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February 18, 2013
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Asteroid whizzes safely past Earth
Boston (AFP) Feb 15, 2013
A closely tracked asteroid, about 150-feet (45-meters) wide, whizzed safely past Earth on Friday, the same day a much smaller, previously undetected meteor hit Russia, injuring nearly 1,000 people. Live images from a telescope at the Gingin Observatory in western Australia showed the asteroid looking like a white streak, moving across against a backdrop of black sky. Astronomers said the object's speed and proximity made it a challenge to track, because telescopes had to be aimed precisely or ri ... read more
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DEEP IMPACT

Divers scour Russian lake after meteor strike injures 1,200
Divers scoured the bottom of a Russian lake on Saturday for fragments of a meteorite that plunged to Earth in a blinding fireball whose shockwaves injured 1,200 people and damaged thousands of homes. ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Stay away from meteorites, government tells Russians
Russia's authorities on Friday cautioned residents of the Urals to stay away from any unidentified objects after a meteor dramatically burned up above the region, with a precious meteorite apparently plunging into a local lake. ... 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

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
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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
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Bern Simulation Helps Understand Origin Of Solar System
Simulations boost the significance of image and measurement data from space missions: based on the example of an asteroid, Bernese astrophysicist Martin Jutzi shows how collisions with other celesti ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out

US 'closely watching' for signs of N.Korea nuclear test

Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Tops 100,000 Testing Miles During EMD Phase

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves

Ukraine military plane hit by gunfire above rebel-held town

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk

EXO LIFE

Comet dust seeding life to Jupiter moons?
Comet dust may have seeded Jupiter's moons, including Europa and its liquid ocean beneath an icy crust, with the raw ingredients for life, U.S. researchers say. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Accelerated protons confirm origin of cosmic rays
We are constantly being bombarded by speedy, energetic, and yet unassuming, particles called cosmic rays. These charged particles (mostly protons), continuously assail the Earth from outer space. ... 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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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
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
24/7 News Coverage
Methane climate change risk suggested by proof of redox cycling of humic substances

Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon

Taking the pulse of mountain formation in the Andes

Lab researcher discovers the green in Greenland

Ancient shark fossil reveals new insights into jaw evolution

Chickens to chili peppers

Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates

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
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
SOLAR SCIENCE
Public to vote on names for Pluto moons

The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout


SOLAR SCIENCE
Comet dust seeding life to Jupiter moons?

Telescopes Could Detect ET Life Signs Within 25 Years

Planet color may suggest alien life


SOLAR SCIENCE
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


SOLAR SCIENCE
NASA's MAVEN Mission Completes Assembly

Rover Walkabout Continues at Cape York

Mars Rock Takes Unusual Form

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

First Three-Year LHC Running Period Reaches A Conclusion
At 7:24 a.m., the shift crew in the CERN [1] Control Center extracted the beams from the Large Hadron Collider, bringing the machine's first three-year running period to a successful conclusion. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Nanoparticles Create Skinny Solar Cells

Better thermal-imaging lens from waste sulfur

Wireless power transfer achieved at 5-meter distance

Surprising material could play role in saving energy

Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue

Research Underway For Companion Plants To PV

Thinnest feasible membrane produced

TIME AND SPACE

'God particle' collider to be upgraded

TIME AND SPACE

Invisible tool enables new quantum experiments

TIME AND SPACE

Physicists Extract Photons From Diamond Ring

IRON AND ICE

Getting the Right Spin on a Close-Passing Asteroid

EXO WORLDS

Earth-like planets are right next door

EXO LIFE

Can we live farther away from the Sun

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

Observed: The outburst before the blast

The Sun Produces Two CMEs

Hubble captures strobe flashes from a young star

The wings of the Seagull Nebula

A massive stellar burst, before the supernova

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

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