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February 21, 2013
MARSDAILY
NASA Rover Confirms First Drilled Mars Rock Sample
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 21, 2013
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has relayed new images that confirm it has successfully obtained the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet. No rover has ever drilled into a rock beyond Earth and collected a sample from its interior. Transfer of the powdered-rock sample into an open scoop was visible for the first time in images received Wednesday at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. "Seeing the powder from the drill in the scoop allows us to veri ... read more
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PHYSICS NEWS

A Simple View Of Gravity Does Not Fully Explain The Distribution Of Stars In Crowded Clusters
Gravity remains the dominant force on large astronomical scales, but when it comes to stars in young star clusters the dynamics in these crowded environments cannot be simply explained by the pull o ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

A cool discovery about the Sun's next-door twin
ESA's Herschel space observatory has detected a cool layer in the atmosphere of Alpha Centauri A, the first time this has been seen in a star beyond our own Sun. The finding is not only important fo ... more
IRON AND ICE

Comet Pan-Starrs Will Be Visible In Northern Hemisphere In March
Comet Pan-STARRS C/2011 L4, discovered by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on Haleakala in June 2011, is expected to become visible to the naked eye in the Northern Hemisphere in March. The comet is curre ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Space likely for rare earths search, scientists say
The quest for rare earths vital to some of modern life's most indispensable technologies may see mining robots jet to the stars within decades, a world-first conference in Australia was told Wednesday. ... more


STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Searching for the Solar System's Chemical Recipe
By studying the origins of different isotope ratios among the elements that make up today's smorgasbord of planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and interplanetary ice and dust, Mark Thiemens and his c ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Searching for a Pale Blue SPHERE in the Universe
The Planetary Habitability Laboratory (PHL) is now searching for Earth-like worlds. The PHL maintains the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog (HEC) in which exoplanets discoveries are classified and compar ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

NASA's SDO Shows A Little Rain On the Sun
Eruptive events on the sun can be wildly different. Some come just with a solar flare, some with an additional ejection of solar material called a coronal mass ejection (CME), and some with complex ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Still seeking top diplomat, Trump taunts China

Trump picks Twitter fight with China

Why the fuss? Trump, the US, Taiwan and China -- a guide

Watchdog warns 'nuclear terrorism' can strike anywhere

China warns against obstruction of Iran nuclear deal

China-made satellites in high demand

LeoSat and Globalsat Group Sign Strategic Worldwide Agreement

SOLAR SCIENCE

Understanding the Magnetosphere Better Than Ever
On Earth, scientists can observe weather patterns, and more importantly can predict them, through the use of tens of thousands of weather observatories scattered around the globe. Up in the space su ... more
LAUNCH PAD

NASA Seeks University Participants for Summer Rocket Workshop
University faculty and students interested in learning how to build scientific experiments for spaceflight are invited to join RockOn 2013 from June 15-20 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virgin ... more
SATURN DAILY

Cassini Sheds Light On Cosmic Particle Accelerators
During a chance encounter with an unusually strong blast of solar wind arriving at Saturn, the international Cassini spacecraft detected particles being accelerated to ultra-high energies, similar t ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Start Me Up!
NASA engineers conducted the first in a new round of tests on the next-generation J-2X rocket engine Feb. 15 at Stennis Space Center. The 35-second test continued progress in development of the engi ... more
PHYSICS NEWS

Physicists discover key to ultra-stable bearings
Networks of rotating bearings can better recover from perturbations to their harmonious motion if the masses of the individual discs are proportional to their radii - this is the finding of a team o ... more
24/7 News Coverage
During last interglacial, Antarctica warned 3 times more than global average

Snow data from satellites improves temperature predictions

When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon

Syrian crisis altered region's land and water resources

A new dead zone in the Indian Ocean could impact future marine nutrient balance

Extreme downpours could increase fivefold across parts of the US

New study describes 200 million years of geological evolution

ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA Awards Final Space Launch System Advanced Booster Contract
NASA has selected Aerojet of Sacramento, Calif., for a $23.3 million contract to develop engineering demonstrations and risk reduction concepts for future advanced boosters for the agency's Space La ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ

India to launch seven satellites on February 25
The Indian space agency will February 25 put into orbit seven foreign satellites including an Indo-French collaborative satellite SARAL and thus earn much wanted revenue. "The launch of the Po ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA plant study headed to space station
NASA engineers say they're working on a habitat to learn the effects on plants of long-duration microgravity exposure in space. ... 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 Rover Confirms First Drilled Mars Rock Sample

Rover finds gray rock beneath Red Planet's surface

Bleach could hamper Mars life search


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

NASA plant study headed to space station

Orion Lands Safely on Two of Three Parachutes in Test


SPACE TRAVEL
Welcome Aboard Shenzhou 10

Reshuffle for Tiangong

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

MARSDAILY

Rover finds gray rock beneath Red Planet's surface
So much for Mars being "The Red Planet." ... more
TECH SPACE

'Explorers' to don Google Internet glasses
Google on Wednesday invited "explorers" with creative vision and $1,500 to spare to be part of a select group of people who get to experiment with glasses synched to the Internet. ... more
IRON AND ICE

Asteroid Steins' hidden gems
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft snapped images of asteroid Steins as it flew by the diamond-shaped asteroid on 5 September 2008 revealing a tiny world with a big history of collisions. The images wer ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Russian Fireball Largest Ever Detected by CTBTO's Infrasound Sensors
Infrasonic waves from the meteor that broke up over Russia's Ural mountains last week were the largest ever recorded by the CTBTO's International Monitoring System. Infrasound is low frequency sound ... more
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STATION NEWS

Temporary Comm Loss Interrupts Crew's Day

IRON AND ICE

Radar Movie of Asteroid 2012 DA14

DEEP IMPACT

The Asteroids are Coming

IRON AND ICE

Asteroid 2012 DA14 Speeds Away From Earth

DEEP IMPACT

Deputy Prime Minister Backs New Space Defense System

DEEP IMPACT

Scientists Want To Vaporize Asteroids That Threaten Earth

DEEP IMPACT

Atlas: The Asteroid Terrestrial-Impact Last Alert System

DEEP IMPACT

The Russian Meteorite

DEEP IMPACT

Russia Meteor Not Linked to Asteroid Flyby

IRON AND ICE

How Do We Know the Russian Meteor and 2012 DA14 Aren't Related?

NASA briefly loses contact with space station

Asteroid impact site found in Australia

Bleach could hamper Mars life search

Russia to launch bioscience satellite

At the mouth of the red valley

NASA Seeks It All: High Lift, Low Drag

NASA Designs New Space Telescope Optics to Find a New Earth

NASA Spinoff 2012 Features New Space Tech Bettering Your Life Today

Antares Engine Test Aborted; New Date TBD

Gaia Will Reveal Secrets of Ultra-Cool Dwarfs

A drop of ink on the luminous sky

Rare Explosion May Have Created Our Galaxy's Youngest Black Hole

Scientists claim discovery of Russian meteorites

NASA scrambles for better asteroid detection

Scientists sense breakthroughs in dark-matter mystery

Earth in the bullseye?

Russia halts search for meteorite in stricken region

Scientists turn eyes toward Europa in search for life

Telit Offers COMBO 2G Chip For Multi Satellite Positioning Receiver

Outside View: The Pyongyang Persian Pickle

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