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January 22, 2013
Possible Clues to Ancient Subsurface Biosphere on Mars
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The subsurface environment on Mars may hold clues to the origin of life, scientists argue in a recently published research article led by Planetary Science Institute's Joseph Michalski. A large fraction of the life on Earth may exist as microbes deep underground on our home planet. The same could have been true in the past on Mars. "Recent results produced by several authors using data from the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars instrument aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbite ... read more
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AFRL Selects Surrey Satellite US to Evaluate Small Satellite Approach to GPS
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has selected Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) to investigate cost reduction and augmentation of the current GPS constellation through the applicat ... more

Gamma-ray burst blasted Earth in 8th century: study
A mystery wave of cosmic radiation that smashed into Earth in the eighth century may have come from two black holes that collided, a study published on Monday says. ... more

RapidEye Commits to Data Continuity; Discusses System Health and Life Span
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Russia to launch fewer Proton M rockets in 2013
Russia will carry out fewer Proton M launches in 2013 than planned, a Roskosmos source said. Such a reduction is connected with a decision by Kazakhstan's authorities to cut the number of rocket la ... more


Ex-Im Approves Loan Guarantee to Finance Export of American-made Satellite to Spain
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized an $87.1 million guarantee of a loan extended by Credit Agricole and other European lenders to Hispasat Canarias S.L.U., a His ... more
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SES and O3b Networks have contracted Digicel to lease capacity on SES' NSS-9 satellite and O3b's Medium Earth Orbit fleet to provide high quality internet bandwidth for their cellular network in Pap ... more

A Microquasar Makes a Giant Manatee Nebula
A new view of a 20,000-year old supernova remnant demonstrates the upgraded imaging power of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and provides more clues to ... more
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Opportunity Investigating Light-toned Veins in Rock Outcrop
Opportunity is on the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour Crater, now engaged in in-situ (contact) science investigation of veins in the light-toned outcrop "Whitewater Lake," a plac ... more

Aerojet's AJ26 Engine Completes Successful Hot Fire in Support of Antares Rocket
Aerojet has announced that its AJ26 engine successfully completed a hot fire test this evening at NASA's Stennis Space Center. Orbital Sciences Corporation (ORB), Aerojet and NASA monitored the full ... more

Glitch has space telescope shut down
NASA says its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has been shut down to a precautionary "safe mode" due to problems with its orientation mechanism. ... more
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Black holes growing faster than expected
Astronomers from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia have discovered how supermassive black holes grow - and it's not what was expected. For years, scientists had believed that supermass ... more

Competition for hypersonic vehicles resumes
The Russian Defence Ministry will start testing advanced hypersonic missiles in the coming summer. At present, Russia is conducting research in several areas of developing hypersonic technology, but ... more
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The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch
It's been seven years since New Horizons' launch on Jan. 19, 2006, and our spacecraft remains healthy and on course. We're more than halfway between the orbits of Uranus and Neptune. In fact, we're ... more

Martian Crater May Once Have Held Groundwater-Fed Lake
A NASA spacecraft is providing new evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars that adds to an increasingly complex picture of the Red Planet's early evolution. The new information comes from ... more

SES and Pactel sign multi-year capacity deal to provide internet access in Pacific Region
SES reports that global satellite communications provider Pactel has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder deal on NSS-9 at 183 degrees East to ramp up its voice and data service offerings within t ... more
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NASA's IRIS Spacecraft Is Fully Integrated
NASA's next Small Explorer (SMEX) mission to study the little-understood lower levels of the sun's atmosphere has been fully integrated and final testing is underway. Scheduled to launch in April 20 ... more

NASA Beams Mona Lisa to Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Moon
As part of the first demonstration of laser communication with a satellite at the moon, scientists with NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) beamed an image of the Mona Lisa to the spacecraft f ... more

Titan Gets a Dune "Makeover"
Titan's siblings must be jealous. While most of Saturn's moons display their ancient faces pockmarked by thousands of craters, Titan - Saturn's largest moon - may look much younger than it really is ... more

Comet of the Century?
Out near the orbit of Jupiter, a faint speck of light is moving through the black of space. At first glance it doesn't look like much, no brighter than a thousand distant stars speckling the velvet ... more
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