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55 Cancri e: Super-Hot Super-Earth

2017-07-28 12:39:00
55 Cancri e is a super-Earth exoplanet with a super-hot surface. Temperatures could be as high as 4,892 F (2,700 C).

Iridium Announces Second-Quarter 2017 Results; Company Affirms 2017 Outlook

2017-07-28 02:42:38
Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) ("Iridium") today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2017 and affirmed its full-year 2017 outlook.

DigitalGlobe Shareowners Approve Merger with MDA

2017-07-28 02:33:33
DigitalGlobe, Inc. today announced its preliminary results that its shareowners overwhelmingly voted to approve the Company?s proposed merger with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. at a special meeting of DigitalGlobe shareowners held today.

ILOA and Canadensys Aerospace Announce Lunar Optics Program in Continued Partnership for Lunar South Pole Observatory

2017-07-28 02:30:31
The International Lunar Observatory Association and Canadensys Aerospace Corporation announce a new program for their continued collaboration to develop the payload for the International Lunar Observatory mission (ILO-1) to the Moon?s South Pole in 2019.

MDA to Lead Research into Hyperspectral Imaging

2017-07-28 02:25:38
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., a global communications and information company, today announced that it has signed a five-year contract with Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC).

MDA Shareholders Vote to Approve Issuance of Common Shares Pursuant to DigitalGlobe Acquisition

2017-07-28 01:50:22
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., a global communications and information company, today announced its shareholders have voted to approve the issuance of MDA Common Shares in connection with the Company?s pending acquisition of DigitalGlobe, Inc.

MDA Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results, Declares Quarterly Dividend

2017-07-28 01:39:57
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (?MDA? or the ?Company?) (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information company, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Opportunity Starts Historic Descent of Tantalizing Martian Gully to Find Out How Was It Carved

2017-07-27 23:37:46

From the precipice of "Perseverance Valley" NASA?s teenaged Red Planet robot Opportunity has begun the historic first ever descent of an ancient Martian gully - that?s simultaneously visually and scientifically ?tantalizing? - on an expedition to discern ?How was it carved??; by water or other means, Jim Green, NASA?s Planetary Sciences Chief tells Universe Today.

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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 27 July 2017

2017-07-27 22:05:15
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 27 July 2017

General Dynamics Awarded New Landsat Contract by U.S. Geological Survey

2017-07-27 20:22:11
General Dynamics Awarded New Landsat Contract by U.S. Geological Survey

NASA Announces 2017 MUREP Awards to Tribal Colleges and Universities

2017-07-27 20:20:44
NASA Announces 2017 MUREP Awards to Tribal Colleges and Universities

Cassini Finds that Titan is Building the Chemicals that Might Have Led to Life on Earth

2017-07-27 16:00:55

A new study by an international team of scientists shows how Titan's atmosphere could contain a key building block for organic molecules, which could drastic implications in the hunt for extra-terrestrial life.

The post Cassini Finds that Titan is Building the Chemicals that Might Have Led to Life on Earth appeared first on Universe Today.

Hubble Sees Tiny Phobos Orbiting Mars

2017-07-27 14:14:50

In May of 2016, when Mars was making its closest pass to Earth in over a decade, Hubble captured images that were used to make a time-lapse video of Phobos popping out from behind Mars.

The post Hubble Sees Tiny Phobos Orbiting Mars appeared first on Universe Today.

LVNL and Aireon Sign Agreement to Evaluate Space-Based ADS-B in Dutch Airspace

2017-07-27 14:10:26
LVNL and Aireon Sign Agreement to Evaluate Space-Based ADS-B in Dutch Airspace

OFAR Ireland Officially Launched

2017-07-27 14:02:15
OFAR Ireland Officially Launched

LIGO Team Members to Receive 2018 Berkeley Prize from AAS

2017-07-27 14:00:37
LIGO Team Members to Receive 2018 Berkeley Prize from AAS

Astrosat launches New Business Innovation Prize as part of Space Exploration Masters Competition

2017-07-27 13:59:18
Astrosat launches New Business Innovation Prize as part of Space Exploration Masters Competition

Senate Bill Finds Middle Ground for NASA Funding

2017-07-27 12:47:00
A Senate appropriations subcommittee approved a spending bill July 25 that would provide NASA with $19.5 billion, striking a middle ground between the administration?s original request and a more generous House bill.

Upcoming Solar Eclipse Is a Chance to Prove Einstein Right (Again)

2017-07-27 12:32:00
For some skywatchers, the upcoming total solar eclipse is an opportunity to duplicate one of the most famous experiments of the 20th century.

For Record-Breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson, Space Is Never Boring (Video)

2017-07-27 12:30:00
More than eight months after launching to Earth orbit, record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is still having a blast.

Why Looking for Aliens Is Good for Society (Even If There Aren't Any)

2017-07-27 12:25:00
The search for life elsewhere in the universe is one of the most compelling aspects of modern science.

In Images: Solar Eclipses Depicted in Fine Art

2017-07-27 12:09:00
For hundreds of years, artists have incorporated the spectacular sight of an eclipse into their paintings.

Leonardo DiCaprio Relaunching 'The Right Stuff' as National Geographic TV Series

2017-07-27 11:35:00
"The Right Stuff" is being adapted as a new multi-season series for National Geographic by Appian Way and Leonardo DiCaprio. The series will feature a space mission each season.

New Comet: C/2017 O1 ASAS-SN Takes Earth by Surprise

2017-07-27 11:00:59

A new comet discovery crept up on us this past weekend, one that should be visible for northern hemisphere observers soon.

The discovery: We're talking about Comet C/2017 O1 ASAS-SN, a long period comet currently visiting the inner solar system.

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Unhackable Data: In a First, Secure Quantum Communications Is Tested Via Microsatellite

2017-07-27 07:30:00
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated laser communications between a microsatellite and a ground station while using the quantum nature of photons to secure the data being transmitted.

The 2017 Solar Eclipse May Prove the Sun Is Bigger Than We Think

2017-07-27 07:26:00
A growing number of researchers think that the sun is actually larger than commonly thought.

Private Dream Chaser Space Plane Will Launch on Atlas V Rockets

2017-07-27 07:00:00
United Launch Alliance and Sierra Nevada Corp. have signed an agreement to use Atlas V rockets for the robotic Dream Chaser space plane's first two resupply flights to the International Space Station, which are scheduled to lift off in 2020 and 2021.

Cool! 'Star Wars'-Like Tech Warps Light into 360-Degree 3D Images

2017-07-27 07:00:00
When Alexander Lippert first saw Princess Leia's holographic image projected by R2-D2 to deliver her famous message to Obi-Wan ("Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you're my only hope") in "Star Wars: A New Hope," a childhood fascination began.

Astronauts on the Space Station Will See the Solar Eclipse 3 Times (Video)

2017-07-27 05:32:00
When the Great American Solar Eclipse sweeps across the continental U.S. on Aug. 21, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will have a chance to see it from a unique vantage point.

August Full Moon 2017: See the Lunar 'Sturgeon' Aug. 7, And a Lunar Eclipse!

2017-07-27 03:27:00
Look for the Full Sturgeon Moon overhead the evening of Aug. 7. In addition, if you're in Africa, Asia or Australia you'll see a partial lunar eclipse ? as the moon passes through the Earth's shadow on its way to eclipsing the sun on Aug. 21.

News Links

Scientists developing deep space habitat for NASA - The Indian Express

2017-07-28 01:21:00

Scientists developing deep space habitat for NASA - The Indian Express

2017-07-28 01:21:00

Scientists developing deep space habitat for NASA - The Indian Express

2017-07-28 01:21:00

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 26 July 2017 - T-Minus 2 Days to Expedition 52/53 Launch - Space Ref (press release)

2017-07-27 22:14:17

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 26 July 2017 - T-Minus 2 Days to Expedition 52/53 Launch - Space Ref (press release)

2017-07-27 22:14:17

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 26 July 2017 - T-Minus 2 Days to Expedition 52/53 Launch - Space Ref (press release)

2017-07-27 22:14:17

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 26 July 2017 - T-Minus 2 Days to Expedition 52/53 Launch - Space Ref (press release)

2017-07-27 22:14:17

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 26 July 2017 - T-Minus 2 Days to Expedition 52/53 Launch - Space Ref (press release)

2017-07-27 22:14:17

Apollo astronauts to reunite at EAA AirVenture as NASA looks to Mars - The Oshkosh Northwestern

2017-07-27 17:48:38

Apollo astronauts to reunite at EAA AirVenture as NASA looks to Mars - The Oshkosh Northwestern

2017-07-27 17:48:38

Latest Sci-Tech videos - CNET

2017-07-27 17:19:41

Latest Sci-Tech videos - CNET

2017-07-27 17:19:41

Latest Sci-Tech videos - CNET

2017-07-27 17:19:41

Latest Sci-Tech videos - CNET

2017-07-27 17:19:41

Latest Sci-Tech videos - CNET

2017-07-27 17:19:41

Latest Sci-Tech videos - CNET

2017-07-27 17:19:41

Latest Sci-Tech videos - CNET

2017-07-27 17:19:41

Latest Sci-Tech videos - CNET

2017-07-27 17:19:41

Latest Sci-Tech videos - CNET

2017-07-27 17:19:41

Solar Eclipse Will Let NASA Experiment With Mars-Like Conditions - Inverse

2017-07-27 17:08:22

Solar Eclipse Will Let NASA Experiment With Mars-Like Conditions - Inverse

2017-07-27 17:08:22

Solar Eclipse Will Let NASA Experiment With Mars-Like Conditions - Inverse

2017-07-27 17:08:22

Solar Eclipse Will Let NASA Experiment With Mars-Like Conditions - Inverse

2017-07-27 17:08:22

Solar Eclipse Will Let NASA Experiment With Mars-Like Conditions - Inverse

2017-07-27 17:08:22

Solar Eclipse Will Let NASA Experiment With Mars-Like Conditions - Inverse

2017-07-27 17:08:22

Solar Eclipse Will Let NASA Experiment With Mars-Like Conditions - Inverse

2017-07-27 17:08:22

Solar Eclipse Will Let NASA Experiment With Mars-Like Conditions - Inverse

2017-07-27 17:08:22

Solar Eclipse Will Let NASA Experiment With Mars-Like Conditions - Inverse

2017-07-27 17:08:22

Life on Mars? NASA Has Been Testing Martian Soil for Decades to No Avail, but Keeps Trying - Newsweek

2017-07-27 16:51:00

Life on Mars? NASA Has Been Testing Martian Soil for Decades to No Avail, but Keeps Trying - Newsweek

2017-07-27 16:51:00