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Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 14.03.2019
ESA green light for UK's air-breathing rocket engine
ESA green light for UK’s air-breathing rocket engine
The development programme of the world's first air-breathing rocket engine has taken an additional significant step forward, which will lead to major testing milestones being undertaken within the next 18 months.

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 14.03.2019
Bernese Mars camera CaSSIS returns spectacular images
Three years ago, on 14 March 2016, the Bernese Mars camera CaSSIS started its journey to Mars with the "ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter" spacecraft.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.03.2019
Astrophysicists Once Again Seek Public’s Help to Unmask Muons Disguised as Gamma Rays
Muon Hunters 2: Return of the Ring, launches new Zooniverse citizen science project on March 14th, 2019. After achieving highly successful results with their citizen science project, Muon Hunters , in 2017, scientists from the VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) gamma-ray observatory-a part of the Center for Astrophysics Harvard & Smithsonian at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in Amado, Arizona-collaboration are once again asking the public for help in identifying hundreds of thousands of ring patterns produced in the cameras at VERITAS.

Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 14.03.2019
ESA greenlight for UK's air-breathing rocket engine
ESA greenlight for UK’s air-breathing rocket engine
The development programme of the world's first air-breathing rocket engine has taken an additional significant step forward, which will lead to major testing milestones being undertaken within the next 18 months.

Astronomy / Space Science - 13.03.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Mathematics - 13.03.2019
Do Perfect Circles Exist? Maybe
Can a perfect circle exist? Mathematically speaking, of course. A circle is a collection of points equidistant from a fixed center point, and a simple equation can tell us whenever a shape meets this definition.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 12.03.2019
Microgravity research after the International Space Station
Researchers say new facilities in space should be available to scientists from any country.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 11.03.2019
Gateway to the Moon
Gateway to the Moon
The International Space Station partners have endorsed plans to continue the development of the Gateway , an outpost around the Moon that will act as a base to support both robots and astronauts exploring the lunar surface.

Business / Economics - Astronomy / Space Science - 08.03.2019

Mechanical Engineering - Astronomy / Space Science - 08.03.2019
Dynamicist Thomas R. Kane dies at 94
Thomas Kane, who revolutionized how scientists study forces and motion and whose research helped spacecraft and astronauts orient properly in space, died at age 94.

Astronomy / Space Science - History / Archeology - 07.03.2019
Monumental installation melds art and science at Cantor Arts Center
Monumental installation melds art and science at Cantor Arts Center
A new exhibit at the Cantor Arts Center invites viewers to imagine not just one universe, but many.

Astronomy / Space Science - 06.03.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - 05.03.2019
ESA's space weather mission to be protected against stormy Sun
ESA’s space weather mission to be protected against stormy Sun
ESA is planning Earth's first dedicated space weather observatory to warn of potentially harmful turbulence in our parent star.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 05.03.2019
He once created a nuclear reactor in his dorm. Now he’s building the impossible for NASA
Editor's note: This is the first 'Meet a UChicagoan,' a regular series focusing on the people who make UChicago a distinct intellectual community.

Astronomy / Space Science - 04.03.2019
Help shape ESA's space science programme
Help shape ESA’s space science programme
How did our Milky Way galaxy form? How do black holes grow? What is the origin of our Solar System? Are there other worlds capable of hosting life? These are some of the questions our current science missions are designed to address.

Astronomy / Space Science - 28.02.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 25.02.2019
Edward ’Rocky’ Kolb to direct Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
The University of Chicago has named Edward W. "Rocky" Kolb as director of its Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics , a leading center dedicated to deepening our understanding of the origin and evolution of the universe and the laws that govern it.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 21.02.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 21.02.2019
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars
These images from ESA's Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that hint at a warmer, wetter past for the Red Planet. We see Mars as a cold, dry world, but plenty of evidence suggests that this was not always the case. Research in past years instead increasingly indicates that the planet once had a thicker, denser atmosphere that was able to lock in far greater amounts of warmth, and therefore facilitate and support the flow of liquid water on the surface below.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science / Telecom - 20.02.2019
Seven early-career faculty win Sloan Research Fellowships
Seven assistant professors from the fields of astronomy, biology, computer science, economics and statistics have been named 2019 Sloan Research Fellows.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 20.02.2019
JPL News: In Colliding Galaxies, a Pipsqueak Shines Bright
JPL News: In Colliding Galaxies, a Pipsqueak Shines Bright
In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour surrounding material. These two monsters should be the most luminous X-ray sources in sight, but a new study using observations from  NuSTAR  (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array)-a Caltech-led mission managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is managed by Caltech for NASA-shows that a much smaller object is competing with the two behemoths.

Astronomy / Space Science - Mathematics - 20.02.2019
Engineer's work helps propel aircraft to hypersonic speeds
Engineer’s work helps propel aircraft to hypersonic speeds
Understanding the underlying principles behind flight at extreme speeds could help propel people across the globe more quickly or to distant planets. After the moon landing in 1969, scientists next set their sights on Mars, but the rising costs of the Vietnam War stalled the Apollo program's future and put the idea on hold for decades.

Innovation / Technology - Astronomy / Space Science - 19.02.2019
Interactive space simulation for nanosatellites
Interactive space simulation for nanosatellites
Pioneer partner Open Cosmos are taking mission development to a new dimension, using a virtual reality-like simulation that replicates life in orbit for space technologies.

Astronomy / Space Science - Academic Rankings - 19.02.2019
World top six ranking for space science
World top six ranking for space science
Durham University's astrophysicists have been ranked joint sixth in the world for the quality and influence of their research in space science.

Astronomy / Space Science - 15.02.2019
Medieval thinking meets modern research
Imagine being able to step back in time and see how a great mind of the past understood our world, or experience how food and drink tasted hundreds of years ago.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 15.02.2019
UofG astrophysicists welcome LIGO funding boost
University of Glasgow researchers are celebrating the announcement of tens of millions of dollars in new funding to advance the science of gravitational wave astrophysics. The US-based National Science Foundation announced today (Thursday 14 February) that Caltech and MIT will share in $20.4m (£15.9m) to upgrade the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), an NSF-funded international collaboration which made history in 2015 after making the first direct detection of gravitational waves.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.02.2019
NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe
NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy's planetary systems. SPHEREx, the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer, will carry out a two-year mission funded at $242 million (not including launch costs) with an expected launch in 2023.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.02.2019
Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby
Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby
ESA's proposed Hera mission will already visit two asteroids: the Didymos binary pair. The Hera team hopes to boost that number by performing a flyby of another asteroid during the mission's three-year flight.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 13.02.2019
NASA Selects Caltech-led SPHEREx Space Mission
NASA Selects Caltech-led SPHEREx Space Mission
NASA has selected a new Caltech-led space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common the ingredients for life are in our galaxy's planetary systems.

Chemistry - Astronomy / Space Science - 12.02.2019

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 12.02.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Administration - 07.02.2019
Zwicky Transient Facility Nabs Supernovae, Stars, and More
Zwicky Transient Facility Nabs Supernovae, Stars, and More
The results are rolling in from Caltech's newest state-of-the-art sky-surveying camera, which began operations at the Palomar Observatory in March 2018.

Astronomy / Space Science - 07.02.2019
All the data in the sky, alerted via UW eyes
All the data in the sky, alerted via UW eyes
Casual stargazers may look at the black area among stars and think that there's nothing there except empty space. But the night sky hides many secrets invisible to the naked eye. Related coverage Caltech: " Zwicky Transient Facility nabs several supernovae a night ” Caltech: " Asteroid from 'rare species' sighted in the cosmic wild ” Less than a year into its mission, a sky-survey camera in Southern California shows just how full the sky is.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 07.02.2019
Science key to taking the pulse of our planet
For some, the concept of 'science' may seem difficult or even boring, particularly if it was taught poorly at school. However, with all of us facing the consequences a rapidly changing world, science is fundamental to implementing adaptation and mitigation strategies. Thanks to satellites delivering critical science, we are better placed than ever before to cope with the challenges ahead.

Astronomy / Space Science - 06.02.2019
Professor wonders what adults lose when they stop engaging in competitive play
Janet O'Shea says the answer has implications far beyond things like fitness and fun UCLA Newsroom More than just an opportunity to break a sweat and maybe have some fun, competitive physical activit

Astronomy / Space Science - 06.02.2019
Recreating space on Earth - two facilities join ESA's platforms for spaceflight research
Recreating space on Earth - two facilities join ESA’s platforms for spaceflight research
ESA > Our Activities > Human and Robotic Exploration > Research Science is everywhere but opportunities to carry out research in space can be limited.

Astronomy / Space Science - 05.02.2019

Health - Astronomy / Space Science - 05.02.2019
How are immigrants changing our definition of health?
How are immigrants changing our definition of health?
Are there cultural practices that immigrants bring that can improve our health systems and the health of all Californians' Yes, say experts, including medical anthropologist Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, a

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 05.02.2019
Polar vortex: The science behind the cold
Atmospheric scientist Aditi Sheshadri discusses how the polar vortex works, what drives its behavior and why it seems to bring storms and bitter cold more frequently than in past decades.   The polar

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 04.02.2019
UCLA leads development of first-of-its-kind telescope for gamma-ray astronomy
UCLA leads development of first-of-its-kind telescope for gamma-ray astronomy
Vladimir Vassiliev has served as principal investigator on project that could help address questions in very-high-energy astrophysics Stuart Wolpert The worldwide Cherenkov Telescope Array project ai

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 04.02.2019
Kite-blown Antarctic explorers make most southerly Galileo positioning fix
Kite-blown Antarctic explorers make most southerly Galileo positioning fix
A kite-blown science expedition to the interior of Antarctica has made the most southerly positioning fixes yet made with Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system. Their measurements not only confirm Galileo performance at extremely high latitudes, but also offer knowledge of space weather events overhead.

Astronomy / Space Science - 04.02.2019
ESA plans mission to smallest asteroid ever visited
ESA plans mission to smallest asteroid ever visited
ESA > Our Activities > Space Engineering & Technology > Hera ESA's planet-defending Hera mission will set a new record in space.

Astronomy / Space Science - 29.01.2019
P120C solid rocket motor tested for use on Vega-C
P120C solid rocket motor tested for use on Vega-C
The first qualification model of the P120C solid-fuel motor, configured for Vega-C, was static fired yesterday on the test stand at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

Astronomy / Space Science - Health - 25.01.2019
Radiation for dummies
Radiation for dummies
ESA > Our Activities > Human and Robotic Exploration > Orion Meet Helga and Zohar, the dummies destined for a pioneering lunar flyby to help protect space travelers from cosmic rays and energetic solar storms.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science / Telecom - 25.01.2019
Researcher Wins Machine-Learning Competition With Code That Sorts Through Simulated Telescope Data
Researcher Wins Machine-Learning Competition With Code That Sorts Through Simulated Telescope Data
A new telescope will take a sequence of hi-res snapshots with the world's largest digital camera, covering the entire visible night sky every few days - and repeating the process for an entire decade.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 23.01.2019
Better ’hearing aids’ to listen to the Universe
The world's most sensitive science experiment may be about to get even better, with the UK allocating funds for new research and development work as part of the hunt for gravitational waves. After their historic first round of detections from 2015 onward, Cardiff University researchers, who form part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO), are planning to start their third period of recording data from twin detectors in the United States.