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May 26, 2017
OUTER PLANETS
A whole new Jupiter with first science results from Juno



Pasadena CA (JPL) May 26, 2017
arly science results from NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the planet's surface than previously thought. "We are excited to share these early discoveries, which help us better understand what makes Jupiter so fascinating," said D ... read more

OUTER PLANETS
First results from Juno show cyclones and massive magnetism
Washington DC (SPX) May 26, 2017
On 27 August 2016, the Juno spacecraft made its first close pass around our solar system's largest planet, Jupiter, obtaining insights into its atmosphere and interior that challenge previous assump ... more
OUTER PLANETS
Jupiters complex transient auroras
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 26, 2017
Combined observations from three spacecraft show that Jupiter's brightest auroral features recorded to date are powered by both the volcanic moon Io and interaction with the solar wind. At Ear ... more
OUTER PLANETS
NASA's Juno probe forces 'rethink' on Jupiter
Miami (AFP) May 25, 2017
An unmanned NASA spaceship circling Jupiter has spotted massive cyclones at the gas giant's poles, revealing stunning new details about our solar system's largest planet, researchers said Thursday. ... more
OUTER PLANETS
First Juno Science Results Supported by University's Jupiter 'Forecast'
Leicester UK (SPX) May 26, 2017
New observations about the extreme conditions of Jupiter's weather and magnetic fields by University of Leicester astronomers have contributed to the revelations and insights coming from the first c ... more
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OUTER PLANETS
New Horizons Deploys Global Team for Rare Look at Next Flyby Target
Laurel MD (SPX) May 26, 2017
On New Year's Day 2019, more than 4 billion miles from home, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will race past a small Kuiper Belt object known as 2014 MU69 - making this rocky remnant of planetary form ... more
MARSDAILY
Preparations Continue Before Driving into 'Perseverance Valley'
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 26, 2017
Opportunity is at the top of Perseverance Valley on the rim of Endeavour crater. The plan before proceeding down the valley is to survey the valley from the top and to perform a walk-about sur ... more
SATURN DAILY
Cassini Looks On as Solstice Arrives at Saturn
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 26, 2017
NASA's Cassini spacecraft still has a few months to go before it completes its mission in September, but the veteran Saturn explorer reaches a new milestone today. Saturn's solstice - that is, the l ... more
EXO WORLDS
Water forms superstructure around DNA, new study shows
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
New research has allowed scientists to detail the relationship between water molecules and DNA, a breakthrough for biochemistry. ... more
EXO WORLDS
How RNA formed at the origins of life
London, UK (SPX) May 26, 2017
A single process for how a group of molecules called nucleotides were made on the early Earth, before life began, has been suggested by a UCL-led team of researchers. Nucleotides are essential ... more
IRON AND ICE
NASA Moves Up Launch of Psyche Mission to a Metal Asteroid
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 25, 2017
Psyche, NASA's Discovery Mission to a unique metal asteroid, has been moved up one year with launch in the summer of 2022, and with a planned arrival at the main belt asteroid in 2026 - four years e ... more


Schiaparelli landing investigation completed

ROBO SPACE
Robots help shed light on how humans walk
Boston MA (SPX) May 25, 2017
Learning how to walk is difficult for toddlers to master; it's even harder for adults who are recovering from a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other condition, requiring months of intensive, oft ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Mouse sperm survives in space, but could human babies?
Miami (AFP) May 24, 2017
Freeze-dried mouse sperm that spent nine months in space has been used to produce healthy rodent offspring back on Earth, Japanese researchers said this week. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Measured for the first time: Direction of light waves changed by quantum effect
Vienna, Austria (SPX) May 25, 2017
A light wave sent through empty space always oscillates in the same direction. However, certain materials can be used to rotate the direction in which the light is oscillating when placed in a magne ... more
MOON DAILY
Cube Quest Challenge Team Spotlight: Cislunar Explorers
Washington DC (SPX) May 25, 2017
Tenacity and drive are hallmarks of Cornell University's Cislunar Explorers Team. But there is another key factor in building and testing their spacecraft: Just add water. "The core concept be ... more



Preparations Continue Before Driving into 'Perseverance Valley'
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 26, 2017
Opportunity is at the top of Perseverance Valley on the rim of Endeavour crater. The plan before proceeding down the valley is to survey the valley from the top and to perform a walk-about survey above the spillway. On Sol 4733 (May 17, 2017), the robotic arm was used to point the Microscopic Imager (MI) up at the sky for some long overdue sky flat calibration images, and in support ... more
Paris (ESA) May 25, 2017
Schiaparelli landing investigation completed
Honolulu HI (SPX) May 22, 2017
HI-SEAS Mission V Mars simulation marks midway point
Washington DC (SPX) May 19, 2017
Deciphering the fluid floorplan of a planet
Cube Quest Challenge Team Spotlight: Cislunar Explorers
Washington DC (SPX) May 25, 2017
Tenacity and drive are hallmarks of Cornell University's Cislunar Explorers Team. But there is another key factor in building and testing their spacecraft: Just add water. "The core concept behind our work is using water as rocket fuel," said project manager Kyle Patrick Doyle. "It's something that we've been looking at for a long time, and it's exciting to have a chance to test our techno ... more
Paris (ESA) May 12, 2017
Winning plans for CubeSats to the Moon
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
NASA's Juno probe forces 'rethink' on Jupiter
Miami (AFP) May 25, 2017
An unmanned NASA spaceship circling Jupiter has spotted massive cyclones at the gas giant's poles, revealing stunning new details about our solar system's largest planet, researchers said Thursday. A NASA statement described the planet as "a complex, gigantic, turbulent world" that is far different than scientists previously thought. Two papers in the journal Science and 44 papers in Geo ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 26, 2017
A whole new Jupiter with first science results from Juno
Leicester UK (SPX) May 26, 2017
First Juno Science Results Supported by University's Jupiter 'Forecast'
Washington DC (SPX) May 26, 2017
First results from Juno show cyclones and massive magnetism
Water forms superstructure around DNA, new study shows
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
New research has allowed scientists to detail the relationship between water molecules and DNA, a breakthrough for biochemistry. The adult human body is 60 percent water. It's essential. But how water interacts with biological systems isn't always clear. The latest study - published in the American Chemical Society journal Central Science - promises to illuminate water's biochemical i ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 24, 2017
NASA Scientist Parlays Experience to Build Ocean Worlds Instrument
London, UK (SPX) May 26, 2017
How RNA formed at the origins of life
Davis CA (SPX) May 22, 2017
Scientists propose synestia, a new type of planetary object
Neptune: Neutralizer-free plasma propulsion
Washington DC (SPX) May 24, 2017
Plasma propulsion is an important and efficient technology used to control spacecraft for Earth observation, communications and fundamental exploration of outer space. Plasma propulsion systems use electric power to ionize propellant gas and transform it into the fourth state of matter, known as plasma. Electrically charged ions and electrons are accelerated in an exhaust beam to generate ... more
Wellington (AFP) May 25, 2017
Successful launch puts New Zealand in space race
Sochi (Sputnik) May 24, 2017
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Seattle WA (SPX) May 18, 2017
Spaceflight buys Electron Rocket from Rocket Lab
California Woman Charged for Trying to Hand Over Sensitive Space Tech to China
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 24, 2017
A woman in the US state of California was arrested Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to smuggle space communications technology to China, the US Department of Justice said in a press release. "A Pomona woman was arrested this morning on federal charges that accuse her of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China," the release st ... more
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
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Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
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NASA Moves Up Launch of Psyche Mission to a Metal Asteroid
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 25, 2017
Psyche, NASA's Discovery Mission to a unique metal asteroid, has been moved up one year with launch in the summer of 2022, and with a planned arrival at the main belt asteroid in 2026 - four years earlier than the original timeline. "We challenged the mission design team to explore if an earlier launch date could provide a more efficient trajectory to the asteroid Psyche, and they came thr ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 17, 2017
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Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 16, 2017
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Ithaca NY (SPX) May 15, 2017
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Laser weapons edge toward use in US military
Washington (AFP) April 8, 2017
A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the US military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than at the movies. Lightsabers - the favored weapon of the Jedi in "Star Wars" films - will remain in the fictional realm for now, but after decades of development, laser weapons are now here and are being deployed on military vehicles and planes. ... more
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Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
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Elbit supplying unidentified customer with missile defense system
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
Israel's Elbit Systems Ltd has been awarded a contract to deliver Direct Infrared Counter-Measures to an unidentified international organization. The contract, which will run for three years, has a value of $25 million, Elbit said. "We are proud to have won this contract and to supply the customer with J-Music DIRCM, which include PAWS IR missile warning systems," Elad Aharonson, ... more
Washington (UPI) May 24, 2017
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Washington DC (Sputnik) May 26, 2017
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Cassini Looks On as Solstice Arrives at Saturn
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 26, 2017
NASA's Cassini spacecraft still has a few months to go before it completes its mission in September, but the veteran Saturn explorer reaches a new milestone today. Saturn's solstice - that is, the longest day of summer in the northern hemisphere and the shortest day of winter in the southern hemisphere - arrives today for the planet and its moons. The Saturnian solstice occurs about every 15 Ear ... more
Boston MA (SPX) May 19, 2017
History of Titan's Landscape Resembles Mars's, not Earth's
New York NY (SPX) May 19, 2017
Scientists describe origins of topographic relief on Titan
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 04, 2017
New Movie Shows Cassini's First Dive over Saturn
Nanotechnology Flight Test: Material Impact on the Future
Cleveland OH (SPX) May 18, 2017
Mastering the intricacies of controlling matter at the nanoscale level is part of a revolutionary quest to apply nanotechnology to benefit industrial processes. A key element of that technology is the use of carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes are small hollow tubes with diameters of 0.7 to 50 nanometers and lengths generally in the tens of microns. While ultra-small, carbon nanotubes offer big-t ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 26, 2017
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Stanford CA (SPX) May 24, 2017
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Chicago IL (SPX) May 24, 2017
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Melbourne, Australia (SPX) May 22, 2017
Monash researchers have identified a new concept - 'orphan memory' - which changes the current thinking around gravitational waves. The research, by the Monash Centre for Astrophysics, was published recently in Physical Review Letters. Einstein's theory of general relativity predicts that cataclysmic cosmic explosions stretch the fabric of spacetime. The stretching of spacetime ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 11, 2017
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Huntsville AL (SPX) May 03, 2017
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Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
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MPIA: Fast-Growing Galaxies Could Solve Cosmic Riddle
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) May 26, 2017
Astronomers have discovered a new kind of galaxy in the early universe, less than a billion years after the Big Bang. These galaxies are forming stars more than a hundred times faster than our own Milky Way. The discovery could explain an earlier finding: a population of surprisingly massive galaxies at a time 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, which would require such hyper-productive ... more
Charlottesville VA (SPX) May 24, 2017
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Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
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Baltimore, MD (SPX) May 22, 2017
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AI wins as Google algorithm beats No. 1 Go player
Shanghai (AFP) May 23, 2017
Google's computer algorithm AlphaGo narrowly beat the world's top-ranked player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go on Tuesday, reaffirming the arrival of what its developers tout as a ground-breaking new form of artificial intelligence. AlphaGo took the first of a scheduled three games against brash 19-year-old Chinese world number one Ke Jie, who after the match annointed the programme ... more
Boston MA (SPX) May 25, 2017
Robots help shed light on how humans walk
New Haven CT (SPX) May 19, 2017
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Northrop Grumman awarded contract for MQ-4C drone maintenance
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Northrop Grumman has received a $49.4 million contract for parts, material and labor required for the maintenance of the MQ-4C unmanned aircraft system in accordance with planned production, the Department of Defense reported Monday. Work will be performed in Baltimore, Md., Bridgeport, W. VA., Salt Lake City, Utah, and other locations in the United States. Fiscal 2017 Navy procurement ... more
Paris (ESA) May 22, 2017
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