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February 15, 2013
DEEP IMPACT
500 injured in meteor strike above Russia
Moscow (AFP) Feb 15, 2013
A heavy meteor shower rained down on central Russia on Friday, sowing panic as the hurtling space debris smashed windows and injured dozens of stunned locals, officials said. Television footage showed morning traffic grinding to a quick halt in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk as a blinding flash lit up the blue sky, causing some to huddle in buildings for safety. A medical source said that 100 people came to hospitals for medical treatment, while the emergencies ministry confirmed that cellular te ... read more
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IRON AND ICE

Asteroid to whiz past Earth Friday
NASA is closely tracking an asteroid large enough to destroy a city that is set to whiz past Earth on Friday in what the US space agency says is the closest flyby ever predicted for such a large object. ... more
DRAGON SPACE

Welcome Aboard Shenzhou 10
As we approach the launch of China's next human space mission, some questions still remain unanswered. This is not unusual for the relatively veiled nature of China's space program, but it does invi ... more
DEEP IMPACT

'The end of the world?': Terror over Russian meteor
"I was driving in the car across the square. Suddenly the square lit up with a bright, bright light, not a normal light," said Vasily Rozhko. ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Magnetic shielding of ion beam thruster walls
Electric rocket engines known as Hall thrusters, which use a super high-velocity stream of ions to propel a spacecraft in space, have been used successfully onboard many missions for half a century. ... more


EXO LIFE

Telescopes Could Detect ET Life Signs Within 25 Years
A team of Dutch astronomers has shown that with a new type of telescope it may be possible to detect signs of extraterrestrial life on planets orbiting other stars than the Sun. Although even the mo ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

MOND used to predict key property in Andromeda's satellites
Using modified laws of gravity, researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Weizmann Institute of Science closely predicted a key property measured in faint dwarf galaxies that are satellit ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Orion Lands Safely on Two of Three Parachutes in Test
NASA engineers have demonstrated the agency's Orion spacecraft can land safely if one of its three main parachutes fails to inflate during deployment. The test was conducted Tuesday in Yuma, A ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Raytheon speeds up drone deliveries

Mexico flies Arcturus fixed-wing VTOL UAV

AeroVironment Unveils Mantis i45 EO IR Gimbal Payload for Puma AE

Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines

Russian jets regularly violate Estonian airspace

Newly developed EOD robot delivered to Army

Nigeria says lost $15 bn in military procurement fraud

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Clues to the mysterious origin of cosmic rays
In the year 1006 a new star was seen in the southern skies and widely recorded around the world. It was many times brighter than the planet Venus and may even have rivaled the brightness of the Moon ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Cosmic rays come from exploding stars
A new study confirms what scientists have long suspected: Cosmic rays - energetic particles that pelt Earth from all directions - are born in the violent aftermath of supernovas, exploding stars thr ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

U.N. committee to discuss space weather
The U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space say it is adding a new agenda item for discussions this year: space weather and its impact on Earth. ... more
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TIME AND SPACE

'God particle' collider to be upgraded
Physicists at CERN, the European nuclear research center, say they've shut off the particle beams of the Large Hadron Collider for a two-year repair period. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Cosmic ray mystery lifted in new findings
Cosmic rays - fast-moving particles that constantly pummel our planet - come from the explosion of supernovae, new research confirmed Thursday, resolving an astronomical mystery. ... more
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The United States absorbed carbon dioxide despite a drought

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Satellite coverage for polar bears and penguins

Sentinel-1B delivers

US climate-adaptation plans long on ideas, short on details, priorities

OZONE NEWS

Is the ozone layer on the road to recovery
Satellites show that the recent ozone hole over Antarctica was the smallest seen in the past decade. Long-term observations also reveal that Earth's ozone has been strengthening following internatio ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

JPL to Lead U.S. Science Team for Dark Energy Mission
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected three NASA-nominated science teams to participate in their planned Euclid mission, including one team led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena ... more
STATION NEWS

Low-Gravity Flights Will Aid ISS Fluids and Combustion Experiments
Wouldn't it be fun to do experiments while floating free inside an airplane? Scientists from NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland get to do just that using suborbital flights. These planes fly ... more
STATION NEWS
Building a lunar base with 3D printing

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015


STATION NEWS
Rover Walkabout Continues at Cape York

Mars Rock Takes Unusual Form

In milestone, Mars rover collects first bedrock sample


STATION NEWS
Orion Lands Safely on Two of Three Parachutes in Test

Supersonic skydiver even faster than thought

Ahmadinejad says ready to be Iran's first spaceman


STATION NEWS
Welcome Aboard Shenzhou 10

Reshuffle for Tiangong

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

TIME AND SPACE

Invisible tool enables new quantum experiments
Experiments on the quantum wave nature have enabled researchers to precisely measure tiny forces and displacements as well as to shed light onto the unexplored zone between the microscopic realm of ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

A Valentine Rose
This image of a planetary nebula, which may suggest a rose to some, was obtained with the wide-field view of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) Mosaic 1 camera on the Mayall 4-meter t ... more
NUKEWARS

Obama vows to work with Russia to reduce nuclear arsenals
US President Barack Obama vowed in his annual State of the Union address Tuesday to work with the Kremlin to reduce both Russia and America's stockpiles of nuclear weapons. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

S. Korea to step up missile defence after North test
South Korea said Wednesday it would accelerate the development of longer-range ballistic missiles that could cover the whole of North Korea in response to a third nuclear test by Pyongyang. ... more
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SPACEMART

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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Searching for magnetic monopoles in polar rocks

GPS NEWS

Boeing Awarded USAF Contract to Continue GPS Modernization

CHIP TECH

Building a biochemistry lab on a chip

CHIP TECH

Cell circuits remember their history

TECH SPACE

Researchers strain to improve electrical material and it's worth it

SOLAR SCIENCE

Year Three: NASA SDO Mission Highlights

TECH SPACE

Explosive breakthrough in research on molecular recognition

SPACEWAR

Iran to Orbit New Home-Made Satellite

EARLY EARTH

Ancient insects shed light on biodiversity

Volcano location could be greenhouse-icehouse key

India joined with Asia 10 million years later than previously thought

Another Sea Launch Failure

ILS Concludes Yamal 402 Proton Launch Investigation

NASA Set for New Round Of J-2X Testing at Stennis Space Center

A system that improves the precision of GPS in cities by 90 percent

Mars Rock Takes Unusual Form

Extremely bright supernovae may break the Chandrasekhar limit

Euclid Could Solve The Dark Mysteries Of The Universe

Black Holes Growing Faster Than Expected

Rover Walkabout Continues at Cape York

Rocketdyne Powers Atlas 5 Upper Stage, Placing New Landsat In Orbit

Progress docks with ISS

Getting the Right Spin on a Close-Passing Asteroid

Features Of Southeast European Human Ancestors Influenced By Lack Of Episodic Glaciations

The deep roots of catastrophe

Largest-ever study of mammalian ancestry completed by renowned research te

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Super telescope costs inflate

Boeing to modernize U.S. Air Force GPS net

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