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Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 03.12.2020
Antarctic bays named after UCL scientists
Two UCL scientists who tragically died within months of each other in 2013 have had bays in Antarctica named after them in recognition of their contributions to Antarctic science.

Astronomy / Space Science - 02.12.2020
Caltech-Led Lunar Trailblazer Mission Approved to Begin Final Design and Build
After one year of preliminary design and several reviews, NASA has confirmed the Caltech-led Lunar Trailblazer mission to proceed to final design and build.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 02.12.2020
A New Data Milestone for CUORE Experiment in Italy
A New Data Milestone for CUORE Experiment in Italy
CUORE collects a record volume of data for an experiment using solid crystals to search for an ultrarare process Surrounded by lead and also shielded by nearly a mile of rock from the natural bombard

Astronomy / Space Science - 30.11.2020
Fast-moving gas flowing away from young star’s asteroid belt may be caused by icy comet vaporisation
A unique stage of planetary system evolution has been imaged by astronomers, showing fast-moving carbon monoxide gas flowing away from a star system over 400 light years away, a discovery that provides an opportunity to study how our own solar system developed.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 26.11.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 24.11.2020
Four professors named 2020 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, which is the world's largest scientific society, today named four UCLA faculty members as 2020 fellows.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 21.11.2020
New Copernicus satellite to monitor sea-level rise launched
The Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite has been launched into orbit around Earth on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Research Management - Astronomy / Space Science - 20.11.2020
Researchers named among best in world
Durham researchers named among best in world Four of our professors have been named among the world's best for the quality and influence of their work, highlighting the global strength of Durham's research.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 20.11.2020
The gravity of dreams
Why is gravity the most mysterious force of nature? Lavinia Heisenberg studies how the universe was formed, and how it is changing.

Astronomy / Space Science - 19.11.2020
Experimenting in Space to Help Prevent Mudslides Here on Earth
What can the International Space Station teach us about mudslides here on Earth? Here is the connection: UC San Diego engineers are trying to better understand the role gravity plays in mudslides.

Health - Astronomy / Space Science - 19.11.2020
CREATE Lab Launches Project That Helps Renters Avoid Evictions
Data is at the heart of EarthTime , a visualization tool developed by Carnegie Mellon University' CREATE Lab in the Robotics Institute's, and Pittsburgh housing data has been a particular focus for project scientist Anne Wright for the past two years.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 18.11.2020
Merging Stars Produce Glowing Blue Ring Nebula
Sixteen years ago, a team of astronomers working for NASA's now-defunct Galaxy Evolution Explorer mission, known as GALEX, spotted a star with an unusual ultraviolet ring around it in images obtained by the space telescope. The object, which was unlike anything the astronomers had seen before, was nicknamed the Blue Ring Nebula because of its appearance (though its blue color actually represents invisible ultraviolet light that has been intentionally color-coded blue in images).

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 18.11.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - 17.11.2020
UW part of $5.8M contract to study wireless charging on moon
UW part of $5.8M contract to study wireless charging on moon
One challenge to life in space is power: how to keep humans cozy and robots working when there are no built-in power outlets and when solar power is not always an option.

Astronomy / Space Science - Transport - 17.11.2020
Vega flight VV17 failure: Arianespace and ESA appoint an independent Inquiry Commission
On Tuesday 17 November, Arianespace announced the loss of the Vega VV17 mission, carrying two payloads: SEOSAT-Ingenio for ESA and TARANIS for the French space agency, CNES.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 16.11.2020
Building sustainably on Mars
Building sustainably on Mars
Martians have kept scientists busy since the 19th century. How people can actually survive in space is being investigated by the team of experts at "SONet" (Sustainable Offworld Network), including Dr. Gisela Detrell from the Institute of Space Systems of the University of Stuttgart.

Astronomy / Space Science - 13.11.2020
Universe unravelled: Stephen Hawking Centre collaborates on new streaming series
The Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology has teamed up with Discovery on a documentary series exploring new windows on our Universe. We are grateful for this unique opportunity to continue Stephen Hawking's vision of reaching out, especially to younger audiences, to inspire curiosity about our Universe and the huge progress currently being made to unveil its secrets Paul Shellard The Universe Unravelled series premieres on Discovery+ in November 2020, coinciding with the UK launch of this new digital platform.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 12.11.2020
The European Space Agency formally adopts Ariel, the exoplanet explorer
The European Space Agency (ESA) have formally adopted Ariel, the first mission dedicated to study the nature, formation and evolution of exoplanets.  Professor Neil Bowles , from the Department of Physics , said: 'The team in Oxford have been involved with the Ariel mission since it was originally proposed in 2014 and it's fantastic to see it progress to mission adoption.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 09.11.2020
Major new research project will slash train delays and improve passenger experience
A new research project aimed at improving railway navigation technology in an effort to reduce train delays and increase passenger experience has been launched at the University of Birmingham. The project aims to tackle one of the rail sector's biggest challenges: how to pinpoint the accurate location of a moving train.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 06.11.2020
Uncovering the hidden side of storms - France's Taranis satellite to launch in november
Uncovering the hidden side of storms - France’s Taranis satellite to launch in november
Sprites, elves, jets... few people know that scientists habitually use such other-worldly words to describe transient luminous events or TLEs, light flashes that occur during active storms just a few tens of kilometres over our heads.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 04.11.2020
Detection of a short, intense radio burst in Milky Way could help resolve origins of mysterious phenomenon
New data from a Canadian-led team of astronomers, including researchers from the McGill Space Institute and McGill University Department of Physics, strongly suggest that magnetars - a type of neutro

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 03.11.2020
Supersonic winds, rocky rains forecasted on lava planet
Among the most extreme planets discovered beyond the edges of our solar system are lava planets: fiery hot worlds that circle so close to their host star that some regions are likely oceans of molten lava.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 29.10.2020

Computer Science - Astronomy / Space Science - 29.10.2020
Deep Learning Algorithms Helping to Clear Space Junk from our Skies
Researchers are at the forefront of developing some of the cutting-edge technology for the European Space Agency's first mission to remove space debris from orbit.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 29.10.2020
A Gift with ’Seed Value’
Jennifer Burney named to endowed chair established by Joan and Irwin Jacobs in memory of environmentalist Marshall Saunders Climate change advocate Marshall Saunders was widely known as a man who paired a deep respect for others with determination to make a difference.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 29.10.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 29.10.2020
Most isolated massive stars are kicked out of their clusters
A pair of University of Michigan studies reveals how some massive stars-stars eight or more times the mass of our sun-become isolated in the universe: most often, their star clusters kick them out.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 28.10.2020
Futuristic house for Martians brought to life by Bristol scientists, artists and architects
Experiencing life on Mars could be more than just a fantastical notion, thanks to a new collaboration that has seen artists come together with scientists, architects and engineers to create a full-scale house for the future, in Bristol.

Astronomy / Space Science - 28.10.2020
Intelligent maintenance: improved maintenance management for track
Intelligent maintenance: improved maintenance management for track
TU Graz algorithm-based method provides a basis for decisions on the correct amount of tamping measures on tracks, thus reducing their life-cycle costs by up to 20 per cent.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 27.10.2020
LaserNetUS High-Power Laser Consortium, Including Berkeley Lab, Receives $18M From the U.S. DOE
LaserNetUS High-Power Laser Consortium, Including Berkeley Lab, Receives $18M From the U.S. DOE
Note: This release was adapted from an original press release prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 27.10.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Career - 27.10.2020
A Major Milestone for an Underground Dark Matter Search Experiment
A Major Milestone for an Underground Dark Matter Search Experiment
Crews working on the largest U.S. experiment designed to directly detect dark matter completed a major milestone last month, and are now turning their sights toward startup after experiencing some delays due to global pandemic precautions.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 26.10.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - 26.10.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - 26.10.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.10.2020
Venus flyby on the way to Mercury
Venus flyby on the way to Mercury
The space probe BepiColombo, which is on its way to Mercury, will fly past Venus on October 15, 2020 - one of the deceleration maneuvers to bring the probe into orbit in front of Mercury. BepiColombo has instruments on board which were designed and built at the Physics Institute of the University of Bern.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.10.2020
The scientists who are hoping for a supernova
In late 2019, Betelgeuse, the star that forms the left shoulder of the constellation Orion, began to noticeably dim, prompting speculation of an imminent supernova. If it exploded, this cosmic neighbor a mere 700 light-years from Earth would be visible in the daytime for weeks.

Astronomy / Space Science - 13.10.2020
Star spotted being ripped apart by Black Hole
Star spotted being ripped apart by Black Hole
Astronomers have spotted a rare phenomenon - a star being ripped apart by a supermassive black hole in a process called "spaghettification".

Astronomy / Space Science - 12.10.2020
Scientists Get Front-Row Seats to Star’s Death by Spaghettification
Astronomers have captured the last moments of a star just before it was ripped apart by a black hole.

Astronomy / Space Science - Research Management - 12.10.2020

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 09.10.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - 08.10.2020
Scientific American: Andrea Ghez and the experiment nobody thought would work
Elena Zhukova/University of California Andrea Ghez, winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics. Hilton Lewis is the director of the W.M. Keck Observatory.

Astronomy / Space Science - 07.10.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 06.10.2020
UC Berkeley played big role in Nobel Prize-winning work
Nobel laureate Reinhard Genzel, right, with his mentor, the late Charles Townes, who won a Nobel Prize in Physics for invention of the laser.