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Where to grab space debris (9/23/2014)

An algorithm was tested aboard the International Space Station analyzes the rotation of objects in space. ...> Full Article


This star cluster is not what it seems (9/22/2014)

This star cluster is not what it seemsThis new image from the VLT Survey Telescope in northern Chile shows a vast collection of stars, the globular cluster Messier 54. This cluster looks similar to many others but it has a secret. Messier 54 doesn't belong to the Milky Way, but is part of a satellite galaxy, the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy. This parentage allowed astronomers to test whether there are also low levels of the element lithium in stars outside the Milky Way. ...> Full Article


Researcher gets $1.2 million to develop system to predict solar cycles (9/21/2014)

Dr. Petrus Martens, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University, has received a three-year, $1.2 million NASA Grand Challenge grant to develop a system to predict solar cycles and determine the long-term frequency of events such as solar flares, potentially more than a decade in advance. ...> Full Article


Scientists take key step toward solving a major astrophysical mystery (9/21/2014)

Magnetic reconnection can trigger geomagnetic storms that disrupt cell phone service, damage satellites and black out power grids. But how reconnection, in which the magnetic field lines in plasma snap apart and violently reconnect, transforms magnetic energy into explosive particle energy remains a major unsolved problem in plasma astrophysics. ...> Full Article


First evidence for water ice clouds found outside solar system (9/20/2014)

A team of scientists led by Carnegie's Jacqueline Faherty has discovered the first evidence of water ice clouds on an object outside of our own Solar System. Water ice clouds exist on our own gas giant planets -- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune -- but have not been seen outside of the planets orbiting our Sun until now. ...> Full Article


Interactive dark matter could explain Milky Way's missing satellite galaxies (9/19/2014)

Interactive dark matter could explain Milky Way's missing satellite galaxiesScientists believe they have found a way to explain why there are not as many galaxies orbiting the Milky Way as expected. ...> Full Article


Scientist explores birth of a planet (9/18/2014)

Scientist explores birth of a planetDr. John Carr, a scientist at the US Naval Research Laboratory, is part of an international team that has discovered what they believe is evidence of a planet forming around a star about 335 light years from Earth. This research is published in the Aug. 20 issue of the Astrophysical Journal. ...> Full Article


Spectrograph obtains first far ultraviolet spectra of a cometary surface (9/17/2014)

NASA's Alice ultraviolet spectrograph aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta comet orbiter has delivered its first scientific discoveries. Rosetta, in orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, is the first spacecraft to study a comet up close. ...> Full Article


Researchers discover new clues to determining the solar cycle (9/16/2014)

Researchers discover new clues to determining the solar cycleApproximately every 11 years, the sun undergoes a complete personality change from quiet and calm to violently active. The height of the sun's activity, known as solar maximum, is a time of numerous sunspots, punctuated with profound eruptions that send radiation and solar particles out into the far reaches of space. ...> Full Article


Hawaii scientist maps, names Laniakea, our home supercluster of galaxies (9/15/2014)

Hawaii scientist maps, names Laniakea, our home supercluster of galaxiesAn international team of astronomers has defined the contours of the immense supercluster of galaxies containing our own Milky Way. They have named the supercluster 'Laniakea,' meaning 'immense heaven' in Hawaiian. ...> Full Article


Newly identified galactic supercluster is home to the Milky Way (9/14/2014)

Newly identified galactic supercluster is home to the Milky WayAstronomers using the Green Bank Telescope -- among other telescopes -- have determined that our own Milky Way galaxy is part of a newly identified ginormous supercluster of galaxies, which they have dubbed 'Laniakea,' which means 'immense heaven' in Hawaiian. ...> Full Article


Cosmic forecast: Dark clouds will give way to sunshine (9/13/2014)

Cosmic forecast: Dark clouds will give way to sunshineLupus 4, a spider-shaped blob of gas and dust, blots out background stars like a dark cloud on a moonless night in this intriguing new image. Although gloomy for now, dense pockets of material within clouds such as Lupus 4 are where new stars form and where they will later burst into radiant life. The Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile captured this new picture. ...> Full Article


Observing the onset of a magnetic substorm (9/12/2014)

Magnetic substorms, the disruptions in geomagnetic activity that cause brightening of aurora, may sometimes be driven by a different process than generally thought, a new study in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics shows. ...> Full Article


Mixing in star-forming clouds explains why sibling stars look alike (9/11/2014)

Mixing in star-forming clouds explains why sibling stars look alikeThe chemical uniformity of stars in the same cluster is the result of turbulent mixing in the clouds of gas where star formation occurs, according to a study by astrophysicists at UC Santa Cruz. Their results show that even stars that don't stay together in a cluster will share a chemical fingerprint with their siblings which can be used to trace them to the same birthplace. ...> Full Article


Researchers awarded $1.5 million to develop software to process solar astronomy data on larger scale (9/11/2014)

Researchers in Georgia State University's new Astroinformatics program have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to develop software tools that can process large sets of solar astronomy data and allow scientists to perform analyses on scales and detail levels that have not been possible. ...> Full Article

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