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News Archive / Tagged: University of California

  • Startling discovery aboard the ISS may lead to cleaner ignition in cars

    Collin SkocikAugust 2nd, 2014

    A surprising discovery aboard the International Space Station may have a very practical—and timely—benefit on Earth: cleaner-burning and more efficient cars. The team, led by Dr. Forman Williams of the University of California, discovered a cool-burning flame when heptane fuel was ignited as part of the Flame Extinguishment Experiment (FLEX).

  • Testing begins on a new instrument to be added to NASA’s flying observatory

    Britt RawcliffeJune 5th, 2014

    NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is getting outfitted with a new instrument which is set to provide astronomers and scientists with observations only possible from the sky. The high-resolution, mid-infrared spectrograph, called the Echelon-Cross-Echelle Spectrograph (EXES), began testing on the nights of April 7 and 9, according to Matthew Richter, leader of the […]

  • Hidden Greenland canyons mean more sea level rise

    NASAMay 20th, 2014

    Scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have found that canyons under Greenland’s ocean-feeding glaciers are deeper and longer than previously thought, increasing the amount of Greenland’s estimated contribution to future sea level rise. said Mathieu Morlighem, a UCI associate project scientist who is lead author of the new research paper. The […]

  • West Antarctic glacier loss appears unstoppable

    NASAMay 13th, 2014

    A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers in this area from melting into the sea.

  • NASA’s WISE survey finds thousands of new stars, but no ‘Planet X’

    Press ReleaseMarch 11th, 2014

    After searching hundreds of millions of objects across our sky, NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up no evidence of the hypothesized celestial body in our solar system commonly dubbed “Planet X.”

  • AAS Meeting Highlights Several New Hubble Science Findings

    Press ReleaseJanuary 9th, 2014

    NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is providing a new perspective on the remote universe, including new views of young and distant galaxies bursting with stars. Scientists described the findings Tuesday in a news conference sponsored by the American Astronomical Society (AAS).

  • NASA’s Chandra helps confirm evidence of jet in Milky Way’s Black Hole

    Press ReleaseNovember 23rd, 2013

    Astronomers have long sought strong evidence that Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, is producing a jet of high-energy particles. Finally they have found it, in new results from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope.