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Microtechnics - Astronomy / Space Science - 26.05.2023
The Monash Uni Pink Rover flies the Aussie flag at the Grand Prix of robotics competitions
A Pink Rover is this year's Monash University Nova Rover team entry into the 2023 University Rover Challenge from 31 May - 3 June at the Mars Desert Research Station, Hanksville, Utah, USA.

Astronomy / Space Science - 25.05.2023

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 25.05.2023
Gravitational-wave detectors start next observing run to explore the secrets of the universe
The next run will be the most sensitive search yet for gravitational waves. The following article is adapted from a press release issued by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Laboratory, in collaboration with the  LIGO Scientific Collaboration  and  Virgo Collaboration . LIGO is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and operated by Caltech and MIT, which conceived and built the project.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 25.05.2023
The search for habitable planets expands
A University of Michigan astronomer and his team are suggesting a new way to expand the search for habitable planets that takes into account a zone not previously considered: the space between the star and what's called soot line in planet-forming disks. Worlds that form in this region-a disk of dust rotating around a central star from which planets may be built-could have surfaces rich in volatile carbon compounds quite different from Earth's.

Materials Science - Astronomy / Space Science - 24.05.2023
A piece of Empa on your wrist
A piece of Empa on your wrist
Empa research helps Swiss watches to glow in the dark: The luminescent material Swiss Super-LumiNova, which was refined at Empa, now adorns the hands and dials of a number of wristwatches, including the MoonSwatch collection from Swatch and Omega.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 24.05.2023
LIGO Ready to Explore Secrets of the Universe
Today, the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA (LVK) collaboration begins a new observing run with upgraded instruments and other improvements to boost the search for gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time, generated by colliding black holes and other extreme cosmic events.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 24.05.2023
Understanding boiling to help the nuclear industry and space missions
PhD candidate Florian Chavagnat seeks to answer fundamental questions about heat transfer that will shape the success of nuclear power plants - and extended missions in space.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 23.05.2023
NASA's Chandra, Webb Telescopes Combine for Arresting Views
NASA’s Chandra, Webb Telescopes Combine for Arresting Views
Credit: X-ray: Chandra: NASA/CXC/SAO, XMM: ESA/XMM-Newton; IR: JWST: NASA/ESA/CSA/STScI, Spitzer: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Optical: Hubble: NASA/ESA/STScI, ESO.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 19.05.2023
George Clark, professor emeritus and X-ray astronomy leader, dies at 94
Longtime MIT faculty member led investigations into cosmic-ray physics and gamma-ray and X-ray astronomy.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 16.05.2023
NASA's Spitzer, TESS Find Potentially Volcano-Covered Earth-Size World
NASA’s Spitzer, TESS Find Potentially Volcano-Covered Earth-Size World
The gravitational tug of a neighboring planet may heat the world's interior, creating the right conditions for volcanic activity on the surface. Astronomers have discovered an Earth-size exoplanet, or world beyond our solar system, that may be carpeted with volcanoes. Called LP 791-18 d, the planet could undergo volcanic outbursts as often as Jupiter's moon Io, the most volcanically active body in our solar system.

Innovation - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.05.2023

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 15.05.2023

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 15.05.2023
NASA's Juno Mission Getting Closer to Jupiter's Moon Io
NASA’s Juno Mission Getting Closer to Jupiter’s Moon Io
Credit: Image data: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 12.05.2023
International Sea Level Satellite Spots Early Signs of El Niño
Kelvin waves, a potential precursor of El Niño conditions in the ocean, are rolling across the equatorial Pacific toward the coast of South America.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation - 12.05.2023
NASA Calls End to Lunar Flashlight After Some Tech Successes
NASA Calls End to Lunar Flashlight After Some Tech Successes
While the CubeSat couldn't reach the lunar South Pole to help seek ice, it fulfilled several technology goals that will empower future missions for the benefit of humanity. NASA's Lunar Flashlight launched on Dec. 11, 2022, to demonstrate several new technologies, with an ultimate goal to seek out surface ice in the permanently shadowed craters of the Moon's South Pole.

Astronomy / Space Science - Research Management - 10.05.2023
University of Bonn Exhibit Aboard 'MS Wissenschaft'
University of Bonn Exhibit Aboard ’MS Wissenschaft’
Argelander Institute, Matter Transdisciplinary Research Area and enaCom Transfer Center all involved The "MS Wissenschaft" is setting sail from Berlin, and the University of Bonn is among those on board.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 10.05.2023
Samuel Durrance, enterprising astronomer and space researcher, dies at 79
Samuel Durrance, enterprising astronomer and space researcher, dies at 79
Durrance, a Johns Hopkins research scientist from 1980 to 1997, made influential contributions to the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope and flew on two NASA missions as a payload specialist Samuel Thornt

Research Management - Astronomy / Space Science - 09.05.2023

Astronomy / Space Science - Career - 09.05.2023

Astronomy / Space Science - 09.05.2023
New report sets course for future of European astronomy
New report sets course for future of European astronomy
A new report by an international consortium of leading astronomers, including UCL's Professor Amelie Saintonge, has set out recommendations to transform our understanding of the universe in the next decade.

Social Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 08.05.2023
Governing for our descendants
In a recent essay, Professor Lily L. Tsai shares ideas on how to include future generations, who will face the climate crisis we've created, in our definition of our collective society.

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 07.05.2023
Research pulled Michael McDonald in and it won't let go
Research pulled Michael McDonald in and it won’t let go
Since his first encounter with a research telescope, the astrophysics professor hasn't slowed in his quest to understand the behavior of galaxies.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 04.05.2023

Astronomy / Space Science - 04.05.2023
Europe's advanced new weather satellite reveals Earth in her (cloudy) beauty
Europe’s advanced new weather satellite reveals Earth in her (cloudy) beauty
The first image from Europe's newest weather satellite, released today, reveals conditions over Europe, Africa and the Atlantic with an extraordinary level of detail.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 03.05.2023
IFIC researcher Berta Rubio chairs the international institution of Structure, Astrophysics and Nuclear Reactions NUSTAR
The researcher Berta Rubio Barroso, from the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC), a joint centre of the Spanish National Research Council and the University of Valencia, has been elected presiden

Astronomy / Space Science - 03.05.2023
Star Eats Planet, Brightens Dramatically
For the first time, astronomers have caught a star in the act of swallowing a planet whole. The sun-like star, called ZTF SLRN-2020, lies about 12,000 light-years away in our galaxy and is thought to have engulfed a hot gas giant about the size of Jupiter. Scientists already knew that older stars will, as they puff up with age, ultimately ingest their inner orbiting planets.

Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 02.05.2023

Astronomy / Space Science - 02.05.2023
New Video Series Captures Team Working on NASA's Europa Clipper
New Video Series Captures Team Working on NASA’s Europa Clipper
Led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the short videos take audiences behind the scenes to learn more about how space missions come together.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 01.05.2023
On the Edge: NASA's Last S-MODE Mission Studies the Ocean's Surface
On the Edge: NASA’s Last S-MODE Mission Studies the Ocean’s Surface
The mission is gathering observations with airborne sensors, a research ship, and autonomous instruments like gliders that skim the upper layers of the Pacific Ocean. NASA has taken to the seas and skies to study the unique environment at the ocean's surface, where marine ecosystems intersect with our planet's complex atmosphere.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 26.04.2023
Imperial-led Jupiter-bound instrument successfully deployed
A week after launch, the boom hosting the magnetometer instrument on the JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) mission has been successfully deployed.

Astronomy / Space Science - Electroengineering - 26.04.2023
NASA's Voyager Will Do More Science With New Power Strategy
NASA’s Voyager Will Do More Science With New Power Strategy
The plan will keep Voyager 2's science instruments turned on a few years longer than previously anticipated, enabling yet more revelations from interstellar space.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 25.04.2023
NASA Retires Mineral Mapping Instrument on Mars Orbiter
NASA Retires Mineral Mapping Instrument on Mars Orbiter
One of six instruments aboard the agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, CRISM produced global maps of minerals on the Red Planet's surface. NASA switched off one of its oldest instruments studying Mars on April 3, a step that's been planned since last year. Riding aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, CRISM , or the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars, revealed minerals such as clays, hematite (otherwise known as iron oxide), and sulfates across the Red Planet's surface for 17 years.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 24.04.2023
The Young Cluster of Galaxies at the Edge of the Universe
Astronomers have looked back in time to the early beginnings of the universe, a mere 650 million years after the Big Bang, and observed the baby stages of seven interacting galaxies forming into a protocluster. This protocluster is currently the most distant cluster of galaxies to be confirmed by scientists.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 24.04.2023
Exploring the bow shock and beyond
PhD candidate Rishabh Datta seeks to further understanding of astrophysical phenomena. For most people, the night sky conjures a sense of stillness, an occasional shooting star the only visible movement.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 18.04.2023
A Tartan Tail
At home under the sea and exploring the stars, Carnegie Mellon University's Tartan Mermaid has a plaid tail - and a tale to tell.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 18.04.2023
NASA-Led Project Tracking Changes to Water, Ecosystems, Land Surface
NASA-Led Project Tracking Changes to Water, Ecosystems, Land Surface
Merging data from multiple satellites, OPERA can help government agencies, disaster responders, and the public access data about natural and human impacts to the land. Where are flood waters flowing after major storms? Where are the changes in tree and plant cover after droughts, wildfires, deforestation, or mining? How much did the land move during an earthquake or volcanic eruption? Scientists routinely rely on data-intensive analysis and visualization of satellite observations to track Earth's ever-changing surface.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 18.04.2023
Ved Chirayath is on a mission to map the world’s oceans
One misstep and Ved Chirayath would have been a goner. Cut off from civilization and his cell phone useless, he knew that medical aid would never reach him in time if he were bitten by one of the countless sea snakes that surrounded him.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 17.04.2023
India Approves Construction of Its Own LIGO
The Indian government has granted the final approvals necessary for construction to begin on LIGO-India, a nearly identical version of the twin LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observator

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.04.2023
ESA’s Juice lifts off on quest to discover secrets of Jupiter’s icy moons
ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (Juice) lifted off on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana at 14:14 CEST on 14 April.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.04.2023
Space mission to Jupiter’s icy moons launches with Imperial-built kit on board
The JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) has successfully launched, carrying Imperial kit on a mission to assess the habitability of Jupiter's moons.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 13.04.2023

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.04.2023
DART mission lead named to TIME100 list
DART mission lead named to TIME100 list
DART mission lead named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people Ed Reynolds, a program manager at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, led a team of hundreds in successful demonst

Astronomy / Space Science - 13.04.2023
NASA to Convene Mars Sample Return Review
NASA to Convene Mars Sample Return Review
The board, initiated by NASA, will provide added confidence that the program won't exceed guidelines following an important upcoming milestone. NASA will convene a Mars Sample Return (MSR) Program independent review board, or IRB, to perform a review of current plans and goals for one of the most difficult missions humanity has ever undertaken: bringing samples from another planet to study on Earth.
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