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Black Hole Image Makes History

A black hole and its shadow have been captured in an image for the first time, a historic feat by an international network of radio telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope.

SOP newswireOrigami Electronics, Carbon Nanotubes - By weaving black carbon nanotubes into paper, engineers have created printable, flexible batteries that are more resilient than many existing batteries, yet can be cut, folded and worked just like paper. The
SOP newswireEvolution of an Important Human Protein - Scientists have, for the first time, identified the atomic structure of an ancient protein and revealed in unprecedented detail how it evolved into an important protein in humans
SOP newswireU.S. expertise, technology contribute to fledgling global warning system - Washington -- Peru is two continents and an ocean away from the Indian Ocean, but the speed and accuracy with which a massive earthquake near Lima recently was measured
SOP newswireNOAA hydrologists indicate that Lake Superior is nearing record lows - NOAA hydrologists indicate that Lake Superior is nearing record lows for the month of August, a trend that if continued could break past record lows for the months
SOP newswire13,000 Years Ago, Comet May Have Exploded Over North America - New scientific findings suggest that a large comet may have exploded over North America 12,900 years ago, explaining riddles that scientists have wrestled
SOP newswireNASA, Speeding-Bullet Star Leaves Enormous Streak Across Sky - NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer has spotted an amazingly long comet-like tail behind a star streaking through space at supersonic speeds. The star, named Mira after the Latin word for
SOP newswireNOAA to map a portion of the Arctic sea floor - NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey, in partnership with the University of New Hampshire’s Joint Hydrographic Center and the National Science Foundation, will embark on a four-week cruise to map a portion of the Arctic sea floor starting Aug. 17.
SOP newswireA Star Unlike Any Seen Before Says NASA - WASHINGTON -- Astronomers are scheduled to announce new findings about a star unlike any seen before at a media teleconference Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. EDT.
SOP newswireMars-Bound Phoenix Adjusts Course Successfully - NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander today accomplished the first and largest of six course corrections planned during the spacecraft's flight from Earth to Mars.
SOP newswireMonster Galaxy Pileup - Four galaxies are slamming into each other and kicking up billions of stars in one of the largest cosmic smash-ups ever observed.
SOP newswirePetascale Computing Systems, National Science Board Approves Funds - Today the National Science Board (NSB) approved a resolution authorizing the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund the acquisition and deployment of the world's most powerful
SOP newswireDisease in East Africa Link Between Sunspots, Rain - A new study shows that sunspot cycles can be used to predict heavy rains, flooding and subsequent disease outbreaks in East Africa.
SOP newswireThin Film Science, A New Wrinkle - A remarkably simple experiment devised by scientists yields important information about the mechanical properties of thin films--nanoscopically thin layers of material that are
SOP newswirePeople Powered Farms? - Two grad students from MIT want to harvest the energy of human movement in urban settings.
SOP newswireCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla, NASA Heads for Polar Region of Mars - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission blasted off Saturday, aiming for a May 25, 2008, arrival at the Red Planet and a close-up examination of the surface of the northern polar region
SOP newswireSaturn's Rings, Cassini Finds Possible Origin - PASADENA, Calif. - Cassini scientists may have identified the source of one of Saturn's more mysterious rings. Saturn's G ring likely is produced by relatively large, icy particles that reside within a bright
SOP newswireCassini spacecraft to fly through water geyser rising from Enceladus - Washington – The science team for the international Cassini mission to Saturn is planning to modify the 2008 flyby of Enceladus, one of the ringed planet’s innermost
SOP newswireResearch Needed on Imperiled Coral Ecosystems - Coral ecosystems are being imperiled at regional to global scales by over fishing, climate change, disease, and exposure to excess sediments, nutrients and contaminants. Scientists believe that recent changes in reef systems
SOP newswireJeopardizes Asian water supplies, contributes to Himalayan glacier melt - Scientists have concluded that the global warming trend caused by the buildup of greenhouse gases is a major contributor to the melting of Himalayan and other tropical
SOP newswireNASA Postpones Phoenix Launch - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Friday's launch of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket has been postponed 24 hours. The two available launch times on Saturday, Aug. 4,
John LillpopHow High the Moon? Or How High the Astronauts? - NASA astronaut Lisa Marie Nowak was arrested on a variety of charges last February, her travails appeared to be yet another example of radical liberalism gone amuck.
SOP newswireSpirit Sees Dustier Sky, Mars Exploration Rover Status Report - As of Thursday, July 26, NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity are both enduring levels of reduced power supply. The rovers can survive at these levels, but NASA continues to sharply restrict
SOP newswireNew NASA AIRS Data to Aid Weather, Climate Research - A key contributor to this new generation of climate change research tools is the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, or AIRS, instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft. Developed
SOP newswireSpitzer Finds Evidence for Planets with Four Parents - This artist's concept illustrates one such quadruple-star system, called HD 98800. The system is still relatively young, at 10 million years old. One of its two pairs of stars is known to be circled by
SOP newswire XCOR Aerospace gets Air Force Awards RLV Design Contract - The U.S. Air Force (USAF) announced at the 23rd National Space Symposium that it has awarded XCOR Aerospace a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase 1 contract
SOP newswireFirst Lockheed Martin-Built GPS Satellite Marks 10 Years in Service - The first U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR) satellite, built by a team led by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], has surpassed its 10-year design life of on-orbit service
SOP newswireViral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus in Fish - A new fact sheet by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey's Western Fisheries Research Center describes the best methods for resource managers and others to detect and confirm a new and virulent
SOP newswirePublished Science and Engineering Articles Flattens, But U.S. Influence Remains Strong - Number of published U.S. science and technology articles plateaued in the 1990s, despite continued increases in funding and personnel for research and development.
SOP newswire European Space Agency's Venus Express - WASHINGTON - NASA's Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry,
SOP newswireNASA, Happy Birthday? Saturn Turns 60? - Scientists have recently discovered that the planet Saturn is turning 60 - not years, but moons.
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