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January 03, 2013
TIME AND SPACE
Magnetic fields created before the first stars
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jan 04, 2013
Magnets have practically become everyday objects. Earlier on, however, the universe consisted only of nonmagnetic elements and particles. Just how the magnetic forces came into existence has been researched by Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schlickeiser at the Institute of Theoretical Physics of the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum. In the journal Physical Review Letters, he describes a new mechanism for the magnetisation of the universe even before the emergence of the first stars. b>No permanent magnets in th ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Three key ISRO centres get new chiefs
The state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has appointed three new directors for its various operational centres at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu and spacepor ... more
SPACE SCOPES

A Eulogy to Herschel
With its 2160 liters of liquid helium about to run out, the Herschel Space Observatory will, by the end of March, become just another piece of space junk. In January's Physics World, Steve Eal ... more
CONSTELLATIONS

Globalstar Secures $30 Million Capital Raise With Terrapin Opportunity, L.P.
Globalstar, Inc. (GSAT) has obtained a committed issuer managed equity financing facility under which it may from time to time sell up to $30.0 million of its voting common stock to Terrapin Opportu ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Galactic geysers fuelled by star stuff
Enormous outflows of charged particles from the centre of our Galaxy, stretching more than halfway across the sky and moving at supersonic speeds, have been detected and mapped with CSIRO's 64-m Par ... more


SPACE MEDICINE

Station Spinal Ultrasounds Seeking Why Astronauts Grow Taller in Space
Did you ever wish you could be just a teensy bit taller? Well, if you spend a few months in space, you could get your wish - temporarily. It is a commonly known fact that astronauts living aboard t ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Dawn races into 2013 on target for Ceres
Dawn concludes 2012 almost 13,000 times farther from Vesta than it began the year. At that time, it was in its lowest orbit, circling the alien world at an average altitude of only 210 kilometers (1 ... more
LAUNCH PAD

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Applauds the Passage of a Government Risk-Sharing Regime Extension for the Space Launch Industry
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation has thanked Members of Congress for the extension of government risk-sharing for commercial launch companies. A bill to extend the current framework for o ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

3 countries eye pooled acquisition, operation of airlifters

China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

Poland orders more Norwegian missiles

Clock ticking on Mistral decision, Russia tells France

Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt

TECH SPACE

COM DEV wins commercial contract from MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates
COM DEV International Ltd has been awarded an Authorization to Proceed (ATP) contract from MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates to work on a project to deliver Ku-band and Ka-band multiplexers, switch ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Quadrantids Create Year's First Meteor Shower
Tonight (Jan. 2-3) is the peak of the 2013 Quadrantid meteor shower. Best viewing will be in the northern hemisphere, but the shower can be seen at latitudes north of 51 degrees south. Meteor rates ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Our Galaxy's "geysers" are towers of power
"Monster" outflows of charged particles from the centre of our Galaxy, stretching more than halfway across the sky, have been detected and mapped with CSIRO's 64-m Parkes radio telescope. The outflo ... more
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PHYSICS NEWS

Bochum physicist calculates field strengths in the early universe
Magnets have practically become everyday objects. Earlier on, however, the universe consisted only of nonmagnetic elements and particles. Just how the magnetic forces came into existence has been re ... more
EXO WORLDS

ALMA Shows How Young Star and Planets Grow Simultaneously
Astronomers have used the ALMA telescope to get their first glimpse of a fascinating stage of star formation in which planets forming around a young star are helping the star itself continue to grow ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Lives of danger, poverty on Philippines' typhoon coast

Ecuador returning German money in environment row

Major U.S. cities have passed the 'tipping point' for sea level rise, according to a new study

Umbrellas banned during China's Presidential visit to Macau

A series of tremors has Florence concerned for its 'David'

More research links pollution exposure during pregnancy to autism

Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears

EARTH OBSERVATION

Mission Accomplished for Landsat 5
Today the U.S. Geological Survey announced that Landsat 5 will be decommissioned over the coming months, bringing to a close the longest-operating Earth observing satellite mission in history. ... more
MARSDAILY

'Spiky' rovers could explore martian moon
U.S. researches say autonomous rovers exploring moons and asteroids could be a significant step toward a human mission to Mars. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Rokot Launch Set for January 15
The launch of a Rokot carrier rocket, postponed indefinitely in early December over technical issues, is scheduled for January 15, Russian Space Forces spokesman Col. Alexei Zolotukhin said on Satur ... more
LAUNCH PAD
Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

NASA probes crash into the moon


LAUNCH PAD
'Spiky' rovers could explore martian moon

ARCA will test the parachutes for the ExoMars spacecraft

Curiosity Rover Takes Detailed Self-Portrait on Mars


LAUNCH PAD
China's Chengdu aiming to be world's next Silicon Valley

NASA's Destination Station Exhibit Opens In Mesa, Arizona

NASA Puts Orion Backup Parachutes to the Test


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Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

SPACE MEDICINE

Houston, we have another problem
As if space travel was not already filled with enough dangers, now a new in the journal PLOS ONE shows that cosmic radiation could accelerate the onset of Alzheimer's disease. "Galactic cosmic radia ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Super-Tiger Stalks Cosmic Rays In Antarctica
Grade-school science teachers sometimes hand out "mystery boxes" containing ramps, barriers and a loose marble. By rotating the boxes and feeling the marble hang up or drop, the students try to dedu ... 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
EXO WORLDS

ALMA Sheds Light on Planet-Forming Gas Streams
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have seen a key stage in the birth of giant planets for the first time. Vast streams of gas are flowing across ... more
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  • EXO LIFE

    ASI, ISRO hold planetary science workshop

    IRON AND ICE

    Comet heads our way for celestial show in 2013

    MARSDAILY

    ARCA will test the parachutes for the ExoMars spacecraft

    SPACE SCOPES

    An Image Gallery Gift from NASA's Swift

    SPACE SCOPES

    Hubble Eyes a Wanderer Dancing the Dance of Stars and Space

    MICROSAT BLITZ

    PhoneSat: Smart, Small and Sassy

    EXO LIFE

    The toughest animal on Earth...and in space!

    EXO WORLDS

    A stray planet

    GPS NEWS

    Researchers told to ward off navigation system interference

    GPS NEWS

    China eyes greater market share for its GPS rival

    Clear New Year Skies for 2013

    NASA's Destination Station Exhibit Opens In Mesa, Arizona

    Space travel can accelerate Alzheimer's: US study

    Expedition 34 Ready to Ring in New Year

    KVH Doubles Capacity for Caribbean Region of mini-VSAT Broadband Network

    Explore Your Curiosity with New Rover-Themed Badge on Foursquare

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

    Curiosity Rover Takes Detailed Self-Portrait on Mars

    Beidou's unique services attractive to Chinese companies

    Ups and downs of biodiversity after mass extinction

    Beidou helps put region on the map

    Study shows rapid warming on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

    CryoSat hits land

    Fluctuating environment may have driven human evolution

    NASA Is With You When You Fly

    Antarctic science drill project called off

    China launches rival GPS satellite system

    U.S. 'seeks to sell Algeria spy satellite'

    Iran claims shooting down two US-made RQ-11 drones

    US drone strike kills Pakistani warlord: officials

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