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December 12, 2012
ROCKET SCIENCE
North Korea launches long-range rocket
Seoul (AFP) Dec 12, 2012
North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Wednesday, in defiance of UN sanctions threats over what Pyongyang's critics insist is a disguised ballistic missile test. "It (the rocket) has been launched," a South Korean defence ministry spokesman told AFP without elaborating further. The Yonhap news agency, citing a government source, said the rocket had taken off from the Sohae satellite launch centre at 9:51 am (0051 GMT) and was immediately detected by navy vessels deployed by Seoul in the Yel ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Hat Trick for X-37B
The third launch of the US Air Force's X-37B robot spaceplane opens new challenges to this robust spacecraft. For the first time, an X-37B mission is underway with a used vehicle. The spaceplane tha ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

US sends futuristic plane back into space
The United States on Tuesday launched for the third time its futuristic X-37B spacecraft, a small and pilotless plane that experts believe could open a new realm of espionage. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

China patent office becomes world's largest: WIPO
China's patent office for the first time became the world's largest last year, as the number of global patent filings continued to grow despite the sluggish economy, the UN's intellectual property agency said Tuesday. ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

ULA Launch Monopoly to End
On May 2, 2005, Boeing and Lockheed Martin announced their intention to form a joint venture called the United Launch Alliance (ULA), combining the production, engineering, test and launch operation ... more


EXO LIFE

Mining ancient ores for clues to early life
An analysis of sulfide ore deposits from one of the world's richest base-metal mines confirms that oxygen levels were extremely low on Earth 2.7 billion years ago, but also shows that microbes were ... more
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TECH SPACE

Russia saves satellite after launch glitch
A Russian satellite that failed to achieve its intended orbit after separating from a launch rocket early has been lifted to the proper altitude, officials say. ... more
SPACE SCOPES

Hubble's Glitter galaxy: The ESO 318-13 galaxy
The brilliant cascade of stars through the middle of this image is the galaxy ESO 318-13 as seen by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Despite being located millions of light-years from Earth, the ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US agrees deal to buy 43 more F-35 fighters: Pentagon

India's Modi pledges to modernise Vietnam's defences

NATO chief wants strong defence as basis for ties with Russia

India plans to build 6 submarines

US eyes cyber 'deterrence' to stop hackers

Engineers Harvest and Print Parts for New Breed of Aircraft

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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Fermi Improves its Vision for Thunderstorm Gamma-Ray Flashes
Thanks to improved data analysis techniques and a new operating mode, the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) aboard NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is now 10 times ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Unvieling diffuse x-ray emission from nearby galaxies
NASA will launch an astrophysics mission to study the Diffuse X-ray emission from the Local galaxy (DXL) December 9 from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The goal of this flight is ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Do we live in a computer simulation? UW researchers say idea can be tested
A decade ago, a British philosopher put forth the notion that the universe we live in might in fact be a computer simulation run by our descendants. While that seems far-fetched, perhaps even incomp ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

NASA Astrobiology Institute Shows How Wide Binary Stars Form
Using computer simulations, scientists from the NASA Astrobiology Institute team at the University of Hawaii are shedding light on a question that has challenged astronomers for years: What causes w ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Nearby star much older than thought
The star Vega, used as a "yardstick" to gage other stars' brightness for thousands of years, may be much older than previously thought, U.S. astronomers say. ... more
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New insights into the physics of space weather

Copernicus operations secured until 2021

World losing 2,000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage

ECOSTRESS Will Monitor Plant Health

Study uses DNA sequences to look back in time at plant evolution

Salt-loving plants key to sustainable food production

China Launches New Satellite Via Orbital Carrier Rocket

EARTH OBSERVATION

Wildfires Light Up Western Australia
Careful observers of the new "Black Marble" images of Earth at night released this week by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have noticed bright areas in the western part ... more
MOON DAILY

Apollo's Lunar Dust Data Being Restored
Forty years after the last Apollo spacecraft launched, the science from those missions continues to shape our view of the moon. In one of the latest developments, readings from the Apollo 14 and 15 ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

To reach final frontier, NASA can't go it alone: analysts
If NASA wants to help humans boldly go where no man has gone before, the US space agency must work with other countries, say experts who fear budget constraints will keep astronauts stuck on Earth. ... more
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Apollo's Lunar Dust Data Being Restored

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SPACE TRAVEL
Charitum Montes: a cratered winter wonderland

Opportunity Continues Rock Studies

Orbiter Spies Where Rover's Cruise Stage Hit Mars


SPACE TRAVEL
China patent office becomes world's largest: WIPO

What happens to plant growth when you remove gravity?

Scientists say NASA's budget inadequate for its goals


SPACE TRAVEL
Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

SPACE TRAVEL

What happens to plant growth when you remove gravity?
It is well known that plant growth patterns are influenced by a variety of stimuli, gravity being one amongst many. On Earth plant roots exhibit characteristic behaviours called 'waving' and 'skewin ... more
RUSSIAN SPACE

Russia and Kazakhstan to run Baikonur together
Russia and Kazakhstan are reestablishing the intergovernmental commission on the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The commission will be headed by the deputy prime ministers of the two countries who will have t ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Rock Comet Meteor Shower
Every year in mid-December, astronomers look up in the sky and witness a mystery. It announces itself with a flurry of shooting stars. For several nights in a row, dozens to hundreds of meteors per ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Environmental satellite produces first photo of Earth
China's first synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite for environmental monitoring has produced its first "clear, coherent and informative" image of Earth, authorities said Monday. The satell ... more
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  • TECH SPACE

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    STATION NEWS

    Medical Ops, Fan Checks for Space Crew; New Trio Checks Soyuz

    SPACE SCOPES

    Little Telescope Spies Gigantic Galaxy Clusters

    MARSDAILY

    Charitum Montes: a cratered winter wonderland

    EXO LIFE

    Search for life extends to the stars

    MARSDAILY

    Opportunity Continues Rock Studies

    SPACE SCOPES

    Chandra Observes Ring Galaxy NGC 922

    LAUNCH PAD

    Russia works to fix satellite's off-target orbit

    SKY NIGHTLY

    British astronomer Patrick Moore dead aged 89

    MOON DAILY

    To the moon and back for less than 2 billion dollars

    What is Creating Gullies on Vesta?

    Secrets of universe revealed thanks to AF research complex

    X-ray vision can reveal the moment of birth of violent supernovae

    Speeding Space Junk Poses Risks for Spacecraft

    What trends will take upper hand in space exploration?

    Elbit Systems to Provide Space Camera for the Italian OPTSAT 3000 Observation Satellite

    Seeing stars, finding nukes: Radio telescopes can spot clandestine nuclear tests

    Galaxy-wide echoes from the past

    Geminid Meteor Shower Coming on December 13-14

    Khrunichev Completes Nauka Space Station Module

    The Bubble Nebula, observed with the new One Degree Imager Camera

    Wide Binary Stars: Long-Distance Stellar Relationships

    TRT Turk Selects SES To Reach Audiences In Sub-Saharan Africa

    Scientists say NASA's budget inadequate for its goals

    Six degrees of inclination

    Putin Urges CIS Countries to Join Glonass

    Astronomers Go Infrared to Map Brightest Galaxies in Universe

    Crowdsourcing the cosmos: Astronomers welcome all to identify star clusters in Andromeda galaxy

    Herschel and Keck take census of the invisible Universe

    Third Boeing GPS IIF Begins Operation After Early Handover to USAF

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