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December 8, 2019

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Hubble has given astronomers their best look yet at an interstellar visitor -- comet 2I/Borisov -- whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar ... read more

Moon Glows Brighter Than Sun in Images from NASA's Fermi

If our eyes could see gamma rays, the Moon would appear brighter than the Sun! That's how NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has seen our neighbor in space for the past ... read more

How Deep Space Travel Could Affect the Brain

Exposure to chronic, low dose radiation -- the conditions present in deep space -- causes neural and behavioral impairments in mice, researchers report. These results highlight the pressing need to ... read more

Red Wine's Resveratrol Could Help Mars Explorers Stay Strong

Mars is about 9 months from Earth with today's tech, NASA reckons. As the new space race hurtles forward, researchers are asking: how do we make sure the winners can still stand when they reach the ... read more
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Could We Feed One Million People Living on Mars?

A provocative new study looks at the resource utilization and technological strategies that would be needed to make a Mars population of one million people food ... read more

Tripling Shelf Life of Macaroni and Cheese

Scientists have developed a way to triple the shelf life of ready-to-eat macaroni and cheese, a development that could have benefits for everything from space travel to military ... read more

Laser Prototype for Space-Based Gravitational Wave Detector

Researchers have announced a prototype for a laser at the heart of the first space-based gravitational wave observatory, known as the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) ... read more

Innovative Model Created for NASA to Predict Vitamin Levels in Spaceflight Food

Food scientists have developed a groundbreaking, user-friendly mathematical model for NASA to help ensure that astronauts' food remains rich in nutrients during extended missions in ... read more

The Dark Side of Extrasolar Planets Share Surprisingly Similar Temperatures

A new study by astronomers has found that the temperature on the nightsides of different hot Jupiters -- planets that are similar size in to Jupiter, but orbit other stars -- is surprisingly uniform, ... read more

Spaceflight Consistently Affects the Gut

A new study discovered that spaceflight -- both aboard a space shuttle or the International Space Station (ISS) -- has a consistent effect on the gut ... read more

Gravity Changes Mass of Muscles and Bones, Experiments in Space Show

Researchers have found that bone and muscle mass are regulated by the altered gravity. The experiments were done in space using Kibo, an ISS module developed by JAXA, and on the ... read more

Harnessing the Power of Microbes for Mining in Space

A new investigation on the International Space Station represents the first study of how microbes grow on and alter planetary rocks in microgravity and simulated Martian ... read more

Astronauts Less Likely to Faint on Earth If They Exercise in Space; Findings May Help Others With Fainting Issues

Up to two hours of endurance and resistance exercises daily during a long space flight mission, combined with IV fluid replacement after landing, helps astronauts prevent dizziness and fainting ... read more

Collision Course: Amateur Astronomers Play a Part in Efforts to Keep Space Safe

Heavy traffic is commonplace on Earth but now congestion is becoming an increasing problem in space. With over 22,000 artificial satellites in orbit it is essential to keep track of their positions ... read more

Atmosphere of Midsize Planet Revealed by Hubble, Spitzer

Two NASA space telescopes have identified the detailed chemical 'fingerprint' of a planet between the sizes of Earth and Neptune. No planets like this can be found in our own solar system, ... read more

Space Station Mold Survives High Doses of Ionizing Radiation

The International Space Station, like all human habitats in space, has a nagging mold problem. Astronauts on the ISS spend hours every week cleaning the inside of the station's walls to prevent ... read more

Frozen Sperm Retains Its Viability in Outer Space Conditions

Those who see the 'colonization' of space as an answer to the Earth's ever threatened resources will be reassured to learn that human sperm retains its complete viability within the ... read more

Researchers Learned How to Better Combat Muscle Loss During Space Flights

A new study has further documented how muscles are affected by reduced gravity conditions during space flight missions and uncovered how exercise and hormone treatments can be tailored to minimize ... read more

How Acids Behave in Ultracold Interstellar Space

Researchers have investigated how acids interact with water molecules at extremely low temperatures. Using spectroscopic analyses and computer simulations, they investigated the question of whether ... read more

Detecting Bacteria in Space

A new genomic approach provides a glimpse into the diverse bacterial ecosystem on the International Space ... read more

Galaxy Blazes With New Stars Born from Close Encounter

The irregular galaxy NGC 4485 shows all the signs of having been involved in a hit-and-run accident with a bypassing galaxy. Rather than destroying the galaxy, the chance encounter is spawning a new ... read more

Blue Supergiant Stars Open Doors to Concert in Space

Blue supergiants are rock-and-roll: they live fast and die young. This makes them rare and difficult to study. Before space telescopes were invented, few blue supergiants had been observed, so our ... read more

Rapid Destruction of Earth-Like Atmospheres by Young Stars

The discoveries of thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system has made questions about the potential for life to form on these planets. Fundamentally important for the habitability ... read more

Auroral 'Speed Bumps' Are More Complicated, Scientists Find

Researchers find that 'speed bumps' in space, which can slow down satellites orbiting closer to Earth, are more complex than originally ... read more

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