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March 05, 2015
ESA experts assess risk from exploded satellite
Paris (ESA) Mar 05, 2015
After studying the recent explosive break-up of a US satellite, ESA space debris experts have concluded this event does not increase the collision risk to nearby ESA missions in any meaningful way. The US Air Force's Defense Meteorological Satellite Programme Flight 13 (DMSP-13) broke up into some 40 pieces on 3 February. The military weather satellite was in a low-Earth orbit - commonly used by Earth observation missions and some communication satellites - at more than 800 km altitude. "The ... read more
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Shaking test for for Space Launch System at Redstone Test Center
There's a whole lot of shaking going on at the Redstone Test Center in Alabama for NASA's new mega rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). SLS will be the most powerful rocket ever built for de ... more

Testing to Diagnose Power Event in Mars Rover
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is expected to remain stationary for several days of engineering analysis following an onboard fault-protection action on Feb. 27 that halted a process of transferring sa ... more

Single Site on Mars Advanced for 2016 NASA Lander
NASA's next mission to Mars, scheduled to launch one year from today to examine the Red Planet's deep interior and investigate how rocky planets like Earth evolved, now has one specific site under e ... more
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Galactic 'rain' could be key to star formation
Some of the galaxies in our universe are veritable star nurseries. For example, our own Milky Way produces, on average, at least one new star every year. Others went barren years ago, now producing ... more


Comet flyby: OSIRIS catches glimpse of Rosetta's shadow
Images from the OSIRIS scientific imaging camera taken during the close flyby on 14 February have now been downlinked to Earth, revealing the surface of Comet 67P/C-G in unprecedented detail, and in ... more
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Far from home: Wayward cluster is both tiny and distant
Like the lost little puppy that wanders too far from home, astronomers have found an unusually small and distant group of stars that seems oddly out of place. The cluster, made of only a handful of ... more

UGR scientists provide new data on the nature of dark matter
Recent research conducted by scientists from the University of Granada can contribute to determine the nature of dark matter, one of the most important mysteries in physics. As indirect evidence pro ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Thousands' of Russian troops in east Ukraine: US envoy

US forces could have role in Syria in future: Dempsey

China extends military splurge with 10.1% budget increase

Iranian president says Israel 'greatest danger'

US says 'tough challenges' remain in Iran nuclear talks

Iran will not abandon regional aims for nuclear deal: analysts

From AK47s to drones, Afghans 'war rugs' reflect bloody decades


Why isn't the universe as bright as it should be?
A handful of new stars are born each year in the Milky Way, while many more blink on across the universe. But astronomers have observed that galaxies should be churning out millions more stars, base ... more

Exorings on the Horizon
Astronomers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the University of Antioquia (Medellin-Colombia), have devised a novel method for identifying rings around extrasolar planets (exo ... more

Planet 'Reared' by Four Parent Stars
Growing up as a planet with more than one parent star has its challenges. Though the planets in our solar system circle just one star - our sun - other more distant planets, called exoplanets, can b ... more
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CU students probe magnetic reconnection with MMS tools
The University of Colorado Boulder will serve as the Science Operations Center for a NASA mission launching this month to better understand the physical processes of geomagnetic storms, solar flares ... more

Satcom datalink service enables Future Air Navigation System testing
Satcom Direct offers aircraft operators and manufacturers access to its FANS testing facility from anywhere in the world, anytime, at no additional cost. Satcom Direct's FlightDeck Freedom dat ... more
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Subaru Telescope Observes Rapid Changes in a Comet's Plasma Tail
Images from a December 2013 observation of the comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) (Note 1) reveal clear details about rapidly changing activity in that comet's plasma tail. To get this image, astronomers use ... more

NASA uses CubeSat bus to to test re-enter drag device
NASA mission controllers confirmed that a small satellite launched from the International Space Station at 5:30 p.m. PST on Tuesday, March 3, has successfully entered its orbit, setting the stage to ... more

China at technical preparation stage for Mars, asteroid exploration
China has been researching the technical feasibility of exploring Mars and asteroids, a top space scientist and national political advisor revealed on Tuesday. Ye Peijian, from the China Acade ... more

Subtracting Gravity from Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's disease is a global problem. In the United States alone, more than 5 million people have the disease and a new diagnosis is made every 67 seconds-numbers that are just a fraction of worl ... more

NASA's Chandra Observatory Finds Cosmic Showers Halt Galaxy Growth
Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that the growth of galaxies containing supermassive black holes can be slowed down by a phenomenon referred to as cosmic precipitation. ... more

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Emperor penguins may have suffered in ice age cold: study
They prefer freezing conditions but Antarctica's emperor penguins may have struggled with the cold during the last Ice Age when temperatures cooled, a study suggested Monday. ... more

Russia's SMF Ready to Repel a 'Lightning-Speed' Nuclear Strike
Russian Strategic Missile Forces will parry all nuclear attacks and punish the enemy with a devastating retaliatory strike. The Russian Strategic Missile Forces are prepared to shield the coun ... more
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