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moon formation collision theory
2014-06-06 04:18:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Moon was most likely formed by a collision between the Earth and a planet-sized object that took place roughly 4.5 billion years ago, a team of German scientists report in research published Friday by the journal Science. According to the Associated Press (AP), the study authors took an in-depth look at moon rocks that had been gathered during the Apollo 11, 12 and 16 missions. They discovered that moon rocks have a different...

2014-06-05 23:06:38

Imagery Processing Available Through Next-Gen Constellation of High-Resolution Microsatellites Norcross, GA. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Hexagon Geospatial announces that it has partnered with Skybox Imaging to provide imagery and data processing through ERDAS IMAGINE 2014 to support Skybox Imaging’s constellation of earth imaging satellites. Through the agreement, users will be able to easily process and analyze images collected with SkySat-1, the first commercial earth observation...

2014-06-05 08:33:57

Newest Flash Memory Platform Architected for Application Acceleration Across Appliance and Server Deployments for Industries Worldwide SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced Atomic Series, the newest flash memory platform featuring breakthrough innovations that achieve unparalleled performance and double the capacity on the smallest available NAND footprint for appliance and server environments. Companies both big and small, from small and...

2014-06-04 23:02:01

Timmons Group, a leader in enterprise geospatial products and services, has announced a webinar entitled “Building a RoadMap for your GIS.” The webinar will take place on Thursday, June 12th, from 2pm to 3pm EST, and will be presented by Lowell Ballard, Director of Geospatial Solutions. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Timmons Group, a leader in enterprise geospatial products and services, has announced a webinar entitled “Building a RoadMap for Your GIS.” The webinar will take...

2014-06-04 08:30:11

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS), the leader in antisense therapeutics, today announced that management will present a company overview at the Goldman Sachs 35(th) Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 8:40 a.m. PT in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130807/LA60006LOGO A live webcast of the presentation will be available on the "Investors & Media" section of the...

Two Ancient Worlds Discovered In Neighboring Galactic Cluster
2014-06-04 07:02:00

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using new data from the HARPS spectrometer at the ESO’s La Silla observatory in Chile, an international team of scientists have discovered two exoplanets orbiting a nearby ancient star. Kapteyn’s star, named after Jacobus Kapteyn, who discovered the star in the 19th century, is a red dwarf and one of the two planets in its grasp sits at the right spot where life could form. Led by Queen Mary University of London, the...

2014-06-04 04:20:19

TOKYO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Japan's Sole Representative Team in Moon Exploration Project "HAKUTO" to Release Promotional Online Video Depicting Cockroach's Journey to Moon; Video on YouTube on June 4 - ispace inc., which manages the Japanese "HAKUTO" team in the "Google Lunar XPRIZE" contest aimed at landing a private craft on the moon by 2015, has released an eye-popping online video featuring the humble cockroach (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeW5O6GGOtM) as you've...

2014-06-03 20:20:17

QUINCY, Ill., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan Tire Reclamation Corp. (TTRC), a subsidiary of Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI), has been in negotiations with various companies in the oil sands for the disposal of OTR tires and conveyor belting. TTRC will lease ten acres of land from Suncor Energy, north of Fort McMurray, Canada for ten years to operate a pyrolysis system developed by Green Carbon. Green Carbon is controlled by Fred Taylor, brother of Titan International...

Two Planets Will Be Eaten By Their Star
2014-06-02 03:21:55

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Two worlds orbiting a distant star are about to become a snack of cosmic proportions. Astronomers announced on Monday that the planets Kepler-56b and Kepler-56c will be swallowed by their star in a short time by astronomical standards. Their ends will come in 130 million and 155 million years, respectively. "As far as we know, this is the first time two known exoplanets in a single system have a predicted 'time of death,'" says lead author...

Exoplanets Come In Three "Neapolitan" Flavors
2014-06-02 03:09:48

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics The planets of our solar system come in two basic flavors, like vanilla and chocolate ice cream. We have small, rocky terrestrials like Earth and Mars, and large gas giants like Neptune and Jupiter. We're missing the astronomical equivalent of strawberry ice cream - planets between about one and four times the size of Earth. NASA's Kepler mission has discovered that these types of planets are very common around other stars. New research...


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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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