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June 12, 2017
EXO WORLDS
The Art of Exoplanets



Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 09, 2017
The moon hanging in the night sky sent Robert Hurt's mind into deep space - to a region some 40 light years away, in fact, where seven Earth-sized planets crowded close to a dim, red sun. Hurt, a visualization scientist at Caltech's IPAC center, was walking outside his home in Mar Vista, California, shortly after he learned of the discovery of these rocky worlds around a star called TRAPPIST-1 and got the assignment to visualize them. The planets had been revealed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope ... read more

IRON AND ICE
Rosetta finds comet connection to Earth's atmosphere
Paris (ESA) Jun 12, 2017
The challenging detection, by ESA's Rosetta mission, of several isotopes of the noble gas xenon at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has established the first quantitative link between comets and the ... more
MOON DAILY
New NELIOTA project detects flashes from lunar impacts
Paris (ESA) Jun 12, 2017
Using a system developed under an ESA contract, the Greek NELIOTA project has begun to detect flashes of light caused by small pieces of rock striking the Moon's surface. NELIOTA is the first system ... more
TIME AND SPACE
In atomic propellers, quantum phenomena can mimic everyday physics
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
In molecules there are certain groups of atoms that are able to rotate. This movement occurs under the influence of random stimuli from the environment and is not continuous but occurs in jumps. It ... more
EXO WORLDS
ALMA Finds Ingredient of Life Around Infant Sun-like Stars
Garching, Germany (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
ALMA has observed stars like the Sun at a very early stage in their formation and found traces of methyl isocyanate - a chemical building block of life. This is the first ever detection of this preb ... more
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TIME AND SPACE
Cosmic inflation: Higgs says goodbye to his 'little brother'
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Jun 09, 2017
In the first moments after the Big Bang, the Universe was able to expand even billions of billions of billions of times faster than today. Such rapid expansion should be due to a primordial force fi ... more
IRON AND ICE
High-pressure experiments solve meteorite mystery
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
With high-pressure experiments at DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III and other facilities, a research team around Leonid Dubrovinsky from the University of Bayreuth has solved a long standing riddl ... more
IRON AND ICE
Scientists solve meteorite mystery with high-pressure X-ray experiments
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Scientists have long struggled to understand how different types of silica, which require distinction formation conditions, are commonly found in the same meteorite. ... more
PHYSICS NEWS
Hubble Astronomers Measure White Dwarf's Mass with Relativity Experiment
Baltimore MD (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Astronomers have used the sharp vision of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to repeat a century-old test of Einstein's general theory of relativity. The Hubble team measured the mass of a white dwarf, t ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Celestial boondocks: Study supports the idea we live in a void
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Cosmologically speaking, the Milky Way and its immediate neighborhood are in the boondocks. In a 2013 observational study, University of Wisconsin-Madison astronomer Amy Barger and her then-student ... more
EXO WORLDS
A planet hotter than most stars
Austin OH (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
A newly discovered Jupiter-like world is so hot that it's stretching the definition of the word "planet." With a day-side temperature of 4,600 Kelvin (more than 7,800 degrees Fahrenheit), plan ... more


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STELLAR CHEMISTRY
CU Boulder researchers explain mystery of 'banging' galaxy clusters
Boulder CO (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Two galaxy clusters in the process of merging created a layer of surprisingly hot gas between them that University of Colorado Boulder astronomers believe is from turbulence caused by banging into e ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Muon magnet's moment has arrived
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
What do you get when you revive a beautiful 20-year-old physics machine, carefully transport it 3,200 miles over land and sea to its new home, and then use it to probe strange happenings in a magnet ... more
EXO WORLDS
Did we miss ET's call
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has gone on for decades without hearing ET call. SETI has mostly been performed with radio telescopes. That's understandable. Humans use radio for ... more
EXO WORLDS
Discovery reveals planet almost as hot as the Sun
Notre Dame, IN (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
A newly discovered planet almost three times the size of Jupiter is fascinating scientists with a unique orbit, atmospheric features and a daytime temperature hotter than most stars. According ... more



A whole new Jupiter with first science results from Juno
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 26, 2017
arly science results from NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the planet's surface than previously thought. "We are excite ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 26, 2017
First results from Juno show cyclones and massive magnetism
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 26, 2017
Jupiters complex transient auroras
Miami (AFP) May 25, 2017
NASA's Juno probe forces 'rethink' on Jupiter
The Art of Exoplanets
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 09, 2017
The moon hanging in the night sky sent Robert Hurt's mind into deep space - to a region some 40 light years away, in fact, where seven Earth-sized planets crowded close to a dim, red sun. Hurt, a visualization scientist at Caltech's IPAC center, was walking outside his home in Mar Vista, California, shortly after he learned of the discovery of these rocky worlds around a star called TRAPPI ... more
Notre Dame, IN (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
Discovery reveals planet almost as hot as the Sun
Austin OH (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
A planet hotter than most stars
Garching, Germany (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
ALMA Finds Ingredient of Life Around Infant Sun-like Stars
Walkabout Above 'Perseverance Valley'
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 12, 2017
Opportunity is at the top of "Perseverance Valley" on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The plan before proceeding down the valley is to perform a walk-about survey above the valley. To start the walkabout, on Sol 4746 (May 31, 2017) Opportunity drove about 82 feet (24.9 meters) mostly south toward a chosen waypoint. Images for extensive panoramas were collected with the Navigation Camera (Navc ... more
Paris (ESA) Jun 09, 2017
Window to a watery past on Mars
DeKalb, IL (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
Study estimates amount of water needed to carve Martian valleys
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 12, 2017
NASA Finds Evidence of Diverse Environments in Curiosity Samples
New NELIOTA project detects flashes from lunar impacts
Paris (ESA) Jun 12, 2017
Using a system developed under an ESA contract, the Greek NELIOTA project has begun to detect flashes of light caused by small pieces of rock striking the Moon's surface. NELIOTA is the first system that can determine the temperature of these impact flashes. Studies such as NELIOTA are important because Earth and its Moon are constantly bombarded by natural space debris. Most of this mater ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 25, 2017
Cube Quest Challenge Team Spotlight: Cislunar Explorers
Paris (ESA) May 12, 2017
Winning plans for CubeSats to the Moon
Paris (ESA) May 04, 2017
Printing bricks from moondust using the Sun's heat
Jackpot! Cosmic magnifying-glass effect captures universe's brightest galaxies
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Boosted by natural magnifying lenses in space, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured unique close-up views of the universe's brightest infrared galaxies, which are as much as 10,000 times more luminous than our Milky Way. The galaxy images, magnified through a phenomenon called gravitational lensing, reveal a tangled web of misshapen objects punctuated by exotic patterns such as rings ... more
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Celestial boondocks: Study supports the idea we live in a void
Boulder CO (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
CU Boulder researchers explain mystery of 'banging' galaxy clusters
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Device designed to exploit scattering of light by mechanical vibrations
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NASA satellites image, measure Florida's extreme rainfall
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
New satellite images from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission offers a visualization of the extreme rainfall that has accumulated in Florida over the past week. GPM is a joint mission between NASA and Japan's space agency JAXA. It consists of a GPM core observatory satellite and a constellation of cooperating probes. As the GPM core observatory satellite passed above Sou ... more
Paris (ESA) Jun 02, 2017
The heat is on for Sentinel-3B
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) May 31, 2017
exactEarth Launches Revolutionary Global Real-Time Maritime Tracking and Information Service
Paris (AFP) May 30, 2017
Earth is a jewel, says astronaut after six months away
Rosetta finds comet connection to Earth's atmosphere
Paris (ESA) Jun 12, 2017
The challenging detection, by ESA's Rosetta mission, of several isotopes of the noble gas xenon at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has established the first quantitative link between comets and the atmosphere of Earth. The blend of xenon found at the comet closely resembles U-xenon, the primordial mixture that scientists believe was brought to Earth during the early stages of Solar System format ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Scientists solve meteorite mystery with high-pressure X-ray experiments
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
High-pressure experiments solve meteorite mystery
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 06, 2017
NASA's Asteroid-Hunting Spacecraft a Discovery Machine
NASA's SDO sees partial eclipse in space
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 30, 2017
On May 25, 2017, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, saw a partial solar eclipse in space when it caught the moon passing in front of the sun. The lunar transit lasted almost an hour, between 2:24 and 3:17 p.m. EDT, with the moon covering about 89 percent of the sun at the peak of its journey across the sun's face. The moon's crisp horizon can be seen from this view because the moon has n ... more
Miami (AFP) May 31, 2017
A real scorcher: NASA probe to fly into sun's atmosphere
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
NASA renames Solar mission to honor Eugene Parker
Huntsville AL (SPX) May 24, 2017
CLASP Sounding Rocket Mission Opens New Research Window in Solar Physics
Moon or Mars - humanity's next stop
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
Back in 1969, Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, uttered his famous words: "That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind." The statement has inspired ever since. More than 500 astronauts have entered space in the nearly five decades that have followed, and over 10 have landed on the moon. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon and Arms ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
China to open space station to scientists worldwide
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
China achieves key breakthrough in multiple launch vehicles
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
China's space station to help maintain co-orbital telescope
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Jackpot! Cosmic magnifying-glass effect captures universe's brightest galaxies
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Boosted by natural magnifying lenses in space, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured unique close-up views of the universe's brightest infrared galaxies, which are as much as 10,000 times more luminous than our Milky Way. The galaxy images, magnified through a phenomenon called gravitational lensing, reveal a tangled web of misshapen objects punctuated by exotic patterns such as rings ... more
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Celestial boondocks: Study supports the idea we live in a void
Boulder CO (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
CU Boulder researchers explain mystery of 'banging' galaxy clusters
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Device designed to exploit scattering of light by mechanical vibrations
The first of our kind
Leipzig, Germany (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
An international research team led by Jean-Jacques Hublin of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany) and Abdelouahed Ben-Ncer of the National Institute for Archaeology and Heritage (INSAP, Rabat, Morocco) uncovered fossil bones of Homo sapiens along with stone tools and animal bones at Jebel Irhoud, Morocco. The finds are dated to about 300 thousand years ... more
Bar Harbor ME (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Living long and living well: Is it possible to do both
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Ancient grains offer insights into the birth and growth of the world's oldest cities
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
Tourists risk getting bit when they mistake monkey aggression for affection
To Be or Not to Be: At 20 ISS Goes Strong, But for How Long
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 12, 2017
The International Space Station has become a genuinely global project proving that despite political differences, economic problems and social changes countries can work in concert sharing experience, overcoming problems and finding compromises. That said, even top space energy representatives taking part in this year's international conference on space exploration (GLEX-2017) found it har ... more
Miami (AFP) June 7, 2017
Pence hails new NASA astronauts as 'best of us'
Huntsville AL (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Additional Astronaut on the Space Station Means Dozens of New Team Members on the Ground
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 07, 2017
Roscosmos Says Cooperation With NASA Unaffected by 'Political Outbursts'
Domes of frozen methane may be warning signs for new blow-outs
Oslo, Norway (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
"Every year we go back to the dome area with our research vessel, and every year I am anxious to see if one of these domes has become a crater," says lead author of the study Pavel Serov, PhD candidate at CAGE at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. These domes are the present-day analogue to what scientists think preceded the craters found in the near-by area, which were recently reported ... more
Oslo, Norway (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Massive craters formed by methane blow-outs from the Arctic sea floor
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Blight or blessing? How the wolverine embodies Arctic diversity
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Geoscientific evidence for subglacial lakes
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One Man's Shoes Help NASA Explain Water Clarity
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Wearing white sneakers, a cowboy hat and overalls, Bernie Fowler walks into Maryland's Patuxent River every June to see how deep he can go and still see the tops of his shoes. As a young man he could see his feet on the river bottom as he stood chest-deep to net blue crabs. Now in his nineties, he ventures into the river to assess the water clarity. Fowler has been collecting this data point for ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Boeing, Huntington Ingalls giving boost to Navy UUV program
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Stony corals more resistant to climate change than thought, Rutgers study finds
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 7, 2017
At UN ocean conference, US takes aim at illegal fishing
Hubble Astronomers Measure White Dwarf's Mass with Relativity Experiment
Baltimore MD (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Astronomers have used the sharp vision of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to repeat a century-old test of Einstein's general theory of relativity. The Hubble team measured the mass of a white dwarf, the burned-out remnant of a normal star, by seeing how much it deflects the light from a background star. This observation represents the first time Hubble has witnessed this type of effect creat ... more
Innsbruck, Austria (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Breaking Newton's Law
San Francisco CA (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Are dense star clusters the origin of the gravitational waves discovered by LIGO?
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jun 02, 2017
Gravitational Waves Detected for Third Time


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