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July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

Out of This World: Research Into the Health Impacts of Human Spaceflight

July 15, 2015 — Pioneering research into the health impacts of spaceflight has been identified as a possible experiment to be conducted by a British astronaut on his maiden voyage to the International Space ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Researchers are determining if a key rocket component can withstand the rigors of the next generation of space flight. The parts in question — bellows expansion joints — serve several functions ... read more

June 8, 2015 — ALMA's Long Baseline Campaign has produced a spectacularly detailed image of a distant galaxy being gravitationally lensed. The image shows a magnified view of the galaxy's star-forming ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Rosetta's target 'Chury' and other comets observed by space missions show common evidence of layered structures and bi-lobed shapes. With 3D computer simulations an astrophysicist was ... read more

May 28, 2015 — In the most extensive survey of its kind ever conducted, a team of scientists have found an unambiguous link between the presence of supermassive black holes that power high-speed, ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Astronomers have for the first time predicted the occurrence of aurorae visible to the naked eye on a planet other than ... read more

May 25, 2015 — NGC 6240 lies 400 million light-years away in the constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Holder). This galaxy has an elongated shape with branching wisps, loops and tails. This mess of gas, dust and ... read more

Asteroid Research Benefits from Gaia Satellite Mission

May 20, 2015 — Astronomical research on asteroids, i.e. minor planets, is also benefiting from the large-scale Gaia mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). Even though the astrometry satellite's main ... read more

Is There Life out There? Distant Moons May Provide the Answer

May 20, 2015 — Researchers who have modeled planetary systems far beyond our own solar system have found that massive moons larger than Mars might be the best bet in the search for life beyond ... read more

May 12, 2015 — To measure distances in the Universe, astronomers use Cepheids, a family of variable stars whose luminosity varies with time. Their role as distance calibrators has brought them attention from ... read more

Space Lab to Elucidate How Liquid Cocktails Mix

May 11, 2015 — Zero-gravity experiments can tell us a great deal about the effects of temperature change on the concentrations of three different liquids that are mixed together. What does space experimentation ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Debris from the US Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F13 satellite, which recently exploded in orbit, could pose a threat to other spacecraft and missions according to new research. On ... read more

May 5, 2015 — NASA has beefed up a process of traffic monitoring, communication and maneuver planning to ensure that Mars orbiters do not approach each other too closely. Last year's addition of two new ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — Astronomers have produced the first complete three-dimensional view of the famous Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula, Messier 16. The new observations demonstrate how the different dusty pillars ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Inside NASA's giant thermal vacuum chamber, called Chamber A, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the James Webb Space Telescope's Pathfinder backplane test model, is being ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — The glittering tapestry of young stars flaring to life in this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image aptly resembles an exploding shell in a fireworks display. This vibrant image of the star ... read more

Social Shaming and the Search for Validation

Apr. 16, 2015 — A sociologist professor outlines the social conditions that breed online complaining and hashtag ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Astronomers have shown for the first time how star formation in "dead" galaxies sputtered out billions of years ago. Astronomers have revealed that three billion years after the Big Bang, ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — While our understanding of how the aurora's shimmering curtains of colour are formed, scientists have struggled to explain the black patches between the bright beams. Now scientists have ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — While no one yet knows what's needed to build a habitable planet, it's clear that the interplay between the sun and Earth is crucial for making our planet livable -- a balance between a sun ... read more

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