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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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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
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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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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
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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China promises GPS system that's "reliable, safe and free"

United Nations and China agree to increased space cooperation

India launches 20 satellites in single mission

Spaceflight Industries closes $25M financing round led by Mithril

MUOS-5 secure communications satellite responding to ground control

Move for independence on the table for Scotland

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

ALMA finds 'monster' starburst galaxies in the early universe
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MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Boeing Ships 5th WGS Satellite to Cape Canaveral for 2013 Launch
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MISSILE NEWS

India aborts testing of new cruise missile: defence body
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UAV NEWS

UAV Industry Will Create 70,000 Jobs Over Next 3 Years
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TECH SPACE

Star-shaped waves spotted in shaken fluid
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TECH SPACE

Researchers Solve Riddle of What Has Been Holding Two Unlikely Materials Together
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CHIP TECH

Quantum computing moves forward
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CHIP TECH
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China to launch new manned spacecraft

TECH SPACE

NIST quantum refrigerator offers extreme cooling and convenience
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TIME AND SPACE

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ROBO SPACE

An Internet for robots
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CHIP TECH

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STATION NEWS

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EXO LIFE

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SPACE SCOPES

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MARSDAILY

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LAUNCH PAD

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OZONE NEWS

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