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OSIRIS-REx asteroid search tests instruments, science team

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) OSIRIS-REx did not discover any Earth-Trojan asteroids during a two-week search, but the spacecraft's cameras operated flawlessly and demonstrated they can image objects two magnitudes dimmer than originally expected.

NASA examines Peru's deadly rainfall

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM constellation of satellites provide data on precipitation rates and totals. Recently the GPM core observatory measured the heavy rainfall that caused extensive flooding and loss of life in Peru.

NASA sees formation of Tropical Cyclone Caleb near Cocos Island

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Shortly after Tropical Cyclone Caleb formed east of Cocos Island, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite and NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead gathering visible and infrared data on the twelfth tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean season.

NASA Participates in the NOAA GOES-16 Field Campaign

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NOAA's GOES-16 satellite is ready to embark on another major milestone-- The GOES-16 Field Campaign. During a three month long event, a combination of NOAA and NASA planes, sensors and satellites will fine-tune GOES-16's brand new instruments.

Gravitational wave kicks monster black hole out of galactic core

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power of gravitational waves.

UNSW scientists unveil a giant leap for anti-aging

(University of New South Wales) UNSW 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.

Milky Way-like galaxies in early universe embedded in 'super halos'

(National Radio Astronomy Observatory) Using ALMA, astronomers have directly observed a pair of Milky Way-like galaxies seen when the universe was only eight percent of its current age. These progenitors of today's giant spiral galaxies are surrounded by 'super halos' of hydrogen gas that extend many tens-of-thousands of light-years beyond their dusty, star-filled disks.

Astronomers find unexpected, dust-obscured star formation in distant galaxy

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Pushing the limits of the largest single-aperture millimeter telescope in the world, and coupling it with gravitational lensing, University of Massachusetts Amherst astronomer Alexandra Pope and...Show More Summary

Three ERC Advanced Grants to Stockholm University

(Stockholm University) Frank Wilczek, professor at the Department of Physics and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Johan Rockström, Professor of Environmental Science and Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and David Strömberg at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES). Show More Summary

New portal to unveil the dark sector of the Universe

(Institute for Basic Science) IBS scientists theorize a new portal to peek into the dark world.

New study maps space dust in 3-D

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) A new Berkeley Lab-led study provides detailed 3-D views of space dust in the Milky Way, which could help us understand the properties of this dust and how it affects views of distant obje...

Sea ice extent sinks to record lows at both poles

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The Arctic sea ice maximum extent and Antarctic minimum extent are both record lows this year. Combined, sea ice numbers are at their lowest point since satellites began to continuously measure sea ice in 1979.

Fledgling stars try to prevent their neighbors from birthing planets

(Imperial College London) Stars don't have to be massive to evaporate material from around nearby stars and affect their ability to form planets, a new study suggests.

Before and after: Unique changes spotted on comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

(University of Maryland) A study published March 21, 2017 in the journal Science summarizes the types of surface changes observed during the two years that the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft spent investigating comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Show More Summary

ASU showcasing NASA next-gen digital learning at lunar and planetary science conference

(Arizona State University) Last year, NASA awarded Arizona State University a grant to develop next-generation digital learning experiences that incorporate NASA science content. The first component of this project, titled 'Infiniscope,' is being showcased at this week's Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) in Texas.

Comet 67P is vonstantly undergoing a facelift

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Changes that the Rosetta spacecraft discovered on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, including the collapse of entire cliffs, were likely driven by seasonal events, according to a new study.

Mars volcano, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during the final peak of activity, about 50 million years ago.

Mutants in microgravity

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) A proof-of-concept investigation, Nanobiosym Genes, is sending two strains of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria to the International Space Station.

Less radiation in inner Van Allen belt than previously believed

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) The inner Van Allen belt has less radiation than previously believed, according to a recent study in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Observations from NASA's Van Allen probes show the fastest,...Show More Summary

NASA's swift mission maps a star's 'death spiral' into a Black Hole

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Astronomers measured the light produced when a sun-like star wandered too close to a 3-million-solar-mass black hole similar to the one at the center of our own galaxy.

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