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November 24, 2017
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Measuring neutron star sizes by using thermonuclear explosion models



Turku, Finland (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Neutron stars are made out of cold ultra-dense matter. How this matter behaves is one of the biggest mysteries in modern nuclear physics. Researchers developed a new method for measuring the radius of neutron stars which helps them to understand what happens to the matter inside the star under extreme pressure. A new method for measuring neutron star size was developed in a study led by a high-energy astrophysics research group at the University of Turku, Finland. The method relies on modelling ho ... read more

FLORA AND FAUNA
How can you define nature
Seattle WA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Think, for a moment, about the last time you were out in nature. Were you in a city park? At a campground? On the beach? In the mountains? Now consider: What was this place like in your parent ... more
CAR TECH
Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy, which could be used to power electronic devices, and to create hydrogen fu ... more
IRON AND ICE
NASA telescope studies quirky comet 45P
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
When comet 45P zipped past Earth early in 2017, researchers observing from NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility, or IRTF, in Hawai'i gave the long-time trekker a thorough astronomical checkup. The res ... more
EXO WORLDS
First known interstellar visitor is an 'oddball'
Honolulu HI (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
In October astronomers were surprised by a visitor that came racing into our Solar System from interstellar space. Now, researchers using the Gemini Observatory have determined that the first known ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY
IceCube finds Earth can block high-energy particles from nuclear reactions
University Park PA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
For the first time, a science experiment has measured Earth's ability to absorb neutrinos - the smaller-than-an-atom particles that zoom throughout space and through us by the trillions every second ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Global light pollution increasing at a rate of two percent per year
Tucson AZ (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Five years of advanced satellite images show that there is more artificial light at night across the globe, and that light at night is getting brighter. The rate of growth is approximately two perce ... more
UAV NEWS
Drone Race: Human Versus Artificial Intelligence
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 23, 2017
Drone racing is a high-speed sport demanding instinctive reflexes - but humans won't be the only competitors for long. Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, ... more
CAR TECH
Driverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars
London (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
A driverless, electric car is only a swipe away in the cities of the future, where pollution clampdowns and rapid advances in technology will transform the way we travel, despite lagging infrastructure. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
MIT team design $100 handheld muon detector
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
At any given moment, the Earth's atmosphere is showered with high-energy cosmic rays that have been blasted from supernovae and other astrophysical phenomena far beyond the Solar System. When cosmic ... more
CAR TECH
'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils, for automakers
Paris (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
It's November 22, 2028 and Sarah, a young mother, gives her two children a kiss goodbye before buckling them into the driverless car that will bring them to school. ... more


NASA's TSIS-1 keeps an eye on Sun's power over ozone

EARTH OBSERVATION
Forty years of Meteosat
Paris (ESA) Nov 23, 2017
ESA's first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orb ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Dark matter and dark energy: do they really exist?
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
A University of Geneva researcher has recently shown that the accelerating expansion of the universe and the movement of the stars in the galaxies can be explained without drawing on the concepts of ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Taking a Spin on Plasma Space Tornadoes with NASA Observations
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Interplanetary space is hardly tranquil. High-energy charged particles from the Sun, as well as from beyond our solar system, constantly whizz by. These can damage satellites and endanger astronaut ... more
SATURN DAILY
Unique atmospheric chemistry explains cold vortex on Saturn's moon Titan
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
New analysis suggests unique atmospheric chemistry explains why the polar vortex on Saturn's moon Titan isn't behaving as expected. ... more



Can a magnetic sail slow down an interstellar probe
Frankfurt, Germany (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
With a miniaturised space probe capable of being accelerated to a quarter of the speed of light, we could reach Alpha Centauri, our nearest star, in 20 to 50 years. However, without a mechanism to slow it down, the space probe could only collect data from the star and its planets as it zoomed past. A theoretical physicist at Goethe University Frankfurt has now examined whether interstellar ... more
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
SSL Selected to Conduct Power and Propulsion Study for NASA's Deep Space Gateway Concept
New York NY (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
MDA Selects AdaCore's GNAT Pro Assurance Development Platform for ISS Software
Tallahassee FL (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
New motion sensors major step towards cheaper wearable technology
Aerojet Rocketdyne supports ULA Delta II launch of JPSS-1
Sacramento CA (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), helped propel the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, carrying the Ball Aerospace-built JPSS-1 satellite, the first of the new JPSS (Joint Polar Satellite System) constellation, into orbit for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA. The mission will provide sophisticate ... more
New Delhi (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
Old Rivals India, China Nurture New Rivalry in Satellite Launch Business
Los Angeles (AFP) Nov 18, 2017
NASA launches next-generation weather satellite
Miami (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
SpaceX postpones launch of secretive Zuma mission
Gadgets for Mars
Paris (ESA) Nov 22, 2017
A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets. The alien-like landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain, are almost surreal but this volcanic island is helping to bring future space missions to reality ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Ice shapes the landslide landscape on Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 21, 2017
Recurring Martian Streaks: Flowing Sand, Not Water?
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Previous evidence of water on Mars now identified as grainflows
China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China is expected to achieve a "major breakthrough" in nuclear-powered space shuttles around 2040, according to a report issued by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation on Thursday. The achievement will be able to support large-scale exploration and development of space resources, and make mining on asteroids and space solar power plants possible, said the report, which outlin ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China plans first sea based launch by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Need to double number of operational satellites: ISRO chief
New Delhi (IANS) Nov 22, 2017
To meet the sky-rocketing domestic technology and knowledge-based demands, India's space agency needs to at least double the number of operational satellites in the coming days, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said here on Monday. While currently India has 42 operational satellites for different purposes including communication, navigation and research, ... more
London, UK (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Space Launch plans UK industry tour
Paris (ESA) Nov 14, 2017
Astronaut meets volcano
Talinn, Estonia (ESA) Nov 03, 2017
European Space Week starts in Estonia
Booming life for 'PUBG' death-match computer game
Oakland, United States (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Scores of virtual warriors faced off in a Hunger Games-style death match in a massive, real-world eSports matchup of upstart shooter game "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds." The computer game's rise has been epic, with some industry trackers branding this the year of 'PUBG' even though it is technically still in trial mode with a final version yet to be released. In a colossal two-day event ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Metal membranes in construction: From Russia with love
Hong Kong (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Innovative and ideal liquid-repellent surfaces developed by HKU scientists
Champaign IL (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
New spin on old technique to engineer better absorptive materials
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First known interstellar visitor is an 'oddball'
Honolulu HI (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
In October astronomers were surprised by a visitor that came racing into our Solar System from interstellar space. Now, researchers using the Gemini Observatory have determined that the first known object to graze our Solar System from beyond is similar to, but definitely not, your average asteroid or comet. "This thing is an oddball," said Karen Meech of the University of Hawaii's Institute for ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Familiar-Looking Messenger from Another Solar System
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Space dust may transport life between worlds, research suggests
Hobart, Australia (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Ancient life form discovered in remote Tasmanian valley
Pluto's hydrocarbon haze keeps dwarf planet colder than expected
Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
The gas composition of a planet's atmosphere generally determines how much heat gets trapped in the atmosphere. For the dwarf planet Pluto, however, the predicted temperature based on the composition of its atmosphere was much higher than actual measurements taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft in 2015. A new study published November 16 in Nature proposes a novel cooling mechanism contr ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
Jupiter's Stunning Southern Hemisphere
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Watching Jupiter's multiple pulsating X-ray Aurora
Mountain View CA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Help Nickname New Horizons' Next Flyby Target
New physical model explains the origin of Earth's water
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Equipped with Newton's law of universal gravitation (published in Principia 330 years ago) and powerful computational resources (used to apply the law to more than 10,000 interacting bodies), a young Brazilian researcher and his former postdoctoral supervisor have just proposed a new physical model to explain the origin of water on Earth and the other Earth-like objects in the Solar System. ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Ocean acidification harms young mussels
Austin TX (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
New research could predict La Nina drought years in US
Paris (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Expansion of tuna quotas 'step backward' for conservation
Galileo quartet fuelled and ready to fly
Paris (ESA) Nov 22, 2017
Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Tuesday saw Galileo satellites 19-22 declared ready for flight, along with their Ariane. Combined activities are now under way, culminating in the satellites meeting their rocket in the Final As ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
DARPA digging for ideas to revolutionize subterranean mapping
Beijing (XNA) Nov 10, 2017
China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System Expands Into a Global Network
Melbourne FL (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Harris develops fully digital navigation payload for future GPS III sats
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Moon's crust underwent resurfacing after forming from magma ocean
Austin TX (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
The Earth's Moon had a rough start in life. Formed from a chunk of the Earth that was lopped off during a planetary collision, it spent its early years covered by a roiling global ocean of molten magma before cooling and forming the serene surface we know today. A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences took to the lab to recreate the magmatic m ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 15, 2017
Russia tests new spaceship set to deliver people, cargo to moon
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
NASA Team Studies CubeSat Mission to Measure Water on the Moon
Bristol UK (The Conversation) Nov 10, 2017
China and the US are both shooting for the moon
Russian Astronomers Show Big Asteroid Approaching the Earth
Kaliningrad (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
The astronomer community at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University used its own Astro-Model simulation environment to produce a virtual image of object 3200 Phaethon approaching the Earth, plus the expected Geminids meteor shower. December 17, 2017 will see an interesting astronomic event in the form of object 3200 Phaethon approaching our planet. This is a fairly large asteroid nearly 5 ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
NASA telescope studies quirky comet 45P
Munich, Germany (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
ESO observations show first interstellar asteroid is like nothing seen before
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
First observed interstellar visitor dazzles scientists
NASA's TSIS-1 keeps an eye on Sun's power over ozone
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
High in the atmosphere, above weather systems, is a layer of ozone gas. Ozone is Earth's natural sunscreen, absorbing the Sun's most harmful ultraviolet radiation and protecting living things below. But ozone is vulnerable to certain gases made by humans that reach the upper atmosphere. Once there, they react in the presence of sunlight to destroy ozone molecules. Currently, several NASA a ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 22, 2017
NASA Links Port-City Sea Levels to Regional Ice Melt
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Satellite Imagery Aids Rescue Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria
Paris (ESA) Nov 23, 2017
Forty years of Meteosat
Solar minimum surprisingly constant
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Using more than half a century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the Sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the same each time, despite large differences in the maximums of the cycles. In Japan, continuous four-frequency solar microwave observations (1, 2, 3.75 and 9.4 GHz) began in 1957 at the Toyokawa Branch of the ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
FIREBIRD II and NASA mission locate whistling space electrons' origins
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Proposed NASA mission would investigate where space weather begins
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Dark matter and dark energy: do they really exist?
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
A University of Geneva researcher has recently shown that the accelerating expansion of the universe and the movement of the stars in the galaxies can be explained without drawing on the concepts of dark matter and dark energy... which might not actually exist. For close on a century, researchers have hypothesised that the universe contains more matter than can be directly observed, known as "d ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Developing the ABCs for exploiting new phenomena in light-matter interactions
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
MIT team design $100 handheld muon detector
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Zwicky Transient Facility sees "First Light"
Taking a Spin on Plasma Space Tornadoes with NASA Observations
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Interplanetary space is hardly tranquil. High-energy charged particles from the Sun, as well as from beyond our solar system, constantly whizz by. These can damage satellites and endanger astronaut health - though, luckily for life on Earth, the planet is blanketed by a protective magnetic bubble created by its magnetic field. This bubble, called the magnetosphere, deflects most of the harmful h ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
NIST's next-generation atomic clocks may support official timekeeping
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
What is the computational power of the universe?
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
A new window into electron behavior
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