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October 03, 2017
OUTER PLANETS
Helicopter test for Jupiter icy moons radar



Friedrichshafen, Germany (ESA) Oct 03, 2017
A long radar boom that will probe below the surface of Jupiter's icy moons has been tested on Earth with the help of a helicopter. ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, JUICE, is scheduled for launch in 2022, arriving seven years later. JUICE will study Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere and vast magnetic fields, as well as the planet-sized moons Ganymede, Europa and Callisto. All three moons are thought to have oceans of liquid water beneath their icy crusts and should provide key clues on the potential ... read more

TIME AND SPACE
The material that obscures supermassive black holes
Canary Islands, Spain (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Black holes appear to play a fundamental role in how galaxies evolve throughout their life during a phase in which they are active and consume material from the galaxy itself. During this phase, the ... more
EXO WORLDS
Meteors splashing into warm ponds sparked life on Earth
Miami (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
How did life on Earth begin? A study out Monday backs the theory that meteorites splashing into warm ponds leached essential elements that gave rise to the building blocks of life billions of years ago. ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Team led by graduate student at PPPL produces unique simulation of magnetic reconnection
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Jonathan Ng, a Princeton University graduate student at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), has for the first time applied a fluid simulation to the spa ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Supersonic gas streams from Big Bang drive massive black hole formation
San Francisco CA (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
An international team of researchers has successfully used a super-computer simulation to recreate the formation of a massive black hole from supersonic gas streams left over from the Big Bang. Thei ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Progenitor for Tycho's Supernova Was Not Hot and Luminous
Garching, Germany (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
An international team of scientists from the Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), the Towson and Pittsburgh Universities (USA) and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, has shed new light ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
HEIC 1716 is bursting with starbirth
Paris (ESA) Oct 03, 2017
This oddly-shaped galactic spectacle is bursting with brand new stars. The pink fireworks in this image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope are regions of intense star formation, triggere ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Engineers Warm NASA's Webb Telescope as End of Cryogenic Testing Nears
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
The temperature of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has begun to rise, signaling the beginning of the end of James Webb Space Telescope's cryogenic testing. On Sept. 27, engineers ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
A RAVAN in the sun
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
While people across the nation gazed at August's total solar eclipse from Earth, a bread loaf-sized NASA satellite had a front row seat for the astronomical event. The Radiometer Assessment using Ve ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Astronomers detect Freon-40 around infant stars, comet
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
With the help of a powerful telescope and space probe, astronomers have detected traces of methyl chloride, or Freon-40, surrounding infant stars and the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ... more
TECH SPACE
Ultracold atoms point toward an intriguing magnetic behavior
Princeton NJ (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Using atoms cooled to just billionths of a degree above absolute zero, a team led by researchers at Princeton University has discovered an intriguing magnetic behavior that could help explain how hi ... more


Researchers developing new technique that uses light to separate mirrored molecules

ROBO SPACE
Robot Spelunkers Go for a Dip
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 03, 2017
NASA has changed the perspective of science, building satellites to study Earth's surface. Deep below that surface, where it's harder for satellites to see, is another story - but robotic technology ... more
PHYSICS NEWS
New gravitational wave hits Earth
University Park, PA (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
For the first time, three detectors have tracked the gravitational waves emitted by a merger of two black holes - a critical new capability that allows scientists to more closely locate a gravitatio ... more
SPACEWAR
China builds world's first space-ground integrated quantum communication network
Beijing, China (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
The first quantum-safe video conference was held between President Chunli Bai of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and President Anton Zeilinger of the Austria Academy of Sciences in Vienna ... more
SPACEWAR
New DARPA radar sensor captures video through clouds
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
A new radar sensor that can capture real-time video through clouds has been developed and demonstrated by the U.S. military. ... more



Fast-moving space industries create new ethical challenges
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Sep 29, 2017
It's an exciting time to be working in the space sector - particularly with Australia's recently-announced commitment to developing a space agency. But with advances come new challenges. Similar to technologies such as digital communications and robotics, advances in space science bring ethical dilemmas. What rights do space tourists have? How can we prevent space terrorism? Who should reg ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 24, 2017
Space Cooperation Between China, Russia Needs Long-Term Mechanism
Greenbelt, MD (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
NASA's New Hubble E-Book Series Dives into the Solar System and Beyond
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Mapping NASA's Space Missions
Arianespace to launch COSMO-SkyMed satellites manufactured by Thales
Lyon, France (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Thales Alenia Space, joint-venture between Thales and Leonardo, and Arianespace has signed a launch contract for two COSMO-SkyMed Second-Generation (CSG) satellites manufactured for the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Italian Ministry of Defense. The signing ceremony was attended by French President Emmanuel Macron and Paolo Gentiloni, the President of the Council of Ministers of the It ... more
Wellington NZ (XNA) Sep 29, 2017
New Zealand opens first rocket launch site
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
mu Space partners with Blue Origin to launch geostationary satellite
Cayenne (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
Ariane 5 rocket puts satellites into orbit on second attempt
Lockheed Martin unveils reusable water-powered Mars lander
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
A reusable, water-powered Mars lander that will allow humans to explore the Red Planet from an orbiting 'base camp' as early as the 2030s was unveiled Friday by US defence giant Lockheed Martin. Governments and private firms are collaborating on projects to send humans to new frontiers, with NASA planning missions next decade into the space between Earth and the Moon to prepare for trips to ... more
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
SpaceX's Musk unveils plan to reach Mars by 2022
Bristol UK (SPX) Sep 28, 2017
Research sheds new light on how Earth and Mars were created
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
The Mars 2020 Rover features new spectral abilities with its new SuperCam
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China's Mars probe will carry 13 types of payload, including six rovers, in its first mission to the planet, scheduled for 2020. "The Mars exploration program is well underway," said Zhang Rongqiao, chief architect of the Mars mission, at the Beijing International Forum on Lunar and Deep-space Exploration, which opened Wednesday. "The payloads will be used to co ... more
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Beijing (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Chinese company eyes development of reusable launch vehicle
The ESA 500: fostering start-up companies to use space technology on Earth
Paris (ESA) Sep 21, 2017
Thousands of new jobs and boosted local economies are the direct results from ESA's investment in young companies through its business incubation centres, which have now hosted more than 500 start-ups. From healthcare to manufacturing, sport to agriculture, the centres are an important driver for entrepreneurship and the creation of new businesses, as well as positioning Europe at the fore ... more
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
SSL-Built Satellite for AsiaSat Begins Post-Launch Maneuvers According to Plan
Sydney (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Australia to create national space agency
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Sep 24, 2017
Thomas calls for new comprehensive Australian Space Agency at IAC address
Ultracold atoms point toward an intriguing magnetic behavior
Princeton NJ (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Using atoms cooled to just billionths of a degree above absolute zero, a team led by researchers at Princeton University has discovered an intriguing magnetic behavior that could help explain how high-temperature superconductivity works. The researchers found that applying a strong magnetic field to these ultracold atoms caused them to line up in an alternating pattern and lean away from e ... more
Stanford CA (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Researchers developing new technique that uses light to separate mirrored molecules
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
New laser sensor could detect explosives, dangerous gases more quickly
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
Germany-based Hensoldt acquires Kelvin Hughes
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Glenn Tests Thruster Bound for Metal World
Cleveland OH (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
As NASA looks to explore deeper into our solar system, one of the key areas of interest is studying worlds that can help researchers better understand our solar system and the universe around us. One of the next destinations in this knowledge-gathering campaign is a rare world called Psyche, located in the asteroid belt. Psyche is different from millions of other asteroids because it appea ... more
Miami (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Meteors splashing into warm ponds sparked life on Earth
Bern, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 28, 2017
Searching for Distant Worlds With a Flying Telescope
Hong Kong (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Scientists propose new concept of terrestrial planet formation
Helicopter test for Jupiter icy moons radar
Friedrichshafen, Germany (ESA) Oct 03, 2017
A long radar boom that will probe below the surface of Jupiter's icy moons has been tested on Earth with the help of a helicopter. ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, JUICE, is scheduled for launch in 2022, arriving seven years later. JUICE will study Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere and vast magnetic fields, as well as the planet-sized moons Ganymede, Europa and Callisto. All three moons are ... more
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Solving the Mystery of Pluto's Giant Blades of Ice
Irwindale CA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Global Aerospace Corporation to present Pluto lander concept to NASA
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 11, 2017
Pluto features given first official names
Lockheed Martin to invest in Submaran S10 submersible drone
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Lockheed Martin is investing in Ocean Aero alongside Teledyne Technologies for the development of the Submaran unmanned maritime vehicle. The Submaran S10 is an autonomous unmanned submarine that is powered by solar and wind energy, giving it virtually unlimited endurance and letting it operate for months at a time. It can raise a small sail that can propel it at over 5 knots to conserv ... more
Onna, Japan (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
A sustainable future powered by sea
Cambridge UK (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Getting the measure of mud
Southampton, UK (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Scientists call for more research on how human activities affect the seabed
exactEarth Announces Agreement with Alltek Marine to Expand Small Vessel Tracking Service Offering
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
exactEarth Ltd. reports that its exactTrax small vessel monitoring technology is now incorporated into Alltek Marine Electronic Corp's (AMEC) AIS Tracking Beacon (TB560). The AMEC TB560 is a simplified Class B AIS device that offers an efficient and cost-effective vessel monitoring solution within AIS VHF transmission range. Now outfitted with exactTrax technology from exactEarth, which ex ... more
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
Denver CO (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
US Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin GPS M-Code Early Use Ground System Upgrade Contract
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Chinese moon missions delayed by rocket failure: report
Beijing (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Two Chinese lunar missions will be delayed by the failed launch of a powerful rocket in July, a state-run newspaper said, in a setback for the country's ambitious space programme. Beijing sees its multi-billion-dollar forays into space as a symbol of China's rise and the success of the Communist Party in turning around the fortunes of the once poverty-stricken nation. Officials are still ... more
Moscow (XNA) Sep 28, 2017
Russian space agency, NASA agree to co-build lunar-orbit space station
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 28, 2017
NASA, Roscosmos Sign Joint Statement on Researching, Exploring Deep Space
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA
Hubble Observes the Farthest Active Inbound Comet Yet Seen
Baltimore MD (SPX) Sep 29, 2017
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the farthest active inbound comet ever seen, at a whopping distance of 1.5 billion miles from the Sun (beyond Saturn's orbit). Slightly warmed by the remote Sun, it has already begun to develop an 80,000-mile-wide fuzzy cloud of dust, called a coma, enveloping a tiny, solid nucleus of frozen gas and dust. These observations represent the earliest si ... more
Paris (ESA) Oct 02, 2017
Unexpected Surprise: A Final Image from Rosetta
Huntsville AL (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid CubeSat Goes Full Sail
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Nanosat Fleet Proposed for Voyage to 300 Asteroids
Public Invited to Analyze Photos Taken by International Space Station Astronauts
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
CosmoQuest's Image Detective, a NASA-funded citizen science project, invites the public to identify Earth features in photographs taken by astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS). Citizen scientists are asked to help identify geographic features (natural or human-made) in astronaut photographs and then determine the location on Earth where the photo is centered. CosmoQuest is ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Global Airborne Mission to Make Ozone Hole Detour
Buffalo NY (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Scientists monitor Silicon Valley's underground water reserves - from space
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
OSIRIS-REx views Pacifica on Earth Flyby
Parker Solar Probe Gets Its Revolutionary Heat Shield
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
On Sept. 25, 2017, media were invited to see NASA's Parker Solar Probe in its flight configuration at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, where it is being built. The revolutionary heat shield that will protect the first spacecraft to fly directly into the Sun's atmosphere was installed for the first time on Sept. 21. This is the only time the spacecraft wil ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
A RAVAN in the sun
Paris (ESA) Sep 21, 2017
Solar antics
Daytona Beach FL (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Solar wind impacts on giant 'space hurricanes' may affect satellite safety
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Progenitor for Tycho's Supernova Was Not Hot and Luminous
Garching, Germany (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
An international team of scientists from the Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), the Towson and Pittsburgh Universities (USA) and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, has shed new light on the origins of the famous Tycho's supernova. The research, published in Nature Astronomy, debunks the common view that Tycho's supernova originated from a white dwarf, which had been slowly accreti ... more
Paris (ESA) Oct 03, 2017
HEIC 1716 is bursting with starbirth
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
NASA pushes back launch date for James Webb Space Telescope
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
Astronomers detect Freon-40 around infant stars, comet
The material that obscures supermassive black holes
Canary Islands, Spain (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Black holes appear to play a fundamental role in how galaxies evolve throughout their life during a phase in which they are active and consume material from the galaxy itself. During this phase, the galaxy hosts an active galactic nucleus (AGN), and the effect that this nuclear activity produces in the galaxy is known as AGN feedback. This feedback can take place in different forms: the AG ... more
College Park MD (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Ravenous Black Holes Define Type I Active Galaxies
San Francisco CA (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Supersonic gas streams from Big Bang drive massive black hole formation
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Team led by graduate student at PPPL produces unique simulation of magnetic reconnection


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