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January 04, 2013
MARSDAILY
'Black Beauty' could yield Martian secrets
Washington (AFP) Jan 4, 2013
A fist-sized meteorite nicknamed "Black Beauty" could unlock vital clues to the evolution of Mars from the warm and wet place it once was to its current cold and dry state, NASA said Thursday. Discovered in Morocco's Sahara Desert in 2011, the 11-ounce (320-gram) space rock contains 10 times more water than other Martian meteorites and could be the first ever to have originated on the planet's surface or crust. After more than a year of intensive study, a team of US scientists determined the met ... read more
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EXO WORLDS

Billions and Billions of Planets
Look up at the night sky and you'll see stars, sure. But you're also seeing planets-billions and billions of them. At least. That's the conclusion of a new study by astronomers at the California Ins ... more
IRON AND ICE

Vesta: Giant impacts delivered carbon
The protoplanet Vesta has been witness to an eventful past: images taken by the framing camera onboard NASA's space probe Dawn show two enormous craters in the southern hemisphere. The images ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

A Vast Rotating Disk Of Dwarf Galaxies Surrounding The Andromeda Galaxy
A new study of our nearest giant cosmic neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, shows that more than half of its small, dwarf galaxy companions are aligned in a giant disk that appears to rotate around the ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Surprise Pancake Structure in Andromeda Galaxy Upends Galactic Understanding
Astronomers using the Canada-France-Hawaii and W. M. Keck Observatory telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii have been amazed to find a group of dwarf galaxies moving in unison in the vicinit ... more


SKY NIGHTLY

NASA, Penn State give New Year's gift of space images
A large new collection of space photos taken at wavelengths that are invisible to the human eye and blocked by Earth's atmosphere has been released as a New Year's gift to the people of Earth by NAS ... more
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MARSDAILY

Researchers Identify Water Rich Meteorite Linked To Mars Crust
NASA-funded researchers analyzing a small meteorite that may be the first discovered from the Martian surface or crust have found it contains 10 times more water than other Martian meteorites from u ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Magnetic fields created before the first stars
Magnets have practically become everyday objects. Earlier on, however, the universe consisted only of nonmagnetic elements and particles. Just how the magnetic forces came into existence has been re ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power

Russia launches its new ICBM from Plesetsk space centre

Raytheon awarded first international contract for Paveway IV

DPRK vows self-defense measures against US hostility

Russia should be ready for non-contact war

China's maritime area being carved up

Fire aboard US missile cruiser, no one hurt

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Galactic geysers fuelled by star stuff
Enormous outflows of charged particles from the centre of our Galaxy, stretching more than halfway across the sky and moving at supersonic speeds, have been detected and mapped with CSIRO's 64-m Par ... more
IRON AND ICE

Dawn races into 2013 on target for Ceres
Dawn concludes 2012 almost 13,000 times farther from Vesta than it began the year. At that time, it was in its lowest orbit, circling the alien world at an average altitude of only 210 kilometers (1 ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Quadrantids Create Year's First Meteor Shower
Tonight (Jan. 2-3) is the peak of the 2013 Quadrantid meteor shower. Best viewing will be in the northern hemisphere, but the shower can be seen at latitudes north of 51 degrees south. Meteor rates ... more
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TIME AND SPACE

Our Galaxy's "geysers" are towers of power
"Monster" outflows of charged particles from the centre of our Galaxy, stretching more than halfway across the sky, have been detected and mapped with CSIRO's 64-m Parkes radio telescope. The outflo ... more
PHYSICS NEWS

Bochum physicist calculates field strengths in the early universe
Magnets have practically become everyday objects. Earlier on, however, the universe consisted only of nonmagnetic elements and particles. Just how the magnetic forces came into existence has been re ... more
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Growth of Antarctic ice sheet triggered warming in the Southern Ocean during Miocene

Oyster aquaculture could significantly improve Potomac River estuary water quality

GM crops under the microscope at international debate

Farming for improved ecosystem services seen as economically feasible

Researchers say Neanderthals were no strangers to good parenting

Chileans survey damage from massive blaze

Mini-sub to dive again after aborting first MH370 search

EXO WORLDS

ALMA Shows How Young Star and Planets Grow Simultaneously
Astronomers have used the ALMA telescope to get their first glimpse of a fascinating stage of star formation in which planets forming around a young star are helping the star itself continue to grow ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Super-Tiger Stalks Cosmic Rays In Antarctica
Grade-school science teachers sometimes hand out "mystery boxes" containing ramps, barriers and a loose marble. By rotating the boxes and feeling the marble hang up or drop, the students try to dedu ... more
EXO WORLDS

ALMA Sheds Light on Planet-Forming Gas Streams
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have seen a key stage in the birth of giant planets for the first time. Vast streams of gas are flowing across ... more
EXO WORLDS
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus


EXO WORLDS
ASI, ISRO hold planetary science workshop

The toughest animal on Earth...and in space!

Cave dwelling nettle discovered in China


EXO WORLDS
Billions and Billions of Planets

ALMA Sheds Light on Planet-Forming Gas Streams

A stray planet


EXO WORLDS
'Black Beauty' could yield Martian secrets

'Spiky' rovers could explore martian moon

ARCA will test the parachutes for the ExoMars spacecraft

EXO LIFE

ASI, ISRO hold planetary science workshop
The Astronautical Society of India (ASI) in association with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) organized a planetary science workshop on Dec 27 and 28, here. Astro-biologist, cosmologi ... more
IRON AND ICE

Comet heads our way for celestial show in 2013
A newly discovered comet could be the celestial spectacle of a century and light up the skies as bright as a full moon in 2013, its Russian discoverers say. ... more
SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Eyes a Wanderer Dancing the Dance of Stars and Space
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provides us this week with a spectacular image of the bright star-forming ring that surrounds the heart of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097. In this image, the l ... more
EXO LIFE

The toughest animal on Earth...and in space!
An animal that can live without water, resist extreme temperatures and strong radiation, and has survived the vacuum of space; that is a basic description of a Tardigrade. More commonly called the ' ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Iran ready to help Europe with natural gas

Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells

Group to spearhead German wind farm program

GDF Suez optimizes LNG deliveries

Shale oil, gas production to increase, says

Areva says in line to build British nuclear waste plant

Gulfstream announces 60-plane deal for China

EXO WORLDS

A stray planet

SKY NIGHTLY

Clear New Year Skies for 2013

EXO LIFE

Cave dwelling nettle discovered in China

SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Eyes the Needle Galaxy

TECH SPACE

All Systems Go for Highest Altitude Supercomputer

PHYSICS NEWS

Chinese scientists find evidence for speed of gravity

MOON DAILY

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

SOLAR SCIENCE

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TECH SPACE

US probes HP's Autonomy fraud allegations

EXO WORLDS

Spiral Structure of Disk May Reveal Planets

NASA's Hubble Provides First Census of Galaxies Near Cosmic Dawn

Entering a new phase

May the force be with the atomic probe

Cassini Instrument Learns New Tricks

Meteorite triggered scientific gold rush

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

Space Fence program moving forward

How to look young when you're not - Stars reveal the secret of aging well

Christmas Sky Show

Closest sun-like star may have planets

Quadrantids Create Year's First Meteor Shower

"All-Clear" Asteroid Will Miss Earth in 2040

New meteorite suggests that asteroid surfaces more complex than previously thought

All Systems Go for Highest Altitude Supercomputer

MIT researchers discover a new kind of magnetism

Origin of life emerged from cell membrane bioenergetics

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

The paths of photons are random - but coordinated

Meteor shower to peak early Saturday

Nearby star is good candidate for Earth-like planets

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