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Titan's Land Of Lakes
2013-10-24 04:25:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The sun is now shining down over the northern pole of Saturn's moon, Titan. Combine that with a bit of lucky weather and trajectories that put the spacecraft into optimal viewing positions, and NASA's Cassini spacecraft has obtained new pictures of the liquid methane and ethane lakes and seas near the moon's north pole. New clues about the formation of the lakes, and the Earth-like "hydrologic" cycle, which involves hydrocarbons rather...

2013-10-23 16:32:33

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Edward H. Frank, age 56, to the Board of Directors, effective October 21, 2013. Dr. Frank recently retired as vice president of Macintosh Hardware Systems Engineering at Apple, Inc. He holds over 50 United States patents and is a Life Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130612/SF30606LOGO) "Ed's extensive...

Using Space Probes To Deflect Asteroids From Earth Trajectories
2013-10-23 14:17:04

[ Watch the Video: Space Probes Could One Day Help Deflect Asteroids ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are conducting experiments to figure out how space probes could be used to deflect potentially hazardous asteroids. Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics have begun initial experiments to verify the possibility of deflecting asteroids by impacting them with heavy masses at high speeds. They said the principle behind their research...

2013-10-23 08:24:46

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE) and Syngenta announced today that they have extended a joint market development agreement in Brazil. The companies will move forward with their efforts to promote the use of both sweet sorghum and high biomass sorghum at Brazilian ethanol mills. Under the renewed agreement, Syngenta and Ceres will continue to collaborate on field evaluations with mills. Syngenta will evaluate its...

Weather Satellites Captured Chelyabinsk Meteor Data
2013-10-23 07:39:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Environmental satellites tasked with studying Earth’s weather accidentally captured data of an extraterrestrial kind this past February. Scientists studying the Chelyabinsk meteor that blazed a trail over Russia’s Ural Mountains on February 15, 2013 have been able to track the trajectory of the fireball using these weather satellites. Publishing their work in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), study...

2013-10-22 12:31:59

PHOENIX, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IO, a global leader in software-defined data centers, today leads an executive forum that examines the massive sustainability challenges facing enterprises and government organizations with regard to digital infrastructure. The day-long conference, featuring Gartner Research, will explore how big data analytics holds the key to advancing the efficiency, business continuity and performance of digital infrastructure, to transform IT operations. The event...

2013-10-22 12:31:57

New R&D Center in San Francisco Brings Together Brightest Minds in Engineering and Data Analytics PHOENIX, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IO, a global leader in software-defined data centers, today announced IO.Applied Intelligence, a new division of IO, with the primary mission to improve product performance for customers via data-driven research and development. Innovations from IO.Applied Intelligence will squeeze inefficiencies out of the IT value chain from power source to end user, and...

Backlit Saturn Infrared Images
2013-10-18 14:08:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Without the sun to illuminate it, the ‘back’ of Saturn may not seem like much to look at. However, new images taken in the infrared spectrum that were released by NASA have revealed new details about the planet and its rings that are difficult to see from a sunlit view. "Looking at the Saturn system when it is backlit by the sun gives scientists a kind of inside-out view of Saturn that we don't normally see," said Matt Hedman, a...

Newly Discovered Asteroid Has Slight Chance Of Impacting Earth
2013-10-18 12:02:43

[ Watch the Video: Earth Receives A Quick Visit From Asteroid ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers working at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in Ukraine found a new asteroid on October 13, 2013 and NASA confirmed it came within about 4.2 million miles of Earth on September 16. While 4.2 million miles seems far enough away, experts said the rock, known as asteroid 2013 TV135, will have a slight chance of impacting Earth when it returns in 2032. While...

Astronomer Helps Research Team See Misaligned Planets In Distant System
2013-10-17 16:04:40

Iowa State University Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, an international team of astronomers has discovered a distant planetary system featuring multiple planets orbiting at a severe tilt to their host star. Such tilted orbits had been found in planetary systems featuring a "hot Jupiter," a giant planet in a close orbit to its host star. But, until now, they hadn't been observed in multiplanetary systems without such a big interloping planet. The discovery is reported in...


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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