wa ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China ships pay first post-Japan summit visit to disputed isles

Russia studies construction of its own orbital station

Stealthy spy software snooping for years: Symantec

China Military Advance in South China Sea to Test US Outreach

Ukraine's NATO hopes still a long way off

Iran won't be brought to knees on nuclear issue: Khamenei

France delays warship delivery to Russia 'until further notice'

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Dynamic, dark energy in an accelerating universe
It was cosmology that drew Irene Sendra from Valencia to the Basque Country. Cosmology also gave her the chance to collaborate with one of the winners of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics on one of t ... more
SKY NIGHTLY

Jupiter Dances with the Moon on January 21st
Stargazers in the Americas have an extraordinary opportunity on the night of Monday, January 21, 2013. Jupiter, the second-brightest planet, will appear less than a finger-width from the Moon throug ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

New Sunspots Producing Space Weather
On Jan. 13, 2013, at 2:24 a.m. EST, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME. Not to be confused with a solar flare, a CME is a solar phenomenon that can send solar partic ... more
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EXO LIFE

Russian scientists get first ice samples from Antarctic Lake Vostok
Russian scientists have obtained first ice samples from Lake Vostok, a huge body of liquid water buried under the Antarctic ice. The scientists presume that the ice from the lake may have special ph ... more
SKY NIGHTLY

Laser sends Mona Lisa into space
NASA scientists say they beamed an image of the Mona Lisa to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, in a test of communicating with a satellite using a laser. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Underwater robot sheds new light on Antarctic sea ice

Boosts in crop productivity modifying NH carbon dioxide cycle

Grasshoppers signal slow recovery of post-agricultural woodlands

Avoiding ecosystem collapse

Wireless electronic implants stop staph, then dissolve

As CO2 acidifies oceans, scientists develop a way to measure impact

Ash clouds can cross Atlantic Ocean

TIME AND SPACE

Cheating to Create the Perfect Simulation
The planet Earth will die - if not before, then when the Sun collapses. This is going to happen in approximately seven billion years. In the universe however the death of suns and planets is an ever ... more
IRON AND ICE

Herschel intercepts asteroid Apophis
ESA's Herschel space observatory made new observations of asteroid Apophis as it approached Earth this weekend. The data shows the asteroid to be bigger than first estimated, and less reflective. Ca ... more
MOON DAILY

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by
The US and European space agencies announced a new partnership Wednesday pairing a European cargo module with NASA's Orion space capsule, which aims to take astronauts into deep space. ... more
MOON DAILY
The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On


MOON DAILY
Russian scientists get first ice samples from Antarctic Lake Vostok

Life possible on extrasolar moons

Biologists unlock "black box" to underground world


MOON DAILY
Glitch has space telescope shut down

Earth-size planets common in galaxy

NASA's Hubble Reveals Rogue Planetary Orbit For Fomalhaut B


MOON DAILY
Possible Clues to Ancient Subsurface Biosphere on Mars

US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake

Opportunity Investigating Light-toned Veins in Rock Outcrop

MOON DAILY

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015
Russia will launch a robotic lunar station in 2015, Federal Space Agency Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin said on Tuesday. Luna-Glob will lift off from the Vostochny space port in Russia's Fa ... more
MOON DAILY

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by
The US and European space agencies on Wednesday announced a new partnership pairing a European cargo module with NASA's Orion space capsule, which aims to take astronauts into deep space. ... more
SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Views a Dwarf Galaxy
The constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear) is home to Messier 101, the Pinwheel Galaxy. Messier 101 is one of the biggest and brightest spiral galaxies in the night sky. Like the Milky Way, Me ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

NASA's SDO Has Plenty of Content for Ultra HD TVs
A new kind of television made headlines at the 2013 annual Consumer Electronics Show in early January, 2013 - Ultra High Definition TV. With four times as many pixels as a current high definition (H ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Researchers find way to turn sawdust into gasoline

North Dakota reviews oil train safety measures

Blu-ray disc can be used to improve solar cell performance

China: successful commissioning of Taishan EPR reactors full-scope simulator

Iran Negotiations, OPEC Meeting Loom For Oil Markets

How the hummingbird achieves its aerobatic feats

Single-atom layers that snap together like Lego

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Neon lights up exploding stars

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Nearby dwarf galaxy and possible protogalaxy discovered

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Notre Dame astronomers find massive supply of gas around modern galaxies

EXO LIFE

Life possible on extrasolar moons

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

A Jumble of Exotic Stars

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Cloudy Mystery Bursts From Milkyway Center

SKY NIGHTLY

Do Pockmarks on the Moon Hold the Key to Our Origins

IRON AND ICE

Russian astronomers discover new huge comet

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

New Chandra Movie Features Neutron Star Action

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Radio telescopes give clues to structure, history of Milky Way

The Supernova That Cried Wolf

First "Bone" of the Milky Way Identified

Adaptive Optics Brings Remarkable Details To Stellar Nursery

Sofia Spots Recent Starburst In The Milky Way Galaxy'S Center

Dark Energy Alternatives to Einstein Are Running Out of Room

Solar Variability and Terrestrial Climate

Cluster Mission Indicates Turbulent Eddies May Warm the Solar Wind

Testing Einstein's E=mc2 in Outer Space

The farthest supernova yet for measuring cosmic history

Earth-size planets common in galaxy

Astronomers spot biggest structure in Universe

Cassini Suggests Icing On A Lake

NASA Telescopes See Weather Patterns in Brown Dwarf

UT Arlington researchers try new approach for simulating supernovas

News from the world of quantum physics: A non-causal quantum eraser

From the Amazon rainforest to human body cells: Quantifying stability

Kepler Gets a Little Help From Its Friends

Herschel intercepts asteroid Apophis

Rogue asteroid a fifth bigger than thought: space agency

Asteroid Impact Delivered Carbon To Giant Asteroid Vesta

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