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Newswise: What Gives Meteorites Their Shape? 
New Research Uncovers a “Goldilocks” Answer
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    22-Jul-2019 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 715955

What Gives Meteorites Their Shape? New Research Uncovers a “Goldilocks” Answer

New York University

Meteoroids coming from outer space are randomly shaped, but many of these, which land on earth as meteorites, are found to be carved into cones. Scientists have now figured out how the physics of flight in the atmosphere leads to this transformation.

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17-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Space Station Hosts Crystal Growth Experiments for Students, Testing of Real-Time Approach
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    22-Jul-2019 1:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 716079

Space Station Hosts Crystal Growth Experiments for Students, Testing of Real-Time Approach

American Crystallographic Association (ACA)

Two experiments on the International Space Station examined how different crystal formations can be grown in a microgravity environment. One of the experiments was designed by six prize-winning students from Wisconsin, who were looking to compare growing salt crystals in space to growing crystals on Earth. The other experiment tested new advancements in methods and hardware to direct protein crystal growth by astronauts on the space station. Both experiments will be featured during a session at the 69th ACA meeting, July 20-24.

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19-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 716077

Old rocks, new science: Why Apollo 11 samples are still as relevant as ever

Washington University in St. Louis

In September 1969, Washington University in St. Louis scientists were among the first to receive samples collected from the historic Apollo 11 moon mission. At this year's Lunar and Planetary Science Convention, a student, a faculty member and an alum remind us of the value of these samples and share cutting edge research on decades-old rocks.

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18-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 716054

6 things we know--and don't--about the Moon, 50 years later

Ohio State University

As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Wayne Schlingman, director of the Arne Slettebak Planetarium at The Ohio State University, explains what that first moon landing taught us and what we still have to learn about our moon. With video.

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18-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: A day in the life of a dark matter data wrangler

Article ID: 716039

A day in the life of a dark matter data wrangler

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Maria Elena Monzani spends most of her work day preparing scientists around the globe to analyze data from a future experiment designed to detect signals of elusive dark matter particles – the stuff you don’t see when you look into the night sky, although it makes up about 85% of all matter in the universe.

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18-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 716038

Drinking Red Wine on the Red Planet

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

BIDMC researchers report that a daily moderate dose of resveratrol significantly preserved muscle function and mitigated muscle atrophy in an animal model mimicking Mars’ partial gravity. Novel model innovated by BIDMC researchers will help scientists fill in the blanks about the little understood physiological consequences of partial gravity.

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18-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Fifty years since Apollo 11, ORNL ‘Moon Scoop’ remains a source of family pride

Article ID: 716019

Fifty years since Apollo 11, ORNL ‘Moon Scoop’ remains a source of family pride

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Glen Ellis, who worked as a draftsman at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the 1960s, drew the plans for NASA’s contingency soil sampler, or “moon scoop,” used to collect lunar soil and rock on the Apollo missions.

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18-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Out-of-This-World Research: Moon Investigator Sets His Sights on Mercury

Article ID: 715973

Out-of-This-World Research: Moon Investigator Sets His Sights on Mercury

Baylor University

Fifty years ago, America loved its astronauts to the Moon and back. This week, as the country marks the historic liftoff and landing, a Baylor University planetary geophysicist is researching a new space frontier. Peter James, Ph.D., founder of Baylor University’s Planetary Research Group, is collaborating with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to study the planet Mercury’s crust.

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17-Jul-2019 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715970

Speeding up science on near-Earth asteroids

Washington State University

Modeling the shape and movement of near-Earth asteroids is now up to 25 times faster thanks to new Washington State University research.

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17-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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