Topic: Austin TX
Wednesday, December 16th | 9:00pm ET (8:00pm CT)
Knoxville, TN – The #14/15 Lady Vols (7-2) are on the West Coast to take on #15/12 Stanford (6-2) at Maples Pavilion on Wednesday night. Tipoff is slated for 9:00pm ET (8:00pm CT), and the game will be broadcast on ESPNU and online on WatchESPN.
No. 14/15 Tennessee continues a three-game road swing with a trip to the West Coast for games against a pair of top 15 opponents this week. On Wednesday, December 16th, the Lady Vols tangle with #15/12 Stanford (6-2) at Maples Pavilion in a 9:00pm ET (8:00 CT) telecast on ESPNU.
Clarksville, TN – The All State, the student newspaper of Austin Peay State University, recently earned national awards at the annual National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas.
For the first time in the publication’s 85-year history, it was recognized at the national conference for Best in Show. The All State was ranked No. 10 for its special section on the 2015 Homecoming celebration at APSU.
#4/5 Tennessee (5-0) vs. #8/8 Texas (4-0)
Sunday, November 29th, 2015 | 2:31pm ET (1:31pm CT)
Knoxville, TN – The #4/5 Lady Vols (5-0) continue their eight-game homestand with a top-10 matchup against #8/8 Texas (4-0) at Thompson-Boling Arena on Sunday. Tipoff is slated for 2:30pm, and the game will be broadcast live on ESPN.
Tiffany Greene (PxP) and Carolyn Peck (Analyst) will describe the action on ESPN/WatchESPN. Fans can hear the Lady Vol Network broadcast on stations across the state as well as via a live stream worldwide with Mickey Dearstone calling the action.
Tickets for the game can be purchased online via www.UTTIX.com
Written by Mark Bailey and Apostolos Christou
Northern Ireland – The planet Mercury is being pelted regularly by bits of dust from an ancient comet, a new study has concluded. This has a discernible effect in the planet’s tenuous atmosphere and may lead to a new paradigm on how these airless bodies maintain their ethereal envelopes.
The findings are to be presented at the annual Meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society at National Harbor, Maryland, this week, by Apostolos Christou at the Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland, Rosemary Killen at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and Matthew Burger of Morgan State University in Baltimore, working at Goddard.
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art and Design, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, will continue its Visiting Artist Lecture Series at 7:00pm on October 8th with nationally-recognized graphic designer Andrew Smith.
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope finds Earth size planet around a star like our sun in the Habitable Zone
Written by Whitney Clavin
Pasadena, CA – NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable-zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another “Earth.”
The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the habitable zone — the area around a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of an orbiting planet — of a G2-type star, like our sun. The confirmation of Kepler-452b brings the total number of confirmed planets to 1,030.
Written by Dwayne Brown / Laurie Cantillo
Washington, D.C. – Beyond Earth, Jupiter’s moon Europa is considered one of the most promising places in the solar system to search for signs of present-day life, and a new NASA mission to explore this potential is moving forward from concept review to development.
NASA’s mission concept — to conduct a detailed survey of Europa and investigate its habitability — has successfully completed its first major review by the agency and now is entering the development phase known as formulation.
Written by Preston Dyches
Pasadena, CA – NASA has selected nine science instruments for a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, to investigate whether the mysterious icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life.
NASA’s Galileo mission yielded strong evidence that Europa, about the size of Earth’s moon, has an ocean beneath a frozen crust of unknown thickness. If proven to exist, this global ocean could have more than twice as much water as Earth.
With abundant salt water, a rocky sea floor, and the energy and chemistry provided by tidal heating, Europa could be the best place in the solar system to look for present day life beyond our home planet.
Written by Elizabeth Landau
Pasadena, CA – When you do a simple Web search on a topic, the results that pop up aren’t the whole story. The Internet contains a vast trove of information — sometimes called the “Deep Web” — that isn’t indexed by search engines: information that would be useful for tracking criminals, terrorist activities, sex trafficking and the spread of diseases.
Scientists could also use it to search for images and data from spacecraft.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been developing tools as part of its Memex program that access and catalog this mysterious online world.
Written by David E. Steitz
Washington, D.C. – NASA Wednesday announced more details in its plan for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which in the mid-2020s will test a number of new capabilities needed for future human expeditions to deep space, including to Mars. NASA also announced it has increased the detection of near-Earth Asteroids by 65 percent since launching its asteroid initiative three years ago.
For ARM, a robotic spacecraft will capture a boulder from the surface of a near-Earth asteroid and move it into a stable orbit around the moon for exploration by astronauts, all in support of advancing the nation’s journey to Mars.
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