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December 27, 2012
MOON DAILY
Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft
Moscow (UPI) Dec 26, 2012
Russian space company Energia has completed the technical design of a manned spacecraft whose flight tests would be initiated in 2017, company officials say. "We have completed the technical design project taking into account the fact that the new spaceship is to fly to the moon, among other places," Energia President Vitaly Lopota said Wednesday. "If we get normal financing, we will start flight tests of the spaceship in 2017," he said. Energia was awarded the spaceship design co ... read more
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SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Eyes the Needle Galaxy
Like finding a silver needle in the haystack of space, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the spiral galaxy IC 2233, one of the flattest galaxies known. T ... more
TECH SPACE

All Systems Go for Highest Altitude Supercomputer
One of the most powerful supercomputers in the world has now been fully installed and tested at its remote, high altitude site in the Andes of northern Chile. This marks one of the major remaining m ... more
TECH SPACE

Space Fence program moving forward
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, th ... 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
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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
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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia to 'boost military presence' on disputed Kurils

Rouhani says Iran bears no hostility to the world

F-35 in first international flight

US to send 'non-lethal' military aid to Ukraine: Hagel

ISS to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

US settlement reached to sell Iran-owned skyscraper in New York

Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits, attacks kill 21

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
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
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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
24/7 News Coverage
12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident

Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano

Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

NASA Highlights Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission at Local Fair

S.Africa, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

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
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
TIME AND SPACE

May the force be with the atomic probe
Theoretical physicist Elad Eizner from Ben Gurion University, Israel, and colleagues created models to study the attractive forces affecting atoms located at a wide range of distances from a surface ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus


TIME AND SPACE
Search for life extends to the stars

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

Origin of life emerged from cell membrane bioenergetics


TIME AND SPACE
Spiral Structure of Disk May Reveal Planets

Closest sun-like star may have planets

Nearby star is good candidate for Earth-like planets


TIME AND SPACE
Charitum Montes: a cratered winter wonderland

Opportunity Continues Rock Studies

Clays on Mars: More Plentiful Than Expected

TIME AND SPACE

Entering a new phase
Condensed matter physics - the branch of physics responsible for discovering and describing most of these phases - has traditionally classified phases by the way their fundamental building blocks - ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Discovery of the Higgs boson
The observation of an elusive sub-atomic particle, known as the Higgs boson, has been heralded by the journal Science as the most important scientific discovery of 2012. This particle, which was fir ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Unvieling diffuse x-ray emission from nearby galaxies
NASA will launch an astrophysics mission to study the Diffuse X-ray emission from the Local galaxy (DXL) December 9 from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The goal of this flight is ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Do we live in a computer simulation? UW researchers say idea can be tested
A decade ago, a British philosopher put forth the notion that the universe we live in might in fact be a computer simulation run by our descendants. While that seems far-fetched, perhaps even incomp ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Russia may lose energy game over Ukraine, U.S. says

Obama launches measures to support solar energy in US

Fracking study in Pennsylvania finds few water concerns

Deep sea rocks may be future source for rare earth metals

BOEM extends planning time for OCS renewables

N.D. governor questions coal pollution limits

Chinese dream trumps environment as cars sales boom

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

NASA Astrobiology Institute Shows How Wide Binary Stars Form

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Nearby star much older than thought

MOON DAILY

Apollo's Lunar Dust Data Being Restored

TIME AND SPACE

Point of Light

DEEP IMPACT

Rock Comet Meteor Shower

EXO LIFE

Search for life extends to the stars

DEEP IMPACT

Meteorite triggered scientific gold rush

TECH SPACE

All Systems Go for Highest Altitude Supercomputer

PHYSICS NEWS

MIT researchers discover a new kind of magnetism

EXO LIFE

Origin of life emerged from cell membrane bioenergetics

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

Nearby star is good candidate for Earth-like planets

Shot Away from its Companion, Giant Star Makes Waves

How white dwarfs mimic black holes

Southampton researchers find a glitch' in pulsar 'glitch' theory

Monster Black Holes

Turbulent eddies may warm the solar wind

Astronomers identify the stellar patrons of the Milky Way bar

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

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