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Using a method from Wall Street to track slow slipping of Earth's crust
PHYS.ORG Stock traders have long used specialized trackers to decide when to buy or sell a stock, or when the market is beginning... 3 hours
Trump to Scrap Clean Power Plan: What That Means for Earth
LIVE SCIENCE President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Tuesday (March 28) that will dismantle the Clean Power Plan, according to news sources. 11 hours
the electric sands of titan The Electric Sands of Titan
ASTRO WATCH Experiments led by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggest the particles that cover the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, are “electrically charged.” When... 11 hours
planetary waves first found on earth are discovered on sun Planetary Waves, First Found on Earth, Are Discovered on Sun
ASTRO WATCH The same kind of large-scale planetary waves that meander through the atmosphere high above Earth's surface... 11 hours
From the room next door to the next planet over
SCIENCE DAILY The new Albert Chadwick Research Room inside the Roberts Proton Therapy Center is no ordinary laboratory space. In fact, there’s nothing else quite like it anywhere else in... 14 hours
Juno Spacecraft Skims Jupiter's Cloud Tops in Its 5th Flyby
SPACE.COM NASA's Juno spacecraft made its fifth close flyby of Jupiter today (March 27), skimming 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers) above the planet's cloud tops while traveling at a speed... 14 hours
Quasars Reveal Early Structure of Milky Way-Like Galaxies
SPACE.COM Astronomers are seeing what Earth's own galaxy looked like in its youth by scanning the skies for some of the oldest objects in the universe. 14 hours
timing a space laser with a nasa style stopwatch Timing a space laser with a NASA-style stopwatch
PHYS.ORG VIDEO To time how long it takes a pulse of laser light to travel from space to Earth and back, you need a really good stopwatch—one that can measure within a fraction of... 14 hours
NASA spacecraft investigate clues in radiation belts
SCIENCE DAILY NASA's Van Allen Probes uncover new phenomena in our near-Earth environment with their unique double orbit. Recently, the spacecraft were in just the right place, at just the right time, to catch an event... 16 hours
The electric sands of Titan
SCIENCE DAILY Experiments suggest the particles that cover the surface of Saturn's moon, Titan, are 'electrically charged.' When the wind blows hard enough, Titan's non-silicate granules get kicked up and start to hop in a motion. As they collide, they... 16 hours
Planetary waves, first found on Earth, are discovered on sun
SCIENCE DAILY The same kind of large-scale planetary waves that meander through the atmosphere high above Earth's surface may also exist on the sun, according to a new study. 17 hours
Conflict between the sexes maintains diversity in brain hormones
SCIENCE DAILY Men are from Mars and women are from Venus?  Whiles this stereotype is extreme and controversial, gender differences in behavior nonetheless are common in nature. Much variation in animal, including... 17 hours
Chris Hadfield Hosts 'Miniverse' On CuriosityStream - Trailer
SPACE.COM The former Canadian Space Agency astronaut and internet sensation is bringing space “down to Earth” in a new web series on CuriosityStream. 18 hours
NASA spacecraft investigate clues in radiation belts
PHYS.ORG High above Earth, two giant rings of energetic particles trapped by the planet's magnetic field create a dynamic and harsh environment that holds many mysteries—and can affect spacecraft traveling around Earth. NASA's Van Allen... 18 hours
Planetary waves, first found on Earth, are discovered on Sun
PHYS.ORG The same kind of large-scale planetary waves that meander through the atmosphere high above Earth's surface may also exist on the Sun, according to a new study led... 18 hours
The electric sands of Titan: The grains that cover Saturn's moon act like clingy packing peanuts
PHYS.ORG Experiments led by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggest the particles that cover the... 19 hours
A new report summarizes how climate change is affecting the water cycle in Germany
PHYS.ORG Climate change not only involves rising temperatures – it also causes changes in the hydrological balance. Precipitation, evaporation and groundwater... 21 hours
Evidence of giant tsunami on Mars suggests an early ocean
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from France, Italy and the U.S. has found what they believe is evidence of a giant tsunami occurring on Mars approximately 3... 21 hours
what about a mission to titan What about a mission to Titan?
PHYS.ORG VIDEO As you probably know, NASA recently announced plans to send a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa. If all goes well, the Europa Clipper will blast off for the world in the 2020s, and orbit the icy... 22 hours
Conflict between the sexes maintains diversity in brain hormones
PHYS.ORG Men are from mars and women are from venus? Whiles this stereotype is extreme and controversial, gender differences in behaviour nonetheless are common in nature. Much variation in animal, including... 22 hours
Something big exploded in a galaxy far, far away—what was it?
PHYS.ORG At 10:49pm Western Australian time on February 2 this year, cosmic gamma rays hit the NASA satellite, Swift, orbiting the Earth. 22 hours
Weather extremes: Humans likely influence giant airstreams
PHYS.ORG The increase of devastating weather extremes in summer is likely linked to human-made climate change, mounting evidence shows. Giant airstreams are circling the Earth, waving up and down between the Arctic and the tropics.... 23 hours
Production of Plutonium Spacecraft Fuel Could Boom in Early 2020s
SPACE.COM A public-private partnership led by a company called Technical Solutions Management aims to start generating usable amounts of plutonium-238 — the material that powers deep-space explorers such as... 23 hours
Life on Earth is Used to Gravity — So What Happens to Our Cells in Space?
SPACE.COM The force of gravity doesn't just keep us anchored to the ground; it influences how our... 23 hours
Hubble Observes Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 4424
SCI-NEWS.COM The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of the galaxy NGC 4424, which is found in the constellation of Virgo.... 23 hours
Image: ESA's ExoMars rover and Russia's stationary surface science platform
PHYS.ORG ESA's ExoMars rover (foreground) and Russia's stationary surface science platform (background) are scheduled for launch in July 2020, arriving at Mars in March 2021. The Trace Gas Orbiter,... 24 hours
Citizen search for new planet in solar system
PHYS.ORG VIDEO ANU is launching a search for a new planet in our solar system, inviting anyone around the world with access to the Internet to help make the historic discovery. 24 hours
future of asteroid intercept mission depends on congress Future of asteroid intercept mission depends on Congress
SPACE NEWS Plans to continue a NASA mission to intercept a small asteroid will depend on a decision due by the end... 24 hours
one of the largest giant radio galaxies discovered by astronomers One of the Largest Giant Radio Galaxies Discovered by Astronomers
ASTRO WATCH An international team of astronomers led by Alex Clarke of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics... 2 days
Can Water Naturally Flow Uphill?
LIVE SCIENCE Earth's gravity is strong, but can water ever naturally go against it and flow uphill? 2 days
The Most Amazing Space Stories of the Week!
SPACE.COM A Dragon returns, North Korea tests a rocket engine, a wheel breaks on Mars and a spacewalk streak begins — it's Space.com's top news stories of the week. 2 days
Chris Hadfield Hosts 'Miniverse' On Curiosity Stream - Trailer
SPACE.COM The former Canadian Space Agency astronaut and internet sensation is bringing space “down to Earth” in a new web series on Curiosity Stream. 2 days
Take a Solar System 'Road Trip' with Astronaut Chris Hadfield in 'Miniverse'
SPACE.COM The solar system is shrunk down to the size of the continental United States in a new online movie hosted by retired astronaut Chris... 2 days
Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour
PHYS.ORG The Empire State Building and United Nations headquarters in New York joined other iconic buildings and monuments around the world plunging into darkness for sixty minutes on Saturday to mark Earth Hour... 2 days
Best Space Stories of the Week — March 25, 2017
SPACE.COM A Dragon returns, North Korea tests a rocket engine, a wheel breaks on Mars and a spacewalk streak begins — it's Space.com's top news stories of the week. 3 days
How Often Do Ice Ages Happen?
LIVE SCIENCE The last ice age led to the rise of the woolly mammoth and the vast expansion of glaciers, but it's just one of many that has chilled Earth throughout the planet's 4.5-billion-year history. 3 days
Crumbling Comet? The Great Debate About Whether Rosetta Rock 67P is Breaking Apart
SPACE.COM It is almost six months since the Rosetta spacecraft completed its operations at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimanko. The landing may have marked the end... 3 days
Planet Again? Pluto, Most Moons Count Under Proposed Definition
SPACE.COM A group of planetary scientists is making the case for a new definition of a planet; this one would include Pluto and most moons. Here's why these researchers think the... 3 days
Planet or Dwarf Planet: All Worlds are Worth Investigating
SPACE.COM Pluto's status as a "dwarf planet" is once again stirring debate. This comes as some planetary scientists are trying to have Pluto reclassified as a planet – a wish that's... 3 days
Juno spacecraft set for fifth Jupiter flyby
PHYS.ORG NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Monday, March 27, at 1:52 a.m. PDT (4:52 a.m. EDT, 8:52 UTC). 3 days
tracing aromatic molecules in the early universe Tracing Aromatic Molecules in the Early Universe
ASTRO WATCH A molecule found in car engine exhaust fumes that is thought to have contributed to the origin of life on Earth has... 3 days
Alien from 'Life' Invades Space.com! (And I Live to Talk About It)
SPACE.COM The new science-fiction thriller "Life" focuses on the discovery of alien life from Mars that might not be so nice, so what's in this... 4 days
Sounds of the Solar System: Podcast Eavesdrops on Planets
SPACE.COM A new episode of the podcast series "Twenty Thousand Hertz" asked NASA scientists what it would sound like on other planets and worlds in Earth's solar system. 4 days
Rome From Space - Italy’s Capital Gets Orbital Look | Video
SPACE.COM ESA’s Copernicus Sentinel-2a satellite captured imagery of the area in January 2016. ’Earth from Space’ host Kelsea Brennan-Wessels explains. 4 days
Europe's Jupiter Explorer Mission Moves to Prototype Production
SPACE.COM The European Space Agency completed the preliminary design review for the Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer, giving a go-ahead to prime contractor Airbus and its partners to start building a prototype spacecraft to... 4 days
OSIRIS-REx asteroid search tests instruments, science team
PHYS.ORG During an almost two-week search, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission team activated the spacecraft's MapCam imager and scanned part of the surrounding space for elusive Earth-Trojan asteroids—objects that scientists believe may exist in one of the... 4 days
Curiosity captures gravity wave shaped clouds on Mars
PHYS.ORG This week, from March 20th to 24th, the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference will be taking place in The Woodlands, Texas. Every year, this conference brings together international specialists in the... 4 days
Satellite imaging breakthrough improves ability to measure plant growth
PHYS.ORG Satellite images of Earth's plant life have been valuable for managing crops or detecting deforestation, but current methods are often contaminated by light reflected by other things like clouds, soil... 4 days
europe s jupiter explorer mission moves to prototype production Europe’s Jupiter explorer mission moves to prototype production
SPACE NEWS The European Space Agency completed the preliminary design review for the Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer, giving a go-ahead to prime... 4 days
Riding Along with Comets Using Mobile Astronomy Apps
SPACE.COM Comets are some of the most captivating sights for skywatchers. Here's how to spot these objects using mobile apps. 4 days
rome Rome
ESA Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of Rome and its surroundings, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme 4 days
Another reason to flip the off switch: light pollution
PHYS.ORG For the 11th year running, cities worldwide will turn their lights off Saturday to mark Earth Hour in a global call to action on climate change. 4 days
A Brief History of Dinosaurs
LIVE SCIENCE Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for 135 million years. There were many types of dinosaurs, in all shapes and sizes. 4 days
Gliese 581c: Super-Earth Exoplanet
SPACE.COM Gliese 581c is a super-Earth planet that was discovered in 2007. Early research suggested it may have liquid water on its surface but more recent research disputes that idea. 4 days
universe s ultraviolet background could provide clues about missing galaxies Universe’s Ultraviolet Background Could Provide Clues About Missing Galaxies
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers have developed a way to detect the ultraviolet (UV) background of the Universe, which could help explain... 4 days
The Sun Is Nearly Spotless, Hinting at Solar Lull
SPACE.COM Talk about spic-and-span! The sun was nearly spotless for more than two weeks this month, a clue that the star may be nearing its next lull in activity, NASA says. 4 days
new study maps space dust in 3 d New Study Maps Space Dust in 3-D
ASTRO WATCH Consider that the Earth is just a giant cosmic dust bunny—a big bundle of debris amassed from exploded stars. We Earthlings are... 5 days
Earth's Magnetic Cocoon Mapped in Extreme Detail
SPACE.COM Satellites have provided a detailed view of the small but vitally important magnetic signals emitted by Earth's outer shell, known as the lithosphere, the European Space Agency (ESA) said. 5 days
A 'carbon law' offers pathway to halve emissions every decade
SCIENCE DAILY On the eve of this year's Earth hour (March 25), researchers propose a solution in the journal Science for the global economy to rapidly reduce carbon emissions. The... 5 days
Scientists unveil a giant leap for anti-aging
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing, improves DNA repair and could even help NASA get its astronauts to Mars. 5 days
[Perspective] Bringing proteins into the fold
Science Magazine Molecular engineers have become increasingly adept at repurposing life's building blocks to make custom self-assembled shapes. Because a single drop of solution contains billions of such shapes, DNA origami smiley faces (1), RNA stars (2), and... 5 days
[Distant Galaxies] Identifying the hosts of quasar absorbers
Science Magazine If the line of sight from Earth to a distant quasar passes through foreground material, some of the quasar's light is absorbed. If a galaxy-sized quantity of gas intervenes, it forms –... 5 days
[Remote Sensing] It's easier to see green
Science Magazine Green pixels in remote sensing data that estimate plant production can tell us much about Earth's ecosystems. However, one needs to know what proportion of the surface captured by the – [Read More] 5 days
A 'carbon law' offers pathway to halve emissions every decade, say researchers
PHYS.ORG On the eve of this year's Earth hour (25 March), researchers propose a solution in the journal Science for the global economy to rapidly... 5 days
Climate change and an 'overlooked' nutrient: silica
PHYS.ORG Among ecologists, carbon gets all the glory. Scientists examine its critical role in plant growth and decay, they chart its contributions to greenhouse gases, and they measure its sequestration in earth, sea, and sky. 5 days
Record-Low Ice Confirmed at North and South Poles
LIVE SCIENCE Sea ice at Earth's poles is dwindling, and it reached record lows this month, scientists report. 5 days
Mineralogists identify a group of minerals that owe their existence to human activity
PHYS.ORG No other species in Earth's history has left a mark on the planet as profound and lasting as Homo sapiens. So much... 5 days
NASA selects CubeSat, SmallSat mission concept studies
PHYS.ORG NASA has selected ten studies under the Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies (PSDS3) program, to develop mission concepts using small satellites to investigate Venus, Earth's moon, asteroids, Mars and the outer planets. 5 days
Photographing an Exoplanet: How Hard Can it Be?
SPACE.COM There's a good reason humanity hasn't yet seen pictures of an Earth-like exoplanet 5 days
Mars Spacesuits: Designing a Blue-Collar Suit for the Red Planet
SPACE.COM The first explorers on Mars will need a new kind of spacesuit, and a university-based team has taken a novel approach to design the equipment. 5 days
'Life' Movie Brings Terrifying Space Thrills (Photo Gallery)
SPACE.COM In the science-fiction thriller "Life," an alien from Mars wreaks havoc on the International Space Station. 5 days
Mars rover spots clouds shaped by gravity waves
Science Magazine Shots highlight mystery of afternoon formations 5 days
Congress Mulls Options for Space Station Beyond 2024
SPACE.COM NASA's ability to send astronauts to Mars in the mid-2030s depends in part on cutting back or ending government funding for the International Space Station after 2024, the head of a congressional... 5 days
Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter (Update)
PHYS.ORG The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world. 6 days
study maps space dust in 3 d raises new questions about its properties in local and distant reaches of milky way Study maps space dust in 3-D, raises new questions about its properties in local and distant reaches of Milky Way
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Consider that the Earth is just a giant... 6 days
Spectacular Changes Spotted on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
SCI-NEWS.COM A study published this week in the journal Science summarizes the types of surface changes — including the growing fractures, collapsing cliffs, rolling boulders and moving... 6 days
Tracing aromatic molecules in the early universe
PHYS.ORG A molecule found in car engine exhaust fumes that is thought to have contributed to the origin of life on Earth has made astronomers heavily underestimate the amount of stars that were forming in... 6 days
Wheel damage suggests Mars rover approaching mid-life crisis
Science Magazine Scientists spot wear and tear on Curiosity’s treads 6 days
Tracing aromatic molecules in the early Universe
SCIENCE DAILY A molecule found in car engine exhaust fumes that is thought to have contributed to the origin of life on Earth has made astronomers heavily underestimate the amount of stars that were forming in... 6 days
Planetary Scientists Decry Trump's Proposed Earth-Science Cuts
SPACE.COM Planetary scientists expressed their displeasure this week with President Trump's recently proposed federal budget, despite the increase of funding it would provide their field. 6 days
Arctic sea ice shrivels to record low for winter
PHYS.ORG The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world. 6 days
Massive Martian Slopes May Harbor Ice
SPACE.COM Strange surface features sprawled around the bases of steep slopes on Mars point to the presence of ice on the planet's surface, according to new data and imagery from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). 6 days
Nonrainfall water origins and formation mechanisms
Science Magazine Dryland ecosystems cover 40% of the total land surface on Earth and are defined broadly as zones where precipitation is considerably less than the potential evapotranspiration. Nonrainfall waters (for example, fog and dew) are the least-studied... 6 days
Ice in Ceres' shadowed craters linked to tilt history
PHYS.ORG Dwarf planet Ceres may be hundreds of millions of miles from Jupiter, and even farther from Saturn, but the tremendous influence of gravity from these gas giants has an appreciable... 6 days
Upper part of Earth’s magnetic field reveals details of a dramatic past
SCIENCE DAILY Satellites have been mapping the upper part of the Earth magnetic field by collecting data for three years and found some amazing features about... 6 days
Comet 67p full of surprises: Growing fractures, collapsing cliffs and rolling boulders
SCIENCE DAILY Images returned from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission indicate the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was a very active place during its most recent... 6 days
Hubble Telescope Snaps Sparkly Photo of Hypergiant Star's Home
SPACE.COM A mere 15,000 light-years from Earth, Westerlund 1 star cluster is home to a star that dwarfs Earth's sun. The Hubble Space Telescope captured this view of the star's home... 6 days
'Super sponge' promises effective toxic clean-up of lakes and more
SCIENCE DAILY Mercury is very toxic and can cause long-term health damage, but removing it from water is challenging. To address this growing problem scientists have created a sponge that... 6 days
'Super sponge' promises effective toxic clean-up of lakes and more
PHYS.ORG Mercury is very toxic and can cause long-term health damage, but removing it from water is challenging. To address this growing problem, University of Minnesota College of Food,... 6 days
Earth's Magnetic Cocoon Mapped in Extreme Detail
LIVE SCIENCE Satellites have provided a detailed view of the small but vitally important magnetic signals emitted by Earth's outer shell, known as the lithosphere, the European Space Agency (ESA) said. 6 days
Collapsing Cliff Reveals Pristine Interior of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
SCI-NEWS.COM In a study published in the journal Nature Astronomy, researchers make the first definitive link between an outburst of dust... 6 days
Rare-earths become water-repellent only as they age
SCIENCE DAILY Surfaces that have been coated with rare earth oxides develop water-repelling properties only after contact with air. Even at room temperature, chemical reactions begin with hydrocarbons in the air. Researchers report that it is... 6 days
How Pluto’s haze could explain its red spots
SCIENCE-NEWS Pluto’s collapsing atmosphere may explain the dwarf planet’s seemingly random ruddy spots. 6 days
elon musk not enthusiastic about nasa authorization bill Elon Musk not enthusiastic about NASA authorization bill
SPACE NEWS "Perhaps there will be some future bill that makes a difference for Mars, but this is not it," he wrote.... 6 days
Sand flow theory could explain water-like streaks on Mars
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from France and the Slovak Republic has proposed a theory to explain the water-like streaks that appear seasonally on the surface of Mars, which do not... 6 days
Senior's published research could enhance water treatment processes
PHYS.ORG Jenna Bishop, a senior majoring in environmental systems engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), has taken advantage of several opportunities as an undergraduate. From serving as president of... 6 days
New species discovered: Protist parasites contribute to the stability of rainforest ecosystems
SCIENCE DAILY Tropical rainforests are one of the most species-rich areas on earth. Thousands of animal and plant species live there. The smaller microbial protists, which... 6 days
Novel analytical techniques to detect solar radiation imprints on meteoroids
PHYS.ORG When a meteoroid travels in space, solar radiation leaves distinctive imprints on its outer layer. Together with colleagues, ETH researcher Antoine Roth has developed novel analytical techniques to... 6 days
Breaks observed in Mars rover wheel treads
PHYS.ORG A routine check of the aluminum wheels on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has found two small breaks on the rover's left middle wheel—the latest sign of wear and tear as the rover continues its... 6 days
Chemists create nanoparticles for safe imaging of tumors
PHYS.ORG Chemists from Russia and Switzerland created biosafe luminescent nanoparticles for imaging tumors and blood vessels damaged by heart attack or stroke. The particles are made of hafnium oxide that is used for... 6 days
What about a mission to Titan?
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Timing a space laser with a NASA-style stopwatch
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Citizen search for new planet in solar system
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Study maps space dust in 3-D, raises new questions about its properties in local and distant reaches of Milky Way
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Rosetta comet orbiter films deep-space landslide
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A revival in rammed-earth construction
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