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Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center announces retirement - WVTM13

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 9:02am

WVTM13

Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center announces retirement
WVTM13
The director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville has announced he is retiring effective July 27. Todd May was named to the position of director in February 2016. He managed a broad range of propulsion, scientific and space ...
Director of Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama retiringYellowhammer News
Marshall Space Flight Center Head RetiringAlabama Public Radio

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How Metro State Students Are Stopping Asteroids From Destroying the Earth - Westword

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 8:45am

Westword

How Metro State Students Are Stopping Asteroids From Destroying the Earth
Westword
Metropolitan State University of Denver students have a new mission: preventing the Earth from being destroyed by asteroids. No, this isn't the plot of a Bruce Willis movie remake. The Asteroid Institute, an arm of the B612 Foundation, a nonprofit that ...
British company at forefront of asteroid gold rush 'which could net £75 billion for everyone on Earth'Yahoo News UK
How asteroid could earn everyone on earth £75 billion?TechnoStalls
Asteroid gold rush: $100 billion for everyone on Earth?WND.com
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Could Alien Life Handle the Radiation in 3-Star Alpha Centauri System? - Space.com

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 7:20am

Space.com

Could Alien Life Handle the Radiation in 3-Star Alpha Centauri System?
Space.com
The levels of X-ray radiation streaming from Alpha Centauri A and B — two of the three stars in the nearest solar system to our own — are comparable to those emitted by our own sun, according to a new study based on observations by NASA's Chandra X ...
X-Rays Pose No Threat to Alpha Centauri AB Exoplanets, Chandra Data ShowSci-News.com
Hawking's microbot vision for Alpha Centauri edges closerCosmos

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Ancient volcanism shows our emissions can trigger a mass marine extinction - ZME Science

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 6:20am

ZME Science

Ancient volcanism shows our emissions can trigger a mass marine extinction
ZME Science
Ancient volcanism offers a glimpse into the future effects of climate change. Bali eruption. Volcanic eruption in Bali, Indonesia. Image credits Alit Suarnegara. Right now, global climate patterns are swinging wildly (in geological terms), powered by ...
Volcanic eruptions, declining oxygen levels killing marine lifeThe Siasat Daily
Volcanic activity reducing ocean oxygen may have caused ancient organisms extinctionThe News Recorder (India Edition)

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Discovery of the oldest mammal in Brazil pays tribute to David Bowie - Phys.Org

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 6:13am

Phys.Org

Discovery of the oldest mammal in Brazil pays tribute to David Bowie
Phys.Org
Brasilestes stardusti is the name given to the oldest known mammal found in Brazil. It lived in what is now the northwest of São Paulo State at the end of the Mesozoic Era between 87 million and 70 million years ago. It is the only Brazilian mammal ...
Oldest Mammal Known From Brazil Named In Tribute To David BowieInternational Business Times
The creature, Brazil's oldest known mammal fossil, has been named Brasilestes stardusti.The London Economic

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Indian PRL scientists discover an 'EPIC' planet - The Hindu

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 4:03am

The Hindu

Indian PRL scientists discover an 'EPIC' planet
The Hindu
In an epic Indian discovery, a team from the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, has spotted for the first time a distant planet six times bigger than Earth and revolving around a Sun-like star about 600 light years away. Both the planet and the ...
Indian researchers discover a new planet having 19.5 days in one yearThe TeCake
India discovers new planet where a year lasts for only 19.5 daysBusiness Recorder (press release)
Found the system with earth-like planets,10,000 Couples
PersonalTech MD (blog) -Times of India
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NASA Opportunity Mars Rover Struck by Huge Dust Storm That's Bigger than North America - Yahoo News UK

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 2:52am

Yahoo News UK

NASA Opportunity Mars Rover Struck by Huge Dust Storm That's Bigger than North America
Yahoo News UK
A vast dust storm larger than the entire North American continent is currently raging on Mars—and it has forced NASA to suspend the scientific operations of its Opportunity rover. The storm—which covers an area of more than 7 million square miles ...
Right Now, NASA's Opportunity Is Battling a Potentially Deadly Martian Dust StormInfosurhoy

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The NASA Engineer Making STEM Sing - San Mateo Daily Journal

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 2:18am

San Mateo Daily Journal

The NASA Engineer Making STEM Sing
San Mateo Daily Journal
Growing up, Dajae never saw anyone like her represented in the world of STEM. But after attending Missouri University of Science and Technology as a college athlete, she discovered a love for engineering. Today, she's an engineer at the NASA facility ...
Diversity and inclusion harmMarshalltown Times Republican

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99 Million Year Old 'Gliding' Beetle Found Preserved in Amber - Newsweek

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:06pm

Newsweek

99 Million Year Old 'Gliding' Beetle Found Preserved in Amber
Newsweek
You need a microscope to see the details of Kekveus jason, a tiny beetle that was trapped in amber 99 million years ago. Scientists recently discovered the 0.536-millimeter creature, and found that it has feathery fringes on its wings so that it can ...
Meet Jason, the Tiny Beetle Stuck in Amber for 99 Million YearsGizmodo UK

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Kepler Space Telescope Detects New Solar System Twins: 1 Hosts 3 Earth-Sized Exoplanets - Tech Times

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:04pm

Tech Times

Kepler Space Telescope Detects New Solar System Twins: 1 Hosts 3 Earth-Sized Exoplanets
Tech Times
Astronomers, who work on the K2 mission of NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, discovered two new planetary systems similar to the Solar System. One of the systems is reported to host three planets similar to the size of Earth. Researchers at the University ...
Astrophysicist Says 2.86 Million Earth-Like Planets Could Orbit a Black HoleOuter Places
Star system with three Earth-sized planets foundThe Hindu
Newly Discovered Sub-Saturn Planet Has Only 19.5 Days In A YearPersonalTech MD (blog)
League Of India
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SpaceX plans new facilities at KSC to support more launches, landings - Spaceflight Now

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 9:14pm

Spaceflight Now

SpaceX plans new facilities at KSC to support more launches, landings
Spaceflight Now
An airport-like control tower standing up to 30 stories tall is the centerpiece of SpaceX's planned rocket refurbishment and operations base proposed for vacant land at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Information published in a draft ...
Durians, Tesla Roadster And Other Strange Items Orbiting The EarthEconomic Times
Kennedy Space Center Officials Review Proposed SpaceX ExpansionExecutiveBiz (blog)
Prepare for liftoff: Here's a list of upcoming important SpaceX rocket launchesYahoo News
Latest Industry News (press release) (blog)
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Scientists unearth new species of earliest tetrapod in Eastern Cape - sbDirtySouthSoccer

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 8:52pm

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Scientists unearth new species of earliest tetrapod in Eastern Cape
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Both of the amphibians were reportedly are in the category of early tetrapods, and they are in the groups which encompass all the terrestrial vertebrates. The Minister added that it also provided answers as to what occurred before humans existed ...
Fossils of Devonian which are found in South Africa are evolved in AntarcticaThe News Recorder (India Edition)

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NASA Is Being Sued Over a Woman's Vial of Neil Armstrong's 'Moon Dust' - Inverse

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 6:58pm

Inverse

NASA Is Being Sued Over a Woman's Vial of Neil Armstrong's 'Moon Dust'
Inverse
When Laura Murray Cicco was ten years old, she received a gift that was literally out of this world. At least it used to be: Her vial of alleged moon dust had passed from the hands of none other than astronaut Neil Armstrong to her father, to her ...
Woman sues over moon dustKWTX
A woman from Tennessee is suing NASA for lunar dustThe Siver Telegram

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Astronomers have discovered a star surrounded by clouds of nanodiamonds - The Siver Times

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 6:23pm

The Siver Times

Astronomers have discovered a star surrounded by clouds of nanodiamonds
The Siver Times
Astronomers accidentally discovered another space anomaly. Gas-dust cocoons of some “star-boys” consist of countless nano-diamonds, glowing brightly in the microwave range, say astronomers in an article published in the journal Nature Astronomy.

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Astronomers have discovered in our galaxy the mysterious star - The Siver Times

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 6:23pm

The Siver Times

Astronomers have discovered in our galaxy the mysterious star
The Siver Times
Scientists believed them to be clouds of interstellar gas. Previously, scientists thought discovered in the center of the galaxy G-object is a dust cloud. The new theory is that it is enormously increased in volume stars. In the center of the milky way ...

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Alabama's famous rockets need some help to stay on display - AL.com

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 6:10pm

AL.com

Alabama's famous rockets need some help to stay on display
AL.com
The rockets that put America in space and gave Huntsville its "Rocket City" nickname need some help. To get it, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center launched a fund drive Monday to preserve its historic outdoor display of Army and NASA rockets, plus the ...
US Space and Rocket Center launches Rocket Preservation Campaignrocketcitynow.com
US Space and Rocket Center seeking help with preserving rocketsWAFF

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Mysterious 'Puffy' Objects Lurk Near the Milky Way's Monster Black Hole - Space.com

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 5:50pm

Space.com

Mysterious 'Puffy' Objects Lurk Near the Milky Way's Monster Black Hole
Space.com
Near the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way's center, astronomers have discovered strange, puffy objects that look like gas clouds but act like stars. A team led by Anna Ciurlo, a postdoctoral scholar in the Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics ...
What are these 'weird structures'? Mystery objects spotted close to the Milky Way's supermassive black hole leave ...Daily Mail

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Earth Is Showered With Interstellar Dust That May Be Older Than the Sun - Newsweek

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 3:00pm

Newsweek

Earth Is Showered With Interstellar Dust That May Be Older Than the Sun
Newsweek
When comets pass close to the sun, they give off a residue of particles that make their way through the Earth's atmosphere. This dust, scientists have reported, might be older than the sun itself. Scientists discovered grains called GEMS (glass with ...
Experiments trace interstellar dust back to solar system's formationEurekAlert (press release)
Exploring the dusty prehistory of the solar systemPhys.Org

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The asteroid trillionaires - physicsworld.com

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:43pm

physicsworld.com

The asteroid trillionaires
physicsworld.com
The race to the riches of asteroids is on, with several private companies vying for funding to become the first space miners. Andrew Glester digs into the issues involved in making money from asteroids. “I'll make a prediction right now. The first ...
New asteroid gold rush 'could earn everyone on Earth £75 billion'Metro
This One Burned Up, But What About The Next One?Eugene Daily News

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Milky Way MYSTERY: 'STRANGE' objects spotted at the heart of the galaxy - Express.co.uk

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:07pm

Express.co.uk

Milky Way MYSTERY: 'STRANGE' objects spotted at the heart of the galaxy
Express.co.uk
To add even more mystery to the “weird structures”, they are able to survive despite being near to Sagittarius A* – The Milky Way's biggest supermassive black hole which has an intense gravitational pull. The objects are moving extremely fast and ...
Scientists left baffled by mystery objects looming near Milky Way's supermassive black holeThe Sun
Mystery objects spotted come close to the Milky Way's supermassive black hole baffle scientistsInfosurhoy
Know about the Mystery Puff near The Galactic CenterThe Industry Herald (blog)
APN News
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