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October 27, 2017
IRON AND ICE
Dawn Finds Possible Ancient Ocean Remnants at Ceres



Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 27, 2017
Minerals containing water are widespread on Ceres, suggesting the dwarf planet may have had a global ocean in the past. What became of that ocean? Could Ceres still have liquid today? Two new studies from NASA's Dawn mission shed light on these questions. The Dawn team found that Ceres' crust is a mixture of ice, salts and hydrated materials that were subjected to past and possibly recent geologic activity, and that this crust represents most of that ancient ocean. The second study builds off the ... read more

IRON AND ICE
Small Asteroid or Comet 'Visits' from Beyond the Solar System
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 27, 2017
A small, recently discovered asteroid - or perhaps a comet - appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming from somewhere else in our galaxy. If so, it would be the first "interst ... more
IRON AND ICE
Rosetta Reveals Dust Jet from Comet
Gottingen, Germany (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
The impressive jets of dust that comets emit into space during their journey around the Sun are not driven solely by the sublimation of frozen water. In some cases further processes augment the outb ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Spots on supergiant star drive spirals in stellar wind
London, UK (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
A Canadian-led international team of astronomers recently discovered that spots on the surface of a supergiant star are driving huge spiral structures in its stellar wind. Their results are publishe ... more
IRON AND ICE
Scientists detect comets outside our solar system
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
Scientists from MIT and other institutions, working closely with amateur astronomers, have spotted the dusty tails of six exocomets - comets outside our solar system - orbiting a faint star 800 ligh ... more
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MOON DAILY
Low-cost clocks for landing on the Moon
Paris (ESA) Oct 27, 2017
A European clock accurate to a trillionth of a second is set to be used on satellites and missions to the Moon. The ultra-precise time-keeper was conceived by a small company in Latvia, and ES ... more
EXO WORLDS
Astronomers discover sunscreen snow falling on hot exoplanet
University Park PA (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
Astronomers at Penn State have used the Hubble Space Telescope to find a blistering-hot giant planet outside our solar system where the atmosphere "snows" titanium dioxide - the active ingredient in ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Bringing the atomic world into full color
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
A French and Japanese research group has developed a new way of visualizing the atomic world by turning data scanned by an atomic force microscope into clear color images. The newly developed method ... more
EXO WORLDS
Comet mission reveals 'missing link' in our understanding of planet formation
London, UK (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Revealing Galactic Secrets
Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Countless galaxies vie for attention in this monster image of the Fornax Galaxy Cluster, some appearing only as pinpricks of light while others dominate the foreground. One of these is the lenticula ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Gamma rays will reach beyond the limits of light
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
Researchers have discovered a new way to produce high energy photon beams. The new method makes it possible to produce these gamma rays in a highly efficient way, compared with today's technique. Th ... more


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PHYSICS NEWS
Space Station Unit to Study Genetics of Model Organisms
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Scientists and engineers are developing new hardware destined for the International Space Station to support experiments demonstrating how different organisms, such as plants, microbes or worms, dev ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Stronger Tests of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity with Binary Neutron Stars
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Einstein's theory of general relativity has withstood 100 years of experimental scrutiny. However, these tests do not constrain how well the very strong gravitational fields produced by merging neut ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Experiment Provides Deeper Look into the Nature of Neutrinos
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
The first glimpse of data from the full array of a deeply chilled particle detector operating beneath a mountain in Italy sets the most precise limits yet on where scientists might find a theorized ... more
SATURN DAILY
To keep Saturn's A ring contained, its moons stand united
Ithaca NY (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn's moon Janus confined the planet's A ring - the largest and farthest of the visible rings. But after poring over NASA's Cassini mission data, ... more



Haumea, the most peculiar of Pluto companions, has a ring around it
Granada, Spain (SPX) Oct 17, 2017
At the ends of the Solar System, beyond the orbit of Neptune, there is a belt of objects composed of ice and rocks, among which four dwarf planets stand out: Pluto, Eris, Makemake and Haumea. The latter is the least well known of the four and was recently the object of an international observation campaign which was able to establish its main physical characteristics. The study, led by astronome ... more
Garching, Germany (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Ring around a dwarf planet detected
Friedrichshafen, Germany (ESA) Oct 03, 2017
Helicopter test for Jupiter icy moons radar
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Solving the Mystery of Pluto's Giant Blades of Ice
Astronomers discover sunscreen snow falling on hot exoplanet
University Park PA (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
Astronomers at Penn State have used the Hubble Space Telescope to find a blistering-hot giant planet outside our solar system where the atmosphere "snows" titanium dioxide - the active ingredient in sunscreen. These Hubble observations are the first detections of this "snow-out" process, called a "cold trap," on an exoplanet. This discovery, and other observations made by the Penn State te ... more
London, UK (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Comet mission reveals 'missing link' in our understanding of planet formation
Washington (UPI) Oct 25, 2017
Marine microbes living beneath seabed resort to cannibalism
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
New NASA study improves search for habitable worlds
Mars Rover Mission Progresses Toward Resumed Drilling
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 24, 2017
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity team is working to restore Curiosity's sample-drilling capability using new techniques. The latest development is a preparatory test on Mars. The five-year-old mission is still several months from the soonest possible resumption of drilling into Martian rocks. Managers are enthusiastic about successful Earth-based tests of techniques to work around a mechanical ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Solar eruptions could electrify Martian moons
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
MAVEN finds Mars has a twisted tail
Paris (ESA) Oct 23, 2017
Mine craft for Mars
Low-cost clocks for landing on the Moon
Paris (ESA) Oct 27, 2017
A European clock accurate to a trillionth of a second is set to be used on satellites and missions to the Moon. The ultra-precise time-keeper was conceived by a small company in Latvia, and ESA has recognised its potential for space. "We are the Ferrari of timers with the components of a tractor," says Nikolai Adamovitch of Eventech. "We provide extreme timing accuracy using re ... more
Stennis Space Center MS (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Human presence in Lunar orbit one step closer with successful RS-25 engine test
Huntsville AL (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
NASA research suggests significant atmosphere in lunar past and possible source of water on Moon
Washington (UPI) Oct 19, 2017
Lunar lava tube could be used as a moon mission base
Gamma rays will reach beyond the limits of light
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
Researchers have discovered a new way to produce high energy photon beams. The new method makes it possible to produce these gamma rays in a highly efficient way, compared with today's technique. The obtained energy is a billion times higher than the energy of photons in visible light. These high intensity gamma rays significantly exceed all known limits, and pave the way towards new fundamental ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Revealing Galactic Secrets
London, UK (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Spots on supergiant star drive spirals in stellar wind
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
James Webb Space Telescope's Laser-Focused Sight
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Paris (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
According to the 10th edition of Euroconsult's report, Satellite-Based Earth Observation, Market Prospects to 2026, the Earth Observation (EO) data and services market should reach $8.5 billion by 2026 based on current growth trajectories. An alternative value-added services (VAS) model also presented has a combined market potential of $15 billion. This upside model considers the implicati ... more
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
OGC announces a new standard that improves the way information is referenced to the Earth
Hampton VA (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
First SAGE III Atmospheric Data Released for Public Use
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Google Earth helps researchers identify 400 ancient stone gates in Saudi Arabia
Scientists detect comets outside our solar system
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
Scientists from MIT and other institutions, working closely with amateur astronomers, have spotted the dusty tails of six exocomets - comets outside our solar system - orbiting a faint star 800 light years from Earth. These cosmic balls of ice and dust, which were about the size of Halley's Comet and traveled about 100,000 miles per hour before they ultimately vaporized, are some of the sm ... more
Gottingen, Germany (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
Rosetta Reveals Dust Jet from Comet
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 27, 2017
Dawn Finds Possible Ancient Ocean Remnants at Ceres
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 27, 2017
Small Asteroid or Comet 'Visits' from Beyond the Solar System
On the generation of solar spicules and Alfvenic waves
La Laguna, Spain (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
At any given moment, as many as 10 million wild snakes of solar material leap from the sun's surface. These are spicules, and despite their abundance, scientists didn't understand how these jets of plasma form nor did they influence the heating of the outer layers of the sun's atmosphere or the solar wind. Now, for the first time, in a study partly funded by NASA, scientists have modeled spicule ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
NASA sounding rocket instrument spots signatures of long-sought small solar flares
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
How scientists used NASA data to predict the corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Scientists propose space shield to protect Earth from solar storms
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Jing Haipeng, the first Chinese astronaut to go into space three times, has voiced his desire to go into space again as a further demonstration of his loyalty to the Communist Party of China (CPC). "I'm eager to go to space again, be a pioneer in the battle one more time," said the 51-year-old major general and delegate to the ongoing 19th National Congress of the CPC. "Let the vastn ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Adelaide, Australia (XNA) Oct 03, 2017
UN official commends China's role in space cooperation
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Gamma rays will reach beyond the limits of light
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
Researchers have discovered a new way to produce high energy photon beams. The new method makes it possible to produce these gamma rays in a highly efficient way, compared with today's technique. The obtained energy is a billion times higher than the energy of photons in visible light. These high intensity gamma rays significantly exceed all known limits, and pave the way towards new fundamental ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Revealing Galactic Secrets
London, UK (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Spots on supergiant star drive spirals in stellar wind
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
James Webb Space Telescope's Laser-Focused Sight
How small-world networks occur within bigger and more complex structures
Leicester UK (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
It's a small world after all - and now science has explained why. A study conducted by the University of Leicester and KU Leuven, Belgium, examined how small worlds emerge spontaneously in all kinds of networks, including neuronal and social networks, giving rise to the well-known phenomenon of "six degrees of separation". Many systems show complex structures, of which a distinctive featur ... more
Waiapi, Brazil (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Tribe sharpens arrows against Amazon invaders
Buffalo NY (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
How Neanderthals influenced human genetics at the crossroads of Asia and Europe
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Determining when humans started impacting the planet on a large scale
Pope asks spacemen life's big questions in ISS live chat
Vatican City (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Pope Francis chatted with six astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, kicking off the rare interview with a philosophical question on "man's place in the universe". Italian Paolo Nespoli, 60, admitted that despite the bird's eye view of Earth he too remained "perplexed", while American Mark Vande Hei said seeing the planet from space made them "realise how fragile we ... more
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Saudi Arabia to invest $1 billion in Virgin Galactic
Gainesville FL (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Plants and psychological well-being in space
Miami (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
Spacewalkers fix robotic arm in time to grab next cargo ship
New crew and new research in Antarctica
Paris (ESA) Oct 24, 2017
The Concordia research station in Antarctica is a place of extremes: for nine months no supplies can be delivered, the nearest living beings are 600 km away at the Russian Vostok station, and the Sun does not rise above the horizon for four months in the winter. One thing is for sure: it is cold, dropping below -80C, and the high altitude offers reduced oxygen in the air. Each year, ... more
Cambridge UK (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
'Scars' left by icebergs record West Antarctic ice retreat
Boulder CO (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Groundwater and tundra fires may work together to thaw permafrost
Paris (ESA) Oct 24, 2017
Secrets of hidden ice canyons revealed
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Ben-Gurion introduces Israel's first underwater robotic vehicle
Beer-Sheva, Israel (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has developed Israel's first autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The robotic "HydroCamel II" will be commercially available for use in the military, security, and oil and gas sectors, as well as in environmental applications and marine research. BGN Technologies Ltd., BGU's technology-transfer company, also announced the formation of a new company, BG Ro ... more
Hong Kong (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Among 'green' energy, hydropower is the most dangerous
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Nanoparticles remove cadmium toxicity from a freshwater system
Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Paleogenomic analysis sheds light on Easter Island mysteries
Supercomputers help Los Alamos team interpret LIGO findings
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Astrophysicist Chris Fryer was enjoying an evening with friends on August 25, 2017, when he got the news of a gravitational-wave detection by LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. The event appeared to be a merger of two neutron stars - a specialty for the Los Alamos National Laboratory team of astrophysicists that Fryer leads. As the distant cosmic cataclysm unfolded, f ... more
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Space Station Unit to Study Genetics of Model Organisms
Cleveland OH (SPX) Oct 24, 2017
NASA Challenges Students to Design Microgravity Experiments
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
Acoustic gravity waves pinpoint where and when objects hit ocean surface
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