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January 24, 2013
EXO LIFE
Synchrotron infrared unveils a mysterious microbial community
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jan 23, 2013
In the fall of 2010, Hoi-Ying Holman of the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) was approached by an international team researching a mysterious microbial community discovered deep in cold sulfur springs in southern Germany. "They told me what they were doing and said, 'We know what you contributed to the oil-spill research,'" recalls Holman, who heads the Chemical Ecology group in Berkeley Lab's Earth Sciences Division. "They wondered if I could help t ... read more
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TECH SPACE

Computer breakthrough: Code of life becomes databank
Scientists in Britain on Wednesday announced a breakthrough in the quest to turn DNA into a revolutionary form of data storage. ... 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
EXO WORLDS

New Evidence Indicates Auroras Occur Outside Our Solar System
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 pl ... 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
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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
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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Japan mulls enhancing missile detecting capability

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Engineers and Technicians Install Protective Shell on NASA's Orion Spacecraft

Researchers find security flaws in backscatter X-ray scanners

GenDyn providing support services for Littoral Combat Ships

British police urge public to inform on 'aspiring terrorists'

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
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

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
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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
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
24/7 News Coverage
Decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective

Composition of Earth's mantle revisited

Marine protected areas might not be enough to help overfished reefs recover

Trash burning worldwide significantly worsens air pollution

Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth than previously thought

Black carbon linked to cardiovascular health

A long childhood feeds the hungry human brain

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
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
SATURN 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


SATURN DAILY
Bubbling up Organics in an Ocean Vent Simulator

Synchrotron infrared unveils a mysterious microbial community

Russian scientists get first ice samples from Antarctic Lake Vostok


SATURN DAILY
New Evidence Indicates Auroras Occur Outside Our Solar System

Glitch has space telescope shut down

Earth-size planets common in galaxy


SATURN DAILY
Possible Clues to Ancient Subsurface Biosphere on Mars

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

Opportunity Investigating Light-toned Veins in Rock Outcrop

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
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
Introducing the multi-tasking nanoparticle

Scientists observe quantum vortices in cold helium droplets

Removing the outcome unpredictability of ultracold atomic reactions

Real 20 per cent Renewable Energy Target would decimate industry

New Properties of Rotating Superfluids Discovered in Helium Nanodroplets

Electron microscopy enables imaging of gold nanoparticles

Cutting solar support would scrap jobs

MOON DAILY

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Dynamic, dark energy in an accelerating universe

SKY NIGHTLY

Jupiter Dances with the Moon on January 21st

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

Nearby dwarf galaxy and possible protogalaxy discovered

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

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