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November 14, 2017
SOLAR SCIENCE
View the 2019 solar eclipse from La Silla Observatory



Garching, Germany (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
On 2 July 2019 a total solar eclipse will shroud ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile in darkness. To celebrate this momentous event, ESO is inviting the general public to witness it at the observatory! Only 700 tickets will be available in the ESOshop from 22 November 2017 on a first-come, first-served basis. The tickets will be 200 euros each, and will include transportation from the base of the mountain to ESO's La Silla Observatory and a guided visit of the observatory. More information on tick ... read more

PHYSICS NEWS
Gravity waves from merging supermassive black holes will be found soon
New York NY (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Astronomers won't have to wait much longer for their first glimpse of one of the biggest types of unions in the cosmos. New research published November 13 in Nature Astronomy predicts that gravitati ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
ALMA captures duo of titanic galaxies in extreme starbursting merger
Charlottesville VA (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have uncovered the never-before-seen close encounter between two astoundingly bright and spectacularly massive galaxies ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
The path length of light in opaque media
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
What happens when light passes through a glass of milk? It enters the liquid, is scattered unpredictably at countless tiny particles and exits the glass again. This effect makes milk appear white. T ... more
OUTER PLANETS
Jupiter's Stunning Southern Hemisphere
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
See Jupiter's southern hemisphere in beautiful detail in this new image taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft. The color-enhanced view captures one of the white ovals in the "String of Pearls," one of eig ... more
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SOLAR SCIENCE
Parker Solar Probe Comes to NASA Goddard for Testing
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
On Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for environmental tests. During the spacecraft's stay at Goddard, ... more
EXO WORLDS
Astronomers See Moving Shadows Around Planet-Forming Star
Amsterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
A team of mainly Dutch astronomers has observed moving shadows on a dust disk around a star. On multiple days they took a 'photo' of the star and its disk. They used the SPHERE instrument, partially ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Star kills its 'congenial' to form together a dwarf-binary system
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
A group of Brazilian astronomers observed a pair of celestial objects rarely seen in the Milky Way: a very low-mass white dwarf and a brown dwarf. What makes this binary system so unique is it ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Winds blowing off a dying star
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
Stars like our Sun eject large amounts of gas and dust into space, containing various elements and compounds. Asymptotic giant branch - AGB - phase stars, near their end of life, are particularly si ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Tracking down the origins of gold
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
he European Research Council has awarded HITS astrophysicist Andreas Bauswein an ERC Starting Grant worth approximately 1.5 million euros. Using computer simulations, the aim of the project is to be ... more
IRON AND ICE
Dawn Explores Ceres' Interior Evolution
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 10, 2017
Surface features on Ceres - the largest world between Mars and Jupiter - and its interior evolution have a closer relationship than one might think. A recent study, published in Geophysical Re ... more


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MOON DAILY
NASA Team Studies CubeSat Mission to Measure Water on the Moon
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
A team of NASA scientists wants to draw a more complete picture of where water exists on the Moon and whether it migrates across the lunar surface, including in the permanently shadowed regions that ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Hubble Spots Expanding Light Echo Around Supernova
Baltimore MD (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Light from a supernova explosion in the nearby starburst galaxy M82 is reverberating off a huge dust cloud in interstellar space. The supernova, called SN 2014J, occurred at the upper right of ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Scientists narrow down the search for dark photons using decade-old particle collider data
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
In its final years of operation, a particle collider in Northern California was refocused to search for signs of new particles that might help fill in some big blanks in our understanding of the uni ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
The star that would not die
Goleta CA (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Supernovae, the explosions of stars, have been observed in the thousands and in all cases they marked the death of a star. Astronomers at Las Cumbres Observatory have discovered a remarkable excepti ... more



Jupiter's Stunning Southern Hemisphere
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
See Jupiter's southern hemisphere in beautiful detail in this new image taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft. The color-enhanced view captures one of the white ovals in the "String of Pearls," one of eight massive rotating storms at 40 degrees south latitude on the gas giant planet. The image was taken on Oct. 24, 2017 at 11:11 a.m. PDT (2:11 p.m. EDT), as Juno performed its ninth close flyby o ... 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
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 03, 2017
Juno Aces 8th Science Pass of Jupiter, Names New Project Manager
Astronomers See Moving Shadows Around Planet-Forming Star
Amsterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
A team of mainly Dutch astronomers has observed moving shadows on a dust disk around a star. On multiple days they took a 'photo' of the star and its disk. They used the SPHERE instrument, partially built in the Netherlands, on the Very Large Telescope in Chile. Probably, processes in the inner disk cast their shadows at the outer disk. The astronomers publish their findings in The Astrophysical ... more
La Jolla CA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Scientists find potential 'missing link' in chemistry that led to life on earth
Ottawa, Canada (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
18-Month Twinkle in a Forming Star Suggests a Very Young Planet
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 02, 2017
Overlooked Treasure: The First Evidence of Exoplanets
How long can microorganisms live on Mars
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Researchers from Lomonosov MSU, Faculty of Soil Science, have studied the resistance microorganisms have against gamma radiation in very low temperatures. The results have been published in the Extremophiles journal. Average temperature on Mars is -63C, but in polar areas and at night it can be as low as -145C. There is pressure lower 100-1000 times than on the Earth, strong ultraviolet an ... more
Huntsville AL (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
NASA Opens $2 Million Third Phase of 3D-Printed Habitat Competition
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
NASA Team Studies CubeSat Mission to Measure Water on the Moon
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
A team of NASA scientists wants to draw a more complete picture of where water exists on the Moon and whether it migrates across the lunar surface, including in the permanently shadowed regions that haven't seen sunlight in perhaps a billion years or more. The first hint of potential water at both lunar poles came in 1994, with the Clementine mission flown jointly by NASA and the Departmen ... more
Bristol UK (The Conversation) Nov 10, 2017
China and the US are both shooting for the moon
Moscow (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Russia locks up six for Moon flight simulation
Paris (ESA) Oct 27, 2017
Low-cost clocks for landing on the Moon
Hubble Spots Expanding Light Echo Around Supernova
Baltimore MD (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Light from a supernova explosion in the nearby starburst galaxy M82 is reverberating off a huge dust cloud in interstellar space. The supernova, called SN 2014J, occurred at the upper right of M82, and is marked by an "X." The supernova was discovered on Jan. 21, 2014. The inset images at top reveal an expanding shell of light from the stellar explosion sweeping through interstellar ... more
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
Winds blowing off a dying star
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
The path length of light in opaque media
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Tracking down the origins of gold
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NASA CubeSat to Test Miniaturized Weather Satellite Technology
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Behind every weather forecast-from your local, five-day prediction to a late-breaking hurricane track update-are the satellites that make them possible. Government agencies depend on observations from weather satellites to inform forecast models that help us prepare for approaching storms and identify areas that need evacuating or emergency first responders. Weather satellites have traditi ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
The changing colors of our Living Planet
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Mapping functional diversity of forests with remote sensing
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
How ice in clouds is born
Dawn Explores Ceres' Interior Evolution
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 10, 2017
Surface features on Ceres - the largest world between Mars and Jupiter - and its interior evolution have a closer relationship than one might think. A recent study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, analyzed Ceres' surface features to reveal clues about the dwarf planet's interior evolution. Specifically, the study explored linear features - the chains of pits and small, secondary ... more
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
Site of asteroid impact changed the history of life
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
Unlucky dinosaurs: Scientists say asteroid had 13 percent chance of triggering extinction
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Return of the Comet: 96P Spotted by ESA, NASA Satellites
Parker Solar Probe Comes to NASA Goddard for Testing
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
On Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for environmental tests. During the spacecraft's stay at Goddard, engineers and technicians will simulate extreme temperatures and other physical stresses that the spacecraft will be subjected to during its historic mission to the Sun. Before arriving at Godda ... more
Garching, Germany (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
View the 2019 solar eclipse from La Silla Observatory
London, UK (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
UK space science mission SMILE gets first round of funding
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
NASA Investigates Invisible Magnetic Bubbles in Outer Solar System
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
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Hubble Spots Expanding Light Echo Around Supernova
Baltimore MD (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Light from a supernova explosion in the nearby starburst galaxy M82 is reverberating off a huge dust cloud in interstellar space. The supernova, called SN 2014J, occurred at the upper right of M82, and is marked by an "X." The supernova was discovered on Jan. 21, 2014. The inset images at top reveal an expanding shell of light from the stellar explosion sweeping through interstellar ... more
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
Winds blowing off a dying star
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
The path length of light in opaque media
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Tracking down the origins of gold
Bonobos help strangers without being asked
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
A passer-by drops something and you spring to pick it up. Or maybe you hold the door for someone behind you. Such acts of kindness to strangers were long thought to be unique to humans, but recent research on bonobos suggests our species is not as exceptional in this regard as we like to think. Famously friendly apes from Africa's Congo Basin, bonobos will go out of their way to help stran ... more
Dekalb IL (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Finger and toe fossils belonged to tiny primates 45 million years ago
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Japanese scientists estimate the mutation rate from chimpanzee parents to their offspring
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
Faith not linked to intuition or rational thinking, study shows
NASA Moves Up Critical Crew Safety Launch Abort Test
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
NASA's Orion spacecraft is scheduled to undergo a design test in April 2019 of the capsule's launch abort system (LAS), which is a rocket-powered tower on top of the crew module built to very quickly get astronauts safely away from their launch vehicle if there is a problem during ascent. This full-stress test of the LAS, called Ascent Abort Test 2 (AA-2), will see a booster, provided by O ... more
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Brazil's tech junkies seek healing at digital detox clinic
Wallops Island, VA (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
NanoRacks launches Full External Cygnus Deployer on OA-8 to ISS
Paris (ESA) Nov 10, 2017
The road to Orion's launch
A new timeline for glacial retreat in Western Canada
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Much of western Canada was ice-free as early as 14,000 years ago, a new study reports. The results suggest that the Cordilleran Ice Sheet (CIS) retreated more than a millennium sooner than previous estimates and hold important implications for understanding climate patterns and human migration. Previous estimates suggested that the CIS covered large portions of westernmost Canada as ... more
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Research shows ice sheets as large as Greenland's melted fast in a warming climate
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 08, 2017
Hot News from the Antarctic Underground
Beijing (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Chinese icebreaker steams for Antarctica in polar power play
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
How a 'shadow zone' traps the world's oldest ocean water
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
New research from an international team has revealed why the oldest water in the ocean in the North Pacific has remained trapped in a shadow zone around 2km below the sea surface for over 1000 years. To put it in context, the last time this water encountered the atmosphere the Goths had just invaded the Western Roman Empire. The research suggests the time the ancient water spent belo ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
Researchers use forensic science to track turtles
Gao, Mali (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
A well changes lives in ravaged Mali city
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
50 years of data from oxygen minimum lab helps predict the oceans' future
Gravity waves from merging supermassive black holes will be found soon
New York NY (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Astronomers won't have to wait much longer for their first glimpse of one of the biggest types of unions in the cosmos. New research published November 13 in Nature Astronomy predicts that gravitational waves generated by the merger of two supermassive black holes will be detected within 10 years. The study is the first to use real data, rather than computer simulations, to predict when such an ... more
Yekaterinburg, Russia (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
Russian scientists have found flaws in popular theories of gravity
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
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