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The flow speeds of Antarctica's fastest-accelerating glaciers in 2008-2014 likely increased because of warm water blown into their bay by La Niña and another climate …
09.19 / 22:43
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Long Term Statistics of CHIRPS Rainfall Estimate generated by JRC will be available on EUMETCast from 20…
09.19 / 22:43
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The VIIRS Active Fire Product from NOAA will be available on EUMETCast from 20 September, and will replace the MODIS Fire…
09.19 / 22:43
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First release of the Oceansat-2 Scatterometer L2 25 km and 50 km winds data records are now available to…
09.19 / 22:43
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United Launch Alliance, a union of Atlas and Delta rockets formed a decade ago for U.S. government spacelift needs, will conduct its 25th deployment mission for the country's spy satellite agency Thursday…
09.19 / 22:42
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Inmarsat has selected Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to launch the first of two planned sixth-generation communications satellites on an H-2A rocket in 2020, giving the Japanese launcher its second commercial win in the global market to loft large geostationary telecom…
09.19 / 22:42
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Northrop Grumman announced Monday plans to acquire Orbital ATK, a company with a portfolio ranging from satellite manufacturing and orbital servicing to launch vehicles, missile defense and munitions, for approximately $9.2 billion, a combination officials promised will lead to better products at lower…
09.19 / 22:42
spaceflightnow.com
A new study by an international team of scientists takes a look at Venus' mysterious night side, which revealed some unexpected atmospheric phenomena The post Venus Express Probe Reveals the Planet’s Mysterious Night Side appeared first on Universe…
09.19 / 22:37
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Astronomers have discovered what may be the most compact binary supermassive black hole ever known in a galaxy about 400 million light years from Earth. The binary supermassive black hole is located inside the gas-rich interacting spiral galaxy NGC 7674 (Markarian 533) in the constellation Pegasus. The apparent separation of the two supermassive black holes…
09.19 / 22:37
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An international team of researchers led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has analyzed genome-wide data of 381 individuals from 85 language groups in Papua New Guinea and found that different groups within the country are genetically highly different from each other. The research is published in the journal Science. The island of New Guinea…
09.19 / 22:37
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River deposits exist across the Martian surface. A large sedimentary basin named Aeolis Dorsa contains some of the planet’s most spectacular and densely packed river deposits. In a new paper published in the Geological Society of America Bulletin, planetary researchers provide evidence that these deposits represent incised valleys carved and filled during falls and rises […
09.19 / 22:37
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A research team led by Boston University scientists has identified a new type of lung cell that is implicated in the body’s immune defense against pneumonia-causing bacteria. There are two classifications of cells in the human body: germ cells that are used to make sperm and eggs and somatic cells that make up every other […
09.19 / 22:37
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Employing an array of giant telescopes positioned in the New Mexico desert, astronomers have started a massive surveying project aimed at producing the most detailed view ever made of such a large portion of space using radio waves emitted from throughout the Milky Way and…
09.19 / 21:29
phys.org
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached its yearly lowest extent on Sept. 13, NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder have reported. Analysis of satellite data by NSIDC and NASA showed that at 1.79 million square miles (4.64 million square kilometers), this year's Arctic sea ice minimum extent is the eighth lowest in the consistent long-term satellite record, which began in…
09.19 / 20:46
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(Lomonosov Moscow State University) Astrophysicists from Moscow State University have found a new way to estimate the mass of supermassive black holes outside our galaxy, even if these holes are barely detectable. The results of the study were published in the Astronomy and Astrophysics…
09.19 / 20:46
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Richard Green as the Division Director in the Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST), effective 18 September 2017. Dr. Green brings to this position his exceptional experience both as an astronomer and a manager. He has worked as an astronomer at several facilities, including Kitt Peak National Observatory, Steward Observatory, and the National…
09.19 / 20:24
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AAS Nova provides brief highlights of recently published articles from the AAS journals, i.e., The Astronomical Journal (AJ) and The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements. The website's intent is to gain broader exposure for AAS authors and to provide astronomy researchers and enthusiasts with summaries of recent, interesting research across a wide range of astronomical fields. aasnova.jpg The following are the AAS Nova highlights…
09.19 / 20:24
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Join your colleagues at the 231st AAS meeting 8-12 January 2018 in Washington, DC. A stellar program of speakers and events is coming together and you don’t want to miss it! (Note that the 2018 AAS winter meeting will take place Monday-Friday instead of the usual Sunday-Thursday.) RegistrationMeeting registration is open! Register by Wednesday, 27 September — and make sure your membership is current — to receive the lowest rates. Find all of the details on the Registration page, and make s…
09.19 / 20:24
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This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brad Rogers at The Evolving Planet blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #527. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. Just email an […] The post Carnival of Space #527 appeared first on Universe Today…
09.19 / 19:20
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The scorching hot surface of Mercury seems like an unlikely place to find ice, but research over the past three decades has suggested that water is frozen on the first rock from the sun, hidden away on crater floors that are permanently shadowed from the sun's blistering rays. Now, a new study led by Brown University researchers suggests that there could be much more ice on Mercury's surface than previously…
09.19 / 17:19
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