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November 17, 2012
BOSS Quasars Unveil a New Era in the Expansion History of the Universe
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 16, 2012
BOSS, the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, is mapping a huge volume of space to measure the role of dark energy in the evolution of the universe. BOSS is the largest program of the third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) and has just announced the first major result of a new mapping technique, based on the spectra of over 48,000 quasars with redshifts up to 3.5, meaning that light left these active galaxies up to 11.5 billion years in the past. "No technique for dark energy research has ... read more
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Andrews Space To Manufacture Sinclair Rods
Andrews Space (Andrews) has announced they have signed an exclusive agreement with Sinclair Interplanetary (Sinclair) of Toronto, Canada to begin selling and manufacturing Sinclair's highly popular ... more

Lowell astronomer, collaborators point the way for exoplanet search
Though the search for planets around other stars, or exoplanets, is showing researchers that planets are abundant in our galaxy, it helps a great deal to have directions when searching for as-of-yet ... more

The curious shape of a supernova remnant in a star-forming cloud
Data from two ESA missions combine in a new view of the peculiar supernova remnant W44. The filamentary shell-like structure, detected by the Herschel Space Observatory at far-infrared wavelengths, ... more
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Two days that decide Europe's space future: a citizen's briefing on ESA
Next week, the future course of Europe's space sector will be set as ministers of the European Space Agency's 20 Member States come together in Italy. Find out why the issues on the table are vitall ... more


Student Teams to Build and Fly Rockets With Onboard Payloads for NASA Rocketry Challenge
Organizers of the NASA Student Launch Projects have announced the 57 student teams whose inventive creations will soar skyward in April during the space agency's 2012-13 rocketry challenge. Re ... more
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Astrium and EADS North America have jointly announced the creation of Astrium Americas, America's newest space company. A subsidiary of EADS North America, Astrium Americas will bring broad global s ... more

DARPA's Advanced Space Surveillance Telescope Could Be Looking Up From Down Under
DARPA's ground-based Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) may soon head to Australia. An agreement reached this week with Australia's Department of Defense will allow DARPA to take the 180,000 lb. thr ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
First China air force drills in 'far offshore' Pacific

Zarif says 'seize the moment' as Iran nuclear talks plough on

Who's saying what as Iran nuclear talks go past deadline

More than 30 jihadist groups support IS, monitoring centre says

Iraq forces hunt diehard jihadists after Tikrit breakthrough

Heron-based UAV to be made in Brazil

Northrop Grumman company to market small unmanned helos


Combined Power Of Space Telescopes Finds Candidate For Most Distant Object Yet
By combining the power of NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes and one of nature's own natural "zoom lenses" in space, astronomers have set a new record for finding the most distant galaxy see ... more

Meteorites reveal warm water existed on Mars
The study determined that water temperatures on the Red Planet ranged from 50C to 150C. Microbes on Earth can live in similar waters, for example in the volcanic thermal springs at Yellowstone Park, ... more

Mr Xi in Space
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 pol ... more
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NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars
Observations of wind patterns and natural radiation patterns on Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover are helping scientists better understand the environment on the Red Planet's surface. Researchers ... more

New views of the Martian ionosphere
High above the main body of Mars' atmosphere is a region of weakly ionised gas, known as the ionosphere. For the last eight years this poorly understood region has been observed by instruments on bo ... more
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Atmospheric energy escaped from the Tibetan Plateau

Polar bears unlikely to thrive on land-based foods

Picturing peanut contamination with near infrared hyperspectral imaging

Researchers improve efficiency of human walking

Diversity prevents resistance

Forecasting future flooding

Discovering missing body parts of ancient fossils


A Reborn Planetary Nebula
These images of the planetary nebula Abell 30, (a.k.a. A30), show one of the clearest views ever obtained of a special phase of evolution for these objects. The inset image on the right is a close-u ... more

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday, November 17, 2012
The best viewing for this year's Leonid meteor shower will be several hours before dawn on November 17, according to the editors of StarDate magazine. The Moon will be below the horizon, so it ... more

Survey At 'Matijevic Hill' Wrapping Up
Opportunity is nearing the completion 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 Endeavour ... more
China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year

Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact

Rover's 'SAM' Lab Instrument Suite Tastes Soil

Mars orbiter back online after system swap

Meteorites reveal warm water existed on Mars

Latest China military hardware displayed at airshow

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China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

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Russia restores space contact after cable rupture
Russia on Thursday restored its communications with the International Space Station and satellites after repairing a cable in Moscow that had been damaged during road works. ... more

Lockheed Martin Submits Space Fence Radar Proposal to USAF to Detect and Track Orbital Objects
Lockheed Martin has submitted its final contract proposal to build Space Fence, an advanced ground-based radar system that will improve the way the U.S. Air Force identifies and tracks orbital objec ... more

Tropical Indo-Pacific climate shifts to a more El Nino-like state
The Walker circulation determines much of the tropical Indo-Pacific climate and has a global impact as seen in the floods and droughts spawned by the El Nino-Southern Oscillation. Meteorological obs ... more

XCOR Announces ATK as Lynx Mark I Wing Detailed Design And Build Contractor
XCOR Aerospace has issued the initial phase of a two-phase contract to ATK's Aerospace Structures Division [NYSE:ATK] for the detailed design and manufacture of the Lynx Mark I suborbital reusable l ... more
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    Rover's 'SAM' Lab Instrument Suite Tastes Soil


    Proba-2 soaks up three solar eclipses


    Russian Civil Satellite Links Lost After Cable Cut


    Russia Launches Dual-Purpose Telecoms Satellite


    Raytheon submits Space Fence proposal to the USAF


    S. Korean space launch faces further delay


    Lonely planet: Orphan world spotted in deep space


    US to station powerful radar, space telescope in Australia


    Russia loses contact with satellites, space station

    S.Korea postpones rocket launch: official

    Cut in Russian link to space station not serious: NASA

    Mars orbiter back online after system swap

    Russian satellite system official sacked

    Sky-gazers in awe of total eclipse

    Latest China military hardware displayed at airshow

    S.Korea urges Russia to send rocket parts swiftly

    Nokia buys 3D mapping firm in location services push

    Lost in Space: Rogue Planet Spotted?

    Astronomers Measure The Universe's Deceleration Before Dark Energy Took Over

    Boss Quasars Unveil A New Era In The Expansion History Of The Universe

    Lowell Astronomer, Collaborators Point The Way For Exoplanet Search

    The 11-Year Solar Cycle Continues During Prolonged Sunspot Minima

    High-Frequency Flux Transfer Events Detected Near Mercury

    Clouds Could Explain How Snowball Earth Thawed Out

    Buzz building for debut of Wii U videogame console

    Making a better invisibility cloak

    CERN collider to become the world's fastest stopwatch?

    Study provides recipe for 'supercharging' atoms with X-ray laser

    China unveils new leadership with Xi at helm

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