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Solar Tadpole-Like Jets Seen With NASA’s IRIS Add New Clue To Age-Old Mystery

The tadpole-shaped pseudo-shocks, shown in dashed white box, are ejected from highly magnetized regions on the solar surface. Image Credit: Abhishek Srivastava IIT (BHU)/Joy Ng, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

February 19, 2019 – Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of regions with intense magnetic fields on the Sun. Unlike those living on Earth, these “tadpoles” — formally called pseudo-shocks — are made entirely of plasma, the electrically conducting material made of charged particles that account for an estimated 99 percent of the observable universe. The discovery adds a new clue to one of the longest-standing mysteries in astrophysics. Read More


InSight Is The Newest Mars Weather Service

This artist’s concept shows NASA’s InSight lander with its instruments deployed on the Martian surface. Several of the sensors used for studying Martian weather are visible on its deck, including the inlet for an air pressure sensor and the east- and west-facing weather sensor booms. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

February 19, 2019 – No matter how cold your winter has been, it’s probably not as chilly as Mars. Check for yourself: Starting today, the public can get a daily weather report from NASA’s InSight lander. Read More


NIST ‘Astrocomb’ Opens New Horizons For Planet-Hunting Telescope

NIST Physicist Scott Diddams views the NIST frequency comb designed to ensure the precision of starlight analysis at the Hobby-Eberly Telescope in Texas. Image Credit: NIST

The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) “astrocomb.” Read More


Curtiss-Wright Preparing For Moon And Mars Missions

February 19, 2019 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a supplier of rugged data acquisition systems for aerospace applications, is helping to usher in the next generation of American space travel and preparing to launch NASA astronauts on missions to deep space through the world’s only exploration-class space systems: NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, Orion spacecraft, and the Exploration Ground Systems that launch these vehicles. Read More


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NASA Set To Demonstrate X-Ray Communications In Space
Source: NASA


Technology Developed In Brazil Will Be Part Of The International Space Station
Source: Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo


LOFAR Radio Telescope Reveals Secrets Of Solar Storms
Source: University of Helsinki


Northwestern Study Of Analog Crews In Isolation Reveals Weak Spots For Mission To Mars
Northwestern University


Rosetta’s Comet Sculpted By Stress
Source: ESA


Trump Signs Directive To Organize The Space Force Under The Air Force
Source: Defense News


Insights From MU69’s (Lack Of) Craters
Source: AAS Nova


Citizen Scientist Finds Ancient White Dwarf Star With Puzzling Rings
Source: NASA


Trump To Sign Space Force Directive
Source: CNN


Confirming A Source Of The Process Behind Auroras And The Formation Of Stars
Source: DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory


Collins Aerospace To Host More Than 1,000 Female Students Globally For ‘Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day’
Source: Collins Aerospace


First Evidence Discovered Of A Gigantic Remnant Around An Exploding Star
Source: San Diego State University


New Sky Map Detects Hundreds Of Thousands Of Unknown Galaxies
Source: ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy


CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta To Keynote 8th Annual International Space Station Research And Development Conference
Source: ISS U.S. National Laboratory


Weather On Mars: Chilly With A Chance Of ‘Dust Devils’
Source: Cornell University


NASA Tests Urban Drone Traffic Management In Nevada, Texas
Source: NASA


Interactive Space Simulation For Nanosatellites
Source: ESA


Boeing Reaches Milestone Of Firsts With Forward Join Of NASA’s Inaugural SLS Core Stage
Source: NASASpaceFlight.com


LeoStella Looks For More Customers As It Opens Satellite Factory
Source: SpaceNews


Air Force Smallsat To Fly On Upcoming Falcon 9 Launch
Source: SpaceNews


Final Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Bill Secures $21.5 Billion For NASA
Source: SpaceNews


Podcast: Orbiting The Tiny Asteroid Bennu With OSIRIS-REx
Source: University of Colorado Boulder


Dates, Location & Theme For 22nd Annual International Mars Society Convention
Source: The Mars Society