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21-Aug-2013
Birth announcement from outer space
Young stars are extremely violent. They shoot out material at unbelievable speeds -- jets travelling at thousands of kilometers per hour. When these jets crash into the gas and cosmic dust surrounding the young star, they create a bright clump called a Herbig-Haro object, which lives for about a thousand years. Take a close-up look at a Herbig-Haro object and see the stunning jets streaming across the sky like a gigantic firework display!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

19-Aug-2013
Languages the star with a secret identity
A few weeks ago Space Scoop told the story of a magnetar a tiny, ultra-dense stars that are notoriously powerful magnets -- the strongest in the universe! But, a magnetar called SGR 0418 didn't seem to fit the mould. It seemed to be a much weaker magnet than any other star of its kind. But, like other magnetars, it underwent regular, world-tumbling starquakes that produced dramatic X-ray flares. Well, now astronomers from the European Space Agency have solved the mystery!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

15-Aug-2013
The most successful mammal in history, unearthed
Researchers in China have discovered the 160-million-year-old fossil of an extinct rodent-like creature, which looked a bit like a small rat or a chipmunk. They are calling this newly discovered species Rugosodon eurasiaticus, and they say that it represents the oldest ancestor of a group of mammals called multituberculates, which lived on Earth for 100 million years before more modern rodents replaced them.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

15-Aug-2013
NASA and GLOBE: Bringing together science students worldwide

More than 70 students and 200 educators from around the world who are participating in the 17th Annual Partner Meeting of the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, known as the GLOBE program. The event is being held Aug. 12-16 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.


Contact: Ed Campion
Edward.s.campion@nasa.gov
301-286-0697
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

14-Aug-2013
Students to face-off in new RobotX game
The Maritime RobotX Challenge, co-sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation and Singapore's Ministry of Defence, will take place Oct. 20-26, 2014, in Singapore and is scheduled to occur every two years. Three teams each from five countries -- the United States, Singapore, Australia, Japan and South Korea -- will battle for $100,000 in prize money. The student teams will be chosen using a competitive selection model to foster innovation.

Contact: Peter Vietti
ONRPublicAffairs@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

12-Aug-2013
It's a small world after all
Astronomers from Japan have managed to photograph a new exoplanet, and it's the least massive planet ever caught directly on camera! In size, it's about three times as big as Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Maybe more interestingly, this planet is hot pink! And I mean literally!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

8-Aug-2013
A closer look at DNA's loose ends
A new study published in the journal Science provides a first look at the events leading to rips and tears in our DNA. The particular method the study used also suggests a way to monitor DNA breaks in real time.

Contact: Science Press Package Team
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

8-Aug-2013
The age of exploration
On one clear, starry night an explorer called Ferdinand Magellan sailed over the equator to the Southern Hemisphere. Not only had he entered new lands and seas, but from there he saw an entirely new sky! Looking at this new set of stars, Magellan noticed what looked like a blurry cloud. But as his voyage continued, the "cloud" didn't move ...

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

5-Aug-2013
Join the hunt for ZomBees
Honeybees usually like to stay in their hives at night, but lately scientists have been finding some strange honeybees that fly after dark. A team of California scientists calls these insects "ZomBees," and they need your help in finding them.

Contact: Nan Broadbent
nbroadbe@sfsu.edu
415-338-7108
San Francisco State University

4-Aug-2013
A window to the universe
Did you know that looking at space pictures give superpowers? They turn you into a time-traveling into the past! How? Well, light takes time to travel through space to our telescopes, and our eyes. So, if we look at very distant objects, like the galaxies in this photo, you're looking at very, very old light. You see the objects as they were millions of years ago!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

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