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June 16, 2017
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Russian aerospace firm to cooperate with China on Lunar exploration missions



Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 16, 2017
Russia's Lavochkin Research and Production Association is ready to work with China on designing lunar exploration missions, including orbital and return ones, Sergei Lemeshevsky, the Russian company's director general, told Sputnik on Thursday. Xu Yansong, the head of the International Cooperation Department of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), said on Wednesday that China and Russia were in talks on lunar exploration cooperation, because China's Chang'e-4, Chang'e-5, Chang'e-6 missi ... read more

TIME AND SPACE
No Universe without Big Bang
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam and the Perimeter Institute in Canada disprove the theory of the "smooth beginning" According to Einstein's theor ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
"Seeing the Beginning of Time" Features the Dark Energy Survey
Champaign IL (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
"Seeing the Beginning of Time" takes viewers on a visually compelling journey through deep space and time. The 50-minute, 4K science documentary was co-produced by the National Center for Supercompu ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Russian Spektr-RG mission to identify 3 billin black holes after 2018 launch
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 15, 2017
The Spektr-RG (Spectrum Roentgen Gamma) space mission, slated to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome net year, will help to draw up a map of the universe including three million black holes, project ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Chaotically magnetized cloud is no place to build a star, or is it
Charlottesville VA (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
For decades, scientists thought that the magnetic field lines coursing around newly forming stars were both powerful and unyielding, working like jail bars to corral star-forming material. More rece ... more
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Scientists make waves with black hole research
Nottingham UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Scientists at the University of Nottingham have made a significant leap forward in understanding the workings of one of the mysteries of the universe. They have successfully simulated the conditions ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Galaxy alignments traced back 10 billion years
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
A new study led by Michael West of Lowell Observatory and Roberto De Propris of the University of Turku, Finland, reveals that the most massive galaxies in the universe have been aligned with their ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
VLA gives new insight into galaxy cluster's spectacular 'mini-halo'
Charlottesville VA (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have discovered new details that are helping them decipher the mystery of how giant radio-emitting structure ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
New evidence that all stars are born in pairs
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Did our sun have a twin when it was born 4.5 billion years ago? Almost certainly yes - though not an identical twin. And so did every other sunlike star in the universe, according to a new ana ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Auriga Project Helps Uncover the History of Galaxies
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Thousands of processors, terabytes of data, and months of computing time have helped a group of researchers in Germany create some of the largest and highest resolution simulations ever made of gala ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
The future of the Orion constellation
Paris (ESA) Jun 15, 2017
A new video, based on measurements by ESA's Gaia and Hipparcos satellites, shows how our view of the Orion constellation will evolve over the next 450 000 years. Stars are not motionless in the sky: ... more


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Galaxy Alignments Traced Back 10 Billion Years
Flagstaff, AZ (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
A new study led by Michael West of Lowell Observatory reveals that the most massive galaxies in the universe have been aligned with their surroundings for the past ten billion years. It is the furth ... 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



New Horizons Team Digs into New Data on Next Flyby Target
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
It was the most technically-challenging and complex stellar occultation observation campaign ever attempted: At least 54 observing teams with dozens of telescopes dispatched across two continents, positioned to catch a rare, two-second glimpse of a small, distant Kuiper Belt object passing in front of a star. And it wasn't just any KBO - it was the next flyby target of NASA's New Horizons missio ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 26, 2017
A whole new Jupiter with first science results from Juno
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
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
Norman OK (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
OU astrophysicist identifies composition of Earth-size planets in TRAPPIST-1 system
Amsterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
Astronomers Explain Formation of Seven Exoplanets Around TRAPPIST-1
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 07, 2017
Flares May Threaten Planet Habitability Near Red Dwarfs
Russian Institute to Start Long-Haul Mars Mission Simulations in November
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 16, 2017
The first among a series of psychological experiments designed to look into problems that might arise in a mixed crew on its way to Mars will start in November at the Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP) of the Russian Academy of Science, a statement released by the Institute said Thursday. "The IBMP will conduct the SIRIUS (Scientific International Research In Unique Terrestrial Statio ... more
Providence RI (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
Hot rocks, not warm atmosphere, led to relatively recent water-carved valleys on Mars
New Rochelle, NY (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Elon Musk's vision of a self-sustaining city on Mars published in New Space
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 12, 2017
Walkabout Above '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
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 16, 2017
Russian aerospace firm to cooperate with China on Lunar exploration missions
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
Galaxy Alignments Traced Back 10 Billion Years
Flagstaff, AZ (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
A new study led by Michael West of Lowell Observatory reveals that the most massive galaxies in the universe have been aligned with their surroundings for the past ten billion years. It is the furthest back in time that this phenomenon has ever been seen. While most galaxies are randomly oriented in space, astronomers have long known that the biggest ones often point towards their neighbor ... more
Paris (ESA) Jun 15, 2017
The future of the Orion constellation
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
New evidence that all stars are born in pairs
Socorro, NM (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
NRAO: Making Powerful Data-Visualization Tools Easier to Use
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Satellites forewarn of locust plagues
Paris (ESA) Jun 16, 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
China launches remote-sensing micro-nano satellites
Beijing (XNA) Jun 16, 2017
China launched two remote-sensing micro-nano satellites on a Long March-4B rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert Thursday. The OVS-1A and the OVS-1B, the first two satellites of Zhuhai-I remote-sensing micro-nano satellite constellation, are expected to improve the monitoring of geographical, environmental, and geological changes across the country, a ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 16, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes second in-orbit refueling
Beijing (XNA) Jun 16, 2017
Commsat aims high with satellite system launch
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2017
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Galaxy Alignments Traced Back 10 Billion Years
Flagstaff, AZ (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
A new study led by Michael West of Lowell Observatory reveals that the most massive galaxies in the universe have been aligned with their surroundings for the past ten billion years. It is the furthest back in time that this phenomenon has ever been seen. While most galaxies are randomly oriented in space, astronomers have long known that the biggest ones often point towards their neighbor ... more
Paris (ESA) Jun 15, 2017
The future of the Orion constellation
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
New evidence that all stars are born in pairs
Socorro, NM (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
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Removal of aging cells could extend human life
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
A recent study, led by an international team of researchers confirms that targeted removal of senescent cells (SnCs), accumulated in many vertebrate tissues as we age, contribute significantly in delaying the onset of age-related pathologies. This breakthrough research has been led by Dr. Chaekyu Kim of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who is now at UNIST, and Dr. Ok Hee Je ... more
New York (AFP) June 15, 2017
In tense times, top conductor creates UN of orchestras
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Czech cave dig reveals details of Neanderthal-human transition
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Blue Brain team discovers a multi-dimensional universe in brain networks
Russia launches space freighter to ISS
Moscow (AFP) June 14, 2017
Russia on Wednesday launched an unmanned Progress cargo ship carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. "The Soyuz-2.1A booster rocket with the Progress MS-06 cargo ship launched successfully from Baikonur cosmodrome at 12:20 Moscow time (0920 GMT)," Russian space agency Roscosmos said in a statement on its website. The cargo sh ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 14, 2017
Bread Me Up, Scotty: Crumb-Free Pastries Coming to the ISS
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
NASA Prepares for Future Space Exploration with International Undersea Crew
Huntsville AL (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
New Window Improves the View of Science on Orbiting Laboratory
Early animal evolution got off to a hot start before Ice Age slowdown
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Early animal evolution occurred more rapidly than previously thought, new research suggests. Fossil records show all animal phyla had materialized by the beginning of the Cambrian Period, roughly 540 million years ago. But the scarcity of early animal fossils make it difficult to establish a more accurate timeline for early animal evolution. To map the roots of the animal kingdom ... more
Cape Cod MA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Finding new homes won't help Emperor penguins cope with climate change
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
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Researchers find a surprise just beneath the surface in carbon dioxide experiment
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
In a classic tale of science taking twists and turns before coming to a conclusion, two teams of researchers - one a group of theorists and the other, experimentalists - have worked together to solve a chemical puzzle that may one day lead to cleaner air and renewable fuel. The scientists' ultimate goal is to convert harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere into beneficial liquid fue ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 15, 2017
NASA Data Suggest Future May Be Rainier Than Expected
Istanbul (AFP) June 14, 2017
'Plankton explosion' turns Istanbul's Bosphorus turquoise
New York NY (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Seeing inside coral
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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