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March 08, 2013
A Naked-Eye Comet Invites Itself To The March Sky, 2013
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 08, 2013
It will appear in the west at sunset, from around the 8th to the 13th of March 2013, and will be visible to the naked eye up to the end of the month: comet Pan-STARRS C/2011 L4 will traverse Cetus, Pisces, Pegasus and Andromeda. The scientists of the Paris Observatory are calculating its path. They have been following it since September 2012, using the large Nancay radio telescope (in the Cher region of France), the Herschel infrared space observatory, at the Pic-du-Midi Observatory (in the Pyrene ... read more
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China targeting navigation system's global coverage by 2020
China's homegrown navigation system BeiDou is expected to achieve full-scale global coverage by around 2020, a leading scientist told Xinhua on Sunday. The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System ( ... more

LSU researchers find new information about 'Snowball Earth' period
It is rather difficult to imagine, but approximately 635 million years ago, ice may have covered a vast portion of our planet in an event called "Snowball Earth." According to the Snowball Ear ... more

Waves Generated by Russian Meteor Recorded Crossing the US
A network of seismographic stations recorded spectacular signals from the blast waves of the meteor that landed near Chelyabinsk, Russia, as the waves crossed the United States. The National S ... more
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Russian GLONASS space satellite group again at full strength
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China's fourth space launch center to be in use in two years
China's fourth launch center, located in tropical island province of Hainan, will be ready for space launch in two years, said a member of China's top political advisory body. The launch cente ... more

Satellite SAR capabilities being enhanced
An advanced satellite payload for Cospas-Sarsat, the global search-and-rescue system, is to be developed by Canada's COM DEV International Ltd. ... more
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China, Taiwan in first-ever spy swap as ties improve


Vortex loops could untie knotty physics problems
University of Chicago physicists have succeeded in creating a vortex knot-a feat akin to tying a smoke ring into a knot. Linked and knotted vortex loops have existed in theory for more than a centur ... more

Mars rover 'sleeping' through solar storm
NASA says the computers on its Mars rover Curiosity have been put to sleep to wait out a solar storm bombarding the Red Planet. ... more

'True grit' erodes assumptions about evolution
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'Goody Bag' Filled With Sample Processing Supplies Arrives on Station
A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has delivered a "goody bag" to the crew aboard the International Space Station. But it's not filled with treats. This goody bag - called the Wet Lab Kit - is loaded with ... more
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Iowa State developing ideas to save the Earth from asteroids
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Water dimers detected in atmospheric conditions
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Paintballs to deflect killer-asteroids
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Iowa Meteorite Crater Confirmed
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USAF Awards Lockheed Martin Contract for Next Set of Infrared Surveillance Satellites
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $284.4 million fixed-price contract to procure long lead parts for the fifth and sixth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites in the Space Based ... more

Europe presses ahead on UAS development
Despite constrained economic conditions, the U.S. and global market for unmanned aerial systems is forecast to experience strong growth over the next 10 years. ... more
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