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April 27, 2017

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Apr. 27, 2017 — A team of astronomers has made the first measurements of small-scale ripples in primeval hydrogen gas using rare double ... read more

Space Technologies Improve Surgeries Back on Earth

Apr. 22, 2017 — A novel surgical robotic system has been developed that provides tactile feedback and is capable of single-incision and natural orifice (incision-free) robotic surgery. The system minimizes surgical ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Breakthrough Listen -- the initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe -- has released its 11 events ranked highest for significance as well as summary data analysis results. It is ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Mineral deposits in a region on Mars called Northeast Syrtis Major suggest a plethora of once-habitable environments. By mapping those deposits in the region's larger geological context, the ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — An exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth may be the new holder of the title 'best place to look for signs of life beyond the solar system.' Using ESO's HARPS ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Astronomers have reported the first detections of diffuse hydrogen wafting about in a vast halo surrounding the Milky ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — We've all heard it: eating salty foods makes you thirstier. But what sounds like good nutritional advice turns out to be not true in the long run. In a study carried out during a simulated ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Massive landslides, similar to those found on Earth, are occurring on the asteroid Ceres. That's according to a new study adding to the growing evidence that Ceres retains a significant amount ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Astronomers have found two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies with supermassive black holes, the second and third such galaxies found to harbor the objects. Together, the three examples suggest that black ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Scientists hope to take advantage of LISA Pathfinder's record-breaking sensitivity to acceleration to map out the distribution of tiny dust particles shed by asteroids and comets far from ... read more

Apr. 14, 2017 — Starburst galaxies contain regions where stars are forming at such a breakneck rate that the galaxy is eating up its gas supply faster than it can be ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other "ocean worlds" in ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — 3-D printing with lunar and Martian dust-based inks presents a new, sustainable method for extraterrestrial manufacturing of soft and hard structures and ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have revealed extraordinary details about a recently discovered far-flung member of our solar system, the planetary body ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — By examining the atomic carbon line from two young star systems -- 49 Ceti and Beta Pictoris -- researchers had found atomic carbon in the disk, the first time this observation has been made at ... read more

Scientist Measures Brightness of the Universe With NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft

Apr. 11, 2017 — Images taken by NASA's New Horizons mission on its way to Pluto, and now the Kuiper Belt, have given scientists an unexpected tool for measuring the brightness of all the galaxies in the ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Building on efforts to tease out a new and mostly hidden feature of our galaxy, astronomers have developed WHAM, a spectrometer capable of detecting the faint, diffuse light emanating from the space ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — A Great Cold Spot comparable in scale to Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot (24,000 km west-east and 12,000 km north-south) has been found on the planet. The phenomenon, only recently observed, may ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Mars has electrically charged metal atoms (ions) high in its atmosphere, according to new results. The metal ions can reveal previously invisible activity in the mysterious electrically charged upper ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Using a giant galaxy cluster as a cosmic-scale lens, astronomers have discovered a galaxy from the early universe that they think is 'typical' of its time. This could help astronomers ... read more

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