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February 19, 2013
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NASA scrambles for better asteroid detection
Washington (AFP) Feb 18, 2013
NASA, universities and private groups in the US are working on asteroid warning systems that can detect objects from space like the one that struck Russia last week with a blinding flash and mighty boom. But the US space agency reiterated that events like the one in the Urals, which shattered windows and injured nearly 1,000 people, are rare. "We would expect an event of this magnitude to occur once every 100 years on average," said Paul Chodas of NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office at the J ... read more
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DEEP IMPACT

Earth in the bullseye?
Asteroids and meteors have been much in the news recently, with an exploding meteor injuring hundreds in Russia and an asteroid making a close fly-by of the Earth, both on Friday. ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Russia halts search for meteorite in stricken region
Russian authorities halted their search Sunday for the meteorite that spectacularly struck the Urals last week, leaving about 1,200 people injured and damaging several thousand buildings. ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Scientists claim discovery of Russian meteorites
Scientists announced the discovery Monday of dozens of tiny fragments of a massive meteor whose ground-shaking shockwave hurt 1,200 people and damaged buildings across five regions of Russia. ... more
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SPACE MEDICINE

Russia to launch bioscience satellite
A Russian satellite that will conduct biological experiments in space and its launch rocket have been delivered to the Baikonur space center, officials said. ... more


DEEP IMPACT

Asteroid impact site found in Australia
One of the largest ancient asteroid impact zones on Earth has been discovered in the Australian outback, scientists say. ... more
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SPACE SCOPES

NASA Designs New Space Telescope Optics to Find a New Earth
Although hundreds of planets orbiting other stars have been discovered in the past 15 years, we cannot yet answer the age-old question of whether any of these planets are capable of sustaining life. ... more
MARSDAILY

Bleach could hamper Mars life search
A martian meteorite frozen in antarctic ice suggests we may need to dig deeper into Mars to search for traces of past life, U.S. researchers say. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia to 'boost military presence' on disputed Kurils

Rouhani says Iran bears no hostility to the world

F-35 in first international flight

US to send 'non-lethal' military aid to Ukraine: Hagel

ISS to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

US settlement reached to sell Iran-owned skyscraper in New York

Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits, attacks kill 21

TIME AND SPACE

Rare Explosion May Have Created Our Galaxy's Youngest Black Hole
The highly distorted supernova remnant shown in this image may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way galaxy. The image combines X-rays from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in b ... more
AEROSPACE

NASA Seeks It All: High Lift, Low Drag
NASA and its industry partners have been working to disprove an aeronautical version of the notion that you can't have your cake and eat it too - and it may appear that indeed you can. The cha ... more
MARSDAILY

At the mouth of the red valley
ESA's Mars Express took a high-resolution stereo image on 13 January of the southeast corner of the Amenthes Planum region on Mars, near to Palos crater and the mouth of a well-known sinuous valley, ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Antares Engine Test Aborted; New Date TBD
The planned first stage propulsion system "hot fire" test of Orbital's new Antares medium-class rocket was halted in the final seconds of the countdown by the rocket's flight computer, which detecte ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Gaia Will Reveal Secrets of Ultra-Cool Dwarfs
Among the hundred billion stars which can be observed in the Milky Way, there is a group of stars, the so-named ultra-cool dwarfs, defined as stars with a temperature below 2500 K, which includes ul ... more
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12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident

Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano

Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

NASA Highlights Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission at Local Fair

S.Africa, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Scientists sense breakthroughs in dark-matter mystery
For decades, the strange substance called dark matter has teased physicists, challenging conventional notions of the cosmos. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Tiny CREPT Instrument to Study the Radiation Belts
A smaller version of an instrument now flying on NASA's Van Allen Probes has won a coveted spot aboard an upcoming NASA-sponsored Cubesat mission - the perfect platform for this pint-size, solid-sta ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Spinoff 2012 Features New Space Tech Bettering Your Life Today
A plant texts a farmer to say it needs more water. An invisible coating scrubs pollutants from the air. A robot roams a hospital's halls, aiding doctors and nurses by recording vital signs and regis ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Building a lunar base with 3D printing

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015


SPACE TRAVEL
NASA's MAVEN Mission Completes Assembly

Bleach could hamper Mars life search

At the mouth of the red valley


SPACE TRAVEL
NASA Spinoff 2012 Features New Space Tech Bettering Your Life Today

Orion Lands Safely on Two of Three Parachutes in Test

Supersonic skydiver even faster than thought


SPACE TRAVEL
Welcome Aboard Shenzhou 10

Reshuffle for Tiangong

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

A drop of ink on the luminous sky
This part of the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer) is one of the richest star fields in the whole sky - the Large Sagittarius Star Cloud. The huge number of stars that light up this region d ... more
EXO LIFE

Scientists turn eyes toward Europa in search for life
US astronomers looking for life in the solar system believe that Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter, which has an ocean, is much more promising than desert-covered Mars, which is currently the focus of the US government's attention. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Astrium tapped for communications network
France has selected electronics company Astrium to build the country's first digital, military ultra-fast broadband satellite communications network. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

Space-Based Sensors A Ballistic Missile's Worst Nightmare
Space-based sensors can expand the range and effectiveness of the U.S. Navy's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) capabilities, a recent missile defense test has shown. Conducted Feb ... more
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  • MISSILE DEFENSE

    Aegis Intercepts Target Using Satellite Assist

    TIME AND SPACE

    First Three-Year LHC Running Period Reaches A Conclusion

    BLUE SKY

    Japan readies space telescope to study atmosphere

    NUKEWARS

    N.Korea makes progress at rocket site: images

    ICE WORLD

    European sat data confirms UW numbers that Arctic is on thin ice

    ICE WORLD

    Sunlight stimulates release of carbon dioxide from permafrost

    ICE WORLD

    Antarctic subglacial lake may soon reveal its secrets

    MISSILE DEFENSE

    South Korea flexes missile power after North test

    CYBER WARS

    Extracting Relevance from Mountains of Data

    STELLAR CHEMISTRY

    Bern Simulation Helps Understand Origin Of Solar System

    NASA's MAVEN Mission Completes Assembly

    Accelerated protons confirm origin of cosmic rays

    Asteroid whizzes safely past Earth

    Kazakhstan, Russia Compromise on New Space Port

    Welcome Aboard Shenzhou 10

    Telescopes Could Detect ET Life Signs Within 25 Years

    Magnetic shielding of ion beam thruster walls

    Orion Lands Safely on Two of Three Parachutes in Test

    Cosmic rays come from exploding stars

    MOND used to predict key property in Andromeda's satellites

    Telit Offers COMBO 2G Chip For Multi Satellite Positioning Receiver

    Comet dust seeding life to Jupiter moons?

    U.N. committee to discuss space weather

    Is the ozone layer on the road to recovery

    JPL to Lead U.S. Science Team for Dark Energy Mission

    Low-Gravity Flights Will Aid ISS Fluids and Combustion Experiments

    A Valentine Rose

    Obama vows to work with Russia to reduce nuclear arsenals

    S. Korea to step up missile defence after North test

    Searching for magnetic monopoles in polar rocks

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