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December 26, 2012
TECH SPACE
Space Fence program moving forward
Hanscom AFB MA (SPX) Dec 24, 2012
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here recently put out a request for proposal to move the Space Fence program forward. Space Fence will be a system of up to two land-based radars, the first site located at Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, to track objects entering Earth's orbit. According to program officials, it will form the foundation of improved space situational awareness by expanding the ability to detect, track, identify and characterize orbiting objects such as comm ... read more
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DEEP IMPACT

Christmas Sky Show
Just when you thought Christmas was over: At the end of the day on Dec. 25th, a pair of holiday lights will pop out of the deepening twilight. Jupiter and the Moon are having a Christmas conjunction ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Quadrantids Create Year's First Meteor Shower
A little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation, the Quadrantids will present an excellent chance for hardy souls to start the year off with some late-night meteor watching. ... more
IRON AND ICE

"All-Clear" Asteroid Will Miss Earth in 2040
Using the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i a team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy (IfA) have confirmed that the chance of asteroid 2011 AG5 impacti ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Closest sun-like star may have planets
An international team of scientists, including Carnegie's Paul Butler, has discovered that Tau Ceti, one of the closest and most Sun-like stars, may have five planets. Their work is published by Ast ... more


DEEP IMPACT

New meteorite suggests that asteroid surfaces more complex than previously thought
Meteorites that had fallen from an asteroid impact that lit up the skies over California and Nevada in April are showing scientists just how complex an asteroid surface can be. A new study published ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Spiral Structure of Disk May Reveal Planets
An international team of astronomers has used HiCIAO (High Contrast Instrument for the Subaru Next Generation Optics) (Note 1) to observe a disk around the young star SAO 206462. They succeeded in c ... more
TIME AND SPACE

NASA's Hubble Provides First Census of Galaxies Near Cosmic Dawn
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have uncovered a previously unseen population of seven primitive galaxies that formed more than 13 billion years ago, when the universe was less than ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS

SATURN DAILY

Cassini Instrument Learns New Tricks
For seven years, a mini-fridge-sized instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft reliably investigated weather patterns swirling around Saturn; the hydrocarbon composition of the surface of Saturn's ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

How to look young when you're not - Stars reveal the secret of aging well
Some people are in great shape at the age of 90, while others are decrepit before they're 50. We know that how fast people age is only loosely linked to how old they actually are - and may have more ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

The paths of photons are random - but coordinated
Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have demonstrated that photons (light particles) emitted from light sources embedded in a complex and disordered structure are able to mutually coordinate the ... more
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DEEP IMPACT

Meteor shower to peak early Saturday
An annual December meteor show known as the Ursid shower will reach its peak in the early morning hours Saturday, astronomers say. ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Meteorite triggered scientific gold rush
A meteorite that exploded as a fireball over California's Sierra foothills this past spring was among the fastest, rarest meteorites known to have hit the Earth, and it traveled a highly eccentric o ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Oceans arrived early to Earth

America votes

Emerging disease could wipe out American, European salamanders

Magma pancakes beneath Lake Toba

Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media

Clean Smell Doesn't Always Mean Clean Air

Restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions

EXO LIFE

Origin of life emerged from cell membrane bioenergetics
A coherent pathway which starts from no more than rocks, water and carbon dioxide and leads to the emergence of the strange bio-energetic properties of living cells, has been traced for the first ti ... more
PHYSICS NEWS

MIT researchers discover a new kind of magnetism
Following up on earlier theoretical predictions, MIT researchers have now demonstrated experimentally the existence of a fundamentally new kind of magnetic behavior, adding to the two previously kno ... more
EXO LIFE

Swansong Biospheres: The last refuges for life on the far-future Earth
Billions of years from now, life on Earth will be extinguished when the dying Sun scorches the surface of our planet. New research has aimed to determine what the last life forms on Earth will be, a ... more
EXO LIFE
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus


EXO LIFE
Swansong Biospheres: The last refuges for life on the far-future Earth

Origin of life emerged from cell membrane bioenergetics

Search for life extends to the stars


EXO LIFE
Spiral Structure of Disk May Reveal Planets

Closest sun-like star may have planets

Nearby star is good candidate for Earth-like planets


EXO LIFE
Opportunity For Some Shoulder Workout At Copper Cliff

Clays on Mars: More Plentiful Than Expected

Charitum Montes: a cratered winter wonderland

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Shot Away from its Companion, Giant Star Makes Waves
Like a ship plowing through still waters, the giant star Zeta Ophiuchi is speeding through space, making waves in the dust ahead. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured a dramatic, infrared por ... more
TIME AND SPACE

How white dwarfs mimic black holes
A remarkable observation by astronomers from the University of Southampton has been published in one of the world's foremost astrophysics research journals. The research by Professor Phil Char ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Southampton researchers find a glitch' in pulsar 'glitch' theory
Researchers from the University of Southampton have called in to question a 40 year-old theory explaining the periodic speeding up or 'glitching' of pulsars. A pulsar is a highly magnetised ro ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Monster Black Holes
The black hole at the center of this galaxy is part of a survey of 18 of the biggest black holes in the universe. This large elliptical galaxy is in the center of the galaxy cluster PKS 0745-19, whi ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A New Way To Convert Light To Electrical Energy

Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement

SOLAR SCIENCE

Turbulent eddies may warm the solar wind

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Astronomers identify the stellar patrons of the Milky Way bar

TIME AND SPACE

May the force be with the atomic probe

TIME AND SPACE

Entering a new phase

TIME AND SPACE

Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Discovery of the Higgs boson

TECH SPACE

All Systems Go for Highest Altitude Supercomputer

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Unvieling diffuse x-ray emission from nearby galaxies

TIME AND SPACE

Do we live in a computer simulation? UW researchers say idea can be tested

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

NASA Astrobiology Institute Shows How Wide Binary Stars Form

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Nearby star much older than thought

Apollo's Lunar Dust Data Being Restored

Point of Light

Rock Comet Meteor Shower

Search for life extends to the stars

Nearby star is good candidate for Earth-like planets

Venus transit and lunar mirror could help astronomers find worlds around other stars

Experiment Examining a SLICE of the Interstellar Medium

Penn Metamaterials Experts Show a Way to Reduce Electrons' Effective Mass to Nearly Zero

Math formula gives new glimpse into the magical mind of Ramanujan

From Cassini for the Holidays: A Splendor Seldom Seen

BepiColombo Mercury Transfer Module Mass Properties Measurement

UI-led team confirms 'gusty winds' in space turbulence

Exploding star missing from formation of solar system

NASA probes crash into the moon

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

Extending Einstein

Microquasar found in neighbor galaxy, tantalizing scientists

NASA's EUNIS Mission: Six Minutes in the Life of the Sun

Study Reveals a Remarkable Symmetry in Black Hole Jets

China Makes First Asteroid Fly By

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