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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 newswireSpill of high-enriched uranium at Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has made public a number of documents, including a confirmatory order issued earlier this year, regarding a March 2006 spill of high-enriched uranium at Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc
SOP newswireSaturn's Old Moon Iapetus Retains Its Youthful Figure - Saturn's distinctive moon Iapetus (eye-APP-eh-tuss) is cryogenically frozen in the equivalent of its teenage years. The moon has retained
SOP newswireNASA, Hot Alien Planet Has Water Vapor - A scorching-hot gas planet beyond our solar system is steaming up with water vapor, according to new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
SOP newswireNew Zealand, Geologists Witness Unique Volcanic Mudflow in Action - Volcanologist Sarah Fagents from the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa had an amazing opportunity
Jennifer L. HernandezClean Coal Technology May Not be the Solution the Environment Needs - Many coal corporations are trying to establish technologies that will produce zero emissions.
SOP newswireMission marks first flight of teacher-turned-astronaut Barbara Morgan - Washington -- Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew are scheduled to continue the next phase of International Space Station assembly with an August 7 launch and an 11-day mission to the orbital outpost.
SOP newswireSecond Major U.S. Climate Change Science Program Report Issued - WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) today announced the release of the second in a series of 21 Synthesis and Assessment (S&A) reports. Coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), this S&A 2.1 report
SOP newswireBoston Harbor Angels Invests in XCOR Aerospace - XCOR announced today it has received investment from the Boston Harbor Angels. The funds will support development of XCOR"s new suborbital vehicle.
SOP newswireMission to Asteroid Belt Rescheduled for September Launch - WASHINGTON - The launch of NASA's Dawn spacecraft, a mission that will explore the two largest objects in the asteroid belt in an effort to answer questions about the formation
SOP newswireNOAA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have joined forces - NOAA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have joined forces to expand their ability to analyze dried shark fins and identify the species from which they were removed
Sean StubblefieldWhat Is The Escape Velocity Of An Unladen Fellow? - There are numerous potential and actual economic and social benefits to be gained from extending Humanity into space, but the most significant reason to do so is because it is there.
SOP newswireEat-meating spider and balloon fish raise alarms; some speculate global-warming - An eat-meating spider known as a
SOP newswireDust Delays Mars Crater Entry - A giant dust storm brewing for more than a week on Mars has become worse and is affecting surface operations of the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Because the rovers depend on solar energy for survival, and the
SOP newswireNASA Finds Hydrocarbons on Saturn's Moon Hyperion - PASADENA, Calif. - NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed for the first time surface details of Saturn's moon Hyperion, including cup-like craters filled with hydrocarbons that
SOP newswireNASA Airborne Expedition Chases Climate, Ozone Questions - WASHINGTON -- NASA's Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling (TC4) field campaign will begin this summer in San Jose, Costa Rica, with an investigation into how chemical compounds in the air are
SOP newswireEndangered Desert Pupfish found in Research Ponds near the Salton Sea, Calif. - Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have discovered a population of the endangered desert pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius)in constructed ponds along the southeastern shore of the
SOP newswireNASA Mars Rover Ready For Descent Into Crater - PASADENA, Calif. - NASA's Mars rover Opportunity is scheduled to begin a descent down a rock-paved slope into the Red Planet's massive Victoria Crater. This latest trek carries real risk for the
SOP newswireFamily-Related Issues Top List of Reasons for Migration of Immigrant Scientists and Engineers to the U.S. - The latest statistics from the National Science Foundation (NSF) reveal that more than one-third of immigrant scientists and engineers report that the most important reason they came to the United States was for family-related
SOP newswireNASA Airborne Expedition Chases Climate, Ozone Questions - WASHINGTON -- NASA's Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling (TC4) field campaign will begin this summer in San Jose, Costa Rica, with an investigation into how chemical compounds in the air are
SOP newswire NOAA's Earth System Research Lab in Costa Rica This Summer - Scientists from NOAA"s Earth System Research Lab will be among 400 researchers in Costa Rica this summer to probe one of the most complex and least observed
SOP newswireNorthern Forests Less Effective Than Tropical Forests in Reducing Global Warming - Forests in the United States and other northern mid- and upper-latitude regions are playing a smaller role in offsetting global warming than previously thought, according to a study appearing in this week's issue of Science.
SOP newswireAstronomers Prepare for Spacecraft Visit to Asteroids - These Hubble Space Telescope images of Vesta and Ceres show two of the most massive asteroids in the asteroid belt, a region between Mars and Jupiter. The images are helping astronomers plan for the Dawn spacecraft’s tour of these hefty asteroids
SOP newswirePerforming New Science on the Moon, NASA Prepares - WASHINGTON -- NASA has selected proposals, including two from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., for future lunar science activities. In addition, the agency has established two new programs that will enhance research
SOP newswireDegradation Noted in Some Shoreline Habitats - The natural pattern of high and low lake levels is a key component in promoting species diversity and healthy ecosystems along the shores of the Great Lakes, and regulation of lake levels has led to degradation, particularly along Lake Ontario.These
SOP newswireStudy Explains Rainforest Similarities - Celebrated in Buddhist temples and cultivated for its wood and cottony fibers, the kapok tree now is upsetting an idea that biologists have clung to for decades: the notion that African and South American rainforests
SOP newswireOrigins of Life, Spitzer Searches On - Astronomers suspect the early Earth was a very harsh place. Temperatures were extreme, and the planet was constantly bombarded by cosmic debris. Many scientists believe that life's starting
SOP newswireAstronauts Aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to Hold News Conference - HOUSTON - On Saturday, June 16, the 10 astronauts and cosmonauts
SOP newswireSaturn Moons are Active - Saturn's moons Tethys and Dione are flinging great streams of particles into space, according to data from the Cassini mission to Saturn. The discovery suggests the possibility of some
SOP newswireFirst Buoy to Monitor Ocean Acidification Launched - The first buoy to monitor ocean acidification has been launched in the Gulf of Alaska. Attached to the 10-foot-diameter buoy are sensors to measure climate indicators.
SOP newswireUCMR2 Laboratory Approval - We are pleased to announce that we have received full approval for the five EPA methods required for UCMR2 testing. This program monitors US drinking water sources for currently unregulated compounds.
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