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June 22, 2018
SPACE TRAVEL
Deep space navigation: tool tested as emergency navigation device



Houston TX (SPX) Jun 22, 2018
A tool that has helped guide sailors across oceans for centuries is now being tested aboard the International Space Station as a potential emergency navigation tool for guiding future spacecraft across the cosmos. The Sextant Navigation investigation tests use of a hand-held sextant aboard the space station. Sextants have a small telescope-like optical sight to take precise angle measurements between pairs of stars from land or sea, enabling navigation without computer assistance. Sextants have be ... read more

TIME AND SPACE
Researchers Find Last of the Universe's Missing Ordinary Matter
Boulder CO (SPX) Jun 21, 2018
Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have helped to find the last reservoir of ordinary matter hiding in the universe. Ordinary matter, or "baryons," make up all physical objects ... more
EXO WORLDS
Distant moons may harbor life
Riverside CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2018
We've all heard about the search for life on other planets, but what about looking on other moons? In a paper published Wednesday (June 13) in The Astrophysical Journal, researchers at the Uni ... more
SPACEMART
GomSpace and Aerial Maritime Ltd enter MOU for delivery and operation of a global constellation
Aalborg, Denmark
GomSpace A/S - a subsidiary of GomSpace Group AB (the "Company") and Aerial and Maritime Ltd. ("A and M") have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") following A and M's decision to appoint Go ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
ASRC Federal subsidiary awarded $1B NASA contract for advanced computing services
Beltsville MD (SPX) Jun 22, 2018
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded ASRC Federal subsidiary InuTeq LLC the NASA Advanced Computing Services (NACS) contract. The single award, hybrid contract has a ... more
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EXO WORLDS
New and improved way to find baby planets
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 22, 2018
New work from an international team of astronomers including Carnegie's Jaehan Bae used archival radio telescope data to develop a new method for finding very young extrasolar planets. Their techniq ... more
SPACEWAR
Russia warns against Trump's 'alarming' plans for US space domination
Moscow (AFP) June 20, 2018
Russia on Wednesday expressed alarm over US President Donald Trump's call for the United States to dominate space exploration and his plan to create a separate branch of the military called a Space Force. ... more
WATER WORLD
NASA, NSF plunge into ocean twilight zone to explore ecosystem carbon flow
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 22, 2018
A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August. ... more
NUKEWARS
Japan halts missile drills after Trump-Kim summit: reports
Tokyo (AFP) June 21, 2018
Japan has halted evacuation drills simulating a North Korean missile attack in the wake of historic talks between Washington and Pyongyang, local media reported Thursday. ... more
EXO WORLDS
Hunting molecules to find new planets
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 22, 2018
Each exoplanet revolves around a star, like the Earth around the Sun. This is why it is generally impossible to obtain images of an exoplanet, so dazzling is the light of its star. However, a team o ... more
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TIME AND SPACE
Study develops a model enhancing particle beam efficiency
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Jun 22, 2018
The use of particle accelerators is not confined to basic research in high-energy physics. Large-scale accelerators and gigantic devices, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), are used for this p ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Discovery for grouping atoms invokes Pasteur
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 22, 2018
Scientists have found a new way of joining groups of atoms together into shape-changing molecules - opening up the possibility of a new area of chemistry and the development of countless new drugs, ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Kiel physicists achieve hitherto most accurate description of highly excited electrons
Kiel, Germany (SPX) Jun 22, 2018
It is the "drosophila" of modern physics: the uniform electron gas. Just as the fruit fly is used to describe the principles of genetics this model of a gas can be used to investigate important char ... more
TIME AND SPACE
With supercomputing power, scientists solve a next-generation physics problem
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Jun 22, 2018
Using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a team of researchers has calculated a fundamental property of protons and neutrons, known as the nucleon axial c ... more
UAV NEWS
Chip upgrade helps miniature drones navigate
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 20, 2018
Researchers at MIT, who last year designed a tiny computer chip tailored to help honeybee-sized drones navigate, have now shrunk their chip design even further, in both size and power consumption. ... more


Two new creatures discovered from dawn of animal life

CLIMATE SCIENCE
Ocean's heat cycle shows that atmospheric carbon may be headed elsewhere
Princeton NJ (SPX) Jun 20, 2018
As humans continue to pump the atmosphere with carbon, it's crucial for scientists to understand how and where the planet absorbs and naturally emits carbon. A recent study in the journal Natu ... more
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CAR TECH
Could this material enable autonomous vehicles to come to market sooner?
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 20, 2018
One of the leading challenges for autonomous vehicles is to ensure that they can detect and sense objects - even through dense fog. Compared to the current visible light-based cameras, infrared came ... more
TECH SPACE
Futuristic data storage
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 20, 2018
The magnetisation of nanometric square material is not fixed. It moves around in a helical motion. This is caused by the electron whose degree of freedom, referred to as spin, which follows a preces ... more
SPACEMART
Forget Galileo - UK space sector should look to young stars instead
London, UK (SPX) Jun 19, 2018
"British security firms could be BANNED from helping EU with Galileo satellite project," the Mail Forget Galileo - UK space sector should look to young stars instead screamed. "Brexit to 'forc ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-3
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 19, 2018
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Monday's signing of Space Policy Directive-3 by President Donald Trump: "NASA strongly supports the White House's contin ... more
SPACEMART
A milestone in securing ESA's future role in the global exploration of space
Paris (ESA) Jun 19, 2018
Over the past 18 months, ESA and its Member States have gathered in a series of space exploration workshops culminating in a discussion in the ESA Council held in Paris on 13 June 2018. The Co ... more
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Astronaut Sally Ride's legacy of encouraging young women to embrace science and engineering
College Station TX (SPX) Jun 20, 2018
On June 18, 1983, 35 years ago, Sally Ride became the first American woman to launch into space, riding the Space Shuttle STS-7 flight with four other crew members. Only five years earlier, in 1978, she had been selected to the first class of 35 astronauts - including six women - who would fly on the Space Shuttle. Much has happened in the intervening years. During the span of three decade ... more
+ ASRC Federal subsidiary awarded $1B NASA contract for advanced computing services
+ Space tourism not far off, rocket maker says
+ Space Station Roulette
+ Five NASA innovations that could change the way we live and explore
+ Deep space navigation: tool tested as emergency navigation device
+ NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-3
+ ESA celebrates Unispace+50
ESA Council commits to Ariane 6 and transition from Ariane 5
Paris (ESA) Jun 18, 2018
The ESA Council met in Paris this past weeek to discuss the path towards the future exploitation of Ariane 6. In view of the progress made in the Ariane 6 programme, Participating States have decided on the completion of the development up to full operational capability and agreed to fund industrial incentives associated with the development of Ariane 6 and P120C solid rocket motor. ... more
+ S7 space mulls restoring production of heavy rocket engines in Russia
+ Russia to deliver US new rocket engines
+ Arianegroup tests innovative technology for next generation upper stage rocket engine
+ Re-generatively cooled RL10 Thrust Chamber Assembly test validates 3D printing process
+ Sample Return Technology Successfully Tested on Xodiac Rocket
+ Japan successfully tests H-IIA launch vehicle with new research satellite
+ Girls' Rocketry Challenge team wins three awards at national model rocketry competition


Unique microbe could thrive on Mars, help future manned missions
Washington (UPI) Jun 18, 2018
New research suggests certain cyanobacteria could thrive on Mars. The microbes could even be used to provide future space colonies with oxygen. "This might sound like science fiction, but space agencies and private companies around the world are actively trying to turn this aspiration into reality in the not-too-distant future," Elmars Krausz, chemistry professor at Australian National ... more
+ Martian Dust Storm Grows Global; Curiosity Captures Photos of Thickening Haze
+ Explosive volcanoes spawned mysterious Martian rock formation
+ NASA spacecraft studying massive Martian dust storm
+ Opportunity rover sends transmission amid Martian dust storm
+ NASA encounters the perfect storm for science on Mars
+ Martian dust storm silences NASA's rover, Opportunity
+ Opportunity hunkers down during dust storm
China confirms reception of data from Gaofen-6 satellite
Beijing (XNA) Jun 07, 2018
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) confirmed that one of its institutes Monday successfully tracked and received imaging data from the newly-launched Earth observation satellite Gaofen-6. The Aerospace Information Research Institute said the Miyun station of China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station received the first batch of observation data from the Gaofen-6 satellite. There was ... more
+ Experts Explain How China Is Opening International Space Cooperation
+ Beijing welcomes use of Chinese space station by all UN Nations
+ China upgrades spacecraft reentry and descent technology
+ China develops wireless systems for rockets
+ China's Queqiao satellite carries "large umbrella" into deep space
+ Russia May Help China Create International Cosmonauts Rehabilitation Center
+ Sunrise for China's commercial space industry?
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GomSpace and Aerial Maritime Ltd enter MOU for delivery and operation of a global constellation
Aalborg, Denmark
GomSpace A/S - a subsidiary of GomSpace Group AB (the "Company") and Aerial and Maritime Ltd. ("A and M") have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") following A and M's decision to appoint GomSpace as the supplier of a global constellation of nanosatellites and ground segment systems. Fully operational by the end of 2021 A and M is able to provide global Air Traffic Surveillance inc ... more
+ Forget Galileo - UK space sector should look to young stars instead
+ A milestone in securing ESA's future role in the global exploration of space
+ US FCC expands market access for SES O3b MEO constellation
+ Liftoff as Alexander Gerst returns to space
+ Lockheed Martin Announces $100 Million Venture Fund Increase
+ Iridium Continues to Attract World Class Maritime Service Providers for Iridium CertusS
+ The European Space Agency welcomes European Commission's proposal on space activities
Futuristic data storage
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 20, 2018
The magnetisation of nanometric square material is not fixed. It moves around in a helical motion. This is caused by the electron whose degree of freedom, referred to as spin, which follows a precession motion centred on the middle of a square nano-magnet. To study the magnetisation of such material, physicists can rely on two-dimensional arrays of square nanomagnets. In a paper published ... more
+ The right chemistry, fast: employing AI and Automation to map out and make molecules
+ Game-changing finding pushes 3D-printing to the molecular limit
+ Electronic skin stretched to new limits
+ Cementless fly ash binder makes concrete 'green'
+ Ground-breaking discoveries could create superior alloys with many applications
+ Dutch software makes supercomputer from laptop
+ Combining experts and automation in 3D printing


Hunting molecules to find new planets
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 22, 2018
Each exoplanet revolves around a star, like the Earth around the Sun. This is why it is generally impossible to obtain images of an exoplanet, so dazzling is the light of its star. However, a team of astronomers, led by a researcher from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and member of NCCR PlanetS, had the idea of detecting certain molecules that are present in the planet's atmosphere in order to ... more
+ Distant moons may harbor life
+ ALMA discovers trio of infant planets around newborn star
+ New and improved way to find baby planets
+ Study reveals simple chemical process that may have led to the origin of life on Earth
+ Astronomers identify 121 giant planets likely to host habitable moons
+ Hawking plea 'to save planet' beamed to black hole
+ Study could help humans colonise Mars and hunt for alien life
A dark and stormy Jupiter
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 20, 2018
This image captures the intensity of the jets and vortices in Jupiter's North North Temperate Belt. NASA's Juno spacecraft took this color-enhanced image at 10:31 p.m. PDT on May 23, 2018 (1:31 a.m. EDT on May 24), as Juno performed its 13th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, the spacecraft was about 4,900 miles (7,900 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds of the gas giant planet at a ... more
+ NASA shares more Pluto images from New Horizons
+ Juno Solves 39-Year Old Mystery of Jupiter Lightning
+ NASA Re-plans Juno's Jupiter Mission
+ New Horizons Wakes for Historic Kuiper Belt Flyby
+ Collective gravity, not Planet Nine, may explain the orbits of 'detached objects'
+ Scientists reveal the secrets behind Pluto's dunes
+ 'Surprising' methane dunes found on Pluto


NASA, NSF plunge into ocean twilight zone to explore ecosystem carbon flow
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 22, 2018
A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August. The team's mission for NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) is to study the life and death of the small organisms that play a critical role in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere ... more
+ Marine reserves are essential, but increasingly stressed
+ Australia vows to compete with China funding in Pacific
+ Metron contracted for undersea unmanned vehicle payloads
+ Deep-sea marine sponges may hold key to antibiotic drug resistance
+ Large-scale study indicates novel, abundant nitrogen-fixing microbes in surface ocean
+ US property crisis looms as sea level rises, experts warn
+ Researchers locate world's first known manta ray nursery
China's Beidou system helps livestock water supply in remote pastoral areas
Hohhot, China (XNA) Jun 19, 2018
A water supply system for livestock in remote pastoral areas has been trialled in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local researchers confirmed Sunday. The trial of the new system, based on the Beidou Navigation Satellite System, was launched in the Kubuqi desert. "The system can provide water for livestock after receiving a short message sent by users through the Beido ... more
+ Russia launches Soyuz-21b with Glonass-M navigation satellite
+ UK says shut out of EU's Galileo sat-nav contracts
+ Woman drowns in Prague drains playing GPS treasure hunt
+ What exclusion from Galileo could mean for UK
+ GMV competing to develop the Galileo Ground Control Segment in brand new premises
+ Research shows how 'navigational hazards' in metro maps confuse travelers
+ UK set to demand EU repayment in Brexit satellite row


Chinese satellite could link world to Moon's far side: space expert
Beijing (XNA) Jun 19, 2018
A satellite with a huge golden umbrella-shaped antenna is in an orbit more than 400,000 km from Earth, waiting for Chang'e-4, which is set to be the first ever probe to land softly on the Moon's far side. The relay satellite for Chang'e-4 will establish a communication link between the Earth and the far side of the Moon, and might serve probes from other countries, contributing to internat ... more
+ Micro satellite developed by Chinese university starts to work around Moon
+ Long suspected theory about the moon holds water
+ Relay satellite for Chang'e-4 lunar probe enters planned orbit
+ Thank the moon for Earth's lengthening day
+ SpaceX delays plans to send tourists around Moon: report
+ Moonwalking astronaut-artist Alan Bean dies at 86
+ Chinese relay satellite brakes near moon for entry into desired orbit
NASA, federal agencies aim to be better prepared for near-Earth objects
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2018
The federal government wants to be better prepared for a possible asteroid impact. A new interagency report offers plans for improving the government's ability to detect, predict, plan for and respond to a near-Earth object impact. "The National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan" outlines opportunities for improvements to NASA's NEO detection, tracking, and ... more
+ Hayabusa2 and MASCOT lander nearing Ryugu
+ What prevents space companies from mining asteroids for rare minerals
+ Organics on Ceres may be more abundant than originally thought
+ What it takes to discover small rocks in space
+ Tiny asteroid first discovered Saturday disintegrates over Africa
+ NEOWISE Thermal Data Reveal Surface Properties of Over 100 Asteroids
+ Dawn mission enters new orbit ahead of new opportunities


Thailand to buy Airbus satellite as junta chief visits France
Bangkok (AFP) June 15, 2018
Thailand's junta chief will secure the purchase of a $215 million observation satellite from Airbus during his trip to France this month, a diplomatic source said Friday, as Europe re-engages with the kingdom following a chill in relations after a 2014 coup. General Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who toppled an elected government four years ago, will stop in Britain and France next week for meetings wit ... more
+ Sentinel-3 flies tandem
+ New method makes weather forecasts right as rain
+ New NASA instrument on ISS to track plant water use on Earth
+ UCI scientists find new teleconnection for early and accurate precipitation prediction
+ MOF material offers selective, reversible and repeatable capture of toxic atmospheric gas
+ Ammonia distribution in Earth's upper atmosphere explained
+ Close encounters of the fishy kind
Sounding rocket takes a second look at the sun
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 20, 2018
Tom Woods knows about space gunk. As the principal investigator for the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment, or EVE, instrument aboard NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, he's all too familiar with the ways that exposure to the harsh space environment can lead to a spacecraft instrument's degradation. "Since its launch in 2010, EVE's sensitivity has degraded by about 70 percent at so ... more
+ Revised launch date targeted for Parker Solar Probe
+ The true power of the solar wind
+ How solar prominences vibrate
+ Expedition Measures Solar Motions Seen During Last Summer's Total Eclipse
+ As Solar Wind Blows, Our Heliosphere Balloons
+ NASA's Hi-C Launches to Study Sun's Corona
+ Study shows how Earth slows the solar wind to a gentle breeze
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Mysterious IceCube event may be caused by a tau neutrino
Mainz, Germany (SPX) Jun 20, 2018
It was just eight years ago that the IceCube detector, a research center located at the South Pole to detect neutrinos emanating from the cosmos, was commissioned. Three years later, it began to register the first momentous results. The detection of high-energy neutrinos by IceCube made viable completely new options for explaining how our universe works. "These neutrinos with their conside ... more
+ Research shows short gamma-ray bursts do follow binary neutron star mergers
+ Proof of dark matter in dwarf galaxies is refuted
+ Exploring planetary plasma environments from your laptop
+ NASA awards the short wave infra-red sensor chip assembly for WFIRST
+ Gaia confirms extra-tidal stars around globular cluster
+ New experiment to aid study of dark matter
+ A new experiment to understand dark matter
Star shredded by rare breed of black hole
Paris (ESA) Jun 19, 2018
ESA's XMM-Newton observatory has discovered the best-ever candidate for a very rare and elusive type of cosmic phenomenon: a medium-weight black hole in the process of tearing apart and feasting on a nearby star. There are various types of black hole lurking throughout the Universe: massive stars create stellar-mass black holes when they die, while galaxies host supermassive black holes at ... more
+ Kiel physicists achieve hitherto most accurate description of highly excited electrons
+ With supercomputing power, scientists solve a next-generation physics problem
+ Study offers best evidence yet of an intermediate-mass black hole
+ Researchers Find Last of the Universe's Missing Ordinary Matter
+ Astronomers see distant eruption as black hole destroys star
+ Discovery for grouping atoms invokes Pasteur
+ UNH researcher captures best ever evidence of rare black hole
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