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November 27, 2012
EXO LIFE
Life on Mars: NASA says 'hold on a minute!'
Washington DC (UPI) Nov 25, 2012
When a NASA official said last week data from an instrument on the Mars Curiosity rover suggested something "for the history books," many people thought an announcement was imminent of the possible discovery of life on the Red Planet - until the space agency began to seriously backpedal on the story. It may be a case of once bitten twice shy as NASA has been through this before - a hotly anticipated and heavily hyped bit of news that only disappoints in the end. The current excitement ... read more
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ROBO SPACE

Study of risks to humankind proposed
British researchers say they want to create a Center for the Study of Existential Risk to analyze the ultimate risks to the future of mankind. ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

Solar Minimum; Solar Maximum
The sun goes through a natural solar cycle approximately every 11 years. The cycle is marked by the increase and decrease of sunspots - visible as dark blemishes on the sun's surface, or photosphere ... more
SATURN DAILY

Cassini Finds a Video Gamers' Paradise at Saturn
You could call this "Pac-Man, the Sequel." Scientists with NASA's Cassini mission have spotted a second feature shaped like the 1980s video game icon in the Saturn system, this time on the moon Teth ... more
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EXO LIFE

Astronauts bring back new life
It is not every day that astronauts can claim to return to Earth with a new species of life. But when the astronauts on ESA's CAVES underground training course returned to the surface they were carr ... more


EXO WORLDS

Magnesium oxide: From Earth to super-Earth
The mantles of Earth and other rocky planets are rich in magnesium and oxygen. Due to its simplicity, the mineral magnesium oxide is a good model for studying the nature of planetary interiors. New ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Researchers test novel power system for space travel
A team of researchers, including engineers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, has demonstrated a new concept for a reliable nuclear reactor that could be used on space flights. The research team r ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

China successfully launches remote sensing satellite
The Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center confirmed that China successfully launched the Yaogan XVI remote-sensing satellite into space at 12:06 a.m. Sunday. The satellite, launched from the center ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

MARSDAILY

Matijevic Hill Survey Complete And Rover Passes 22 Miles Of Driving!
Opportunity has completed 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 Crater. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Who's Killing the Space Program?
This past August the U.S. landed a one-ton spacecraft on the surface of Mars. Sending a spacecraft to Mars is not unique in itself, since we have sent several exploration vehicles to the Red Planet ... more
MARSDAILY

Fostering Curiosity: Mars Express relays rocky images
For the first time, ESA's Mars orbiter has relayed scientific data from NASA's Curiosity rover on the Red Planet's surface. The data included detailed images of 'Rocknest3' and were received by ESA' ... more
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MARSDAILY

One Year After Launch, Curiosity Rover Busy on Mars
The NASA Mars rover Curiosity began its flight to Mars on Nov. 26, 2011, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., tucked inside the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft. One year after launc ... more
EXO LIFE

Model sheds light on the chemistry that sparked the origin of life
The question of how life began on a molecular level has been a longstanding problem in science. However, recent mathematical research sheds light on a possible mechanism by which life may have gotte ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New branch added to European family tree

Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber

Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison

Nature of war: Chimpanzees inherently violent

New research decodes virus-host interactions in ocean dead zones

Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs

Saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short

TIME AND SPACE

Scientists from Bangalore and Mainz develop new methods for cooling of ions
Among the most important techniques developed in atomic physics over the past few years are methods that enable the storage and cooling of atoms and ions at temperatures just above absolute zero. Sc ... more
EXO LIFE

Curious About Life: Interview with Roger Summons
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
MARSDAILY

NASA monitors massive dust storm on Mars
The US space agency says it is monitoring a massive dust storm on Mars that has produced atmospheric changes. ... more
MARSDAILY
China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year

Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact


MARSDAILY
NASA monitors massive dust storm on Mars

Fostering Curiosity: Mars Express relays rocky images

Intrigue from Mars, or Grotzinger's silence


MARSDAILY
UK Secures Billion Pound Package For Space Investment

Who's Killing the Space Program?

Fly me to the universe


MARSDAILY
Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

LAUNCH PAD

Failure Of India's Big Rocket Project Is Symbolic Of Deep Structural Problems
The ongoing "Asia Pivot" by United States is rapidly changing the regional dynamics of the Indo - Pacific region, and nowhere is it more visible than the sphere of cooperation in defence and space r ... more
MARSDAILY

Intrigue from Mars, or Grotzinger's silence
Mars rover Curiosity has collected shocking data that may make it into the history books, John Grotzinger, lead scientist of the Mars Science Laboratory mission, said on Thursday. He declined ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Russian Briz-M puts US satellite into orbit
A Russian Briz-M upper stage has successfully put a US Ecostar-16 communication satellite into orbit. According to Roscosmos, this happened at 7:43 Moscow time this morning. A Proton-M carrie ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Fly me to the universe
In the eye of Ouyang Ziyuan, Chinese will not only explore the moon and Mars, but the sun, Venus and Jupiter, as well. "I wish we could travel further away," said Ouyang, chief scientist of Ch ... more
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    TerraSAR-X image of the month - the Santorini volcano expands

    ROCKET SCIENCE

    Secret mini-shuttle launch delayed

    ECLIPSES

    The Surprising Appeal of a Cloudy Eclipse

    MARSDAILY

    Spacecraft Monitoring Martian Dust Storm

    SPACEMART

    EDRS space network ready to go ahead

    SPACEWAR

    New DOD Space Policy Addresses Safety, Security, Access

    SPACEMART

    Europe to invest 12 bln euros in a new space Odyssey

    STELLAR CHEMISTRY

    Failed explosions explain most peculiar supernovae

    EXO LIFE

    Can life emerge on planets around cooling stars?

    SPACE SCOPES

    Snap the stars to see your photo on ESA portal

    East Riding Of Yorkshire Council Selects Ctrack For Specialist Vehicle Tracking Solution

    Final North American Alma Antenna Delivered

    Ukraine Presses Russia on Joint Space Launch Program

    University of Glasgow and Clyde Space set to put brakes on space junk problem

    Planck discovers filament of hot gas linking two galaxy clusters

    Satellite photo shows odd cloud phenomenon

    SES' Astra 2F Satellite Starts Operations

    At Helsinki's Slush, start-ups 'speed date' for financing

    Life on Mars? Maybe not. NASA rows back on findings

    S. Korea rocket launch set for Nov 29

    Defying money crunch, Europe sets new goals in space

    France, Germany compromise on Ariane launcher: minister

    UK Secures Billion Pound Package For Space Investment

    Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

    Curiosity Team May Reveal Major Discovery Soon

    Pleiades 1B is ready for integration in the payload "stack" for Arianespace's next Soyuz mission

    Germany consolidates its position in European space

    Mexsat Bicentenario is delivered to French Guiana for its December launch on Ariane 5

    Israel reports success in new missile defence test

    Hamas arsenal hit but rocket know-how intact

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