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Rare first moment of stellar explosion captured by amateur astronomer

IMAGE: This is an artist's impression of a shock breakout. view more  Credit: Kavli IPMU The moment a supernova becomes visible in the sky has been captured by an amateur astronomer, and has helped an international team of researchers validate theoretical predictions about the initial evolution of such stellar explosions. How the structure of the exploding star affects the supernova properties. has remained an open question,…

The successful launch of Falcon Heavy prompts a roadmap for radioresistant...

IMAGE: The evolving set of strategies was proposed for increasing resistance to radiation in humans. view more  Credit: Insilico Medicine This massively-collaborative paper proposes the roadmap for making humans more resistant to radiation and multiple other forms of stress- and age- associated damage. For the first time the group presented the Hallmarks of Radioresistance. "The cost of one productive life year (PLY) for humans in space…

Improved Hubble yardstick gives fresh evidence for new physics in the...

IMAGE: This illustration shows 3 steps astronomers used to measure the universe's expansion rate (Hubble constant) to an unprecedented accuracy, reducing the total uncertainty to 2.3 percent. The measurements streamline and... view more  Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Feild (STScI), and A. Riess (STScI/JHU) Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to make the most precise measurements of the expansion rate of the universe since it was…

Astronomers discover S0-2 star is single and ready for big Einstein...

IMAGE: The orbit of S0-2 (light blue) located near the Milky Way's supermassive black hole will be used to test Einstein's Theory of General Relativity and generate potentially new gravitational models.... view more  Credit: S. SAKAI/A.GHEZ/W. M. KECK OBSERVATORY/ UCLA GALACTIC CENTER GROUP Maunakea, Hawaii- Astronomers have the "all-clear" for an exciting test of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, thanks to a new discovery about S0-2's…

International Space Station Crew Landing to Air Live on NASA Television

Three residents of the International Space Station are scheduled to complete their mission on the complex on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Coverage of their departure and landing back on Earth will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Amateur astronomer captures rare first light of massive exploding star

IMAGE: This is a color image of supernova 2016gkg in spiral galaxy NGC 613 taken by a group of UC Santa Cruz astronomers on Feb. 18, 2017, with the 1-meter Swope... view more  Credit: CARNEGIE INSTITUTION FOR SCIENCE, LAS CAMPANAS OBSERVATORY, CHILE Maunakea, Hawaii - Thanks to lucky snapshots taken by an amateur astronomer in Argentina, scientists have obtained their first view of the initial burst…

Students in California to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Students at Para Los Niños in Los Angeles will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 12:55 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 22. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

International team publishes roadmap to enhance radioresistance for space colonization

IMAGE: These are ways to reduce health risks from space radiation during deep space travels. Multiple approaches from medical selection of radioresistant individuals to gene therapy may be proposed. view more  Credit: Biogerontology Research Foundation, NASA Ames Research Center, Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate at Health Canada, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Oxford University, Insilico Medicine, Insilico Medicine Taiwan,... An international team of…

SwRI’s Alan Stern to receive National Award of Nuclear Science &...

SAN ANTONIO -- February 19, 2018 -- Dr. Alan Stern has been selected to receive the National Award of Nuclear Science & History from the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Stern, associate vice president of the Space Science and Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute, serves as principal investigator of NASA's New Horizons mission, which made headlines worldwide when the spacecraft returned remarkable…

The superionic form of water

IMAGE: Superionic water was only hypothesized in the 1980s, and had been described for the first time by a group of scientists at SISSA and ICTP, in association with a Max-Planck... view more  Credit: Erio Tosatti and Sandro Scandolo An original state, both solid and liquid at the same time: this is the latest news on a substance -water- so familiar to everyone but which appears…
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