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Uranus’s crooked, messy magnetic field might open and shut daily

The off-kilter tumbling of the magnetic bubble around Uranus may regularly let a barrage of charged particles from the solar wind flow in

Sixty Hot Jupiters

13 hours agoAcademics / Astronomy : Systemic

There’s no denying the fundamentally alien climates on the hot Jupiters. It’s not clear, however, how hot Jupiters form, and it’s not clear why so many of them are badly distended. Moreover, it’s only vaguely clear what the weather patterns on one would look like up close. (One thing that is clear is that the […]

The curious case of the warped Kuiper Belt

An unknown, unseen "planetary mass object" may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research on the orbits of minor planets to be published in the Astronomical Journal. The post The curious case of the warped Kuiper Belt appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Fun with Gravitational Waves

Even the Earth–sun system radiates gravitational waves, but just how powerful are they? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Sound check

Sound check with citizens - replay of an informal discussion hosted by ESA Director General Jan Woerner at the Paris Air and Space Show

Week In Images

Our week through the lens: 19-23 June 2017

The hunt is on for gravity waves

Three craft, millions of kilometres apart and linked by lasers, will watch out for minute ripples in the fabric of spacetime The European Space Agency (ESA) has formally embarked on a mission to search for gravitational waves from space. Show More Summary

The Curious Case of the Warped Kuiper Belt --"Is There an Earth-Sized Planet Far Beyond Pluto?"

The plane of the solar system is warped in the outer reaches of the Kuiper Belt, signaling the presence of an unknown Mars-to-Earth-mass planetary object far beyond Pluto, according to new research from the University of Arizona. An unknown, unseen...        

NASA --Artificial Intelligence is Changing How We Explore Mars & Beyond

A glimpse of how we'll explore the cosmos in the future is here: A.I. software on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has helped it zap dozens of laser targets on the Red Planet this past year, becoming a frequent science tool...        

Deadly "Killer" Heat Threatens 30% of World's Population --"Will Reach 74% by 2100"

“Lethal heatwaves are very common. I don’t know why we as a society are not more concerned about the dangers,” says Camilo Mora of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, lead author of an important new study. “The 2003 European...      ...

"Surprising Discovery" --NASA/Hubble: Massive Dead Galaxy Challenges Current Theories

“This new insight may force us to rethink the whole cosmological context of how galaxies burn out early on and evolve into local elliptical-shaped galaxies," said study leader Sune Toft of the Dark Cosmology Center at the Niels Bohr Institute,...        

Planetary Society volunteers host SpaceUp London 2017

Earlier this month, The Planetary Society brought together space enthusiasts at Queen Mary University of London for “SpaceUp London 2017”—the first large-scale event organized by Planetary Society volunteers in Europe.

NASA's Webb telescope gets freezing summertime lodging in Houston

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was placed in Johnson Space Center's historic Chamber A on June 20, 2017, to prepare for its final three months of testing in a cryogenic vacuum that mimics temperatures in space.

KAIST team wins Best in Theme Award in NASA RASC-AL

(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) A KAIST students team won the Best in Theme Award for moon exploration system design at Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts - Academic Linkage (RASC-AL), an aerospace mission system design competition organized by NASA in the USA.

Satellite data to map endangered monkey populations on Earth

(University of Leicester) Universities of Leicester and East Anglia lead research to identify biodiversity through satellite data.

The curious case of the warped Kuiper Belt

(University of Arizona) The plane of the solar system is warped in the belt's outer reaches, signaling the presence of an unknown Mars-to-Earth-mass planetary object far beyond Pluto, according to UA research. 

Future launchers

Replay of round table on the role of European institutions in the exploitation of Ariane 6 and Vega-C

Le Bourget Day 3

Roundup of Day 3 at the Paris Air and Space Show, 21 June

Rare US total solar eclipse excites Americans coast-to-coast

For the first time in almost a century the United States is preparing for a coast-to-coast solar eclipse, a rare celestial event millions of Americans, with caution, will be able to observe.

Vincent Fournier's best photograph: Boris the cosmonaut shows off his spacesuit

‘After two hours of drinking vodka, General Boris suggested we just do the shoot at his house’ Star City is a self-contained city for cosmonauts about an hour from Moscow. Astronauts still come from all over the world to get trained there. Show More Summary

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