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October 26, 2012
ROCKET SCIENCE
S. Korea suspends rocket launch
Seoul (AFP) Oct 26, 2012
South Korea suspended its third attempt to send a satellite into orbit by at least three days Friday, after a helium leak was detected in the rocket just hours before scheduled launch time. With only a five-day launch window that ends October 30, any further delay could result in a much lengthier postponement, officials at the Naro Space Centre told reporters. After two previous failures in 2009 and 2010, the current launch is considered critical for South Korea's efforts to join an elite space ... read more

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SPACE TRAVEL

'First' Pakistan astronaut wants to make peace in space
Once you've been to both poles, skydived over Mount Everest and set up your country's first consulate in Monaco, the question is: what next? ... more
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TECH SPACE

Record space junk cloud could threaten ISS: report
The explosion of a failed Russian rocket upper stage has created a space junk cloud of 500 pieces which could threaten the International Space Station, a report said Thursday. In one of the bi ... more
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SPACE MEDICINE

Why astronauts experience low blood pressure after returning to Earth from space
When astronauts return to Earth, their altitude isn't the only thing that drops-their blood pressure does too. This condition, known as orthostatic hypotension, occurs in up to half of those astrona ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

For the Milky Way, it's snack time
Using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, researchers have discovered a band, or stream, of stars believed to be the remnant of an ancient star cluster slowly being ingested by the Milky Way, Earth's home ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

First Space Launch System 'Pathfinder' Hardware Nearing Completion
Engineers using a state-of-the-art vertical welding tool at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., move a "pathfinder" version of the adapter design that will be used on test flights ... more
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SPACE SCOPES

NASA's Uncanny Amazing Webb Mirrors
The first two mirrors that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. on Sept. 17, 2012. In this photo, one of the two mirrors ... more
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EXO LIFE

Curious About Life: Interview with Felipe Gomez
The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover has 10 science instruments, and each will be used in the coming weeks and months to help characterize the environment of Mars and determine if the planet ... more
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SATURN DAILY

Saturn's giant storm reveals the planet's churning atmosphere
A recent study of the giant storm whirling on Saturn for the past two years, which became known as the "Great Springtime Storm", has given planetary scientists new clues about the planet's weather. ... more
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MARSDAILY

Assessing Drop-Off to Mars Rover's Observation Tray
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its Mast Camera (Mastcam) during the mission's 78th sol (Oct. 24, 2012) to view soil material on the rover's observation tray. The observations will help asses ... more
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STATION NEWS

New crew docks with ISS: Russia
A new crew of two Russians and one American successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday, Russian mission control said. ... more
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EXO WORLDS

New Study Brings a Doubted Exoplanet 'Back from the Dead'
A second look at data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is reanimating the claim that the nearby star Fomalhaut hosts a massive exoplanet. The study suggests that the planet, named Fomalhaut b, is ... more
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MARSDAILY

Opportunity Undertakes Survey Drives Of Local Area
Opportunity is continuing a local area survey around the location called "Matijevic Hill" (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour Crater. Th ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

A black widow's Tango Mortale in gamma-ray light
Pulsars are the compact remnants from explosions of massive stars. Some of them spin around their own axis hundreds of times per second, emitting beams of radiation into space. Until now, they could ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

Pleiades 1B joins its launcher at the Spaceport for Arianespace's Soyuz mission in November
Activities for Arianespace's fourth medium-lift Soyuz flight from the Spaceport is fully underway as the Pleiades 1B payload has now arrived in French Guiana - joining the mission's launcher, which ... more
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MOON DAILY

NASA's LADEE Spacecraft Gets Final Science Instrument Installed
Engineers at NASAs Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., have installed the third and final science instrument that will fly onboard NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LAD ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

'White Widow' Scenario for Birth of Type Ia Supernovae
J. Craig Wheeler has studied the exploding stars called supernovae for more than four decades. Now he has a new idea on the identity of the "parents" of one of the most important types of supernovae ... more
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SPACE SCOPES

Las Cumbres Observatory gains first light for entire 1-meter node at CTIO
After nearly eight years of design, fabrication and development, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope (LCOGT) installed three 1-meter telescopes at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) ... more
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TECH SPACE

Orbital Awarded Contract by USAF For EAGLE Spacecraft Platform
Orbital Sciences, one of the world's leading space technology companies, has announced that the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate has awarded the company a $32 mil ... more
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DRAGON SPACE

China to launch 11 meteorological satellites by 2020
China will launch 11 meteorological satellites before 2020 to boost the country's weather monitoring network, according to the country's meteorological satellite development plan (2011-2020) release ... more
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DRAGON SPACE

China makes progress in spaceflight research
China has made breakthroughs in researching spaceflight dynamics, a top scientist said Wednesday. Progress has been made in spaceflight trajectory computation and analysis, orbital tracking, t ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Galaxies: some assembly required
New research using the world's largest telescope at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii has revealed two distinct populations of star clusters surrounding galaxies that have radically different chemical ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

84 Million Stars and Counting
Using a whopping nine-gigapixel image from the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory, an international team of astronomers has created a catalogue of more than 84 million star ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Astronomers report dark matter 'halos' may contain stars, disprove other theories
Could it be that dark matter "halos" - the huge, invisible cocoons of mass that envelop entire galaxies and account for most of the matter in the universe - aren't completely dark after all but cont ... more
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    MOON DAILY

    Astrium presents results of its study into automatic landing near the Moon's south pole
    What technologies are needed to ensure a safe, accurate Moon landing and in-situ lunar research? Astrium is currently investigating this question in Lunar Lander studies for the European Space Agenc ... more
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    STATION NEWS

    ISS Crew Gets Ready for New Expedition 33 Trio
    The Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft carrying three new Expedition 33 crew members, Flight Engineers Kevin Ford, Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin, is poised for a docking to the Poisk module at 8:35 a.m. ... more
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    STELLAR CHEMISTRY

    NASA's Spitzer Sees Light of Lonesome Stars
    A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggests a cause for the mysterious glow of infrared light seen across the entire sky. It comes from isolated stars beyond the edges of gal ... more
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    OZONE NEWS

    2012 Antarctic Ozone Hole Second Smallest in 20 Years
    The average area covered by the Antarctic ozone hole this year was the second smallest in the last 20 years, according to data from NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) sa ... more
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    SOLAR SCIENCE

    NASA Study Using Cluster Reveals New Insights Into Solar Wind
    A new study based on data from European Space Agency's Cluster mission shows that it is easier for the solar wind to penetrate Earth's magnetic environment, the magnetosphere, than had previously be ... more
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    TIME AND SPACE

    Revealing a Mini-Supermassive Black Hole
    One of the lowest mass supermassive black holes ever observed in the middle of a galaxy has been identified, thanks to NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and several other observatories. The host gala ... more
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    TIME AND SPACE

    NASA's NuSTAR Spots Flare From Milky Way's Black Hole
    NASA's newest set of X-ray eyes in the sky, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), has caught its first look at the giant black hole parked at the center of our galaxy. The observations ... more
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    STELLAR CHEMISTRY

    A 84-million star color-magnitude diagram of the Milky Way bulge
    Astronomy and Astrophysics published the first analysis of a catalog of 84 million individual stars in the Milky Way bulge as a part of the VVV ESO public survey. This gigantic data set allows build ... more
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