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December 03, 2012
TECH SPACE
Schriever squadrons assure safe passage in space domain
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Dec 03, 2012
Members of the 1st and 7th Space Operations Squadrons took notice when an upper stage Russian rocket disintegrated in low earth orbit Oct. 16. The break up introduced an estimated 500 pieces of debris into an area where the U.S. operates a multitude of satellites, further congesting an already crowded orbit around Earth. The event sheds light on an ever-growing issue for the space and satellite industry, one that seemed far fetched only a few years ago. "The idea that big space would someday ... read more
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SATURN DAILY

NASA's Cassini Sees Abrupt Turn in Titan's Atmosphere
Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft tie a shift in seasonal sunlight to a wholesale reversal, at unexpected altitudes, in the circulation of the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. At the south pole, ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

Australia unveils telescope to warn of solar flares
Australia has unveiled a new radio telescope in the remote outback that will give the world a vastly improved view of the sun and much faster warnings on massive solar storms. ... more
MOON DAILY

WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock
Imagine landing on the moon or Mars, putting rocks through a 3-D printer and making something useful - like a needed wrench or replacement part. "It sounds like science fiction, but now it's really ... more
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TIME AND SPACE

Texas Astronomers Measure Most Massive, Most Unusual Black Hole
Astronomers have used the Hobby-Eberly Telescope at The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory to measure the mass of what may be the most massive black hole yet - 17 billion times our ... more


EXO WORLDS

Astronomers report startling find on planet formation
Astronomers are reporting a find that challenges traditional theories as to how rocky planets - such as Earth - are formed. ... more
The Year In Space
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Record-Setting X-ray Jet Discovered
A jet of X-rays from a supermassive black hole 12.4 billion light years from Earth has been detected by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This is the most distant X-ray jet ever observed and gives a ... more
MERCURY RISING

Spacecraft Finds New Evidence for Water Ice on Mercury
New observations by the MESSENGER spacecraft provide compelling support for the long-held hypothesis that Mercury harbors abundant water ice and other frozen volatile materials in its permanently sh ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon

IRON AND ICE

Asteroid dust from space
To the naked eye there is nothing to see, and yet the small transparent container holds something never observed before. For the first time, scientists are studying asteroid dust collected by a spac ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Biggest Black Hole Blast Discovered
Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) have discovered a quasar with the most energetic outflow ever seen, at least five times more powerful than any that have been observed to date. Qua ... more
EXO WORLDS

A Sky Full of Planets
Think back to the last time you saw the Milky Way-that faint stripe of stars that thickens and brightens as you get farther from city lights. At least 200 billion stars fill the Milky Way, our galax ... more
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MERCURY RISING

Large ice deposits found on planet nearest the sun
Scientists Thursday announced new evidence that Mercury, the planet orbiting nearest the Sun, hosts massive caches of ice and revealed new information on how water reached our solar system's inner planets. ... more
EXO WORLDS

Do missing Jupiters mean massive comet belts?
Using ESA's Herschel space observatory, astronomers have discovered vast belts of comets surrounding two nearby planetary systems known to host nothing larger than Earth-to-Neptune-mass worlds. The ... more
24/7 News Coverage
North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened

Migrating 'supraglacial' lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

Clearing rainforests distorts wind and water, packs climate wallop beyond carbon

Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

Hidden Movements of Greenland Ice Sheet, Runoff Revealed

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

IRON AND ICE

Nine Radar Images of Asteroid 2007 PA8
A collage shows nine radar images of near-Earth asteroid 2007 PA8 that were obtained between Oct. 31 and Nov. 13, 2012, with data collected by NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network ante ... more
EXO WORLDS

Dust Grains Highlight the Path to Planet Formation
An international team of researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and the Japanese universities of Kobe, Hyogo, and Saitama used the Subaru Telescope to capture a clear ... more
TECH SPACE

NASA Technologists Test 'Game-Changing' Data-Processing Technology
It's a digital world. Or is it? NASA technologist Jonathan Pellish isn't convinced. In fact, he believes a computing technology of yesteryear could potentially revolutionize everything from autonomo ... more
TECH SPACE
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus


TECH SPACE
Model sheds light on the chemistry that sparked the origin of life

Life on Mars: NASA says 'hold on a minute!'

Curious About Life: Interview with Roger Summons


TECH SPACE
Low-mass planets make good neighbours for debris discs

Astronomers report startling find on planet formation

Do missing Jupiters mean massive comet belts?


TECH SPACE
Opportunity Gets to Work on Interesting Rock Targets

Regional Dust Storm Dissipating

Opportunity Gets To Work On Interesting Rock

EXO WORLDS

Low-mass planets make good neighbours for debris discs
Astronomers using ESA's Herschel Space Observatory have detected massive debris discs around 61 Virginis and Gliese 581, two nearby stars that are known to host super-Earth planets. The study ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Galaxy-squatting black hole set for the record books
Astronomers on Wednesday said they had found possibly the biggest black hole ever observed, a leviathan with a mass 17 billion times that of the Sun, brooding at the heart of a distant galaxy. ... more
TIME AND SPACE

NIST experiments challenge fundamental understanding of electromagnetism
A cornerstone of physics may require a rethink if findings at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are confirmed. Recent experiments suggest that the most rigorous predictions b ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Scientists from Bangalore and Mainz develop new methods for cooling of ions
Among the most important techniques developed in atomic physics over the past few years are methods that enable the storage and cooling of atoms and ions at temperatures just above absolute zero. Sc ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Belgium seeks to push back closure of two nuclear plants

Oil spill closes Enbridge line in Saskatchewan

Earth's most abundant mineral finally has a name

BOC Aviation adds two more Boeing jets to earlier order spree

WTO appeals panel sides with China in US anti-dumping duties row

Nature fires back at EIA shale gas critique

Apple co-founder Wozniak skeptical on smartwatches, Google Glass

EXO LIFE

Model sheds light on the chemistry that sparked the origin of life

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

The Diner at the Center of the Galaxy

EXO LIFE

Curious About Life: Interview with Roger Summons

EXO LIFE

Life on Mars: NASA says 'hold on a minute!'

SOLAR SCIENCE

Solar Minimum; Solar Maximum

SATURN DAILY

Cassini Finds a Video Gamers' Paradise at Saturn

EXO LIFE

Astronauts bring back new life

EXO WORLDS

Magnesium oxide: From Earth to super-Earth

TECH SPACE

Spanish Scientists Design a Revolutionary Data Storage Device

TECH SPACE

Putting more cores to work in server farms

The Surprising Appeal of a Cloudy Eclipse

Failed explosions explain most peculiar supernovae

Can life emerge on planets around cooling stars?

University of Glasgow and Clyde Space set to put brakes on space junk problem

Planck discovers filament of hot gas linking two galaxy clusters

LLNL scientists assist in building detector to search for elusive dark matter material

Lifting The Ceiling On Terran Lifeforms

Born-again star foreshadows fate of Solar System

NASA Innovator of Year Hunts for Extraterrestrial Amino Acids

MESSENGER Finds Unusual Groups of Ridges and Troughs on Mercury

NASA's Kepler Wraps Prime Mission, Begins Extension

Lockheed Martin Expands Range Of Cloud Computing Services for UK Government

Satellite brought closer to Earth to work

Rare image of Super-Jupiter sheds light on planet formation

Astronomers Directly Image Massive Star's 'Super-Jupiter'

Leonid meteor shower comes around

Bug repellent for supercomputers proves effective

Keeneland Project Deploys New GPU Supercomputing System for the National Science Foundation

Hubble Traps Galactic Fireflies

SETI Institute Major Donation From Qualcomm Chief Scientist Franklin Antonio

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