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NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman Cygnus Launch from Virginia

Media accreditation now is open for the launch from Virginia of Northrop Grumman’s 10th commercial resupply services mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station aboard its Cygnus spacecraft.

Conflict in space doesn’t always look like ‘Star Wars’

IMAGE: Imagine driving on an unfamiliar route and suddenly your GPS navigation cuts out. Later it becomes clear that this was due to a blackout of a satellite. view more  Credit: Springer Nature Switzerland AG Imagine driving on an unfamiliar route and suddenly your GPS navigation cuts out. Later it becomes clear that this was due to a blackout of a satellite. If scenarios as encountered…

Russian Science Foundation grant winners for 2019 announced

Every project is to receive from 4 to 6 million rubles during the following three years (2019 - 2021). Ten of the winners belong to the category "Fundamental and research projects by groups": Sergey Kharintsev, Institute of Physics - "Synthesis and research of a new class of nanocomposite ceramics with degenerate dielectric permittivity for optical plasmon applications"; Anatolii Mokshin, Institute of Physics - "Theoretical, simulation…

NASA finds a cloud-filled eye in Typhoon Man-yi

IMAGE: On Nov. 23 the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Typhoon Man-yi that revealed a cloud-filled eye and a powerful storm. view more  Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed Typhoon Man-yi's eye had become cloud-filled. On Nov. 23 the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's…

Secrets of the ‘blue supergiant’ revealed

Blue supergiants are the rock-and-roll stars of the universe. They are massive stars that live fast and die young which makes them rare and difficult to study, even with modern telescopes. Before space telescopes, few blue supergiants had been observed, so our knowledge of these stars was limited. Leading astrophysicist Dr Tamara Rogers, from Newcastle University, UK, and her team have been working for the…

Sandia launches a bus into space

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Sandia National Laboratories recently launched a bus into space. Not the kind with wheels that go round and round, but the kind of device that links electronic devices (a USB cable, short for "universal serial bus," is one common example). The bus was among 16 total experiments aboard two sounding rockets that were launched as part of the National Nuclear Security Administration's…

X-ray pulse detected near event horizon as black hole devours star

IMAGE: This artist's impression shows hot gas orbiting in a disk around a rapidly-spinning black hole. The elongated spot depicts an X-ray-bright region in the disk, which allows the spin of... view more  Credit: NASA/CXC/M. Weiss (CAMBRIDGE, MA) - On Nov. 22, 2014, astronomers spotted a rare event in the night sky: A supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy, nearly 300 million light…

LOFAR radio telescope reveals secrets of solar storms

IMAGE: The Sun and a radio burst captured in September 2017 by a NOAA spacecraft and the LOFAR radio telescope. view more  Credit: NOAA, LOFAR. An international team of scientists led by a researcher from Trinity College Dublin and University of Helsinki announced a major discovery on the very nature of solar storms in the journal Nature Astronomy. The team showed that solar storms can accelerate…

Proving what can’t be seen

University of Miami astrophysicist Nico Cappelluti studies the sky. An assistant professor in the Physics Department, Cappelluti is intrigued by the cosmic phenomena of super massive black holes, the nature of dark matter, and active galactic nuclei, which is the very bright light source found at the center of many galaxies. Recently, Cappelluti published findings that could give insight on a subject scientists and astrophysicists…

NASA finds Tropical Cyclone’s Vayu getting stretched

IMAGE: On June 14, 2019 at 0359 UTC (0859 UTC) the AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed cloud top temperatures of Tropical Cyclone Vayu in infrared light. AIRS found coldest... view more  Credit: NASA JPL/Heidar Thrastarson When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean, it captured an infrared image that revealed Tropical Cyclone Vayu was elongating. That's never a good sign for a…
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