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Researchers Discuss Science Launching on Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 8, to discuss select science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on the next Northrop Grumman commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

New insights on comet tails are blowing in the solar wind

Engineers and scientists gathered around a screen in an operations room at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., eager to lay their eyes on the first data from NASA's STEREO spacecraft. It was January 2007, and the twin STEREO satellites -- short for Solar and Terrestrial Relations Observatory -- which had launched just months before, were opening their instruments' eyes for the first time.…

NASA finds Tropical Depression Yutu fading off China coast

IMAGE: NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Depression Yutu fading off the coast of southeastern China on Nov. 2. view more  Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Once a Super Typhoon, now a ghost of its former self, Tropical Depression Yutu was fading off the coast of southeastern China on Nov.2 when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead. The MODIS…

Astrophysics: First detailed observations of material orbiting close to a black...

IMAGE: Matter circles closely around Sagittarius A*. view more  Credit: ESO and Digitized Sky Survey. Davide DeMartin and S. Guisard The novel GRAVITY instrument, combining the light of all four telescopes of the ESO VLT for a 'super-telescope' of 130m diameter, has allowed dramatic progress in testing the paradigm that a super-massive black hole resides at the centre of our Milky Way (and most other massive…

Army scientist seeks enhanced soldier systems through quantum research

IMAGE: Dr. Elizabeth Goldschmidt, U.S. Army Research Laboratory view more  Credit: U.S. Army photo Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Joint Quantum Institute have created a pristine quantum light source that has the potential to lead to more secure communications and enhanced sensing capabilities for Soldiers. ARL's Dr. Elizabeth Goldschmidt and JQI's Dr. Sunil Mittal and Prof. Mohammad Hafezi discuss this research in…

NASA expert to discuss interstellar space travel at the Optical Society...

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 1 -- New directed energy propulsion systems may enable the first interstellar missions, with small, robotic spacecraft exploring neighboring solar systems, according to experimental cosmologist Philip Lubin. He will present these and other advances at The Optical Society's (OSA) Laser Congress, Light the Future Speaker Series, 4-8 Nov. in Boston. Imagine a wafer-thin spacecraft powered by laser light capable of speeds greater…

Story tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory,...

IMAGE: ORNL researchers created a simulation framework to study how coordinated connected and automated vehicles could improve traffic flow and reduce energy consumption during a merging on-ramp scenario while interacting with... view more  Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Dept. of Energy Transportation--Going with the flow Self-driving cars promise to keep traffic moving smoothly and reduce fuel usage, but proving those advantages has been a challenge…

University of Nebraska-Lincoln is founding member of laser-science network

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Extreme Light Laboratory is one of the founding members of a new research network intended to unite the nation's most powerful laser facilities. The network, LaserNetUS, will give U.S. scientists increased access to high-intensity, ultrafast laser facilities across the country. It features the most powerful lasers in the United States, including lasers with powers approaching or exceeding a petawatt -- a…

Experience High-Res Science in First 8K Footage from Space

Fans of science in space now can experience fast-moving footage in even higher definition as NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) deliver the first 8K ultra high definition (UHD) video of astronauts living, working and conducting research from the International Space Station.

Time-lapse shows thirty years in the life of supernova 1987A

IMAGE: A time-lapse created by U of T astronomer Yvette Cendes shows the shockwave of Supernova 1987A expanding outward over thirty years and slamming into debris that ringed the original star... view more  Credit: Yvette Cendes, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto [TORONTO] Since it first appeared in the southern night sky on February 24th 1987, Supernova 1987A has been one of the…
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