Friday, August 18, 2017

Space and The Cosmos

  • Supermassive Black Holes May Dine on “Jellyfish” Galaxies
    Galaxies with trailing ‘tentacles’ of gas and newborn stars could help feed some of the universe’s most powerful objects -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ... Read more...
    Source: Scientific American – SpacePublished on Friday, August 18th, 2017By Nola Taylor Redd
  • Is memory-decoding technology coming to the courtroom?
    “What happened?” This is the first question a police officer will ask upon arriving at a crime scene. The answer to this simple question—What happened?—will determine the course of the criminal investigation. This same question will be asked by attorneys to witnesses on the stand if the case goes to trial. How those witnesses answer could mean the difference between guilt and innocence. To answer these questions, of course, requires people to use their memory—their ... Read more...
    Source: Oxford University Press – Technology – SpacePublished on Friday, August 18th, 2017By DanP
  • Northrop Grumman to demonstrate autonomous networked unmanned vehicles
    Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017 Northrop Grumman will demonstrate autonomous unmanned undersea and unmanned surface vehicles at the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise at the Naval Surface Warfare Center this week. The demonstration will coordinate multiple undersea and surface autonomous vehicles alongside an aerial vehicle to collect targeting data for enemy seabed infrastructure, followed by an undersea vehicle enga ... Read more...
    Source: Space TravelPublished on Friday, August 18th, 2017
  • NASA sends mice to space station to study space travel health risks
    Washington (UPI) Aug 15, 2017 With Monday's SpaceX launch a success, a group of mice are en route to the International Space Station. The rodents are being sent to ISS as part of an ongoing effort by NASA to study the impacts of longterm space travel on human health. Mice are biological similar to humans, yet relatively simple, physiologically speaking, which is why they an ideal model for human health studies. ... Read more...
    Source: Space TravelPublished on Friday, August 18th, 2017
  • China’s satellite sends unbreakable cipher from space
    Beijing (XNA) Aug 14, 2017 Chinese scientists have become the first to realize quantum key distribution from a satellite to the ground, laying the foundation for building a hack-proof global quantum communication network. The achievement based on experiments conducted with the world' s first quantum satellite, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), was published in the authoritative academic journal Nature on T ... Read more...
    Source: Space TravelPublished on Friday, August 18th, 2017
  • NASA taps citizen scientists to help study eclipse
    Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017 An estimated 220 million people will watch Monday's eclipse. For a small percentage, the phenomenon will be more than a spectacle. It will be a chance to observe and record - for science's sake. Researchers at NASA are counting on the participation of thousands of citizen scientists to document next week's solar eclipse and to gather usable data for additional research. Scientis ... Read more...
    Source: Space DailyPublished on Friday, August 18th, 2017
  • Russia could launch Spektr-RG space observatory with German telescope in 2018
    Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 16, 2017 Russia could launch the Spektr-RG (Spectrum Roentgen Gamma) space observatory with the German eRosita X-ray telescope in October 2018, a spokesperson of the Lavochkin Research and Production Association aerospace company told Sputnik on Monday. The Spektr-RG observatory is supposed to be placed at Lagrange point L2, an orbital location where gravitational forces of the Moon and Earth would ... Read more...
    Source: Space DailyPublished on Friday, August 18th, 2017
  • Ohio Supercomputer Center helps researchers map invisible universe
    Columbus OH (SPX) Aug 14, 2017 The Ohio Supercomputer Center played a critical role in helping researchers reach a milestone mapping the growth of the universe from its infancy to present day. The new results released Aug. 3 confirm the surprisingly simple but puzzling theory that the present universe is composed of only 4 percent ordinary matter, 26 percent mysterious dark matter, and the remaining 70 percent in the fo ... Read more...
    Source: Space DailyPublished on Friday, August 18th, 2017
  • Chaotic magnetic field lines may answer the coronal heating problem
    Washington DC (SPX) Aug 14, 2017 It is known that the sun's corona - the outermost layer of the sun's atmosphere - is roughly 100 times hotter than its photosphere - the sun's visible layer. The reason for this mysterious heating of the solar coronal plasma, however, is not yet entirely understood. A research team in India has developed a set of numerical computations to shed light on this phenomenon, and present this week in ... Read more...
    Source: Space DailyPublished on Friday, August 18th, 2017
  • Why massive galaxies don’t dance in crowds
    Sydney, Australia (SPX) Aug 14, 2017 Australian scientists have discovered why heavyweight galaxies living in a dense crowd of galaxies tend to spin more slowly than their lighter neighbours. "Contrary to earlier thinking, the spin rate of the galaxy is determined by its mass, rather than how crowded its neighbourhood is," says study first author Associate Professor Sarah Brough of UNSW Sydney and the ARC Centre of Excellence ... Read more...
    Source: Space DailyPublished on Friday, August 18th, 2017
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