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November 12, 2012
DRAGON SPACE
Mr Xi in Space
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Nov 12, 2012
The recent change of leadership in China has made foreign policy analysts very busy. Nobody is completely sure of how Xi Jinping will steer China, or how the somewhat opaque machinery of China's political system will respond to him. While it's not the most pressing issue for China watchers, it's still worthwhile asking one focused question: How will the ascendancy of Mr Xi affect China's ambitious plans in space? In the short term, we can probably expect no changes at all. The new leader of ... read more
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ECLIPSES

Total Eclipse of the Sun
People from around the world are converging on the coast of northeast Australia. The attraction isn't the Great Barrier Reef, just offshore, or the surrounding rain forests full of wildlife and exot ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Ariane 5 orbits EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites
Two telecommunications satellites that will provide expanded relay capacity over areas that include Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and South America were orbited today by Arianespace ... more
TECH SPACE

The Van Allen Probes
Earth's magnetism has captured human attention since the first innovator noticed that a freely moving piece of magnetized iron would always align itself with Earth's poles. Throughout most of histor ... more


RUSSIAN SPACE

Russian space chiefs shaken by graft probe
Russia's cash-strapped space industry appeared headed for a new shakedown on Friday after a top police official warned about a growing embezzlement probe against its management. ... more


TECH SPACE

Atmospheric CO2 risks increasing space junk: study
A build-up of carbon dioxide in the upper levels of Earth's atmosphere risks causing a faster accumulation of man-made space junk and resulting in more collisions, scientists said on Sunday. ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

SciTechTalk: All work and no play?
Microsoft's confirmation of an Office Mobile app that will let users of iOS and Android devices view and edit Word, PowerPoint and Excel files on their mobile devices raises, if you're willing to give it some thought, a philosophical - or perhaps at least sociological - question. ... more
DRAGON SPACE

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media
China is aiming to launch its next manned space mission as early as June 2013, state media reported Saturday, as the country steps up its ambitious exploration programme. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker

RUSSIAN SPACE

Vostochny and Angara mark two major milestones for Russian space sector
Launch and technical complexes of the new Vostochny cosmodrome in Amur region will be put into balancing and commissioning in 2014. According to the plans of the Federal Space Agency, Vostochny will ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

Europe spotlights space weather hazards
ESA's Space Situational Awareness programme is taking centre stage during the ninth European Space Weather Week, with experts showcasing a recently opened space weather service centre and highlighti ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Huddersfield physicist join global partners inBig Bang particle search
Scientists at the University of Huddersfield are collaborating with experts at some of the world's leading research institutes in an attempt to unravel the mysteries of a particle that played a role ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Apocalypse and salvation strategy
Life forms on Earth may fully disappear in 2,8 billion years, according to a survey conducted by British scientists earlier this year. The survey said that temperature increase depends both on solar ... more
TECH SPACE

A New Technique to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation
The complexities of traveling to and working in space present challenges to astronauts that NASA scientists and engineers have been working on since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first stepped on t ... more
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Leading Ebola researcher says there's an effective treatment for Ebola

Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

Marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology

Together, humans and computers can figure out the plant world

Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate

Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Astronomers develop new method to determine neutron star mass
Astronomers have used INTEGRAL and XMM-Newton to look into the neutron star in IGR J17252-3616, a highly obscured X-ray binary system. The data show how the neutron star, which is being fuelled by t ... more
SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Spots a Colorful Lenticular Galaxy
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a beautiful galaxy that, with its reddish and yellow central area, looks rather like an explosion from a Hollywood movie. The galaxy, called NG ... more
EXO WORLDS

Nearby six-planet system could be life friendly
A new super-Earth planet that may have an Earth-like climate and be just right to support life has been discovered around a nearby star by an international team of astronomers, led by Mikko Tuomi, U ... more
EXO WORLDS
Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact

NASA's LADEE Spacecraft Gets Final Science Instrument Installed


EXO WORLDS
More Driving And Imaging At 'Matijevic Hill'

Curiosity Team Switches Back to Earth Time

Survey of 'Matijevic Hill' Continues


EXO WORLDS
Obama Win Keeps NASA's Space Plans on Course

Next steps into the final frontier

CSA: Canada finds its space in space


EXO WORLDS
Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

SPACE TRAVEL

Japan's gadget failures: the futures that never happened
It gave us the Walkman, the pocket calculator and heated toilet seats, but Japan's path to innovative greatness is littered with failures such as the TV-shaped radio and the "walking" toaster. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

New Australian telescope set to find 700,000 galaxies
Australia's newest radio telescope is predicted to find an unprecedented 700,000 new galaxies, say scientists planning for CSIRO's next-generation Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP ... more
EXO WORLDS

Discovery of a Giant Gap in the Disk of a Sun-like Star May Indicate Multiple Planets
A large international team of astronomers led by Jun Hashimoto (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan) and Ruobing Dong (Princeton University) has used the High Contrast Instrument for the Suba ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Obama Win Keeps NASA's Space Plans on Course
The reelection of US president Barack Obama could mean one small step back to the moon and a giant leap to landing astronauts on Mars and asteroids. In 2010, the Obama administration set a goa ... more
EXO WORLDS
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

EXO WORLDS
Ariane 5 is poised for Arianespace's launch with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites

Ariane 5 orbits EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites

Arianespace's heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight is cleared for liftoff with EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets

EXO WORLDS
Discovery of a Giant Gap in the Disk of a Sun-like Star May Indicate Multiple Planets

New habitable zone super-Earth found in exosolar system

Cosmic sprinklers explained in active planetary nebula

Nearby six-planet system could be life friendly

EXO WORLDS
Nanocrystals and nickel catalyst substantially improve light-based hydrogen production

NASA tests 'interplanetary Internet'

Atmospheric CO2 risks increasing space junk: study

A New Technique to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation

EXO WORLDS
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

EXO WORLDS
Turkey discusses Patriot deployment with NATO

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

Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

EXO WORLDS
Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

EXO WORLDS
Comet collisions every 6 seconds explain 17-year-old stellar mystery

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

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