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November 07, 2017
SATURN DAILY
Powering Saturn's Active Ocean Moon



Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 07, 2017
Heat from friction could power hydrothermal activity on Saturn's moon Enceladus for billions of years if the moon has a highly porous core, according to a new modeling study by European and U.S. researchers working on NASA's Cassini mission. The study, published in the journal Nature Astronomy, helps resolve a question scientists have grappled with for a decade:Where does the energy to power the extraordinary geologic activity on Enceladus come from? Cassini found that Enceladus sprays tower ... read more

SOLAR SCIENCE
UK space science mission SMILE gets first round of funding
London, UK (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
UK teams will lead an international solar-terrestrial and space weather mission, taking on the development of a major science instrument thanks to funding from the UK Space Agency. The 3 milli ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Powerful new telescope observes one of the oldest objects in the universe
Amherst MA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Astronomers using the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), which is operated jointly by the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica, rep ... more
TECH SPACE
Cheyenne Mountain sees better satellite picture
Hanscom AFB MA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Upgraded Early Warning Radars now provide data on man-made space-based objects without delay, thanks to efforts of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center personnel at Peterson Air Force Base, Colora ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Forest of molecular signals in star forming galaxy
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Ryo Ando, a graduate student of the University of Tokyo, and his colleagues observed the galaxy NGC 253 and for the first time, they resolved the locations of star formation in this galaxy down to t ... more
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OUTER PLANETS
Watching Jupiter's multiple pulsating X-ray Aurora
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Jupiter's intense northern and southern lights, or auroras, behave independently of each other according to a new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray and ESA's XMM-Newton observatories. Using XMM-Newto ... more
EXO WORLDS
18-Month Twinkle in a Forming Star Suggests a Very Young Planet
Ottawa, Canada (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
An international team of researchers have found an infrequent variation in the brightness of a forming star. This 18-month recurring twinkle is not only an unexpected phenomenon for scientists, but ... more
EXO WORLDS
Scientists find potential 'missing link' in chemistry that led to life on earth
La Jolla CA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a compound that may have been a crucial factor in the origins of life on Earth. Origins-of-life researchers have hypothesized that ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Lens trick doubles odds for quantum interaction
Singapore (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
It's not easy to bounce a single particle of light off a single atom that is less than a billionth of a metre wide. However, researchers at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National Univer ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Physicists show how lifeless particles can become 'life-like' by switching behaviors
Atlanta GA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Physicists at Emory University have shown how a system of lifeless particles can become "life-like" by collectively switching back and forth between crystalline and fluid states - even when the envi ... more
IRON AND ICE
Astronomers Complete First International Asteroid Tracking Exercise
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 06, 2017
An international team of astronomers led by NASA scientists successfully completed the first global exercise using a real asteroid to test global response capabilities. Planning for the so-cal ... more


A strange new world of light

IRON AND ICE
Return of the Comet: 96P Spotted by ESA, NASA Satellites
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
The ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA mission SOHO - short for Solar and Heliospheric Observatory - got a visit from an old friend this week when comet 96P entered its field of view on Oct. 25, 2 ... more
SATURN DAILY
ASA Advances Instrument to Study the Plumes of Enceladus
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
NASA scientists and engineers have conceived and plan to build an ambitious submillimeter-wave or radio instrument to study the composition of geysers spewing water vapor and icy particles from the ... more
OUTER PLANETS
Juno Aces 8th Science Pass of Jupiter, Names New Project Manager
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 03, 2017
Data returned Tuesday, Oct. 31, indicate that NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully completed its eighth science flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The confirmation was de ... more
IRON AND ICE
Hubble Sees Nearby Asteroids Photobombing Distant Galaxies
Baltimore MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Like rude relatives who jump in front of your vacation snapshots of landscapes, some of our solar system's asteroids have photobombed deep images of the universe taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telesco ... more



Juno Aces 8th Science Pass of Jupiter, Names New Project Manager
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 03, 2017
Data returned Tuesday, Oct. 31, indicate that NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully completed its eighth science flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The confirmation was delayed by several days due to solar conjunction at Jupiter, which affected communications during the days prior to and after the flyby. Solar conjunction is the period when the path of communicat ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Watching Jupiter's multiple pulsating X-ray Aurora
Mountain View CA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Help Nickname New Horizons' Next Flyby Target
London UK (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Jupiter's X-ray auroras pulse independently
18-Month Twinkle in a Forming Star Suggests a Very Young Planet
Ottawa, Canada (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
An international team of researchers have found an infrequent variation in the brightness of a forming star. This 18-month recurring twinkle is not only an unexpected phenomenon for scientists, but its repeated behavior suggests the presence of a hidden planet. This discovery is an early win for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) Transient Survey, just one-and-a-half years into its t ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Evolutionary theory suggests aliens might not look all that alien
La Jolla CA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Scientists find potential 'missing link' in chemistry that led to life on earth
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Atmospheric beacons guide NASA scientists in search for life
Martian Ridge Brings Out Rover's Color Talents
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 02, 2017
Color-discerning capabilities that NASA's Curiosity rover has been using on Mars since 2012 are proving particularly helpful on a mountainside ridge the rover is now climbing. These capabilities go beyond the thousands of full-color images Curiosity takes every year: The rover can look at Mars with special filters helpful for identifying some minerals, and also with a spectrometer that sor ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 06, 2017
Insight will carry over two million names to Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 06, 2017
Opportunity Does a Wheelie and is Back on Solid Footing
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 01, 2017
Next Mars Rover Will Have 23 'Eyes'
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
A strange new world of light
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
There's nothing new thing under the sun - except maybe light itself. Over the last decade, applied physicists have developed nanostructured materials that can produce completely new states of light exhibiting strange behavior, such as bending in a spiral, corkscrewing and dividing like a fork. These so-called structured beams not only can tell scientists a lot about the physics of light, t ... more
Reno NV (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
GPS satellite atomic clocks on the caseto define dark matter
Providence RI (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Physicists describe new dark matter detection strategy
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Premature Death of Star is Confirmed by Astronomers
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Warm Air Helped Make 2017 Ozone Hole Smallest Since 1988
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Measurements from satellites this year showed the hole in Earth's ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September was the smallest observed since 1988, scientists from NASA and NOAA announced this week. According to NASA, the ozone hole reached its peak extent on Sept. 11, covering an area about two and a half times the size of the United States - 7.6 million square miles in extent - ... more
Paris (ESA) Nov 03, 2017
Wind satellite vacuum packed
Palo Alto, CA (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Initial Signals Received From Six Small Satellites Built by SSL for Planet
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
JPSS-1 to Provide More Accurate Environmental Forecasts
Hubble Sees Nearby Asteroids Photobombing Distant Galaxies
Baltimore MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Like rude relatives who jump in front of your vacation snapshots of landscapes, some of our solar system's asteroids have photobombed deep images of the universe taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. These asteroids reside, on average, only about 160 million miles from Earth - right around the corner in astronomical terms. Yet they've horned their way into this picture of thousands of ga ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 06, 2017
Astronomers Complete First International Asteroid Tracking Exercise
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Dinosaur-killing asteroid impact cooled Earth's climate more than previously thought
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Return of the Comet: 96P Spotted by ESA, NASA Satellites
UK space science mission SMILE gets first round of funding
London, UK (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
UK teams will lead an international solar-terrestrial and space weather mission, taking on the development of a major science instrument thanks to funding from the UK Space Agency. The 3 million pounds will support academics working on SMILE (the Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer), a European Space Agency (ESA) science mission, being delivered jointly with the Chinese Acade ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
NASA Investigates Invisible Magnetic Bubbles in Outer Solar System
La Laguna, Spain (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
On the generation of solar spicules and Alfvenic waves
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
NASA sounding rocket instrument spots signatures of long-sought small solar flares
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Tuesday. Unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new spacecraft will fly into the sky like an aircraft, said Chen Hongbo, a researcher from the corporation. The spacecraft can transport people or payload into the orbit and return to Earth. C ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
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
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
A strange new world of light
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
There's nothing new thing under the sun - except maybe light itself. Over the last decade, applied physicists have developed nanostructured materials that can produce completely new states of light exhibiting strange behavior, such as bending in a spiral, corkscrewing and dividing like a fork. These so-called structured beams not only can tell scientists a lot about the physics of light, t ... more
Reno NV (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
GPS satellite atomic clocks on the caseto define dark matter
Providence RI (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Physicists describe new dark matter detection strategy
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Premature Death of Star is Confirmed by Astronomers
Newly discovered orangutan species is most endangered great ape
Jakarta (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
A new species of orangutan has been discovered in the remote jungles of Indonesia, immediately becoming the world's most endangered great ape, researchers said Thursday. "It's the first declaration of a new great ape species in about 100 years," Ian Singleton, co-author of the study and director of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, told AFP. The species, called 'Tapanuli or ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Study shows how memories ripple through the brain
London UK (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
The relentless rise of migration in Europe over last 10,000 years
Sydney (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Climbing Australia's giant red rock Uluru banned
Mice, fish and flies: the animals still being sent into space
Paris (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Sixty years after Laika the dog became the first living creature to go into orbit, animals are still being sent into space - though these days much smaller creatures are going up. Julie Robinson, chief scientist for the International Space Station programme, explains what we are still learning from animals in orbit. - Why no more dogs, cats or monkeys? - When those animals were sent ... more
Moscow (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Dog star: Scientist recalls training Laika for space
Paris, France (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
The Noah's Ark of animals sent in to space
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Orbital ATK's to deliver supplies to International Space Station
New Greenland Maps Show More Glaciers at Risk
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 03, 2017
New maps of Greenland's coastal seafloor and bedrock beneath its massive ice sheet show that two to four times as many coastal glaciers are at risk of accelerated melting as previously thought. Researchers at the University of California at Irvine (UCI), NASA and 30 other institutions have published the most comprehensive, accurate and high-resolution relief maps ever made of Greenland's b ... more
Moscow (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Russian military to boost Arctic presence: commander
Austin TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Intensifying winds could increase east Antarctica's contribution to sea level rise
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
IceBridge Launches Two Sets of Antarctic Flights
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
50 years of data from oxygen minimum lab helps predict the oceans' future
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Canadian and US Department of Energy researchers have released 50 years' worth of data chronicling the deoxygenating cycles of a fjord off Canada's west coast, and detailing the response of the microbial communities inhabiting the fjord. The mass of data, collected in two new Nature family papers, could help scientists better predict the impact of human activities and ocean deoxygenation o ... more
(UPI) Nov 2, 2017
Scientists map coastal communities most vulnerable to natural disasters
Abidjan (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Ivory Coast inaugurates huge China-funded dam
Suva, Fiji (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Tiny Fiji looks for global impact at Bonn climate talks
Russian scientists have found flaws in popular theories of gravity
Yekaterinburg, Russia (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
Taking black holes (as a real object) as a test material, scientists from the Ural Federal university (UrFU, Yekaterinburg) found out that a popular theory of gravity which had seemed to work perfectly at the cosmological level (a subclass of Horndeski theory) is hardly applicable to the real world. They presented their study in the Classical and Quantum Gravity journal. At the moment, acc ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 30, 2017
Prolific Earth Gravity Satellites End Science Mission
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Supercomputers help Los Alamos team interpret LIGO findings
Cleveland OH (SPX) Oct 24, 2017
NASA Challenges Students to Design Microgravity Experiments
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