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May 14, 2013
Canadian ISS astronaut returns to Earth a star
Moscow (AFP) May 14, 2013
Canadian spaceman Chris Hadfield on Tuesday returned to Earth along with two other astronauts after a half-year mission to the International Space Station that saw him shoot to global stardom through his Twitter microblog. Hadfield landed safely in the Kazakh steppe along with American Tom Marshburn and Russian Roman Romanenko aboard a Russian Soyuz-TMA capsule that had left the space station earlier Tuesday morning, Moscow mission control said. Russian state television pictures showed the giant ... read more
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Sifting Through the Atmosphere's of Far-Off Worlds
Gone are the days of being able to count the number of known planets on your fingers. Today, there are more than 800 confirmed exoplanets - planets that orbit stars beyond our Sun - and more than ... more

Water on moon, Earth have a common source
Water inside the Moon's mantle came from primitive meteorites, new research finds, the same source thought to have supplied most of the water on Earth. The findings raise new questions about the pro ... more

NASA: Solar flare was first of most intense class observed this year
NASA says a solar flare emitted by the sun late Sunday was an "X-class" event - the most intense flares - and the first such "X" flare of the year. ... more
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Dust in the clouds
At any given time, cirrus clouds - the thin wisps of vapor that trail across the sky - cover nearly one-third of the globe. These clouds coalesce in the upper layers of the troposphere, often more t ... more


Spaceman says goodbye to ISS with David Bowie classic
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has marked his upcoming departure from the International Space Station by singing a cover version of David Bowie's classic song "Space Oddity" recorded on the orbiting laboratory. ... more
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NRL Shatters Endurance Record for Small Electric UAV
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory flew their fuel cell powered Ion Tiger UAV for 48 hours and 1 minute on April 16-18 by using liquid hydrogen fuel in a new, NRL-developed, cryogenic ... more

New Telescope Set for Launch May 11 from New Mexico
NASA will launch a new telescope designed to observe distant galaxies on a suborbital sounding rocket at 1 a.m. EDT, May 11, from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The observations ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
DARPA to transfer Space Surveillance Telescope to US Air Force

Northrop Grumman gets $35 million MQ-25 drone support contract

Iraqi forces moving 'faster than expected' on Mosul: Iraq PM

Iraq forces make gains against IS near Mosul

Philippines' Duterte, in China, announces 'separation' from US

Pentagon chief vows 'overwhelming' response to any N.Korea nuke use

Textron's Scorpion jet completes first weapons exercise


Where on Earth did the moon's water come from
Water is perhaps the most important molecule in our solar system. Figuring out where it came from and how it was distributed within and among the planets can help scientists understand how planets f ... more

The Elephant's Tomb in Carmona may have been a temple to the god Mithras
The so-called Elephant's Tomb in the Roman necropolis of Carmona (Seville, Spain) was not always used for burials. The original structure of the building and a window through which the sun shines di ... more

Ground-Breaking Science And Spectacular Cosmic Images from PAPER
Scientific studies done with the "PAPER" array, one of the world-class scientific instruments in South Africa's Karoo Radio Astronomy Reserve, are producing ground-breaking science and spectacular c ... more
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Vietnam to launch second remote sensing satellite into orbit by 2017
Vietnam plans to launch the second remote sensing satellite, VNREDSat-1B, into orbit by 2017, after successfully launching the first of this kind on May 7, local online VNExpress reported on Friday. ... more

e2v image sensors launched into space on board Vietnam's first optical Earth observation satellite
On 7th May 2013, e2v high performance image sensors were launched into space on-board Vietnam's first optical Earth observation satellite, the Vietnam Natural Resources, Environment and Disaster Mon ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Super typhoon kills at least eight in Philippines

Monkeys are seen making stone flakes so humans are 'not unique' after all

Salty snow could affect air pollution in the Arctic

Consequences from Antarctica climate change

Reducing ammonia pollution from cattle

New 13-year study tracks effects of changing ocean temperature on phytoplankton

Risk analysis for common ground on climate loss and damage


Space tourism won't hurt environment: Branson
British billionaire Richard Branson said Monday that rocket-powered space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic would have only a minor impact on climate change. ... more

NASA astronauts on spacewalk to fix ammonia leak
NASA astronauts performed an emergency spacewalk Saturday to halt an ammonia leak on the International Space Station but it will take weeks or months to determine whether the problem has been permanently fixed. ... more

Opportunity Making Smallest Turn Yet, As Dust Storm Affects Rover
Opportunity is feverishly working to complete analysis of 'Esperance,' believed to be a phyllosilicate-rich target, before departing for her winter haven at 'Solander Point' to the south. On S ... more
Where on Earth did the moon's water come from

Water on moon, Earth have a common source

Northrop Grumman Completes Lunar Lander Study for Golden Spike Company

Austria Aims For Mars Via Morocco

NASA Curiosity Rover Team Selects Second Drilling Target on Mars

Opportunity Making Smallest Turn Yet, As Dust Storm Affects Rover

Researchers use graphene quantum dots to detect humidity and pressure

Outside View: Patents laws and suffering innovators

Glow-in-the-Dark Plants on the ISS

China launches communications satellite

On Course for Shenzhou 10

Yuanwang III, VI depart for space-tracking missions


Planets Aligning in the Sunset Sky
Sunset is a special time of day. Low-hanging clouds glow vivid red and orange as the background sky turns cobalt blue. The first stars pop out in the heavenly dome overhead, eliciting wishes from ba ... more

Boeing to Build Four More Intelsat EpicNG 702MP Satellites
Boeing will build four more 702MP satellites for Intelsat S.A., furthering its role as the initial manufacturer of Intelsat's new high-performance satellite fleet, Intelsat EpicNG. The 702MPs will d ... more

Lockheed Martin Demonstrates ADAM Ground-Based Laser System in Increasingly Complex Tests Against Free-Flying Rockets
Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the Area Defense Anti-Munitions (ADAM) system in multiple tests against free-flying Qassam-like rocket targets. The prototype laser system has destroyed eight small- ... more

Water on moon, Earth came from same primitive meteorites
The water found on the moon, like that on Earth, came from small meteorites called carbonaceous chondrites in the first 100 million years or so after the solar system formed, researchers from Brown ... more
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NASA Curiosity Rover Team Selects Second Drilling Target on Mars


NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Finds Dead Stars Polluted with Planet Debris


The effect of climate change on iceberg production by Greenland glaciers


New Robotic Instruments to Provide Real-Time Data on Gulf of Maine Red Tide


More than 78,000 people apply for one-way trip to Mars


Lockheed Martin Announces New System Available for Underwater Inspection


Another 'trophy' for the chemistry cabinet


Chaos proves superior to order


Cloud computing is silver lining for Russian firms


After cold winter, fewer Americans believe in global warming

One order of steel; hold the greenhouse gases

Facebook eyes $1bn deal for GPS app Waze

Australian sky-gazers witness 'ring of fire' eclipse

Space Warps Project Needs Your Help

NASA Awards Contract to Modify Mobile Launcher

SES-6 Launch Campaign Kicked-Off At Baikonur Cosmodrome

Orbcomm Signs Seven New Customers In Transportation And Logistics Industry

NASA Testing the Webb Telescope's MIRI Thermal Shield

Herschel finds hot gas on the menu for Milky Way's black hole

Researcher Construct Invisibility Cloak for Thermal Flow

Canada said to be aiming for precision weaponry

Quantum optics with microwaves

Spintronics discovery

US Air Force removes 17 nuclear missile officers

Engineers fine-tune the sensitivity of nano-chemical sensor

Giant 50-foot magnet to make cross-country trek for physics experiment

Exotic atoms hold clues to unsolved physics puzzle at the dawn of the universe

After Chelyabinsk: European experts assess asteroid options

Opportunity Rover Back in Action

Austria Aims For Mars Via Morocco

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