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November 07, 2012
ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA's Space Launch System Using Futuristic Technology to Build the Next Generation of Rockets
Huntsville, AL (SPX) Nov 07, 2012
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. is using a method called selective laser melting, or SLM, to create intricate metal parts for America's next heavy-lift rocket. Using this state-of-the-art technique will benefit the agency by saving millions in manufacturing costs. NASA is building the Space Launch System or SLS - a rocket managed at the Marshall Center and designed to take humans, equipment and experiments beyond low Earth orbit to nearby asteroids and eventually to M ... read more
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MARSDAILY

Curiosity Team Switches Back to Earth Time
After three months working on "Mars time," the team operating NASA Mars rover Curiosity has switched to more regular hours, as planned. A Martian day, called a sol, is about 40 minutes longer ... more
EXO LIFE

Strange diet for methane consuming microorganisms
Methane is formed under the absence of oxygen by natural biological and physical processes, e.g. in the sea floor. It is a much more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Thanks to the activi ... more
MARSDAILY

Survey of 'Matijevic Hill' Continues
Opportunity has completed approximately half of the 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 Ende ... more
IRON AND ICE

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8
Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., have obtained several radar images depicting near-Earth asteroid 2007 PA8. The images w ... more
MOON DAILY

Moon crater yields impact clues
NASA scientists say an almost perfectly preserved crater on the moon should yield clues to the evolution of impact craters on Earth and other rocky bodies. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea leader says new missile can strike US Pacific bases

N. Korea rules out nuclear talks resumption: official

NKorea test shows need for expanded missile defense: Pentagon chief

BeiDou GPS system targets global service around 2020

China promotes int'l development of homegrown GPS system

MUOS-5 Secure Communications Satellite to launch June 24

Russia to Publish Catalog Disclosing US Military Satellites

SPACE SCOPES

Optical Telescopes Benefit From Precision Hyperboloids
Optical Surfaces Ltd. has established a worldwide reputation of being able to deal with the extremely tight tolerances and accuracy that hyperbolic optics demand. Hyperboloids are generally us ... more
DRAGON SPACE

Tiangong 1 Parked And Waiting As Shenzhou 10 Mission Prep Continues
Following the July-August period when controllers used Tiangong 1's thrusters for strict control of the orbit decay rate, things went quiet and Tiangong 1 settled down to a regime of orbit decay dic ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact

NASA's LADEE Spacecraft Gets Final Science Instrument Installed

Astrium presents results of its study into automatic landing near the Moon's south pole

European mission to search for moon water

DRAGON SPACE
Curiosity Team Switches Back to Earth Time

Survey of 'Matijevic Hill' Continues

Mars Longevity Champ Switching Computers

NASA Rover Finds Clues to Changes in Mars' Atmosphere

Survey Of Matijevic Hill Continues

DRAGON SPACE
Voyager observes magnetic field fluctuations in heliosheath

New NASA Online Science Resource Available for Educators and Students

'First' Pakistan astronaut wants to make peace in space

Space daredevil Baumgartner is 'officially retired'

NASA must reinvest in nanotechnology research, according to new Rice University paper

DRAGON SPACE
Tiangong 1 Parked And Waiting As Shenzhou 10 Mission Prep Continues

China to launch 11 meteorological satellites by 2020

China makes progress in spaceflight research

Patience for Tiangong

China launches civilian technology satellites

UAV NEWS

Japan to develop missile-detecting drone: report
Japan is planning to develop an unmanned drone that could help detect a North Korean nuclear missile attack and to counter China's military buildup, a report said Sunday. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Study: Star formation peaked, in decline
An international team of astronomers says it has found the rate of formation of new stars in the universe is only 1/30th of its peak and is in ongoing decline. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

24/7 News Coverage
Canada Launches Maritime Monitoring Satellite

Significant humus loss in forests of the Bavarian Alps

Crop breeding is not keeping pace with climate change

Sentinel-1 satellites combine radar vision

How squash agriculture spread bees in pre-Columbian North America

Botanical diversity unraveled in a previously understudied forest in Angola

Immense species richness of bacterial-eating microorganisms discovered in soil

ECLIPSES

Total Solar Eclipse - Australia 14 November 2012
A total eclipse of the Sun is arguably nature's most spectacular and awe-inspiring phenomenon. Australia will play host to such an event next week and all eyes will be on the horizon overlooking the ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Enigmatic Nematics
Physicists use hydrodynamics to understand the physical mechanism responsible for changes in the long-range order of groups of particles. Particularly, Aparna Baskaran of Brandeis University, Massac ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

Israel 'success' in new missile defence test
The Israeli air force has successfully tested an upgraded version of its "Iron Dome" missile defence system, the defence ministry said on Sunday. ... more
TIME AND SPACE

World record for the entanglement of twisted light quanta
To this end, the researchers developed a new method for entangling single photons which gyrate in opposite directions. This result is a first step towards entangling and twisting even macroscopic, s ... more
NUKEWARS

Russia hails progress in arms reduction with US
Russia is satisfied with the implementation of a strategic offensive arms reduction treaty with the United States, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in a newspaper interview on Sunday. ... more
UAV NEWS

Guided mortar rounds fired from small UAV
General Dynamics and the U.S. Army have demonstrated the use of precision-guided mortar rounds from a small unmanned aerial vehicle. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

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CYBER WARS

Israel builds up its cyberwar corps
Amid signs the cyberwar with Iran is heating up, the Israeli army reportedly has launched a major recruitment drive for computer wonks to expand Unit 8200, a highly secret outfit that's supposedly behind recent cyberattacks on the Islamic Republic. ... more
CHIP TECH

Japan's electronics sector in race against time
Japan's battered electronics giants are in a race against time, analysts say, as losses that threaten their very survival mount and as overseas rivals look like they are running away with the show. ... more
ECLIPSES

Total Solar Eclipse In Australia, Nov. 14
A total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from the northeastern Australia coast, along the Great Barrier Reef, about an hour after sunrise on November 14 there, which corresponds to the afternoon o ... more
IRON AND ICE

Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission
Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. and the non-profit B612 Foundation have signed a contract for Ball to create prototype infrared imaging sensors for the Sentinel Mission, a deep space mission t ... more
DRAGON SPACE
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks

Crew Preparing for Cargo Ship, Spacewalk

Russian cargo ship docks with ISS: official

Packed Week Ahead for Six-Member Crew

DRAGON SPACE
Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

SpaceX Transitions to Third Commercial Crew Phase with NASA

Globalstar Birds To Launch On Soyuz Next February

Ariane 5s are readied in parallel for Arianespace's next heavy-lift flights

Japan Plans to Launch New Carrier Rocket in 2013

DRAGON SPACE
Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

Planet-hunt data released to public

New Study Brings a Doubted Exoplanet 'Back from the Dead'

New small satellite will study super-Earths for ESA

Most Planetary Systems are 'Flatter than Pancakes'

DRAGON SPACE
UNH Space Scientists to Develop State-of-the-Art Radiation Detector

Sensors for the real world

ORNL Debuts Titan Supercomputer

Samsung muscle versus Apple's 'cool'

Megaupload boss aims to lie low

DRAGON SPACE
Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite

Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets

China launches another satellite for independent navigation system

DRAGON SPACE
Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

Integrated Missile Defense System Test Sees Multiple Targets Engaged

U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin Initial Contract for Next Set of Missile Warning Satellites

DRAGON SPACE
Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

Russia may build rocket to destroy Earth-threatening asteroids

DRAGON SPACE
Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

Protoplanet Vesta: Forever young?

Dawn Sees "Young" Surface on Giant Asteroid

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