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December 31, 2012
EXO LIFE
The toughest animal on Earth...and in space!
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Dec 31, 2012
An animal that can live without water, resist extreme temperatures and strong radiation, and has survived the vacuum of space; that is a basic description of a Tardigrade. More commonly called the 'water bear', this tiny creature opens up fascinating new perspectives on the process of dehydration, which could be used to preserve food, but also vaccines and blood. Discovered two centuries ago, the first to describe the Tardigrade was German zoologist, Johann August Ephraim Goeze, who observed in 17 ... read more
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EXO WORLDS

A stray planet
Some time ago, scientists discovered that there are planets that do not rotate around any star, like the Earth rotates around the Sun, but "travel" in the universe all alone. Till now, scientists ha ... more
GPS NEWS

Researchers told to ward off navigation system interference
A high-ranking military official on Friday urged researchers to properly maintain China's home-grown navigation system so it can provide steady and reliable services for the country's economic devel ... more
GPS NEWS

China eyes greater market share for its GPS rival
China's domestically-produced navigation system aims to take 70 to 80 percent of the now GPS-dominated domestic market by 2020, a spokesman for the system said Thursday. We hope industries based on ... more
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MICROSAT BLITZ

PhoneSat: Smart, Small and Sassy
The fast-paced proliferation and popularity of mobile devices here on Earth, like smartphones loaded with powerful operating systems, will find a new niche marketa euros " this time in space, thanks ... more


SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Eyes a Wanderer Dancing the Dance of Stars and Space
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provides us this week with a spectacular image of the bright star-forming ring that surrounds the heart of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097. In this image, the l ... more
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CubeSats, SmallSats and MicroSats
STATION NEWS

Expedition 34 Ready to Ring in New Year
The new Expedition 34 trio of Flight Engineers Chris Hadfield, Roman Romanenko and Tom Marshburn wrapped up its first full week aboard the International Space Station on Friday. They along with Comm ... more
SPACE SCOPES

An Image Gallery Gift from NASA's Swift
Of the three telescopes carried by NASA's Swift satellite, only one captures cosmic light at energies similar to those seen by the human eye. Although small by the standards of ground-based observat ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
DARPA's XS-1 Spaceplane

Computing a secret, unbreakable key

NATO finalises military build-up to counter Russia

Call to minimize drone impact on wildlife

From legend to history: China turns to mythical emperor

Iran calls for 'more concrete' US action on sanctions

Taiwan's Tsai calls for 'positive dialogue' with Beijing

MARSDAILY

ARCA will test the parachutes for the ExoMars spacecraft
ARCA and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a 1,1 mil. $ contract for the ExoMars, High Altitude Drop Test - Balloon Flight Services Program (HADT-BFS). During the contract, ARCA will contribute ... more
VSAT NEWS

KVH Doubles Capacity for Caribbean Region of mini-VSAT Broadband Network
Staying ahead of the bandwidth demands for its rapidly growing customer base, KVH Industries has just doubled the capacity of its mini-VSAT Broadband network in the busy Caribbean region. The capaci ... more
ROBO SPACE

Explore Your Curiosity with New Rover-Themed Badge on Foursquare
NASA and the mobile application Foursquare have teamed up to help you unlock your scientific curiosity with a new rover-themed Curiosity Explorer badge. Users of the Foursquare social media platform ... more
Solar systems for home and business
Solar systems for home and business
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LAUNCH PAD

Russian rocket launch rescheduled
A postponed Russian rocket launch has been rescheduled for Jan. 15, the Russian Space Forces said. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

China's Chengdu aiming to be world's next Silicon Valley
Entrepreneurs in China's southwest are dreaming of turning the city of Chengdu into the world's next Silicon Valley as the government encourages more investment outside the booming coastal regions. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Study Helps Explain Sea Ice Differences at Earth's Poles

Virginia Tech researchers in the Antarctic discover new facets of space weather

Global data shows inverse relationship, shift in human use of fire

Ocean pollution science focusing on the fragmentation of plastic waste

A global early warning system for infectious diseases

Squids on the rise as oceans change

A history of snowfall on Greenland, hidden in ancient leaf waxes

MARSDAILY

Curiosity Rover Takes Detailed Self-Portrait on Mars
A series of photos taken by NASA's Curiosity and combined into a single composite picture offer a rare, detailed glimpse of the rover patrolling the surface of Mars on a rocky terrain with its targe ... more
GPS NEWS

Beidou's unique services attractive to Chinese companies
Although Beidou is a latecomer in the world's navigation market, Chinese companies have set their eyes on the unique services provided by the system. Beidou's hybrid orbit increases the number ... more
EARLY EARTH

Ups and downs of biodiversity after mass extinction
The climate after the largest mass extinction so far 252 million years ago was cool, later very warm and then cool again. Thanks to the cooler temperatures, the diversity of marine fauna ballooned, ... more
EARLY EARTH
Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

NASA probes crash into the moon


EARLY EARTH
Russia May Join ExoMars Project in Q1 2013

ARCA will test the parachutes for the ExoMars spacecraft

Working Through the Holidays


EARLY EARTH
China's Chengdu aiming to be world's next Silicon Valley

Satellite highs, suspension lows for Indian space sector in 2012

NASA Puts Orion Backup Parachutes to the Test


EARLY EARTH
Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

LAUNCH PAD

Investigation into Proton Launch Anomaly Continues as Root Cause is being Evaluated
The Russian Commission, convened by Khrunichev, continues its investigation and is preparing a report concerning the root cause of the December 8th ILS Proton launch anomaly with the Yamal 402 satel ... more
GPS NEWS

Beidou helps put region on the map
The Beidou navigation system began providing services for civilians in the Asia-Pacific region on Thursday. After going through a one-year trial operation and adding six more satellites in 201 ... more
STATION NEWS

Station Crew Ringing in New Year
The six Expedition 34 crew members aboard the International Space Station are seeing out the old year and ringing in the new one as they orbit 260 miles above the Earth. Their home in space marked a ... more
ICE WORLD

Study shows rapid warming on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
In a discovery that raises further concerns about the future contribution of Antarctica to sea level rise, a new study finds that the western part of the ice sheet is experiencing nearly twice as mu ... more
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ICE WORLD

CryoSat hits land

ABOUT US

Fluctuating environment may have driven human evolution

AEROSPACE

NASA Is With You When You Fly

ICE WORLD

Antarctic science drill project called off

SPACEWAR

China launches rival GPS satellite system

ROCKET SCIENCE

Russia to Launch New Light Class Carrier Rocket in 2013

ROCKET SCIENCE

Russia upgrading booster rocket for NASA manned missions

ROCKET SCIENCE

Russia Designs New Spaceship

TECH SPACE

Liquid crystal research, future applications advance

PHYSICS NEWS

Chinese scientists find evidence for speed of gravity

China launches Beidou as rival to GPS

Russian Rocket will launch Scotland's First Satellite

China forms key lab for cryogenic propellant

Sun online

Russia Launches $70 Bln Space Program for 2013-2020

Investigation into Proton Launch Anomaly Continues as Root Cause is being Evaluated

SKorea retrieves NKorean rocket engine debris

Working Through the Holidays

Russia May Join ExoMars Project in Q1 2013

UKube-1 Signs up for Launch and Completes Thermal Vacuum Testing

Satellite highs, suspension lows for Indian space sector in 2012

Space Export Control Reform Passes House and Senate

Energia Rejects Space Industry Engine Holding Idea

Hubble Eyes the Needle Galaxy

WMAP Team Releases Final Results, Based on Nine Years of Observations

A New State of Venus's Atmosphere

NASA's Space Launch System Core Stage Passes Major Milestone, Ready to Start Construction

All Systems Go for Highest Altitude Supercomputer

Russia designs new types of intercontinental missiles

Autonomous Landing Hazard Avoidance Technology

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