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[Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)] Hidden Solar Nanoflares Confirmed by Ultra-high Sensitivity Observations

Oct 11, 2017 (c) ISAS/JAXA Download:[JPG: 4.8MB ] An international research team led by Dr. Shin-nosuke Ishikawa, (ISAS/JAXA) succeeded in detecting the subtle signs of nanoflares (tiny flares) in a region of the solar corona where no discernible flare activity was taking place. The finding was made by a combination of hard X-ray data from FOXSI […]

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[Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)] UV-irradiated amorphous ice behaves like liquid at low temperatures

Ice analogs mimicking interstellar ice behave like liquids at temperatures between -210°C and -120°C according to Hokkaido University researchers. This liquid-like ice may enhance the formation of organic compounds including prebiotic molecules and the accretion of dust to form planets. [ Movie https://youtu.be/M0udrmZlHMA ] Bubbling of the UV-irradiated amorphous ice (H2O-CH3OH-NH3) mimicking interstellar ice at […]

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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] Development of new experimental platform 'MARS' – Multiple Artificial-gravity Research System – to elucidate the impacts of micro/partial gravity on mice

Development of new experimental platform ‘MARS’ – Multiple Artificial-gravity Research System – to elucidate the impacts of micro/partial gravity on mice Last Updated: September 26, 2017 This Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) project focused on elucidating the impacts of partial gravity (partial g) and microgravity (μg) on mice using newly developed mouse habitat cage units (HCU) […]

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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] UNOOSA and JAXA open Third round of KiboCUBE

Topics 2017 September 2017 Sep. 26, 2017 UpdatedUNOOSA and JAXA open Third round of KiboCUBE Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, UNOOSA, launched a three year “KiboCUBE” programme in September 2015, which offered developing countries the opportunity to deploy small satellites from Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” on the […]

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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] JAXA and NASA hold their second workshop on ISS utilization!

JAXA and NASA hold their second workshop on ISS utilization! Last Updated: September 26, 2017 As part of the Japan-US Open Platform Partnership Program (JP-US OP3*), a joint effort uniting the governments of Japan and the United States, JAXA and NASA held a workshop on International Space Station (ISS) utilization on July 17. The workshops […]

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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] Release on updated images of Kibo's internal drone "Int-Ball" (Int-Ball Letter Vol. 5)

Release on updated images of Kibo’s internal drone “Int-Ball” (Int-Ball Letter Vol. 5) Last Updated: September 11, 2017 The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has disclosed “Int-Ball Letter” Vol. 5 in which the latest video of the Kibo’s internal drone on the International Space Station (ISS) is presented. This time, we will introduce how Int-Ball […]

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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] Asian Try Zero-G 2018 Experiment Ideas Selected

Asian Try Zero-G 2018 Experiment Ideas Selected Last Updated: September 7, 2017 Kibo-ABC called for the proposal of a simple space experiment (for “Asian Try Zero-G 2018″) to be conducted by JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai onboard the International Space Station (ISS)/Kibo. As a result, 169 experiment proposals were submitted from 361 students and young engineers/researchers […]

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[Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)] Akatsuki Revealed Equtorial Jet in the Venusian Atomosphere

Observations by Japan’s Venus climate orbiter Akatsuki have revealed an equatorial jet in the lower to middle cloud layer of the planet’s atmosphere, a finding that could be pivotal to unraveling a phenomenon called super-rotation. The results appear in Nature Geoscience. Figure 1: Artificial rendering of Akatsuki’s observations for the night side of Venus. Akatsuki’s […]

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