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August 10, 2017
TIME AND SPACE
UCI celestial census indicates that black holes pervade the universe



Irvine CA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
After conducting a cosmic inventory of sorts to calculate and categorize stellar-remnant black holes, astronomers from the University of California, Irvine have concluded that there are probably tens of millions of the enigmatic, dark objects in the Milky Way - far more than expected. "We think we've shown that there are as many as 100 million black holes in our galaxy," said UCI chair and professor of physics and astronomy James Bullock, co-author of a research paper on the subject in the current ... read more

EXO WORLDS
Scientists find four Earth-like exoplanets orbiting closest sun-like star
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Scientists have found four Earth-like exoplanets orbiting a star system just 12 light-years away. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Polish astronomers attempt to solve pulsating blue stars puzzle
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
A team of astronomers is trying to account for a mysterious new class of rapidly pulsating blue stars. ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
The sun's core makes a complete rotation in one week
Paris (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
The rotation rate of the Sun's core has been accurately measured for the first time. The Sun, which has been remarkably stable for the past 4.6 billion years, is held together by the almost perfect ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Scientists probe the conditions of stellar interiors to measure nuclear reactions
Livermore CA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Most of the nuclear reactions that drive the nucleosynthesis of the elements in our universe occur in very extreme stellar plasma conditions. This intense environment found in the deep interiors of ... more
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MOON DAILY
NASA studies tethered CubeSat mission to study Lunar swirls
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
A novel mission concept involving two CubeSats connected by a thin, miles-long tether could help scientists understand how the Moon got its mysterious "tattoos" - swirling patterns of light and dark ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
New theory on the origin of dark matter
Mainz, Germany (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Only a small part of the universe consists of visible matter. By far the largest part is invisible and consists of dark matter and dark energy. Very little is known about dark energy, but there are ... more
MOON DAILY
Astronauts to bring asteroid back into lunar orbit
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Future space exploration aims to fly further from Earth than ever before. Now, Italian Space Agency scientists have expressed an interest in contributing to the development of robotic technologies t ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
NASA instrument key to understanding solar powered planet arrives at Kennedy Space Center
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
A new instrument that will monitor our planet's biggest power source, the Sun, arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It has a targeted November 2017 launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket t ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Our solar system's 'shocking' origin story
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
According to one longstanding theory, our Solar System's formation was triggered by a shock wave from an exploding supernova. The shock wave injected material from the exploding star into a neighbor ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
NRL brightens perspective of mysterious mini-halos
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
The largest gravitationally bound objects in the universe are galaxy clusters that form at the intersection of cosmic web filaments. These entities are shaped and grow through massive collisions as ... more


Two Voyagers Taught Us How to Listen to Space

TIME AND SPACE
Primordial black holes may have helped to forge heavy elements
San Diego CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Astronomers like to say we are the byproducts of stars, stellar furnaces that long ago fused hydrogen and helium into the elements needed for life through the process of stellar nucleosynthesis. ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Two weeks in the life of a sunspot
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
On July 5, 2017, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory watched an active region - an area of intense and complex magnetic fields - rotate into view on the Sun. The satellite continued to track the regio ... more
TIME AND SPACE
First observation of the hyperfine splitting in antihydrogen
Swansea UK (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Swansea University scientists working at CERN have again made a landmark finding, taking them one step closer to answering the question of why matter exists and illuminating the mysteries of the Big ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Joint NASA-Brazil SPORT CubeSat mission will aid better space weather prediction
Huntsville AL (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
NASA and a team of Brazilian space researchers have announced a joint CubeSat mission to study phenomena in Earth's upper atmosphere - a region of charged particles called the ionosphere - capable o ... more



Twilight observations reveal huge storm on Neptune
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
Spectacular sunsets and sunrises are enough to dazzle most of us, but to astronomers, dusk and dawn are a waste of good observing time. They want a truly dark sky. Not Ned Molter, a UC Berkeley astronomy graduate student. He set out to show that some bright objects can be studied just as well during twilight, when other astronomers are twiddling their thumbs, and quickly discovered a new feature ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
Jovian storm looms large in the Jupiter's High North
Laurel MD (SPX) Jul 17, 2017
New Horizons Video Soars over Pluto's Majestic Mountains and Icy Plains
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 13, 2017
Juno spots Jupiter's Great Red Spot
NASA hiring a planetary protection officer to guard against alien invaders
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
According to NASA, the universe needs police - specifically immigration enforcement. The space agency is hiring a planetary protection officer to keep Earthlings safe from alien invaders. The job is simple: prevent "biological contamination in human and robotic space exploration." The planetary protection officer will be tasked with keeping aliens from harming life on Earth. But ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Scientists find four Earth-like exoplanets orbiting closest sun-like star
Arecibo PR (SPX) Jul 17, 2017
A New Search for Extrasolar Planets from the Arecibo Observatory
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Gulf of Mexico tube worm is one of the longest-living animals in the world
China to build first Mars simulation base
Xining, China (XNA) Aug 09, 2017
China will establish the country's first Mars simulation base, in northwest China's Qinghai Province, the local government said Tuesday. The base will be in the red cliff region in Da Qaidam (also known as Dachaidan) district in the Mongolian-Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Haixi. Situated at the Qaidam basin in western Qinghai, Haixi was chosen for its Mars-like landform, landscape ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 03, 2017
Five Years Ago and 154 Million Miles Away: Touchdown!
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 17, 2017
For Moratorium on Sending Commands to Mars, Blame the Sun
Paris (ESA) Jul 14, 2017
Tributes to wetter times on Mars
Astronauts to bring asteroid back into lunar orbit
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Future space exploration aims to fly further from Earth than ever before. Now, Italian Space Agency scientists have expressed an interest in contributing to the development of robotic technologies to bring an asteroid from beyond lunar orbit back into closer reach in order to better study it. In a paper published in EPJ Plus, Marco Tantardini and Enrico Flamini from the Italian Space Agenc ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
NASA studies tethered CubeSat mission to study Lunar swirls
Washington (AFP) July 30, 2017
Florida startup boldly sets sights on moon
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
Moon could be wetter than thought, say scientists
Running out of gas: Gas loss puts breaks on stellar baby boom
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Aug 03, 2017
Understanding the history of star formation in the Universe is a central theme in modern astronomy. Various observations have shown that the star formation activity has varied through the 13.8 billion-year history of the Universe. The stellar birthrate peaked around 10 billion years ago, and has declined steadily since then. However, the cause of the declining stellar birthrate is still no ... more
Livermore CA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Scientists probe the conditions of stellar interiors to measure nuclear reactions
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Polish astronomers attempt to solve pulsating blue stars puzzle
Chicago IL (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
Dark Energy Survey reveals most accurate measurement of universe's dark matter
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Upper Atmospheric Mission SPORTs an Aerospace Sensor
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
The U.S. and Brazil are teaming up to study scintillation in the ionosphere, a phenomena that affects radio signals, disrupting communications and GPS navigation. Aerospace is providing a sensor for this international CubeSat mission, dubbed SPORT, that will be deployed off the International Space Station. The ionosphere is a portion of Earth's atmosphere where radiation from the sun creates a l ... more
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Lockheed Martin Will Build New Space Instrument Focused on Vegetation Health and Carbon Monitoring
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Nickel key to Earth's magnetic field, research shows
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
NOAA's GOES-S and GOES-T satellites coming together
SwRI part of international team identifying primordial asteroids
Boulder CO (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) was part of an international team that recently discovered a relatively unpopulated region of the main asteroid belt, where the few asteroids present are likely pristine relics from early in solar system history. The team used a new search technique that also identified the oldest known asteroid family, which extends throughout the inner region of the main ast ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Supernova-Hunting Team Finds Comet with Aid of Amateur Astronomer
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 31, 2017
Asteroid Flyby Will Benefit NASA Detection and Tracking Network
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Upcoming asteroid flyby will help Planetary Defense Network
New clue to solving the mystery of the sun's hot atmosphere
London, UK (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
The elemental composition of the Sun's hot atmosphere known as the 'corona' is strongly linked to the 11-year solar magnetic activity cycle, a team of scientists from UCL, George Mason University and Naval Research Laboratory has revealed for the first time. The study, published in Nature Communications and funded by the NASA Hinode program, shows that an increase in magnetic activity goes ... more
Paris (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
The sun's core makes a complete rotation in one week
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Two weeks in the life of a sunspot
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
Our solar system's 'shocking' origin story
China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China has a clear plan to provide sea launches for commercial payloads to be carried by Long March rockets, according to an aerospace official. Tang Yagang, vice head of the aerospace division of the No.1 institute of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), said that the technology is not difficult and a sea launch platform can be built based on modifying 10,000-ton ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
Running out of gas: Gas loss puts breaks on stellar baby boom
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Aug 03, 2017
Understanding the history of star formation in the Universe is a central theme in modern astronomy. Various observations have shown that the star formation activity has varied through the 13.8 billion-year history of the Universe. The stellar birthrate peaked around 10 billion years ago, and has declined steadily since then. However, the cause of the declining stellar birthrate is still no ... more
Livermore CA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Scientists probe the conditions of stellar interiors to measure nuclear reactions
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Polish astronomers attempt to solve pulsating blue stars puzzle
Chicago IL (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
Dark Energy Survey reveals most accurate measurement of universe's dark matter
New look at archaic DNA rewrites human evolution story
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Hundreds of thousands of years ago, the ancestors of modern humans diverged from an archaic lineage that gave rise to Neanderthals and Denisovans. Yet the evolutionary relationships between these groups remain unclear. A University of Utah-led team developed a new method for analyzing DNA sequence data to reconstruct the early history of the archaic human populations. They revealed an evol ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Paleolithic bones reveal evidence of ritualistic cannibalism
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Origin of human genus may have occurred by chance
Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Cultural flexibility was key to surviving extreme dry periods in Africa
A look inside the Space Station's experimental BEAM module
Houston TX (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik looks through the hatch of the International Space Station's Bigelow Expandable Aerospace Module (BEAM) on July 31, 2017. He shared this photo on social media on August 2, commenting, "Ever wonder how you look when you enter a new part of a spacecraft? Well, this is it. First time inside the expandable BEAM module." The BEAM is an experimental expandable ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 03, 2017
Two Voyagers Taught Us How to Listen to Space
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 17, 2017
NASA Offers Space Station as Catalyst for Discovery in Washington
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 01, 2017
Voyager spacecraft still in communication 40 years out into the void
Glaciers may have helped warm Earth
Houston TX (SPX) Aug 03, 2017
It seems counterintuitive, but over the eons, glaciers may have made Earth warmer, according to a Rice University professor. Mark Torres, an assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, took a data-driven dive into the mechanics of weathering by glaciation over millions of years to see how glacial cycles affected the oceans and atmosphere and continue to do so. ... more
Boulder CO (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Not all glaciers in Antarctica have been affected by climate change
Boulder CO (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Alaska's North Slope snow-free season is lengthening
Boulder CO (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Extreme melt season leads to decade-long ecosystem changes in Antarctic polar desert
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Guam told to 'enjoy paradise', ignore North Korean threat
Hagatna, Guam (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
The Pacific island of Guam remained outwardly calm Wednesday in the face of a threatened North Korean attack, and a senior official in the US territory urged people to "relax and enjoy paradise". After US President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury" over its nuclear ambitions Tuesday, Pyongyang raised the stakes just hours later - saying it was considering missile stri ... more
Alexandria VA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
No longer water under the bridge, statistics yields new data on sea levels
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Teamwork key to ocean travel for jellies
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Invasion of glowing tropical jellyfish baffles U.S. scientists
MSU gravitational physicist receives NASA award to explore extreme gravity and the universe
Bozeman MT (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
A Montana State University gravitational physicist has received funding for a research project that aims to answer fundamental questions about the universe. NASA awarded $750,000 to Nicolas Yunes for his project "Exploring Extreme Gravity: Neutron Stars, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves." Yunes is a founding member of the MSU eXtreme Gravity Institute, known as XGI, and an associate pro ... more
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
First look at gravitational dance that drives stellar formation
Warwick UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves launched
Hannover, Germany (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
LISA Gravitational-Wave Observatory Selected as ESA L3 Mission


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