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November 01, 2017
MARSDAILY
Next Mars Rover Will Have 23 'Eyes'



Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 01, 2017
When NASA's Mars Pathfinder touched down in 1997, it had five cameras: two on a mast that popped up from the lander, and three on NASA's first rover, Sojourner. Since then, camera technology has taken a quantum leap. Photo sensors that were improved by the space program have become commercially ubiquitous. Cameras have shrunk in size, increased in quality and are now carried in every cellphone and laptop. That same evolution has returned to space. NASA's Mars 2020 mission will have more "eye ... read more

IRON AND ICE
Dinosaur-killing asteroid impact cooled Earth's climate more than previously thought
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
The Chicxulub asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs likely released far more climate-altering sulfur gas into the atmosphere than originally thought, according to new research. A new st ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Minor merger kicks supermassive black hole into high gear
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
The galaxy Messier 77 (M77) is famous for its super-active nucleus that releases enormous energy across the electromagnetic spectrum, ranging from x-ray to radio wavelengths. Yet, despite its highly ... more
EXO WORLDS
'Monster' planet discovery challenges formation theory
London, UK (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
A giant planet, which should not exist according to planet formation theory, has been discovered around a distant star. The new research is presented in a paper recently accepted for publication in ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Scientists penetrate mystery of raging black hole beams
Southampton UK (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
They are nature's very own Death Star beams - ultra-powerful jets of energy that shoot out from the vicinity of black holes like deadly rays from the Star Wars super-weapon. Now a team of scie ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Newest dark matter map hints at where astrophysics must go for breakthroughs
San Francisco CA (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
The unveiling this summer of the most accurate cosmic picture ever taken of the distribution of dark matter has left astrophysicists feeling both delighted and frustrated. On the one hand, the ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
New Insight into Nature's Own "Death Star" Beams
Sheffield UK (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have moved a step closer to understanding nature's own Star Wars Death Star beams - ultra powerful jets of energy that shoot out from the vicinity of blac ... more
TECH SPACE
New property found in unusual crystalline materials
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Most metals and semiconductors, from the steel in a knife blade to the silicon in a solar panel, are made up of many tiny crystalline grains. The way these grains meet at their edges can have a majo ... more
SPACEMART
New communications satellite company awaits approval
Beijing (XNA) Nov 01, 2017
China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, a major space contractor, is considering the establishment of a satellite company to tap the space-based communications market, according to a project insi ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
NASA investigates use of medical-like tools to study samples of the solar system
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
A diagnostic tool, similar in theory to those used by the medical profession to non-invasively image internal organs, bones, soft tissue, and blood vessels, could be equally effective at "triaging" ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
16th SPCS Defenders of critical satellite communications
Peterson AFB CO (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
More than 1,800 unclassified spacecraft are being tracked as they orbit earth, according to Space-tracl.org, the public data base for such items. They are communicating with receivers on the ground ... more


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EARTH OBSERVATION
Vega to launch an Earth observation satellite for the Kingdom of Morocco
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Nov 01, 2017
For its 10th launch of the year, and the 11th Vega mission since this launcher began its career at the Guiana Space Center in 2012, Arianespace will orbit the MOHAMMED VI - A satellite. This E ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
NASA Estimates the Global Reach of Atmospheric Rivers
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 01, 2017
A recent study by NASA and several partners has estimated, for the first time, the global impact of atmospheric rivers on floods and droughts, as well as the number of people affected by these atmos ... more
WATER WORLD
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 Un ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Dynamic catalytic converters for clean air in the city
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Reducing pollutant emission of vehicles and meeting stricter exhaust gas standards are major challenges when developing catalytic converters. A new concept might help to efficiently treat exhaust ga ... more



Scientist devises a solar reactor to make water and oxygen from moon rocks
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
Working over a ten year period at the Plataforma Solar de Almeria (CIEMAT) Denk has designed and built a device to make enough oxygen and water for 6 to 8 astronauts, powered by a thermal solar reactor. In 2017 it completed a six-month test run. The idea is not new; just the implementation. "From the beginning people were thinking this probably has to be done with a solar furnace, be ... more
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
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Saudi Arabia to invest $1 billion in Virgin Galactic
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
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Oct 30, 2017
Arianespace to launch Inmarsat's fifth Global Xpress satellite
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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
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 01, 2017
Next Mars Rover Will Have 23 'Eyes'
Dhofar, Oman (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
In desert of Oman, a gateway to life on Mars
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
New communications satellite company awaits approval
Beijing (XNA) Nov 01, 2017
China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, a major space contractor, is considering the establishment of a satellite company to tap the space-based communications market, according to a project insider. Tan Qianhong, Party chief of China Space Sanjiang Group, a CASIC subsidiary in Hubei province, said Sanjiang has submitted a plan on the proposed satellite firm to CASIC and is waiting for ... more
Yangon (Xinhua) Oct 23, 2017
Myanmar to launch own satellite system-2 in 2019: vice president
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
The world's shortest laser pulse
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
In order to fully understand the dynamics during a chemical reaction, scientists must be able to study all movements of atoms and molecules on their basic time scale. Molecules rotate in the range of picoseconds (10-12 s), their atoms vibrate in the range of femtoseconds (10?15 s), and the electrons move in the range of attoseconds (10-18 s). ETH professor Hans Jakob Worner and his group h ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
'Tensor algebra' software speeds big-data analysis 100-fold
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
New property found in unusual crystalline materials
Trieste, Italy (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Laser beams for superconductivity
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
One small doorstep for man: Cosmic mat welcomes aliens
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
It may look like an ordinary door mat, but its creators insist the conceptual art piece could encourage alien life to visit Earth - and help create a new kind of space archaeology. Dubbed the "Cosmic Welcome Mat" it features swirls of red, sky blue, and violet against a black border, and is meant to convey a warm reception to all sentient life in the universe. Experimental philosopher J ... more
London, UK (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
Citizen scientist spots comet tails streaking past distant star
London, UK (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
'Monster' planet discovery challenges formation theory
London, UK (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Comet mission reveals 'missing link' in our understanding of planet formation
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
Moscow (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Mass seal deaths in Russia's Lake Baikal
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Fossil coral reefs show sea level rose in bursts during last warming
Manchester UK (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Devices assembled from 2D materials separate different salts in seawater
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
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
NASA Evaluates Use of a Coin-Sized Thermometer to Characterize Comets and Earthbound Asteroids
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Dinosaur-killing asteroid impact cooled Earth's climate more than previously thought
Paris (ESA) Oct 31, 2017
ROSINA Spectral Measurements Bring Comet's Chemistry to Life
NASA Estimates the Global Reach of Atmospheric Rivers
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 01, 2017
A recent study by NASA and several partners has estimated, for the first time, the global impact of atmospheric rivers on floods and droughts, as well as the number of people affected by these atmospheric phenomena. Atmospheric rivers are relatively long, narrow, short-lived jets of air that transport water vapor across significant portions of Earth's mid-latitude oceans, onto the continen ... more
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Nov 01, 2017
Vega to launch an Earth observation satellite for the Kingdom of Morocco
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
When surrounding farms get hot and dry, cities cool off
Paris (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
Earth Observation market worth $8-15B by 2026
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
San Francisco CA (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Newest dark matter map hints at where astrophysics must go for breakthroughs
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"
Rochester NY (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Monster colliding black holes might lurk on the edge of spiral galaxies
Southampton UK (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Scientists penetrate mystery of raging black hole beams
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