Monday, 18 June 2018

Artificial Sun

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Space Science Image of the Week: Demonstrating that the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer can endure extreme temperatures
via ESA Space Science
http://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2018/06/Juice_thermal_development_model_and_the_Sun_simulator

Friday, 15 June 2018

Distant moons may harbor life

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Researchers have identified more than 100 giant planets that potentially host moons capable of supporting life. Their work will guide the design of future telescopes that can detect these potential moons and look for tell-tale signs of life, called biosignatures, in their atmospheres.
via Science Daily
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Major work starts to boost the luminosity of the LHC

Astronomers see distant eruption as black hole destroys star

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Scientists get first direct images showing fast-moving jet of particles ejected as a supermassive black hole at the core of a galaxy shreds a passing star.
via Science Daily
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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Long suspected theory about the moon holds water

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Scientists have discovered a mineral known as moganite in a lunar meteorite found in a hot desert in northwest Africa.
via Science Daily
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Asteroids and Adversaries: Challenging What NASA Knows About Space Rocks

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Two years ago, NASA dismissed and mocked an amateur’s criticisms of its asteroids database. Now Nathan Myhrvold is back, and his papers have passed peer review.
via New York Times

Short gamma-ray bursts do follow binary neutron star mergers

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Researchers have confirmed that last fall's union of two neutron stars did in fact cause a short gamma-ray burst.
via Science Daily
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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The true power of the solar wind

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The planets and moons of our solar system are continuously being bombarded by particles from the sun. On the Moon or on Mercury, the uppermost layer of rock is gradually eroded by the impact of sun particles. New results show that previous models of this process are incomplete. The effects of solar wind bombardment are much more drastic than previously thought.
via Science Daily
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