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Ten Atomic Clocks Have Failed on Europe's Galileo Navigation Satellites
SPACE.COM Ten atomic clocks have failed onboard the European Union's Galileo navigation satellites, casting doubt on when the unfinished constellation's next batch of spacecraft will be orbited. 2 days
Canadian Company UrtheCast Sells Two Satellites to Unnamed Government
SPACE.COM Canadian remote sensing company UrtheCast has sold two satellites of a planned constellation to an unnamed government. 2 days
The evolution of massive galaxy clusters
PHYS.ORG Galaxy clusters have long been recognized as important laboratories for the study of galaxy formation and evolution. The advent of the new generation of millimeter and submillimeter wave survey telescopes, like the South Pole Telescope (SPT),... 2 days
eROSITA travels to Russia for launch into deep space in 2018
PHYS.ORG On 20 January 2017, the completed eROSITA X-ray telescope boarded a cargo plane and was transported from Munich, where it had been built at the Max... 2 days
Auto-Gopher—drilling deep to explore the solar system
PHYS.ORG The ability to penetrate subsurfaces and collect pristine samples from depths of tens of meters to kilometers is critical for future exploration of bodies in our solar system. SMD is supporting development of a... 2 days
Image: Hubble's slice of Sagittarius
PHYS.ORG This stunning image, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), shows part of the sky in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). The region is rendered in exquisite detail—deep red and bright blue... 2 days
Work begins in Palo Alto on NASA's dark energy hunter
PHYS.ORG Lockheed Martin is helping NASA begin the hunt for dark energy, a mysterious force powering the universe's accelerating expansion. An instrument assembly the company is developing, if selected... 2 days
galaxy murder mystery Galaxy Murder Mystery
ASTRO WATCH It’s the big astrophysical whodunnit. Across the Universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what’s killing them? New research published by a global team of... 2 days
rash of galileo clock failures cast doubt on timing of upcoming launches Rash of Galileo clock failures cast doubt on timing of upcoming launches
SPACE NEWS Ten atomic clocks have failed onboard the European Union’s Galileo navigation satellites, casting doubt on when the unfinished constellation’s next batch of spacecraft will... 2 days
Cosmic Whodunit: Gas Stripping May Be Killing Galaxies
SPACE.COM What's causing so many galaxies in the universe to die before their time? A new study suggests star-forming gas is stripped out of even more galaxies than previously thought. 3 days
Pure iron grains are rare in the universe
Science Magazine The abundant forms in which the major elements in the universe exist have been determined from numerous astronomical observations and meteoritic analyses. Iron (Fe) is an exception, in that only depletion of... 3 days
Deep-space mission to metal asteroid
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are planning to send a deep-space probe to a metal asteroid, enabling them to see what is believed to be a planetary core. Psyche, an asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter, is made almost entirely... 3 days
‘Ram-Pressure Stripping’ Shuts Off Star Formation in Galaxies, Astronomers Say
SCI-NEWS.COM According to a new study published this week in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical... 3 days
Successful deep space maneuver for NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft
PHYS.ORG New tracking data confirms that NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft aced its first Deep Space Maneuver (DSM-1) on Dec. 28, 2016. The engine burn sets up the spacecraft for an Earth gravity assist this... 4 days
presumed young star turns out to be a galactic senior citizen Presumed Young Star Turns Out to Be a Galactic Senior Citizen
ASTRO WATCH It was considered a teenager among the stars. But now one thing has become... 4 days
the last man on the moon gene cernan passes away at 82 The Last Man on the Moon, Gene Cernan, Passes Away at 82
ASTRO WATCH Astronaut Eugene (Gene) A. Cernan died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at the age of 82. He flew into space three times – aboard Gemini... 4 days
Galaxy murder mystery
SCIENCE DAILY It’s the big astrophysical whodunnit. Across the Universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what’s killing them? 4 days
NuSTAR Finds Two Enormous Black Holes in Milky Way’s Neighborhood
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission has identified two gas-enshrouded supermassive black holes, located at... 5 days
Galaxy murder mystery
PHYS.ORG It's the big astrophysical whodunnit. Across the Universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what's killing them? 5 days
Milky Way Weighs in Light, Using a Well-Worn Technique
SPACE.COM A new measurement of the mass of Milky Way galaxy suggests that Earth's galactic home is a bit lighter than many previous estimates, but the scientists behind the new work... 5 days
Small long-serving satellite observes ammonia emission from the center of our galaxy
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Completing its 16th year in orbit, a small Swedish astrophysics and aeronomy satellite named "Odin" has proven that it is still capable of carrying... 6 days
Black Hole and Galaxy Crash Supercharge Blazing-Fast Particles
SPACE.COM Astronomers have discovered an immense surge of energy coming from a cosmic particle accelerator located about 2 billion light years from Earth. 6 days
Authors of 'The Expanse' Preview Syfy's Season 2
SPACE.COM Season 2 of the high-flying "Expanse" TV show is coming soon, and Space.com can't wait — so we caught up with the book's authors, who are also deeply involved with the new... 6 days
A universe of 2 trillion galaxies
PHYS.ORG An international team of astronomers, led by Christopher Conselice, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Nottingham, have found that the universe contains at least 2 trillion galaxies, ten times more than previously thought. The team's... 6 days
Hubble Sees Brilliant Stars in Sagittarius
SCI-NEWS.COM This colorful view of Milky Way was captured when the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope pointed its Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) towards the constellation... 6 days
russian astronomer discovers new comet using his own cutting edge telescope Russian Astronomer Discovers New Comet Using His Own Cutting-Edge Telescope
ASTRO WATCH Russian astronomer and researcher at the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics Leonid Elenin has discovered a... 7 days
Astronomers Map ‘Elements of Life’ in Milky Way Galaxy
SCI-NEWS.COM At the 229th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society on Jan. 5, 2017, astronomers from the SDSS/APOGEE (Sloan... 1 week
Understanding blended galaxies
SCIENCE DAILY Galaxies are merging all the time, even our own galaxy, the Milky Way. But how these mergers occur isn't entirely clear. An American astrophysicist will use a National Science Foundation grant to find and characterize supermassive black holes associated with... 1 week
Satellite constellations could be poised to challenge the broadband industry
PHYS.ORG It's been more than a decade since a handful of ambitious entrepreneurs saw their plans to provide global telecommunications service through massive satellite constellations blow up, doomed by... 1 week
Hubble gazes into a black hole of puzzling lightness
PHYS.ORG The beautiful spiral galaxy visible in the center of the image is known as RX J1140.1+0307, a galaxy in the Virgo constellation imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, and... 1 week
Researchers discover self-assembling 2D and 3D materials
SCIENCE DAILY Self-assembly of matter is one of the fundamental principles of nature, directing the growth of larger ordered and functional systems from smaller building blocks. Self-assembly can be observed in all length scales from molecules... 1 week
Researchers discover self-assembling 2-D and 3-D materials
PHYS.ORG Self-assembly of matter is one of the fundamental principles of nature, directing the growth of larger ordered and functional systems from smaller building blocks. Self-assembly can be observed in all length scales from molecules... 1 week
Catching Cassini's call
PHYS.ORG This week, ESA deep-space radio dishes on two continents are listening for signals from the international Cassini spacecraft, now on its final tour of Saturn. 1 week
catching cassini s call Catching Cassini’s call
ESA VIDEO This week, ESA deep-space radio dishes on two continents are listening for signals from the international Cassini spacecraft, now on its final tour of Saturn. 1 week
farthest stars in milky way might be ripped from another galaxy Farthest Stars in Milky Way Might Be Ripped from Another Galaxy
ASTRO WATCH The 11 farthest known stars in our galaxy are located about 300,000 light-years from... 1 week
Keck Cosmic Web Imager ships from Caltech to Keck Observatory
PHYS.ORG An instrument designed to image the vast web of gas that connects galaxies in the universe has been shipped from Los Angeles to Hawaii, where it will be... 1 week
[Technical Response] Response to Comment on “Ribose and related sugars from ultraviolet irradiation of interstellar ice analogs”
Science Magazine We detected ribose and related sugars in the organic residues of simulated interstellar ices... 1 week
[Technical Comment] Comment on “Ribose and related sugars from ultraviolet irradiation of interstellar ice analogs”
Science Magazine Meinert et al. (Reports, 8 April 2016, p. 208) reported the formation of prebiotic molecules, including ribose, in... 1 week
photons struggle to escape distant galaxies Photons Struggle to Escape Distant Galaxies
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers led by David Sobral and Jorryt Matthee, of the Universities of Lancaster in the UK and Leiden in the Netherlands, have discovered giant... 1 week
What role do supermassive black holes play when galaxies merge?
PHYS.ORG In roughly four billion years, the Milky Way will be no more. 1 week
Milky Way’s Most Distant Stars Might Be Ripped from Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy
SCI-NEWS.COM Milky Way’s 11 most distant stars are located roughly 300,000... 1 week
Black Holes Regurgitate 'Spitballs' After Devouring Stars
LIVE SCIENCE When a black hole devours a star, it spews planet-size "spitballs" of regurgitated gas tumbling through the galaxy — and some of these globs can come within a few hundred light-years of Earth, new... 1 week
Green Glow from Ancient Galaxies Surprises Scientists
SPACE.COM The galaxies are greener on the other side of the universe, it seems: A new analysis reveals that some of the most distant galaxies ever observed are radiating green light, a finding that could... 1 week
The Milky Way's Most Distant Stars May Be Stolen Goods
SPACE.COM Our galaxy may have pickpocketed stars — and a healthy scoop of dark matter — from an unsuspecting nearby dwarf galaxy. 1 week
Black Holes Regurgitate 'Spitballs' After Devouring Stars
SPACE.COM When a black hole devours a star, it spews planet-size "spitballs" of regurgitated gas tumbling through the galaxy — and some of these globs can come within a few hundred light-years of Earth, new... 1 week
'Smashing' Galaxy Clusters Release 'Amazing Amounts of Energy' | Video
LIVE SCIENCE 2 billion light-years away, galaxy clusters Abell 3411 and Abell 3412 are colliding. Observations using the Chandra X-ray Telescope and other telescopes has revealed evidence of black hole... 1 week
'Smashing' Galaxy Clusters Release 'Amazing Amounts of Energy' | Video
SPACE.COM 2 billion light-years away, galaxy clusters Abell 3411 and Abell 3412 are colliding. Observations using the Chandra X-ray Telescope and other telescopes has revealed evidence of black hole... 2 weeks
Farthest stars in Milky Way might be ripped from another galaxy
PHYS.ORG The 11 farthest known stars in our galaxy are located about 300,000 light-years from Earth, well outside the Milky Way's spiral disk. New research by Harvard... 2 weeks
Farthest stars in Milky Way might be ripped from another galaxy
SCIENCE DAILY The 11 farthest known stars in our galaxy are located about 300,000 light-years from Earth, well outside the Milky Way's spiral disk. New research shows that... 2 weeks
Beautiful Galaxy Collision Captured by Hubble Telescope
SPACE.COM Hubble captured an image of a beautiful collision in IRAS 14348-1447, an ultraluminous infrared galaxy in deep space. 2 weeks
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