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NASA Solar System & Beyond

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  • NASA Mission Reveals Asteroid Has Big Surprises
    19 March 2019, 5:33 pm
    A NASA spacecraft that will return a sample of a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu to Earth in 2023 made the first-ever close-up observations of particle plumes erupting from an asteroid’s surface.

  • NASA to Host Media Teleconference on Asteroid Sample Return Mission
    14 March 2019, 5:00 pm
    NASA is hosting a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, March 19, to announce new science from the agency’s first mission to return to Earth an asteroid sample that may contain unaltered material from the very beginning of our solar system.

  • March 11 Events Highlight NASA’s Moon to Mars Plans at Goddard
    6 March 2019, 5:30 pm
    NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland invites media on Monday, March 11, to get an up-close look at Moon to Mars related work taking place at the center.

  • New ‘NASA Science Live’ Program Premieres This Week
    25 February 2019, 4:17 pm
    NASA invites you to take a behind-the-scenes look at how the agency explores Earth and outer space with a new monthly television series that premieres this week.

  • NASA-Funded Research Creates DNA-like Molecule to Aid Search for Alien Life
    21 February 2019, 9:23 pm
    In a research breakthrough funded by NASA, scientists have synthesized a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information. This unprecedented feat suggests there could be an alternative to DNA-based life, as we know it on Earth – a genetic system for life that may be possible on other worlds.

  • NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe
    13 February 2019, 10:00 pm
    NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy’s planetary systems.

  • NASA Research Reveals Saturn is Losing Its Rings at “Worst-Case-Scenario” Rate
    17 December 2018, 5:00 pm
    New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 & 2 observations made decades ago. The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field.

  • NASA’s Newly Arrived OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Already Discovers Water on Asteroid
    10 December 2018, 6:11 pm
    Recently analyzed data from NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has revealed water locked inside the clays that make up its scientific target, the asteroid Bennu.

  • NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space
    10 December 2018, 2:00 pm
    For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun.

  • NASA InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds
    7 December 2018, 5:13 pm
    NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet. A media teleconference about these sounds will be held today at 12:30 p.m. EST (9:30 a.m. PST).

Astronomy News - ScienceDaily

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  • Jupiter's unknown journey revealed
    22 March 2019, 3:57 pm
    The giant planet Jupiter was formed four times further from the sun than its current orbit, and migrated inwards in the solar system over a period of 700,000 years. Researchers found proof of this incredible journey thanks to a group of asteroids close to Jupiter.

  • Giant X-ray 'chimneys' are exhaust vents for vast energies produced at Milky Way's center
    20 March 2019, 9:49 pm
    At the center of our galaxy, where an enormous black hole blasts out energy as it chows down on interstellar detritus while neighboring stars burst to life and explode. astronomers have discovered two exhaust channels -- dubbed the 'galactic center chimneys' -- that appear to funnel matter and energy away from the cosmic fireworks.

  • The rise and fall of Ziggy star formation and the rich dust from ancient stars
    19 March 2019, 9:35 pm
    Researchers have detected a radio signal from abundant interstellar dust in MACS0416_Y1, a galaxy 13.2 billion light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. Standard models can't explain this much dust in a galaxy this young, forcing us to rethink the history of star formation. Researchers now think MACS0416_Y1 experienced staggered star formation with two intense starburst periods 300 million and 600 million years after the Big Bang with a quiet phase in between.

  • Water-bearing minerals on asteroid Bennu
    19 March 2019, 6:51 pm
    Astronomers have discovered evidence of abundant water-bearing minerals on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu. Using early spectral data from NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft orbiting the asteroid, the team identified infrared properties similar to those in a type of meteorite called carbonaceous chondrites.

  • Hayabusa2 probes asteroid Ryugu for secrets
    19 March 2019, 5:59 pm
    The first data received from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft in orbit of asteroid Ryugu helps space scientists explore conditions in the early solar system. The space probe gathered vast amounts of images and other data which gives researchers clues about Ryugu's history, such as how it may have formed from a larger parent body. These details in turn allow researchers to better estimate quantities and types of materials essential for life that were present as Earth formed.

  • NASA's Fermi Satellite clocks 'cannonball' pulsar speeding through space
    19 March 2019, 5:42 pm
    Astronomers have found a runaway pulsar hurtling through space at nearly 2.5 million miles an hour -- so fast it could travel the distance between Earth and the Moon in just 6 minutes.

  • Carbon monoxide detectors could warn of extraterrestrial life
    19 March 2019, 3:07 pm
    Scientists have used computer models of chemistry in the biosphere and atmosphere to identify two intriguing scenarios in which carbon monoxide readily accumulates in the atmospheres of living planets. The models show that relatively high amounts of carbon monoxide are compatible with life and should not automatically rule out the possibility of life on some planets.

  • Superbugs have colonized the International Space Station -- but there's a silver lining
    19 March 2019, 1:39 pm
    Researchers have taken another small step towards deep space exploration, by testing a new silver- and ruthenium-based antimicrobial coating aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Their study shows that the AGXX® dramatically reduced the number of bacteria on contamination-prone surfaces -- and could help protect future astronauts beyond the moon and Mars.

  • Spiraling giants: Witnessing the birth of a massive binary star system
    18 March 2019, 5:10 pm
    Scientists have made observations of a molecular cloud that is collapsing to form two massive protostars that will eventually become a binary star system. The observations showed that already at this early stage, the cloud contains two objects, a massive 'primary' central star and another 'secondary' forming star, also of high mass.

  • Dormant viruses activate during spaceflight
    16 March 2019, 9:22 pm
    Herpes viruses reactivate in more than half of crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions. While only a small proportion develop symptoms, virus reactivation rates increase with spaceflight duration and could present a significant health risk on missions to Mars and beyond.

  • Bernese Mars camera CaSSIS returns spectacular images
    14 March 2019, 5:31 pm
    Three years ago, on March 14 2016, the Bernese Mars camera CaSSIS started its journey to Mars with the 'ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter' spacecraft. The camera system has been observing Mars from its primary science orbit since April 2018 and provides high-resolution, color images of the surface. On 2 March 2019, CaSSIS also delivered its first image of InSight, NASA's lander on Mars.

  • A cosmic bat in flight
    14 March 2019, 3:13 pm
    Hidden in one of the darkest corners of the Orion constellation, this Cosmic Bat is spreading its hazy wings through interstellar space 2,000 light-years away. It is illuminated by the young stars nestled in its core -- despite being shrouded by opaque clouds of dust, their bright rays still illuminate the nebula. Too dim to be discerned by the naked eye, NGC 1788 reveals its soft colors to ESO's Very Large Telescope in this image -- the most detailed to date.

  • Neural networks predict planet mass
    13 March 2019, 7:32 pm
    To find out how planets form astrophysicists run complicated and time consuming computer calculations. Scientists have now developed a totally novel approach to speed up this process dramatically. They use deep learning based on artificial neural networks, a method that is well known in image recognition.

  • Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes in the early universe
    13 March 2019, 4:47 pm
    Astronomers have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes that were formed when the universe was only 5 percent of its current age.

  • ALMA observes the formation sites of solar-system-like planets
    13 March 2019, 4:47 pm
    Researchers have spotted the formation sites of planets around a young star resembling our sun. Two rings of dust around the star, at distances comparable to the asteroid belt and the orbit of Neptune in our solar system, suggest that we are witnessing the formation of a planetary system similar to our own.

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