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March 04, 2013
LAUNCH PAD
SpaceX's capsule arrives at ISS
Washington (AFP) March 03, 2013
A privately-owned unmanned US space capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing to the space outpost food, scientific materials and other crucial equipment. The capsule named Dragon was captured - with the help of a robotic arm - by NASA Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford and Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn, 5:31 am EST (1031 GMT), when the ISS was over northern Ukraine, US space officials said. The craft, owned by SpaceX corporation, will now be inspected via cameras, ... read more
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EXO LIFE

Toxic oceans may have delayed spread of complex life
A new model suggests that inhospitable hydrodgen-sulphide rich waters could have delayed the spread of complex life forms in ancient oceans. The research, published online this week in the journal N ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Additional Details on the Large Fireball Event over Russia on Feb. 15, 2013
The large fireball (technically, a "superbolide") observed on the morning of February 15, 2013 in the skies near Chelyabinsk, Russia, was caused by a relatively small asteroid approximately 17 to 20 ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA's Van Allen Probes Discover a Surprise Circling Earth
After most NASA science spacecraft launches, researchers wait patiently for months as instruments on board are turned on one at a time, slowly ramped up to full power, and tested to make sure they w ... more
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MARSDAILY

Short Bump Gets Robotic Arm Closer to Rock Target
Opportunity is conducting the post-walkabout in-situ (contact) science campaign at different locations around the inboard edge of 'Cape York' on the rim of Endeavour Crater. On Sol 3230 (Feb. ... more


ROCKET SCIENCE

China's first solid-fuel rocket to debut before 2016
China's first solid-fuel rocket Long March-11 is expected to make its first launch before 2016, a senior official of the rocket's designing institute said on Saturday. Liang Xiaohong, deputy h ... more
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EXO LIFE

How did early primordial cells evolve
Four billion years ago, soon after the planet cooled enough for life to begin, primordial cells may have replicated and divided without protein machinery or cell walls, relying instead on just a fli ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

J-2X Engine 'Goes the Distance' at Stennis
J-2X rocket engine testing continues at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi with the second in a series of tests conducted on Feb. 27. The 550-second, full-duration test provided critical inf ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

Successful test for India's Nirbhay cruise missile

Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon

More sightings of 'foreign sub' as Sweden says it could use force

India says no compromise with China on territory

Pakistan air strikes kill 28 militants: officials

MARSDAILY

Inspiration Mars to Pursue Human Mission to the Red Planet in 2018
A unique window of opportunity for humankind will open in January 2018, and the Inspiration Mars Foundation intends to seize it, announcing plans to pursue a challenging manned mission to Mars and b ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Global tipping point not backed by science
A group of international ecological scientists led by the University of Adelaide have rejected a doomsday-like scenario of sudden, irreversible change to the Earth's ecology. In a paper in the ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

Low Stray Light Ellipsoidal Mirror Helps Push the Boundaries of Solar Research
Optical Surfaces Ltd. has supplied a 350mm diameter on-axis ellipsoidal mirror to the Kiepenheuer-Institut fur Sonnenphysik (KIS) in Freiberg, Germany. The Kiepenheuer-Institut fur Sonnenphysi ... more
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GPS NEWS

Tracking trains with satellite precision
Taking a cue from how ESA controls satellites, Spanish railways now have their own high-tech upgrade to keep travellers abreast of when the next train is going to pull into the station. Drawin ... more
MOON DAILY

China to use modified rocket for moon landing mission
A rocket expert said Friday that China has developed a modified model of the Long March-3B carrier rocket for an upcoming moon landing mission to be completed by the Chang'e-3 moon orbiter. Th ... more
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Australian volcanic mystery explained

Scientists create possible precursor to life

Massive debris pile reveals risk of huge tsunamis in Hawaii

The breathing sand

Autism autism evolved recently in human history

Mediterranean, Semi-Arid Ecosystems Prove Resistant to Climate Change

WSU researchers see how plants optimize their repair

DRAGON SPACE

China's space station will be energy-efficient
China's space station, which is expected to be completed around 2020, will set an example of green technology, a Chinese space scientist said. The space station will use a slew of cutting-edge ... more
MARSDAILY

NASA fixing computer glitch on Mars Curiosity rover
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has been temporarily put into "safe mode," as scientists monitoring from Earth try to fix a computer glitch, the US space agency said. ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Russian meteor misidentified by most
Most of the inhabitants of the Russian city under an exploding meteor failed to identify it for what it was, a poll indicated. ... more
DEEP IMPACT
China to use modified rocket for moon landing mission

Water On The Moon: It's Been There All Along

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DEEP IMPACT
Short Bump Gets Robotic Arm Closer to Rock Target

NASA fixing computer glitch on Mars Curiosity rover

Inspiration Mars to Pursue Human Mission to the Red Planet in 2018


DEEP IMPACT
Brazil inventor struggles to collect royalties

U.S. research to be free online

Stanford scientist closes in on a mystery that impedes space exploration


DEEP IMPACT
China's space station will be energy-efficient

China plans manned space mission

Welcome Aboard Shenzhou 10

UAV NEWS

Better workstations for drone operators may reduce mishaps
The U.S. Department of Defense reports that drone accidents in which personnel or aircraft are damaged or destroyed occur 50 times more often than mishaps involving human-operated aircraft. The U.S. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Dragon Transporting Two ISS Experiments For AMES
Two bioscience payloads are scheduled to be launched to the International Space Station Friday, March 1, on the second Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) cargo resupply mission contracted ... more
CYBER WARS

Cyber sleuths unravel Stuxnet mysteries
Cyber detectives unraveling mysteries surrounding the Stuxnet computer virus that infected Iran's nuclear program say the worm was active four years earlier than thought. ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

Van Allen belt study reveals surprises
Researchers say data from NASA space probes has forced a revision of theories about radiation belts around the Earth just a few thousand miles above our heads. ... more
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    TECH SPACE

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    China says US-based hackers attack its military websites

    CLIMATE SCIENCE

    In prehistory, CO2 and warming went in lock-step

    TIME AND SPACE

    Search for 'unparticles' focuses on Earth's crust

    TECH SPACE

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    TECH SPACE

    Laser mastery narrows down sources of superconductivity

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