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January 29, 2015
EXO WORLDS
Smaller Gas Giants Could Support Life
Seattle WA (SPX) Jan 29, 2015
Two phenomena known to inhibit the potential habitability of planets - tidal forces and vigorous stellar activity - might instead help chances for life on certain planets orbiting low-mass stars, University of Washington astronomers have found. In a paper published this month in the journal Astrobiology, UW doctoral student Rodrigo Luger and co-author Rory Barnes, research assistant professor, say the two forces could combine to transform uninhabitable "mini-Neptunes" - big planets in outer orb ... read more
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MARSDAILY

Gully patterns document Martian climate cycles
Geologists from Brown University have found new evidence that glacier-like ice deposits advanced and retreated multiple times in the midlatitude regions of Mars in the relatively recent past. ... more
EXO WORLDS

Will NASA's TESS Spacecraft Revolutionize Exoplanet Hunting?
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), planned to be launched in August 2017 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, is designed to discover tho ... more
MARSDAILY

The two faces of Mars
The two hemispheres of Mars are more different from any other planet in our solar system. Non-volcanic, flat lowlands characterise the northern hemisphere, while highlands punctuated by countless vo ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Dawn ahead!
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. The images were taken 147,000 miles (237,000 kilometers) from Ceres on Jan. 25, and represent a new miles ... more


EXO WORLDS

Kepler astronomers discover ancient star with 5 Earth-size planets
Astronomers poring over four years of data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft have discovered a star that's 11.2 billion years old and has at least five Earth-size planets. "We thus show that Earth ... more
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Small Modular Reactors - USA - 2015
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IRON AND ICE

Surface composition of BL86 studies during Earth flyby
Planetary Science Institute researchers Vishnu Reddy and Driss Takir studied the surface composition of near-Earth asteroid 2004 BL86 during its close flyby of Earth early this morning. Remote ... more
EXO WORLDS

Ancient star system has Earth-sized planets forming near start of universe
A Sun-like star with orbiting planets, dating back to the dawn of the Galaxy, has been discovered by an international team of astronomers. At 11.2 billion years old it is the oldest star with earth- ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Maintaining INF Treaty is Russian, US Interest

Iran expects Russia to deliver S-300 missile systems

Brazil Hopes to Ink Pantsir-S1 Air Defense Deal With Russia by Mid-2015

Detecting chemical weapons with a color-changing film

Vanguard Delivers Advanced EHF Bus Structure Assembly

NASA, Boeing, SpaceX Outline Objectives to ISS Flights

Boeing will be first to carry US astronauts to space

OUTER PLANETS

Something Special in the Air
The earliest stages of our Pluto encounter have begun, and New Horizons remains healthy and on course. Already, the SWAP, PEPSSI and SDC instruments are taking daily science data - measuring the cha ... more
ROBO SPACE

Canadian students design robotic sailboat for Atlantic challenge
Crossing the Atlantic Ocean by an unmanned sailing boat? Yes, this is a dream of a group of students from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver in west Canada. They've designed a rob ... more
TECH SPACE

Vanguard Delivers Advanced EHF Bus Structure Assembly
Vanguard Space Technologies has successfully delivered two primary structural bus assemblies for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Program to its customer, Lockheed Martin. Vanguard ... more
Training Space Professionals Since 1970

LAUNCH PAD

Soyuz Installed at Baikonur, Expected to Launch Wednesday
The Soyuz-2.1A carrier rocket has been successfully installed at the launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and is scheduled for launch on October 29, the press service of the Russian ... more
TECH SPACE

Integral manoeuvres for the future
Since 2002, ESA's Integral spacecraft has been observing some of the most violent events in the Universe, including gamma-ray bursts and black holes. While it still has years of life ahead, its fuel ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Arctic sea ice loss expected to be bumpy in the short term

Large-scale analytics system for predicting major events described

Long series of droughts doomed Mexican city 1,000 years ago

Missing link in metal physics explains Earth's magnetic field

Global warming doubles risk of extreme La Nina event

Brazil's Soy Moratorium still needed to preserve Amazon

Did genetic links to modern maladies provide ancient benefits?

DRAGON SPACE

More Astronauts for China
The next Chinese crewed space mission won't fly until 2016. China is expected to send a crew of three astronauts to the Tiangong 2 space laboratory, which is expected to launch in the same year. ... more
EXO WORLDS

New research re-creates planet formation in the lab
New laser-driven compression experiments reproduce the conditions deep inside exotic super-Earths and giant planet cores, and the conditions during the violent birth of Earth-like planets, documenti ... more
TECH SPACE

Planetary Society announces test flight for LightSail
The Planetary Society today announced the first of its LightSail spacecraft will embark on a May 2015 test flight. Funded entirely by private citizens, the solar sail satellite will hitch a ride to ... more
IRON AND ICE

Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Has Moon
Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California, have released the first radar images of asteroid 2004 BL86. The images show the asteroid, ... more
EXO WORLDS

Gigantic ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn's
Astronomers at the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, and the University of Rochester, USA, have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enor ... more

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OUTER PLANETS

NASA craft set to beam home close-ups of Pluto
Nine years after leaving Earth, the New Horizons spacecraft is at last drawing close to Pluto and on Sunday was expected to start shooting photographs of the dwarf planet. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Scientists slow down light particles
The speed of light is a limit, not a constant - that's what researchers in Glasgow, Scotland, say. A group of them just proved that light can be slowed down, permanently. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
membrane will make batteries safer, thinner

Researchers produce two bio-fuels from a single algae

Reassure EV buyers with battery leasing and better charging

Patents provide insight on Wall Street 'technology arms race'

Russia and DPRK May Develop $20-30 Billion Power Grid Project

NREL examines trade-offs of owning versus leasing a solar PV systems

Infrared imaging technique operates at high temperatures

IRON AND ICE

Scientists befuddled by mysterious white spot on Ceres

IRON AND ICE

NEOWISE: A Yearlong Look at the Sky

MARSDAILY

Helicopter Could be 'Scout' for Mars Rovers

MARSDAILY

NASA, Microsoft Collaboration Will Allow Scientists to 'Work on Mars'

MARSDAILY

Hilltop Panorama Marks Mars Rover's 11th Anniversary

OUTER PLANETS

New Horizons ready for planet's beyond beyond

IRON AND ICE

Updated Charts for Asteroid 2004 BL86 Earth Flyby on Jan 26, 2015

IRON AND ICE

Gullies on Vesta Suggest Past Water-Mobilized Flows

MERCURY RISING

Maneuver Delays Messenger's Impact, Extends Orbital Operations

MARSDAILY

Mysteries in Nili Fossae

Planets outside our solar system more hospitable to life than thought

Inside the big wormhole

Death of a dynamo -- A hard drive from space

Planetary building blocks evolved from porous to hard objects

Telescope To Seek Dust Where Other Earths May Lie

Students to Send Life to Mars Onboard Mars One Lander in 2018

Upgraded Atlas ready to go wireless at next DARPA Robotics Challenge

Artificial intelligence future wows Davos elite

This robot has the mind of a worm

Satellite telemetry tracks bearded vultures

Three nearly Earth-size planets found orbiting nearby star

Maybe two more planets in our Solar System: astronomers

Dawn Delivers New Image of Ceres

Musk donates $10M to keep Artificial Intelligence friendly

Team Working on Strategy to Fix Flash Memory Issue

Three-Planet System Holds Clues to Atmospheres of Earth-size Worlds

Two Earth-sized planets hidden at the edge of our Solar System

New data that fundamental physics constants underlie life-enabling universe

UA-led HiRISE camera spots long-lost space probe on Mars

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Begins First Stages of Pluto Encounter

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