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January 25, 2013
Is there life on Mars?
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Jan 25, 2013
Scientists believe that a large crater, which has been discovered on Mars, might have been a lake several billion years ago. A space vehicle, which NASA sent to explore Mars, has discovered layers of clay and carbonate minerals in the walls of this crater. These substances may form in the ground only after the contact with water. This crater, which has received the name of McLaughlin, is one of Mars's largest craters. It is 92 kms wide and 2 kms deep. The space vehicle discovered no traces of wash ... read more
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Russia warns Kazakhstan in Baikonur cosmodrome dispute
Russia has warned Kazakhstan it could withdraw from joint projects if Astana insists on restricting satellite launches from Russia's rented Baikonur cosmodrome, Izvestia daily reported Thursday. ... more

Thawing Dry Ice Drives Groovy Action On Mars
Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter see seasonal changes on far-northern Martian sand dunes caused by warming of a winter blanket of frozen carbon dioxide. Earth has no naturally fr ... more

Shedding Light on the Power of M 82's Superwinds
An international team of astronomers, led by Dr. Kazuya Matsubayshi (Kyoto University), has discovered that outflows of gas from starburst galaxy M 82 (see Note 1 for a reference figure) collide wit ... more
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Azerspace And Africasat-1a "fit" for Ariane 5 launch
The Azerspace/Africasat-1a satellite on Arianespace's 2013 year-opening Ariane 5 mission has undergone its fit-check as preparations move ahead for the February 7 dual-passenger flight from French G ... more


Mars Rover Curiosity Uses Arm Camera at Night
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has for the first time used the camera on its arm to take photos at night, illuminated by white lights and ultraviolet lights on the instrument. Scientists used the ... more
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Opportunity At Work At Whitewater Lake
Opportunity is on the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour Crater, performing an in-situ (contact) science investigation of veins in the light-toned outcrop "Whitewater Lake." O ... more

A hidden treasure in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Nearly 200 000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space, in a long and slow dance around our galaxy. Vast clouds of gas within it slow ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S. Air Force defers 45 F-35s from budget plan

Worldwide F-35 fleet exceeds 50,000 flight hours

SpaceX to carry military payloads as US phases out Russian rocket engines

AMEC receives contract to support Aegis Ashore in Poland

US, allies target N. Korea finances after rocket test

S. Korean firms begin pull-out from industrial park in North

Russia, Belarus agree on sale of Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters


Iran Manufacturing Hi-Tech Spacesuits
Iran's Space Agency officials announced that they have launched production of spacesuits along with their attempts to produce spacecrafts. Head of Aerospace Research Institute (ARI) of Iran Mohammad ... more

Phoenix Rising: New Video Shows Advances in Satellite Repurposing Program
Inserting new capabilities into a satellite is no simple task. Doing so as that satellite hurdles through space 22,000 miles above the Earth is a bit more challenging still. DARPA's Phoenix pr ... more

Solar eruption heading toward Earth
A coronal mass ejection from the sun is headed toward the Earth after erupting Wednesday morning and should arrive here in one to three days, NASA reported. ... more
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2013 to be bumper year for space science: ESA
European probes this year will return a treasure trove of data from explorations into the Big Bang, water on Mars and climate change, European Space Agency (ESA) chief Jean-Jacques Dordain said on Thursday. ... more

Japan launching spy satellite to monitor North Korea
Japan is to launch a new spy satellite on Sunday to strengthen its monitoring capabilities amid concern that North Korea may carry out more missile and nuclear tests. ... more
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Fish fins can sense touch

Long-term picture offers little solace on climate change


North Korea says plans nuclear test aimed at US
North Korea said Thursday it planned to carry out a third nuclear test and more rocket launches aimed at its "arch-enemy" the United States in response to tightened UN sanctions, but offered no timeframe. ... more

UN to sanction N. Korea space agency: diplomat
The UN Security Council will order sanctions against North Korea's space agency in a resolution to be passed this week condemning the secretive state's ballistic launch, a diplomat said. ... more

Israel upgrades missile-killer Iron Dome
Israel's Defense Ministry is testing an upgraded version of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems' combat-tested Iron Dome counter-rocket system that will have "improved capabilities against an unprecedented range of threats." ... more
US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

NASA's Veteran Mars Rover Ready to Start 10th Year

Opportunity Investigating Light-toned Veins in Rock Outcrop

Opportunity At Work At Whitewater Lake

TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net

Iran Manufacturing Hi-Tech Spacesuits

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U.S. Complacency in Space?
Right before we left for our holiday break, we read a powerful article in Air Force magazine titled "Breaking the Space Status Quo." The magazine article focused on the observations of several senio ... more

NASA Airborne Mission Climbs to Stratospheric Height for Better Climate Science
On Jan. 16, 2013, NASA will deploy the first experimental flight of a multi-year airborne science campaign to investigate unexplored regions of the upper atmosphere and how its chemistry is changing ... more

Insights from the SIA DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop
Last month, the Satellite Industry Association (SIA) held its 2012 DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop, which brought together government leaders from the Department of Defense along with commerci ... more

Researchers analyse 'rock dissolving' method of geoengineering
The benefits and side effects of dissolving particles in our ocean's surfaces to increase the marine uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2), and therefore reduce the excess amount of it in the atmosphere, h ... more
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