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May 22, 2017
MARSDAILY
HI-SEAS Mission V Mars simulation marks midway point



Honolulu HI (SPX) May 22, 2017
After four months of living in a Mars-like environment, the six HI-SEAS Mission V crewmembers have hit the halfway mark. They have learned to deal with challenges such as a 20-minute communications delay, gearing up in hazmat suits to explore the geologic features of the landing site and cooking with dehydrated food. "The midpoint is an interesting time in the mission," observed crewmember Brian Ramos. "In some sense, time has been flying by. It sounds a little crazy, but I think at the end of the ... read more

SPACE TRAVEL
Saving time in space
Paris (ESA) May 22, 2017
Working inside the International Space Station is sometimes like assembling complex furniture but with the tools and paper instructions continually floating out of reach. Astronauts also face situat ... more
ROBO SPACE
Lockheed Martin exoskeleton helps soldiers carry heavy gear
Tampa FL (SPX) May 22, 2017
Their demanding missions often require soldiers to carry heavy equipment packs long distances over rough terrain, or up and down stairs and underground infrastructure in urban environments. Exhausti ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
NASA's CPEX tackles a weather fundamental
Palmdale CA (SPX) May 22, 2017
A NASA-funded field campaign getting underway in Florida on May 25 has a real shot at improving meteorologists' ability to answer some of the most fundamental questions about weather: Where will it ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Astronomers make the largest map of the Universe yet
Baltimore, MD (SPX) May 22, 2017
Astronomers with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have created the first map of the large-scale structure of the universe based entirely on the positions of quasars. Quasars are the incredibly br ... more
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Hughes JUPITER System Selected for National 'Digital India' Initiative
Germantown MD (SPX) May 22, 2017
IPSTAR International, a premier Asia- Pacific telecommunications company and wholly owned subsidiary of satellite operator THAICOM Public Company Limited , has chosen the JUPITER System from Hughes ... more
SPACEWAR
45th Space Wing enables nation's space mission
Washington DC (AFNS) May 19, 2017
Space launches may soon be an almost weekly sight on Florida's Space Coast. As the need for space lift grows globally, partnerships between the Air Force, other government agencies and the com ... more
SPACEWAR
Senior leaders discuss US space posture
Washington DC (AFNS) May 19, 2017
On May 17, 2017, Air Force senior leaders testified before the Senate Armed Service Committee Strategic Forces subcommittee on military space, organization, policy and programs. Air Force Secr ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
SpaceX Dragon to deliver research payloads to Space Station
Houston TX (SPX) May 22, 2017
SpaceX is scheduled to launch its Dragon spacecraft for its eleventh commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station June 1 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center's historic pad 39A. Dragon ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Mapping supermassive black holes in the distant Universe
Portsmouth, UK (SPX) May 22, 2017
Astronomers have constructed the first map of the universe based on the positions of supermassive black holes, which reveals the large-scale structure of the universe. The map precisely measur ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
ULS wins $208Mln for rocket vehicle production services
Moscow (Sputnik) May 22, 2017
United Launch Services won more than $208 million to provide production services for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV), the Department of Defense said in a press release. "United La ... more


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SOLAR SCIENCE
Space weather events linked to human activity
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 18, 2017
Our Cold War history is now offering scientists a chance to better understand the complex space system that surrounds us. Space weather - which can include changes in Earth's magnetic environment - ... more
ICE WORLD
NASA Annual Arctic Ice Survey Expanded Range This Year
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 19, 2017
NASA's annual survey of changes in Arctic ice cover greatly expanded its reach this year in a series of flights that wrapped up on May 12. It was the most ambitious spring campaign in the region for ... more
EARLY EARTH
UCR study sheds light on Earth's first animals
Riverside CA (SPX) May 19, 2017
More than 550 million years ago, the oceans were teeming with flat, soft-bodied creatures that fed on microbes and algae and could grow as big as bathmats. Today, researchers at the University of Ca ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Earth's atmosphere more chemically reactive in cold climates
Seattle WA (SPX) May 19, 2017
Unseen in the air around us are tiny molecules that drive the chemical cocktail of our atmosphere. As plants, animals, volcanoes, wildfires and human activities spew particles into the atmosphere, s ... more



Saving time in space
Paris (ESA) May 22, 2017
Working inside the International Space Station is sometimes like assembling complex furniture but with the tools and paper instructions continually floating out of reach. Astronauts also face situations unforeseen by the instructions. Communication delays with ground control to troubleshoot these occasions mean even more valuable time is lost. Now, 'mobiPV' is looking to help. Developed by ... more
Houston TX (SPX) May 22, 2017
SpaceX Dragon to deliver research payloads to Space Station
Houston TX (SPX) May 17, 2017
ISS crew harvest new crop of vegetables grown in space
Washington DC (SPX) May 19, 2017
Joint Statement: The Fourth Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Comprehensive Dialogue on Space
Arianespace launches SES-15 using Soyuz rocket
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) May 19, 2017
Arianespace has orbited the SES-15 telecommunications satellite for European operator SES. Liftoff took place on Thursday, May 18 at 8:54 a.m. (local time in Kourou) from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. This launch was the fifth of the year for Arianespace, and the second by Soyuz from CSG to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO), as well as the first Arian ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) May 22, 2017
ULS wins $208Mln for rocket vehicle production services
Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand (Sputnik) May 17, 2017
Sky Skimmer: Rocket Lab Sets Date for Lightweight Spacecraft Test Launch
Pasadena CA (The Conversation) May 16, 2017
Mining the moon for rocket fuel to get us to Mars
HI-SEAS Mission V Mars simulation marks midway point
Honolulu HI (SPX) May 22, 2017
After four months of living in a Mars-like environment, the six HI-SEAS Mission V crewmembers have hit the halfway mark. They have learned to deal with challenges such as a 20-minute communications delay, gearing up in hazmat suits to explore the geologic features of the landing site and cooking with dehydrated food. "The midpoint is an interesting time in the mission," observed crewmember ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 17, 2017
How hard did it rain on Mars
Washington DC (SPX) May 19, 2017
Deciphering the fluid floorplan of a planet
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 16, 2017
Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Study of Valley's Origin
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight Chinese volunteers will live in "Yuegong-1," a simulated space "cabin" in Beijing for the next year, strengthening China's knowledge and technical know-how, and helping the country's scientists understand exactly what will be required fo ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
Reach for the Stars: China Plans to Ramp Up Space Flight Activity
Allied Minds' portfolio company BridgeSat raises $6 million in Series A financing
Boston, MA (SPX) May 08, 2017
Allied Minds reports its portfolio company BridgeSat, Inc. has completed a $6 million Series A funding round, including participation from Space Angels, an early stage investment group comprising experts in the Space 2.0 field. The fundraise was completed at a pre-money valuation of $15 million, up from the previous valuation of $7 million. BridgeSat is reinventing satellite communication ... more
Arlington, VA (SPX) May 09, 2017
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San Diego CA (SPX) May 05, 2017
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McLean VA (SPX) May 04, 2017
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Entropy landscape sheds light on quantum mystery
Houston TX (SPX) May 18, 2017
By precisely measuring the entropy of a cerium copper gold alloy with baffling electronic properties cooled to nearly absolute zero, physicists in Germany and the United States have gleaned new evidence about the possible causes of high-temperature superconductivity and similar phenomena. "This demonstration provides a foundation to better understand how novel behaviors like high-temperatu ... more
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Revolutionary new sunscreen features melanin-mimicking nanoparticles
Washington (UPI) May 18, 2017
3D-printed maritime propeller on way
Eindhoven, Netherlands (SPX) May 19, 2017
Adhesive behavior of self-constructive materials measured for first time
Radio Detection of Lonely Planet Disk Shows Similarity with Stars
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) May 19, 2017
A new study of the lonely, planet-like object OTS44 has provided evidence that this object has formed in a similar way as ordinary stars and brown dwarfs - a surprising result that challenges current models of star and planet formation. The study by a group of astronomers, led by Amelia Bayo of the University of Valparaiso and involving several astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Astro ... more
Charlottesville VA (SPX) May 19, 2017
ALMA eyes icy ring around young planetary system
Urbana IL (SPX) May 19, 2017
New study sheds light on origins of life on Earth through molecular function
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Metabolism, not RNA, jump-started life's molecular beginnings
Hubble spots moon around third largest dwarf planet
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 19, 2017
The combined power of three space observatories, including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, has helped astronomers uncover a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet, catalogued as 2007 OR10. The pair resides in the frigid outskirts of our solar system called the Kuiper Belt, a realm of icy debris left over from our solar system's formation 4.6 billion years ago. With this discovery, mos ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 18, 2017
NASA asks science community for Europa Lander Instruments ideas
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 11, 2017
Waves of lava seen in Io's largest volcanic crater
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
Not So Great Anymore: Jupiter's Red Spot Shrinks to Smallest Size Ever
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Invention produces cleaner water with less energy and no filter
Princeton NJ (SPX) May 18, 2017
The same technology that adds fizz to soda can now be used to remove particles from dirty water. Researchers at Princeton University have found a technique for using carbon dioxide in a low-cost water treatment system that eliminates the need for costly and complex filters. The system injects CO2 gas into a stream of water as a method of filtering out particles. The gas, which mixes with t ... more
Davis CA (SPX) May 18, 2017
Refining the ocean's thermometer
Paris (AFP) May 18, 2017
Rising seas set to double coastal flooding by 2050: study
Seattle WA (SPX) May 18, 2017
Code of conduct needed for ocean conservation, study says
2 SOPS says goodbye to GPS satellite
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
At 25-years old, Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal here April 18. SVN 27 was launched in 1992, meaning it performed more than triple its design life of 7.5 years. "The most interesting thing about this process for me, was the ability to do some experimentatio ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Researchers working toward indoor location detection
Paris (ESA) Apr 10, 2017
Galileo's search and rescue service in the spotlight
Managua (AFP) April 7, 2017
Russia inaugurates GPS-type satellite station in Nicaragua
Winning plans for CubeSats to the Moon
Paris (ESA) May 12, 2017
If you could fly a CubeSat to the Moon, what could such a tiny satellite do there? ESA posed this question - and now four proposals will be studied in more detail for possible flight over the coming decade. These miniature missions variously involve probing lunar radiation, surveying the radio sky over the far side of the Moon, mapping minerals and frozen gases within shadowed craters, and ... more
Paris (ESA) May 04, 2017
Printing bricks from moondust using the Sun's heat
Tempe AZ (SPX) May 02, 2017
NASA selects ASU's ShadowCam for moon mission
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
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Movie Shows Ceres at Opposition from Sun
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 17, 2017
NASA's Dawn spacecraft successfully observed Ceres at opposition on April 29, taking images from a position exactly between the sun and Ceres' surface. Mission specialists had carefully maneuvered Dawn into a special orbit so that the spacecraft could view Occator Crater, which contains the brightest area of Ceres, from this new perspective. A new movie shows these opposition images, with ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 16, 2017
Twisting an Asteroid
Ithaca NY (SPX) May 15, 2017
Oldest buckthorn fossilized flowers found in Argentina
El Segundo CA (SPX) May 16, 2017
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NASA's CPEX tackles a weather fundamental
Palmdale CA (SPX) May 22, 2017
A NASA-funded field campaign getting underway in Florida on May 25 has a real shot at improving meteorologists' ability to answer some of the most fundamental questions about weather: Where will it rain? When? How much? Called the Convective Processes Experiment (CPEX), the campaign is using NASA's DC-8 airborne laboratory outfitted with five complementary research instruments designed and ... more
Seattle WA (SPX) May 19, 2017
Earth's atmosphere more chemically reactive in cold climates
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 17, 2017
First space-based sodium LIRDAR will study poorly understood Mesosphere
Wageningen, Netherlands (SPX) May 18, 2017
Extreme weather has greater impact on nature than expected
UV Spectropolarimetry Opens a New Window for Solar Physics Research
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 19, 2017
For the first time in the world, scientists have explored the magnetic field in the upper solar atmosphere by observing the polarization of ultraviolet light from the Sun. They accomplished this by analyzing data taken by the CLASP sounding rocket experiment during its 5-minute flight in space on September 3, 2015. The data show that the structures of the solar chromosphere and transition ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 18, 2017
First direct exploration of magnetic fields in the upper solar atmosphere
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 18, 2017
Space weather events linked to human activity
Durham NH (SPX) May 16, 2017
UNH researcher identifies key differences in solar wind models
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Punching Above Its Weight, Brown Dwarf Launches Parsec-Scale Jet
Tucson AZ (SPX) May 18, 2017
Astronomers using the SOAR telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory report the discovery of a spectacular extended jet from a young brown dwarf. With masses too low to sustain hydrogen fusion in their interiors, brown dwarfs occupy the mass range between stars and giant planets. While young stars are commonly found to launch jets that extend over a light-year or more, this is the ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 19, 2017
First Result from XENON1T Dark Matter Detector
Porto,Portugal (SPX) May 17, 2017
A Ground-Breaking Tool to Reconstruct the History of Galaxies
Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) May 17, 2017
First array release of images taken with MeerKAT 32
Astronomers make the largest map of the Universe yet
Baltimore, MD (SPX) May 22, 2017
Astronomers with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have created the first map of the large-scale structure of the universe based entirely on the positions of quasars. Quasars are the incredibly bright and distant points of light powered by supermassive black holes. "Because quasars are so bright, we can see them all the way across the universe," said Ashley Ross of the Ohio State Univers ... more
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Destruction of a quantum monopole observed
Braunschweig, Germany (SPX) May 18, 2017
Interaction between the atomic nucleus and the electron on trial
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Mapping supermassive black holes in the distant Universe


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