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February 19, 2013
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Russia halts search for meteorite in stricken region
Chelyabinsk, Russia (AFP) Feb 17, 2013
Russian authorities halted their search Sunday for the meteorite that spectacularly struck the Urals last week, leaving about 1,200 people injured and damaging several thousand buildings. The 10-tonne space rock streaked over the Chelyabinsk region in central Russia in a blinding fireball on Friday just as the world was braced for a close encounter with a large asteroid. Residents of Chelyabinsk, a city of 1.1 million and the centre of Russia's heavy industry, were struggling to pick up the piec ... read more
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Scientists claim discovery of Russian meteorites
Scientists announced the discovery Monday of dozens of tiny fragments of a massive meteor whose ground-shaking shockwave hurt 1,200 people and damaged buildings across five regions of Russia. ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Rare Explosion May Have Created Our Galaxy's Youngest Black Hole
The highly distorted supernova remnant shown in this image may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way galaxy. The image combines X-rays from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in b ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Gaia Will Reveal Secrets of Ultra-Cool Dwarfs
Among the hundred billion stars which can be observed in the Milky Way, there is a group of stars, the so-named ultra-cool dwarfs, defined as stars with a temperature below 2500 K, which includes ul ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Scientists sense breakthroughs in dark-matter mystery
For decades, the strange substance called dark matter has teased physicists, challenging conventional notions of the cosmos. ... more


STELLAR CHEMISTRY

A drop of ink on the luminous sky
This part of the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer) is one of the richest star fields in the whole sky - the Large Sagittarius Star Cloud. The huge number of stars that light up this region d ... more
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EXO LIFE

Scientists turn eyes toward Europa in search for life
US astronomers looking for life in the solar system believe that Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter, which has an ocean, is much more promising than desert-covered Mars, which is currently the focus of the US government's attention. ... 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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon

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
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
IRON AND ICE

Asteroid whizzes safely past Earth
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. ... more
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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
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
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North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened

Migrating 'supraglacial' lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

Clearing rainforests distorts wind and water, packs climate wallop beyond carbon

Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

Hidden Movements of Greenland Ice Sheet, Runoff Revealed

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

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
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
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
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?

Scientists turn eyes toward Europa in search for life

Telescopes Could Detect ET Life Signs Within 25 Years


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

Bleach could hamper Mars life search

At the mouth of the red valley

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
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
TIME AND SPACE

'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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Belgium seeks to push back closure of two nuclear plants

Oil spill closes Enbridge line in Saskatchewan

Earth's most abundant mineral finally has a name

BOC Aviation adds two more Boeing jets to earlier order spree

WTO appeals panel sides with China in US anti-dumping duties row

Nature fires back at EIA shale gas critique

Apple co-founder Wozniak skeptical on smartwatches, Google Glass

TIME AND SPACE

Physicists Extract Photons From Diamond Ring

DEEP IMPACT

Stay away from meteorites, government tells Russians

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Clues to the mysterious origin of cosmic rays

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Cosmic ray mystery lifted in new findings

IRON AND ICE

Getting the Right Spin on a Close-Passing Asteroid

TIME AND SPACE

Invisible tool enables new quantum experiments

SOLAR SCIENCE

Year Three: NASA SDO Mission Highlights

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Extremely bright supernovae may break the Chandrasekhar limit

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Euclid Could Solve The Dark Mysteries Of The Universe

TIME AND SPACE

Black Holes Growing Faster Than Expected

Earth-like planets are right next door

Can we live farther away from the Sun

No asteroid risk in foreseeable future

Public to vote on names for Pluto moons

NASA Telescopes Discover Strobe-Like Flashes in Young Stars

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

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