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May 22, 2019
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Giant Telescope on Sea Floor Will Study Neutrinos from Space



Perth, Australia (SPX) May 22, 2019
Curtin University researchers are part of an international project that will use a huge underwater neutrino telescope at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea to help explain some of the most powerful and mysterious events in the universe. Located at two sites at depths of up to 3,500 meters, the KM3NeT telescope will occupy more than a cubic kilometre of water, and will comprise of hundreds of vertical detection lines anchored to the seabed and held in place by buoys when complete. Dr. Clancy ... read more

SPACE MEDICINE
A novel study of joint cartilage and what it could mean for future astronauts
Detroit MI (SPX) May 22, 2019
A novel Henry Ford Hospital study of mice aboard a Russian spaceflight may raise an intriguing question for the astronauts of tomorrow: Could traveling in space be bad for your joints? Researc ... more
TECH SPACE
Small but Mighty: Mini Version of Extreme Environments Chamber Extends Planetary Science
Cleveland OH (SPX) May 22, 2019
Researchers have been exposing spacecraft components and instrumentation to the harsh environments of space for years in NASA Glenn's Extreme Environments Rig (GEER), a test chamber which simulates ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ
Space Flight Laboratory highlight 'Gray Jay' Arctic Surveillance project at CANSEC 2019
Toronto (SPX) May 22, 2019
pace Flight Laboratory (SFL), a developer of microspace missions with more than 100 years of on-orbit operations, will highlight the upcoming Canadian Gray Jay Pathfinder R and D microsatellite proj ... more
SPACEMART
L'SPACE program at ASU puts students on pathway to space workforce
Tempe AZ (SPX) May 22, 2019
A program at Arizona State University is starting undergraduate students on a career path that could lead them to join NASA spaceflight mission teams. Funded at $5.04 million for three years by NASA ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE
ULA Completes Final Design Review for New Vulcan Centaur Rocket
Centennial CO (SPX) May 22, 2019
United Launch Alliance leaders and engineers completed an important milestone with the conclusion of the system Critical Design Review (CDR) for the company's new Vulcan Centaur rocket. The system-l ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Arianespace to orbit Spanish SEOSat Ingenio Earth observation satellite
Evry, France (SPX) May 21, 2019
Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA/Earth Observation Programs directorate) has announced the signature of a launch services contract with a Vega launcher for SEOSat (Spanish Earth Observ ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Airbus signs MOU with Hellenic Space Agency for future space cooperation
Athens, Greece (SPX) May 22, 2019
Airbus and the Hellenic Space Agency have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) covering future space cooperation. The MOU will focus on Earth observation, space exploration and future growth o ... more
UAV NEWS
Citadel Defense awarded contract to prevent UAV attacks at sensitive government locations
San Diego, CA (SPX) May 21, 2019
Commercially available drones are being adapted for nefarious use and can be employed by terrorists and criminals to drop explosive payloads, deliver harmful substances, conduct illicit surveillance ... more
ENERGY TECH
Aerojet Rocketdyne and ZAF Energy Team Up
Canoga Park CA (SPX) May 22, 2019
Aerojet Rocketdyne and ZAF Energy Systems have established a new teaming agreement working together on an energy storage system utilizing ZAF's nickel-zinc batteries and Aerojet Rocketdyne's battery ... more
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EXO WORLDS
Ammonium fertilized early life on earth
Syracuse NY (SPX) May 22, 2019
A team of international scientists--including researchers at the University of St. Andrews, Syracuse University and Royal Holloway, University of London--have demonstrated a new source of food for e ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
CosmoGAN: Training a neural network to study dark matter
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 21, 2019
As cosmologists and astrophysicists delve deeper into the darkest recesses of the universe, their need for increasingly powerful observational and computational tools has expanded exponentially. Fro ... more
SPACEWAR
The 14th Air Force's Priorities for Space Warfighters
Peterson AFB CO (SPX) May 15, 2019
14th Air Force hosted a commander's conference to deliver guidance associated with the 14th Air Force strategic plan, key initiatives, and organizational changes designed to support the future stand ... more
MILPLEX
Erdogan expects F-35 jets 'sooner or later' despite Russian missiles purchase
Washington DC (SPX) May 20, 2019
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday he expects F-35 jets will be delivered "sooner or late"r to his nation despite a deal with Russia to purchase the S-400 surface-to-air missile system. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
SKorea to buy SM-2 missiles; Japan approved for AMRAAM missile purchase
Washington (UPI) May 20, 2019
The South Korean military was approved to purchase $313.9 million in missiles from U.S. manufacturers, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced. ... more


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WATER WORLD
What we've learned from water in motion
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 14, 2019
When you hear news about ice loss from Greenland or Antarctica, an aquifer in California that is getting depleted, or a new explanation for a wobble in Earth's rotation, you might not realize that a ... more
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ICE WORLD
Satellites yield insight into not so permanent permafrost
Paris (ESA) May 20, 2019
Ice is without doubt one of the first casualties of climate change, but the effects of our warming world are not only limited to ice melting on Earth's surface. Ground that has been frozen for thous ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Analyze This: Space Station Facility Enables Rapid Biomedical Analysis
Houston TX (SPX) May 21, 2019
In its role as a unique orbiting laboratory, the International Space Station provides a broad range of equipment for conducting health and life sciences research. However, the equipment available fo ... more
WATER WORLD
Mapping salty waters
Paris (ESA) May 15, 2019
The length and precision with which climate scientists can track the salinity, or saltiness, of the oceans is set to improve dramatically according to researchers working as part of ESA's Climate Ch ... more
MOON DAILY
Water formation on the moon demonstrated by UH Manoa scientists
Honolulu HI (SPX) May 22, 2019
For the first time, a cross-disciplinary study has shown chemical, physical, and material evidence for water formation on the Moon. Two teams from the University of Hawai?i at Manoa collaborated on ... more
MARSDAILY
NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 22, 2019
Although it will be years before the first humans set foot on Mars, NASA is giving the public an opportunity to send their names - stenciled on chips - to the Red Planet with NASA's Mars 2020 rover, ... more
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NASA Testing Method to Grow Bigger Plants in Space
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) May 20, 2019
In an effort to increase the ability to provide astronauts nutrients on long-duration missions as the agency plans to sustainably return to the Moon and move forward to Mars, the Veg-PONDS-02 experiment is currently underway aboard the International Space Station. The present method of growing plants in space uses seed bags, referred to as pillows, that astronauts push water into with a sy ... more
+ NASA Selects Studies for Future Space Communications and Services
+ Trump, NASA want another $1.6 billion to return America to the moon
+ Oscar Avalos Dreams in Titanium
+ Space plants project could be astronaut game changer
+ LightSail 2 set to launch next month
+ Robotics used to restore full power for the Space Station
+ The Axiom Space tests key space station acrylic sample on ISS in Alpha Space's MISSE facility
ULA Completes Final Design Review for New Vulcan Centaur Rocket
Centennial CO (SPX) May 22, 2019
United Launch Alliance leaders and engineers completed an important milestone with the conclusion of the system Critical Design Review (CDR) for the company's new Vulcan Centaur rocket. The system-level CDR is the final review of the design for the overall rocket. "This is a tremendous accomplishment for the ULA team and a significant milestone in the development of a rocket - signaling th ... more
+ ESA signs contracts for enhanced Ariane 6 composite upper stage technologies
+ Advanced rocket engine ready for space mission
+ Rocket Lab to launch rideshare mission for Spaceflight
+ SpaceX's Dragon Cargo capsule docks with Space Station
+ SpinLaunch Breaks Ground for New Test Facility at Spaceport America
+ Ariane 6 series production begins with first batch of 14 launchers
+ Rocket Crafters Chooses RUAG Space as Preferred Supplier


NASA Closer to Discovering What Lies Beneath the Surface of Airless Planetary Bodies
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 22, 2019
NASA is a step closer to eventually discovering what lies up to 32 feet or 10 meters beneath the surfaces of Mars, the Moon or any airless body in the solar system - a region roughly the length of a three-story building. Rafael Rincon, an engineer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and University of Arizona scientist Lynn Carter are using NASA technology-developm ... more
+ NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover
+ Exploring life on Mars in the Gobi desert
+ Mars 2020 Is Coming Together
+ Is NASA looking at the wrong rocks for clues to Martian life?
+ After the Moon, people on Mars by 2033...or 2060
+ Fly over Mount Sharp on Mars
+ How the Sun pumps out water from Mars into space
China develops new-generation rockets for upcoming missions
Beijing (XNA) May 17, 2019
China has developed a number of new-generation carrier rockets to take the country's space industry to the next level. b>The Long March-7 br> /b> The Long March-7 is a medium-sized carrier rocket with high reliability and safety. It is designed to launch cargo vehicles during the construction of China's manned space station project and meet the long-term demand for upgrading manned carri ... more
+ China's satellite navigation industry sees rapid development
+ China's Yuanwang-7 departs for space monitoring missions
+ China's tracking ship Yuanwang-2 starts new mission after retirement
+ China to build moon station in 'about 10 years'
+ China to enhance international space cooperation
+ China opens Chang'e-6 for international payloads, asteroids next
+ China's commercial carrier rocket finishes engine test
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L'SPACE program at ASU puts students on pathway to space workforce
Tempe AZ (SPX) May 22, 2019
A program at Arizona State University is starting undergraduate students on a career path that could lead them to join NASA spaceflight mission teams. Funded at $5.04 million for three years by NASA, the program - dubbed L'SPACE (for Lucy Student Pipeline Accelerator and Competency Enabler) - is designed to attract space-exploration-minded college-level science and engineering students, both at ... more
+ Downstream Gateway: bringing space down to Earth
+ Aerospace Workforce Training - A National Mandate for the Future
+ Kleos Space appoints Ground Station Service Provider
+ SpaceX nears first launch of its Starlink satellites
+ Maxar Technologies to receive full insurance payout for WorldView-4 loss
+ New space race to bring satellite internet to the world
+ Airbus to build multimission satellite for MEASAT
Small but Mighty: Mini Version of Extreme Environments Chamber Extends Planetary Science
Cleveland OH (SPX) May 22, 2019
Researchers have been exposing spacecraft components and instrumentation to the harsh environments of space for years in NASA Glenn's Extreme Environments Rig (GEER), a test chamber which simulates atmospheric conditions of planets and moons in the solar system. These tests in high-temperature (up to up to 932 F), high-pressure (over 90 times the Earth's surface pressure), toxic atmospher ... more
+ Kilogram to be based on physical absolute instead of single, physical object
+ Reprogrammable satellite takes shape
+ Fears rise China could weaponise rare earths in US tech war
+ Mission-Saving NASA Instrument Secures New Flight Opportunity; Slated for Significant Upgrade
+ New lidar instruments peer skyward for clues on weather and climate
+ Louisiana-based Geocent's Advanced Aerospace Materials to Fly Aboard International Space Station
+ BAE Systems Radiation-hardened Electronics in Orbit a Total of 10,000 Years


Ammonium fertilized early life on earth
Syracuse NY (SPX) May 22, 2019
A team of international scientists--including researchers at the University of St. Andrews, Syracuse University and Royal Holloway, University of London--have demonstrated a new source of food for early life on the planet. Life on Earth relies on the availability of critical elements such as nitrogen and phosphorus. These nutrient elements are ubiquitous to all life, as they are required f ... more
+ NASA Team Teaches Algorithms to Identify Life
+ Small, hardy planets can survive stellar end sequence
+ Gravitational forces in protoplanetary disks may push super-Earths close to their stars
+ Rare-Earth metals in the atmosphere of a glowing-hot exoplanet
+ Cosmic dust reveals new insights on the formation of solar system
+ Planetary Habitability? It's What's Inside That Counts
+ Rapid destruction of Earth-like atmospheres by young stars
On Pluto the Winter is approaching, and the atmosphere is vanishing into frost
Lisbon, Portugal (SPX) May 21, 2019
With less than a fifth of the Moon's mass, Pluto can still retain an atmosphere, though a tenuous envelope of gas produced by the periodical sublimation of nitrogen ices. A study that followed the evolution of Pluto's atmosphere for fourteen years shows its seasonal nature, and predicts that it will now start to condensate as frost. This study1 was published in the journal Astronomy and As ... more
+ Gas insulation could be protecting an ocean inside Pluto
+ Juno Finds Changes in Jupiter's Magnetic Field
+ NASA's New Horizons Team Publishes First Kuiper Belt Flyby Science Results
+ Brazilian scientists investigate dwarf planet's ring
+ Next-Generation NASA Instrument Advanced to Study the Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune
+ Public Invited to Help Name Solar System's Largest Unnamed World
+ Europa Clipper High-Gain Antenna Undergoes Testing
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Water cycle wrapped
Paris (ESA) May 20, 2019
As our climate changes, the availability of freshwater is a growing issue for many people around the world. Understanding the water cycle and how the climate and human usage is causing shifts in natural cycling processes is vital to safeguarding supplies. While numerous satellites measure individual components of the water cycle, it has never been described as a whole over a particular region - ... more
+ What we've learned from water in motion
+ Mapping salty waters
+ Century-scale deep-water circulation dynamics in the North Atlantic Ocean
+ 2-metre sea level rise 'plausible' by 2100: study
+ Fish fences across the tropical seas having large-scale devastating effects
+ UN chief's call to 'save the Pacific to save the world'
+ Indian island residents vote with sinking hearts
China launches new BeiDou navigation satellite
Xichang (XNA) May 20, 2019
China sent a new satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 11:48 p.m. Friday. Launched on a Long March-3C carrier rocket, it is the fourth BDS-2 backup satellite and the 45th satellite of the BDS satellite family. After being sent to the geostationary earth orbit and in-orbit tests, it will be ... more
+ Tug-of-war drives magnetic north sprint
+ DLR tests the City-ATM system at the Kohlbrand Bridge in Hamburg
+ GSA launches testing campaign for agriculture receivers
+ CGI and Thales sign contract for secure Galileo satellite navigation services
+ China launches new BeiDou satellite
+ Industry collaboration on avionics paves the way for GAINS navigation demonstration flights
+ Record-Breaking Satellite Advances NASA's Exploration of High-Altitude GPS


NASA Taps 11 American Companies to Advance Human Lunar Landers
Washington DC (SPX) May 20, 2019
NASA has selected 11 companies to conduct studies and produce prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration program. This effort will help put American astronauts - the first woman and next man - on the Moon's south pole by 2024 and establish sustainable missions by 2028. "To accelerate our return to the Moon, we are challenging our traditional ways of doing business. We wi ... more
+ Collision that formed the moon also brought Earth water
+ India's 2nd Moon Mission to Be Cheaper than Half of Avengers Endgame's Budget
+ Astrobotic Signs Lunar Payload Agreement with Canadensys Aerospace
+ Giant impact caused difference between moon's hemispheres
+ Lunar South Pole Atlas Is Reference for Mission Planners
+ Water formation on the moon demonstrated by UH Manoa scientists
+ Chinese lunar rover's "lucky" find could unlock secrets of moon and earth
Curtin planetary scientist unravels mystery of Egyptian desert glass
Perth, Australia (SPX) May 21, 2019
A Curtin University researcher has solved a nearly 100-year-old riddle by discovering that glass found in the Egyptian desert was created by a meteorite impact, rather than atmospheric airburst, in findings that have implications for understanding the threat posed by asteroids. Published in leading journal Geology, the research examined tiny grains of the mineral zircon in samples of Libya ... more
+ Bedbugs survived the impact event that wiped out the dinosaurs
+ 'Extreme Crunch' Looming if No Limits Put on Space Mining 'Gold Rush'
+ First planetary defense technology demonstration to collide with asteroid in 2022
+ Hera's APEX CubeSat will reveal the stuff that asteroids are made of
+ Killer asteroid flattens New York in simulation exercise
+ Hera's CubeSat to perform first radar probe of an asteroid
+ Scientists Planning Now for Asteroid Flyby a Decade Away
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Airbus signs MOU with Hellenic Space Agency for future space cooperation
Athens, Greece (SPX) May 22, 2019
Airbus and the Hellenic Space Agency have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) covering future space cooperation. The MOU will focus on Earth observation, space exploration and future growth opportunities including software research and space policy. Established in 2018, the Hellenic Space Agency (HSA) is Greece's national body responsible for space and is part of the Ministry of Inf ... more
+ Arianespace to orbit Spanish SEOSat Ingenio Earth observation satellite
+ New research finds unprecedented weakening of Asian summer monsoon
+ More detailed picture of Earth's mantle
+ 3D Earth in the making
+ Mission control 'saves science'
+ Orbiting NASA instrument to examine Boston's carbon emissions, plant life
+ Space Station science looking at Earth
Strong Magnetic Storm May Cause Satellites to Deorbit - Russian Academy
Moscow (Sputnik) May 15, 2019
One of the strongest magnetic storms in recent years, which began earlier on 14 May and is forecast to continue through the evening, may increase the possibility of spacecraft deorbiting and cause problems in satellite navigation and communication, the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (LPI RAS) said. "In accordance with the developed scale of magnetic storms, l ... more
+ NASA Scientist Receives Patent for Innovative Technique for Measuring Space Weather Phenomena
+ Scientists discover what powers celestial phenomenon STEVE
+ Indian Scientists Make Deepest Radio Images of the Sun
+ New model accurately predicts harmful space weather
+ NASA launches two rockets studying auroras
+ Jupiter's Atmosphere Heats up under Solar Wind
+ And the Blobs Just Keep on Coming
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CosmoGAN: Training a neural network to study dark matter
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 21, 2019
As cosmologists and astrophysicists delve deeper into the darkest recesses of the universe, their need for increasingly powerful observational and computational tools has expanded exponentially. From facilities such as the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument to supercomputers like Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Cori system at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) fa ... more
+ Giant Telescope on Sea Floor Will Study Neutrinos from Space
+ Astronomers find white dwarf merger that may spawn future fiery explosion
+ Stellar waltz with dramatic ending
+ Star formation burst in the Milky Way 2-3 billion years ago
+ SKA Consortium completes design of Science Data Processor
+ What a dying star's ashes tell us about the birth of our solar system
+ Galaxy Blazes with New Stars Born from Close Encounter
'Fire streaks' ever more real in the collisions of atomic nuclei and protons
Cracow, Poland (SPX) May 10, 2019
Collisions of lead nuclei take place under extreme physical conditions. Their course can be described using a model which assumes that the transforming, extremely hot matter - the quark-gluon plasma - flows in the form of hundreds of streaks. Until now, the "fire streaks" seemed to be purely theoretical structures. However, the latest analysis of collisions of individual protons reinforces the h ... more
+ Explosions of universe's first stars spewed powerful jets
+ Hubble Astronomers Assemble Wide View of the Evolving Universe
+ New Clues About How Ancient Galaxies Lit up the Universe
+ New material also reveals new quasiparticles
+ Telescopes in space for even sharper images of black holes
+ Scientists get to the bottom of a 'spitting' black hole
+ IAS researchers detect evidence of 6 new binary black hole mergers within LVC data
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