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Cosmic Trojans may sneak comets towards Earth Jul 31, 2010
Mars site may hold 'buried life' Jul 30, 2010
Did planet hunter leak data about other Earths? Jul 29, 2010
Deal finalized on fusion reactor Jul 28, 2010
What comes after the Large Hadron Collider? Jul 27, 2010
China considers big rocket power Jul 26, 2010
Dark matter hunt eyes deeper home Jul 25, 2010
Every black hole may hold a hidden universe Jul 24, 2010
LHC closes in on massive particle Jul 24, 2010
4C+00.58: Black hole jerked around twice Jul 23, 2010
Stars reveal carbon 'spaceballs' Jul 22, 2010
Old faithful Tevatron collider leads race to Higgs Jul 22, 2010
Stingy aliens may call us on cheap rates only Jul 22, 2010
Astronomers detect 'monster star' Jul 21, 2010
NASA goes deep in search of extreme environments Jul 21, 2010
Russia to kick off construction of a new spaceport Jul 21, 2010
SpaceShipTwo makes first crewed flight Jul 20, 2010
NASA's WISE mission completes extensive sky survey Jul 19, 2010
Single star count ups odds of ET Jul 17, 2010
Deep space X-ray flash is most powerful ever recorded Jul 16, 2010
Ontario Lacus, Titan: Your vacation guide Jul 16, 2010
Dust disk found around massive star Jul 16, 2010
Heart of darkness could explain sun mysteries Jul 15, 2010
Does an exoplanet's orbital oddity reveal a neighboring world? Jul 14, 2010
Juno armored up to go to Jupiter Jul 13, 2010
Earth younger than previously thought, say scientists Jul 12, 2010
Rosetta successfully flies by Lutetia Jul 10, 2010
CID-42: A black hole slingshot? Jul 1, 2010

Cosmic Trojans may sneak comets towards Earth
(Jul 31, 2010)

The Trojan horse of legend held in its belly the men and means to help sack ancient Troy. Now it appears another type of Trojan could endanger every life on Earth. So says a study of the Trojan asteroids that exist around the orbit of Neptune: material from these may go on to become comets that could strike our planet.

Read more. Source: New Scientist

Nili Fossae
Mars site may hold 'buried life'
(Jul 30, 2010)

Researchers have identified rocks that they say could contain the fossilized remains of life on early Mars. The team made their discovery in the ancient rocks of Nili Fossae. Their work has revealed that this trench on the dark side of Mars is a "dead ringer" for a region in Australia where some of the earliest evidence of life on Earth has been buried and preserved in mineral form.

Read more. Source: BBC

Sasselov planet chart
Did planet hunter leak data about other Earths?
(Jul 29, 2010)

During a conference in Oxford earlier this month, Dimitar Sasselov, a member of the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope's science team presented a chart (shown here) that suggests Kepler has found about 140 Earth-like candidates smaller than two times the radius of the Earth. That figure is baffling, because it conflicts with the official Kepler results, which turned up just 38 such Earth-sized candidates in the 306 stars that were made public in June. The talk was quickly picked up by the press and presented as a new discovery.

Read more. Source: BBC

ITER site
Deal finalized on fusion reactor
(Jul 28, 2010)

The European Union and six member states have reached a deal on the financing and timetable for an experimental nuclear fusion reactor. An explosion in costs had cast a cloud over the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). The project, which is to be based in Cadarache in southern France, aims to harness the same physical process that fuels the Sun.

Read more. Source: BBC

particle tracks
What comes after the Large Hadron Collider?
(Jul 27, 2010)

What kind of particle smasher will succeed the Large Hadron Collider? It might seem premature to be asking that already, but it was one of the questions discussed yesterday at the International Conference on High Energy Physics in Paris, France. Two accelerator proposals are on the table to succeed the LHC: the International Linear Collider (ILC) and the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC).

Read more. Source: New Scientist

Long March-5
China considers big rocket power
(Jul 26, 2010)

Chinese engineers are considering a new super-powerful engine for the next generation of space rockets, say officials. According to Li Tongyu, general manager of the marketing department at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, engineers are studying a rocket engine with the thrust of 600 tonnes, burning liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen propellant. If China succeeds in the development of such power, it would increase the nation's capabilities in space by orders of magnitude.

Read more. Source: BBC

SNOLAB, located in a mine in Canada
Dark matter hunt eyes deeper home
(Jul 25, 2010)

Scientists are looking to relocate an underground experiment searching for dark matter to an even deeper site. Cosmic rays striking the Earth could completely mask the rare dark matter events sought by the experiment. Team members want to cut out as much of this cosmic ray interference as possible, even if it means moving the experiment 2km below ground.

Read more. Source: BBC

The center of our Galaxy might contain a different universe
Every black hole may hold a hidden universe
(Jul 24, 2010)

We could be living inside a black hole. This head-spinning idea is one cosmologist's conclusion based on a modification of Einstein's equations of general relativity that changes our picture of what happens at the core of a black hole.

Read more. Source: New Scientist

CMS detector
LHC closes in on massive particle
(Jul 24, 2010)

Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider have seen several candidates for the heaviest subatomic particle known to science. If the observations are confirmed, it would be a first for Europe; so far, the top quark particle has only been generated by one lab in the US. Dr Arnaud Lucotte said the discovery could assist physicists in the hunt for the elusive Higgs boson, or "God particle".

Read more. Source: BBC

4C+00.58: Black hole jerked around twice
(Jul 23, 2010)

This image shows the effects of a supermassive black hole that has been flipped around twice, causing its spin axis to point in a different direction from before. Combined here are views of the distant galaxy 4C+00.58 X-rays (in gold) from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and radio waves (in blue) from the Very Large Array.

Read more. Source: NASA/Harvard/Chandra

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