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September 3, 2015

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September 3, 2015

Big Data Analytical Advances from Academia, Business Are Enhancing Exploration of Universe

Aug. 10, 2015 — Statisticians have combined state-of-the-art analytical techniques from the academic and business worlds to tackle the Big Data challenges confronting astrophysicists and astronomers as they explore ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — Astronomers have uncovered a unique process for how the universe's largest elliptical galaxies continue making stars long after their peak years of star birth. Hubble Space Telescope's ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — A NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite captured a unique view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth last month. The series of test images shows the ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — A new, large-scale computer simulation has shown for the first time that large disk galaxies, much like our own Milky Way, may have existed in the early days of the universe. The simulation shows ... read more

Weather Reports on the Sun Could Lead to Safer Space Travel

Aug. 3, 2015 — Astronauts could one day tune in to the morning’s space weather report to see whether they should take that trip to Mars. New research has revealed for the first time that magnetic waves travelling ... read more

Scientists Study ‘peanut-Shaped’ Asteroid Near Earth

Aug. 3, 2015 — A mile-long asteroid that raced past Earth July 25 at about 45,000 miles per hour – at a safe distance of 4.5 million miles – was imaged by radar telescopes so that astronomers could discern its ... read more

July 30, 2015 — Astronomers have teased out a secret planetary system hiding in the arms of Cassiopea, just 21 light years away from us. The remarkable system, named HD219134, hosts one outer giant planet and three ... read more

July 30, 2015 — Astronomers have confirmed the existence of a Uranus-sized exoplanet orbiting far from its central star, discovered through a technique called gravitational ... read more

July 30, 2015 — Some of the most breathtaking views in the Universe are created by nebulae -- hot, glowing clouds of gas. This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the center of the Lagoon Nebula, an ... read more

Lobster-Eye Imager Detects Soft X-Ray Emissions

July 28, 2015 — A group of scientists have described developing and launching their imager, which centers on "Lobster-Eye optics," as well as its capabilities and future applications in space ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Astronomers have long known that powerful cosmic winds can sometimes blow through galaxies, sweeping out interstellar material and stopping future star formation. Now they have a clearer snapshot of ... read more

July 23, 2015 — Scientists have engaged in a unique study of potentially destructive high-energy electrons streaking into Earth's atmosphere from space, for the first time employing two distinctly different and ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Conservation scientists need to collaborate with space agencies, such as NASA and the European Space Agency, to identify measures which help track biodiversity declines around the world. Scientists ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Pluto's moon Nix, imaged by the New Horizons Ralph instrument, has a reddish spot that has attracted the interest of mission scientists. Pluto's small, irregularly shaped moon Hydra is ... read more

July 22, 2015 — A newly discovered mountain range lies near the southwestern margin of Pluto's Tombaugh Regio (Tombaugh Region), situated between bright, icy plains and dark, heavily-cratered ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Compared to its celestial neighbors Venus and Mars, Earth is a pretty habitable place. So how did we get so lucky? A new study sheds light on the improbable evolutionary path that enabled Earth to ... read more

Technique May Reveal the Age of Moon Rocks During Spaceflight

July 20, 2015 — Researchers are developing instruments and methods for measuring the ages of rocks encountered during space missions to the Moon or other planets. Many of the techniques used to date rocks on Earth ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Planet Earth is situated in what astronomers call the Goldilocks Zone -- a sweet spot in a solar system where a planet's surface temperature is neither too hot nor too cold. An ideal distance ... read more

July 17, 2015 — In the latest data from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, a new close-up image of Pluto reveals a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more than 100 million years old, and is possibly ... read more

July 16, 2015 — A new image of an area on Pluto's largest moon Charon has a captivating feature -- a depression with a peak in the ... read more

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