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Eclipse research: Following in the moon's slipstream to capture high-res sunspot images
SCIENCE DAILY While much of the research around the eclipse on Monday will focus on the effects of the Sun's brief, daytime disappearance on Earth and... 9 hours
does the corona look different when solar activity is high versus when it s low Does the corona look different when solar activity is high versus when it’s low?
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO Carbondale, Ill., will get two eclipses in a row, seven years apart — making it the perfect spot to watch... 12 hours
How Astronomers Use Eclipses to Discover Alien Worlds
SPACE.COM Imagine you attached keen instruments to a telescope and you rocketed a few light-years away from the solar system. And instead of observing the sun-moon eclipse, you stared at the sun as... 12 hours
Here's How to Watch the Great American Solar Eclipse Live
LIVE SCIENCE It's finally here! The Great American Solar Eclipse will cast a fascinating darkness in the so-called path of totality that stretches from Oregon to South Carolina, obscuring the... 13 hours
Cassini-Huygens: Exploring Saturn's System
SPACE.COM The mission is still sending back data and fueling new discoveries — for a few more months, until it plunges into the ringed planet. 21 hours
Researchers will follow in the moon's slipstream to capture high-res sunspot images
PHYS.ORG While much of the research around the eclipse on Monday will focus on the effects of the Sun's brief, daytime disappearance on Earth and... 1 day
Engineers deliver new key components to help power a fusion energy experiment
PHYS.ORG Fusion power, which lights the sun and stars, requires temperatures of millions of degrees to fuse the particles inside plasma, a soup of charged... 1 day
NASA Launches New Satellite to Beam Back Data from Hubble Telescope, Space Station
SPACE.COM NASA has launched another next-generation communications satellite to help beam data from the Hubble Space Telescope, the International Space Station (ISS) and... 1 day
From the edge of the solar system, Voyager probes are still talking to Australia after 40 years
PHYS.ORG This month marks 40 years since NASA launched the two Voyager space probes on... 1 day
Image: Jupiter—a new point of view
PHYS.ORG This striking Jovian vista was created by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA's Juno spacecraft. 1 day
Large asteroid to safely pass earth on September 1
PHYS.ORG Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles, (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon... 2 days
scientists improve brown dwarf weather forecasts Scientists improve brown dwarf weather forecasts
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Dim objects called brown dwarfs, less massive than the sun but more massive than Jupiter, have powerful winds and clouds–specifically, hot patchy clouds made of iron droplets and silicate dust. Scientists recently realized these giant clouds... 2 days
Notes from Mars 160: Return to Earth
SPACE.COM Mars 160 crewmember Paul Knightly is chronicling life and science on The Mars Society's Twin Desert-Arctic Analog simulation. Here's his fifth and final post from the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station, in the Canadian... 2 days
Gliese 832 Hosts at Least Three Exoplanets, Astrophysicists Say
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of researchers from the Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics and the University of Texas at... 2 days
astrophysicists predict earth like planet in star system only 16 light years away Astrophysicists Predict Earth-Like Planet in Star System Only 16 Light Years Away
ASTRO WATCH Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light... 2 days
scientists improve brown dwarf weather forecasts Scientists Improve Brown Dwarf Weather Forecasts
ASTRO WATCH Dim objects called brown dwarfs, less massive than the Sun but more massive than Jupiter, have powerful winds and clouds -- specifically, hot patchy... 2 days
Clouds on 'Failed Stars' Resemble Those on Neptune
SPACE.COM For the first time, scientists have seen bands of clouds drifting across the skies of failed stars known as brown dwarfs. 2 days
July ranks 2nd for heat globally, hottest recorded on land
PHYS.ORG Earth yet again sizzled with unprecedented heat last month. 2 days
Zones, spots, and planetary-scale waves beating in brown dwarf atmospheres
Science Magazine Brown dwarfs are massive analogs of extrasolar giant planets and may host types of atmospheric circulation not seen in the solar system. We analyzed a long-term Spitzer Space... 2 days
‘Rise of Algae’ in Cryogenian Oceans Led to Appearance of First Complex Organisms, Study Says
SCI-NEWS.COM The rapid rise of marine planktonic... 2 days
How future volcanic eruptions will impact Earth's ozone layer
SCIENCE DAILY The next major volcanic eruption could kick-start chemical reactions that would seriously damage the planet's already besieged ozone layer. The extent of damage to the ozone layer that results from... 2 days
Astronomers Map Atmosphere of Dying Supergiant Antares
SPACE.COM One day, our sun will grow so large that it will swallow Earth. To understand that future stage, scientists must look beyond the solar system to study the full evolutionary cycles of stars. 2 days
Astrophysicists predict Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years away
PHYS.ORG Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light... 2 days
Astrophysicists predict Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years away
SCIENCE DAILY Astrophysicists have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. The team investigated the star... 2 days
TRAPPIST-1 Planets May Be Twice As Old As Earth
SPACE.COM Life has had a long time to potentially get a foothold on the rocky planets circling the tiny, dim star TRAPPIST-1, a new study suggests. 2 days
Apollo's Deep-Sea Fisherman: Jeff Bezos Recounts Saturn V Salvage Expedition
SPACE.COM At a recent gala celebrating the 48th anniversary of Apollo 11, billionaire Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos talked about his successful 2013 effort to pull pieces of Apollo hardware... 2 days
Four Earth-sized planets detected orbiting the nearest sun-like star
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have discovered four Earth-sized planets orbiting the nearest sun-like star, tau Ceti, which is about 12 light years away and visible to the naked eye. These planets have masses... 2 days
Women doctors set to take center stage at World Extreme Medicine Conference
NEWS MEDICAL At the World Extreme Medicine Conference, which will take place at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS from Saturday November 25 to Monday November 27... 2 days
Image: Space station flight over the Bahamas
PHYS.ORG One of the most recognizable points on the Earth for astronauts to photograph is the Bahamas, captured in striking images many times from the vantage point of the International Space Station. 3 days
Solar Eclipse Science: 'Sun Moon Earth' Author Explains the Natural Phenomenon
SPACE.COM Throughout history, solar eclipses have transformed from terrifying omens into the subject of scientific study, inspiring eclipse chasers to travel the world to witness the natural... 3 days
Perseid Meteor Shower Wows Stargazer with 'One-in-a-Million' Fireball
SPACE.COM When the Perseid meteor shower peaked over the weekend, no one was expecting an amazing show. After all, the August moon had just passed its full phase and threatened to outshine all... 3 days
Cassini Image: Saturn’s Clouds Up Close
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA’s Cassini mission has shared an amazing close-up portrait of Saturn taken from the Cassini robotic probe. The image was taken with Cassini’s narrow-angle... 3 days
Treaty to curb mercury exposure takes effect
PHYS.ORG A 128-nation treaty to curb exposure to the dangerous heavy metal mercury entered into force Wednesday, the United Nations announced on the convention's website. 3 days
TDRS: An era of continuous space communications
PHYS.ORG More than 50 years ago, at the dawn of human spaceflight, the first brave astronauts were only able to communicate with mission control operators on Earth for about 15 percent of each orbit. If... 3 days
nasa protects its super heroes from space weather NASA protects its super heroes from space weather
PHYS.ORG VIDEO It's not a bird or a plane but it might be a solar storm. We like to think of astronauts as our super heroes, but the reality is astronauts are not built... 3 days
Cassini Saturn Probe Preps for Last Hurrah
SPACE.COM On Monday (Aug. 14), NASA's Cassini spacecraft made the first of five passes through Saturn's upper atmosphere, kicking off the last phase of the mission's "Grand Finale." The probe will end its life with... 3 days
How to Make a Solar Eclipse Viewer (If You Can't Get Eclipse Glasses)
LIVE SCIENCE The moon will pass directly between the sun and the Earth on Monday, Aug. 21, causing a total solar eclipse. If you... 3 days
Total View: A Brief History of Solar Eclipses Seen From Space
SPACE.COM Don Pettit has never looked up to see a total eclipse. Twice though, he's looked down. As an International Space Station crew member, Pettit is one... 3 days
Water ice found near Mars’s equator could entice colonists and life-seekers
Science Magazine Find also poses climate puzzle 3 days
NASA's LRO team wants you to wave at the moon
PHYS.ORG NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team invites the public to wave at the Moon on Aug. 21 as LRO turns its camera toward Earth. 3 days
Mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth solved
SCIENCE DAILY Research has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist. 3 days
How Solar Eclipses and Tides Proved the Earth Is Slowing Down
SPACE.COM In the 1690s, astronomer Edmund Halley had a problem. 3 days
How future volcanic eruptions will impact Earth's ozone layer
PHYS.ORG The next major volcanic eruption could kick-start chemical reactions that would seriously damage the planet's already besieged ozone layer. 3 days
Study solves mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth
PHYS.ORG Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which... 3 days
Сould life begin in oil?
PHYS.ORG Paul Bracher, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of chemistry at Saint Louis University, and his research team have been awarded a three-year $597,380 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study what life might look like... 3 days
Mars 2020 mission to use smart methods to seek signs of past life
PHYS.ORG NASA's Mars 2020 mission, which will look for signs of past life on Mars, will use smart methods originally developed to find... 3 days
Mars Sample Return: Scientists Debate How to Bring Red Planet Rocks to Earth
SPACE.COM With NASA's sample-caching 2020 Mars rover mission just around the corner, the best strategy for hauling Red Planet rock and dirt to... 3 days
Opportunity: Longest-Running Mars Rover
SPACE.COM The Opportunity rover is NASA's longest rover mission. 4 days
‘Missing Link’ in Dinosaur Family Tree Discovered: Chilesaurus diegosuarezi
SCI-NEWS.COM Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, a peculiar dinosaur that roamed the Earth some 145 million years ago and looked like a... 4 days
Seismologists get to the bottom of how deep Earth’s continents go
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists may have finally pinpointed the bottoms of the continents. 4 days
urthecast building precursor radar satellite delays optisar constellation by a year UrtheCast building precursor radar satellite, delays OptiSAR constellation by a year
SPACE NEWS An unnamed backer of Canadian Earth observation company UrtheCast’s proposed radar and optical satellite... 4 days
newly detected house sized asteroid to pass by earth on wednesday Newly Detected House-Sized Asteroid to Pass by Earth on Wednesday
ASTRO WATCH A newly discovered house-sized near-Earth object (NEO) is expected to fly by our planet on Wednesday,... 4 days
Cassini Probes Last Saturn Mysteries 1 Month from Demise
SPACE.COM The end is nigh for NASA's trailblazing Cassini mission to Saturn as the veteran spacecraft enters its final month in orbit. The probe will burn up like an artificial meteor... 4 days
tracking a solar eruption through the solar system Tracking a Solar Eruption Through the Solar System
ASTRO WATCH Ten spacecraft, from ESA’s Venus Express to NASA’s Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through... 4 days
Cassini says goodbye to a true Titan
SCIENCE DAILY Mere weeks away from its dramatic, mission-ending plunge into Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has a hectic schedule, orbiting the planet every week in its Grand Finale. On a few orbits, Saturn's largest moon, Titan,... 4 days
Why This Meteorologist Is Eager for the Total Solar Eclipse
SPACE.COM By all accounts a total solar eclipse is a life-changing event. I wouldn't know, I've never seen one. Fortunately for me and millions across the U.S., that will... 4 days
beyond hal how artificial intelligence is changing space systems Beyond HAL: How artificial intelligence is changing space systems
SPACE NEWS The $2.4 billion Mars 2020 mission is just one example of NASA’s increasing reliance on artificial intelligence, although... 4 days
The Mars Colony of the Future Could Be Powered by This Advanced Microgrid
SPACE.COM The industrial manufacturing giant Siemens is planning for the reality of supplying and maintaining energy for a civilization on the Red Planet. 4 days
NASA studies CubeSat mission to solve Venusian mystery
PHYS.ORG Venus looks bland and featureless in visible light, but change the filter to ultraviolet, and Earth's twin suddenly looks like a different planet. Dark and light areas stripe the sphere, indicating that... 4 days
Mercury is altering gene expression
SCIENCE DAILY Mercury causes severe neurological disorders in people who have consumed highly contaminated fish. Whereas we know about the element's extreme toxicity, what happens further down the food chain, all the way down to those microalgae that are the... 4 days
New thruster design increases efficiency for future spaceflight
PHYS.ORG Hall thrusters (HTs) are used in earth-orbiting satellites, and also show promise to propel robotic spacecraft long distances, such as from Earth to Mars. The propellant in a HT, usually xenon, is... 4 days
cassini sees cloudy waves on saturn Cassini Sees Cloudy Waves on Saturn
ASTRO WATCH Clouds on Saturn take on the appearance of strokes from a cosmic brush thanks to the wavy way that fluids interact in Saturn's atmosphere.... 4 days
Study gives first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostat
PHYS.ORG New data provides the first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostat which enables the planet to recover from extremes of climate change - but... 4 days
Tracking a solar eruption through the solar system
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Ten spacecraft, from ESA's Venus Express to NASA's Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the solar system while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective... 4 days
Mercury is altering gene expression
PHYS.ORG The mercury found at very low concentrations in water is concentrated along the entire food chain, from algae via zooplankton to small fish and on to the largest fish—the ones we eat. Mercury causes severe and irreversible neurological... 4 days
cosmic opportunity for radiation research at esa Cosmic opportunity for radiation research at ESA
ESA Cosmic radiation is considered the main health hazard to human spaceflight and space exploration of the Moon, Mars and beyond, which is... 4 days
Rodents help NASA take the next step to Mars
PHYS.ORG NASA's future deep space exploration – including to Mars – is an unprecedented venture in spaceflight, requiring us to tackle challenges we've never faced before. For instance, we know the... 5 days
Image: Highlighting Titan's hazes
PHYS.ORG NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturn's moon Titan in a view that highlights the extended, hazy nature of the moon's atmosphere. During its long mission at Saturn, Cassini has frequently observed Titan at viewing angles like... 5 days
Record-Breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson Talks About Space Travel & a Solar Eclipse
SPACE.COM NASA's astronaut Peggy Whitson will return to Earth next month after a momentous extended visit to the International Space Station. Whitson phoned Space.com from... 5 days
9-Year-Old 'Guardian of the Galaxy' Applies to Be NASA Planetary Protection Officer
SPACE.COM NASA's recent job posting for planetary protection officer inspired a fourth-grader to become the next real-life guardian of Earth. 5 days
Stardust hitches a ride on meteorites more often than previously thought
PHYS.ORG Even tiny dust particles have stories to tell − especially when they come from outer space. Meteorites contain tiny amounts of what is popularly known as... 5 days
tracking a solar eruption through the solar system Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System
ESA Ten spacecraft, from ESA’s Venus Express to NASA’s Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through... 5 days
Today in Space! Aug. 14, 1992: Meteorites Fall On Uganda
SPACE.COM Find out what happened on Aug. 14, 1992, when a meteorite entered the atmosphere over Mbale, Uganda and exploded into hundreds of pieces! 5 days
asteroid 2017 pk25 flew past earth today Asteroid 2017 PK25 Flew Past Earth Today
ASTRO WATCH An asteroid discovered just two days ago safely flew past Earth today at 2:08 UTC at a distance of 2.2 lunar distances... 5 days
experiments cast doubt on how the earth was formed Experiments Cast Doubt on How the Earth Was Formed
ASTRO WATCH New geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be mistaken. The results... 5 days
Tiny fraction of oceans could meet world's fish demand
SCIENCE DAILY Covering 70 percent of Earth's surface, the world's oceans are vast and deep. So vast, in fact, that nearly every coastal country has the potential to meet its own domestic... 5 days
Seafood for thought
SCIENCE DAILY Covering 70 percent of Earth's surface, the world's oceans are vast and deep. So vast, in fact, that nearly every coastal country has the potential to meet its own domestic seafood needs through aquaculture. In fact, each country could do... 5 days
Studying the Sun's atmosphere with the total solar eclipse of 2017
SCIENCE DAILY A total solar eclipse happens somewhere on Earth about once every 18 months. But because Earth's surface is mostly ocean, most eclipses are visible over land... 5 days
Ozone treaty taking a bite out of US greenhouse gas emissions
SCIENCE DAILY The Montreal Protocol, the international treaty adopted to restore Earth's protective ozone layer in 1989, has significantly reduced emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals from the United States.... 5 days
studying the sun s atmosphere with the total solar eclipse of 2017 Studying the Sun's atmosphere with the total solar eclipse of 2017
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A total solar eclipse happens somewhere on Earth about once every 18 months. But because Earth's surface is mostly ocean, most eclipses are visible over land... 5 days
Ozone treaty taking a bite out of US greenhouse gas emissions
PHYS.ORG The Montreal Protocol, the international treaty adopted to restore Earth's protective ozone layer in 1989, has significantly reduced emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals from the United States.... 5 days
Experiments cast doubt on theory of how Earth was formed
SCIENCE DAILY New geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be mistaken. 5 days
Scientists say Malpelo microplate helps resolve geological misfit under Pacific Ocean
PHYS.ORG A microplate discovered off the west coast of Ecuador adds another piece to Earth's tectonic puzzle, according to Rice University scientists. 5 days
NASA Reignites Program for Nuclear Thermal Rockets
PHYS.ORG In its pursuit of missions that will take us back to the moon, to Mars, and beyond, NASA has been exploring a number of next-generation propulsion concepts. Whereas existing concepts have their advantages –... 5 days
World's largest volcanic range may lurk beneath Antarctic ice
SCIENCE DAILY West Antarctica's vast ice sheet conceals what may be the largest volcanic region on Earth, new research has revealed. 5 days
stars orbiting supermassive black hole show einstein was right again Stars orbiting supermassive black hole show Einstein was right again
PHYS.ORG VIDEO At the center of our galaxy, roughly 26,000 light years from Earth, lies the supermassive black hole (SMBH) known as Sagittarius A*. Measuring 44 million km across, this... 5 days
Student's idea leads to Antarctic volcano discovery
PHYS.ORG An Edinburgh student has helped identify what may be the largest volcanic region on Earth. 5 days
Asteroid Apophis has one in 100,000 chance of hitting Earth, expert estimates
PHYS.ORG The huge, nearly 400-meter-wide asteroid Apophis is still on a list of hazardous near-Earth objects (NEOs), regarded as a potential threat to the planet.... 6 days
Fighting ivory trafficking with forensic science
PHYS.ORG Two weeks ago, Kevin Uno was on a field expedition in Kenya when he got a message he'd been hoping for: the NY Department of Environmental Conservation had officially approved his request to sample some ivory... 6 days
what can we learn about mercury s surface during the eclipse What can we learn about Mercury’s surface during the eclipse?
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO A spectrometer aboard twin research jets will take advantage of the total solar eclipse to make the first thermal map of Mercury. 6 days
Building Huge Structures in Space: 'Archinaut' Takes Another Step
SPACE.COM Made In Space just took another step toward its goal of building telescopes and other large structures off Earth. 6 days
TRAPPIST-1 Planetary System Could Be 10 Billion Years Old, Astronomers Say
SCI-NEWS.COM A research team says the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system — a compact system of at... 6 days
Image: A partial solar eclipse seen from space
PHYS.ORG Thanks to a quirk of our cosmos, the moon's average distance from Earth is just right for it to appear as the same size in the sky as the significantly larger sun.... 6 days
Experiments cast doubt on how the Earth was formed
PHYS.ORG New geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be mistaken. Previously, researchers believed there was a lack of zinc in the Earth's core. However,... 6 days
New research initiative turns laser focus on high-energy-density physics
PHYS.ORG Atoms behave much differently when squeezed to pressures more than a million—or even a billion—times the atmospheric pressure on Earth. Understanding how atoms react under such high-pressure conditions can lead... 6 days
TRAPPIST-1 is older than our solar system
PHYS.ORG If we want to know more about whether life could survive on a planet outside our solar system, it's important to know the age of its star. Young stars have frequent releases of high-energy... 6 days
The time window for the 1.5-degree target is closing
PHYS.ORG Earth's climate is out of balance: the planet has been warming since industrialization began, because CO2 increasingly collects in the atmosphere. Even an immediate stop of all emissions would not... 6 days
Hubble displays a dwarf spiral galaxy
PHYS.ORG The subject of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is a dwarf galaxy named NGC 5949. Thanks to its proximity to Earth—it sits at a distance of around 44 million light-years from us, placing it within... 6 days
Meadow of dancing brittle stars shows evolution at work
PHYS.ORG Researchers have described a new species of brittle star, which are closely related to starfish, and showed how these sea creatures evolved in response to the rise of shell-crushing predators... 6 days
Today in Space! Aug. 13, 2014: WorldView-3 Earth-Observing Satellite Launches
SPACE.COM Find out what happened on Aug. 13, 2014, when DigitalGlobe launched WorldView-3: the sharpest-eyed satellite of all time. 7 days
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Does the corona look different when solar activity is high versus when it’s low?
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Scientists improve brown dwarf weather forecasts
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NASA protects its super heroes from space weather
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Tracking a solar eruption through the solar system
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What can we learn about Mercury’s surface during the eclipse?
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Stars orbiting supermassive black hole show Einstein was right again
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Studying the Sun's atmosphere with the total solar eclipse of 2017
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What happens in Earth’s atmosphere during an eclipse?
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