Star Likely Exploded More Than 10 Billion Years Ago
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found the farthest supernova so far of the type used to measure cosmic distances. Supernova UDS10Wil, nicknamed SN Wilson after American President Woodrow Wilson, exploded more than 10 billion years ago. SN Wilson belongs to a special class called Type Ia supernovae.
Theme Is Finding Other Worlds Beyond Our Solar System
The public is invited to experience "Stars and Planets Everywhere! Finding Other Worlds Beyond Our Solar System," a free event on April 10 at the Visitor Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. The lecture will be presented by Jennifer Wiseman, senior astrophysicist at NASA Goddard.
Results To Be Published In The Journal Physical Review Letters
The international team running the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS1) on Wednesday announced the first results in its search for dark matter. The results, presented by AMS spokesperson Professor Samuel Ting in a seminar at CERN2, are to be published in the journal Physical Review Letters. They report the observation of an excess of positrons in the cosmic ray flux.
Space Innovation And Development Center Reorganized As Part Of Ongoing Efficiency Effort
Critical Air Force missions continue from their current locations after Monday's restructure of Air Force Space Command's Space Innovation and Development Center at Schriever AFB, CO. The SIDC restructure and realignment of subordinate organizations is part of the Air Force response to meet future challenges by balancing and realigning like missions to AFSPC and to Air Combat Command's U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis AFB, NV.