News tagged with spectrometer

Protecting astronauts from space radiation

(—The complexities of traveling to and working in space present challenges to astronauts that NASA scientists and engineers have been working on since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first stepped on the moon more ...

dateNov 09, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Hidden galactic nuclei

( -- At the core of most galaxies including our own Milky Way is a massive black hole. Material falling into the environment of the black hole heats up, and can radiate dramatically, sometimes also powering the ejection ...

dateAug 10, 2012 in Astronomy
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Cassini to dip into Enceladus spray again

( -- Less than three weeks after its last visit to the Saturnian moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft returns for an encore. At closest approach on April 14, the spacecraft will be just as low over the moon's ...

dateApr 16, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Gases drawn into particles stay there

( -- Contrary to expectations, formation and growth of complex organic particles generated during oxidation of volatile organic molecules by ozone and nitrate follows a non-equilibrium path, according to a recent ...

dateApr 09, 2012 in Materials Science
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Possible water in the atmosphere of a super-Earth

A "super-Earth" is an exoplanet (a planet around another star) whose mass is between about two and ten Earth-masses. Planets larger than this are closer to Uranus and Neptune in size (and perhaps in other physical properties ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Astronomy
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