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June 16, 2017
MOON DAILY
Russian aerospace firm to cooperate with China on Lunar exploration missions



Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 16, 2017
Russia's Lavochkin Research and Production Association is ready to work with China on designing lunar exploration missions, including orbital and return ones, Sergei Lemeshevsky, the Russian company's director general, told Sputnik on Thursday. Xu Yansong, the head of the International Cooperation Department of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), said on Wednesday that China and Russia were in talks on lunar exploration cooperation, because China's Chang'e-4, Chang'e-5, Chang'e-6 missi ... read more

MARSDAILY
Elon Musk's vision of a self-sustaining city on Mars published in New Space
New Rochelle, NY (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
The Commentary entitled "Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species presents the vision of Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, for future manned trips to other planets and specifically what will be needed to cre ... more
MARSDAILY
Russian Institute to Start Long-Haul Mars Mission Simulations in November
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 16, 2017
The first among a series of psychological experiments designed to look into problems that might arise in a mixed crew on its way to Mars will start in November at the Institute of Biomedical Problem ... more
OUTER PLANETS
New Horizons Team Digs into New Data on Next Flyby Target
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
It was the most technically-challenging and complex stellar occultation observation campaign ever attempted: At least 54 observing teams with dozens of telescopes dispatched across two continents, p ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China launches remote-sensing micro-nano satellites
Beijing (XNA) Jun 16, 2017
China launched two remote-sensing micro-nano satellites on a Long March-4B rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert Thursday. The OVS-1A and the OVS-1B, the ... more
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DRAGON SPACE
Commsat aims high with satellite system launch
Beijing (XNA) Jun 16, 2017
In the next three years, China will launch its first commercial low-orbit satellites system, designed to collect real-time data for industries including the heavy machinery and logistics sectors, ac ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China's cargo spacecraft completes second in-orbit refueling
Beijing (XNA) Jun 16, 2017
China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft and Tiangong-2 space lab completed their second in-orbit refueling at 6:28 p.m. Thursday. The second refueling, lasting about two days, further tested the c ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Investigation Tests Drug to Activate Immune System, Help Fight Cancer
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
On Earth, research into antibody-drug conjugates to treat cancer has been around a while. The research presents a problem, though, because Earth-based laboratories aren't able to mimic the shape of ... more
MARSDAILY
Hot rocks, not warm atmosphere, led to relatively recent water-carved valleys on Mars
Providence RI (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
Present-day Mars is a frozen desert, colder and more arid than Antarctica, and scientists are fairly sure it's been that way for at least the last 3 billion years. That makes a vast network of water ... more
EXO WORLDS
Astronomers Explain Formation of Seven Exoplanets Around TRAPPIST-1
Amsterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
Astronomers from the University of Amsterdam have offered an explanation for the formation of the Trappist-1 planetary system. The system has seven planets as big as the Earth that orbit close to th ... more
EXO WORLDS
OU astrophysicist identifies composition of Earth-size planets in TRAPPIST-1 system
Norman OK (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
A University of Oklahoma post-doctoral astrophysics researcher, Billy Quarles, has identified the possible compositions of the seven planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Using thousands of numerical si ... more


The Art of Exoplanets

MOON DAILY
New NELIOTA project detects flashes from lunar impacts
Paris (ESA) Jun 12, 2017
Using a system developed under an ESA contract, the Greek NELIOTA project has begun to detect flashes of light caused by small pieces of rock striking the Moon's surface. NELIOTA is the first system ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China to open space station to scientists worldwide
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
China will open its space station to scientists worldwide after the station is completed around 2022, according to a Chinese space expert. Wei Chuanfeng, a researcher at the Institute of Manne ... more
DRAGON SPACE
What China's space ambitions have to do with politics
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2017
Experts told Sputnik they believe China's space ambitions are driven not only by the goal of space exploration itself but also by politics. Tommy Yang - China's commitment to its space exploration p ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China achieves key breakthrough in multiple launch vehicles
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
China is working on reusable launch vehicles and has achieved progress in some key areas, a carrier rocket official said Thursday. The processes under development include parachute-landing and ... more



Russian Institute to Start Long-Haul Mars Mission Simulations in November
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 16, 2017
The first among a series of psychological experiments designed to look into problems that might arise in a mixed crew on its way to Mars will start in November at the Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP) of the Russian Academy of Science, a statement released by the Institute said Thursday. "The IBMP will conduct the SIRIUS (Scientific International Research In Unique Terrestrial Statio ... more
Providence RI (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
Hot rocks, not warm atmosphere, led to relatively recent water-carved valleys on Mars
New Rochelle, NY (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Elon Musk's vision of a self-sustaining city on Mars published in New Space
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 12, 2017
Walkabout Above 'Perseverance Valley'
New NELIOTA project detects flashes from lunar impacts
Paris (ESA) Jun 12, 2017
Using a system developed under an ESA contract, the Greek NELIOTA project has begun to detect flashes of light caused by small pieces of rock striking the Moon's surface. NELIOTA is the first system that can determine the temperature of these impact flashes. Studies such as NELIOTA are important because Earth and its Moon are constantly bombarded by natural space debris. Most of this mater ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 16, 2017
Russian aerospace firm to cooperate with China on Lunar exploration missions
Washington DC (SPX) May 25, 2017
Cube Quest Challenge Team Spotlight: Cislunar Explorers
Paris (ESA) May 12, 2017
Winning plans for CubeSats to the Moon
New Horizons Team Digs into New Data on Next Flyby Target
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
It was the most technically-challenging and complex stellar occultation observation campaign ever attempted: At least 54 observing teams with dozens of telescopes dispatched across two continents, positioned to catch a rare, two-second glimpse of a small, distant Kuiper Belt object passing in front of a star. And it wasn't just any KBO - it was the next flyby target of NASA's New Horizons missio ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 26, 2017
A whole new Jupiter with first science results from Juno
Washington DC (SPX) May 26, 2017
First results from Juno show cyclones and massive magnetism
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 26, 2017
Jupiters complex transient auroras
The Art of Exoplanets
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 09, 2017
The moon hanging in the night sky sent Robert Hurt's mind into deep space - to a region some 40 light years away, in fact, where seven Earth-sized planets crowded close to a dim, red sun. Hurt, a visualization scientist at Caltech's IPAC center, was walking outside his home in Mar Vista, California, shortly after he learned of the discovery of these rocky worlds around a star called TRAPPI ... more
Norman OK (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
OU astrophysicist identifies composition of Earth-size planets in TRAPPIST-1 system
Amsterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
Astronomers Explain Formation of Seven Exoplanets Around TRAPPIST-1
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 07, 2017
Flares May Threaten Planet Habitability Near Red Dwarfs
Kazakh man dies in fire after Russian rocket launch
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) June 15, 2017
A Kazakh man died and another was hospitalised after they were caught in a fire on the steppes triggered by falling debris from a Russian space launch, Russian and Kazakh authorities said Thursday. The blaze, reaching 15 kilometres (9.5 miles) across, was unleashed by parts of a rocket that fell to earth on Wednesday after a launch from the nearby Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan's emergency ... more
Dulles VA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
NASA and Industry Team Successfully Test Orion Launch Abort Motor
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
Launch Vehicle Rocket Engines
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 14, 2017
India's Kerosene-Based Semi-Cryogenic Engine to Be Flight Test Ready by 2021
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
China launches remote-sensing micro-nano satellites
Beijing (XNA) Jun 16, 2017
China launched two remote-sensing micro-nano satellites on a Long March-4B rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert Thursday. The OVS-1A and the OVS-1B, the first two satellites of Zhuhai-I remote-sensing micro-nano satellite constellation, are expected to improve the monitoring of geographical, environmental, and geological changes across the country, a ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 16, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes second in-orbit refueling
Beijing (XNA) Jun 16, 2017
Commsat aims high with satellite system launch
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2017
What China's space ambitions have to do with politics
Rosetta finds comet connection to Earth's atmosphere
Paris (ESA) Jun 12, 2017
The challenging detection, by ESA's Rosetta mission, of several isotopes of the noble gas xenon at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has established the first quantitative link between comets and the atmosphere of Earth. The blend of xenon found at the comet closely resembles U-xenon, the primordial mixture that scientists believe was brought to Earth during the early stages of Solar System format ... more
Silicon Valley CA (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
B612 Creates Asteroid Institute
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Scientists solve meteorite mystery with high-pressure X-ray experiments
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
High-pressure experiments solve meteorite mystery
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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
Washington (UPI) Apr 3, 2017
Researchers create Star Wars 'superlaser' in the lab
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
German scientists focus radiation of 10,000 suns with new light array
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Scientists find out where laser energy goes when a beam is fired into plasma
Suspected N.Korea drone filmed missile defence site: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) June 13, 2017
South Korea said Tuesday a drone believed sent from North Korea had been spying on a US missile defence system before it crashed. The remains of the small drone, which was equipped with a camera, were retrieved by the South's military last week from a hillside where it had crash-landed close to the heavily-fortified inter-Korean border. The military analysed the contents of the camera's ... more
Seoul (AFP) June 9, 2017
Seoul trapped between a rock and a THAAD place; NK tests cruise missile
Seoul (AFP) June 7, 2017
S. Korea to freeze new THAAD deployment pending probe
Saint Petersburg (AFP) June 3, 2017
Russia nears deal to sell air-defence system to Turkey
In a Cosmic Hit-and-Run, Icy Saturn Moon May Have Flipped
Ithaca NY (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Enceladus - a large icy, oceanic moon of Saturn - may have flipped, the possible victim of an out-of-this-world wallop. While combing through data collected by NASA's Cassini mission during flybys of Enceladus, astronomers from Cornell University, the University of Texas and NASA have found the first evidence that the moon's axis has reoriented, according to new research published in Icaru ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 31, 2017
Cassini Finds Saturn Moon May Have Tipped Over
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 26, 2017
Cassini Looks On as Solstice Arrives at Saturn
Boston MA (SPX) May 19, 2017
History of Titan's Landscape Resembles Mars's, not Earth's
Nanotechnology reveals hidden depths of bacterial 'machines'
Liverpool UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
New research from the University of Liverpool, published in the journal Nanoscale, has probed the structure and material properties of protein machines in bacteria, which have the capacity to convert carbon dioxide into sugar through photosynthesis. Cyanobacteria are a phylum of bacteria that produce oxygen and energy during photosynthesis, similar to green plants. They are among the most ... more
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticles
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
UNIST researchers engineer transformer-like carbon nanostructure
New York NY (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Sensing the nanoscale with visible light, and the fundamentals of disordered waves
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
Hubble Astronomers Measure White Dwarf's Mass with Relativity Experiment
Baltimore MD (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Astronomers have used the sharp vision of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to repeat a century-old test of Einstein's general theory of relativity. The Hubble team measured the mass of a white dwarf, the burned-out remnant of a normal star, by seeing how much it deflects the light from a background star. This observation represents the first time Hubble has witnessed this type of effect creat ... more
Innsbruck, Austria (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Breaking Newton's Law
San Francisco CA (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Are dense star clusters the origin of the gravitational waves discovered by LIGO?
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jun 02, 2017
Gravitational Waves Detected for Third Time
No Universe without Big Bang
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam and the Perimeter Institute in Canada disprove the theory of the "smooth beginning" According to Einstein's theory of relativity, the curvature of spacetime was infinite at the big bang. In fact, at this point all mathematical tools fail, and the theory breaks down. However, there remained the notion that perhap ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
The largest virtual Universe ever simulated
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 15, 2017
Russian Spektr-RG mission to identify 3 billin black holes after 2018 launch
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Galaxy alignments traced back 10 billion years
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Facebook gives bots ability to negotiate, compromise
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Facebook's artificial intelligence researchers announced Wednesday they had broken new ground by giving automated programs or "bots" the ability to negotiate, and make compromises. The new technology pushes forward the ability to create bots "that can reason, converse and negotiate, all key steps in building a personalized digital assistant," said researchers Mike Lewis and Dhruv Batra in a ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Learning with light: New system allows optical 'deep learning'
San Francisco (AFP) June 7, 2017
Apple wants to rock the market with HomePod, faces challenges
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Autonomous machines edge towards greater independence
Falcon Flight for X-37B
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
The intriguing X-37B robot spaceplane just can't stay grounded. Barely months after landing from a mission lasting more than two years, the next X-37B will blast off in August 2017. That's a quick turnaround, but it seems probable that the next spaceplane to fly won't be the same one that recently landed. The US Air Force, owners of the semi-secret spacecraft, has two vehicles, both with long mi ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Elbit Systems offer Airborne Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance Solution for HLS and Defense Needs
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Can use of a drone improve response times for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests compared to an ambulance
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Drones could save lives with rapid heart attack response


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