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January 29, 2013
Engineers Building Hard-working Mining Robot
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Jan 29, 2013
After decades of designing and operating robots full of scientific gear to study other worlds, NASA is working on a prototype that leaves the delicate instruments at home in exchange for a sturdy pair of diggers and the reliability and strength to work all day, every day for years. Think of it as a blue collar robot. Dubbed RASSOR, for Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot and pronounced "razor," the autonomous machine is far from space-ready, but the earliest design has shown e ... read more
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Dextre Refuels Mock Satellite and Aces a Major Test for Space Robotics
Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency's robotic "handyman" on board the International Space Station (ISS), made space history last night by successfully refueling a mock satellite on the exterior of the ... more

NASA Engineers Resurrect And Test Mighty F-1 Engine Gas Generator
Imagine a young engineer examining an artifact from the Apollo era that helped send people on humankind's first venture to another world. The engineer has seen diagrams of the rocket engine. She has ... more

TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net
NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System, also known as the Space Network, will get an upgrade this month when the agency launches the first of a new generation of communications satellites t ... more
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Flies to hitch ride into space for heart study
Peter H.U. Lee, MD, is reaching for the stars. The Stanford heart surgeon has combined his twin passions - medicine and outer space - in a joint proposal for an experiment on the effects of weightle ... more


Dung beetles follow the Milky Way
You might expect dung beetles to keep their "noses to the ground," but they are actually incredibly attuned to the sky. A report published online in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, shows ... more
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The Origin And Maintenance Of A Retrograde Exoplanet
Astronomers have used the Subaru Telescope to show that the HAT-P-7 planetary system, which is about 1040 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus, includes at least two giant planets and ... more

Space monkey 'big step' for Iran: defence minister
Iran on Monday took a "big step" towards sending astronauts into space by 2020, successfully launching a monkey above the Earth's atmosphere, Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi told state television. ... more
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N. Korea's army chief of staff executed: report

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Supercomputer sets computing record
Engineers at California's Stanford University say they set a record in computer science by using a supercomputer with more than 1 million computing cores. ... more

Hi-C Mission Sees Energy in the Sun's Corona
The optics engineering expertise at the NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., made it possible for a group of solar scientist to see into the sun's corona in unprecedented detail. ... more

The 3D fireworks of a star
In 1901 the star GK Persei gave off a powerful explosion that has not stopped growing and astonishing ever since. Now a team of Spanish and Estonian astronomers has reconstructed the journey of the ... more
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N. Korea defiant over nuclear test
North Korea has vowed "high-profile measures" in the latest in a series of threats sparked by a tightening of UN sanctions, state media said Sunday, suggesting it was determined to press ahead with a third nuclear test. ... more

Baffling pulsar leaves astronomers in the dark
New observations of a highly variable pulsar using ESA's XMM-Newton are perplexing astronomers. Monitoring this pulsar simultaneously in X-rays and radio waves, astronomers have revealed that this s ... more
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NASA Super-Tiger Balloon Shatters Flight Record
Flying high over Antarctica, a NASA long duration balloon has broken the record for longest flight by a balloon of its size. The record-breaking balloon, carrying the Super Trans-Iron Galactic Eleme ... more

First Ariane 5 For 2013 Ready For Loading
Arianespace's first Ariane 5 for launch in 2013 is now ready to receive its two satellite passengers after this heavy-lift launcher was moved to the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building in French Gui ... more

NASA Officially Joins ESA's 'Dark Universe' Mission
NASA has joined the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Euclid mission, a space telescope designed to investigate the cosmological mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. Euclid will launch in 2020 an ... more
US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

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Six Globalstar birds set to fly on Soyuz from from Baikonur
Globalstar's cluster of second-generation satellites to be orbited by Soyuz from Baikonur Cosmodrome has been installed atop the Fregat upper stage, marking another milestone in a wrap-up flight for ... more

Betelgeuse braces for a collision
Multiple arcs are revealed around Betelgeuse, the nearest red supergiant star to Earth, in this new image from ESA's Herschel space observatory. The star and its arc-shaped shields could collide wit ... more

Red Explosions - Secret Life of Binary Stars Revealed
A University of Alberta professor has revealed the workings of a celestial event involving binary stars that results in an explosion so powerful it ranks close to supernovae in luminosity. Ast ... more

Chameleon Star Baffles Astronomers
Pulsars - tiny spinning stars, heavier than the sun and smaller than a city - have puzzled scientists since they were discovered in 1967. Now, new observations by an international team, includ ... more
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