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minor geomagnetic storm hits earth Minor Geomagnetic Storm Hits Earth
ASTRO WATCH A G1-class (minor) geomagnetic storm hit the Earth today (December 17) due to the arrival of an isolated, positive polarity coronal hole high-speed stream (CH HSS)... 6 hours
Dawn to Fly Closer to Ceres Than Ever in Mission's Final Phase
SPACE.COM NASA's Dawn mission to the main asteroid belt, granted a second extended mission earlier this year, will end later next year after a final... 9 hours
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ASTRO WATCH Seeing is believing, or so the saying goes. And in some cases, a world... 11 hours
Scientists Find ‘Smoke Rings’ in Earth’s Oceans
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of scientists from the United Kingdom has spotted the equivalent of smoke-rings in the Earth’s southern oceans which they think... 13 hours
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ASTRO WATCH The Lomonosov Project is a large-scale scientific and educational space project of Lomonosov Moscow State University aimed at studying space... 14 hours
a model of mars like protoplanets shed light on early solar activity A Model of Mars-Like Protoplanets Shed Light on Early Solar Activity
ASTRO WATCH A scientist from Siberian Federal University (SFU) and his colleagues from Austria and Germany... 14 hours
report highlights social and economic impacts of space weather Report Highlights Social and Economic Impacts of Space Weather
ASTRO WATCH Some experts in the emergency management community believe that the first "trillion-dollar storm" won't come in the form... 1 day
discovery of new planet reveals distant solar system to rival our own Discovery of New Planet Reveals Distant Solar System to Rival Our Own
ASTRO WATCH The discovery of an eighth planet circling the distant star Kepler-90 by University of Texas at Austin astronomer Andrew Vanderburg and Google’s Christopher Shallue... 1 day
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ASTRO WATCH A riot of color and light dances through this peculiarly shaped galaxy, NGC 5256. Its smoke-like plumes are flung out in all directions and the bright... 1 day
giant storms cause palpitations in saturn s atmospheric heartbeat Giant Storms Cause Palpitations in Saturn’s Atmospheric Heartbeat
ASTRO WATCH Immense northern storms on Saturn can disturb atmospheric patterns at the planet’s equator, finds the international Cassini mission in a... 1 day
Heavy-petroleum fuels raising vanadium emissions
SCIENCE DAILY Human emissions of the potentially harmful trace metal vanadium into Earth's atmosphere have spiked sharply since the start of the 21st century due in large part to industry's growing use of heavy oils, tar sands, bitumen and petroleum... 2 days
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SPACE NEWS NASA expects to purchase Earth science data from constellations of commercial satellites early next... 2 days
Rhea Retrospective: Cassini Probe's Last View of Battered Saturn Moon
SPACE.COM Rhea, an icy cratered moon that provided the first direct evidence of an oxygen atmosphere in the Saturn system, shines in its final image by the Cassini spacecraft. 2 days
how a student satellite solved a major space mystery How a Student Satellite Solved a Major Space Mystery
ASTRO WATCH A 60-year-old mystery regarding the source of some energetic and potentially damaging particles in Earth’s radiation belts is... 2 days
Six-decade-old space mystery solved with shoebox-sized satellite called a CubeSat
SCIENCE DAILY A 60-year-old mystery about the source of energetic, potentially damaging particles in Earth's radiation belts has been solved using data from a shoebox-sized satellite built and operated by... 2 days
How much can late Permian ecosystems tell us about modern Earth? A lot.
PHYS.ORG A whopping two hundred and fifty-two million years ago, Earth was crawling with bizarre animals, including dinosaur cousins resembling Komodo dragons and... 2 days
Heavy oils and petroleum coke raising vanadium emissions
PHYS.ORG Human emissions of the potentially harmful trace metal vanadium into Earth's atmosphere have spiked sharply since the start of the 21st century due in large part to industry's growing use of heavy... 2 days
60-Million-Year-Old Meteorite Impact Zone Discovered on Scotland’s Isle of Skye
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of geologists has found 60 million-year-old ejecta from a previously unknown meteorite impact on... 2 days
Mercury from industrialized nations is polluting the Arctic – here's how it gets there
PHYS.ORG Scientists have long understood that the Arctic is affected by mercury pollution, but know less about how it happens. Remote,... 3 days
Eight Exoplanets Orbit Sun-Like Star Kepler-90
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers reports the discovery of an eighth planet orbiting Kepler-90, a Sun-like star approximately 2,545 light-years from Earth in the constellation... 3 days
How can changing climate affect a civilization?
PHYS.ORG William (Billy) D'Andrea is a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory paleoclimatologist and a Center for Climate and Life Fellow; he studies how environments have changed over time by reconstructing climate history using the molecules preserved in... 3 days
The 2017 Geminid Meteor Shower: Amazing Photos by Stargazers
SPACE.COM The Geminid meteor shower of 2017 peaked overnight on Dec. 13 and 14 and thrilled stargazers able to see it with dazzling meteors. See photos from the meteor shower by... 3 days
Geminid Meteor Shower Puts on a Stellar Show for Stargazers (Photos)
SPACE.COM The best meteor display of 2017 - the Geminid meteor shower - peaked overnight last night and early Thursday (Dec. 14), producing stunning light displays of... 3 days
Engineers develop floating solar fuels rig for seawater electrolysis
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In a single hour, more energy from the sun hits the Earth than all the energy used by humankind in an entire year. Imagine if the sun's energy could be... 3 days
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Life on Mars: Exploration & Evidence
SPACE.COM Missions to Mars have searched, but haven't found definite proof of life past or present. 3 days
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SPACE.COM Mars is a moving target, so giving an exact distance from Earth depends on several factors. 3 days
AI has found an 8-planet system like ours in Kepler data
SCIENCE-NEWS An AI spotted an eighth planet circling a distant star, unseating the solar system as the sole record-holder for most known planets. 3 days
Record Breaker! 8th Alien Planet Found Around Distant Star
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists have discovered an eighth exoplanet, Kepler-90i, around a distant star, mirroring the number of planets in our own solar system. See how Google machine-learning technology and NASA's Kepler space... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH Three crew members who have been living and working aboard the International Space Station returned to... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH How long might a rocky, Mars-like planet be habitable if it were orbiting a red dwarf star? It’s a complex... 3 days
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SPACE NEWS Airbus has signed a contract with the European Space Agency to develop a Copernicus Data and Information Access Services, orDIAS,... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH Where do the molecules required for life originate? It may be that small organic molecules first appeared on earth and were later... 3 days
Record Breaker! 8th Alien Planet Found Around Distant Star
SPACE.COM Scientists have discovered an eighth exoplanet, Kepler-90i, around a distant star, mirroring the number of planets in our own solar system. See how Google machine-learning technology and NASA's Kepler space... 3 days
Saturn’s rings are surprisingly young and may be from shredded moons
SCIENCE-NEWS Final data from the Cassini spacecraft put a date and a mass on the gas giant’s iconic rings. 3 days
Google crunches data to help NASA find two new planets
REUTERS SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google and NASA said on Thursday that advanced computer analysis... 3 days
Researchers share perspective on key elements of ozone layer recovery
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Each year, ozone-depleting compounds in the upper atmosphere destroy the protective ozone layer, and in particular above Antarctica. The ozone layer acts as Earth's sunscreen by absorbing harmful... 3 days
Artificial intelligence, NASA data used to discover eighth planet circling distant star
SCIENCE DAILY Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling... 3 days
Interstellar Visitor Stays Silent: No Signs of Life Yet on 'Oumuamua
SPACE.COM An initial search for artificial signals coming from 'Oumuamua, the needle-shaped interloper that zoomed past Earth two months ago, have come up empty, scientists with the... 3 days
Discovery of new planet reveals distant solar system to rival our own
PHYS.ORG The discovery of an eighth planet circling the distant star Kepler-90 by University of Texas at Austin astronomer Andrew Vanderburg and Google's Christopher Shallue... 3 days
No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers
PHYS.ORG No alien signals have been detected from an interstellar, cigar-shaped space rock discovered travelling through our Solar System in October, researchers listening for evidence of extraterrestrial technology said Thursday. 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH Data collected by the Cassini spacecraft, before it was deliberately crashed into Saturn's atmosphere in September 2017, show that the planet's illustrious rings are... 3 days
Sumatran rhinos never recovered from losses during the Pleistocene, genome evidence shows
PHYS.ORG The Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) is one of the most threatened mammals on earth. By 2011, only about 200 of the rhinos were thought... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in... 3 days
Skye high impact: Geologists in Scotland discover a 60-million-year-old meteorite strike
SCIENCE DAILY Geologists exploring volcanic rocks on Scotland's Isle of Skye found something out-of-this-world instead: ejecta from a previously unknown, 60 million-year-old meteorite impact. The discovery, the first... 3 days
New Hubble Image Captures Collision of Two Disk Galaxies: NGC 5256
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA has released a beautiful photo taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of... 3 days
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ESA ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli returns to Earth after 139 days in space 3 days
The impact of naming winter storms
PHYS.ORG Adam Rainear '16 MA is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with an undergraduate degree in meteorology who served as a research assistant in the Office... 3 days
Bacterial control mechanism for adjusting to changing conditions
SCIENCE DAILY A fundamental prerequisite for life on earth is the ability of living organisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Physicists have now determined that the regulation mechanisms used by bacteria to adapt... 3 days
Residual strain despite mega earthquake
SCIENCE DAILY On Christmas Day 2016, the earth trembled in southern Chile. In the same region, the strongest earthquake ever measured occurred in 1960. A comparison of data from seismic and geodetic measurements during and after both earthquakes shows that... 4 days
Mars upside down
PHYS.ORG Which way is up in space? Planets are usually shown with the north pole at the top and the south pole at the bottom. In this remarkable image taken by ESA's Mars Express, the Red Planet is seen with north... 4 days
2016 extreme weather events and ties to climate change
PHYS.ORG According to a new research report published today in a special edition of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, the 2016 global average temperature and extreme heat wave over... 4 days
Scientists combine high-pressure research with NMR spectroscopy
PHYS.ORG For the first time, researchers at the University of Bayreuth and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have succeeded in applying nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in experiments analysing material samples under very high... 4 days
Geologists in Scotland discover a 60-million-year-old meteorite strike
PHYS.ORG Geologists exploring volcanic rocks on Scotland's Isle of Skye found something out-of-this-world instead: ejecta from a previously unknown, 60 million-year-old meteorite impact. The discovery, the first meteorite impact described within the British... 4 days
Drones, volcanoes and the 'computerisation' of the Earth
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The eruption of the Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia has been devastating, particularly for the 55,000 local people who have had to leave their homes and move into shelters. It has also... 4 days
See the Next Generation of Nuclear Power for Mars Missions (Video)
SPACE.COM NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy are collaborating on the next generation of nuclear generators, with a focus on crewed missions to Mars. 4 days
Image: The fault in our Mars
PHYS.ORG This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of northern Meridiani Planum shows faults that have disrupted layered deposits. Some of the faults produced a clean break along the layers, displacing and offsetting individual beds (yellow... 4 days
Next-generation GRACE satellites arrive at launch site
PHYS.ORG A pair of advanced U.S./German Earth research satellites with some very big shoes to fill is now at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base to begin final preparations for launch next spring. 4 days
Space capsule with 3 astronauts returns to Earth
PHYS.ORG Three astronauts on Thursday landed back on Earth after nearly six months aboard the International Space Station. 4 days
Scientist describes fundamental process when ice is compressed
PHYS.ORG Almost three-quarters of the earth's surface is covered by water. Almost two-thirds of the human body is made up of it. We drink it. We use it in our homes and in... 4 days
Bacterial control mechanism for adjusting to changing conditions
PHYS.ORG A fundamental prerequisite for life on earth is the ability of living organisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of California... 4 days
dawn to fly closer to ceres than ever in mission s final phase Dawn to fly closer to Ceres than ever in mission’s final phase
SPACE NEWS NASA’s Dawn mission to the main asteroid belt, granted a second extended mission earlier this year, will end later next year after a final... 4 days
Soyuz Crew Returns to Earth Safely After 139 Days on Space Station
SPACE.COM International Space Station crewmates from Russia, Italy and the United States are back on Earth, having landed after five months on orbit. Sergey Ryazanskiy,... 4 days
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ESA Which way is up in space? Planets are usually shown with the north pole at the top and the south pole at the bottom. In this remarkable image taken by... 4 days
paolo nespoli returns to earth Paolo Nespoli returns to Earth
ESA ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli landed back on Earth early this morning after 139 days in space. The ride home from the International Space Station required braking... 4 days
Will Trump send Americans to the Moon? Money talks: experts
PHYS.ORG US President Donald Trump's decision this week to return Americans to the Moon makes sense as a way to develop technology to one day reach Mars, but only... 4 days
Spanning disciplines in the search for life beyond Earth
SCIENCE DAILY Following a gold rush of exoplanet discovery, the next step in the search for life is determining which of the known exoplanets are proper candidates for life -- and for... 4 days
Giant storms cause palpitations in Saturn's atmospheric heartbeat
SCIENCE DAILY Immense northern storms on Saturn can disturb atmospheric patterns at the planet's equator, finds the international Cassini mission. 4 days
telescopes team up to study giant galaxy Telescopes Team Up to Study Giant Galaxy
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers have used two Australian radio telescopes and several optical telescopes to study complex mechanisms that are fueling jets of material blasting... 4 days
In Photos: President Trump Aims for the Moon with Space Policy Directive 1
SPACE.COM On Dec. 11, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Space Policy Directive 1, ordering NASA to return astronauts to the moon ahead... 4 days
does new horizons next target have a moon Does New Horizons’ Next Target Have a Moon?
ASTRO WATCH Scientists were already excited to learn this summer that New Horizons’ next flyby target – a Kuiper Belt object a... 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH Where do most of the elements essential for life on Earth come from? The answer: inside the furnaces of stars... 4 days
Tiny globetrotters: Bacteria which live in the Arctic and the Antarctic
SCIENCE DAILY Geoscientists have compared micro-organisms in the polar regions, noting that some bacteria can be found in both regions of Earth. 4 days
Hubble Team Releases Incredible Image of Globular Cluster Messier 79
SCI-NEWS.COM This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the globular star cluster Messier 79. Messier 79, otherwise... 4 days
Major space mystery solved using data from student satellite
PHYS.ORG A 60-year-old mystery regarding the source of some energetic and potentially damaging particles in Earth's radiation belts is now solved using data from a shoebox-sized satellite built and operated by... 4 days
Mars mission sheds light on habitability of distant planets
SCIENCE DAILY Insights from NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, mission about the loss of the Red Planet's atmosphere can help scientists understand the habitability of rocky planets orbiting other... 4 days
Mars mission sheds light on habitability of distant planets
PHYS.ORG How long might a rocky, Mars-like planet be habitable if it were orbiting a red dwarf star? It's a complex question but one that NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution... 4 days
Why This Explosive, Mars-Like Volcanic Island Fascinates NASA
SPACE.COM Life on Mars may have looked a lot like Tonga. 4 days
Humanity's Expansion into Deep Space Is Inevitable, Industry Experts Say
SPACE.COM There will be a market for humanity's expansion beyond Earth orbit, industry experts said — but none of them can predict what form that market will take. 4 days
Ursid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where & How to See It This Month
SPACE.COM The Ursid meteor shower will peak in the early morning on Dec. 22, 2017, but it won’t be a very spectacular shooting-star... 4 days
Spanning disciplines in the search for life beyond Earth
PHYS.ORG The search for life beyond Earth is riding a surge of creativity and innovation. Following a gold rush of exoplanet discovery over the past two decades, it is time to... 4 days
Giant storms cause palpitations in Saturn's atmospheric heartbeat
PHYS.ORG Immense northern storms on Saturn can disturb atmospheric patterns at the planet's equator, finds the international Cassini mission in a study led by Dr Leigh Fletcher from the University of Leicester. 4 days
Simulations Reveal Why Meteoroids Explode Before They Reach Earth
SCI-NEWS.COM According to a paper published in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Earth’s atmosphere is a better shield... 4 days
Geminid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where & How to See It Tonight
SPACE.COM The Geminid meteor shower peaks on Dec. 13. This guide tells you the best times and places to see these shooting stars (no equipment... 4 days
Residual strain despite mega earthquake
PHYS.ORG On Christmas Day 2016, the earth trembled in southern Chile. In the same region, the strongest earthquake ever measured occurred in 1960. A comparison of data from seismic and geodetic measurements during and after both earthquakes shows that... 4 days
Oh my stars! Stage set for 'spectacular' meteor show
PHYS.ORG A thin, waning moon should allow for uninterrupted views Wednesday night of the annual Geminid shooting star show, set to be "spectacular" this year, astronomers say. 4 days
A better understanding of ancient landscapes
SCIENCE DAILY Geologists use zircon mineral grains to reconstruct what the Earth and its landscapes looked like in ancient times. A new study suggests that scientists may be able to better leverage zircon data to understand how landscapes... 5 days
Geoscientists compare micro-organisms in the polar regions
PHYS.ORG Although the Arctic and Antarctic regions are at opposite ends of the earth, they have a similar diversity of bacteria and other microscopic life. These are the findings of an international team of researchers... 5 days
New research improves understanding of ancient landscapes
SCIENCE DAILY Geologists use zircon mineral grains to reconstruct what the Earth and its landscapes looked like in ancient times. A new study suggests that scientists may be able to better leverage zircon data to understand... 5 days
Seven Earth-sized planets entered the spotlight this year
SCIENCE-NEWS The discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single cool star fuels a debate over what counts as good news in the search for life outside the solar system. 5 days
Stirring up a quantum spin-liquid with disorder
PHYS.ORG Disorder is generally thought to be detrimental to creating materials with unusual magnetism or other quantum phenomena. However, a team found that weak disorder surprisingly stabilizes a rare quantum state called a quantum spin... 5 days
How crashing neutron stars killed off some of our best ideas about what 'dark energy' is
PHYS.ORG There was much excitement when scientists witnessed the violent collision of two ultra-dense, massive stars more... 5 days
Spectacular Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight! How to Watch Online
LIVE SCIENCE If it's clear outside on Wednesday night (Dec. 13) and Thursday morning (Dec. 14) before dawn, be sure to go outdoors. One of the year's top meteor showers,... 5 days
Earth-Like Planet? Not So Fast — Scientist Says to Watch Your Words
SPACE.COM Astronomers shouldn't throw around terms such as "Earth-like planet" and "habitable world" too freely, one researcher warns. 5 days
Space Station Crew Returns to Earth Tonight: How to Watch Live
SPACE.COM Three space travelers will depart from the International Space Station (ISS) tonight after a six-month stay aboard the orbiting laboratory. 5 days
Spectacular Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight! How to Watch Online
SPACE.COM If it's clear outside on Wednesday night (Dec. 13) and Thursday morning (Dec. 14) before dawn, be sure to go outdoors. One of the year's top meteor showers,... 5 days
Dreaming of a White Cosmos: Hubble Spots Star Blizzard
SPACE.COM A seasonally appropriate blizzard of stars fills this Hubble view of a cluster located 41,000 light-years from Earth. The image captures 150,000 glittering stars. 5 days
Amber discovery shows 'Dracula' sucked blood of feathered dinosaurs
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ticks, the notorious disease-spreading parasites, have been making life miserable far longer than human beings... 5 days
Amazon floodplain trees emit as much methane as all Earth's oceans combined
PHYS.ORG Environmental scientists from The Open University (OU) have discovered that trees growing in the Amazon floodplains surrounding the Amazon River emit as much methane... 5 days
New island offers clues in search for life on Mars: NASA
PHYS.ORG The world's newest island—formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific three years ago—may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars, NASA said... 5 days
Engineers develop floating solar fuels rig for seawater electrolysis
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Can data save dolphins? How scientists are using NASA data to study link between solar storms and animal beachings
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Jellyfish have superpowers – and other reasons they don't deserve their bad reputation
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How does it look when Earth is bombarded with dark matter?
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