Space Hurricane's --"Gigantic Solar Eruptions Sweep the Magnetospheres of Jupiter, Saturn & Other Planets"

 

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Could the flapping of a butterfly's wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane in California? The question has been scrutinized by chaos theorists, stock-market analysts and weather forecasters for decades. For most people, this hypothetical scenario may be difficult to imagine on Earth - particularly when a real disaster strikes.

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Water Worlds of the Universe Revealed --"Date Back to the Big Bang"

 

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During almost four years of observing the cosmos, the Herschel Space Observatory traced out the presence of water. With its unprecedented sensitivity and spectral resolution at key wavelengths, Herschel revealed this crucial molecule in star-forming molecular clouds, detected it for the first time in the seeds of future stars and planets, and identified the delivery of water from interplanetary debris to planets in our solar system.

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NASA Astrobiologists --"Life On Saturn's Enceladus and Alien Bodies May Have Exotic Molecular Structures" (WATCH Video)

 

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NASA astrobiologists say that we must recognize that life on Enceladus or other alien bodies may have originated by a process very different from the process by which life emerged on Earth. Alternatively, alien life may have originated in the same way as terran life but did not evolve as fast or as far as the terran biosphere. For example, if we accept the “RNA world” as part of a model for natural history on Earth, visits to the terran biosphere on early Earth would not have found encoded proteins, and possibly not straight-chain fatty acids.

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"It's the Space Race of the 21st century" --The Major Roadblock to a Quantum Computer May Just Have Been Solved (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)

 

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The quantum computer has the potential to revolutionize the 21st century, solving problems so massively complex th today’s computers would take a century to solve. But a single quantum computer is still no match for the more than billion classical computers currently in use. But, as with classical computers, quantum computers need a quantum internet, and researchers at The Australian National University may have found the perfect way to store quantum data long enough to share the information around a next-generation internet which promises to be impervious to hacking.

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EcoAlert: NASA Sees Maria's "Hot Towers" Intensify Into Another Epic Category 5 Hurricane

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NASA and NOAA satellites have provided data on Maria as it strengthened into a major Hurricane headed toward the Leeward Islands. NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Maria that showed cooling cloud top temperatures and NOAA's GOES satellite provided an animation of imagery that showed the storm developing and strengthening. The GPM satellite found "Hot" towering clouds that indicated strengthening was occurring before Maria became a major hurricane.

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Mars' Gale Crater --"May Have Revealed the Building Blocks of RNA" (Today's Most Popular)

 

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Whether Martian life has ever existed is still unknown. No compelling evidence for it has been found. When Curiosity landed in Mars' Gale Crater in 2012, the mission's main goal was to determine whether the area ever offered a habitable environment, which has since been confirmed. "We detected borates in a crater on Mars that's 3.8 billion years old, younger than the likely formation of life on Earth," said Patrick Gasda, a postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory. "Essentially, this tells us that the conditions from which life could have potentially grown may have existed on ancient Mars, independent from Earth."

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The Star-Trek Observatory --'Discovery' TV Series Premieres with "The Vulcan Hello" September 24 (WATCH Preview)

 

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"All life is born of chaos." So begins the new Star Trek epic. Critics are raving that Star Trek: Discovery will Be the next ‘Game of Thrones’ that could go where no TV show has gone before. As the starships Discovery and Shenzhou approach at warp speed, and with only six days to to go before the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, the producers have revealed the title of the first episode, “The Vulcan Hello.” The episode's title may reveal signal how it could focus on Sonequa Martin-Green’s protagonist Michael Burnham, who was raised on Vulcan by Spock’s parents after the death of her folks.

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NASA RADIO --Three Cassini Scientists Tell Us What They Learned from the Epic Mission (LISTEN Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)

 

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Listen to a podcast conversation with three members of the original Cassini science team in a special episode in honor of the Cassini mission, which came to its dramatic close on September 15: Jeff Cuzzi, the mission’s interdisciplinary scientist for rings; Dale Cruikshank, an astronomer and planetary scientist studying Saturn’s icy moons; and Chris McKay, a planetary scientist and one of the original collaborators on the Huygens probe – all three from NASA’s Ames Research Center.

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A Galaxy's Dark Matter Halo Interacts and Links With Ordinary Matter --"A Radical Break With Prevailing Theory"

 

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Identical twins are similar to each other in many ways, but they have different experiences, friends, and lifestyles. This concept is played out on a cosmological scale by galaxies. Two galaxies that appear at first glance to be very similar and effectively identical can have inner regions rotating at very different rates - the galactic analog of twins with different lifestyles.

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