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December 20, 2012
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Shot Away from its Companion, Giant Star Makes Waves
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Like a ship plowing through still waters, the giant star Zeta Ophiuchi is speeding through space, making waves in the dust ahead. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured a dramatic, infrared portrait of these glowing waves, also known as a bow shock. Astronomers theorize that this star was once sitting pretty next to a companion star even heftier than itself. But when that star died in a fiery explosion, Zeta Ophiuchi was kicked away and sent flying. Zeta Ophiuchi, which is 20 times more ... read more
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TIME AND SPACE

How white dwarfs mimic black holes
A remarkable observation by astronomers from the University of Southampton has been published in one of the world's foremost astrophysics research journals. The research by Professor Phil Char ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Southampton researchers find a glitch' in pulsar 'glitch' theory
Researchers from the University of Southampton have called in to question a 40 year-old theory explaining the periodic speeding up or 'glitching' of pulsars. A pulsar is a highly magnetised ro ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Monster Black Holes
The black hole at the center of this galaxy is part of a survey of 18 of the biggest black holes in the universe. This large elliptical galaxy is in the center of the galaxy cluster PKS 0745-19, whi ... more
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SOLAR SCIENCE

Turbulent eddies may warm the solar wind
The Sun ejects a continuous flow of electrically charged particles and magnetic fields in the form of the solar wind. One of the long-standing puzzles of solar physics is that the solar wind is hott ... more


STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Astronomers identify the stellar patrons of the Milky Way bar
Forget the restaurant at the end of the Universe - astronomers now have the clearest understanding yet of the bar at the center of the Milky Way. Scientists with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey I ... more
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SPACE SCOPES

The Webb Telescope's Holiday Package
This photo shows the James Webb Space Telescope's "IEC" all wrapped up in a thermal blanket, and looking like a holiday package at a cleanroom in NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. ... more
SPACE SCOPES

The Herschel Space Observatory needs you
An astronomer from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is leading a global study to help find holes in dust clouds. Professor Derek Ward-Thompson has been joined by astronomers who us ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Lockheed Martin receives $19 million THAAD contract modification

Iran says 'nuclear spy' arrested, bailed

Iran deploys long-range missiles to Fordo nuclear site

Wheels up for China's new aero-engine group

China's H-6K bomber to be showcased at first public event

Obama, Erdogan to meet Sunday in China on G20 sidelines: WHouse

Kerry to meet India's leaders after defence pact sealed

VSAT NEWS

GOGO Inks Major Capacity Deal With SES To Launch Transatlantic Aeronautical Broadband Service
Gogo, a leader in in-flight connectivity, and global satellite operator SES has announced the signature of milestone capacity and ground support agreements to deliver Gogo broadband services aboard ... more
VSAT NEWS

Gilat Expands Military Customer Portfolio with Southeast Asian Navy Contract
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. has been selected by a Southeast Asian Navy to upgrade its ground operations with IP-based satellite communications system. As part of the contract, Gilat will de ... more
STATION NEWS

Three astronauts blast off for ISS in Russian craft
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts blasted off on Wednesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan bound for the International Space Station (ISS). ... more
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New Trio Launches to Join Expedition 34
Three new crew members are on their way to join their Expedition 34 crewmates aboard the International Space Station. They launched aboard the Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft at 7:12 a.m. EST (6:12 p.m. Ba ... more
EXO WORLDS

Nearby star is good candidate for Earth-like planets
Tau Ceti, one of our closest stars, is a good candidate for hosting an Earth-like planet, astronomers reported on Wednesday. ... more
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SPACE MEDICINE

Health Concerns Could Ground Citizen Astronauts
A group of former NASA executives plans to offer excursions to the moon to anyone who can afford the $1.4-million-dollar-per-couple ticket price. Golden Spike Co. is the latest private company ... more
SATURN DAILY

From Cassini for the Holidays: A Splendor Seldom Seen
Just in time for the holidays, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn for more than eight years now, has delivered another glorious, backlit view of the planet Saturn and its rings. ... more
MARSDAILY

Curiosity Rover Explores 'Yellowknife Bay'
The NASA Mars rover Curiosity this week is driving within a shallow depression called "Yellowknife Bay," providing information to help researchers choose a rock to drill. Using Curiosity's per ... more
MARSDAILY
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MARSDAILY
Curiosity Rover Explores 'Yellowknife Bay'

Charitum Montes: a cratered winter wonderland

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MARSDAILY
TDRS-K Arrives at Kennedy for Launch Processing

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Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

SPACE TRAVEL

Sierra Nevada Corporation Selected by NASA to Receive Human Spaceflight Certification Products Contract
Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems is pleased to announce that its Dream Chaser Space System Program has been selected by NASA's Commercial Crew Program to receive a Certification Produ ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Rocketdyne Reaches Milestone for J-2X powerpack
Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed the last hot-fire test on the J-2X powerpack - an important step toward development of America's next rocket engine designed for human spaceflight ... more
SPACEMART

Boeing Ships 3rd Intelsat 702MP Satellite for Launch
The third of four 702 Medium Power (MP) satellites that Boeing [NYSE: BA] is manufacturing for Intelsat S.A., the world's leading provider of satellite services, arrived at the Long Beach, Calif., h ... more
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Penn Metamaterials Experts Show a Way to Reduce Electrons' Effective Mass to Nearly Zero
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Boeing Delivers 2 Nanosatellites to US Air Force

SPACE TRAVEL

TDRS-K Arrives at Kennedy for Launch Processing

TECH SPACE

Berkeley Lab Scientists Developing Quick Way to ID People Exposed to Ionizing Radiation

EARTH OBSERVATION

China launches Turkish EO satellite

ROCKET SCIENCE

Beating Heart of J-2X Engine Finishes Year of Testing

ROBO SPACE

CU-Boulder team develops swarm of pingpong ball-sized robots

EXO WORLDS

Venus transit and lunar mirror could help astronomers find worlds around other stars

LAUNCH PAD

Payload integration complete for final 2012 Ariane 5 mission

SPACEMART

Loral Continues Corporate Office Restructuring

SPACEMART

ESA's powerful new tracking station ready for service

Spatial FOG Released

Experiment Examining a SLICE of the Interstellar Medium

Math formula gives new glimpse into the magical mind of Ramanujan

Lights to combat astronaut insomnia

NASA probes crash into the moon

Raytheon wins DARPA contract to design new military imaging satellites

AEHF Team Completes Major Integration Milestone Ahead Of Schedule

S. Korea retrieves N. Korea rocket debris

Discovery of tiny fossil new to science

Russia to build new heavy ICBM by 2018 - Karakayev

Russia's Strategic Missile Forces global stability pillar

U.S. seeks double Israel missile funding

N. Korea satellite appears dead: scientist

Operation to "rescue" Yamal-402 a success

UI-led team confirms 'gusty winds' in space turbulence

Exploding star missing from formation of solar system

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

Rocket launch a timely lift for N. Korea leader

KAIST announced a major breakthrough in indoor positioning research

Europe launches major British military satellite

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