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February 10, 2016

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February 10, 2016

Feb. 8, 2016 — Messages from around the world are to be beamed into space at the speed of light as part of a cultural project to create a celestial time ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Inside a massive clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team is steadily installing the largest space telescope mirror ever. ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Crew members reared small freshwater fish aboard International Space Station for 56 days and examined the animals' jawbones and teeth for any potential effects from microgravity. Investigators ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — How did the universe begin? And what came before the Big Bang? Cosmologists have asked these questions ever since discovering that our universe is expanding. The answers aren't easy to ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Black holes sound too strange to be real. But they are actually pretty common in space. There are dozens known and probably millions more in the Milky Way and a billion times that lurking outside. ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — According to Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, all bodies in a vacuum regardless of their properties are accelerated by the Earth's gravity at the same rate. This principle of ... read more

Rotation Speed May Be Bad News for Red Planet Pioneers

Jan. 25, 2016 — New research has revealed the importance of a circadian body clock that matches the rotational speed of the ... read more

Jan. 22, 2016 — A team of researchers has observed the brightest ultra metal-poor star ever discovered. The star is a rare relic from the Milky Way's formative years. As such, it offers astronomers a precious ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — Invisible structures shaped like noodles, lasagne sheets or hazelnuts could be floating around in our Galaxy radically challenging our understanding of gas conditions in the Milky Way. Astronomers ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — In space, there is no scent of baking bread, no wind on your face, no sound of raindrops hitting the roof, no favorite kitten to curl up in your lap. Over time, being deprived of these common ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — The universe is probably filled with habitable planets, so many scientists think it should be teeming with aliens. But life on other planets would likely be brief and become extinct very quickly, say ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — Single stars are often overlooked in favor of their larger cosmic cousins -- but when they join forces, they create truly breathtaking scenes to rival even the most glowing of nebulae or swirling of ... read more

Jason-3 Delivers First Data, Products Four Days After Launch

Jan. 21, 2016 — Four days after its launch on 17 January, the Jason-3 high-precision ocean altimetry satellite is delivering its first sea surface height measurement data in near-real time, report ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Researchers have developed a glass-based material that can block out UV-light and protect living cells. The material could be used in several applications, including as a protective shield for ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Researchers have found evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. The object, which the researchers have nicknamed Planet Nine, has a mass about ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — About 600 miles from Earth's surface is the first of two donut-shaped electron swarms, known as the Van Allen Belts, or the radiation belts. Understanding the shape and size of the belts, which ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — What may seem like a failure in systems is actually an exceptional opportunity for scientists back on Earth to better understand how plants grow in ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — Scientists are looking for life in an area of Antarctica that is thought to be the place on Earth that most closely resembles the permafrost found in the northern polar region of Mars, at the Phoenix ... read more

'Space Warps' and Other Citizen Science Projects Reap Major Dividends for Astrophysics

Jan. 16, 2016 — The astrophysics project Space Warps offers a compelling example of why citizen science has become such a popular tool and how valuable it can be. In a roundtable discussion with the Kavli ... read more

Jan. 15, 2016 — Astronomers using the Nobeyama 45-m Radio Telescope have detected signs of an invisible black hole with a mass of 100 thousand times the mass of the Sun around the center of the Milky Way. The team ... read more

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