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Astronomy / Space Science - 07.09.2012
ATV-4 Albert Einstein begins the first leg of its journey to the ISS
Bern, 07.09.2012 - The European Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATVs) are an important element of the supply logistics for the International Space Station (ISS).

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 30.08.2012
Los Alamos provides HOPE for radiation belt storm probes
Los Alamos provides HOPE for radiation belt storm probes
The HOPE analyzer is one of a suite of instruments that was successfully launched as part of the Radiation Belt Storm Probe mission. Spacecraft pair to explore mysterious region where other satellites fear to tread LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO, August 30,2012—Los Alamos National Laboratory expertise in radiation detection and shielding is poised to help a national team of scientists better understand a mysterious region that can create hazardous space weather near our home planet.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 23.08.2012
ChemCam laser first analyses yield beautiful results
ChemCam laser first analyses yield beautiful results
The laser instrument has fired nearly 500 shots so far that have produced strong, clear data about the composition of the Martian surface. Curiosity beams back strong, clear data from 'scour' area on Martian surface LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO, August 23, 2012—Members of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover ChemCam team, including Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists, squeezed in a little extra target practice after zapping the first fist-sized rock that was placed in the laser's crosshairs last weekend.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 17.08.2012
ChemCam laser sets its sights on first martian target
ChemCam laser sets its sights on first martian target
The successful capture of ChemCam's first 10 photos sets the stage for the first test bursts of the instrument's rock-zapping laser in the near future. "The successful delivery of these photos means we can begin efforts in earnest for the first images of Mars rocks by the ChemCam instrument and the first use of the instrument's laser." Rock zapper ready after beaming back images of calibration targets LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, August 17, 2012—Members of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover ChemCam team have received the first photos from the instrument's remote micro imager.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.08.2012
LHC experiments bring new insight into matter of the primordial universe
Geneva, 13 August 2012. Experiments using heavy ions at CERN 's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are advancing understanding of the primordial universe. The ALICE, ATLAS and CMS collaborations have made new measurements of the kind of matter that probably existed in the first instants of the universe. They will present their latest results at the Quark Matter 2012 conference, which starts today in Washington DC.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 08.08.2012
ChemCam sends digital 'thumbs up'
ChemCam sends digital ’thumbs up’
Members of the team got a digital thumbs up about the operational readiness of their instrument just hours after the rover landed on Martian soil.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 06.08.2012
Los Alamos laser instrument arrives on Red Planet's surface
Los Alamos laser instrument arrives on Red Planet’s surface
The ChemCam laser characterization instrument was developed at LANL and the French space institute, IRAP. LANL ChemCam to be tested soon and will begin probing Mars mysteries LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, August 6, 2012—Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists are elated by Sunday's successful landing of NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars, and are ready to begin a nearly two-year-long mission that will use a rock-zapping laser device mounted on the mast of the SUV-sized rover to help unravel mysteries of the Red Planet.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 25.07.2012
AMS experiment marks one year in space
Geneva, 25 July 2012. CERN today marked the first year in space for the  Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) with a visit from the crew of the shuttle mission, STS-134 , that successfully delivered AMS to the  the  International Space Station (ISS) just over a year ago.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 13.06.2012
NuSTAR Space Telescope Blasts Off
NuSTAR Space Telescope Blasts Off
This morning, NASA's NuSTAR telescope was launched into the low-Earth orbit from which it will begin exploring the high-energy X-ray universe to uncover the secrets of black holes, the dense remnants of dead stars, energetic cosmic explosions, and even our very own sun.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 26.04.2012
Rapid ice shelf disintegration in Antarctic
Rapid ice shelf disintegration in Antarctic
For ten years ESA's Envisat satellite observed the rapid retreat of one of Antarctica's ice shelves due to climate warming. Helmut Rott, Professor at the Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics, follows this development since the start of the mission. One of the satellite's first observations following its launch on 1 March 2002 was the break-up of a main section of the Larsen B ice shelf in Antarctica - when 3200 sq km of ice disintegrated within a few days due to mechanical instabilities of the ice masses triggered by climate warming.

Astronomy / Space Science - 30.03.2012
Getting to the Moon on Drops of Fuel
The first prototype of a new, ultra-compact motor that will allow small satellites to journey beyond Earth's orbit is just making its way out of the EPFL laboratories where it was built.

Astronomy / Space Science - 15.02.2012
Cleaning up Earth’s orbit: A Swiss satellite to tackle space debris
The proliferation of debris orbiting the Earth - primarily jettisoned rocket and satellite components - is an increasingly pressing problem for spacecraft, and it can generate huge costs.

Astronomy / Space Science - 30.01.2012

Astronomy / Space Science - 21.12.2011
Los Alamos scientists monitor Santa's magical journey
Los Alamos scientists monitor Santa’s magical journey
Los Alamos trackers will use state-of-the-art technology to mark the course taken by St. Nick and his eight tiny and highly efficient reindeer.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 18.12.2011
420 magical moments in space...
420 magical moments in space...
A new tool to calculate the orientation of a satellite with respect to the Earth, developed by EPFL students, will be on board a European Space Agency rocket scheduled to launch in March 2012.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 01.12.2011
Christmas burst reveals neutron star collision
Christmas burst reveals neutron star collision
Called the Christmas Burst, GRB 101225A was freakishly lengthy and it produced radiation at unusually varying wavelengths. Old model, new data: A match made in the heavens LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, December 1, 2011—A strangely powerful, long-lasting gamma-ray burst on Christmas Day, 2010 has finally been analyzed to the satisfaction of a multinational research team.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 28.11.2011
Los Alamos instrument to shine light on Mars habitability
Los Alamos instrument to shine light on Mars habitability
The robust ChemCam system is one of 10 instruments mounted on the mission's rover vehicle, named Curiosity.

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 28.10.2011
Comet researchers meet at TU Vienna
From October 24-26, 2011, a group of 15 comet researchers from Germany, France, Finland and Austria met at the Institute of Chemical Engineering, TU Vienna.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 13.10.2011
UChicago launches search for distant worlds
Since 1995, scientists have discovered approximately 600 planets around other stars, including 50 planets last month alone , and one that orbits two stars , like Tatooine in Star Wars . Detection of the first Earthlike planet remains elusive, however, and now the University of Chicago joins the search with the addition of Jacob Bean and Daniel Fabrycky to the faculty.

Astronomy / Space Science - Economics / Business - 15.06.2011

Event - Astronomy / Space Science - 07.06.2011

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 23.05.2011
LHC Experiments Present New Results at Quark Matter 2011 Conference
LHC Experiments Present New Results at Quark Matter 2011 Conference Geneva, 23 May 2011. The three LHC experiments that study lead ion collisions all presented their latest results today at the annual Quark Matter conference, held this year in Annecy, France. The results are based on analysis of data collected during the last two weeks of the 2010 LHC run, when the LHC switched from protons to lead-ions.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 27.04.2011
The AMS detector heads for the International Space Station
Update 16 May 2011: Shuttle Endeavour launched successfully at 14:56 CEST Update 10 May 2011: Shuttle launch delayed - launch now planned 16 May 2011.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 11.04.2011
Vening Meinesz Medal 2011: Harald Schuh
The Vening Meinesz Medal was awarded to Harald Schuh for his work in the field of Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) and his important contribution to space geodetic research.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 11.04.2011
Vening Meinesz Medaille 2011 der European Geosciences Union an Prof. Harald Schuh
Vening Meinesz Medaille 2011 der European Geosciences Union an Prof. Harald Schuh
bekam Dr.h.c. Harald Schuh, Vorstand des Instituts für Geodäsie und Geophysik der Technischen Universität Wien, die Vening Meinesz Medaille 2011 der European Geosciences Union (EGU) überreicht.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 11.04.2011
Vening Meinesz Medal 2011: Harald Schuh
The Vening Meinesz Medal was awarded to Harald Schuh for his work in the field of Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) and his important contribution to space geodetic research.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 08.03.2011
Stellar science unveiled at space conference
Stellar science unveiled at space conference
The Laboratory will be represented in more than 20 papers to be given at the 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston. Los Alamos National Laboratory staff speak on technologies for planetary exploration and analysis LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, March 8, 2011—This week Los Alamos National Laboratory will be represented in more than 20 papers to be given at the 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston.

Astronomy / Space Science - 20.12.2010
Lab scientists track Santa's magical journey
Lab scientists track Santa’s magical journey
Los Alamos trackers will use state-of-the-art technology to mark the course taken by Old St. Nick and his reindeer.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 20.09.2010
Mars mission laser tool heads to JPL
Mars mission laser tool heads to JPL
Curiosity will carry the newly delivered laser instrument to reveal which elements are present in Mars' rocks and soils.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 18.08.2010
AMS experiment takes off for Kennedy Space Center
AMS experiment takes off for Kennedy Space Center Geneva, 18 August 2010 . The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), an experiment that will search for antimatter and dark matter in space, leaves CERN 1 next Tuesday on the next leg of its journey to the International Space Station. The AMS detector 2 is being transported from CERN to Geneva International Airport in preparation for its planned departure from Switzerland on 26 August, when it will be flown to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on board a US Air Force Galaxy transport aircraft.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 09.06.2010
SAGE mission to Venus
SAGE mission to Venus
Researchers are planning a laser tool that will rapidly measure the surface, and beneath the surface, of the planet whose hostile environment will likely destroy the lander after a few hours of operation.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 31.05.2010
Particle Chameleon Caught in the act of Changing
Researchers announced the first direct observation of a tau particle in a muon neutrino beam sent through the Earth from CERN, 730km away. This is a significant result, providing the final missing piece of a puzzle that has been challenging science since the 1960s, and giving tantalizing hints of new physics to come.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 09.03.2010
Director's colloquium March 18 large hadron collider
Director’s colloquium March 18 large hadron collider
Lyndon Evans of CERN will talk about the most complex scientific instrument ever built-the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 12.02.2010
AMS experiment embarks on first leg of mission into space
Geneva, 12 February 2010. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) left CERN 1 this morning on the first leg of its journey to the International Space Station (ISS). A special convoy carrying the experiment is due to arrive at the European Space Agency's research and technology centre, ESTEC, at Noordwijk in the Netherlands in six days time.

Astronomy / Space Science - Health - 21.01.2010
  Mit dem Tiger forschen
Zurich - University of Zurich Die Universität Zürich und die Schweizer Luftwaffe haben ein weltweit einzigartiges Forschungsvorhaben in der Weltraummedizin gestartet.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 19.01.2010
Dank Satellitenbildern Hilfe rascher am richtigen Ort
Zurich - University of Zurich Das Geographische Institut der Universität Zürich stellt nach dem Erdbeben in Haiti der Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit Satellitenkarten zur Verfügung.

Astronomy / Space Science - 13.01.2010
  Astrophysiker lösen Rätsel um «kalte-Dunkle-Materie-Katastrophe»
Zurich - University of Zurich Seit bald zwanzig Jahren versuchen Wissenschaftler den Widerspruch im Modell der kalten Dunklen Materie – die so genannte «kalte-Dunkle-Materie-Katastrophe» – aufzulösen.

Astronomy / Space Science - 16.12.2009
Science satellites seek Santa
Science satellites seek Santa
Los Alamos scientists will use two advanced science satellites to mark the course taken by the elfin traveler.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 16.11.2009
Scientists use Roadrunner supercomputer to unravel the mysteries of exploding stars
Scientists use Roadrunner supercomputer to unravel the mysteries of exploding stars
Scientists use supercomputer to model a fundamental process in physics that could help explain how stars begin to explode into supernovae. Los Alamos, New Mexico, November 16, 2009 — Despite decades of research, understanding turbulence, the seemingly random motion of fluid flows, remains one of the major unsolved problems in physics.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 05.11.2009
Los Alamos National Laboratory names six scientists as 2009 Fellows
Los Alamos National Laboratory names six scientists as 2009 Fellows
Antoinette "Toni" Taylor, Stephen Becker, Joachim Birn, Lowell Brown, Patrick Colestock, and Samuel "Tom" Picraux have been designated 2009 LANL Fellows.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 25.10.2009
Scientists use world's fastest supercomputer to model origins of the unseen universe
Scientists use world’s fastest supercomputer to model origins of the unseen universe
The model aims to look at galaxy-scale mass concentrations above and beyond quantities seen in state-of-the-art sky surveys.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 24.09.2009

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 24.06.2009
A mystery solved: Space shuttle shows 1908 Tunguska explosion was caused by comet
A mystery solved: Space shuttle shows 1908 Tunguska explosion was caused by comet
The mysterious 1908 Tunguska explosion that leveled 830 square miles of Siberian forest was almost certainly caused by a comet entering Earth's atmosphere, says new Cornell research.

Astronomy / Space Science - 06.03.2009
Search for Earth-like planets includes LANL star analysis
Search for Earth-like planets includes LANL star analysis
The mission will not only be able to search for planets around other stars, but also yield new insights into the parent stars themselves. NASA Kepler spacecraft set to launch today LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, March 6, 2009—The Kepler space telescope is set to launch today from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at about 8:50 p.m. MST, and a group of scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory will be watching with keen interest.
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