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April 16, 2017
IRON AND ICE
Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on April 19



Paris (AFP) April 14, 2017
An asteroid as big as the Rock of Gibraltar will streak past Earth on April 19 at a safe but uncomfortably close distance, according to astronomers. "Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid this size," NASA said in a statement. Dubbed 2014-JO25 and roughly 650 metres (2,000 feet) across, the asteroid will come within 1.8 million kilometres (1.1 million miles) of Earth, less than five times the distance to th ... read more

SATURN DAILY
Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life: NASA
Washington (AFP) April 13, 2017
An ice-encrusted moon orbiting Saturn appears to have the conditions necessary for life, NASA announced Thursday, unveiling new findings made by its unmanned Cassini spacecraft. ... more
EXO WORLDS
The earliest animals were marine jellies
Nashville TN (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
When cartoonist and marine-biology teacher Steve Hillenburg created SpongeBob SquarePants in 1999, he may have backed the wrong side of one of the longest-running controversies in the field of evolu ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Proton-nuclei smashups yield clues about 'quark gluon plasma'
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Findings from Rice University physicists working at Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are providing new insight about an exotic state of matter called the "quark-gluon plasma" that occurs when pr ... more
TECH SPACE
Recent advances and new insights into quantum image processing
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Young researcher in Changchun University of Science and Technology, Dr. Fei Yan, has published the comprehensive review on quantum image processing in World-Scientific-International Journal of Quant ... more
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TIME AND SPACE
The inner lives of molecules
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
Quantum mechanics rules. It dictates how particles and forces interact, and thus how atoms and molecules work - for example, what happens when a molecule goes from a higher-energy state to a lower-e ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Potential new applications stem from controlling particles' spin configurations
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Fermions are ubiquitous elementary particles. They span from electrons in metals, to protons and neutrons in nuclei and to quarks at the sub-nuclear level. Further, they possess an intrinsic degree ... more
MOON DAILY
NASA Scientists Find Dynamo at Lunar Core May Have Formed Magnetic Field
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
The moon no longer has a magnetic field, but NASA scientists are publishing new research that shows heat from crystallization of the lunar core may have driven its now-defunct magnetic field some 3 ... more
EXO WORLDS
Earth-Sized 'Tatooine' Planets Could Be Habitable
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 13, 2017
With two suns in its sky, Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine in "Star Wars" looks like a parched, sandy desert world. In real life, thanks to observatories such as NASA's Kepler space telescope, ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
ALMA Team Up to Give First Look at Birthplaces of Most Current Star
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Astronomers have gotten their first look at exactly where most of today's stars were born. To do so, they used the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and the Atacama ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Waterloo Researchers Capture First "Image" of a Dark Matter Web that Connects Galaxies
Waterloo, Canada (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together. The scientists publish their work in a new pape ... more


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STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Collisions generate gas in debris disks
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
By examining the atomic carbon line from two young star systems-49 Ceti and Beta Pictoris-researchers had found atomic carbon in the disk, the first time this observation has been made at sub-millim ... more
OUTER PLANETS
Cold' Great Spot discovered on Jupiter
Leicester, UK (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
A second Great Spot has been discovered on Jupiter by astronomers, rivaling the scale of the planet's famous Great Red Spot and created by the powerful energies exerted by the great planet's polar a ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Brightness of the universe with NASA's New Horizons spacecraft
Rochester NY (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Images taken by NASA's New Horizons mission on its way to Pluto, and now the Kuiper Belt, have given scientists an unexpected tool for measuring the brightness of all the galaxies in the universe, s ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
The making of a supernova
Rehovot, Israel (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
In the most common type of supernova, the iron core of a massive star suddenly collapses in on itself and the outer layers are thrown out into space in a spectacular explosion. New research le ... more

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ALMA investigates 'DeeDee,' a distant, dim member of our solar system
Charlottesville VA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have revealed extraordinary details about a recently discovered far-flung member of our solar system, the planetary body 2014 UZ224, more informally known as DeeDee. At about three times the current distance of Pluto from the Sun, DeeDee is the second most distant known trans-Neptunian object (TNO) with a confirmed ... more
Laurel MD (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Nap Time for New Horizons
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Hubble spots auroras on Uranus
Leicester, UK (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Cold' Great Spot discovered on Jupiter
First Light for Breakthrough Listen at Parkes Telescope
New York NY (SPX) Nov 09, 2016
Breakthrough Listen, the 10-year, $100-million astronomical search for intelligent life beyond Earth launched in 2015 by Internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking, has announced its first observations using the Parkes Radio Telescope in New South Wales, Australia. Parkes joins the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia, USA, and the Automated Planet Finder (APF) at Lick Ob ... more
Parkes, Australia (SPX) Nov 09, 2016
Search for ET underway with Parkes Radio Telescope
Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 28, 2016
Breakthrough Listen to Search for Intelligent Life Around Tabby's Star
Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 25, 2016
New bacteria groups, and stunning diversity, discovered underground
The earliest animals were marine jellies
Nashville TN (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
When cartoonist and marine-biology teacher Steve Hillenburg created SpongeBob SquarePants in 1999, he may have backed the wrong side of one of the longest-running controversies in the field of evolutionary biology. For the last decade, zoologists have been battling over the question, "What was the oldest branch of the animal family tree?" Was it the sponges, as they had long thought, or wa ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Scientists look for life's building blocks in outer space
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 13, 2017
Earth-Sized 'Tatooine' Planets Could Be Habitable
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Distantly related fish find same evolutionary solution to dark water
Mars spacecraft's first missions face delays, NASA says
Washington (AFP) April 14, 2017
NASA will probably delay the first two missions of its Orion deep-space capsule, being developed to send astronauts beyond earth's orbit and eventually to Mars, the US space agency said on Thursday. A report by NASA's Office of Inspector General cited technical as well as budget challenges. The first launch of the Orion spacecraft atop the planned Space Launch System, or SLS - set to be ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 12, 2017
Opportunity Mars rover on the way to Perseverance Valley
Paris (AFP) April 13, 2017
France, Japan aim to land probe on Mars moon
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
NASA's MAVEN reveals Mars has metal in its atmosphere
NASA Scientists Find Dynamo at Lunar Core May Have Formed Magnetic Field
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
The moon no longer has a magnetic field, but NASA scientists are publishing new research that shows heat from crystallization of the lunar core may have driven its now-defunct magnetic field some 3 billion years ago. Magnetized lunar rocks returned to Earth during the Apollo missions established that the moon once had a magnetic field. The moon's magnetic field lasted for more than a billi ... more
Providence RI (SPX) Mar 30, 2017
How a young-looking lunar volcano hides its true age
Paris (ESA) Mar 27, 2017
Surviving the long dark night of the Moon
Bengaluru, India (IANS) Mar 17, 2017
Team Indus To Send Seven Experiments To The Moon Including Three From India
WHAM Brings Milky Way's Ionized Hydrogen into Focus
Madison WI (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Like a lot of pioneering science, the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper (WHAM) got its start as the shoestring project of a curious young researcher. Sawing a hole in the ceiling of an office at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Physical Sciences Laboratory in the late 1970s, astrophysicist Ron Reynolds pointed a specially built spectrometer skyward for the first time and discovered a previously unkn ... more
Waterloo, Canada (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Waterloo Researchers Capture First "Image" of a Dark Matter Web that Connects Galaxies
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
ALMA Team Up to Give First Look at Birthplaces of Most Current Star
Rehovot, Israel (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
The making of a supernova
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New map reveals Earth's magnetic field in high resolution
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
An international team of researchers have created a high-resolution map of Earth's lithospheric magnetic field. Scientists created the map using a wealth of new data collected by the European Space Agency's Swarm satellites. "Magnetic fields have been measured in space by satellites for the last 50 years, but it is the measurement of magnetic 'gradients' from the three Swarm satellites ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 12, 2017
Solar Storms Can Drain Electrical Charge Above Earth
Beijing, China (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Climate change to increase severe aircraft turbulence
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
NASA's High-Altitude Plane Takes to the Sky for GOES-16 Field Campaign
Could a Colorado earthquake have been triggered by dinosaur extinction impact?
San Francisco CA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Researchers have found signs of fault displacement at well-known rock outcrops in Colorado that mark the end-Cretaceous asteroid impact that may have hurried the extinction of the dinosaurs. They will present their results in a poster at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting. Norm Sleep of Stanford University and colleagues suggest that the impact, which occurred ... more
Paris (AFP) April 14, 2017
Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on April 19
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 10, 2017
Asteroid to fly safely past Earth on April 19
Paris (ESA) Apr 07, 2017
Rosetta's intimate portrait of a comet: read all about it
Hawaii-built Infrared Instrument for World's Largest Solar Telescope Catches its First Rays
Honolulu HI (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST), currently under construction on Haleakala, Maui, is expected to start observing the Sun in 2020. When it does, it will rely on two complex infrared instruments being built by the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA). Their goal is to measure the Sun's weak magnetic field. The first of these to be completed is called the Cryogenic ... more
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Charting the skies of history
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
Discovery of a source of fast magnetic reconnection
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 02, 2017
Waves on sun give NASA new insight into space weather forecasting
Yuanwang fleet to carry out 19 space tracking tasks in 2017
Nanjing (XNA) Mar 31, 2017
Yuanwang space tracking ships, which follows the progress of satellites and other space-bound craft, will carry out 19 maritime space monitoring missions in 2017, according to the maritime satellite measurement and control authority on Wednesday. Yuanwang-5 left port Wednesday and Yuanwang-6 started its journey Monday. Yuanwang-7 and the rocket transporting fleet will set sail in Apr ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
China Develops Spaceship Capable of Moon Landing
Wenchang, China (XNA) Mar 13, 2017
Long March-7 Y2 ready for launch of China's first cargo spacecraft
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
China Seeks Space Rockets Launched from Airplanes
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WHAM Brings Milky Way's Ionized Hydrogen into Focus
Madison WI (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Like a lot of pioneering science, the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper (WHAM) got its start as the shoestring project of a curious young researcher. Sawing a hole in the ceiling of an office at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Physical Sciences Laboratory in the late 1970s, astrophysicist Ron Reynolds pointed a specially built spectrometer skyward for the first time and discovered a previously unkn ... more
Waterloo, Canada (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Waterloo Researchers Capture First "Image" of a Dark Matter Web that Connects Galaxies
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
ALMA Team Up to Give First Look at Birthplaces of Most Current Star
Rehovot, Israel (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
The making of a supernova
Putting social science modeling through its paces
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
The social sciences can play important roles in assisting military planners and decision-makers who are trying to understand complex human social behaviors and systems, potentially facilitating a wide range of missions including humanitarian, stability, and counter-insurgency operations. Current social science approaches to studying behavior rely on a variety of modeling methods-both quali ... more
Champaign IL (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Study reveals 10,000 years of genetic continuity in northwest North America
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Married couples with shared ancestry tend to have similar genes
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
Researchers uncover prehistoric art and ornaments from Indonesian 'Ice Age'
Two Russians, one American land back on Earth from ISS
Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan (AFP) April 10, 2017
Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut touched down safely in central Kazakhstan Monday following a 173-day mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). "Touchdown confirmed," said a commentator on NASA Television, describing it as a "textbook" landing. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough was accompanied by Russian space agency cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko in ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
You Say Tomato, I Say Tomatosphere: ISS Science to the Classroom
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 10, 2017
NASA Invests in 22 Visionary Exploration Concepts
Rio De Janeiro (Sputnik) Apr 10, 2017
No Roscosmos plans to send space tourists to ISS before 2020
Researchers unravel the drivers of large iceberg movement
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
When, in the foreseeable future, a tabular iceberg nearly seven times the size of Berlin breaks off the Larsen C Ice Shelf in the Antarctic, it will begin a journey, the course of which climate researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) can accurately predict. The researchers have now succeeded in modelling how Antarctic icebergs drift ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Polar glaciers may be home to previously undiscovered carbon cycle
Fairbanks AK (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Warm Atlantic waters contribute to sea ice decline
Paris (AFP) April 10, 2017
Permafrost more vulnerable than thought: scientists
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Into the DNA of a coral reef predator
Onna, Japan (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
The Crown-of-Thorns Starfish - or COTS - is a familiar sight for scuba divers in tropical waters: the starfish, resembling the biblical that gave it its name, swarms over coral reefs around the world in huge spawning and destructive events. In the modern era, COTS were first reported in 1957 from the very shores in front of OIST, in the village of Onna-son, Okinawa where it is locally known as " ... more
Conakry (AFP) April 12, 2017
Guinea seizes shark fins from Chinese ships
Amherst MA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
New England's glacial upland soils provide major groundwater storage reservoir
Durham NC (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Catch shares slow the 'race to fish'
ZERO-G Research aims to advance deep-space mission technology
Orlando FL (SPX) Apr 07, 2017
As part of NASA's Flight Opportunities Program, Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) recently worked with research groups from University of Florida, Carthage College and University of Maryland to validate technology designed to further humanity's reach into space. A collection of flights on G-FORCE ONE, ZERO-G's specially modified Boeing 727, gave researchers the chance to run experiments an ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Cells adapt ultra-rapidly to zero gravity
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
'Gravitational noise' interferes with determining distant sources
Chicago IL (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
New method uses heat flow to levitate variety of objects


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