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September 04, 2015
Airless Space Weathering Duplicated in Lab Environment
Tucson AZ (SPX) Sep 04, 2015
Using laboratory instruments typically used to make semiconductor devices, space weathering of airless bodies in the Solar System has been simulated, allowing researchers to better determine the ages of their surfaces, states a new paper by Kimberly R. Kuhlman of the Planetary Science Institute. "'Space weathering' is a catch-all term for what happens to surfaces exposed to the environment of space over time. This includes the micrometeorite impact damage and redeposition, effects of UV radiation, ... read more
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'Hedgehog' Robots Hop, Tumble in Microgravity
Hopping, tumbling and flipping over are not typical maneuvers you would expect from a spacecraft exploring other worlds. Traditional Mars rovers, for example, roll around on wheels, and they can't o ... more

Hubble survey unlocks clues to star birth in neighboring galaxy
In a survey of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope images of 2,753 young, blue star clusters in the neighboring Andromeda galaxy (M31), astronomers have found that M31 and our own galaxy have a similar pe ... more

Cosmic Tangles Expanded Universe at a Rate of Knots
Scientists have come up with a knotty theory to explain why the early universe expanded after the Big Bang. The early inflation of the Universe which took place a fraction of a second after th ... more
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Earth observations show how nitrogen may be detected on exoplanets, aiding search for life
Observations of nitrogen in Earth's atmosphere by a NASA spacecraft 17 million miles away are giving astronomers fresh clues to how that gas might reveal itself on faraway planets, thus aiding in th ... more


'Littlest' quark-gluon plasma revealed by physicists using Large Hadron Collider
Researchers at the University of Kansas working with an international team at the Large Hadron Collider have produced quark-gluon plasma - a state of matter thought to have existed right at the birt ... more
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Magnetic wormhole connecting 2 regions of space created for the first time
"Wormholes" are cosmic tunnels that can connect two distant regions of the universe, and have been popularised by the dissemination of theoretical physics and by works of science fiction like Starga ... more

Russia Eyes Moon for Hi-Tech Lunar Base
More than four decades after humans last walked on the moon, Russian space agency Roscosmos is sending a robotic spacecraft to the moon to scope out potential locations for a planned lunar base. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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China lauds power, proclaims peace at military spectacular

China's anti-ship missile and troop cuts highlight shifting power

White House clinches support for Iran nuclear deal

Five Chinese naval ships spotted in Bering Sea: Pentagon

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TES Satellite Instrument Gives New Insight into Water Cycle
Research using NASA satellite measurements has given scientists a better understanding of what happens to rain and snow that falls on land - how much runs off into rivers, lakes and aquifers; how mu ... more

Using Stellar 'Twins' to Reach the Outer Limits of the Galaxy
Astronomers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new, highly accurate method of measuring the distances between stars, which could be used to measure the size of the galaxy, enabling gr ... more

Made from solar concentrate
By combining designer quantum dot light-emitters with spectrally matched photonic mirrors, a team of scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of Il ... more
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Self-sweeping laser could dramatically shrink 3-D mapping systems
A new approach that uses light to move mirrors could usher in a new generation of laser technology for a wide range of applications, including remote sensing, self-driving car navigation and 3D biom ... more

Could tiny jellyfish propulsion drive design of new underwater craft
The University of Oregon's Kelly Sutherland has seen the future of under-sea exploration by studying the swimming prowess of tiny jellyfish gathered from Puget Sound off Washington's San Juan Island ... more
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A house that runs itself? Samsung believes it's about time
Imagine the alarm clock ringing on a typical Monday morning, except this time the curtains draw themselves back, the bathroom lights switch on automatically and you smell fresh coffee brewing. ... more

Evidence of ancient life discovered in mantle rocks deep below the seafloor
Ancient rocks harbored microbial life deep below the seafloor, reports a team of scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Virginia Tech, and the University of Bremen. This ne ... more

Volcanic eruptions: Properties of magma influence forecasts
Many volcanoes are located in densely settled areas. Every time one of these becomes active, large populations are put at risk. Hence, one of the primary goals of the current generation of volcanolo ... more

How wind sculpted Earth's largest dust deposit
China's Loess Plateau was formed by wind alternately depositing dust or removing dust over the last 2.6 million years, according to a new report from University of Arizona geoscientists. The study i ... more

First global antineutrino emission map highlights Earth's energy budget
The neutrino and its antimatter cousin, the antineutrino, are the tiniest subatomic particles known to science. These particles are byproducts of nuclear reactions within stars (including our sun), ... more
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Using ultrathin sheets to discover new class of wrapped shapes
Materials scientists seeking to encapsulate droplets of one fluid within another often use molecules like soap or micro- or nano-particles to do it. One distinct way of wrapping a droplet is to use ... more

What Happened to Early Mars' Atmosphere
Scientists may be closer to solving the mystery of how Mars changed from a world with surface water billions of years ago to the arid Red Planet of today. A new analysis of the largest known deposit ... more
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