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January 18, 2019

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January 18, 2019

Long-Duration Space Missions Have Lasting Effects on Spinal Muscles

Jan. 9, 2019 — Astronauts who spend several months on the International Space Station have significant reductions in the size and density of paraspinal muscles of the trunk after returning to Earth, reports a new ... read more

Jan. 9, 2019 — A team of astronomers has charted the environment surrounding a relatively small, 'stellar mass' black hole that is 10 times the mass of the sun. The observations provide the clearest ... read more

Jan. 8, 2019 — On the night of Jan. 9, 2019, the V. M. Blanco 4-meter telescope at the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), high in the mountains of Chile, will ... read more

Jan. 8, 2019 — Astronomers have found a new exoplanet that could alter the standing theory of planet formation. With a mass that's between that of Neptune and Saturn, and its location beyond the 'snow ... read more

Jan. 7, 2019 — NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered a third small planet outside our solar system, scientists ... read more

Jan. 7, 2019 — The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the most detailed image yet of a close neighbor of the Milky Way -- the Triangulum Galaxy, a spiral galaxy located at a distance of only three million ... read more

Jan. 4, 2019 — Researchers design CubeSats with lasers to provide steady reference light for telescopes investigating distant ... read more

Dark Matter on the Move

Jan. 3, 2019 — Scientists have found evidence that dark matter can be heated up and moved around, as a result of star formation in galaxies. The findings provide the first observational evidence for the effect ... read more

Jan. 2, 2019 — Scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission released the first detailed images of the most distant object ever explored -- the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule. Its remarkable ... read more

Jan. 1, 2019 — NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past Ultima Thule in the early hours of New Year's Day, ushering in the era of exploration from the enigmatic Kuiper Belt, a region of primordial objects ... read more

Jan. 2, 2019 — The Juno spacecraft captured new images of a volcanic plume on Jupiter's moon Io during a December 21 flyby. JunoCam, the Stellar Reference Unit (SRU), the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper ... read more

Dec. 31, 2018 — Only hours from completing a historic flyby of Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is on course and ready to gather scientific data on the small ... read more

Dec. 27, 2018 — NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is set to fly by a target nicknamed 'Ultima Thule,' 4 billion miles from the Sun, on New Year's Day 2019. No spacecraft has ever explored such a ... read more

Dec. 21, 2018 — The December 2018 close approach by the large, near-Earth asteroid 2003 SD220 has provided astronomers an outstanding opportunity to obtain detailed radar images of the surface and shape of the ... read more

Dec. 21, 2018 — NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory on the International Space Station is the first facility in orbit to produce clouds of "ultracold" atoms, which can reach a fraction of a degree above ... read more

Dec. 21, 2018 — NASA's InSight lander has deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone. New images from the lander show the seismometer on the ground, its ... read more

Dec. 21, 2018 — A massive stellar flare on a baby star has been spotted by astronomers, shedding light on the origins of potentially habitable ... read more

Dec. 20, 2018 — As the brilliant comet 46P/Wirtanen streaked across the sky, NASA telescopes caught it on camera from multiple ... read more

Dec. 20, 2018 — Astronomers have employed a revolutionary method to detect dark matter in galaxy clusters. The method allows astronomers to 'see' the distribution of dark matter more accurately than any ... read more

Beyond the Black Hole Singularity

Dec. 20, 2018 — Our first glimpses into the physics that exist near the center of a black hole are being made possible using 'loop quantum gravity'-- a theory that uses quantum mechanics to extend ... read more

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