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October 31, 2017
TIME AND SPACE
Monster colliding black holes might lurk on the edge of spiral galaxies



Rochester NY (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
The outskirts of spiral galaxies like our own could be crowded with colliding black holes of massive proportions and a prime location for scientists hunting the sources of gravitational waves, said researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology in an upcoming paper in Astrophysical Journal Letters. The RIT study identifies an overlooked region that may prove to be rife with orbiting black holes and the origin of gravitational-wave chirps heard by observatories in the United States and Italy. Ide ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
What Ever Happened to Sea Launch?
bv Launchspace Staff Writers
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Oct 31, 2017 Sea Launch was a unique space launch system intended to be an attractive way to launch geostationary earth orbit (GEO) satellites. It was developed as a multinationa ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
SpaceX launches Korean satellite, sticks rocket landing
Miami (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Monday carrying a South Korean communications satellite to boost broadband coverage for southeast Asia and the Middle East, and stuck its 19th rocket landing in two years. ... more
SPACEWAR
The Man Behind US Space Operations
McLean VA (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
When the U.S. military needs satellite connectivity for any of its operations, it turns to Lt. General David Buck, Commander of both the 14th Air Force of the Air Force Space Command and the Joint F ... more
MARSDAILY
In desert of Oman, a gateway to life on Mars
Dhofar, Oman (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
In sunglasses and jumpsuits, a crew of European test astronauts is laying the groundwork for a Mars simulation in the barren expanse of the Omani desert, a terrestrial mission intended to pave the way to the red planet. ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE
Arianespace to launch Embratel Star One D2
Paris (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Brazilian operator Embratel Star One and U.S. satellite manufacturer SSL (Space Systems Loral) have chosen Arianespace to launch the Embratel Star One D2 satellite. Arianespace reports the sig ... more
IRON AND ICE
ROSINA Spectral Measurements Bring Comet's Chemistry to Life
Paris (ESA) Oct 31, 2017
Launched March 2004 and following a 10-year journey across the solar system, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe made history in 2014. It became the first spacecraft to orbit the nucleus of a ... more
IRON AND ICE
NASA Evaluates Use of a Coin-Sized Thermometer to Characterize Comets and Earthbound Asteroids
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Two NASA teams want to deploy a highly compact, sensitive thermometer that could characterize comets and even assist in the redirection or possible destruction of an asteroid on a collision course w ... more
OUTER PLANETS
Jupiter's X-ray auroras pulse independently
London UK (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Jupiter's intense northern and southern lights pulse independently of each other according to new UCL-led research using ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's Chandra X-ray observatories. The study, pub ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Chinese scientists measure universe with "magic ruler"
Beijing (XNA) Oct 31, 2017
There's a giant "ruler" hidden among millions of galaxies in the universe. With it, scientists can measure how fast the universe is expanding. This will help them explore dark energy, the mysterious ... more
SATURN DAILY
Saturn's Radiation Belts: A Stranger to the Solar Wind
Gottingen, Germany (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
The radiation belts of Earth and Saturn differ more strongly than previously assumed. In these belts, very energetic particles, such as electrons and protons, move around the planet at high velociti ... more


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EARTH OBSERVATION
NASA-Funded Competition Rewards Efforts To Predict Penguin Populations
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Penguins are arguably the most iconic and well-loved of the handful of animal species that call Antarctica home. From a scientist's point of view, they are also important ecosystem indicators: how w ... more
TECH SPACE
Radio Pollution Creates Space Shield for Satellites
Boulder CO (VOA) Oct 31, 2017
People are big polluters, on the land, in the sea and even in outer space, that can include anything from a hammer that floats away from the space station, to radiation from a nuclear weapons test i ... more
TECH SPACE
New material for digital memories of the future
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Professor Martijn Kemerink of Linkoping University has worked with colleagues in Spain and the Netherlands to develop the first material with conductivity properties that can be switched on and off ... more
TECH SPACE
Understanding how electrons turn to glass
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Researchers at Tohoku University have gained new insight into the electronic processes that guide the transformation of liquids into a solid crystalline or glassy state. The ability of some li ... more



Pope asks spacemen life's big questions in ISS live chat
Vatican City (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Pope Francis chatted with six astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, kicking off the rare interview with a philosophical question on "man's place in the universe". Italian Paolo Nespoli, 60, admitted that despite the bird's eye view of Earth he too remained "perplexed", while American Mark Vande Hei said seeing the planet from space made them "realise how fragile we ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
Scientist devises a solar reactor to make water and oxygen from moon rocks
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
How Does Your Space Garden Grow
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
NanoRacks Deploys Second Kaber-Class Microsatellite This Week, First On-Orbit Assembly
Arianespace to launch Embratel Star One D2
Paris (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Brazilian operator Embratel Star One and U.S. satellite manufacturer SSL (Space Systems Loral) have chosen Arianespace to launch the Embratel Star One D2 satellite. Arianespace reports the signature of a launch contract for the Embratel Star One D2 satellite for Brazilian operator Embratel Star One, a subsidiary of Embratel. It will be launched in 2019 by an Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana ... more
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What Ever Happened to Sea Launch?
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Oct 30, 2017
Arianespace to launch Inmarsat's fifth Global Xpress satellite
Miami (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
SpaceX launches Korean satellite, sticks rocket landing
Winters leave marks on Mars' sand dunes
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
New lab experiments suggest the sublimation of carbon dioxide - which freezes in the winter and thaws in the spring - is leaving unique marks on Mars' sand dunes. Much science has been devoted to the events and processes that shaped the Martian surface millions of years ago, but a team of scientists at the University of Dublin, in Ireland, wanted to better understand how the Red Plane ... more
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
Winters on Mars are shaping the Red Planet's landscape
Dhofar, Oman (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
In desert of Oman, a gateway to life on Mars
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
Levitation Key to How Martian Landscapes Form
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Jing Haipeng, the first Chinese astronaut to go into space three times, has voiced his desire to go into space again as a further demonstration of his loyalty to the Communist Party of China (CPC). "I'm eager to go to space again, be a pioneer in the battle one more time," said the 51-year-old major general and delegate to the ongoing 19th National Congress of the CPC. "Let the vastn ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launches three satellites
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
Myanmar to launch own satellite system-2 in 2019: vice president
Yangon (Xinhua) Oct 23, 2017
Myanmar has planned to launch its own satellite system MyanmarSat-2 in June in 2019, official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Saturday. To establish state-owned satellite system, the three ways - Condosat which is to lease the use of satellite transponder of another country, joint ownership system and total ownership system - are needed to be done, Vice President U Myint Swe told a co ... more
Toulouse, France (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Eutelsat's Airbus-built full electric EUTELSAT 172B satellite reaches geostationary orbit
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
Radio Pollution Creates Space Shield for Satellites
Boulder CO (VOA) Oct 31, 2017
People are big polluters, on the land, in the sea and even in outer space, that can include anything from a hammer that floats away from the space station, to radiation from a nuclear weapons test in the atmosphere. "This can range from little chips of paint all the way up to spent rocket bodies and things like that," said Dan Baker, director of the Laboratory of Atmosphere and Space Physi ... more
Trieste, Italy (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Laser beams for superconductivity
Tucson AZ (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Guiding the random laser
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
New material for digital memories of the future
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Astronomers discover sunscreen snow falling on hot exoplanet
University Park PA (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
Astronomers at Penn State have used the Hubble Space Telescope to find a blistering-hot giant planet outside our solar system where the atmosphere "snows" titanium dioxide - the active ingredient in sunscreen. These Hubble observations are the first detections of this "snow-out" process, called a "cold trap," on an exoplanet. This discovery, and other observations made by the Penn State te ... more
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
One small doorstep for man: Cosmic mat welcomes aliens
London, UK (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
Citizen scientist spots comet tails streaking past distant star
Washington (UPI) Oct 25, 2017
Marine microbes living beneath seabed resort to cannibalism
Jupiter's X-ray auroras pulse independently
London UK (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Jupiter's intense northern and southern lights pulse independently of each other according to new UCL-led research using ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's Chandra X-ray observatories. The study, published in Nature Astronomy, found that very high-energy X-ray emissions at Jupiter's south pole consistently pulse every 11 minutes. Meanwhile those at the north pole are erratic: increasing and decre ... more
Granada, Spain (SPX) Oct 17, 2017
Haumea, the most peculiar of Pluto companions, has a ring around it
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
Lockheed Martin to design US Navy's Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV), Orca
Palm Beach FL (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Lockheed Martin will support the growth of the U.S. Navy's family of unmanned undersea systems under a design phase contract valued at $43.2 million for Orca, the U.S. Navy's Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV). XLUUV Orca is a two phase competition, including the currently awarded design phase and a competitive production phase for up to nine vehicles to meet increasing demands ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Fossil coral reefs show sea level rose in bursts during last warming
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
The oceans were colder than we thought
La Serena, Chile (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
Chile battling to save a favorite clam
Airobot supplies positioning technology to single largest container terminal in Europe
Antwerp, Belgium (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Currently, the MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) in Antwerp, Belgium, is moving its operations from the Delwaidedock on the right bank of the river Schelde to the Deurganckdock on the left bank. In this context, this terminal is being expanded to a throughput capacity of 9 million TEUs annually. This will make it the single largest container terminal in Europe. When fully moved and operatio ... more
Paris (ESA) Oct 24, 2017
Galileo in place for launch: then there were four
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Satellite receives green light from Air Force
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
exactEarth Announces Agreement with Alltek Marine to Expand Small Vessel Tracking Service Offering
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Low-cost clocks for landing on the Moon
Paris (ESA) Oct 27, 2017
A European clock accurate to a trillionth of a second is set to be used on satellites and missions to the Moon. The ultra-precise time-keeper was conceived by a small company in Latvia, and ESA has recognised its potential for space. "We are the Ferrari of timers with the components of a tractor," says Nikolai Adamovitch of Eventech. "We provide extreme timing accuracy using re ... more
Stennis Space Center MS (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Human presence in Lunar orbit one step closer with successful RS-25 engine test
Huntsville AL (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
NASA research suggests significant atmosphere in lunar past and possible source of water on Moon
Washington (UPI) Oct 19, 2017
Lunar lava tube could be used as a moon mission base
Rosetta finds comet plume powered from below
Paris (ESA) Oct 27, 2017
Last year, a fountain of dust was spotted streaming from Rosetta's comet, prompting the question: how was it powered? Scientists now suggest the outburst was driven from inside the comet, perhaps released from ancient gas vents or pockets of hidden ice. The plume was seen by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft on 3 July 2016, just a few months before the end of the mission and as Comet 67P/Churyumov- ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
Scientists detect comets outside our solar system
Gottingen, Germany (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
Rosetta Reveals Dust Jet from Comet
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
NASA Evaluates Use of a Coin-Sized Thermometer to Characterize Comets and Earthbound Asteroids
NASA-Funded Competition Rewards Efforts To Predict Penguin Populations
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Penguins are arguably the most iconic and well-loved of the handful of animal species that call Antarctica home. From a scientist's point of view, they are also important ecosystem indicators: how well their populations do reflects the health of krill and other fisheries that the birds prey upon. Changes in the penguins' environment-sea ice, atmospheric and ocean temperatures, among other factor ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
When surrounding farms get hot and dry, cities cool off
Paris (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
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Hampton VA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Keeping an Eye on Earth's Energy Budget
On the generation of solar spicules and Alfvenic waves
La Laguna, Spain (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
At any given moment, as many as 10 million wild snakes of solar material leap from the sun's surface. These are spicules, and despite their abundance, scientists didn't understand how these jets of plasma form nor did they influence the heating of the outer layers of the sun's atmosphere or the solar wind. Now, for the first time, in a study partly funded by NASA, scientists have modeled spicule ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
NASA sounding rocket instrument spots signatures of long-sought small solar flares
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
How scientists used NASA data to predict the corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Scientists propose space shield to protect Earth from solar storms
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New evidence for dark matter makes it even more exotic
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Galaxy clusters are the largest known structures in the Universe, containing thousands of galaxies and hot gas. But more importantly, they contain the mysterious dark matter, which accounts for 27 percent of all matter and energy. Current models of dark matter predict that galaxy clusters have very dense cores, and those cores contain a very massive galaxy that never moves from the cluster's cen ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
NASA sounding rocket probes the dark regions of space
Cambridge UK (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Scientists write 'traps' for light with tiny ink droplets
London, UK (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Spots on supergiant star drive spirals in stellar wind
NuSTAR Probes Black Hole Jet Mystery
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 31, 2017
Black holes are famous for being ravenous eaters, but they do not eat everything that falls toward them. A small portion of material gets shot back out in powerful jets of hot gas, called plasma, that can wreak havoc on their surroundings. Along the way, this plasma somehow gets energized enough to strongly radiate light, forming two bright columns along the black hole's axis of rotation. Scient ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 31, 2017
Chinese scientists measure universe with "magic ruler"
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
The most exotic fluid has an unexpectedly low viscosity
Rochester NY (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Monster colliding black holes might lurk on the edge of spiral galaxies
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