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Prime candidate to explain cosmic ray sea runs short of energy

(Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)) The very high-energy part of the spectrum of Cassiopeia A results from the cosmic rays within the remnant. Until now, this range of energy could not be measured with sufficient precision. An...Show More Summary

End-of-summer Arctic sea ice extent is eighth lowest on record

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached its yearly lowest extent on Sept. 13, NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder have reported. Show More Summary

Scientists from MSU have invented a new way to 'weigh' intergalactic black holes

(Lomonosov Moscow State University) Astrophysicists from Moscow State University have found a new way to estimate the mass of supermassive black holes outside our galaxy, even if these holes are barely detectable. The results of the study were published in the Astronomy and Astrophysics journal

New research suggests Mercury's poles are icier than scientists thought

(Brown University) A Brown University study identifies three large surface ice deposits near Mercury's north pole, and suggests there could be many additional small-scale deposits that would dramatically increase the planet's surface ice inventory.

Discovery of the closest binary supermassive black hole system in the galaxy NGC 7674

(Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) Scientists from NCRA-TIFR, Pune, and RIT, USA, have discovered the closest ever binary supermassive black hole system in a spiral galaxy NGC 7674, located about 400 million light years from Earth. Show More Summary

NASA sees Maria intensify into a major hurricane

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA and NOAA satellites have provided data on Maria as it strengthened into a major Hurricane headed toward the Leeward Islands. NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Maria that showed cooling cloud top temperatures and NOAA's GOES satellite provided an animation of imagery that showed the storm developing and strengthening.

NASA-NOAA's satellite night-time nod to Norma

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Infrared imagery provides a look at tropical cyclones at night and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite got a look at Tropical Storm Norma in the Eastern Pacific using infrared light.

Researcher helps NASA develop satellites that think on their own

(University of Akron) Efficient communications systems and effective computing techniques are crucial to ensure the success of each NASA mission. Considering the disrupted and wireless nature, efficient space communications require improved automation, environment-awareness, and intelligence. Show More Summary

NASA sees Eastern Pacific stir Up Tropical Storm Norma

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Norma is the newest addition to the tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific and NASA's Terra satellite caught it after it developed.

GOES-West Satellite shows shear in Tropical Depression 15E

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NOAA's GOES-West satellite revealed that vertical wind shear is affecting Tropical Depression 15E in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Hubble observes pitch black planet

(ESA/Hubble Information Centre) Astronomers have discovered that the well-studied exoplanet WASP-12b reflects almost no light, making it appear essentially pitch black. This discovery sheds new light on the atmospheric composition of the planet and also refutes previous hypotheses about WASP-12b's atmosphere. Show More Summary

NASA's Hubble captures blistering pitch-black planet

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt.

The return of the comet-like exoplanet

(Université de Genève) Astronomers from UNIGE), also members of the PlanetS, focused the Hubble Space Telescope on an exoplanet that had already been seen losing its atmosphere, which forms an enormous cloud of hydrogen, giving the planet the appearance of a giant comet. Show More Summary

CU Boulder scientists ready for Cassini mission to Saturn grand finale

(University of Colorado at Boulder) University of Colorado Boulder scientists are readying for the Cassini spacecraft to make one last dive into Saturn's atmosphere early Friday morning, which has been one of NASA's most successful planetary missions ever.

Researchers create first global map of water in Moon's soil

(Brown University) A new study maps the trace concentrations of water implanted in the lunar soil by the solar wind, a water source that could be used as resource in future lunar exploration.

Inferno world with titanium skies

(ESO) Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have detected titanium oxide in an exoplanet atmosphere for the first time. This discovery around the hot-Jupiter planet WASP-19b exploited the power of the FORS2 instrument. It provides...Show More Summary

A one-of-a-kind star found to change over decades

(University of Notre Dame) Researchers at the University of Notre Dame recently found new evidence that lends support to an existing theory of how the unusual star emits energy.

KFU astronomers discovered an exoplanet together with Turkish and Japanese colleagues

(Kazan Federal University) In the last 20 years several thousand exoplanets have been found orbiting solar-type stars, but only about a hundred around giant stars. Most of them are 10 to 20 times heavier than Jupiter, and only about 15 planets are close to Jupiter in mass. This is the first time in Russian astronomy when a planet was discovered with spectroscopic methods.

Astronauts don't develop anemia during spaceflight, NASA study suggests

(BioMed Central) Space flight anemia -- the reduction of circulating red blood cells during time spent in space -- is an established phenomenon, but it may not be a major concern during long-duration space missions, according to a study published in the open-access journal BMC Hematology.

How two ground-based telescopes support NASA's Cassini mission

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) When NASA's Cassini spacecraft plunges into the atmosphere of Saturn on Sept. 15, ending its 20 years of exploration, astronomers will observe the giant planet from Earth, giving context to Cassini's final measurements.

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