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Columbus State University's Space Science Center Partners with NASA on $1.25 Million Grant

Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center has entered into a new partnership with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to develop a program that will teach high schoolers how to design and manufacture vehicles for Mars.

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ALMA Uncovers Secrets of Giant Space Blob

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An international team using ALMA, along with ESO’s Very Large Telescope and other telescopes, has discovered the true nature of a rare object in the distant Universe called a Lyman-alpha Blob.

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ALMA Explores the Hubble Ultra Deep Field

An international team of astronomers using ALMA has explored the same distant corner of the universe first revealed in the iconic image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field.

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NASA to Explore Molecules in the Cosmos with Tool Created at Cornell

A Cornell University team of researchers and students is developing the cryogenic scanning Fabry-Perot interferometers, a key tool for detecting distant molecules, that will be placed on a NASA project.

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Hubble Finds Planet Orbiting Pair of Stars

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and a trick of nature, have confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting two stars in the system OGLE-2007-BLG-349, located 8,000 light-years away towards the center of our galaxy. The Hubble observations represent the first time such a three-body system has been confirmed using the gravitational microlensing technique.

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New frontiers of soil and plant sciences may grow crops in space

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Presidential Debate: Expert Panel Gives Scientific Analysis of Candidates' Performances

Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good bandwidth. To participate (ask questions) in the meeting, you must be on video, just as a normal news conference. Register below for guaranteed seating; there is limited seating in the virtual room. Eight experts (four at each event) will present their analyses. The diverse expert team (7 universities and an institute) will analyze both candidates during the debates for their gestures, facial expressions (including smiles--number, type, appropriateness, etc.), posture, language, including sentiment, tone, inflammatory language, repetition, vocabulary, sentence structure, metaphors, framing, themes, suggestions, subtlety, nuance, honesty (deceit/lies—explicit and implicit), transparency, gender issues, and more...

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Galactic Fireworks Illuminate Monster Hydrogen Blob

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An international team of researchers using ALMA and other telescopes has discovered the power source illuminating a so-called Lyman-alpha Blob – a rare, brightly glowing, and enormous concentration of gas in the distant universe.

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In Rotating Galaxies, Distribution of Normal Matter Precisely Determines Gravitational Acceleration

Researchers have found a significant new relationship in spiral and irregular galaxies: the acceleration observed in rotation curves tightly correlates with the gravitational acceleration expected from the visible mass only. The discovery may alter the understanding of dark matter and the internal dynamics of galaxies.

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Barry M. Lasker Data Science Fellowship

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The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, announces the initiation of the Barry M. Lasker Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship. The first recipient of the fellowship is Dr. Gail Zasowski of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore, Maryland. The fellowship is named in honor of STScI astronomer Barry M. Lasker (1939-1999).

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Solar System Could Have Evolved From Poorly Mixed Elemental Soup

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Chondrite meteorites contain a puzzling mismatch in isotopic composition with Earth’s crust. The mismatch puzzles scientists because they long believed that Earth formed from planetary objects similar to meteorites. A new paper in Nature explains how this mismatch could have come about.

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Hubble Takes Close-Up Look at Disintegrating Comet

Astronomers have captured the sharpest, most detailed observations of a comet breaking apart 67 million miles from Earth, using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. This study of Comet 332P is published online in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

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Researchers Find Earth Composed of Different Materials Than Meteorites

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Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have found that, contrary to popular belief, the Earth is not comprised of the same material found in primitive meteorites (also known as chondrites).

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Simple Math, Antimatter, and the Birth of the Universe

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Rebecca Siddall is a high school student from Oundle, UK, who spent her summer in Brookhaven Lab’s High School Research Program learning about physics from members of the STAR collaboration at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC).

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Black Hole Hidden Within Its Own Exhaust

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New data from ALMA reveal that the black hole at the center of a galaxy named NGC 1068 is actually the source of its own dusty torus of dust and gas, forged from material flung out of the black hole’s accretion disk.

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Students Attempt First-Ever Moon Orbit with Satellite Smaller Than a Cereal Box

Cislunar Explorers, a team of Cornell University students guided by Mason Peck, a former senior official at NASA and associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is attempting to boldly go where no CubeSat team has gone before: around the moon.

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Renowned Astronomer and Researcher Appointed Dean of FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

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Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., who currently serves as associate dean for natural science and mathematics, associate dean for research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida, and is a professor in the Department of Astronomy at UF, will assume his role as dean effective in January 2017.

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HERA, the ‘Cosmic Dawn’ Telescope, Receives Major NSF Support

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has approved nearly $10 million in funding to expand the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) – a multinational experiment to study how primordial galaxies forever changed the very early universe. This investment will increase the number of HERA antennas from 19 to 240 by the year 2018.

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Chemistry Says Moon Is Proto-Earth’s Mantle, Relocated

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The leading theory for the moon's formation got in trouble recently when it was revealed that the moon and Earth are isotopic twins. Now highly precise measurements of the isotopes of an element that was still condensed at the "cut off" temperature when material started to fall back to Earth suggest a dramatic solution to the problem.







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