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NASA study finds microgravity reduces regenerative potential of embryonic stem cells
A study performed on the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery showed that exposure of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) to microgravity inhibited their ability to differentiate and generate most cell lineages, needed for the development of bone, muscle, the immune system, and other organs and tissues. View News Article (2015-11-24)

Forming planet observed for first time
An international team of scientists in Australia and the United States has captured the first-ever images of a planet in the making.  View News Article (2015-11-19)

UA researchers capture first photo of planet in making
There are 450 light-years between Earth and LkCa15, a young star with a transition disk around it, a cosmic whirling dervish, a birthplace for planets. View News Article (2015-11-19)

Stormy space weather puts equatorial regions' power at risk
Dr Brett Carter of the RMIT SPACE Research Centre and his team from RMIT, Boston College and Dartmouth College, found that these equatorial electrical disruptions threaten power grids in Southeast Asia, India, Africa and South America, where protecting electricity infrastructure from space shocks has not been a priority. View News Article (2015-11-19)

Queen's University Belfast lead research milestone in predicting solar flares
An international team of researchers, led by Queen's University Belfast, has devised a high-precision method of examining magnetic fields in the Sun's atmosphere, representing a significant leap forward in the investigation of solar flares and potentially catastrophic 'space weather'. View News Article (2015-11-17)

We've got the beat: Astronomers discover a distant galaxy with a pulse
Astronomers at Yale and Harvard have found a galaxy with a heartbeat -- and they've taken its pulse.  View News Article (2015-11-17)

Discovery measures 'heartbeats' of distant galaxy's stars
In many ways stars are like living beings. They're born; they live; they die. And they even have a heartbeat. Using a novel technique, astronomers have detected thousands of stellar "pulses" in the galaxy Messier 87 (M87). Their measurements offer a new way of determining a galaxy's age. View News Article (2015-11-17)

NASA's Fermi satellite detects first gamma-ray pulsar in another galaxy
Researchers using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have discovered the first gamma-ray pulsar in a galaxy other than our own. The object sets a new record for the most luminous gamma-ray pulsar known.  View News Article (2015-11-13)

Astronomers eager to get a whiff of newfound Venus-like planet
The collection of rocky planets orbiting distant stars has just grown by one, and the latest discovery is the most intriguing one to date. View News Article (2015-11-12)

New exoplanet in our neighborhood
Scientists have discovered a new exoplanet that, in the language of "Star Wars," would be the polar opposite of frigid Hoth, and even more inhospitable than the deserts of Tatooine.  View News Article (2015-11-12)

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