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December 04, 2012
MARSDAILY
Curiosity Shakes, Bakes, and Tastes Mars with SAM
Greenbelt, MD (SPX) Dec 04, 2012
NASA's Curiosity rover analyzed its first solid sample of Mars in Nov. with a variety of instruments, including the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite. Developed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., SAM is a portable chemistry lab tucked inside the Curiosity rover. SAM examines the chemistry of samples it ingests, checking particularly for chemistry relevant to whether an environment can support or could have supported life. The sample of Martian soil came fro ... read more
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MARSDAILY

NASA Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has used its full array of instruments to analyze Martian soil for the first time, and found a complex chemistry within the Martian soil. Water and sulfur and chlorine-co ... more
VENUSIAN HEAT

A new episode of active volcanism on Venus?
For decades, planetary scientists have debated whether Venus possesses active volcanoes. The latest twist to the tale is provided by data sent back from ESA's Venus Express orbiter, revealing unexpl ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Voyager 1 Encounters New Region in Deep Space
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region at the far reaches of our solar system that scientists feel is the final area the spacecraft has to cross before reaching interstellar space. ... more
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N. Korea installs rocket on launch pad: report
North Korea has installed the first stage of a long-range rocket it plans to launch this month in position, defying growing international calls to cancel the mission, a report said Monday. ... more


ROCKET SCIENCE

S. Korea postpones rocket launch to 2013: official
South Korea has postponed its third bid to put a satellite in orbit until next year, after a technical problem forced the cancellation of last week's scheduled launch, an official said Monday. ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

SciTechTalk: Media fixes for space junkies
Visitors to NASA's website are currently being greeted with a request for public input on how the space agency's site should look as the agency ponders a re-design. ... more
SPACE SCOPES

Testing the Fold: The James Webb Space Telescope's Sunshield
Engineers got a first-hand look at how the James Webb Space Telescope's sunshield would fold around the observatory while stored in the rocket that would take it to its orbit a million miles from Ea ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

TIME AND SPACE

The Beginning of Everything: A New Paradigm Shift for the Infant Universe
A new paradigm for understanding the earliest eras in the history of the universe has been developed by scientists at Penn State University. Using techniques from an area of modern physics called lo ... more
MOON DAILY

Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon
Chinese astronauts may get fresh vegetables and oxygen supplies by gardening in extraterrestrial bases in the future, an official said after a just-concluded lab experiment in Beijing. Deng Yi ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ

NASA's First Minisatellite Mission Comes to Successful End
After two successful years of on-orbit operations, NASA's Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology Satellite, or FASTSAT, mission is coming to an end. FASTSAT successfully demonstrated a capability ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Search for Life Suggests Solar Systems More Habitable than Ours
Scattered around the Milky Way are stars that resemble our own sun-but a new study is finding that any planets orbiting those stars may very well be hotter and more dynamic than Earth. That's ... more
GPS NEWS

Retired GIOVE-A satellite helps SSTL demonstrate first High Altitude GPS navigation fix
An experimental GPS receiver, built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), has successfully achieved a GPS position fix at 23,300km altitude - the first position fix above the GPS constellat ... more
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Mature forests store nitrogen in soil

Brisbane Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids

Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change

New Insights on Carbonic Acid in Water

Some scientists share better than others

Global consumption driving tropical deforestation

EXO WORLDS

Brown Dwarfs May Grow Rocky Planets
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have for the first time found that the outer region of a dusty disk encircling a brown dwarf contains millimeter-sized solid ... more
TIME AND SPACE

European research agencies create sustainable entity for astroparticle physics
European funding agencies for astroparticle physics have celebrated the successful work of the ASPERA European funded network and the launch of the newly founded APPEC, the Astroparticle Physics Eur ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace Lofts Pleiades 1B Using Soyuz Medium-lift launcher
The maturity of Arianespace's Soyuz launch system at French Guiana - and its confirmed role as a full-fledged member of the company's launcher family - were demonstrated once again by tonight's succ ... more
LAUNCH PAD
Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon

WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock

China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year


LAUNCH PAD
Opportunity Gets to Work on Interesting Rock Targets

Regional Dust Storm Dissipating

NASA Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples


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Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

MARSDAILY

Opportunity Gets to Work on Interesting Rock Targets
Opportunity, after completing 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, ha ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Japan confesses data breach on Epsilon rocket
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has reported a possible data breach on its first Epsilon solid-fueled rocket, Kyodo news agency says. Spyware was found on one of the agency's per ... more
TECH SPACE

Schriever squadrons assure safe passage in space domain
Members of the 1st and 7th Space Operations Squadrons took notice when an upper stage Russian rocket disintegrated in low earth orbit Oct. 16. The break up introduced an estimated 500 pieces of debr ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

J-2X - Back in the Saddle Again
A J-2X power pack assembly burns brightly during a hot fire test Nov. 27 at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Engineers pulled the assembly from the test stand in September to install addi ... more
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    Prototype Crew Access Arm Seal Tested for Orion

    SOLAR SCIENCE

    Australia unveils telescope to warn of solar flares

    MOON DAILY

    WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock

    TIME AND SPACE

    Texas Astronomers Measure Most Massive, Most Unusual Black Hole

    ROBO SPACE

    Robot buddy to keep Japan astronaut company

    EXO WORLDS

    Astronomers report startling find on planet formation

    STELLAR CHEMISTRY

    Record-Setting X-ray Jet Discovered

    MERCURY RISING

    Spacecraft Finds New Evidence for Water Ice on Mercury

    SPACE SCOPES

    Video Hails Arrival of Two Different Webb Telescope Mirrors

    The Biggest Breakthrough In Propulsion Since The Jet Engine

    Asteroid dust from space

    Biggest Black Hole Blast Discovered

    Opportunity Gets To Work On Interesting Rock

    Japan Schedules Radar Satellite Launch

    A Sky Full of Planets

    Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

    Spacewalks on agenda for new space crew

    Large ice deposits found on planet nearest the sun

    Space Station to reposition for science

    Do missing Jupiters mean massive comet belts?

    Nine Radar Images of Asteroid 2007 PA8

    Dust Grains Highlight the Path to Planet Formation

    Sri Lanka partners Chinese communication satellite

    NASA Technologists Test 'Game-Changing' Data-Processing Technology

    Why Study Plants in Space?

    NASA Seeks Concepts For Innovative Uses Of Large Space Telescopes

    Regional Dust Storm Dissipating

    Low-mass planets make good neighbours for debris discs

    First Catapult Launch of X-47B Unmanned Aircraft Launched

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