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September 26, 2017
MARSDAILY
3-D Analysis Offers New Info on Martian Climate Change, Age of Polar Caps



Tucson AZ (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Three-dimensional (3-D) subsurface radar volumes generated from thousands of 2-D radar profiles are revealing new information about the polar regions of Mars, including more accurate mapping of CO2 and water ices, the discovery of buried impact craters, and new elevation data. PSI Senior Scientist Nathaniel E. Putzig is the lead author of the new Icarus paper "Three-dimensional radar imaging of structures and craters in the Martian polar caps." This information will help scientists better understa ... read more

MOON DAILY
'Crash Scene Investigation' Reveals Resting Place of SMART-1 on Moon
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 24, 2017
Observations of the Moon have revealed the final resting place of the European Space Agency's first lunar mission, SMART-1. The spacecraft was sent into a controlled impact with the lunar surface 11 ... more
MARSDAILY
Devilish Source of Dust in Atmosphere of Earth and Mars
Riga Latvia (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Swirling columns of sand and dust, known as dust devils, are a feature of desert areas on Mars and on Earth. Now, a study of terrestrial dust devils has shown that around two thirds of the fine part ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Mathematicians develop new models to describe ripples
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
Math is a language, and like a language, mathematics can be used to describe related phenomena. Recently, researchers at the University of Buffalo developed new math models to describe the ripple-like wave phenomena known as undular bore. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Oxygen-deficient dwarf galaxy hints at makings of early universe
Charlottesville VA (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
A recently discovered dwarf galaxy in the constellation Lynx may serve well as a proxy for better understanding the developing chemistry of the early universe, according to a research team that incl ... more
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SOLAR SCIENCE
Solar antics
Paris (ESA) Sep 21, 2017
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
New synthetic molecule could trigger tissue regeneration
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
A newly discovered DNA-targeting molecule could inspire the first tissue regeneration therapies. The synthetic molecule can cause stem cells to transform into heart muscle cells. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Highest-energy cosmic rays have extragalactic origin
Paris, France (SPX) Sep 24, 2017
A 50-year-old debate has at last been settled: the highest-energy cosmic rays do not originate in our own Galaxy but in galaxies located tens or even hundreds of millions of light years away. The ev ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Is the Milky Way an outlier galaxy
New Haven CT (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
The most-studied galaxy in the universe - the Milky Way - might not be as "typical" as previously thought, according to a new study. The Milky Way, which is home to Earth and its solar system, ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
NASA using light to align the primary mirror segments of Webb Telescope
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Engineers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston used light waves to align the James Webb Space Telescope's mirror segments to each other, so they act like a single, monolithic mirror in the cryo ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
IceCube helps demystify strange radio bursts from deep space
Madison WI (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
For a decade, astronomers have puzzled over ephemeral but incredibly powerful radio bursts from space. The phenomena, known as fast radio bursts or FRBs, were first detected in 2007 by astrono ... more


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VSAT NEWS
Satellite Brings Australia's Solar Car World Championship To Global Stage
Darwin, Australia (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Satellite will be used to live stream interviews and backhaul action video clips of the Punch Powertrain Solar Team as they compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge - a 3,000 km solar car ra ... more
SPACEMART
CSU Launches Nation's First Space Law Center
Cleveland, OH (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
The rapid growth of the private space industry has increased the demand for lawyers trained in the complex international and domestic aspects of space law and policy. Cleveland State University's Cl ... more
GPS NEWS
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 s ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Exploring the adaptation extremes of human high altitude sickness and fitness
Oxford UK (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Many research groups have recently explored human adaptation and successfully identified candidate genes to high altitude living among three major far-flung global populations: Tibetans, Ethiopians ... more



Aussie astronaut calls for establishment of national space agency
Adelaide, Australian (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
The second Australian to ever venture into space has called for the country to establish its own space agency. Andrew Thomas, an Australian-born National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut, told the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide that Australia should look to play a leading role in space tourism. "I hope Australia will seize the opportu ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 24, 2017
Space Cooperation Between China, Russia Needs Long-Term Mechanism
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Mapping NASA's Space Missions
San Francisco (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Tech dreams live or die on startup battlefields
What looks good on paper may look good in space
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 24, 2017
An ancient art form has taken on new shape at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Origami, the Japanese tradition of paper-folding, has inspired a number of unique spacecraft designs here. It's little wonder that it fascinates NASA engineers: origami can seem deceptively simple, hiding complex math within its creases. Besides aesthetic beauty, it addresses a per ... more
Las Cruces NM (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Demonstrator 3 linear aerospike ready to start tests
New Delhi (IANS) Sep 21, 2017
ISRO to resume satellite launches by December
Bethesda MD (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Mechanisms are Critical to Space Vehicle Flight Success
HIAD heat shield material feels the burn during arc jet testing
Hampton VA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
NASA heat shield material that could one day be used on an inflatable aeroshell during atmospheric entry on Mars recently underwent testing at Boeing's Large Core Arc Tunnel in St. Louis, Missouri. The inflatable aeroshell, using high temperature advanced flexible material systems, will enable atmospheric entry to planetary bodies and the landing of heavy payloads. The Hypersonic Inflatabl ... more
Riga Latvia (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Devilish Source of Dust in Atmosphere of Earth and Mars
Lawrence KS (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Hope to discover sure signs of life on Mars
Tucson AZ (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
3-D Analysis Offers New Info on Martian Climate Change, Age of Polar Caps
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
by Staff Writers
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 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
Thomas calls for new comprehensive Australian Space Agency at IAC address
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Sep 24, 2017
At South Australian Press Club conference here in the S.A. capital, multiple-mission astronaut Dr Andrew "Andy" Thomas spoke of his conviction that space is good business for Australia, and should be promoted and shaped by a full-fledged space agency. Speaking on the eve of the 68th International Astronautical Congress to take place in Adelaide, which is expected to be attended by a record ... more
Cleveland, OH (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
CSU Launches Nation's First Space Law Center
National Harbor, MD (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Lockheed Martin introduces new satellite bus lineup
Paris, France (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Bulgaria Sat Wins "Newcomer Satellite Operator of the Year" for 2017
Positive, negative or neutral, it all matters: NASA explains space radiation
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 24, 2017
Charged particles may be small, but they matter to astronauts. NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is investigating these particles to solve one of its biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars: space radiation and its effects on the human body. "One of our biggest challenges on a mission to Mars is protecting astronauts from radiation," said NASA Space Radiation Element Scientist Lis ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Space radiation is risky business for the human body
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Corrosion in real time
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Self-healing gold particles
Scientists propose new concept of terrestrial planet formation
Hong Kong (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Scientists have long been intrigued by the surfaces of terrestrial bodies other than Earth which reveal deep similarities beneath their superficially differing volcanic and tectonic histories. A team of scientists from NASA, Hampton University and the University of Hong Kong propose a new way of understanding the cooling and transfer of heat from terrestrial planetary interiors and how tha ... more
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
The return of the comet-like exoplanet
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
New prediction of a detection wavelength for searching phototrophs on exoplanets
Munich, Germany (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Hubble observes pitch black planet
Global Aerospace Corporation to present Pluto lander concept to NASA
Irwindale CA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Global Aerospace Corporation (GAC) announced today that it will present its Pluto lander concept at the 2017 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium in Denver, CO. Under a grant from NASA's NIAC program, GAC is developing an integrated "entrycraft" architecture that can decelerate and gently land on the surface of Pluto from a speed of over 30,000 mph using only drag from Pluto's ultr ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 11, 2017
Pluto features given first official names
Laurel MD (SPX) Sep 14, 2017
Hibernation Over, New Horizons Continues Kuiper Belt Cruise
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 07, 2017
Jupiter's Auroras Present a Powerful Mystery
Veolia's US growth hopes run into trouble
New York (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Veolia's hopes of taking advantage of municipal privatizations and promised Trump administration public works projects to expand its US presence, are being strained by its role in water crises in Flint, Michigan and other cities. The French water and waste management giant has targeted five percent revenue growth in North America in 2017, with the United States expected to lead the way. In 2 ... more
San Juan (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Puerto Rico rushes to evacuate many amid fears dam will burst
Seattle WA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Wave Glider surfs across stormy Drake Passage in Antarctica
Manila (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Two Vietnamese fishermen dead in Philippine navy chase
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
Fly me to the Moon: For some, lunar village takes shape
Riga (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
By 2040, a hundred people will live on the Moon, melting ice for water, 3D-printing homes and tools, eating plants grown in lunar soil, and competing in low-gravity, "flying" sports. To those who mock such talk as science fiction, experts such as Bernard Foing, ambassador of the European Space Agency-driven "Moon Village" scheme, reply the goal is not only reasonable but feasible too. At ... more
Paris (ESA) Sep 21, 2017
First steps: returning humanity to the Moon
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 24, 2017
'Crash Scene Investigation' Reveals Resting Place of SMART-1 on Moon
Providence RI (SPX) Sep 14, 2017
Researchers create first global map of water in moon's soil
What we need to know to mine an asteroid
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 20, 2017
The mining of resources contained in asteroids, for use as propellant, building materials or in life-support systems, has the potential to revolutionise exploration of our solar system. To make this concept a reality, we need to increase our knowledge of the very diverse population of accessible near-Earth asteroids (NEAs). Last year, dozens of the world's leading asteroid scientists and a ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the Solar System
Sydney, Australia (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
First space mining transaction in 10 years
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
NASA'S OSIRIS-REx executes slingshot around Earth
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Scientists Produce Best Estimate of Earth's Composition
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have produced the best estimate of Earth's elemental composition which will help them understand how the Earth formed 4.6 billion years ago. The solar system began as a dense blob in a molecular cloud of hydrogen gas and dust that collapsed under its own gravity, forming the early Sun, Earth and other planets. Co-researcher Assoc ... more
Plesetsk, Russia (ESA) Sep 19, 2017
Sentinel-5P launch preparations in full swing
Boulder CO (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Ball Aerospace Completes Spectrometer Testing and Verification on NASA's TEMPO Program
Nairobi (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
Experts set to meet in Kenya on space science
Solar wind impacts on giant 'space hurricanes' may affect satellite safety
Daytona Beach FL (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Could the flapping of a butterfly's wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane in California? The question has been scrutinized by chaos theorists, stock-market analysts and weather forecasters for decades. For most people, this hypothetical scenario may be difficult to imagine on Earth - particularly when a real disaster strikes. Yet, in space, similarly small fluctuations in the solar wind ... more
Paris (ESA) Sep 21, 2017
Solar antics
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
NASA captures significant solar flare
Washington (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
NASA captures images of strong solar flares
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Oxygen-deficient dwarf galaxy hints at makings of early universe
Charlottesville VA (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
A recently discovered dwarf galaxy in the constellation Lynx may serve well as a proxy for better understanding the developing chemistry of the early universe, according to a research team that includes University of Virginia astronomers. Their new finding, published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, shows that the oxygen level in the little galaxy is the lo ... more
New Haven CT (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Is the Milky Way an outlier galaxy
Madison WI (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
IceCube helps demystify strange radio bursts from deep space
Paris, France (SPX) Sep 24, 2017
Highest-energy cosmic rays have extragalactic origin
Mathematicians develop new models to describe ripples
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
Math is a language, and like a language, mathematics can be used to describe related phenomena. Recently, researchers at the University of Buffalo developed new math models to describe the ripple-like wave phenomena known as undular bore. Undular bore involves the propagation of rapid oscillations. The ripple-like disturbance can occur in water or plasmas, on large or small scales. Undu ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Quantum twisted Loong confirms the physical reality of wavefunctions
Washington DC (UPI) Sep 18, 2017
Physicists discover super stable tri-anion particle
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
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