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March 14, 2013
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Extremely rare triple quasar found
Pasadena CA (SPX) Mar 14, 2013
For only the second time in history, a team of scientists--including Carnegie's Michele Fumagalli--have discovered an extremely rare triple quasar system. Their work is published by Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. It is available online. Quasars are extremely bright and powerful sources of energy that sit in the center of a galaxy, surrounding a black hole. In systems with multiple quasars, the bodies are held together by gravity and are believed to be the product of galaxies co ... read more
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EXO WORLDS

Earth-sized planets in habitable zones are more common than previously thought
The number of potentially habitable planets is greater than previously thought, according to a new analysis by a Penn State researcher, and some of those planets are likely lurking around nearby sta ... more
EXO WORLDS

Astronomers Observe Planets Around Another Star Like Never Before
Thanks to a new high-tech gadget, astronomers have observed four planets orbiting a star relatively close to the sun in unprecedented detail, revealing the roughly ten-Jupiter-mass planets to be amo ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

'Nuisance' data lead to surprising star-birth discovery
When a batch of bright cosmic objects first appeared in maps in 2008 made with data from the South Pole Telescope, astronomers at the University of Chicago's Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics ... more
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EXO WORLDS

The Great Exoplanet Debate
At the 2012 Astrobiology Science Conference, Astrobiology Magazine hosted a plenary session titled: "Expanding the Habitable Zone. The Hunt for Exoplanets Now and Into the Future." Originally formul ... more


LAUNCH PAD

Vega receives its upper stage as the next mission's two primary passengers land in French Guiana
Both primary payloads for Vega's no. 2 flight have arrived at French Guiana, positioning them for integration on the light-lift launcher - which has marked another step in preparation for its missio ... more
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GPS NEWS

Galileo fixes Europe's position in history
Europe's new age of satellite navigation has passed a historic milestone - the very first determination of a ground location using the four Galileo satellites currently in orbit together with their ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Stanford Professor Wants to Find Asteroids That Threaten Earth
On Saturday, an asteroid the size of one and a half football fields flew within 240,000 miles of Earth. If the space rock had hit land, it would have leveled an area the size of San Francisco Bay. I ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

Stronger rules needed on flight paths: Malaysia Airlines official

K-MAX unmanned cargo helo finishes Afghan deployment

Iraq's Mosul counts the cost of insurgent rule

U.S. military aims to overcome GPS' weaknesses

Shiite militia display jihadist bodies in Iraq city

For incoming US airmen in S.Korea, a 30-day ban on booze

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

ALMA finds 'monster' starburst galaxies in the early universe
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have discovered starburst galaxies earlier in the Universe's history than they were previously thought to have exi ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Boeing Ships 5th WGS Satellite to Cape Canaveral for 2013 Launch
Boeing recently shipped its fifth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite, which will provide the U.S. Air Force with faster transmission of airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance im ... more
MISSILE NEWS

India aborts testing of new cruise missile: defence body
The maiden flight of India's first domestically developed long-range cruise missile was aborted midway on Tuesday after it veered off course, defence scientists said. ... more
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Combat Ops Space Cell: Defending critical satellite links
More than 22,000 miles away, spinning silently through the vacuum of space, is one of the most critical components to air, space and cyberspace superiority today; a satellite. The mission to d ... more
UAV NEWS

UAV Industry Will Create 70,000 Jobs Over Next 3 Years
Today, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) unveiled a new study, which finds that the unmanned aircraft industry is poised to create more than 70,000 new American jobs ... more
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TECH SPACE

Star-shaped waves spotted in shaken fluid
A new wave phenomenon in liquids has been spotted by physicists in France. By shaking small cylindrical dishes of silicone oil, the team created standing waves that spontaneously form a range of pat ... more
TECH SPACE

Researchers Solve Riddle of What Has Been Holding Two Unlikely Materials Together
For years, researchers have developed thin films of bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) - which converts heat into electricity or electricity to cooling - on top of gallium arsenide (GaAs) to create cooling ... more
CHIP TECH

Quantum computing moves forward
New technologies that exploit quantum behavior for computing and other applications are closer than ever to being realized due to recent advances, according to a review article published this week ... more
CHIP TECH
Lunar impacts created seas of molten rock

China to use modified rocket for moon landing mission

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CHIP TECH
Maryland explores adaptations strategies for survival on Mars

NASA rover finds conditions once suited to life on Mars

Curiosity Rover's Recovery Moving Forward


CHIP TECH
Japan, US hold space cooperation talks

Teledyne Selected for NASA Engineering Contract

Technology to detect Alzheimer's takes SXSW prize


CHIP TECH
Shenzhou 10 - Next Stop: Jiuquan

China's fourth space launch center to be in use in two years

China to launch new manned spacecraft

TECH SPACE

NIST quantum refrigerator offers extreme cooling and convenience
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a solid-state refrigerator that uses quantum physics in micro- and nanostructures to cool a much larger obj ... more
TIME AND SPACE

How quantum physics democratised music
Surprising connections between very different areas of physics and unexpected spin-offs from theory were explored by quantum physicist Prof. Sir Michael Berry in a lecture entitled "How quantum phys ... more
ROBO SPACE

An Internet for robots
Researchers of five European universities have developed a cloud-computing platform for robots. The platform allows robots connected to the Internet to directly access the powerful computational, st ... more
CHIP TECH

Creating indestructible self-healing circuits
Imagine that the chips in your smart phone or computer could repair and defend themselves on the fly, recovering in microseconds from problems ranging from less-than-ideal battery power to total tra ... more
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    MARSDAILY

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