Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysics Center

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Name: Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysics Center
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

Pluto’s upgrade

In 2006, the International Astronomical Union downgraded Pluto from full planetary status to that of dwarf. For those who despaired of what may have been a rush to judgment about Pluto’s status, there is reason to take heart.Scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian ... [Published Toledoblade.com - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Global Warming is Fake? These 7 Scientists Think Humans Are Not to Blame

Much has been made of scientists whose research shows that our understanding of human caused global warming is fake.ALERT: Is Global Warming a Hoax? Vote NowAn online petition (PetitionProject.org) garnered some 31,000 signatures from people self-identifying ... [Published NewsMax.com - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

NASA's IRIS helps explain heating of solar atmosphere

NASA's newest sun-watcher, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, was launched in 2013 with a specific goal: track how energy and heat coursed through a little understood region of the sun called the interface region.Sandwiched between the solar surface ... [Published Santa Maria Times - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

New evidence found on how solar win...

[embedded content]The first data from NASA’s new Sun-gazing satellite IRIS has revealed new evidence about how the heat of the sun travels through space.Astrophysicist Hui Tian from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics explains. ... [Published MENA Magazine - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

The 13 billion-year evolution of the universe, crammed into a four-minute video

Now you’ve got the basics of the universe down, try a dreamy tour through 13 billion years of stars and the space between them all. That’s what Nature’s offering, courtesy of MIT and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Prior attempts to scale ... [Published IndiaVision - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Paradoxes in Mathematics

A more descriptive title for this book would have been Farlow’s Miscellany . The author admits up front that he includes the widest possible variety of things that could answer to the description “paradox”, but even with that disclaimer in pocket he goes ... [Published MAA Online - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

NASA's IRIS Helps Explain Mysterious Heating of the Solar Atmosphere

NASA’s newest sun-watcher, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, launched in 2013 with a specific goal: track how energy and heat coursed through a little understood region of the sun called the interface region. Sandwiched between the solar surface ... [Published Space Fellowship - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 2 reports

New optical device to help find Earth-like planets

Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) Two astronomers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics are developing a new laser-based technology that may be used to find Earth-like exoplanets orbiting distant stars in the near future.To begin with, they plan ... [Published Mangalorean - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 2 reports

Russia Eyes Nobel Prize in Physics

Ahead of Tuesday's announcement of the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, Russian media reports expressed hope that Starobinsky and Linde would receive recognition for their roles in developing the theory.Soviet scientists may be among the laureates ... [Published Moscow Times - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 4 reports

Illinois declares Pluto is still a planet

Pluto and its moon Charon, as seen from the surface of one of its other satellites. Image: Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics Every now and then a story comes along that seems to be true in spite of every cell in your brain telling you it can't ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 04 2014 - 3 reports

10/4/2014: Ht World: Is Pluto to be given back its planet status?

LONDON: It may be possible that Pluto gets re-instated as a planet as Harvard-Smithsonian Center recently came to a conclusion in a debate that it was indeed a planet. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU), had stripped the 9th planet i ... [Published Hindustan Times - Oct 04 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 6 reports

Is Pluto a planet or not?

During a live debate at the CfA, Dr Owen Gingerich argued that Pluto is a planet. Courtesy Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics ... [Published NEWS.com.au - Oct 03 2014]

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...Science is still science. That's what Tyson says to his critics: "The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it."
"We are very interested in studying solar flares," adds McCauley. "Flares are most dramatic in X-rays and we're using the X-ray Telescope to better understand the physical mechanisms that drive flares so that they might someday be forecasted."
...chromosphere is often twisting like a tornado twirling around a central magnetic tube," said De Pontieu, who is also the first author on this paper. "These twisting motions are often associated with heating to hundreds of thousands of degrees."
"These findings reveal a region of the sun more complicated than previously thought" said Jeff Newmark from NASA

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Research spotlight: McCleary — Exploring galaxi... [Published Brown Daily Herald - Oct 29 2014]
‘Astro-Comb’ Rediscovers Venus to Find Exoplanets [Published Photonics - Oct 28 2014]
Pluto’s upgrade [Published Toledoblade.com - Oct 28 2014]
Planck confirms doubts on BICEP2 results [Published CERN Courier - Oct 27 2014]
Accreting supermassive black holes in the early... [Published PhysOrg.com - Oct 27 2014]
Jon Slavin will talk about our galactic neighbo... [Published Wicked Local Sharon - Oct 25 2014]
Not in the family [Published Silver Chips Online - Oct 24 2014]
Hinode satellite captures X-ray footage of sola... [Published EurekAlert! - Oct 24 2014]
NASA's IRIS helps explain heating of solar atmo... [Published Santa Maria Times - Oct 24 2014]
TO INFINITY...AND BEYOND [Published More Intelligent Life.com - Oct 24 2014]
New evidence found on how solar win... [Published MENA Magazine - Oct 24 2014]
New evidence found on how solar winds blow [Published Al Jazeera - Oct 24 2014]
The 13 billion-year evolution of the universe, ... [Published IndiaVision - Oct 24 2014]
Global Warming is Fake? These 7 Scientists Thin... [Published NewsMax.com - Oct 24 2014]
Paradoxes in Mathematics [Published MAA Online - Oct 23 2014]
Astronomy program comes to Way Library [Published Sentinel Tribune - Oct 22 2014]
Cosmic Rays Could Threaten Future Mars Missions [Published Auto World News - Oct 22 2014]
UNH scientist: Cosmic rays threaten future deep... [Published EurekAlert! - Oct 21 2014]
Astronomers use astro-comb to seek Earth-like e... [Published Gizmag - Oct 20 2014]
'Nanoflares' behind heating of the Sun's corona [Published Mangalorean - Oct 18 2014]
Live! Special court issues order for release of... [Published rediff.com - Oct 18 2014]
NASA probe spies nanoflares and plasma 'bombs' ... [Published UPI - Oct 17 2014]
Solar ‘Bombs’ And Mini-Tornadoes Spotted By Sun... [Published Universe Today - Oct 17 2014]
NASA's IRIS Helps Explain Mysterious Heating of... [Published Space Fellowship - Oct 17 2014]
'Nanoflares' maybe responsible for sun's corona... [Published Sify - Oct 17 2014]
Probe Spots Nanoflares and Plasma Bombs on the Sun [Published NBCNews.com - Oct 16 2014]
Tiny 'nanoflares' might heat the Sun's corona [Published Press News.org - Oct 16 2014]
NASA Spacecraft Provides New Information About ... [Published TickerTech.com - Oct 16 2014]
What are super-Earths made of? [Published EarthSky - Oct 16 2014]
Measuring gravitational pull of a planet should... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 15 2014]
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What are super-Earths made of? [Published EarthSky - Oct 16 2014]
Illustration of the inferred size of a super-Earth (center) in comparison with Earth and Neptune. Via Aldaron on Wikipedia NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, which launched on a planet-hunting mission in 2009, searched one small patch of the sky and identified ...
The People Have Voted: Pluto is a Planet! [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - Sep 26 2014]
When Pluto was hurled from the pantheon of planets back in 2006, it could simply have slinked away, accepting its new title of “ dwarf planet ” without a fuss. But thanks to the undying support of its millions of fans —not just schoolchildren, but ...
The People Have Voted: Pluto is a Planet! [Published TIME.com - Sep 26 2014]
When Pluto was hurled from the pantheon of planets back in 2006, it could simply have slinked away, accepting its new title of “ dwarf planet ” without a fuss. But thanks to the undying support of its millions of fans —not just schoolchildren, but ...
[tt] NYT: Criticism of Study Detecting Ripples ... [Published TranshumanTech - Sep 23 2014]
Criticism of Study Detecting Ripples From Big Bang Continues to Expand(w/comments) http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/23/science/space/study-confirms-criticism-of-big-bang-finding.html By DENNIS OVERBYStardust got in their eyes.In the spring a group of astronomers ...
Cosmic dust definitely clouded Big Bang researc... [Published Engadget - Sep 23 2014]
Earlier this year, researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the BICEP2 telescope in Antarctica were thought to have found evidence of gravitational waves produced during the first moments of the big bang. The discovery was ...
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