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2013-11-07 12:21:59

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers viewing our solar system's asteroid belt with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have seen for the first time an asteroid with six comet-like tails of dust radiating from it like spokes on a wheel. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Unlike all other known asteroids, which appear simply as tiny points of light, this asteroid, designated P/2013 P5, resembles a rotating lawn sprinkler. Astronomers are...

2013-11-07 08:37:50

Companies Seek to Lower Data Center Costs, Improve Performance with IO PHOENIX, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IO, a global leader in software-defined data centers, today announced new customers for its Phoenix and New Jersey data centers. By selecting IO, these organizations gain a high-performance, cloud-ready solution that can scale quickly and is energy-efficient. IO's global DCaaS offering is driven by the IO Intelligent Control platform, consisting of standardized, UL-listed...

2013-11-05 12:21:52

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected nine research teams from seven states for a new institute that will bring researchers together in a collaborative virtual setting to focus on questions concerning space science and human space exploration. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The teams participating in the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) will address scientific questions about the moon, near-Earth...

Alien Worlds: How Common Are Habitable Planets?
2013-11-05 02:51:36

[ Watch the Video: Earth May Not Be So Unique After All ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New statistical analysis of data obtained by NASA’s now-retired Kepler spacecraft has revealed that one out of every five sun-like stars have at least one Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone. “What this means is, when you look up at the thousands of stars in the night sky, the nearest sun-like star with an Earth-size planet in its habitable zone is probably only...

2013-11-04 16:32:37

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO), today announced that the company will participate in the following events with the financial community during the company's fiscal second quarter 2014: Needham HDD/Flash Memory ConferenceBoston, MAWednesday, November 6, 2013, 2:30 p.m. (ET)Shane Robison, Chairman and CEO UBS Global Technology Conference 2013Sausalito, CATuesday, November 19, 2013, 1:15 p.m. (PT)Lance Smith, President and COOGary Smerdon, Chief...

Mass Extinction During The Pangea Integration
2013-11-04 03:21:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The integration of Pangea that began during the early Permian period may have caused the environment to deteriorate, playing a role in the mass extinction event that occurred 250 million years ago, according to research appearing in the most recent edition of the journal Science China Earth Sciences. In the study, co-authors, professor Yin Hongfu and Dr. Song Haijun of the State Key Laboratory of Geobiology and Environmental...

2013-10-30 23:35:18

ROK Technologies was chosen to host the NOVA DRT system due to the functional stability and scalability of ROK's Cloud database hosting abilities. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 ROK Technologies recently worked with GeoCove to host the Northern Virginia Damage Reporting Tool (NOVA DRT). Residents in Northern Virginia can now assist their community’s emergency response organizations by submitting information about damage to their home or business after a storm. The Northern...

Explanet Same Size As Earth
2013-10-30 16:15:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In August, an international team of researchers announced the discovery of a planet outside our solar system - also referred to as an exoplanet - that orbits its star in just 8.5 hours and is roughly the same size as Earth. Now, the same research team members that found the planet, dubbed Kepler 78b, have made another startling discovery: the planet’s mass is roughly the same as our own. "This planet is a complete mystery," said...

Recalling The 2003 Nightmare Halloween Magnetic Storm
2013-10-30 08:32:39

[ Watch the Video: Is There Space Weather In Store For Trick-Or-Treaters? ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As Halloween approaches, most people are thinking about costume parties, tricks and treats, haunted hayrides and perhaps a rogue werewolf running amok. But for scientists, this October 31 may provide a scare much different from what most kids get when they go Trick-or-Treating this All Hallow's Eve. The NOAA/NWS Space Weather Prediction Center on...

2013-10-29 16:21:14

VARIABLE-RATE RX CREATED IN THE FIELD W/REAL-TIME DATA CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Growers and Crop Consultants make decisions in the field using real-time information. The AutoCopter(TM) G15 Ag Solution now provides the ability to collect multi-spectral data using our patent-pending software and create Variable-rate Prescriptions within minutes from landing in the field. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131029/MN06327) Earlier the...


Latest Planetary science Reference Libraries

Planetary Astronomy
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: Artistic concept of a planetary system. Credit: Wikipedia/NASA/JPL-Caltech The term Astronomy encompasses a broad range of topics, including the study of stars, galaxies, and planets. In order to focus on the different areas of study, many subfields of astronomy emerge. One such area is the study of planets known, appropriately, as Planetary Astronomy. Observational Planetary Astronomy Even within the field of Planetary Astronomy, there are several divisions to...

How Solar Cycles Impact Our Weather Here On Earth
2013-01-13 09:10:34

Solar cycles: what are they and why should we care about them? Solar cycles are made up of what are known as solar minimums (min) and solar maximums (max). We refer to a solar min at the time when the sun is not active with many sunspots, while a solar max is just the opposite when we see a large increase in sunspot activity. So how long do solar cycles last? Typically they run on what is known as an 11 year cycle from the max to the min and then start over again anew. As of 2012 we...

Planetary and Space Science
2012-05-28 10:21:45

Planetary and Space Science is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1959 and published by Elsevier 15 times per year. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Rita Schulz (The Netherlands). The journal publishes original research articles and short communications. The main focus is on solar system processes which encompass multiple areas of the natural sciences. Research that involves planetary and space sciences involves many disciplines. Celestial mechanics is part of these...

Physics Of The Earth And Planetary Interiors
2012-05-01 10:08:14

Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors is a biweekly published peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier. As of April 2012, co-editors are G. Aelfric (University of Bristol), K. Hirose (Tokyo Institute of Technology), M. Jellinek (University of British Columbia), and K. Zhang (University of Exeter). This journal focuses on the physical and chemical processes of planetary interiors. Topics covered include planetary physics, geodesy and geophysics. Publishing formats...

Geophysical Journal International
2012-04-29 19:47:50

Geophysical Journal International is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publish monthly by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society and the German Geophysical Society. The editor-in-chief is Jeannot Trampert of TA Utrecht, the Netherlands. The primary focus of this journal is fundamental research in Geophysics. Publishing formats are original research, research notes, letters, and book reviews. Coverage includes computational, theoretical, observational and applied...

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