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January 09, 2013
EXO WORLDS
Exocomets may be as common as exoplanets
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jan 09, 2013
Comets trailing wispy tails across the night sky are a beautiful byproduct of our solar system's formation, icy leftovers from 4.6 billion years ago when the planets coalesced from rocky rubble. The discovery by astronomers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Clarion University in Pennsylvania of six likely comets around distant stars suggests that comets - dubbed "exocomets" - are just as common in other stellar systems with planets. Though only one of the 10 stars now thought to ... read more
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EXO WORLDS

At Least One in Six Stars Has an Earth-sized Planet
The quest for a twin Earth is heating up. Using NASA's Kepler spacecraft, astronomers are beginning to find Earth-sized planets orbiting distant stars. A new analysis of Kepler data shows that about ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Massive outburst in neighbor galaxy surprises astronomers
The surprising discovery of a massive outburst in a neighboring galaxy is giving astronomers a tantalizing look at what likely is a powerful belch by a gorging black hole at the galaxy's center. The ... more
MARSDAILY

Simulated mission to Mars reveals critical data about sleep needs for astronauts
In the first study of its kind, a team of researchers led by faculty at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Baylor College of Medicine, has analyzed data on the ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Asteroid Impact Delivered Carbon To Giant Asteroid Vesta
Dark material seen on the giant asteroid Vesta by instruments on NASA's Dawn spacecraft was likely emplaced by the low-speed impact of a carbon-based asteroid, according to research described in a n ... more


EXO WORLDS

Within 'Habitable Zone,' More Planets than We Knew
The number of known places in our galaxy theoretically hospitable to life may be significantly greater than previously thought, according to new research. Researchers with Planet Hunters are reporti ... more
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EXO WORLDS

15 New Planets Hint At "Traffic Jam" Of Moons In Habitable Zone
Volunteers from the Planethunters.org website, part of the Oxford University-led Zooniverse project, have discovered 15 new planet candidates orbiting in the habitable zones of other stars. Ad ... more
MARSDAILY

Lockheed Martin Delivered Core Structure For First GOES-R Satellite
Lockheed Martin delivered the core structure for the first in a series of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s next-generation geostationary weather satellites to the company ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Air Force to launch new surveillance satellites

The X-Gen Men at 1600 and Number 10

IBM's Watson advises US soldiers on life after service

This time for the PLA: Chinese army shows off dancing robots

Saab buys ThyssenKrupp's Swedish submarine shipyard

Rising civilian deaths fuel outrage in Pakistan offensive

USAF orders ground approach radar for Saudi Arabia

EARTH OBSERVATION

TerraSAR-X image of the month - the coastal cliffs of Christmas Island
Captain William Mynors was not particularly creative as he sailed past a remote island in the Indian Ocean on the 'Royal Mary', a ship belonging to the British East India Company, on 25 December 164 ... more
TECH SPACE

LEON: the space chip that Europe built
Just like home computers, the sophisticated capabilities of today's space missions are made possible by the power of their processor chips. ESA's coming Alphasat telecom satellite, the Proba-V micro ... more
EXO WORLDS

Kepler Gets a Little Help From Its Friends
More than 2,300 exoplanet candidate discoveries have made it the most prolific planet hunter in history. But even NASA's Kepler mission needs a little help from its friends. Enter the Kepler follow- ... more
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SPACEMART

US urged to relax satellite export restrictions
The Ministry of Commerce expressed concern after the United States kept a tight rein on the export of satellites and related items to China, and a senior China-US trade expert urged Washington to dr ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System now serving newest mission
Raytheon Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Common Ground System (CGS) recently added the Japanese Space Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Global Change Observation Mission 1 satellite to its growing lis ... more
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New water balance calculation for the Dead Sea

Sharks are Collateral Damage in Commercial Fishing

Size and age of plants impact their productivity more than climate

NASA Starts Campaign To Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle

Has Antarctic sea ice expansion been overestimated?

NRL Reveals New Meteorological Insight into Mid-Level Clouds

Global warming 'pause' reflects natural fluctuation

SATURN DAILY

Frozen hydrocarbon ice on Titan's oceans?
Blocks of hydrocarbon ice might be floating on the surface of existing lakes and seas of liquid hydrocarbon on Saturn's moon Titan, U.S. researchers say. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace says 2012 sales leapt by 30%
The European space launch company Arianespace said Tuesday that 2012 sales rose 30 percent and forecast that it would dominate Russian and US rivals this year with a market share of more than 60 percent. ... more
EXO WORLDS

'17 billion' Earth-sized planets in Milky Way: study
The Milky Way contains at least 17 billion planets the size of Earth, and likely many more, according to a study out Monday that raises the chances of discovering a sister planet to ours. ... more
EXO WORLDS
Mission would drag asteroid to the moon

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride


EXO WORLDS
Lockheed Martin Delivered Core Structure For First GOES-R Satellite

Simulated mission to Mars reveals critical data about sleep needs for astronauts

Ancient Water-rich Meteorite Linked to Martian Crust


EXO WORLDS
Captain's log: real space chat for Star Trek crew

2012 in Polish space activities

Congress Approves Bill Supporting Human Space Exploration


EXO WORLDS
Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

MARSDAILY

India scales down experimental flying payloads for exploring Mars
India has scaled down its flying experimental payloads for exploring the Mars by reducing the payload from 25 kg to 15 kg, local media reported on Sunday. The Mars Orbiter Mission, expected to ... more
EXO WORLDS

Astrophysicists find wide binary stars wreak havoc in planetary systems
An international team of astrophysicists has shown that planetary systems with very distant binary stars are particularly susceptible to violent disruptions, more so than if they had stellar compani ... more
ECLIPSES

The syzygy season of 2012
The end of the world - mis-predicted from the Mayan calendar for December 2012 - failed to live up to expectations, but the year was still a memorable one for celestial alignments. In this one ... more
SPACEMART

Ball Aerospace Realigns Civil and Operational Space Business Units
Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. has announced three leadership appointments and an organizational structure change that will position operating sectors for improved customer efficiency. ... more
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    TECH SPACE

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    SPACE SCOPES

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    SPACE SCOPES

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    ROBO SPACE

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    SPACE TRAVEL

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    IRON AND ICE

    Celestial flybys set to thrill

    China 'biggest' nuclear plant construction resumes

    Ancient Water-rich Meteorite Linked to Martian Crust

    DARPA selects SwRI's K-band space crosslink radio for flight development as part of System F6 Program

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    Mission would drag asteroid to the moon

    BAE pulls out of Australian comms tender

    New location system could compete with GPS

    The relationship between CO2 concentrations and sea level

    DoD Guidance on Spectrum Use for Hosted Payloads Needs New Approach

    Judge reduces possible sentence for WikiLeaks suspect

    Japan plans to raise military budget amid China row

    Russia to add 3 new anti-missile radars

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