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February 12, 2013
NUKEWARS
N. Korea vows 'high-intensity' action, new rocket launches
Seoul (AFP) Feb 12, 2013
North Korea's ruling party called for the staging of a "high-intensity" action and further long-range rocket launches, state media reported Tuesday, ahead of an expected nuclear test. The report on a meeting of the Korean Workers' Party politburo made no specific reference to a nuclear detonation, which some analysts are now suggesting may not be as imminent as initially believed. The politburo session "called for staging an all-out action of high intensity," the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA ... read more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

US launches Earth observation satellite
The United States launched its latest Earth observation satellite Monday atop an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA said. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

NASA Telescopes Discover Strobe-Like Flashes in Young Stars
Two of NASA's great observatories, the Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, have teamed up to uncover a mysterious infant star that behaves like a strobe light. Every 25.34 days, the object, d ... more
EXO LIFE

Planet color may suggest alien life
The light signatures of lichens and algae reflected in a distant planet's distinctive coloring could be evidence of alien life, German researchers say. ... more
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OUTER PLANETS

Public to vote on names for Pluto moons
The U.S.-led team that discovered two new moons of the dwarf planet Pluto says they're asking the public to vote on potential names for the distant worlds. ... more


DEEP IMPACT

New evidence suggests comet or asteroid impact was last straw for dinosaurs
he demise of the dinosaurs is the world's ultimate whodunit. Was it a comet or asteroid impact? Volcanic eruptions? Climate change? In an attempt to resolve the issue, scientists at the Berkel ... more
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MISSILE DEFENSE

Israel showcases Iron Dome for Indians
For the first time, Israel has put its rocket-killing Iron Dome air defense system, plus the Stunner interceptor used by the David's Sling system, on display outside the Jewish state in a mounting export drive for the defensive weapons. ... more
SPACE SCOPES

NASA Scientists Build First-Ever Wide-Field X-ray Imager
Three NASA scientists teamed up to develop and demonstrate NASA's first wide-field-of-view soft X-ray camera for studying "charge exchange," a poorly understood phenomenon that occurs when the solar ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Trump taps China ambassador, consults Obama

OGC requests public comment on its Coverage Implementation Schema

NATO urges continued sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

150 Turkish officers leave NATO command after coup bid

John Kelly, the Marine General to head Homeland Security

Sri Lanka starts fresh probe into $700 mn China deal

Book describes new Pearl Harbor attack, this time by China

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Observed: The outburst before the blast
Before they go all-out supernova, certain large stars undergo a sort of "mini-explosion," throwing a good-sized chunk of their material off into space. Though several models predict this behavior an ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

The Sun Produces Two CMEs
In the evening of Feb. 5, 2013, the sun erupted with two coronal mass ejections or CMEs that may glance near-Earth space. Experimental NASA research models, based on observations from the Solar Terr ... more
VSAT NEWS

KVH Ships 3,000th TracPhone System for mini-VSAT Broadband Network
KVH Industries recently shipped its 3,000th TracPhone terminal for the mini-VSAT Broadband network, extending the company's lead as the provider of the world's most widely used maritime VSAT service ... more
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SPACE SCOPES

Hubble captures strobe flashes from a young star
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a time-lapse movie of a mysterious protostar that behaves like a flashing light. Every 25.34 days, the object, designated LRLL 54361, unleashes a bur ... more
TECH SPACE

Indra Develops The First High-Resolution Passive Radar System
Indra has recently completed the development and demonstration of the functionalities of a passive high-resolution primary radar system. The project was sponsored by the European Defence Agency (EDA ... more
24/7 News Coverage
DigitalGlobe releases first high-resolution image from WorldView-4 satellite

East Asian dust deposition impacts on marine biological productivity

Geoscientists find surprising variation in early dinosaurs

Geophagy: "soil-eating" as an addictive behaviour

Sea ice hit record lows in November

Fish fossils reveal how tails evolved, Penn professor finds

Vega lofts Turkey's Earth observation satellite

EXO LIFE

Can we live farther away from the Sun
Researchers from the Pennsylvania State University (USA) have proposed new borders of the habitable zone for earth-type planets. Using as a basis the corrected absorption coefficients of molecules o ... more
SPACE SCOPES

Dichroic Beamsplitter Directs Telescope Stargazing
Optical Surfaces has manufactured and supplied a 180mm diameter dichroic beamsplitter that will form a key component of the adaptive optics currently being integrated with the Gran Telescopio de Can ... more
GPS NEWS

Smart satnav drives around the blue highway blues
Endlessly frustrated by congested roads, computer scientists at California State University, in Fullerton have developed a satellite navigation system, GeoTNavi, which hooks into historical traffic ... more
GPS NEWS
Building a lunar base with 3D printing

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015


GPS NEWS
In milestone, Mars rover collects first bedrock sample

How The World's Saltiest Pond Gets Its Salt; Implications For Water On Mars

Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly, Begins Environmental Testing of NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft


GPS NEWS
Supersonic skydiver even faster than thought

Ahmadinejad says ready to be Iran's first spaceman

Iran's Bio-Capsule Comes Back from Space


GPS NEWS
Reshuffle for Tiangong

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

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LAUNCH PAD

Eutelsat and Arianespace sign new multi-year multiple launch services agreement
Eutelsat Communications and Arianespace have announced the signature of a long-term multiple launch services agreement which guarantees launch capacity and flexibility to Eutelsat for its industry-l ... more
DEEP IMPACT

We have 93 years left till the next End of the World: killer asteroid to hit Earth in 2106
Less than a month ago NASA announced that the Earth is in fact safe from the infamous asteroid, Apophis, which was expected to collide with our planet in 2036. It is now reported that the chan ... more
TECH SPACE

Alphasat experiences heaven on Earth
Tucked away in a vacuum chamber for several months, Europe's largest telecom satellite has faced the harsh conditions it will deal with once it is launched into space this summer. Testing at I ... more
MARSDAILY

NASA Curiosity Rover Collects First Martian Bedrock Sample
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 t ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

A massive stellar burst, before the supernova

SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Catches a Side-on Spiral Streak

EXO WORLDS

Direct Infrared Image Of An Arm In Disk Demonstrates Transition To Planet Formation

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Forecasting a supernova explosion

MARSDAILY

Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly, Begins Environmental Testing of NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft

SPACEMART

Space Sciences Committee reacts

EARTH OBSERVATION

NightPod Images Bring Earth to Light From Space Station

EARTH OBSERVATION

Landsat Data Continuity Mission Awaits Liftoff

MARSDAILY

How The World's Saltiest Pond Gets Its Salt; Implications For Water On Mars

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

The wings of the Seagull Nebula

Earth-like planets are right next door

Satellite undergoes extreme testing

In milestone, Mars rover collects first bedrock sample

Ariane 5 delivers record payload off back-to-back launches this week

New NASA Mission To Help Us Better Estimate Asteroid Impact Hazard

Near impact: asteroid to narrowly miss Earth

A Possible Naked-eye Comet in March

Lockheed Martin Completes Major GPS III Flight Software Milestone

Kepler Data Suggest Earth-size Planets May Be Next Door

Scotland's first satellite set to boldly go into orbit

Arianespace Launches Six Globalstar Birds Using Starsem Soyuz

Avoiding a cartography catastrophe

NASA and ATK Complete Avionics and Controls Testing for SLS Booster

WISE Feels the Heat from Orion's Sword

NASA's Deep Impact Spacecraft Eyes Comet ISON

How the DoD Can More Efficiently Acquire Satellite Systems and Capacity

Javelin Demonstrates Extended Range Capability in Recent Tests

New "retention model" explains enigmatic ribbon at edge of solar system

Light-emitting triangles may have applications in optical technology

A spiral galaxy with a secret

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