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Study Suggests Ice On Lunar South Pole May Have More Than One Source

Shackleton Crater, the floor of which is permanently shadowed from the sun, appears to be home to deposits of water ice. A new study sheds light on how old these and other deposits on the Moon’s south pole might be. Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

October 14, 2019 – The discovery of ice deposits in craters scattered across the Moon’s south pole has helped to renew interest in exploring the lunar surface, but no one is sure exactly when or how that ice got there. A new study published in the journal Icarus suggests that while a majority of those deposits are likely billions of years old, some may be much more recent. Read More

Accelerator To Use Funds To Benefit Cohort Companies

October 14, 2019 – The Catalyst Space Accelerator (CSA) is among the 60 winners of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) $3 million Growth Accelerator Fund Competition for accelerators and incubators from across the United States that support STEM-focused startups and entrepreneurs. Read More

Kevin Orangers Named Executive Director Of Space Foundation Discovery Center

Kevin Orangers is the new Executive Director of the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. Image Credit: The Space Foundation

October 14, 2019 – The Space Foundation announced today that Kevin Orangers is the new Executive Director of the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, the region’s only space science center. Read More

NASA Smallsats Can Aid Hurricane Forecasts With GPS

Illustration of one of the eight CYGNSS satellites in orbit above a hurricane. Credit: NASA

October 14, 2019 – Eight briefcase-size satellites flying in a row may be key to improving forecasts of a hurricane’s wind speed – detecting whether it will make landfall as a Category 1 or a Category 5. NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) fleet, launched in 2016, was designed to show whether the same GPS signals your phone uses for navigation can be used to measure winds deep within a hurricane or typhoon. The answer appears to be a resounding yes. Read More

SwRI Space Scientist Part Of International Team That Uses Deep Learning To Create Virtual “Super Instrument”

October 14, 2019 – A study co-written by a Southwest Research Institute scientist describes a new algorithm that combines the capabilities of two spacecraft instruments, which could result in lower cost and higher efficiency space missions. The virtual “super instrument,” is a computer algorithm that utilizes deep learning to analyze ultraviolet images of the Sun, taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, and measure the energy that the Sun emits as ultraviolet light. Read More

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Axelrad Inducted Into National Academy Of Engineering
Source: University of Colorado Boulder

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Source: The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Interstellar Comet With A Familiar Look
Source: Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian University

Milky Way’s Center Will Be Revealed By NASA’s Webb Telescope
Source: NASA

Hints Of Life Under The Ice Of Saturn’s Moon Enceladus?
Source: Deseret News

The US Army Bests On Space As Its ‘Path To The Future’
Source: DefenseNews

Stratolaunch Gets Mystery New Owner
Source: SpaceNews

Alexei Leonov, World’s First Spacewalker, Dies
Source: Spaceflight Now

PCC Taking Pueblo Chile From Soil To Sky
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain