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January 23, 2013
EXO WORLDS
New Evidence Indicates Auroras Occur Outside Our Solar System
Leicester UK (SPX) Jan 23, 2013
University of Leicester planetary scientists have found new evidence suggesting auroras - similar to Earth's Aurora Borealis - occur on bodies outside our solar system. Auroras occur on several planets within our solar system, and the brightest - on Jupiter - are 100 times brighter than those on Earth. However, no auroras have yet been observed beyond Neptune. A new study led by University of Leicester lecturer Dr. Jonathan Nichols has shown that processes strikingly similar to those which pow ... read more
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EXO LIFE

Bubbling up Organics in an Ocean Vent Simulator
This week, fizzy ocean water and the alkaline fluid that bubbles up from deep ocean vents are coursing through a structure at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. that is reminiscent ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

Why NASA Scientists Observe the Sun in Different Wavelengths
Taking a photo of the sun with a standard camera will provide a familiar image: a yellowish, featureless disk, perhaps colored a bit more red when near the horizon since the light must travel throug ... more
TIME AND SPACE

'Background' light of universe measured
The brightness of the background of light photons that has filled the universe since its formation has been measured for the first time, French researchers say. ... more
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IRON AND ICE

US company aims to 'harvest' asteroids
A US company said Tuesday it plans to send a fleet of spacecraft into the solar system to mine asteroids for metals and other materials in the hopes of furthering exploration of the final frontier. ... more


STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Gamma-ray burst blasted Earth in 8th century: study
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. ... 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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch

China conducts land-based missile interception test

Lockheed Martin Selected For USAF Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

Nano-sized Chip Sniffs Out Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs

USAF will provide assured access to space

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia firing across border on Ukraine troops: US

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
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
24/7 News Coverage
Water, water - not everywhere: Mapping water trends for African maize

The microbes make the sake brewery

Leaf-mining insects destroyed with the dinosaurs, others quickly appeared

Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production

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New perspective on agricultural plastic, debris burning, and air quality

The geography of the global electronic waste e-waste burden

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
TIME AND SPACE

Penn Physicists Help Show Math Behind Growth of 'Coffee Rings'
Last year, a team of University of Pennsylvania physicists showed how to undo the "coffee-ring effect," a commonplace occurrence when drops of liquid with suspended particles dry, leaving a ring-sha ... more
TIME AND SPACE
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


TIME AND SPACE
Bubbling up Organics in an Ocean Vent Simulator

Russian scientists get first ice samples from Antarctic Lake Vostok

Life possible on extrasolar moons


TIME AND SPACE
New Evidence Indicates Auroras Occur Outside Our Solar System

Glitch has space telescope shut down

Earth-size planets common in galaxy


TIME AND SPACE
Possible Clues to Ancient Subsurface Biosphere on Mars

US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake

NASA's Veteran Mars Rover Ready to Start 10th Year

TECH SPACE

Kim Dotcom apologises for Mega bugs
Megaupload founder and alleged online piracy kingpin Kim Dotcom apologised for teething problems with his new file-sharing service Tuesday, saying massive global interest had swamped the website. ... more
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
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
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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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SPN Partners With Komeri For 12MW Solar System Atop 14 Facilities

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Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets

Organic zeolites

The birth of topological spintronics

MOON DAILY

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

EXO LIFE

Russian scientists get first ice samples from Antarctic Lake Vostok

SKY NIGHTLY

Laser sends Mona Lisa into space

MOON DAILY

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

MOON DAILY

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Views a Dwarf Galaxy

SOLAR SCIENCE

NASA's SDO Has Plenty of Content for Ultra HD TVs

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

Life possible on extrasolar moons

A Jumble of Exotic Stars

Cloudy Mystery Bursts From Milkyway Center

Do Pockmarks on the Moon Hold the Key to Our Origins

Russian astronomers discover new huge comet

New Chandra Movie Features Neutron Star Action

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

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