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February 28, 2017
EXO WORLDS
Volcanic hydrogen spurs chances of finding exoplanet life



Ithaca NY (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Hunting for habitable exoplanets now may be easier: Cornell University astronomers report that hydrogen pouring from volcanic sources on planets throughout the universe could improve the chances of locating life in the cosmos. Planets located great distances from stars freeze over. "On frozen planets, any potential life would be buried under layers of ice, which would make it really hard to spot with telescopes," said lead author Ramses Ramirez, research associate at Cornell's Carl Sagan Institute ... read more

TECH SPACE
When Rocket Science Meets X-ray Science
Berkeley CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
It takes rocket science to launch and fly spacecraft to faraway planets and moons, but a deep understanding of how materials perform under extreme conditions is also needed to enter and land on plan ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Spacex To Send Privately Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Beyond The Moon Next Year
Hawthorne CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. They have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission. "We expect to conduct healt ... more
TECH SPACE
York Space partners with Metropolitan State for Denver satellite facility
Denver CO (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
York Space Systems has announced an agreement with Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU) for the establishment of its new manufacturing facility and Mission Operations Center located on camp ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China to Conduct Test Flight of CZ-8 Carrier Rocket by 2018
Beijing (Sputnik) Feb 28, 2017
China is planning to develop the next-generation CZ-8 (Long March 8) medium-lift carrier rocket and will conduct the first test flight by the end of 2018, Li Tongyu, the head of carrier rocket devel ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL
NASA and SpaceX gives ASU a competitive edge in technological innovation
Tempe AZ (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
To innovation and beyond, ASU's collaboration with NASA and SpaceX inspires students to reach for the stars. In early January, NASA announced that ASU will lead its first major space exploration mis ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Investigating Star Formation Is UMass Amherst Researcher's Mission
Amherst MA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
University of Massachusetts Amherst astrophysicist Stella Offner, who has received a five-year, $429,000 faculty early career development (CAREER) grant from National Science Foundation (NSF), plans ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Scientists reach back in time to discover some of the most power-packed galaxies
Clemson SC (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
When the universe was young, a supermassive black hole - bloated to the bursting point with stupendous power - heaved out a jet of particle-infused energy that raced through the vastness of space at ... more
EARLY EARTH
New Questions on How Earth's Atmosphere and Oceans Formed
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found seawater cycles throughout the Earth's interior down to 2,900 km (1,800 miles), much deeper than previously thought, reopening q ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Vast Luminous Nebula Poses a Cosmic Mystery
Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Astronomers have found an enormous, glowing blob of gas in the distant universe, with no obvious source of power for the light it is emitting. Called an "enormous Lyman-alpha nebula" (ELAN), it is t ... more
ENERGY TECH
Nano-sized hydrogen storage system increases efficiency
Livermore CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Lawrence Livermore scientists have collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of researchers including colleagues from Sandia National Laboratories to develop an efficient hydrogen storage system t ... more


Next generation of nuclear robots will go where none have gone before

ENERGY TECH
How donut-shaped fusion plasmas managed to decrease adverse turbulence
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Fusion research has been dominated by the search for a suitable way of ensuring confinement as part of the research into using fusion to generate energy. In a recent paper published in EPJ H, Fritz ... more
ENERGY TECH
A rose to store energy
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
In November 2015, the research group presented results showing that they had caused roses to absorb a conducting polymer solution. Conducting hydrogel formed in the rose's stem in the form of wires. ... more
TECH SPACE
Materials that emit rainbows
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Mechanochromic luminescent (MCL) materials change their color in response to a change in their environment, like pressure and temperature. To date, most MCL materials only change between two colors, ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Three layers of graphene reveals a new kind of magnet
Mumbai, India (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Metals have a large density of electrons and to be able to see the wave nature of electrons one has to make metallic wires that are only a few atoms wide. However, in graphene - one atom thick graph ... more

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How bright is the future of space food
Honolulu HI (SPX) Feb 27, 2017
Research at the University of Hawai?i at Manoa could play a major role in NASA's goal to travel to Mars in the 2030s, including what the astronauts could eat during that historic mission. A trip to Mars and back is estimated to take about two and half years, and ideally, their diet would be healthy while requiring minimal effort and energy. UH Manoa mechanical engineering student Aleca Bor ... more
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Spacex To Send Privately Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Beyond The Moon Next Year
Hawthorne CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. They have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission. "We expect to conduct health and fitness tests, as well as begin initial training later this year. Other flight teams have also expressed strong interest and we expect more to follow. Additional information will be released abo ... more
Poker Flat Research Range AK (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Sounding Rocket Flies in Alaska to Study Auroras
Miami (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
SpaceX cargo ship arrives at space station
Washington (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
SpaceX cargo ship aborts rendezvous with space station
NASA mulls putting astronauts on deep space test flight
Miami (AFP) Feb 25, 2017
The US space agency said Friday it is considering putting astronauts on an upcoming test flight of the deep space capsule Orion as it aims to orbit the Moon. Orion is being built with an eye to one day ferrying astronauts to Earth's neighboring planet, Mars, perhaps by the 2030s. Until now, the Orion test flight known as Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1) was scheduled for 2018 and was expecte ... more
Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Feb 27, 2017
More Earth-like than moon-like
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 21, 2017
Opportunity leaving crater rim for the Plains of Meridiani
Dublin, Ireland (UPI) Feb 15, 2017
Scientists say Mars valley was flooded with water not long ago
China to Conduct Test Flight of CZ-8 Carrier Rocket by 2018
Beijing (Sputnik) Feb 28, 2017
China is planning to develop the next-generation CZ-8 (Long March 8) medium-lift carrier rocket and will conduct the first test flight by the end of 2018, Li Tongyu, the head of carrier rocket development at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology said Monday. The core-stage of CZ-8 will be based on CZ-7 and CZ-3A (Long March 3A) carrier rockets, the CZ-8 is expected to have two sol ... more
Beijing (XNA) Feb 21, 2017
China to launch first high-throughput communications satellite in April
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 15, 2017
Chinese cargo spacecraft set for liftoff in April
Beijing (XNA) Jan 31, 2017
China looks to Mars, Jupiter exploration
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Kacific places order with Boeing for a high throughput satellite
Singapore (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Kacific Broadband Satellites Pte Ltd (Kacific) has ordered its Kacific-1 satellite from The Boeing Company (Boeing) based on the 702 satellite platform. This condominium satellite will be shared with JCSAT-18, ordered by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation. Kacific closed a US$147 million financing round in late 2016 with a mix of equity, debt and customer prepayments which covers the purchase of ... more
Paris (ESA) Feb 22, 2017
ESA affirms Open Access policy for images, videos and data
McLean, VA (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
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Rome (Sputnik) Feb 14, 2017
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When Rocket Science Meets X-ray Science
Berkeley CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
It takes rocket science to launch and fly spacecraft to faraway planets and moons, but a deep understanding of how materials perform under extreme conditions is also needed to enter and land on planets with atmospheres. X-ray science is playing a key role, too, in ensuring future spacecraft survive in extreme environments as they descend through otherworldly atmospheres and touch down safely on ... more
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Volcanic hydrogen spurs chances of finding exoplanet life
Ithaca NY (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Hunting for habitable exoplanets now may be easier: Cornell University astronomers report that hydrogen pouring from volcanic sources on planets throughout the universe could improve the chances of locating life in the cosmos. Planets located great distances from stars freeze over. "On frozen planets, any potential life would be buried under layers of ice, which would make it really hard t ... more
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Does Pluto Have The Ingredients For Life?
Sheffield UK (SPX) Feb 27, 2017
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Washington DC (Sputnik) Feb 22, 2017
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Juno to remain in current orbit at Jupiter
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 21, 2017
NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, which has been in orbit around the gas giant since July 4, 2016, will remain in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of the mission. This will allow Juno to accomplish its science goals, while avoiding the risk of a previously-planned engine firing that would have reduced the spacecraft's orbital period to 14 days. "Juno is healthy, its science instrum ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 22, 2017
Europa Flyby Mission Moves into Design Phase
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 10, 2017
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Laurel MD (SPX) Feb 03, 2017
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Warming temperatures could trigger starvation, extinctions in deep oceans
Corvallis OR (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Researchers from 20 of the world's leading oceanographic research centers today warned that the world's largest habitat - the deep ocean floor - may face starvation and sweeping ecological change by the year 2100. Warming ocean temperatures, increased acidification and the spread of low-oxygen zones will drastically alter the biodiversity of the deep ocean floor from 200 to 6,000 meters be ... more
Exeter, UK (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
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Paris (AFP) Feb 20, 2017
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Police in China's restive Xinjiang to track cars by GPS
Beijing (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
A prefecture in China's restive Xinjiang region has ordered all vehicles to be equipped with GPS-like tracking software, police and media reports said Tuesday, as authorities step up an "anti-terrorism" campaign. All drivers in the Bayingol Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture must install a China-developed satellite navigation system called Beidou "to prevent theft, but also primarily to maintai ... more
New Delhi (Sputnik) Feb 15, 2017
GLONASS station in India to expedite 'space centric' warfare command
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
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India Takes Russian Help to Analyze Chemical Composition of Lunar Surface
New Delhi (Sputnik) Feb 17, 2017
ISRO has started a series of ground tests for testing the performance of sensors and actuators for soft landing of the Lander on the lunar surface. India Space Research Organization (ISRO) has selected Russian company JSC Isotope for supply of Radionuclide curium-244 (Cm-244) that enables sources to determine chemical composition of any rocks and soils. "Supplied by JSC Isotope sourc ... more
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Surprising Dunes on Comet Chury
Paris, France (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Surprising images from the Rosetta spacecraft show the presence of dune-like patterns on the surface of comet Chury. Researchers at the Laboratoire de Physique et Mecanique des Milieux Heterogenes (CNRS/ESPCI Paris/UPMC/Universite Paris Diderot) studied the available images and modeled the outgassing of vapor to try to explain the phenomenon. They show that the strong pressure difference b ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 22, 2017
Dawn discovers evidence for organic material on Ceres
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
New data about 2 distant asteroids give a clue to the possible 'Planet Nine'
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'Quartz' crystals at the Earth's core power its magnetic field
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
The Earth's core consists mostly of a huge ball of liquid metal lying at 3000 km beneath its surface, surrounded by a mantle of hot rock. Notably, at such great depths, both the core and mantle are subject to extremely high pressures and temperatures. Furthermore, research indicates that the slow creeping flow of hot buoyant rocks - moving several centimeters per year - carries heat away f ... more
Huntsville AL (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
NASA to launch sequel to successful Lightning Study Mission
San Francisco CA (SPX) Feb 27, 2017
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Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Feb 27, 2017
Sentinel-2B satellite ready for launch from Kourou
Rare 'Ring of Fire' eclipse to cross Southern Hemisphere
Washington (UPI) Feb 25, 2017
The sky above parts of Earth's Southern Hemisphere will be illuminated Sunday in a "ring of fire" during the first solar eclipse of 2017, NASA said. The annular eclipse will be mainly visible near parts of the Southern Hemisphere, including Chile, Argentina and Angola. Unlike a total solar eclipse, an annular eclipse happens when the moon is too far from the Earth to obscure the sun com ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
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Paris (ESA) Feb 17, 2017
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Nagoya, Japan (SPX) Feb 08, 2017
What happened to the sun over 7,000 years ago?
Scientists reach back in time to discover some of the most power-packed galaxies
Clemson SC (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
When the universe was young, a supermassive black hole - bloated to the bursting point with stupendous power - heaved out a jet of particle-infused energy that raced through the vastness of space at nearly the speed of light. Billions of years later, a trio of Clemson University scientists, led by College of Science astrophysicist Marco Ajello, has identified this black hole and four other ... more
Amherst MA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Investigating Star Formation Is UMass Amherst Researcher's Mission
Madison WI (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
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Greenbelt, Md. (UPI) Feb 24, 2017
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Stars Regularly Ripped Apart by Black Holes
Sheffield UK (SPX) Feb 27, 2017
Astronomers based at the University of Sheffield have found evidence that stars are ripped apart by supermassive black holes 100 times more often than previously thought. Until now, such stellar cannibalism - known as tidal disruption events, or TDEs - had only been found in surveys which observed many thousands of galaxies, leading astronomers to believe they were exceptionally rare: only ... more
Cracow, Poland (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
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Moscow, Russia (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
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