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Researchers use powerful X-ray beams for ‘navigational map view’ of mouse brain
NEWS MEDICAL If brain imaging could be compared to Google Earth, neuroscientists would already have a pretty good "satellite view" of the brain, and a great... 2 hours
small asteroid passes very close to earth Small Asteroid Passes Very Close to Earth
ASTRO WATCH A newly discovered small asteroid, designated 2017 TH5, gave Earth a close shave on Monday, October 16, passing by our planet at... 6 hours
tiangong 1 space laboratory to crash to earth within months Tiangong-1 Space Laboratory to Crash to Earth within Months
ASTRO WATCH It could be just a matter of few weeks or months when China’s Tiangong-1 space laboratory will fall... 6 hours
webcam on mars express surveys high altitude clouds Webcam on Mars Express Surveys High-Altitude Clouds
ASTRO WATCH An unprecedented catalog of more than 21 000 images taken by a webcam on ESA’s Mars Express is proving its worth as... 7 hours
to keep saturn s a ring contained its moons stand united To Keep Saturn’s A Ring Contained, Its Moons Stand United
ASTRO WATCH For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn’s moon Janus confined the planet’s A ring –... 7 hours
earth s new traveling buddy is definitely an asteroid not space junk Earth's new traveling buddy is definitely an asteroid, not space junk
PHYS.ORG VIDEO At the 49th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting in Provo, Utah, astronomers led by Vishnu Reddy at the University of Arizona confirm true nature of one... 8 hours
In search of the ninth planet
PHYS.ORG A University of Michigan doctoral student has logged two pieces of evidence that may support the existence of a planet that could be part of our solar system, beyond Neptune. 8 hours
Study shows how water could have flowed on 'cold and icy' ancient Mars
SCIENCE DAILY Research by planetary scientists finds that periodic melting of ice sheets on a cold early Mars would have created enough water to... 9 hours
soyuz capsule suffered partial depressurization during april landing Soyuz capsule suffered partial depressurization during April landing
SPACE NEWS A Soyuz spacecraft returning three people to Earth in April experienced a partial loss of pressure during the final stages... 10 hours
To keep Saturn's A ring contained, its moons stand united
SCIENCE DAILY For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn's moon Janus confined the planet's A ring -- the largest and farthest of the visible rings. But after poring over... 11 hours
To keep Saturn's A ring contained, its moons stand united
PHYS.ORG For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn's moon Janus confined the planet's A ring - the largest and farthest of the visible rings. But after poring over... 11 hours
3D Printers: A Revolutionary Frontier for Medicine
SPACE.COM Mission control on earth receives an urgent communication from Mars that an astronaut has fractured his shinbone. Using a handheld scanning device, the crew takes images of his damaged tibia and transmits them to... 11 hours
Secret Weapon for Space Travelers: A Steady Diet of TV?
SPACE.COM No one knows for sure what a long-range space journey will be like for the people on board. Nobody in the history of our species has ever had... 11 hours
Study shows how water could have flowed on 'cold and icy' ancient Mars
PHYS.ORG For scientists trying to understand what ancient Mars might have been like, the red planet sends some mixed signals. Water-carved valleys and... 12 hours
Webcam on Mars Express surveys high-altitude clouds
PHYS.ORG An unprecedented catalogue of more than 21 000 images taken by a webcam on ESA's Mars Express is proving its worth as a science instrument, providing a global survey of unusual high-altitude cloud features... 14 hours
The use of jellyfish blooms as solutions for producing new products
PHYS.ORG While some people might find these slimy creatures at the beach very exciting, a number of species are poisonous; some tropical species are even among the... 15 hours
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ESA Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Underground excavation 15 hours
The missing mass—what is causing a geoid low in the Indian Ocean?
PHYS.ORG The Earth's interior is still a mystery to us. While we have sent missions to probe the outer reaches of our Solar system, the... 15 hours
Microbes leave 'fingerprints' on Martian rocks
PHYS.ORG Scientists around Tetyana Milojevic from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Vienna are in search of unique biosignatures, which are left on synthetic extraterrestrial minerals by microbial activity. The biochemist and astrobiologist investigates these... 15 hours
testing under ground for mars Testing (under)ground for Mars
ESA Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Underground excavation 16 hours
First Glimpse of Colliding Neutron Stars Yields Stunning Pics
SPACE.COM Breathtaking images from the explosive merger of two neutron stars were captured by multiple observatories on Earth and in space. 17 hours
Fresh findings from Cassini
PHYS.ORG NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended its journey on Sept. 15 with an intentional plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, but analysis continues on the mountain of data the spacecraft sent during its long life. Some of the Cassini team's freshest insights... 18 hours
webcam on mars express surveys high altitude clouds Webcam on Mars Express surveys high-altitude clouds
ESA An unprecedented catalogue of more than 21 000 images taken by a webcam on ESA’s Mars Express is proving its worth as... 18 hours
Light in the sky over UAE likely Russian rocket breaking up
PHYS.ORG A light seen in the night sky over the United Arab Emirates likely was a discarded Russian rocket breaking up after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. 19 hours
A radio counterpart to a neutron star merger
Science Magazine Gravitational waves have been detected from a binary neutron star merger event, GW170817. The detection of electromagnetic radiation from the same source has shown that the merger occurred in the outskirts of... 1 day
See the Moon, Venus and Mars Together Before Dawn Tuesday!
SPACE.COM A gathering of two bright planets and the slender crescent moon will be the chief celestial attraction in the predawn sky Tuesday (Oct. 17). 1 day
Big and brilliant: complex whale behavior tied to brain size
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cetaceans -- whales and dolphins -- are among the brainiest of beings. In... 1 day
no aliens found yet but heartbeats in universe heard No Aliens Found Yet, But 'Heartbeats' in Universe Heard
ASTRO WATCH One is rapid and strong, and the other is slow and weak, like the heartbeats of a youth... 1 day
What Is Earth Made Of?
SPACE.COM Earth has multiple layers, consisting of the core, mantle and crust. 1 day
Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming
PHYS.ORG A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to... 1 day
Storm brings 'apocalyptic' skies to Britain
PHYS.ORG The sun shone red and the sky darkened to a foreboding orange and brown across parts of Britain on Monday, as a storm swept air and dust in from southern Europe. 2 days
Astronomers first to see source of gravitational waves in visible light
PHYS.ORG For the first time, astronomers have observed in visible light a cataclysmic cosmic event that generated gravitational waves detected on Earth. 2 days
Radio 'eyes' unlocking secrets of neutron-star collision
SCIENCE DAILY When a pair of superdense neutron stars collided and potentially formed a black hole in a galaxy 130 million light-years from Earth, they unleashed not only a train of gravitational waves but also an... 2 days
Image: Clouds over lava flows on Mars
PHYS.ORG Diffuse, water-ice clouds, a hazy sky and a light breeze. Such might have read a weather forecast for the Tharsis volcanic region on Mars on 22 November 2016, when this image was taken by... 2 days
video why there s hope for a sustainable future Video: Why there's hope for a sustainable future
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In a recent interview, Earth Institute executive director Steven Cohen told the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs why he's an optimist when it comes to sustainability. 2 days
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ESA Space Science Image of the Week: A cloudy day over volcanic Mars, captured by the ExoMars orbiter 2 days
Waves in lakes make waves in the Earth
PHYS.ORG Beneath the peaceful rolling waves of a lake is a rumble, imperceptible to all but seismometers, that ripples into the earth like the waves ripple along the shore. 2 days
NASA Researchers Reconstruct Cassini’s Dive into Saturn’s Atmosphere
SCI-NEWS.COM Analysis of science data from Cassini’s final plunge is ongoing, but NASA researchers already have a clear understanding of how... 3 days
meteorite treasure hunt begins after fireball sighted in shangri la Meteorite Treasure Hunt Begins After Fireball Sighted in Shangri-La
ASTRO WATCH Scientists and collectors are arriving in the city of Shangri-La in southwest China's Yunnan Province, to search for... 3 days
astronomers find potential solution into how planets form Astronomers Find Potential Solution into How Planets Form
ASTRO WATCH A new study by an international team of scientists, led by Stefan Kraus from the University of Exeter, has given... 4 days
asteroid named after esa astronaut Asteroid Named After ESA Astronaut
ASTRO WATCH ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has been on Earth since his mission to the International Space Station in 2013, but “Lucaparmitano” is now back in space thanks... 4 days
Planet Mercury: Facts About the Planet Closest to the Sun
SPACE.COM Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system and is known for its short years, long days, extreme temperatures and weird sunsets. 4 days
Solar research: NASA sounding rocket instrument spots signatures of long-sought small solar flares
SCIENCE DAILY Like most solar sounding rockets, the second flight of the FOXSI instrument -- short for Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager -- lasted... 4 days
NASA Satellite Sees Overheated Tropical Forests Oozing with Carbon Dioxide
SPACE.COM NASA's latest carbon dioxide-mapping satellite has detected a dramatic spike in the amount of the greenhouse gas, measuring the largest annual increase Earth has seen in at least... 4 days
intense storms batter saturn s largest moon Intense Storms Batter Saturn’s Largest Moon
ASTRO WATCH Titan, the largest of Saturn’s more than 60 moons, has surprisingly intense rainstorms, according to research by a team of UCLA planetary scientists and... 4 days
a star that devoured its own planets A Star That Devoured Its Own Planets
ASTRO WATCH A devourer of worlds lurks around 350 light-years away. According to a recent study comparing the chemical composition of a pair of... 4 days
Earth's Atmosphere: Composition, Climate & Weather
SPACE.COM Earth is the only planet in the solar system with an atmosphere that can sustain life. 4 days
NASA sounding rocket instrument spots signatures of long-sought small solar flares
PHYS.ORG Like most solar sounding rockets, the second flight of the FOXSI instrument - short for Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager - lasted 15 minutes, with just... 4 days
Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
SCIENCE DAILY While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful... 4 days
Heavy Methane Rainstorms Batter Titan, Researchers Say
SCI-NEWS.COM Saturn’s hazy moon has surprisingly extreme rainstorms, according to new research published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Although rainstorms are rare on... 4 days
Does size matter? Bigger cod fish contain more mercury
SCIENCE DAILY The levels of mercury in the Oslofjord cod has increased over the last 30 years, despite reduced emissions of this toxic element. In the same period, the average size of... 5 days
Does size matter? Bigger cod contains more mercury
SCIENCE DAILY The levels of mercury in the Oslofjord cod has increased over the last 30 years, despite reduced emissions of this toxic element. In the same period, the average size of sampled cod... 5 days
Astronomers Spot Planet-Eating Star 326 Light-Years Away
SCI-NEWS.COM A research team led by Princeton University astrophysicists has discovered a co-moving pair of bright Sun-like stars, HD 240430 and HD 240429,... 5 days
space radiation won t stop nasa s human exploration Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
PHYS.ORG VIDEO While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful... 5 days
Satellites are giving us a commanding view of Earth's carbon cycle
PHYS.ORG The job of monitoring Earth's carbon cycle and humanity's carbon dioxide emissions is increasingly supported from above, thanks to the terabytes of data pouring down to... 5 days
New insight into the limits of possible life on Mars
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers investigating whether liquid water could exist on Mars have provided new insight into the limits of life on the red planet. 5 days
Thunderstorm activity is highest at foot of the Zugspitze
PHYS.ORG Those who are afraid of thunderstorms should move to Kiel, whereas those who do not feel threatened by thunder and lightning should settle in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, because average thunderstorm activity is... 5 days
Cassini Battled Saturn Hard During Death Dive
SPACE.COM Cassini fired its thrusters full bore for at least 91 seconds during its suicide plunge into Saturn on Sept. 15, battling hard to keep its antenna pointed at Earth for as long as possible,... 5 days
Ion Thruster Prototype Breaks Records in Tests, Could Send Humans to Mars
SPACE.COM A thruster being developed for a future crewed mission to Mars broke several records during a recent testing campaign. 5 days
New insights from OCO-2
PHYS.ORG High-resolution satellite data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 are revealing the subtle ways that carbon links everything on Earth - the ocean, land, atmosphere, terrestrial ecosystems and human activities. Scientists using the first 2 1/2 years of OCO-2 data have... 5 days
Russia launches European satellite to monitor Earth's atmosphere
PHYS.ORG Russia on Friday launched a European satellite dedicated to monitoring the Earth's atmosphere, the protective layer that shields the planet from the sun's radiation, live footage from the cosmodrome showed. 5 days
Extreme methane rainstorms appear to have a key role in shaping Titan's icy surface
PHYS.ORG Titan, the largest of Saturn's more than 60 moons, has surprisingly intense rainstorms, according to research by a team of... 5 days
Image: Asteroid Luca
PHYS.ORG ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has been on Earth since his mission to the International Space Station in 2013, but "Lucaparmitano" is now back in space thanks to an Italian astronomer. 5 days
Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite
REUTERS FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe launched the sixth of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites on Friday as part of the multi-billion-euro Copernicus program... 5 days
Astronomers Discover Ring around Dwarf Planet Haumea
SCI-NEWS.COM An international research team led by astronomers from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC) in Spain has discovered a ring around... 5 days
Mimetic Martian water is under pressure
PHYS.ORG Researchers investigating whether liquid water could exist on Mars have provided new insight into the limits of life on the red planet. 5 days
plesetsk russia Plesetsk, Russia
ESA Earth observation image of the week: Northeastern Russia and the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, from where the Sentinel-5P satellite is set for launch today 5 days
Understanding rare earth emulsions
PHYS.ORG Despite their name, rare earth elements actually aren't that rare. Abundant in mines around the world, rare earths are used in many high-tech products, including visual displays, batteries, super conductors, and computer hard drives. But while they aren't necessarily tricky... 5 days
Understanding rare Earth emulsions
SCIENCE DAILY Through a series of theoretical simulations, researchers discovered that surface polarization in mixed media increases attraction among elements. 5 days
minor geomagnetic storms hit earth Minor Geomagnetic Storms Hit Earth
ASTRO WATCH G1 (minor) geomagnetic storms are currently in progress as Earth moves through a stream of fast-moving solar wind. In result, visible auroras are concentrated around Earth's... 5 days
Pollution-Tracking Satellite Launches Friday: Watch Live
SPACE.COM A European satellite built to map Earth's air like never before will launch into space early Friday, and you can watch it live online. 5 days
Intense storms batter Saturn’s largest moon, scientists report
SCIENCE DAILY Titan, the largest of Saturn's more than 60 moons, has surprisingly intense rainstorms, according to research by a team of UCLA planetary scientists and geologists. Although the storms are relatively rare --... 5 days
Satellites map photosynthesis at high resolution
SCIENCE DAILY Life on Earth is impossible without photosynthesis. It provides food and oxygen to all higher life forms and plays an important role in the climate system, since this process regulates the uptake of carbon dioxide from... 5 days
Star tortoise makes meteoric comeback
SCIENCE DAILY The Burmese star tortoise (Geochelone platynota), a medium-sized tortoise found only in Myanmar's central dry zone, has been brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to an aggressive captive-breeding effort spearheaded by a team of conservationists and... 5 days
What Role Will NASA Play in Getting Humans to Mars?
SPACE.COM What role will NASA play in getting humans to Mars, and when will the agency depend on participation from commercial companies? A top NASA official discusses the agency's... 5 days
Satellites map photosynthesis at high resolution
PHYS.ORG Life on Earth is impossible without photosynthesis. It provides food and oxygen to all higher life forms and plays an important role in the climate system, regulating the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Earth's... 5 days
Devourer of planets? Astronomers dub star 'Kronos'
SCIENCE DAILY 'Kronos' is enhanced in metals and other rock-forming elements but not in volatiles, prompting a team of researchers to conclude that it absorbed as much as 15 Earth masses worth of rocky planets. Its... 5 days
Measuring Earth's carbon cycle
Science Magazine 5 days
Carbon dioxide levels lower than thought during super greenhouse period
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers adds to the understanding of Earth's historic hyperthermal events to help explain the planet's current warming trend. 5 days
Devourer of planets? Researchers dub star 'Kronos'
PHYS.ORG In mythology, the Titan Kronos devoured his children, including Poseidon (better known as the planet Neptune), Hades (Pluto) and three daughters. 5 days
Reconstructing Cassini's plunge into Saturn
SCIENCE DAILY As NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its fateful dive into the upper atmosphere of Saturn on Sept. 15, the spacecraft was live-streaming data from eight of its science instruments, along with readings from a variety of engineering systems. While... 5 days
Geologic evidence is the forerunner of ominous prospects for a warming earth
SCIENCE DAILY While strong seasonal hurricanes have devastated many of the Caribbean and Bahamian islands this year, geologic studies on several of these islands illustrate that... 5 days
Want to Find Giant Exoplanet? Just Look for Young Stars with Debris Disks, Say Astronomers
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study in the Astronomical... 5 days
Haumea, the most peculiar of Pluto companions, has a ring around it
SCIENCE DAILY The trans-neptunian belt contains four dwarf planets, among which Haumea stands out for its extremely elongated shape and rapid rotation. A stellar occultation makes... 6 days
Asteroid Luca
ESA ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has been on Earth since his mission to the International Space Station in 2013, but “Lucaparmitano” is now back in space thanks to an Italian astronomer. 6 days
Are plate tectonics key to life? Maybe not, say scientists
PHYS.ORG Earlier this year, researchers announced they had found fossils of microbial life in the rocks of northern Quebec, Canada dating to at least 3.77 billion years old, making... 6 days
Geologic evidence is the forerunner of ominous prospects for a warming earth
PHYS.ORG While strong seasonal hurricanes have devastated many of the Caribbean and Bahamian islands this year, geologic studies on several of these islands illustrate that... 6 days
Reconstructing Cassini's plunge into Saturn
PHYS.ORG As NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its fateful dive into the upper atmosphere of Saturn on Sept. 15, the spacecraft was live-streaming data from eight of its science instruments, along with readings from a variety of engineering systems. While... 6 days
The hidden mechanics of magnetic field reconnection, a key factor in solar storms and fusion energy reactors
PHYS.ORG In July 2012, a powerful solar storm almost struck Earth. Scientists estimate that had... 6 days
Asteroid grazes past Earth in 'critical' rehearsal
PHYS.ORG A house-sized asteroid grazed past Earth Thursday, passing harmlessly inside the Moon's orbit, as predicted, to give experts a rare opportunity to rehearse for a real strike threat in future. 6 days
What NASA's simulated missions tell us about the need for Martian law
PHYS.ORG Six people recently returned from an eight-month long isolation experiment to test human endurance for long-term space missions. Their "journey to Mars" involved being... 6 days
Solar Lensing Telescope: NASA Scientists Propose New Technique to Directly Image Surface of Distant Exoplanets
SCI-NEWS.COM A space telescope placed far beyond... 6 days
Planet Nine Does Exist, NASA Evidence Suggests
LIVE SCIENCE Mounting evidence suggests it's hard to imagine our solar system without the unseen world dubbed Planet Nine. 6 days
Earthlings test warning system as asteroid flies by
REUTERS FRANKFURT (Reuters) - An asteroid the size of a school bus flew remarkably near Earth on Thursday, providing scientists with... 6 days
Small Asteroid Gives Earth a Close Shave in Highly Anticipated Flyby
SPACE.COM A small asteroid buzzed Earth early Thursday (Oct. 12) in a close flyby that scientists had been looking forward to for months. 6 days
Planet Nine Could Be Our Solar System's Missing 'Super Earth'
SPACE.COM Planet Nine is out there, and astronomers are determined to find it, according to a new statement by NASA. 6 days
Report documents the near-term impacts of climate change on investors
PHYS.ORG In May 2017, the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory held a forum in New York City to discuss how new... 6 days
'Ring of Fire' volcanos remind Asia of seismic peril
PHYS.ORG The horseshoe-shaped string of active volcanos bounding the Pacific Ocean has lived up to its "Ring of Fire" name in the past month, sparking mass evacuations in Indonesia and Vanuatu... 6 days
Brightest Stars: Luminosity & Magnitude
SPACE.COM The brightness of a star is measured several ways: how it appears from Earth, how bright it would appear from a standard distance and how much energy it emits. 6 days
china s fast telescope finds two pulsars during trial operation China's FAST Telescope Finds Two Pulsars During Trial Operation
ASTRO WATCH After one year of trial operation, the China-based FAST, the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, has identified two... 6 days
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Earth's new traveling buddy is definitely an asteroid, not space junk
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Video: Why there's hope for a sustainable future
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Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
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Haumea dwarf planet has a ring to it: study
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Innovation could provide inexpensive, clean way for US to enter $4 billion market to recover rare earth elements
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New study proposes a giant, space-based solar flare shield for earth
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Telescope attachment allows ground-based observations of new worlds to rival those from space
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Could these flip-flops save the earth?
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