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April 28, 2017
TIME AND SPACE
Ripples in the cosmic web



Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
The most barren regions known are the far-flung corners of intergalactic space. In these vast expanses between the galaxies there is just one solitary atom per cubic meter - a diffuse haze of hydrogen gas left over from the Big Bang. On the largest scales, this material is arranged in a vast network of filamentary structures known as the "cosmic web," its tangled strands spanning billions of light years and accounting for the majority of atoms in the universe. Now, a team of astronomers, including ... read more

TIME AND SPACE
Mathematical model of a TARDIS takes the 'fiction' out of science fiction
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine. Ben Tippett, a mathematics and physics instructor at UBC's Okanagan campu ... more
EXO WORLDS
'Iceball' Planet Discovered Through Microlensing
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun. The planet is likely far too cold to be habitable for life as we know it ... more
MARSDAILY
How Old are Martian Gullies
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 27, 2017
Gullies eroded into the steep inner slope of an impact crater at this location appear perfectly pristine in this image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Although at first glance ... more
MARSDAILY
Engineers investigate simple, no-bake recipe to make bricks on Mars
San Diego CA (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
Explorers planning to settle on Mars might be able to turn the planet's red soil into bricks without needing to use an oven or additional ingredients. Instead, they would just need to apply pressure ... more
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'On Verge of Most Profound Discovery Ever,' NASA Tells US Congress
Washington DC (Sputnik) Apr 28, 2017
The search for alien life is on the verge of a "profound discovery," as recent missions reveal that microbial life could exist in our Solar System and elsewhere, NASA astrophysicist Thomas Zurbachen ... more
MARSDAILY
Opportunity Nears 'Perseverance Valley'
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 27, 2017
Opportunity is continuing the drive south to 'Perseverance Valley' on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover drove on Sols 4693 and 4695 (April 6 and April 8, 2017), covering 46 feet (14.11 me ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
NASA taking a fresh look at next generation space telescope plans
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
NASA is initiating an independent, external review over the next several months on the scope of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) project to help ensure it would provide compelling s ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
James Webb Space Telescope Mirror Seen in Full Bloom
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
It's springtime and the deployed primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope looks like a spring flower in full bloom. In this photo, NASA technicians lifted the telescope using a crane and ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
First global simulation yields new insights into ring system
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
A team of researchers in Japan modeled the two rings around Chariklo, the smallest body in the Solar System known to have rings. This is the first time an entire ring system has been simulated using ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
MUOS Satellite Now Supporting Troops with Ultra High Frequency Communications
Sunnyvale, CA (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
The fifth Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite is now delivering secure, beyond-line-of-sight communications to troops with legacy Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radios. ... more


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TECH SPACE
Changing the game
Richland WA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
When Shuaiwen Leon Song boots up Doom 3 and Half-life 2, he does so in the name of science. Song studies high performance computing at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, with the goal of making ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Nanoimprinted hyperlens array: Paving the way for practical super-resolution imaging
Pohang, South Korea (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
The concept of a perfect lens that can produce immaculate and flawless images has been the Holy Grail of lens makers for centuries. In 1873, a German physicist and optical scientist by the name of E ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
When Hollywood met neurosurgery
Baltimore MD (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
A team of computer engineers and neurosurgeons, with an assist from Hollywood special effects experts, reports successful early tests of a novel, lifelike 3D simulator designed to teach surgeons to ... more
EXO WORLDS
What can we learn from dinosaur proteins
Chicago IL (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
DNA might get all the attention, but proteins do the work. The recent confirmation that it is possible to extract proteins--which are encoded by DNA and perform all of the functions that keep living ... more

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Lunar, Martian Greenhouses Designed to Mimic Those on Earth
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Apr 25, 2017
While astronauts have successfully grown plants and vegetables aboard the International Space Station, NASA scientists at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida are collaborating with a university team to develop long-term methods that could help sustain pioneers working in deep space. Agency researchers believe while there are many challenges for human exploration beyond Earth, they are conv ... more
Miami (AFP) April 26, 2017
NASA spacesuits over budget, tight on timeline: audit
Washington DC (AFNS) Apr 24, 2017
Astronaut Airman launched to International Space Station
Washington (AFP) April 24, 2017
'Better you than me,' Trump tells record-breaking astronaut
New Russian Medium-Class Carrier Rocket Could Compete With SpaceX's Falcon
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
A new medium-class carrier rocket to be developed in Russia will be able to compete with the Falcon rocket manufactured by the US-based SpaceX company, Russia's RSC Energia space corporation said. "RSC Energia proposes the development of a new medium-class launch vehicle for launches from Baikonur and Vostochny cosmodromes, as well as from the Sea Launch," the company's General Director Vl ... more
Los Angeles (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
RSC Energia, Boeing Hammer Out a Deal on Sea Launch Project
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
India seeks status as a major space power with more satellite launches
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 24, 2017
India to Launch Carrier Rocket With Higher Payload Capacity in May

How Old are Martian Gullies
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 27, 2017
Gullies eroded into the steep inner slope of an impact crater at this location appear perfectly pristine in this image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Although at first glance it may appear that there are craters superimposed on the gully fans, inspection of HiRISE stereo coverage shows that the craters lie only on the pre-gully terrain. Distinctive colors in the gull ... more
Boulder CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
SwRI-led team discovers lull in Mars' giant impact history
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 27, 2017
Opportunity Nears 'Perseverance Valley'
San Diego CA (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
Engineers investigate simple, no-bake recipe to make bricks on Mars
China courts international coalition set up to promote space cooperation
Xi'an (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
A coalition was established Sunday in northwest China's Shaanxi Province to promote innovation and cooperation on space exploration under the the Belt and Road Initiative. The coalition, set up in the provincial capital of Xi'an, encompasses 48 universities, research institutes and academic organizations at home and abroad. It was initiated by the Chinese Society of Astronautics and Xi'an- ... more
Beijing (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
Commentary: Innovation drives China's space exploration
Macao (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
Macao marks 2nd China Space Day with astronaut sharing space experience
Tianjin (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
China's Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket leaves for launch site
ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space
Paris (ESA) Apr 26, 2017
Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA's radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent of scientific data beamed back by future missions exploring deep in our Solar System. Since 2012, ESA's deep-space tracking station at Malargue, about 1200 km west of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has provided critical links to some of Europe's most important missions, including ExoM ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Arianespace, Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT sign a new Launch Services Agreement, for Horizons 3e
McLean VA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Airbus and Intelsat team up for more capacity
McLean VA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Commercial Space Operators To Canada: "We're Here, and We can Help"
Man-Made Space Junk Puts Astronauts, Operational Spacecraft in Serious Danger
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) has warned that man-made junk in space is getting out of hand. Radio Sputnik discussed the space debris problem with former head of the Space Debris Office of the European Space Agency, Dr. Heiner Klinkrad. During a conference on space debris, held in Germany this week, the ESA expressed concerns over the increasing danger of orbiting space trash. Some exper ... more
Oxford, UK (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Engineering technique is damaging materials research reveals
Raleigh NC (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Finding order and structure in the atomic chaos where materials meet
Richland WA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Changing the game
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'Iceball' Planet Discovered Through Microlensing
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun. The planet is likely far too cold to be habitable for life as we know it, however, because its star is so faint. But the discovery adds to scientists' understanding of the types of planetary systems that exist beyond our own. "This 'iceball' planet is the lowest-mas ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
What can we learn from dinosaur proteins
Washington DC (Sputnik) Apr 28, 2017
'On Verge of Most Profound Discovery Ever,' NASA Tells US Congress
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (SPX) Apr 25, 2017
Rocky super-earth found in habitable zone of small red star
ALMA investigates 'DeeDee,' a distant, dim member of our solar system
Charlottesville VA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have revealed extraordinary details about a recently discovered far-flung member of our solar system, the planetary body 2014 UZ224, more informally known as DeeDee. At about three times the current distance of Pluto from the Sun, DeeDee is the second most distant known trans-Neptunian object (TNO) with a confirmed ... more
Laurel MD (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Nap Time for New Horizons
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Hubble spots auroras on Uranus
Leicester, UK (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Cold' Great Spot discovered on Jupiter
MILSATCOM 2017 - 26/27 April, 2017 Colorado Springs
Vinegar offers hope in Barrier Reef starfish battle
Sydney (AFP) April 27, 2017
Coral-munching crown-of-thorns starfish can be safely killed by common household vinegar, scientists revealed Thursday in a discovery that offers hope for Australia's struggling Great Barrier Reef. The predatory starfish is naturally-occurring but has proliferated due to pollution and run-off at the World Heritage-listed ecosystem, which is also reeling from two consecutive years of mass cor ... more
Vienna (AFP) April 25, 2017
Humans threaten 'fossil' groundwater: study
Mexico City (AFP) April 26, 2017
In Mexico City, water a rare commodity
Bloomington IN (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Research sheds new light on forces that threaten sensitive coastlines
2 SOPS says goodbye to GPS satellite
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
At 25-years old, Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal here April 18. SVN 27 was launched in 1992, meaning it performed more than triple its design life of 7.5 years. "The most interesting thing about this process for me, was the ability to do some experimentatio ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Researchers working toward indoor location detection
Paris (ESA) Apr 10, 2017
Galileo's search and rescue service in the spotlight
Managua (AFP) April 7, 2017
Russia inaugurates GPS-type satellite station in Nicaragua
Russia, US Ready to Give You a Lift to Moon Orbit, ISS
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
Russian aerospace company RSC Energia and its US partners have worked out several options of sending tourists into the Moon's orbit and to the International Space Station (ISS), Energia's General Director Vladimir Solntsev told Sputnik. In August, Solntsev said Energia was preparing a Moon expedition on board an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft, with eight space tourists interested in a trip. Ren ... more
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Apr 23, 2017
Swedish Institute of Space Physics goes back to the Moon
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 24, 2017
India dreams of harvesting lunar dust to power fusion rectors
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
NASA Scientists Find Dynamo at Lunar Core May Have Formed Magnetic Field
Dawn Observing Ceres; 3rd Reaction Wheel Malfunctions
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 27, 2017
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is preparing to observe Ceres on April 29 from an "opposition" position, directly between the dwarf planet's mysterious Occator Crater and the sun. This unique geometry may yield new insights about the bright material in the center of the crater. While preparing for this observation, one of Dawn's two remaining reaction wheels stopped functioning on April 23. By elec ... more
Paris (AFP) April 19, 2017
Close call: When asteroids whisk past Earth
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 20, 2017
Landslides on Ceres Reflect Ice Content
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
New study ranks hazardous asteroid effects from least to most destructive
Human 2 Mars Conference May 9-11 2017 - Washington DC
When Swarm met Steve
Paris (ESA) Apr 24, 2017
Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so ... it was called Steve. ESA's Swarm magnetic field mission has now also met Steve and is helping to understand the nature of this new-found feature. Speaking at the recent Swarm science meeting in Canada, Eric ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 18, 2017
'Detergent' Molecules May Drive Recent Methane Changes
Bristol, UK (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Banned industrial solvent sheds new light on methane mystery
Aurora CO (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Raytheon speeds delivery and secures satellite weather data
Sun's Eruptions Might All Have Same Trigger
Durham, UK (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Large and small scale solar eruptions might all be triggered by a single process, according to new research that leads to better understanding of the Sun's activity. Researchers at Durham University, UK, and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, USA, used 3D computer simulations to show a theoretical link between large- and small-scale eruptions that were previously thought to be driven by differe ... more
Beijing CA (SPX) Apr 25, 2017
Interdisciplinary studies reveal relationship between solar activity and climate change
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
NASA and Partners Survey Space Weather Science
Honolulu HI (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Hawaii-built Infrared Instrument for World's Largest Solar Telescope Catches its First Rays
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James Webb Space Telescope Mirror Seen in Full Bloom
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
It's springtime and the deployed primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope looks like a spring flower in full bloom. In this photo, NASA technicians lifted the telescope using a crane and moved it inside a clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Once launched into space, the Webb telescope's 18-segmented gold mirror is specially designed to captur ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
First global simulation yields new insights into ring system
Irvine CA (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
UCI physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
NASA taking a fresh look at next generation space telescope plans
New survey hints at exotic origin for the Cold Spot
London, UK (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
A supervoid is unlikely to explain a 'Cold Spot' in the cosmic microwave background, according to the results of a new survey, leaving room for exotic explanations like a collision between universes. The researchers, led by postgraduate student Ruari Mackenzie and Professor Tom Shanks in Durham University's Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy, publish their results in Monthly Notices of the Royal ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
First-ever direct observation of chiral currents in quantum Hall atomic simulation
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
Mathematical model of a TARDIS takes the 'fiction' out of science fiction
Lemont IL (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Study offers new theoretical approach to describing non-equilibrium phase transitions


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