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November 28, 2017
TIME AND SPACE
The possibility of vestiges of an earlier Universe before the Big Bang



Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Although for five decades, the Big Bang theory has been the best known and most accepted explanation for the beginning and evolution of the Universe, it is hardly a consensus among scientists. Brazilian physicist Juliano Cesar Silva Neves part of a group of researchers who dare to imagine a different origin. In a study recently published in the journal General Relativity and Gravitation, Neves suggests the elimination of a key aspect of the standard cosmological model: the need for a spacetime sin ... read more

TIME AND SPACE
LIGO and Virgo announce detection of black hole binary merger
Pasadena CA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Scientists searching for gravitational waves have confirmed yet another detection from their fruitful observing run earlier this year. Dubbed GW170608, the latest discovery was produced by the merge ... more
TECH SPACE
3rd SES bids farewell to ANGELS satellite
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Members of the 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron gathered to say goodbye to the Automated Navigation and Guidance Experiment for Local Space satellite during a final command ceremony at Schriever A ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Icebound detector reveals how ghostly neutrinos are stopped cold
Madison WI (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Famously, neutrinos, the nearly massless particles that are a fundamental component of the universe, can zip through a million miles of lead without skipping a beat. Now, in a critical measure ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Nearby pulsars shed light on the antimatter puzzle
Krakow, Poland (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
There are too many high-energy positrons in the cosmic rays reaching the Earth. These positrons (particles that are antimatter equivalents of electrons) could be being produced by pulsars in our vic ... more
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House hunting for the supernova event SN 2015J
Rome, Italy (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Finally the site where the supernova SN 2015J exploded was found by an international team of astronomers including Vincenzo Testa from INAF (the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics). It ... more
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By saving cost and energy, the lighting revolution may increase light pollution
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Municipalities, enterprises, and households are switching to LED lights in order to save energy. But these savings might be lost if their neighbours install new or brighter lamps. Scientists fear th ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
How the Earth stops high-energy neutrinos in their tracks
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles that are famous for passing through anything and everything, only very rarely interacting with matter. About 100 trillion neutrinos pass through your body ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Researchers tunnel to a new light source
Changchun, China (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
With concerns over moving to a clean energy platform worldwide with electric vehicles and renewables, the energy we consume, or should we say do NOT consume, is as important as the green energy we p ... more
TIME AND SPACE
A new window into electron behavior
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
For the first time, physicists have developed a technique that can peer deep beneath the surface of a material to identify the energies and momenta of electrons there. The energy and momentum ... 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


NASA telescope studies quirky comet 45P

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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
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
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 ... more
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



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
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 20, 2017
Lava or Not, Exoplanet 55 Cancri e Likely to have Atmosphere
Madison WI (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Images of strange solar system visitor peel away some of the mystery
Tucson AZ (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Familiar-Looking Messenger from Another Solar System
Earthworms can reproduce in Mars-like soil
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
A pair of newborn earthworms in a Dutch lab suggests earthworms can reproduce in Martian soil. Researchers at Wageningen University introduced earthworms to pots of Mars-like soil featuring arugula plants and organic matter. Early results suggest the earthworms were able to successfully reproduce. If humans are to establish permanent colonies on Mars, they'll need to grow their o ... more
Paris (ESA) Nov 22, 2017
Gadgets for Mars
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Ice shapes the landslide landscape on Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 20, 2017
Winds Blow Dust off the Solar Panels Improving Energy Levels
Japan signals growing support for Deep Space Gateway concept
Tokyo, Japan (Sputnik) Nov 27, 2017
The Land of the Rising Sun hopes to be able to put its astronauts on the moon sometime during the 2020s as part of an international program to build a space station in the moon's orbit, local Iomiuri newspapers reported, citing sources in the government. Tokyo believes that contributing to the multinational mission and sharing Japanese technology in water and air purification and to protec ... more
Austin TX (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Moon's crust underwent resurfacing after forming from magma ocean
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
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
Changchun, China (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Researchers tunnel to a new light source
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
MIT team design $100 handheld muon detector
Rome, Italy (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
House hunting for the supernova event SN 2015J
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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 22, 2017
Groundwater depletion maybe major source of atmospheric carbon dioxide
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Mapping functional diversity of forests with remote sensing
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 results help fill in crucial details about ices in Jupiter-family comets and reveal that quirky 45P doesn't quite match any comet studied so far. Like a doctor recording vital signs, the team measu ... more
Kaliningrad (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
Russian Astronomers Show Big Asteroid Approaching the Earth
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
Nation 'leads world' in remote sensing technology
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China is now the world leader in remote sensing technologies for scientific purposes and is able to provide an unprecedented amount of data to support research and development for the world, officials said on Tuesday. Remote sensing refers to aerial or satellite-based technologies to detect and measure objects on Earth's surface, atmosphere and oceans. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Sci ... more
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
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
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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
Changchun, China (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Researchers tunnel to a new light source
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
MIT team design $100 handheld muon detector
Rome, Italy (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
House hunting for the supernova event SN 2015J
What grosses out a chimpanzee?
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Chimpanzees do some pretty disgusting things. In their natural habitats, chimpanzees are known to pick up seeds from feces and re-ingest them. In captivity, some practice coprophagy: the deliberate ingestion of feces. These behaviors usually involve their own fecal matter, or that of their closest family members. If presented with feces and other bodily fluids from others, however, that's an ent ... more
London, UK (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Human evolution was uneven and punctuated, suggests new research
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
Does the Outer Space Treaty at 50 need a rethink
New York NY (Sputnik) Nov 28, 2017
As more private enterprises turns their gaze toward outer space, there are certain international limitations that leave many questions unanswered so that private entrepreneurship is is effectively paralyzed. When the US and the USSR engaged in a nuclear weapons race, there was a real possibility that doomsday weapons would go to outer space and, eventually, to the moon. In order to prevent ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
NASA to send critical science, instruments to Space Station
Frankfurt, Germany (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
Can a magnetic sail slow down an interstellar probe
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
SSL Selected to Conduct Power and Propulsion Study for NASA's Deep Space Gateway Concept
Operation IceBridge 2017: The Beauty of Ice
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Ice can be stunningly beautiful and also quite varied in its appearance. The most obvious differences are between the two main ice types: land ice and sea ice. But even sea ice can vary dramatically from one place to another. On November 14, Operation IceBridge scientist John Sonntag took this photograph of ice in the Weddell Sea, a part of the Southern Ocean off the Antarctic Peninsula. T ... more
Fairbanks AK (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Added Arctic data shows global warming didn't pause
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
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Children who avoid tap water have lower lead levels but more tooth decay
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
For American children, tap water's health benefits come with risks. New research shows children and adolescents in the United States who avoid tap water are more likely to have tooth decay. The data also shows young people who avoid tap have lower levels of lead in their blood. Most municipal water in the U.S. is fluoridated, which numerous studies have proven prevents cavities. ... more
Swansea UK (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
The tragedy of the seagrass commons
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Ocean acidification harms young mussels
Sydney (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Coral transplant raises Barrier Reef survival hopes
Physicists make most precise measurement ever of a proton's magnetic moment
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
An international collaboration of scientists from RIKEN's Ulmer Fundamental Symmetries Laboratory (FSL), Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg and GSI Darmstadt, have used high-precision techniques to make the most precise measurement to date of the magnetic moment of the proton, finding it to be 2.79284734462 plus or minus 0.00000000082 nucle ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 15, 2017
Listening for gravitational waves using pulsars
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
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