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November 23, 2017
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
MIT team design $100 handheld muon detector



Boston MA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
At any given moment, the Earth's atmosphere is showered with high-energy cosmic rays that have been blasted from supernovae and other astrophysical phenomena far beyond the Solar System. When cosmic rays collide with the Earth's atmosphere, they decay into muons - charged particles that are slightly heavier than an electron. Muons last only fractions of a second, and during their fleeting lifespan they can be found through every layer of the Earth's atmosphere, circulating in the air around us and ... read more

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
IceCube finds Earth can block high-energy particles from nuclear reactions
University Park PA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
For the first time, a science experiment has measured Earth's ability to absorb neutrinos - the smaller-than-an-atom particles that zoom throughout space and through us by the trillions every second ... more
EXO WORLDS
First known interstellar visitor is an 'oddball'
Honolulu HI (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
In October astronomers were surprised by a visitor that came racing into our Solar System from interstellar space. Now, researchers using the Gemini Observatory have determined that the first known ... more
IRON AND ICE
NASA telescope studies quirky comet 45P
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
When comet 45P zipped past Earth early in 2017, researchers observing from NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility, or IRTF, in Hawai'i gave the long-time trekker a thorough astronomical checkup. The res ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Measuring neutron star sizes by using thermonuclear explosion models
Turku, Finland (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Neutron stars are made out of cold ultra-dense matter. How this matter behaves is one of the biggest mysteries in modern nuclear physics. Researchers developed a new method for measuring the radius ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Dark matter and dark energy: do they really exist?
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
A University of Geneva researcher has recently shown that the accelerating expansion of the universe and the movement of the stars in the galaxies can be explained without drawing on the concepts of ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Taking a Spin on Plasma Space Tornadoes with NASA Observations
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Interplanetary space is hardly tranquil. High-energy charged particles from the Sun, as well as from beyond our solar system, constantly whizz by. These can damage satellites and endanger astronaut ... more
SATURN DAILY
Unique atmospheric chemistry explains cold vortex on Saturn's moon Titan
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
New analysis suggests unique atmospheric chemistry explains why the polar vortex on Saturn's moon Titan isn't behaving as expected. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Astronomers reveal nearby stars that are among the oldest in our galaxy
Atlanta GA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Astronomers have discovered some of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy by determining their locations and velocities, according to a study led by scientists at Georgia State University. ... more
MOON DAILY
Moon's crust underwent resurfacing after forming from magma ocean
Austin TX (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
The Earth's Moon had a rough start in life. Formed from a chunk of the Earth that was lopped off during a planetary collision, it spent its early years covered by a roiling global ocean of molten ma ... more
SATURN DAILY
Unexpected atmospheric vortex behavior on Saturn's moon Titan
Bristol UK (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
A new study led by a University of Bristol earth scientist has shown that recently reported unexpected behaviour on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, is due to its unique atmospheric chemistry. ... more


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SOLAR SCIENCE
Solar minimum surprisingly constant
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Using more than half a century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the Sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the same each tim ... more
EXO WORLDS
Space dust may transport life between worlds, research suggests
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Life on our planet might have originated from biological particles brought to Earth in streams of space dust, a study suggests. Fast-moving flows of interplanetary dust that continually bombar ... more
IRON AND ICE
Russian Astronomers Show Big Asteroid Approaching the Earth
Kaliningrad (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
The astronomer community at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University used its own Astro-Model simulation environment to produce a virtual image of object 3200 Phaethon approaching the Earth, plus the ... more
EXO WORLDS
Familiar-Looking Messenger from Another Solar System
Tucson AZ (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
The visit of the interstellar interloper 1I/2017 U1, recently spotted streaking through the solar system, gives the people of Earth their first chance to study up close an object from another planet ... more



Pluto's hydrocarbon haze keeps dwarf planet colder than expected
Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
The gas composition of a planet's atmosphere generally determines how much heat gets trapped in the atmosphere. For the dwarf planet Pluto, however, the predicted temperature based on the composition of its atmosphere was much higher than actual measurements taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft in 2015. A new study published November 16 in Nature proposes a novel cooling mechanism contr ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
Jupiter's Stunning Southern Hemisphere
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
First known interstellar visitor is an 'oddball'
Honolulu HI (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
In October astronomers were surprised by a visitor that came racing into our Solar System from interstellar space. Now, researchers using the Gemini Observatory have determined that the first known object to graze our Solar System from beyond is similar to, but definitely not, your average asteroid or comet. "This thing is an oddball," said Karen Meech of the University of Hawaii's Institute for ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Familiar-Looking Messenger from Another Solar System
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Space dust may transport life between worlds, research suggests
Hobart, Australia (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Ancient life form discovered in remote Tasmanian valley
Gadgets for Mars
Paris (ESA) Nov 22, 2017
A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets. The alien-like landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain, are almost surreal but this volcanic island is helping to bring future space missions to reality ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Ice shapes the landslide landscape on Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 21, 2017
Recurring Martian Streaks: Flowing Sand, Not Water?
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Previous evidence of water on Mars now identified as grainflows
Moon's crust underwent resurfacing after forming from magma ocean
Austin TX (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
The Earth's Moon had a rough start in life. Formed from a chunk of the Earth that was lopped off during a planetary collision, it spent its early years covered by a roiling global ocean of molten magma before cooling and forming the serene surface we know today. A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences took to the lab to recreate the magmatic m ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 15, 2017
Russia tests new spaceship set to deliver people, cargo to moon
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
NASA Team Studies CubeSat Mission to Measure Water on the Moon
Bristol UK (The Conversation) Nov 10, 2017
China and the US are both shooting for the moon
Dark matter and dark energy: do they really exist?
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
A University of Geneva researcher has recently shown that the accelerating expansion of the universe and the movement of the stars in the galaxies can be explained without drawing on the concepts of dark matter and dark energy... which might not actually exist. For close on a century, researchers have hypothesised that the universe contains more matter than can be directly observed, known as "d ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Developing the ABCs for exploiting new phenomena in light-matter interactions
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
MIT team design $100 handheld muon detector
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Zwicky Transient Facility sees "First Light"
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NASA's TSIS-1 keeps an eye on Sun's power over ozone
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
High in the atmosphere, above weather systems, is a layer of ozone gas. Ozone is Earth's natural sunscreen, absorbing the Sun's most harmful ultraviolet radiation and protecting living things below. But ozone is vulnerable to certain gases made by humans that reach the upper atmosphere. Once there, they react in the presence of sunlight to destroy ozone molecules. Currently, several NASA a ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 22, 2017
NASA Links Port-City Sea Levels to Regional Ice Melt
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Satellite Imagery Aids Rescue Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria
Paris (ESA) Nov 23, 2017
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Russian Astronomers Show Big Asteroid Approaching the Earth
Kaliningrad (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
The astronomer community at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University used its own Astro-Model simulation environment to produce a virtual image of object 3200 Phaethon approaching the Earth, plus the expected Geminids meteor shower. December 17, 2017 will see an interesting astronomic event in the form of object 3200 Phaethon approaching our planet. This is a fairly large asteroid nearly 5 ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
NASA telescope studies quirky comet 45P
Munich, Germany (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
ESO observations show first interstellar asteroid is like nothing seen before
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
First observed interstellar visitor dazzles scientists
Solar minimum surprisingly constant
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Using more than half a century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the Sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the same each time, despite large differences in the maximums of the cycles. In Japan, continuous four-frequency solar microwave observations (1, 2, 3.75 and 9.4 GHz) began in 1957 at the Toyokawa Branch of the ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
FIREBIRD II and NASA mission locate whistling space electrons' origins
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Proposed NASA mission would investigate where space weather begins
China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China is expected to achieve a "major breakthrough" in nuclear-powered space shuttles around 2040, according to a report issued by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation on Thursday. The achievement will be able to support large-scale exploration and development of space resources, and make mining on asteroids and space solar power plants possible, said the report, which outlin ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China plans first sea based launch by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
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Dark matter and dark energy: do they really exist?
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
A University of Geneva researcher has recently shown that the accelerating expansion of the universe and the movement of the stars in the galaxies can be explained without drawing on the concepts of dark matter and dark energy... which might not actually exist. For close on a century, researchers have hypothesised that the universe contains more matter than can be directly observed, known as "d ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Developing the ABCs for exploiting new phenomena in light-matter interactions
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
MIT team design $100 handheld muon detector
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Zwicky Transient Facility sees "First Light"
Human evolution was uneven and punctuated, suggests new research
London, UK (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer than we thought in Southern Iberia - what is now Spain - long after they had died out everywhere else, according to new research published in Heliyon. The authors of the study, an international team from Portuguese, Spanish, Catalonian, German, Austrian and Italian research institutions, say their findings suggest that the process of modern ... more
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Chimp study reveals how brain's structure shaped our evolution
Chicago IL (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
High cognitive ability not a safeguard from conspiracies, paranormal beliefs
Miami (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniors
Can a magnetic sail slow down an interstellar probe
Frankfurt, Germany (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
With a miniaturised space probe capable of being accelerated to a quarter of the speed of light, we could reach Alpha Centauri, our nearest star, in 20 to 50 years. However, without a mechanism to slow it down, the space probe could only collect data from the star and its planets as it zoomed past. A theoretical physicist at Goethe University Frankfurt has now examined whether interstellar ... more
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
SSL Selected to Conduct Power and Propulsion Study for NASA's Deep Space Gateway Concept
New York NY (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
MDA Selects AdaCore's GNAT Pro Assurance Development Platform for ISS Software
Tallahassee FL (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
New motion sensors major step towards cheaper wearable technology
Salt pond in Antarctica is fed from below
Seattle WA (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
At the base of the Transantarctic Mountains lies a geological oddity. Don Juan Pond is one of the saltiest bodies of water on the planet, filled with a dense, syrupy brine rich in calcium chloride that can remain liquid to minus 50 degrees Celsius, far below the freezing point of water. But the source of water and salt to this unusual pond remains a mystery - even as hints emerge that water in a ... more
Moscow (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Polar bears crowd on Russian island in sign of Arctic change
Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Study reveals structure and origins of glacial polish on Yosemite's rocks
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
A new timeline for glacial retreat in Western Canada
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New physical model explains the origin of Earth's water
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Equipped with Newton's law of universal gravitation (published in Principia 330 years ago) and powerful computational resources (used to apply the law to more than 10,000 interacting bodies), a young Brazilian researcher and his former postdoctoral supervisor have just proposed a new physical model to explain the origin of water on Earth and the other Earth-like objects in the Solar System. ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Ocean acidification harms young mussels
Austin TX (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
New research could predict La Nina drought years in US
Paris (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Expansion of tuna quotas 'step backward' for conservation
Listening for gravitational waves using pulsars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 15, 2017
One of the most spectacular achievements in physics so far this century has been the observation of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time that result from masses accelerating in space. So far, there have been five detections of gravitational waves, thanks to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and, more recently, the European Virgo gravitational-wave detecto ... more
New York NY (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Gravity waves from merging supermassive black holes will be found soon
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
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