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October 19, 2017
SPACE TRAVEL
Russia's space agency says glitch in manned Soyuz landing



Moscow (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
A manned Soyuz rocket suffered a partial loss of pressure as it returned to Earth earlier this year, Russia's space agency said Wednesday, in the latest glitch to hit the country's space industry. The incident during a voyage back from the International Space Station in April did not put the crew's life in danger, the Roscosmos space agency said in a statement. "As the Soyuz MS-02 (space capsule) descended from orbit, it experienced a slight loss of pressure during the opening of its main parach ... read more

IRON AND ICE
Samples brought back from asteroid reveal 'rubble pile' had a violent past
Perth, Australia (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Curtin University planetary scientists have shed some light on the evolution of asteroids, which may help prevent future collisions of an incoming 'rubble pile' asteroid with Earth. The scient ... more
MARSDAILY
Solar eruptions could electrify Martian moons
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Powerful solar eruptions could electrically charge areas of the Martian moon Phobos to hundreds of volts, presenting a complex electrical environment that could possibly affect sensitive electronics ... more
IRON AND ICE
A solar-powered asteroid nursery at the orbit of Mars
Armagh UK (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
The planet Mars shares its orbit with a handful of small asteroids, the so-called Trojans. Among them, one finds a unique group, all moving in very similar orbits, suggesting that they originated fr ... more
MARSDAILY
A mission to Mars could make its own oxygen thanks to plasma technology
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Plasma technology could hold the key to creating a sustainable oxygen supply on Mars, a new study has found. It suggests that Mars, with its 96 per cent carbon dioxide atmosphere, has nearly i ... more
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IRON AND ICE
SwRI scientists dig into the origin of organics on Ceres
San Antonio TX (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Since NASA's Dawn spacecraft detected localized organic-rich material on Ceres, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been digging into the data to explore different scenarios for its origin. Afte ... more
IRON AND ICE
Spinning comet rapidly slows down during close approach to Earth
Flagstaff, AZ (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Astronomers at Lowell Observatory observed comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini- Kresak last spring and noticed that the speed of its rotation was quickly slowing down. A research team led by David Schleicher ... more
MOON DAILY
Bigelow and ULA team up to propose a B330 Habitat in Low Lunar Orbit
Las Vegas, NV (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Bigelow Aerospace and United Launch Alliance (ULA) are working together to launch a B330 expandable module on ULA's Vulcan launch vehicle. The launch would place a B330 outfitted module in Low Lunar ... more
TIME AND SPACE
A single photon reveals quantum entanglement of 16 million atoms
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Quantum theory is unequivocal: it predicts that a vast number of atoms can be entangled and intertwined by a very strong quantum relationship even in a macroscopic structure. Until now, however, exp ... more
SATURN DAILY
NASA team finds noxious ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Researchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The finding is a new demonstration of t ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
What lurks below NASA's Chamber A
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Hidden beneath Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston is an area engineers used to test critical contamination control technology that has helped keep NASA's James Webb Space Telescope ... more


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SPACEWAR
Airmen provide exacting space operations
Vandenberg AFB CA (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Thousands upon thousands of debris pieces are traversing Earth's orbit. Along with the debris are satellites performing a plethora of functions and even manned vehicles like the International Space ... more
SPACEWAR
Aerojet Rocketdyne supports launch of classified satellite for the US Govt
Sacramento CA (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully supported the launch of a classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The mission, known as NROL-52, was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Forc ... more
SPACEWAR
Ecosystem for near-Earth space stabilization and control
Bethesda MD (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
This past April, at the 33rd Space Symposium, the space community, for the first time, heard about a possible game-changing discovery that may create a new "ecosystem" that could stabilize low Earth ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Study casts doubt on warming implications of brown carbon aerosol from wildfires
Saint Louis MO (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
As devastating wildfires continue to rage in the western U.S. and Canada, a team of environmental engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered that light-absorbing organic particu ... more



Russia's space agency says glitch in manned Soyuz landing
Moscow (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
A manned Soyuz rocket suffered a partial loss of pressure as it returned to Earth earlier this year, Russia's space agency said Wednesday, in the latest glitch to hit the country's space industry. The incident during a voyage back from the International Space Station in April did not put the crew's life in danger, the Roscosmos space agency said in a statement. "As the Soyuz MS-02 (space ... more
Moscow (AFP) Oct 14, 2017
Russia launches cargo ship to space station
Paris (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
Roscosmos: International Space Exploration to Continue Despite Geopolitical Situation
Miami (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
US spacewalkers install 'new eyes' at space station
First Four Space Launch System Flight Engines Ready To Rumble
Huntsville AL (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
The flight preparations for the four engines that will power NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) on its first integrated flight with Orion are complete and the engines are assembled and ready to be joined to the deep space rocket's core stage. All five structures that form the massive core stage for the rocket have been built including the engine section where the RS-25 engines will be attached. ... more
Paris (ESA) Oct 18, 2017
ESA role in Europe's first all-electric telecom satellite
Paris (ESA) Oct 16, 2017
Rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C is cast for testing
Stennis Space Center MS (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
RS-25 Engines Ready for Maiden Flight of NASA's Space Launch System
What NASA's simulated missions tell us about the need for Martian law
Kent UK (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Six people recently returned from an eight-month long isolation experiment to test human endurance for long-term space missions. Their "journey to Mars" involved being isolated below the summit of the world's largest active volcano in Hawaii (Mauna Loa), and was designed to better understand the psychological impacts of manned missions. NASA, which aims to send expeditions to Mars by the 2 ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 13, 2017
Mimetic Martian water is highly pressurized, experiments show
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Debate over Mars exploration strategy heats up in astrobiology journal
Paris (ESA) Oct 18, 2017
Webcam on Mars Express surveys high-altitude clouds
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launched three remote sensing satellites Friday on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Yaogan-30 01 satellites will conduct electromagnetic probes and other experiments. The launch is the 251st flight mission of the Long March rocket family. span class="BDL">Source: a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com">Xin ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Adelaide, Australia (XNA) Oct 03, 2017
UN official commends China's role in space cooperation
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Eutelsat's Airbus-built full electric EUTELSAT 172B satellite reaches geostationary orbit
Toulouse, France (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
The EUTELSAT 172B spacecraft, built by Airbus for Eutelsat, one of the world's leading satellite operators, has now reached geostationary orbit, breaking the record for the fastest satellite electric orbit raising (EOR). EUTELSAT 172B was launched by Ariane 5 from Kourou, in French Guiana, on 1 June. The Airbus spacecraft control centre in Toulouse took control for early operations, initia ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
Turkey, Russia to Enhance Cooperation in the Field of Space Technologies
Los Angeles (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
SpaceX launches 10 satellites for Iridium mobile network
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Lockheed Martin Completes First Flexible Solar Array for LM 2100 Satellite
Understanding rare earth emulsions
Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Despite their name, rare earth elements actually aren't that rare. Abundant in mines around the world, rare earths are used in many high-tech products, including visual displays, batteries, super conductors, and computer hard drives. But while they aren't necessarily tricky to find, the elements often occur together and are extremely difficult to separate and extract. "Having the ability t ... more
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Chemical treatment improves quantum dot lasers
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Missing link between new topological phases of matter discovered
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
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Astronomers find potential solution into how planets form
Exeter UK (SPX) Oct 17, 2017
The quest to discover how planets found in the far reaches of the universe are born has taken a new, crucial twist. A new study by an international team of scientists, led by Stefan Kraus from the University of Exeter, has given a fascinating new insight into one of the most respected theories of how planets are formed. Young stars start out with a massive disk of gas and dust that o ... more
New York NY (SPX) Oct 17, 2017
A star that devoured its own planets
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 17, 2017
Giant Exoplanet Hunters: Look for Debris Disks
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Are Self-Replicating Starships Practical
Haumea, the most peculiar of Pluto companions, has a ring around it
Granada, Spain (SPX) Oct 17, 2017
At the ends of the Solar System, beyond the orbit of Neptune, there is a belt of objects composed of ice and rocks, among which four dwarf planets stand out: Pluto, Eris, Makemake and Haumea. The latter is the least well known of the four and was recently the object of an international observation campaign which was able to establish its main physical characteristics. The study, led by astronome ... more
Garching, Germany (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Ring around a dwarf planet detected
Friedrichshafen, Germany (ESA) Oct 03, 2017
Helicopter test for Jupiter icy moons radar
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Solving the Mystery of Pluto's Giant Blades of Ice
Wither heavy storms
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
The Colorado River tumbles through varied landscapes, draining watersheds from seven western states. This 1,450-mile-long system is a critical water supply for agriculture, industry and municipalities from Denver to Tijuana. In the drylands of the Colorado's lower basin, formed by Nevada, Arizona and California, thunderstorms - known in meteorological parlance as convective precipitation - ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Toward efficient high-pressure desalination
Miami (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
Huge spike in global carbon emissions linked to El Nino
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Active sieving could improve dialysis and water purification filters
Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Satellite receives green light from Air Force
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
The U.S. Air Force has given their final acceptance approval to Lockheed Martin's GPS III satellite, the company announced on Tuesday. The available for launch designation, or AFL, from the Air Force is the final stage in accepting new technology under Department of Defense regulations. Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle or GPS III SV01 is expected to deploy in 2018, accordin ... more
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
exactEarth Announces Agreement with Alltek Marine to Expand Small Vessel Tracking Service Offering
Beijing (XNA) Sep 15, 2017
BeiDou navigation to cover Belt and Road countries by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Sep 19, 2017
China's BeiDou-3 satellites get new chips
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Ancient asteroid impact exposes the moon's interior
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Scientists have long assumed that all the planets in our solar system look the same beneath the surface, but a study published in Geology on Oct. 4 tells a different story. "The mantle of the earth is made mostly of a mineral called olivine, and the assumption is usually that all planets are like the Earth," said Jay Melosh, Distinguished Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Scien ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
How bright is the moon, really?
Las Vegas, NV (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Bigelow and ULA team up to propose a B330 Habitat in Low Lunar Orbit
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Moon Once Had an Atmosphere
A solar-powered asteroid nursery at the orbit of Mars
Armagh UK (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
The planet Mars shares its orbit with a handful of small asteroids, the so-called Trojans. Among them, one finds a unique group, all moving in very similar orbits, suggesting that they originated from the same object. But the mechanism that produced this "family" has been a mystery. Now, an international team of astronomers believe they have identified the culprit: sunlight. Their findings ... more
Flagstaff, AZ (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Spinning comet rapidly slows down during close approach to Earth
Tucson AZ (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Earth's New Traveling Buddy Is an Asteroid, Not Space Junk
Provo, UT (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Number of Undiscovered Near-Earth Asteroids Revised Downward
Study casts doubt on warming implications of brown carbon aerosol from wildfires
Saint Louis MO (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
As devastating wildfires continue to rage in the western U.S. and Canada, a team of environmental engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered that light-absorbing organic particulate matter, also known as brown carbon aerosol, in wildfire smoke loses its ability to absorb sunlight the longer it remains in the atmosphere. Rajan Chakrabarty, assistant professor, and Brent ... more
Plesetsk, Russia (ESA) Oct 16, 2017
Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Watching plant photosynthesis from space
Moscow (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
Russia launches European satellite to monitor Earth's atmosphere
Scientists propose space shield to protect Earth from solar storms
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
If governments and their space agencies are serious about protecting Earth from solar storms, one team of researchers argues a giant space shield is the most logical solution. Much attention is paid to the threat of comets and asteroids. In the past, violent collisions have triggered mass extinctions. Solar storms - intense waves of high energy particles flung into space during coronal ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Scientists model magnetic storm that inspired red aurora over Kyoto
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
A RAVAN in the sun
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Parker Solar Probe Gets Its Revolutionary Heat Shield
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What lurks below NASA's Chamber A
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Hidden beneath Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston is an area engineers used to test critical contamination control technology that has helped keep NASA's James Webb Space Telescope clean during cryogenic testing. This voluminous area is called the plenum, and it supports the weight of the chamber above as well as houses some of the cabling and plumbing for it. Before Webb' ... more
Darmstadt, Germany (SPX) Oct 17, 2017
Heavy elements in neutron star mergers detected
Beijing (XNA) Oct 17, 2017
FAST Feature: No aliens found yet, but heartbeats of a universe heard
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 17, 2017
NASA Seeks Information from Potential Funders for Spitzer
Filling the early universe with knots can explain why the world is three-dimensional
Nashville TN (SPX) Oct 17, 2017
The next time you come across a knotted jumble of rope or wire or yarn, ponder this: The natural tendency for things to tangle may help explain the three-dimensional nature of the universe and how it formed. An international team of physicists has developed an out-of-the-box theory which proposes that shortly after it popped into existence 13.8 billion years ago the universe was filled wit ... more
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
A single photon reveals quantum entanglement of 16 million atoms
Bonn, Germany (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
'Find the Lady' in the quantum world
Princeton NJ (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Spotting the spin of the Majorana fermion under the microscope
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