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June 14, 2017
TIME AND SPACE
X-ray study reveals way to control molecular vibrations that transmit heat



Upton, NY (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new way to track dynamic molecular features in soft materials, including the high-frequency molecular vibrations that transmit waves of heat, sound, and other forms of energy. Controlling these vibrational waves in soft materials such as polymers or liquid crystal compounds could lead to a range of energy-inspired innovations - from thermal and acoustic insulators, to ways to convert waste heat into ... read more

EXO WORLDS
Astronomers Explain Formation of Seven Exoplanets Around TRAPPIST-1
Amsterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
Astronomers from the University of Amsterdam have offered an explanation for the formation of the Trappist-1 planetary system. The system has seven planets as big as the Earth that orbit close to th ... more
TIME AND SPACE
The largest virtual Universe ever simulated
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
Researchers from the University of Zurich have simulated the formation of our entire Universe with a large supercomputer. A gigantic catalogue of about 25 billion virtual galaxies has been generated ... more
EXO WORLDS
OU astrophysicist identifies composition of Earth-size planets in TRAPPIST-1 system
Norman OK (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
A University of Oklahoma post-doctoral astrophysics researcher, Billy Quarles, has identified the possible compositions of the seven planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Using thousands of numerical si ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Failed Star Orbits a Dead Star Every 71 Minutes
Sherbrooke, Canada (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
An international team of astronomers using data from the rejuvenated Kepler space telescope have discovered a rare gem: A binary system consisting of a failed star, also known as a brown dwarf, and ... more
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Organic compound found in early stages of star formation
London, UK (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
Scientists seeking to understand the origins of life have found a new organic compound in the material from which a star like the Sun is forming. Researchers from Queen Mary University of Lond ... more
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 ... 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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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



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
Austin OH (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
A planet hotter than most stars
Norman OK (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
OU astrophysicist identifies composition of Earth-size planets in TRAPPIST-1 system
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
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 12, 2017
NASA Finds Evidence of Diverse Environments in Curiosity Samples
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 08, 2017
Opportunity Surveying the spillway into Perseverance Valley
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
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 Ryan Keenan showed that our galaxy, in the context of the large-scale structure of the universe, resides in an enormous void - a region of space containing far fewer galaxies, stars and planets than e ... more
London, UK (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
Organic compound found in early stages of star formation
Sherbrooke, Canada (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
Failed Star Orbits a Dead Star Every 71 Minutes
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Jackpot! Cosmic magnifying-glass effect captures universe's brightest galaxies
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Satellites forewarn of locust plagues
Paris (ESA) Jun 14, 2017
Satellites are helping to predict favourable conditions for desert locusts to swarm, which poses a threat to agricultural production and, subsequently, livelihoods and food security. Desert locusts are a type of grasshopper found primarily in the Sahara, across the Arabian Peninsula and into India. The insect is usually harmless, but when they swarm they can migrate across long distances a ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
NASA satellites image, measure Florida's extreme rainfall
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
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
Silicon Valley CA (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
B612 Creates Asteroid Institute
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
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
Seeds of 5,000-year-old tree bud after returning from space
Beijing (XNA) Jun 14, 2017
Seeds from an over 5,000-year-old cypress in northwest China's Shaanxi Province have sprouted after being taken into space by Chinese astronauts last year. Twenty-eight seeds had sprouted by the end of May, Zhao Xia, from the rare tree germ plasm resources group, said Monday. The seedlings are now between three to five cm tall, according to Zhao. The over 20-meter-tall cypress ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
Reusable craft are in CASIC's plans
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2017
What China's space ambitions have to do with politics
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
Moon or Mars - humanity's next stop
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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 Ryan Keenan showed that our galaxy, in the context of the large-scale structure of the universe, resides in an enormous void - a region of space containing far fewer galaxies, stars and planets than e ... more
London, UK (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
Organic compound found in early stages of star formation
Sherbrooke, Canada (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
Failed Star Orbits a Dead Star Every 71 Minutes
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Jackpot! Cosmic magnifying-glass effect captures universe's brightest galaxies
The first of our kind
Leipzig, Germany (SPX) Jun 14, 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
La Jolla CA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
How the brain recognizes what the eye sees
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
Removal of aging cells could extend human life
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Hand-washing is like hitting a reset button in the brain
Pence hails new NASA astronauts as 'best of us'
Miami (AFP) June 7, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday hailed 12 new NASA astronauts as "the best of us," after they were selected from a record-breaking pool of more than 18,000 applicants. The seven men and five women who will be part of the US space program as it presses on to Mars and other deep-space destinations in the coming decades include military pilots, emergency physicians and marine biologists. ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 14, 2017
Bread Me Up, Scotty: Crumb-Free Pastries Coming to the ISS
Huntsville AL (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Additional Astronaut on the Space Station Means Dozens of New Team Members on the Ground
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
NASA Prepares for Future Space Exploration with International Undersea Crew
Finding new homes won't help Emperor penguins cope with climate change
Cape Cod MA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
If projections for melting Antarctic sea ice through 2100 are correct, the vanishing landscape will strip Emperor penguins of their breeding and feeding grounds and put populations at risk. But like other species that migrate to escape the wrath of climate change, can these iconic animals be spared simply by moving to new locations? According to new research led by the Woods Hole Oceanogra ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Blight or blessing? How the wolverine embodies Arctic diversity
Oslo, Norway (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Domes of frozen methane may be warning signs for new blow-outs
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Geoscientific evidence for subglacial lakes
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NASA Data Suggest Future May Be Rainier Than Expected
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 14, 2017
A new study suggests that most global climate models may underestimate the amount of rain that will fall in Earth's tropical regions as our planet continues to warm. That's because these models underestimate decreases in high clouds over the tropics seen in recent NASA observations, according to research led by scientist Hui Su of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. W ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
One Man's Shoes Help NASA Explain Water Clarity
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Boeing, Huntington Ingalls giving boost to Navy UUV program
Hanover NH (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
New-generation material removes iodine from water
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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