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August 23, 2016
Space tourists eye $150mln Soyuz lunar flyby
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 23, 2016
Russia's S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC) Energia is preparing a Moon expedition on board an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft with eight space tourists interested in a trip, Energia's General Director Vladimir Solntsev said Friday. Energia has been cooperating with the US-based Space Adventures space tourism company to find potential tourists wishing to fly around the Moon. "We have a preliminary design for upgrading the Soyuz spacecraft, which was conceived with the possibility of o ... read more

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Proba-3: seeing through shadow to view Sun's corona
Every 18 months or so, scientists and sensation-seekers gather at set points on Earth's surface, to await awe-inspiring solar eclipses. The Moon briefly blocks the Sun, revealing its mysterious oute ... more

Gaia's second anniversary marked by successes and challenges
Operating in the depths of space, far beyond the Moon's orbit, ESA's Gaia spacecraft has now completed two years of a planned five-year survey of the sky. Despite a series of unexpected technical ch ... more

NASA Establishes Contact With STEREO Mission
On Aug. 21, 2016, contact was reestablished with one of NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories, known as the STEREO-B spacecraft, after communications were lost on Oct. 1, 2014. Over ... more
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Cameras Capture Perseid Meteors from Florida Tech, Global Locations
Time-lapse images captured during the peak of this summer's Perseid meteor shower have been released by the SkySentinel project, in which students at Florida Institute of Technology monitor the nigh ... more


Air Force successfully launches GSSAP 3/4 - AFSPC-6 from Cape Canaveral AFS
The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the third and fourth Orbital ATK built Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites aboard a United Launch ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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A new Goldilocks for habitable planets
The search for habitable, alien worlds needs to make room for a second "Goldilocks," according to a Yale University researcher. For decades, it has been thought that the key factor in determin ... more

From Solo Cup to an asteroid: NASA's newest space mission
The idea for a device that could unveil the origins of life in our solar system began with a Solo cup. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia touts hypersonics as ABM Killer

HERMES 450 soars during the North Dakota UAS Field Day

How to dock CubeSats

China Ends Preparatory Work on Long March 5 Next-Generation Rocket Engine

Moscow's No-Fly Zones: Russia to Get New Long-Range Missile Interceptor

Taiwan starts annual live-fire drills after gaffes

S. Korea-US military drill shadowed by N. Korea threats


Venus-like Exoplanet Might Have Oxygen Atmosphere, but Not Life
The distant planet GJ 1132b intrigued astronomers when it was discovered last year. Located just 39 light-years from Earth, it might have an atmosphere despite being baked to a temperature of around ... more

A star's birth holds early clues to life-potential
Our solar system began as a cloud of gas and dust. Over time, gravity slowly pulled these bits together into the Sun and planets we recognize today. While not every system is friendly to life, astro ... more

The outer edge of a star's habitable zone a hard place for life
Earth is situated right in the middle of our Sun's habitable zone and it's a comfortable place for life. We enjoy a relatively stable climate and the right amount of warmth to allow liquid water. ... more
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Roscosmos to spend $7.5Mln studying issues of manned lunar missions
The Russian state space corporation Roscosmos will spend 478 million rubles ($7.5 million) on studying issues of manned flights to the moon, data published on the Russian public procurement web port ... more

NASA prepares to launch first US asteroid sample return mission
NASA is preparing to launch its first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth. The mission will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began, as well as improve our u ... more
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Sick animals limit disease transmission by isolating themselves from their peers

Better understanding seismic hazards

Beetles pollinated orchids millions of year ago, fossil evidence shows

In the ocean, clever camouflage beats super sight

Logged rainforests can be an 'ark' for mammals, extensive study shows

Study measures methane release from Arctic permafrost

Some signs of induced seismicity spotted in Salton Trough's geothermal production fields


How we escaped from the Big Bang
Associate Professor Dr Joan Vaccaro, of Griffith's Centre for Quantum Dynamics, has solved an anomaly of conventional physics and shown that a mysterious effect called 'T violation' could be the ori ... more

Time-lapse images reveal Perseid meteors around the globe
New imagery reveals what the Perseids looked like from all over the world. Student scientists created a composite of streaking meteors, building a global map of the meteor shower. ... more

NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission Completes Design Milestone
Following a key program review, NASA approved the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to proceed to the next phase of design and development for the mission's robotic segment. ARM is a two-part mission ... more

Bacteria could aid search for creatures on other planets
Could there be a way to find bacterial structures on another planet? And if so, how important might these bacteria be in making a planet life-friendly? These are some of the questions that could be ... more

Light and matter merge in quantum coupling
Where light and matter intersect, the world illuminates. Where light and matter interact so strongly that they become one, they illuminate a world of new physics, according to Rice University scient ... more


A neuron's hardy bunch
Neuroscientists have long known that brain cells communicate with each other through the release of tiny bubbles packed with neurotransmitters--a fleet of vessels docked along neuronal ends ready to ... more

Nuclear puzzle may be clue to fifth force
In a new paper, University of California, Riverside theoretical physicist Flip Tanedo and his collaborators have made new progress towards unravelling a mystery in the beryllium nucleus that may be ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Pro-nuclear countries making slower progress on climate targets

New flexible material can make any window 'smart'

New theory could lead to new generation of energy friendly optoelectronics

New gas extraction methods increase price responsiveness

Bubble-wrapped sponge creates steam using sunlight

Fungi recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Russia Unique in Being Able to Use Fast Breeder Reactors in Nuclear Industry

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New material discovery allows study of elusive Weyl fermion


UCI physicists confirm possible discovery of fifth force of nature


Scientists take big step toward recreating primordial 'RNA world'


Cosmology: Lore of lonely regions


"Kitchen Smoke" in nebula offer clues to the building blocks of life


Observatory Measures Oxygen in Galaxy 12 Billion Years Ago


Brown dwarfs reveal exoplanets' secrets


Bringing Home NASA's First Asteroid Samples


Computer programming made easier


NASA to map Asteroid Bennu from the ground up

Scientists to unveil new Earth-like planet: report

Methane-Filled Canyons Line Titan's Surface

Neutrinos, ever bizarre, enjoy the spotlight

New study confirms possibility of fifth force of nature

Discovery of a time-resolved supernova signal in Earth's microfossils

NASA's Fermi Mission Expands its Search for Dark Matter

Much ado about nothing: Astronomers use empty space to study the universe

NASA's Hubble Spots a Lopsided Lynx

Researchers find most volcanic activity on Mercury stopped over 3 billion years ago

A Black Hole Story Told by a Cosmic Blob and Bubble

DDO 68: Among Galaxies, A Flea, But A Voracious One

Hubble spots pair of wild galaxies joining cosmic civilization

Rhea Shines Brightly About Saturn

1967 solar storm nearly took US to brink of war

Perseid meteors could see 'surge in activity' on Aug. 11-12

IceCube search for the 'sterile neutrino' draws a blank

Perseid meteor shower 'surge in activity' Thursday, Friday

Lockheed Martin, NASA Ink Deal for SkyFire Infrared Lunar Discovery Satellite

The long hunted sterile neutrino cannot be traced

IRIS Spots Plasma Rain on Sun's Surface

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