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April 17, 2014
First Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone': NASA
Washington (AFP) April 17, 2014
The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward - an international team of researchers has discovered the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable zone" of another star. The exoplanet dubbed Kepler-186f was first spotted by scientists using NASA's Kepler telescope, according to research published Thursday in the US journal Science. The exoplanet, located some 500 light years from Earth, orbits in what is seen as the sweet spot around its star: not too close and not too ... read more
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Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers: researchers
Security flaws in many satellite telecommunications systems leave them open to hackers, raising potential risks for aviation, shipping, military and other sectors, security researchers said Thursday. ... more

Russian Rockets used by the US
Since the end of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, U.S. and Russian relations have deteriorated significantly due to the Russia-Ukraine crisis. One of the important questions on many minds is: " ... more

Astronomers: 'Tilt-a-worlds' could harbor life
A fluctuating tilt in a planet's orbit does not preclude the possibility of life, according to new research by astronomers at the University of Washington, Utah's Weber State University and NASA. In ... more
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NASA Signs Agreement with SpaceX for Use of Historic Launch Pad
NASA Kennedy Space Center's historic Launch Complex 39A, the site from which numerous Apollo and space shuttle missions began, is beginning a new mission as a commercial launch site. NASA sign ... more


SpaceX Launch of NASA Cargo to Space Station Set for Friday
NASA and SpaceX are targeting a 3:25 p.m. EDT launch on Friday, April 18, of SpaceX's third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida ... more
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NASA Astronauts Will Breathe Easier With New Oxygen Recovery Systems
For NASA's long-duration human spaceflight missions, travelers will need to recycle as much breathable oxygen in their spacecraft environments, as possible. To turn that need into a reality, NASA is ... more

Saturn's rings reveal how to make a moon
Writing in the journal Icarus this week, Professor Carl Murray from Queen Mary's Astronomy Unit reports that recently discovered disturbances at the very edge of Saturn's outer bright A ring result ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia should be ready for non-contact war

China's maritime area being carved up

Foes flex muscles in east Ukraine as NATO beefs up forces

Syria at 'critical moment', China tells opposition chief

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Lockheed to continue torpedo maintenance

US missile cruiser headed back to port after fire


The Path to Mars
I have had several opportunities the past few weeks to testify before Congress and explain to the American people the ambitious exploration plan NASA has been implementing the past few years. It is ... more

NASA's Orion Spacecraft Powers through First Integrated System Testing
NASA's Orion spacecraft has proven its mettle in a test designed to determine the spacecraft's readiness for its first flight test - Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) - later this year. EFT-1 will ... more

NASA Gears Up for Next Set of Engine Tests for Space Launch System
The RS-25 engine that will power NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), off the launch pad and on journeys to an asteroid and Mars is getting ready for the test stand. And it is packing a ... more
UAV Payloads 2014, 24 - 25 June - London, UK
International Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures From Space Environment
Nuclear Supply Chain Summit - April 28-29 Greenville SC
Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

NASA to Conduct Unprecedented Twin Experiment
Consider a pair of brothers, identical twins. One gets a job as an astronaut and rockets into space. The other gets a job as an astronaut, too, but on this occasion he decides to stay home. After a ... more

Astronauts to grow lettuce on International Space Station
NASA's Vegetable Production System, called VEGGIE for short, is among the 500 pounds of supplies to be delivered to the International Space Station by SpaceX's Dragon capsule. ... more
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Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon

Plugging an ozone hole

Faithful allies since the Cretaceous

Pioneering findings on the dual role of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis

Study finds recent wolf-dog hybridization in Caucasus region

Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not coincide on the Iberian Peninsula

Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of US Clean Air Act


Meteorite studies suggest hidden water on Mars
Geochemical calculations by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology to determine how the water content of Mars has changed over the past 4.5 billion years suggest as yet unidentified reservoirs ... more

Dragon Cargo Craft Launch Scrubbed; Station Crew Preps for Spacewalk
Monday's launch attempt of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, loaded with nearly 5,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station's Expedition 39 crew, was scrubbed due to a helium leak on t ... more

Russia will continue rocket engines supplies to US
Earlier, the media reported that the US was seeking a license for domestic manufacturing of RD-180 rocket engines. Russia will continue supplying powerful RD-180 rocket engines to the US, the Rocket ... more
Russian Rockets used by the US

SpaceX Launch of NASA Cargo to Space Station Set for Friday

Russia will continue rocket engines supplies to US

The Path to Mars

Meteorite studies suggest hidden water on Mars

Getting in Place for a Better View of Endeavour Crater

Russia plans to get a foothold in the Moon

Russian Federal Space Agency is elaborating Moon exploration program

Science, Discovery Channels to broadcast private race to the moon

Dwarf planet 'Biden' identified in an unlikely region of our solar system

Planet X myth debunked

WISE Finds Thousands Of New Stars But No Planet X


Egypt to launch new satellite from Kazakhstan
Egypt will launch a new satellite from Kazakhstan on Wednesday, official news agency MENA reported on Monday. "Egypt will launch a new satellite, named 'Egyptsat,' from Baikonur Cosmodrome, lo ... more

Saturn's hexagon: An amazing phenomenon
In 1980 and 1981 NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 space probes passed for the first time over the planet Saturn, located 1,500 million km from the Sun. Among their numerous discoveries they observed a strange ... more

MEASAT-3b shipped to launch base
Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed the final integration and testing of MEASAT-3b. The satellite left the Airbus Defence and Space facilities in Toulouse, France, and has been ... more

Getting in Place for a Better View of Endeavour Crater
Opportunity is exploring 'Murray Ridge,' part of the west rim of Endeavour Crater. On Sol 3623 (April 3, 2014), the rover moved about 52 feet (16 meters) in a clockwise arc around some obstacles in ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fracking to thank for lower emissions, API says

12 U.S. states account for 80 percent of wind power

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

Problem wells source of greenhouse gas at unexpected stage of natural gas production

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

New 'switch' could power quantum computing

Study Says Renewables to Hit 16 percent by 2018


Russia plans to get a foothold in the Moon


NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of a Saturn Moon


Amazonas 4A satellite anomaly being investigated following launch


No politics in space: ISS example of what Russia, US can achieve working together


ISS Back Up Computer Not Responding to Commands


Backup ISS computer breaks down, requiring possible spacewalk


Sakura tree grown in space blooms in Japan


Minorities on display in Chinese tourist boom


"RoboClam" hits new depths as robotic digger


Veggie Will Expand Fresh Food Production on ISS

NASA Signs Deal With German, Canadian Partners To Test New Fuels

Vanguard Space Technologies Antenna Reflectors on Amazonas Satellite Launch

Chance meeting creates celestial diamond ring

NASA to send International Space Station android a pair of legs

Study Tests Theory that Life Originated at Deep Sea Vents

NASA Ames Launches Nanosatellites, Science Experiments on SpaceX Rocket

NASA Engineers Prepare Game Changing Cryotank for Testing

Mars' halcyon times may have been fleeting

Faraway Moon or Faint Star? Possible Exomoon Found

Recycling astronaut urine for energy and drinking water

Gusev Crater once held a lake after all

Reporters See NASA's Latest High Tech Exploration Tool Before Testing

Join in the Cassini Name Game

Mars Exploration in a Deep Mine

Avionics System for SLS Boosters Gets 'Boost' of Its Own on Path to Space

Extra-terrestrial Tweet-up links Tokyo with space

'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan

CSU Researcher to Examine Health Impacts of Space Travel in NASA-Funded Twin Study

NASA's rover Curiosity discovers Australia on Mars, sort of

Journey to Mars Only Possible With International Cooperation

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