WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) — With global warming continuing to push air and ocean temperatures higher, scientists are predicting one of the worst coral bleaching episodes in 20 years. —> Read More Here
Is the key to spotting killer meteorites blowing in the solar wind? Researchers reveal new technique to spot threats
California researchers say changes in the solar wind, plasma and other types of particle could give away the location of smaller meteors currently missed. —> Read More Here
Tablets before bed can ruin your sleep: New research warns bedtime gadget use can ruin our body clocks – and recommends we go back to paper books
Boston researchers compared people reading on a tablet to those reading from paper books – and found that the light from the gadgets can disrupt sleep patterns. —> Read More Here
The first map of the sky: Mysterious 3600 year old ‘Sky Calender’ that let ancient farmers track the seasons
Looters using metal detectors discovered the artifact in 1999 near the German town of Nebra, 100 miles southwest of Berlin. —> Read More Here
Luxembourg (SPX) Dec 22, 2014
SES S.A. is pleased to announce that the ASTRA 2G satellite is ready for its scheduled launch on board an ILS Proton booster from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 28 at 03:37:49 Baikonur Time (December 27 at 22:37:49 CET and 16:37:49 EST).
Designed and manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space, ASTRA 2G is based on the highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform. It will have a —> Read More Here
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Dec 22, 2014
Draft NASA plans for a human mission to Venus have spread virally though the mainstream media, and caused journalists in distant lands to contact this analyst for clarification. It’s no wonder. NASA spits out plans for some grand scheme every few months.
Nothing much seems to happen. The ideas get steadily weirder. Nobody knows what NASA is doing, and the spaceflight community is becoming —> Read More Here
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 23, 2014
Auroras are the most visible manifestation of the sun’s effect on Earth, but many aspects of these spectacular displays are still poorly understood. Thanks to the joint European Space Agency and NASA’s Cluster mission combined with data from a past NASA mission called the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration, or IMAGE, a particular type of very high-latitude aurora has now been e —> Read More Here
Huntsville AL (SPX) Dec 23, 2014
A composite image shows the distant and massive galaxy cluster that is officially known as XDCP J0044.0-2033. Researchers, however, have nicknamed it “Gioiello”, which is Italian for “jewel”. They chose this name because an image of the cluster contains many sparkling colors from the hot, X-ray emitting gas and various star-forming galaxies within the cluster.
Also, the research team met t —> Read More Here
Newtown PA (SPX) Dec 23, 2014
Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the world’s most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System (GPS), the U.S. Air Force’s next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System (OCX).
Successful completio —> Read More Here
Paris (ESA) Dec 23, 2014
This latest release from the camera on ESA’s Mars Express is a simulated flight over the Becquerel crater, showing large-scale deposits of sedimentary material.
The 167 km-diameter Becquerel crater is located in the Arabia Terra region, straddling the transition between the rough southern highlands and the smoother northern lowlands on Mars.
Like many other craters in the region, its —> Read More Here