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February 15, 2013
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Asteroid to whiz past Earth Friday
Boston (AFP) Feb 15, 2013
NASA is closely tracking an asteroid large enough to destroy a city that is set to whiz past Earth on Friday in what the US space agency says is the closest flyby ever predicted for such a large object. The 150-feet (45-meter) wide asteroid - dubbed 2012 DA 14 - is expected to pass about 17,200 miles (27,000 kilometers) above the Earth at the time of closest approach, about 2:25 pm EST (1925 GMT), NASA said. "This distance is well away from Earth and the swarm of low Earth-orbiting satellites, ... read more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Cosmic rays come from exploding stars
A new study confirms what scientists have long suspected: Cosmic rays - energetic particles that pelt Earth from all directions - are born in the violent aftermath of supernovas, exploding stars thr ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Clues to the mysterious origin of cosmic rays
In the year 1006 a new star was seen in the southern skies and widely recorded around the world. It was many times brighter than the planet Venus and may even have rivaled the brightness of the Moon ... more
EXO LIFE

Telescopes Could Detect ET Life Signs Within 25 Years
A team of Dutch astronomers has shown that with a new type of telescope it may be possible to detect signs of extraterrestrial life on planets orbiting other stars than the Sun. Although even the mo ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

MOND used to predict key property in Andromeda's satellites
Using modified laws of gravity, researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Weizmann Institute of Science closely predicted a key property measured in faint dwarf galaxies that are satellit ... more


SOLAR SCIENCE

U.N. committee to discuss space weather
The U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space say it is adding a new agenda item for discussions this year: space weather and its impact on Earth. ... more
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'God particle' collider to be upgraded
Physicists at CERN, the European nuclear research center, say they've shut off the particle beams of the Large Hadron Collider for a two-year repair period. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Cosmic ray mystery lifted in new findings
Cosmic rays - fast-moving particles that constantly pummel our planet - come from the explosion of supernovae, new research confirmed Thursday, resolving an astronomical mystery. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

JPL to Lead U.S. Science Team for Dark Energy Mission
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected three NASA-nominated science teams to participate in their planned Euclid mission, including one team led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Invisible tool enables new quantum experiments
Experiments on the quantum wave nature have enabled researchers to precisely measure tiny forces and displacements as well as to shed light onto the unexplored zone between the microscopic realm of ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

A Valentine Rose
This image of a planetary nebula, which may suggest a rose to some, was obtained with the wide-field view of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) Mosaic 1 camera on the Mayall 4-meter t ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Searching for magnetic monopoles in polar rocks
The first search for magnetic monopoles in mantle-derived polar igneous rocks - thought to be likely to contain a higher ratio of monopoles to matter - has been conducted by researchers in Switzerla ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

Year Three: NASA SDO Mission Highlights
On Feb. 11, 2010, NASA launched an unprecedented solar observatory into space. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) flew up on an Atlas V rocket, carrying instruments that scientists hoped would ... more
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New branch added to European family tree

Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber

Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison

Nature of war: Chimpanzees inherently violent

New research decodes virus-host interactions in ocean dead zones

Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs

Saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Extremely bright supernovae may break the Chandrasekhar limit
White dwarfs forming in extreme magnetic fields could be stabilized, allowing them to get bigger before they explode, leading to a brighter bang when they finally do, according to a team of research ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Euclid Could Solve The Dark Mysteries Of The Universe
Johns Hopkins astrophysicists Brice Menard and Charles L. Bennett have been appointed to the Euclid Consortium, the international team of scientists overseeing an ambitious space telescope project d ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Black Holes Growing Faster Than Expected
Lurking at the centers of most galaxies are black holes that can weigh anywhere from one million to one billion times as much as the Sun. New research, published in the Astrophysical Journal, shows ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Public to vote on names for Pluto moons

The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

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TIME AND SPACE
Telescopes Could Detect ET Life Signs Within 25 Years

Planet color may suggest alien life

Can we live farther away from the Sun


TIME AND SPACE
Earth-like planets are right next door

Direct Infrared Image Of An Arm In Disk Demonstrates Transition To Planet Formation

Kepler Data Suggest Earth-size Planets May Be Next Door


TIME AND SPACE
Rover Walkabout Continues at Cape York

Mars Rock Takes Unusual Form

In milestone, Mars rover collects first bedrock sample

IRON AND ICE

Getting the Right Spin on a Close-Passing Asteroid
The record-setting close approach of an asteroid on Feb. 15 is an exciting opportunity for scientists, and a research team will use National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and NASA telescopes to ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Physicists Extract Photons From Diamond Ring
Physicists in the US are the first to make an integrated device that extracts photons from a tiny piece of diamond before the light is sent through a waveguide to the outside world. The photon ... more
EXO WORLDS

Earth-like planets are right next door
Using publicly available data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have found that six percent of red dwarf stars have habitable, ... more
EXO LIFE

Can we live farther away from the Sun
Researchers from the Pennsylvania State University (USA) have proposed new borders of the habitable zone for earth-type planets. Using as a basis the corrected absorption coefficients of molecules o ... more
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Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero

Three's a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

Making quantum dots glow brighter

UCI team is first to capture motion of single molecule in real time

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row

Asia's billionaires see fastest wealth growth: report

IRON AND ICE

No asteroid risk in foreseeable future

OUTER PLANETS

Public to vote on names for Pluto moons

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

NASA Telescopes Discover Strobe-Like Flashes in Young Stars

EXO LIFE

Planet color may suggest alien life

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Observed: The outburst before the blast

SOLAR SCIENCE

The Sun Produces Two CMEs

SPACE SCOPES

Hubble captures strobe flashes from a young star

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

The wings of the Seagull Nebula

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

A massive stellar burst, before the supernova

SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Catches a Side-on Spiral Streak

Direct Infrared Image Of An Arm In Disk Demonstrates Transition To Planet Formation

Forecasting a supernova explosion

New NASA Mission To Help Us Better Estimate Asteroid Impact Hazard

Near impact: asteroid to narrowly miss Earth

A Possible Naked-eye Comet in March

New classes of magnetoelectric materials promise advances in computing technology

Scientists team with business innovators to solve 'big data' bottleneck

Kepler Data Suggest Earth-size Planets May Be Next Door

Enigmatic "Ribbon" Of Energy Discovered by NASA Satellite Explained

NASA's Deep Impact Spacecraft Eyes Comet ISON

New "retention model" explains enigmatic ribbon at edge of solar system

A spiral galaxy with a secret

Does probability come from quantum physics?

Earth-like planets may be closer than thought: study

Largest prime number to date found

Asteroid 2012 DA14 - Earth Flyby Reality Check

Massive stellar winds are made of tiny pieces

Seeing the Aurora in a New Light

Small Asteroid to Whiz Past Earth Safely

Hubble Catches the Moment the Lights Went Out

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