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June 29, 2017
N.Korea conducts rocket engine test: US official

Seoul (AFP) June 23, 2017
North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US official said, in an apparent provocation ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and the leader of South Korea. President Moon Jae-In heads to Washington next week to meet Trump for the first time since taking office in May, as tensions soar on the Korean peninsula over Kim Jong-Un's nuclear weapons programme. The US official confirmed to AFP that Pyongyang tested a rocket engine ... read more

The curious case of the warped Kuiper Belt
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
An unknown, unseen "planetary mass object" may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research on the orbits of minor planets to be published in the Astronomical Journal. Th ... more
S. Korea's Moon heads to US as North threat grows
Seoul (AFP) June 26, 2017
South Korea's dovish new President Moon Jae-In - who backs engagement with the nuclear-armed North - heads to Washington this week for talks with his hawkish US counterpart Donald Trump, as Pyongyang defies international sanctions to accelerate its missile programme. ... more
Both tidal and circadian clocks guide the behavior of some animals
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
New research has revealed how circadian and tidal clocks interact to govern the behavior of some animals - like the crustacean species Scyphax ornatus, a sand-burrowing isopod native to the beaches of Australia. ... more
A new virtual approach to science in space
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
When Apollo astronauts on the Moon spoke with Mission Control on Earth, there was a noticeable time gap between a statement from Tranquility Base and its immediate acknowledgment from Houston. The g ... more
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S. Koreans march to protest US missile defence system
Seoul (AFP) June 24, 2017
Thousands of protesters marched near the US embassy in Seoul on Saturday, accusing President Donald Trump of "forcing" South Korea to deploy a controversial American missile defence system opposed by China. ... more
Megamovie Project debuts simulator for August 21 total Solar Eclipse
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Are you wondering what the total solar eclipse in late summer will look like from your patio? Or where to travel to get the best view of the eclipse? You can enter the ZIP code or name of your ... more
Wet and stormy weather lashed California coast... 8,200 years ago
Nashville TN (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
The weather report for California 8,200 years ago was exceptionally wet and stormy. That is the conclusion of a paleoclimate study that analyzed stalagmite records from White Moon Cave in the Santa ... more
S. Korea to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors
Seoul (AFP) June 19, 2017
South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In vowed on Monday to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors as he seeks to steer Asia's fourth-largest economy clear of atomic power. ... more
Russian aerospace firm to cooperate with China on Lunar exploration missions
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 16, 2017
Russia's Lavochkin Research and Production Association is ready to work with China on designing lunar exploration missions, including orbital and return ones, Sergei Lemeshevsky, the Russian company ... more
Martian Crater Provides Reminder of Apollo Moonwalk
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 19, 2017
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity passed near a young crater this spring during the 45th anniversary of Apollo 16's trip to Earth's moon, prompting a connection between two missions. O ... more

New NELIOTA project detects flashes from lunar impacts

Trump to host S.Korea's Moon for N.Korea talks
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
President Donald Trump will host South Korea's new leader Moon Jae-In for talks on containing North Korea's nuclear program, officials said Tuesday, amid fresh Pentagon warnings that the Pyongyang regime is a "clear and present danger to all." ... more
Jailed US student flown out of North Korea 'in coma'
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
North Korea allowed an American student who fell into a coma while imprisoned in a labor camp to be flown home on Tuesday as Washington stepped up efforts to halt Pyongyang's nuclear program. ... more
High-pressure experiments solve meteorite mystery
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
With high-pressure experiments at DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III and other facilities, a research team around Leonid Dubrovinsky from the University of Bayreuth has solved a long standing riddl ... more
China discloses Chang'e 5 lunar probe landing site
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
China's Chang'e 5 lunar probe is expected to land in the Mons Rumker region, and to take moon samples back to earth at the end of the year, according to a Chinese space official. Liu Jizhong, ... more

Mars rover Opportunity on walkabout near crater rim
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 26, 2017
NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater for signs that they may have been either transported by a flood or eroded in place by wind. Those scenarios are among the possible explanations rover-team scientists are considering for features seen just outside the crater rim's crest above "Perseverance Valley," which is carved into the inner slope ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 26, 2017
Laser-targeting AI Yields More Mars Science
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
Opportunity Straightens Wheel, Resumes Driving
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
No One Under 20 Has Experienced a Day Without NASA at Mars
In a Cosmic Hit-and-Run, Icy Saturn Moon May Have Flipped
Ithaca NY (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Enceladus - a large icy, oceanic moon of Saturn - may have flipped, the possible victim of an out-of-this-world wallop. While combing through data collected by NASA's Cassini mission during flybys of Enceladus, astronomers from Cornell University, the University of Texas and NASA have found the first evidence that the moon's axis has reoriented, according to new research published in Icaru ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 31, 2017
Cassini Finds Saturn Moon May Have Tipped Over
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 26, 2017
Cassini Looks On as Solstice Arrives at Saturn
Boston MA (SPX) May 19, 2017
History of Titan's Landscape Resembles Mars's, not Earth's
Topsy-Turvy Motion Creates Light-Switch Effect at Uranus
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
More than 30 years after Voyager 2 sped past Uranus, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are using the spacecraft's data to learn more about the icy planet. Their new study suggests that Uranus' magnetosphere, the region defined by the planet's magnetic field and the material trapped inside it, gets flipped on and off like a light switch every day as it rotates along with the planet. It' ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
The curious case of the warped Kuiper Belt
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
NASA Completes Study of Future 'Ice Giant' Mission Concepts
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 20, 2017
King of the Gods: Jupiter Dated to Be Oldest Planet in the Solar System
India, Portugal Shake Hands on Space Cooperation
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Lisbon agreed with Portuguese authorities on creation of alliance to advance space research, the Indian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. India, Portugal sing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of space, according to the statement. "During the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ... more
Novosibirsk (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
Russia's Roscosmos May Provide Indian Astronauts With Training in Future
Paris (ESA) Jun 22, 2017
Return to the blue
Fort Carson CO (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
NASA Selects Army Surgeon for Astronaut Training
Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticles
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
A team of chemists led by Carnegie Mellon University's Rongchao Jin has for the first time conducted site-specific surgery on a nanoparticle. The procedure, which allows for the precise tailoring of nanoparticles, stands to advance the field of nanochemistry. The surgical technique developed by Qi Li, the study's lead author and a 3rd year graduate student in the Jin group, will allow rese ... more
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Silver atom nanoclusters could become efficient biosensors
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Superconducting nanowire memory cell, miniaturized technology
Liverpool UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Nanotechnology reveals hidden depths of bacterial 'machines'
Modified Proton-M carrier rocket to be first launched in 2019
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2017
The first launch of the new modification of the Proton-M carrier rocket will be conducted in 2019, the press service of Russia's Roscosmos State Space Corporation said Tuesday. The Proton-M is the largest carrier rocket in Russia's fleet of space launch vehicles. The rocket has lifted dozens of Russian and foreign satellites into orbit since it was first commissioned into service in 2001. ... more
Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
80th consecutive success for Ariane 5 with launch of Hellas Sat, Inmarsat and ISRO
Luxembourg (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
SES and MDA Announce First Satellite Life Extension Agreement
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
ArianeGroup starts production of VINCI engine combustion chamber
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July
Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017
China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. Carrying Shijian-18 communication satellite, the rocket was vertically transferred to the launch area at Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province on Monday. Shijian-18 will test ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station
Beijing (XNA) Jun 21, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab
Jiuquan (XNA) Jun 19, 2017
China to launch four more probes before 2021
Stanford engineers design a robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris
Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
Right now, about 500,000 pieces of human-made debris are whizzing around space, orbiting our planet at speeds up to 17,500 miles per hour. This debris poses a threat to satellites, space vehicles and astronauts aboard those vehicles. What makes tidying up especially challenging is that the debris exists in space. Suction cups don't work in a vacuum. Traditional sticky substances, like tape ... more
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Equipping form with function
Ames, IA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Making ferromagnets stronger by adding non-magnetic elements
San Francisco CA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Seeing the forest through the trees with a new LiDAR system
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Hints of Extra Dimensions in Gravitational Waves
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam found that hidden dimensions - as predicted by string theory - could influence gravitational waves. In a recently published paper they study the consequences of extra dimensions on these ripples in space-time, and predict whether their effects could be detected. LIGO's first detection of gravitational waves from ... more
Hannover, Germany (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
LISA Gravitational-Wave Observatory Selected as ESA L3 Mission
Baltimore MD (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Hubble Astronomers Measure White Dwarf's Mass with Relativity Experiment
Innsbruck, Austria (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Breaking Newton's Law
Dark Matter Day is approaching
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
A global hunt for the universe's missing matter is underway, and this autumn everyone is invited to join in. On and around October 31, 2017, events around the world will celebrate the hunt for the universe's unseen "dark matter." Dark Matter Day events will engage the public in discussions about dark matter, and about the many experiments that seek to solve its mysteries. Universitie ... more
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
'Pompom' Stars May Solve Quasar Puzzle
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Hubble captures massive dead disk galaxy that challenges theories of galaxy evolution
Amsterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Astronomers see mysterious nitrogen area in a butterfly-shaped star formation disk
China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July
Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017
China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. Carrying Shijian-18 communication satellite, the rocket was vertically transferred to the launch area at Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province on Monday. Shijian-18 will test ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station
Beijing (XNA) Jun 21, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab
Jiuquan (XNA) Jun 19, 2017
China to launch four more probes before 2021
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
Study suggests solar eruptions hit planet Earth like a sneeze
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
New analysis of plasma clouds ejected by the sun suggest solar eruptions behave like a sneeze. Until now, astronomers looked at cloud-like structures of coronal mass ejections as single entities. The latest research - detailed in the journal Scientific Reports - suggest CMEs are more like a sneeze or dust cloud, a collection of millions of individual plasma parcels, each acting indepe ... more
Los Angeles, CA (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
Eclipse Expectations Excite Escapades for Enlightenment
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
Rare US total solar eclipse excites Americans coast-to-coast
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
NASA Prepares for Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse with Live Coverage, Safety Information
SES Restores Capacity from AMC-9 Satellite
Luxembourg (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
SES has been able to draw on its global satellite fleet of over 50 geostationary satellites to rapidly restore customers capacity following a significant anomaly affecting the AMC-9 satellite on Saturday 17 June 2017. SES immediately engaged with customers and was able to quickly offer a restoration capacity plan to transfer services to alternative satellites and minimise disruption. By la ... more
Toulouse, France (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
OneWeb inaugurates production line Assembly, Integration, and Test of OneWeb satellites
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
HTS Capacity Lease Revenues to Reach More Than $6 Billion by 2025
McLean, VA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Second launch doubles number of Iridium NEXT satellites in orbit to 20
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Dutch scientists fete rare meteorite find
The Hague (AFP) June 26, 2017
Dutch scientists on Monday celebrated the rare discovery of meteorite in The Netherlands, which at 4.5-billion years old may hold clues to the birth of our solar system. "Meteorites are very special because we do not have rocks of this age on earth," said geologist Leo Kriegsman from the Naturalis biodiversity centre in Leiden in a YouTube video marking the occasion. The fist-sized meteo ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Impact Threat from Asteroid Apophis Cannot Be Ruled Out
Belfast, UK (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Queen's University scientist warns of asteroid danger
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
Are NEOs Coming to Earth?
AI Will Prepare Robots for the Unknown
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 26, 2017
How do you get a robot to recognize a surprise? That's a question artificial intelligence researchers are mulling, especially as A.I. begins to change space research. A new article in the journal Science: Robotics offers an overview of how A.I. has been used to make discoveries on space missions. The article, co-authored by Steve Chien and Kiri Wagstaff of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
Personalized exoskeletons are taking support one step farther
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Snake robot could help maintain space station, explore moon
Redwood City CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Numenta demonstrates machine intelligence algorithm for real-time anomaly detection

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