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Critical Interplay Discovered Between Cosmic Dust, Magnetic Fields
2013-09-27 10:40:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Interstellar magnetic fields can be found throughout the Milky Way and other similar galaxies. They are thought to be a key regulator in star formation and the propagation of cosmic rays. A new study published in The Astrophysical Journal has provided new insights for scientists looking to probe the strength and structure of these magnetic fields, a highly difficult phenomenon to accurately measure. To learn more about interstellar...

Space Weather Origins Revealed
2013-09-27 04:21:43

[ Watch the Video: What Really Causes Space Weather? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Research published in Friday’s issue of the journal Science looks to shed new light on how changing environmental conditions in near-Earth space known as “space weather” can occur. Space weather is caused by solar storms – powerful eruptions of solar material and magnetic fields into interplanetary space – and can interfere with wireless communication and GPS...

The Hunt For Extraterrestrial Life On Cloudy Extra-Solar Planets
2013-09-26 11:05:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international research team has created a map of the clouds that ensconce Kepler 7b, a distant planet outside our solar system, according to reports published by The Astrophysical Journal and Astrophysical Journal Letters. The studies’ researchers said their findings are a step forward in determining which planets outside our Solar System, also known as exoplanets, can host extraterrestrial life. Kepler 7b orbits a Sun-like...

2013-09-26 08:30:16

KARLSRUHE, Germany, September 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Disy Informationssysteme GmbH will present the world's first GIS 2go at INTERGEO 2013. GIS 2go transfers maps from ArcGIS Desktop to an iPad or Android tablet. With the associated app, users can access their own maps entirely without a network connection while they are on the road. For more information about GIS 2go, visit http://www.gis2go.com. Disy Informationssysteme GmbH, the leading provider of innovative GIS...

2013-09-25 23:27:10

The global market for remote sensing products is expected to reach $7.6 billion in 2013 and grow to $8.1 billion in 2014. BCC Research projects the market to reach $12.1 billion in 2019, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.2%. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, Remote Sensing Technologies and Global Markets from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the global market for remote sensing products is...

Mars Hopper instead of rover
2013-09-24 12:36:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most of us are familiar with the name "Hopper" as Dish Network's DVR box, but soon enough we may know it as the newest resident on Mars. A team from Leicester University and the Astrium space company is proposing an idea for a new Martian rover that would hop from location to location, rather than move around on wheels like conventional rovers. The Mars hopper would be a rocket-propelled vehicle capable of traveling a half-mile or...

New Evidence Indicates Moon Is 100 Million Years Younger Than Thought
2013-09-24 07:10:10

[ Watch the Video: Moon May Be Much Younger Than Previously Believed ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earth’s closest neighbor, the moon, has been studied intently by astronomers for centuries. In that time, we thought we had discovered nearly everything there is to know about the origins of our natural satellite. However, new research by geochemist Richard Carlson of the Carnegie Institution of Washington has shaken things up a bit. According to Carlson's...

Arctic Sea Ice Minimum For 2013 Sixth Lowest On Record
2013-09-23 07:44:57

[ Watch The Video: 2013 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Animation ] NASA After an unusually cold summer in the northernmost latitudes, Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its annual minimum summer extent for 2013 on Sept. 13, the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado in Boulder has reported. Analysis of satellite data by NSIDC and NASA showed that the sea ice extent shrunk to 1.97 million square miles (5.10 million square kilometers). This...

2013-09-19 23:35:50

Timmons Group was selected by Hamilton County, Tennessee Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA), with the assistance from the Hamilton County Geographic Information System (GIS) Department, to provide consulting services for the implementation of an upgrade from their existing Azteca Cityworks® Desktop to the new Cityworks® Server AMS environment (Azteca Systems Inc). Richmond, Va. (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Timmons Group was selected by Hamilton County, Tennessee Water...

2013-09-19 08:32:12

Companies Choose IO.Anywhere®, IO.OS® to Lower Data Center Costs, Improve Performance PHOENIX, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IO, a global leader in software-defined data centers, today announced two new customers for its data center technology platform. By selecting IO, these companies gain a high-performance, secure solution that can scale quickly, and is energy-efficient and cloud-ready. The companies will deploy standardized, UL-listed IO.Anywhere modules with Intelligent Control(®)...


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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