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May 18, 2017
OUTER PLANETS
NASA asks science community for Europa Lander Instruments ideas



Washington DC (SPX) May 18, 2017
NASA is asking scientists to consider what would be the best instruments to include on a mission to land on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. NASA Wednesday informed the science community to prepare for a planned competition to select science instruments for a potential Europa lander. While a Europa lander mission is not yet approved by NASA, the agency's Planetary Science Division has funding in Fiscal Year 2017 to conduct the announcement of opportunity process. "The possibility of placing ... read more

SOLAR SCIENCE
First direct exploration of magnetic fields in the upper solar atmosphere
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 18, 2017
For the first time in the world, scientists have explored the magnetic field in the upper solar atmosphere by observing the polarization of ultraviolet light from the Sun. They accomplished this by ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Space weather events linked to human activity
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 18, 2017
Our Cold War history is now offering scientists a chance to better understand the complex space system that surrounds us. Space weather - which can include changes in Earth's magnetic environment - ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Sandra Faber Receives $500,000 Gruber Cosmology Prize
New Haven CT (SPX) May 18, 2017
The 2017 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize recognizes Sandra M. Faber for a body of work that has helped establish many of the foundational principles underlying the modern understanding of the univ ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Punching Above Its Weight, Brown Dwarf Launches Parsec-Scale Jet
Tucson AZ (SPX) May 18, 2017
Astronomers using the SOAR telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory report the discovery of a spectacular extended jet from a young brown dwarf. With masses too low to sustain hydrog ... more
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EXO WORLDS
Metabolism, not RNA, jump-started life's molecular beginnings
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
How did organic molecules come to birth life? ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
A Ground-Breaking Tool to Reconstruct the History of Galaxies
Porto,Portugal (SPX) May 17, 2017
FADO is a new analysis tool, developed by Instituto de Astrofisica e Ciencias do Espaco[2] (IA) astronomers Jean Michel Gomes and Polychronis Papaderos, which uses light emitted by both stars and io ... more
IRON AND ICE
Movie Shows Ceres at Opposition from Sun
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 17, 2017
NASA's Dawn spacecraft successfully observed Ceres at opposition on April 29, taking images from a position exactly between the sun and Ceres' surface. Mission specialists had carefully maneuvered D ... more
EXO WORLDS
New 'styrofoam' planet provides tools in search for habitable planets
Bethlehem PA (SPX) May 16, 2017
Fifth-graders making styrofoam solar system models may have the right idea. Researchers at Lehigh University have discovered a new planet orbiting a star 320 light years from Earth that has the dens ... more
TIME AND SPACE
What drives the accelerating expansion of the universe
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) May 16, 2017
UBC physicists may have solved one of nature's great puzzles: what causes the accelerating expansion of our universe? PhD student Qingdi Wang has tackled this question in a new study that trie ... more
EXO WORLDS
Variable Winds on Hot Giant Exoplanet Help Study of Magnetic Field
Tucson AZ (SPX) May 16, 2017
Senior Scientist Tamara M. Rogers of the Planetary Science Institute has discovered that substantial variability in the winds on the hot giant exoplanet HAT-P-7b are due to magnetism, and used those ... more


UNH researcher identifies key differences in solar wind models

EXO WORLDS
'Warm Neptune' Has Unexpectedly Primitive Atmosphere
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 15, 2017
A study combining observations from NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes reveals that the distant planet HAT-P-26b has a primitive atmosphere composed almost entirely of hydrogen and helium. L ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Fermi Satellite Observes Billionth Gamma Ray with LAT Instrument
Menlo Park, CA (SPX) May 15, 2017
Imagine you had superhero vision and could see a whole new world of fascinating phenomena invisible to the human eye. NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope gives astrophysicists analogous powers. I ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Mapping the Magnetic Bridge Between Our Nearest Galactic Neighbors
Toronto, Canada (SPX) May 15, 2017
For the first time, astronomers have detected a magnetic field associated with the Magellanic Bridge, the filament of gas stretching 75,000 light-years between the Milky Way Galaxy's nearest galacti ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Hubble catches a galaxy duo by the 'hare'
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 15, 2017
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare). Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) and Advanced Camera for ... more



NASA asks science community for Europa Lander Instruments ideas
Washington DC (SPX) May 18, 2017
NASA is asking scientists to consider what would be the best instruments to include on a mission to land on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. NASA Wednesday informed the science community to prepare for a planned competition to select science instruments for a potential Europa lander. While a Europa lander mission is not yet approved by NASA, the agency's Planetary Science Division has fun ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 11, 2017
Waves of lava seen in Io's largest volcanic crater
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
Not So Great Anymore: Jupiter's Red Spot Shrinks to Smallest Size Ever
Boulder CO (SPX) May 02, 2017
The PI's Perspective: No Sleeping Back on Earth!
'Warm Neptune' Has Unexpectedly Primitive Atmosphere
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 15, 2017
A study combining observations from NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes reveals that the distant planet HAT-P-26b has a primitive atmosphere composed almost entirely of hydrogen and helium. Located about 437 light-years away, HAT-P-26b orbits a star roughly twice as old as the Sun. The analysis is one of the most detailed studies to date of a "warm Neptune," or a planet that is Nept ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) May 16, 2017
Variable Winds on Hot Giant Exoplanet Help Study of Magnetic Field
Exeter UK (SPX) May 15, 2017
Primitive Atmosphere Found Around 'Warm Neptune'
Bethlehem PA (SPX) May 16, 2017
New 'styrofoam' planet provides tools in search for habitable planets
Opportunity Reaches 'Perseverance Valley'
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 12, 2017
Opportunity has arrived at the top of "Perseverance Valley" on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The next step on Sol 4720 (May 4, 2017), was a short approach of 39 feet (12 meters) to the northern end of the "spillway" that overtops into Perseverance. From this vantage point, the rover has been engaged in multiple-sol collection of extensive Panoramic Camera (Pancam) panoramas all around the r ... more
Providence RI (SPX) May 12, 2017
Ancient Mars impacts created tornado-like winds that scoured surface
Washington DC (SPX) May 17, 2017
How hard did it rain on Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 16, 2017
Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Study of Valley's Origin
Winning plans for CubeSats to the Moon
Paris (ESA) May 12, 2017
If you could fly a CubeSat to the Moon, what could such a tiny satellite do there? ESA posed this question - and now four proposals will be studied in more detail for possible flight over the coming decade. These miniature missions variously involve probing lunar radiation, surveying the radio sky over the far side of the Moon, mapping minerals and frozen gases within shadowed craters, and ... more
Paris (ESA) May 04, 2017
Printing bricks from moondust using the Sun's heat
Tempe AZ (SPX) May 02, 2017
NASA selects ASU's ShadowCam for moon mission
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
Russia, US Ready to Give You a Lift to Moon Orbit, ISS
Hubble catches a galaxy duo by the 'hare'
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 15, 2017
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare). Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) and Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) instruments observed the galaxy from a distance of 500 million light-years. This particular object stands out from the crowd by actually being composed of two separate galaxies ru ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) May 18, 2017
Punching Above Its Weight, Brown Dwarf Launches Parsec-Scale Jet
Lawrence KS (SPX) May 12, 2017
Research increases distance at which supernova would spark mass extinctions on Earth
Toronto, Canada (SPX) May 15, 2017
Mapping the Magnetic Bridge Between Our Nearest Galactic Neighbors
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
SFL signs contract with Dubai to build environmental monitoring satellite
Toronto, Canada (SPX) May 18, 2017
The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) of Toronto reports it has signed of a new contract to provide Dubai-based Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) with a microsatellite for aerosol and greenhouse gas monitoring. SFL's Next-generation Earth Monitoring and Observation (NEMO) platform technology, which incorporates high-performance ground target tracking capability, is a key enabler for the ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 17, 2017
First space-based sodium LIRDAR will study poorly understood Mesosphere
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2017
How satellite data led to a breakthrough for Lake Erie toxic algal blooms
Cleveland OH (SPX) May 16, 2017
Researchers apply data science to better predict effect of weather and other conditions
Movie Shows Ceres at Opposition from Sun
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 17, 2017
NASA's Dawn spacecraft successfully observed Ceres at opposition on April 29, taking images from a position exactly between the sun and Ceres' surface. Mission specialists had carefully maneuvered Dawn into a special orbit so that the spacecraft could view Occator Crater, which contains the brightest area of Ceres, from this new perspective. A new movie shows these opposition images, with ... more
El Segundo CA (SPX) May 16, 2017
The Aerospace Corporation leads Asteroid Impact Exercise at IAA in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 16, 2017
Twisting an Asteroid
Ithaca NY (SPX) May 15, 2017
Oldest buckthorn fossilized flowers found in Argentina
UNH researcher identifies key differences in solar wind models
Durham NH (SPX) May 16, 2017
The challenge of predicting space weather, which can cause issues with telecommunications and other satellite operations on Earth, requires a detailed understanding of the solar wind (a stream of charged particles released from the sun) and sophisticated computer simulations. Research done at the University of New Hampshire has found that when choosing the right model to describe the solar ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 18, 2017
First direct exploration of magnetic fields in the upper solar atmosphere
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 18, 2017
Space weather events linked to human activity
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A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight Chinese volunteers will live in "Yuegong-1," a simulated space "cabin" in Beijing for the next year, strengthening China's knowledge and technical know-how, and helping the country's scientists understand exactly what will be required fo ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
Reach for the Stars: China Plans to Ramp Up Space Flight Activity
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Hubble catches a galaxy duo by the 'hare'
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 15, 2017
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare). Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) and Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) instruments observed the galaxy from a distance of 500 million light-years. This particular object stands out from the crowd by actually being composed of two separate galaxies ru ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) May 18, 2017
Punching Above Its Weight, Brown Dwarf Launches Parsec-Scale Jet
Lawrence KS (SPX) May 12, 2017
Research increases distance at which supernova would spark mass extinctions on Earth
Toronto, Canada (SPX) May 15, 2017
Mapping the Magnetic Bridge Between Our Nearest Galactic Neighbors
Adolescent orangoutan breastfeed for eight years
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Maturing orangutan breastfeed for longer than any other mammal. New research suggests juvenile orangutan continue weaning for as many as eight or nine years. Scientists previously estimated orangutans breastfeed for seven years, but tracking nursing behavior in the wild is difficult. Biologists arrived at the new estimate - shared in the journal Science Advances - through a nov ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Research suggests the ideal leader resembles his or her subordinates
Tempe AZ (SPX) May 18, 2017
Grassy beginning for earliest Homo
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Study shows southern Mediterranean shares genetic heritage
ISS crew harvest new crop of vegetables grown in space
Houston TX (SPX) May 17, 2017
While preparing for the 200th spacewalk on the International Space Station, the crew members in orbit performed the latest harvest of vegetables grown in space. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer collected the latest crop of Tokyo Bekana Chinese cabbage for the Veg-03 investigation. Some of this was consumed at meal-time, and the rest sealed for analysis back on Earth. Understanding how plants re ... more
Moscow (AFP) May 17, 2017
One of first Soviet cosmonauts Gorbatko dies
Washington DC (SPX) May 17, 2017
Dem Senators call on Trump Admin to not cut NASA Education Progran funding
Miami (AFP) May 12, 2017
'Awesomesauce,' proclaims US astronaut on historic spacewalk
Arctic warming to increase Eurasian extreme cold events
Beijing, China (SPX) May 18, 2017
In recent years, Arctic warming and extreme events have attracted widespread attention of the world. Recently, Dr. YAO Yao and Prof. LUO Dehai from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics investigated the impact of Ural blocking (UB) on Eurasian extreme cold events in response to Arctic warming and obtained some interesting findings. The intensity, persistence of UB-related Eurasian cold anom ... more
Paris (ESA) May 17, 2017
Negribreen on the move
Brussels, Belgium (SPX) May 15, 2017
Oversized landforms discovered beneath the Antarctic ice sheet
Fairbanks, United States (AFP) May 11, 2017
Tillerson hosts Arctic forum in shadow of Russia spat
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Invention produces cleaner water with less energy and no filter
Princeton NJ (SPX) May 18, 2017
The same technology that adds fizz to soda can now be used to remove particles from dirty water. Researchers at Princeton University have found a technique for using carbon dioxide in a low-cost water treatment system that eliminates the need for costly and complex filters. The system injects CO2 gas into a stream of water as a method of filtering out particles. The gas, which mixes with t ... more
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) May 16, 2017
Teleconnection between the tropical Pacific and Antarctica
Davis CA (SPX) May 18, 2017
Refining the ocean's thermometer
Seattle WA (SPX) May 18, 2017
Code of conduct needed for ocean conservation, study says
Proving Einstein right using highly sensitive Earth rotation sensors
Washington DC (SPX) May 11, 2017
Einstein's theory of gravity, also referred to as General Relativity, predicts that a rotating body such as the Earth partially drags inertial frames along with its rotation. In a study recently published in EPJ Plus, a group of scientists based in Italy suggests a novel approach to measuring what is referred to as frame dragging. Angela Di Virgilio of the National Institute of Nuclear Phy ... more
Huntsville AL (SPX) May 03, 2017
Scientists Find Giant Wave Rolling Through the Perseus Galaxy Cluster
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
Rare Brightening of Supernova's Light Found by Caltech's Palomar Observatory
Orlando FL (SPX) Apr 07, 2017
ZERO-G Research aims to advance deep-space mission technology


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