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February 11, 2013
MARSDAILY
NASA Curiosity Rover Collects First Martian Bedrock Sample
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 11, 2013
NASA's Curiosity rover has, for the first time, used a drill carried at the end of its robotic arm to bore into a flat, veiny rock on Mars and collect a sample from its interior. This is the first time any robot has drilled into a rock to collect a sample on Mars. The fresh hole, about 0.63 inch (1.6 centimeters) wide and 2.5 inches (6.4 centimeters) deep in a patch of fine-grained sedimentary bedrock, can be seen in images and other data Curiosity beamed to Earth Saturday. The rock is believed to ... read more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

A massive stellar burst, before the supernova
An automated supernova hunt is shedding new light on the death sequence of massive stars-specifically, the kind that self-destruct in Type IIn supernova explosions. Digging through the Palomar ... more
SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Catches a Side-on Spiral Streak
This thin, glittering streak of stars is the spiral galaxy ESO 121-6, which lies in the southern constellation of Pictor (The Painter's Easel). Viewed almost exactly side-on, the intricate str ... more
EXO WORLDS

Direct Infrared Image Of An Arm In Disk Demonstrates Transition To Planet Formation
An international team of astronomers led by Satoshi Mayama (Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan) and Ruobing Dong (Princeton University, U.S.A.) has made observations with the Subaru Tel ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Forecasting a supernova explosion
Type II supernovae are formed when massive stars collapse, initiating giant explosions. It is thought that stars emit a burst of mass as a precursor to the supernova explosion. If this process were ... more


MARSDAILY

Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly, Begins Environmental Testing of NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft
Lockheed Martin has completed the assembly of NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft. The orbiter is now undergoing environmental testing at the company's Space Systems fac ... more
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SPACEMART

Space Sciences Committee reacts
The European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC) today released its position on the perspectives for the European Space Agency's (ESA) scientific programmes. The position statement provides recommendati ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

NightPod Images Bring Earth to Light From Space Station
There is a reason the phrase "shooting in the dark" refers to things that are difficult to do - and night photography is no exception. To account for low-light image scenarios, a photographer needs ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia to Orbit 9 MilCom Satellites by 2020

China Completes Country's Largest Spaceport

1980s aircraft helps quantum technology take flight

3rd X-37B test vehicle lands at Vandenberg

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Lockheed Martin claims nuclear energy breakthrough

EARTH OBSERVATION

Landsat Data Continuity Mission Awaits Liftoff
When the newest Landsat spacecraft trains its state-of-the-art sensors on Earth's surface, it will provide images of our ever-changing planet in unparalleled clarity. Launched by NASA in partn ... more
MARSDAILY

How The World's Saltiest Pond Gets Its Salt; Implications For Water On Mars
Antarctica's Don Juan Pond might be the unlikeliest body of water on Earth. Situated in the frigid McMurdo Dry Valleys, only the pond's high salt content - by far the highest of any body of water on ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

The wings of the Seagull Nebula
Running along the border between the constellations of Canis Major (The Great Dog) and Monoceros (The Unicorn) in the southern sky, the Seagull Nebula is a huge cloud mostly made of hydrogen gas. It ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Earth-like planets are right next door
Using publicly available data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have found that six percent of red dwarf stars have habitable, ... more
TECH SPACE

Satellite undergoes extreme testing
Europe's largest telecom satellite has successfully faced a test recreating conditions it will deal with when it is launched this summer, scientists say. ... more
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The Cloudy Future of Arctic Sea Ice

Chinese scientist proposes new scientific satellites

Europe secures new generation of weather satellites

NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study

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NASA Soil Moisture Mapper Arrives at Launch Site

New satellite-borne weather warning system delivered

MARSDAILY

In milestone, Mars rover collects first bedrock sample
In a first, the Mars rover Curiosity has penetrated a rock on the Red Planet and collected a sample from its interior, the US space agency announced Saturday. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Ariane 5 delivers record payload off back-to-back launches this week
On Thursday, February 7, 2013, Arianespace successfully carried out the 54th Ariane 5 launch in a row, orbiting two telecommunications satellites: Amazonas-3 for Spanish operator Hispasat, and Azers ... more
IRON AND ICE

New NASA Mission To Help Us Better Estimate Asteroid Impact Hazard
Every year, sensors designed to detect nuclear explosions see harmless bursts in Earth's upper atmosphere from the breakup of an asteroid a few yards across. Tiny asteroids are much more numerous th ... more
IRON AND ICE
Building a lunar base with 3D printing

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015


IRON AND ICE
Mapping Mars

Sampling Several Rock Targets

Weekend Test on Mars Was Preparation to Drill a Rock


IRON AND ICE
Supersonic skydiver even faster than thought

Ahmadinejad says ready to be Iran's first spaceman

Iran's Bio-Capsule Comes Back from Space


IRON AND ICE
Reshuffle for Tiangong

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

Mr Xi in Space

IRON AND ICE

Near impact: asteroid to narrowly miss Earth
Hold on to your hats: an asteroid will zoom within spitting distance of Earth next week, in what NASA said Thursday is the closest flyby ever predicted for an object this large. ... more
IRON AND ICE

A Possible Naked-eye Comet in March
Feb. 6, 2013: Far beyond the orbits of Neptune and Pluto, where the sun is a pinprick of light not much brighter than other stars, a vast swarm of icy bodies circles the solar system. Astronomers ca ... more
GPS NEWS

Lockheed Martin Completes Major GPS III Flight Software Milestone
The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force's next generation Global Position System III satellites has completed a key flight software milestone validating the software's ability to prov ... more
EXO WORLDS

Kepler Data Suggest Earth-size Planets May Be Next Door
Using publicly available data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics estimate that six percent of red dwarf stars in the galaxy have Earth ... more
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