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December 13, 2012
ROCKET SCIENCE
Fast20XX research project - ideas for travelling at hypersonic speed
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Dec 13, 2012
The vision is enticing - board in Europe, sit back, and disembark 90 minutes later on the other side of the world, in Australia. But before the SpaceLiner, which is being developed by the Institute of Space Systems at the German Aerospace Center, can fly a route like this for the first time, new technologies still have to be tested and basic requirements defined. Scientists from Germany, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Sweden have been carrying out research ... 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

North Korea launches long-range rocket
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. ... more
MARSDAILY

Curiosity Rover Nearing Yellowknife Bay
The NASA Mars rover Curiosity drove 63 feet (19 meters) northeastward early Monday, Dec. 10, approaching a step down into a slightly lower area called "Yellowknife Bay," where researchers intend to ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Student Team Provides Real-Time Video of Asteroid Toutatis
An asteroid that some day might threaten Earth is passing relatively close by on the night of December 11-12, and its gliding path among the stars will be tracked by a team of high-school students a ... more


SATURN DAILY

Cassini Spots Mini Nile River on Saturn Moon
Scientists with NASA's Cassini mission have spotted what appears to be a miniature, extraterrestrial likeness of Earth's Nile River: a river valley on Saturn's moon Titan that stretches more than 20 ... more
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TIME AND SPACE

New knowledge about the remarkable properties of black holes
Black holes are surrounded by many mysteries, but now researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, have come up with new groundbreaking theories that can explain several of their propert ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Shadows on ice: Proba-1 images Concordia south polar base
ESA's Earth-observing microsatellite Proba-1 has glimpsed one of the loneliest places on Earth - Concordia research base in the heart of Antarctica. This image was acquired by the High-Resolution Ca ... 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

IRON AND ICE

Big Asteroid Tumbles Harmlessly Past Earth
This week, NASA's Goldstone radar is tracking a large asteroid as it passes by Earth, and obtaining images of unprecedented clarity. "At closest approach on Dec. 12th, asteroid 4179 Toutatis will be ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Greedy black hole discovered in Andromeda
Studying the Andromeda galaxy with ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray space observatory, astronomers have discovered a new bright X-ray source that hosts a stellar-mass black hole accreting mass at a very high ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

An Older Vega: New Insights About The Star All Others Are Measured By
Vega, a star astronomers have used as a touchstone to measure other stars' brightness for thousands of years, may be more than 200 million years older than previously thought. That's according to ne ... more
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TECH SPACE

XTAR Wins $8 Million In New Business
XTAR has announced that it has gained a significant segment of the growing airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (AISR) market over the last 12 months. These contracts represent mo ... more
TECH SPACE

Thales Makes Second Attempt to Adjust Yamal Orbit
Specialists from Thales Alenia Space carried out on Tuesday a second out of four scheduled maneuvers to bring the Yamal-402 satellite into its designated orbit, Russia's Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) ... 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

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
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
LAUNCH PAD
Apollo's Lunar Dust Data Being Restored

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NASA's GRAIL Creates Most Accurate Moon Gravity Map


LAUNCH PAD
Charitum Montes: a cratered winter wonderland

Opportunity Continues Rock Studies

Curiosity Rover Nearing Yellowknife Bay


LAUNCH PAD
China patent office becomes world's largest: WIPO

What happens to plant growth when you remove gravity?

What trends will take upper hand in space exploration?


LAUNCH PAD
Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

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
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
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
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    Unvieling diffuse x-ray emission from nearby galaxies

    TIME AND SPACE

    Do we live in a computer simulation? UW researchers say idea can be tested

    STELLAR CHEMISTRY

    NASA Astrobiology Institute Shows How Wide Binary Stars Form

    STELLAR CHEMISTRY

    Nearby star much older than thought

    EARTH OBSERVATION

    Wildfires Light Up Western Australia

    MOON DAILY

    Apollo's Lunar Dust Data Being Restored

    SPACE TRAVEL

    To reach final frontier, NASA can't go it alone: analysts

    SPACE TRAVEL

    What happens to plant growth when you remove gravity?

    RUSSIAN SPACE

    Russia and Kazakhstan to run Baikonur together

    DEEP IMPACT

    Rock Comet Meteor Shower

    Environmental satellite produces first photo of Earth

    Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test

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

    Little Telescope Spies Gigantic Galaxy Clusters

    Charitum Montes: a cratered winter wonderland

    Search for life extends to the stars

    Opportunity Continues Rock Studies

    Chandra Observes Ring Galaxy NGC 922

    Russia works to fix satellite's off-target orbit

    British astronomer Patrick Moore dead aged 89

    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

    NTU's 'sense-ational' invention helps underwater vessels navigate with ease

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