Nasa detects two space rocks heading towards Earth: A comet and an unknown object It is quite dark, reflecting only a few per cent of the light that falls on its surface. Its body resembles a comet in its reflectivity and orbit, but appears to lack the characteristic dust and gas cloud that defines a comet. 2016 WF9 could have cometary ... 01/12/2017 - 7:00 pm | View Link
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Detects Exocomets Falling Toward Young Star : SCIENCE : Tech Times NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted several comets diving toward a young star located about 95 light-years away from planet Earth. Vaporized Remnants Of Disintegrated Comets More aptly called exocomets because they were found outside of the solar ... 01/11/2017 - 2:53 am | View Link
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Detects Exocomets Falling Toward Young Star NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted several comets diving toward a young star located about 95 light-years away from planet Earth. More aptly called exocomets because they were found outside of the solar system, the space rocks were not directly seen ... 01/11/2017 - 1:27 am | View Link
Nasa detects two space rocks heading towards Earth It is quite dark, reflecting only a few per cent of the light that falls on its surface. Its body resembles a comet in its reflectivity and orbit, but appears to lack the characteristic dust and gas cloud that defines a comet. 2016 WF9 could have cometary ... 01/8/2017 - 11:07 pm | View Link
NASA’s NuSTAR detects two supermassive black holes close to the Milky Way Durham University graduate student Ady Annuar studied spiral galaxy NGC 1448, a galaxy about 38 million light years from Earth, whose supermassive black hole was discovered in 2009. NGC 1448 is one of the closest large galaxies to the Milky Way. 01/8/2017 - 11:05 pm | View Link
Kepler: How Kepler Finds Planets Ways to Learn About How Kepler Finds Planets. Exoplanet Transit Hunt (interactive: simulation of Kepler planet-finding by the transit method) Planet Hunters 01/15/2017 - 6:49 pm | View Website
Mysterious X-ray Signal Intrigues Astronomers | NASA A mysterious X-ray signal has been found in a detailed study of galaxy clusters using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton. 01/15/2017 - 3:07 pm | View Website
NASA Wavelength Digital Library NASA Wavelength is your pathway into a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels – from elementary to college, to out-of ... 01/10/2017 - 6:45 am | View Website
Kepler Mission FAQ A1. How will Kepler detect planets? The Kepler Mission is designed to detect planets as they pass in front of their stars which causes a tiny dip in the stars’ light. 01/8/2017 - 11:36 pm | View Website
City Lights of the Americas : Natural Hazards The Suomi NPP satellite has a potent new sensor for distinguishing Earth’s night lights. 01/8/2017 - 11:41 am | View Website
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) comically illustrated the overreach of the Environmental Protection Agency during an otherwise turbulent Senate hearing for President-elect Donald Trump's EPA nominee, Scott Pruitt, on Wednesday. "This is a chart of the state of Iowa," Ernst began, showing a nearly entirely red map of her state. "As you can see, with the expanded definition as provided by the EPA, 97 percent of the state of Iowa is now considered Waters of the U.
China is easing the government's 2,000-year-old monopoly on table salt by letting producers set prices and sell directly to the market. The monopoly has supported Chinese rulers from the Han dynasty to the Communist Party, even helping to pay for the construction of the Great Wall, The Financial Times reports.
Beginning this year, salt producers will have the freedom to set their prices based on normal market factors like cost, quality, supply, and demand — though the country's top economic planning agency still encourages state officials to keep those prices somewhat stable by tapping a "strategic reserve." The salt producers will also be able to sell without going through government-owned distribution companies, which used to absorb most of the industry's profits.
Nonetheless, most Chinese salt producers still work for the Chinese government, which has also said it will not grant any new licenses into the market until the end of 2018.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) went into the hearing for President-elect Donald Trump's health and human services nominee Wednesday with guns ablazing.
Throughout the hearing, Democrats raised a fuss about the fact that Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) bought between $1,001 and $15,000 worth of shares in medical device manufacturer Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc.