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March 04, 2013
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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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

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

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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

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