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April 24, 2015
First exoplanet visible light spectrum
Munich, Germany (SPX) Apr 24, 2015
The exoplanet 51 Pegasi b [1] lies some 50 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Pegasus. It was discovered in 1995 and will forever be remembered as the first confirmed exoplanet to be found orbiting an ordinary star like the Sun [2]. It is also regarded as the archetypal hot Jupiter - a class of planets now known to be relatively commonplace, which are similar in size and mass to Jupiter, but orbit much closer to their parent stars. Since that landmark discovery, more than 1900 exoplan ... read more
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Xinhua Insight: How China joins space club?
Yu Jun aimed his telescope at a bright star in the night sky. A moment later, a dim light passed across it, along the very path foreign astronomy websites had forecast. "Dongfanghong-1," Yu Ju ... more

Russian Mission Control Adjusts ISS Orbit to Avoid Space Junk
Russia's space agency Roscosmos adjusted the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) due to a threat of collision with fragments of a former spacecraft, a spokesperson for the Roscosmos Missi ... more

New 'space trash' laser may tidy up Earth's orbit
A new combination telescope-laser is currently in development, to combat the growing issue of space trash - debris released into Earth's orbit from human activities in the solar system. An int ... more
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Millimetre-sized stones formed our planet
Fragments of asteroids regularly land on Earth as meteorites. If you examine such a find, you can see that it comprises millimetre-sized round stones, known as chondrules. These small particles are ... more


Design begins for ESA's Asteroid Impact Mission
Paris (ESA) Apr 23, 2015 European industry has begun work on dual concept studies to design an innovative Asteroid Impact Mission for ESA. The mission is tasked to encounter and chart a distant ast ... more
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UAE opens space center to oversee mission to Mars
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) opened the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center on Saturday to oversee preparations of the country's Mars exploration probe mission. A resolution to this effect was ... more

Japan to land first unmanned spacecraft on moon in 2018
Japan is planning to deliver its first lander on the surface of the moon in three years, local media reported on Sunday, citing sources with close knowledge of the project. Japan's Aerospace E ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran, world powers seek to finalise nuclear deal

New safety system for unmanned aerial systems in U.S.

Malaysia urges Beijing's cooperation in South China Sea

X-47B unmanned aerial system demos in-flight refueling

Japan ministers go to Yasukuni hours after China talks

New deadly strikes in Yemen despite rebel demands

Northrop helps stabilize Raytheon optical targeting systems


Russia Planning Manned Flight Around Moon in 2025
Russia is planning to carry out a manned mission around the Moon in 2025 and conduct a manned landing on the Earth's natural satellite in 2029, according to a draft Federal Space program for 2016-20 ... more

Can we find an ancient Earth-like planet with a dying biosphere?
Our Sun will evolve into a red giant star billions of years from now. The increased heat from the expanding Sun will scorch the Earth with dire effects to life. Climate models can be used to predict ... more

Viruses Help Microbial Hosts Cope with Life at the Extremes
A new study reveals that viruses lend a surprisingly helpful hand to microbes eking out a living near deep-sea hydrothermal vents. When they infect the vent's resident bacteria and archaea, the viru ... more
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"Venus Zone" Narrows Search for Habitable Planets
Long before the hunt began to find Earth lookalikes around other stars, one planet in the Solar System had already been named Earth's twin. With its similar size and mass, Venus measures very close ... more

A blueprint for clearing the skies of space debris
An international team of scientists have put forward a blueprint for a purely space-based system to solve the growing problem of space debris. The proposal, published in Acta Astronautica, combines ... more
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ADS NEWTON products enable agile satellite missions
Since late 2011, when the Pleiades A satellite was launched from Kourou, GN&C equipment built by Airbus Defence and Space Electronics have allowed Earth Observation missions to become more efficient ... more

Life's building blocks recreated under space-like conditions
Researchers have reproduced a wide array of building blocks for life in a prebiotic scenario involving meteorites and the solar wind. They began with formamide, a simple organic compound that's ubiq ... more

Japan robot receptionist welcomes shoppers
She can smile, she can sing and this robot receptionist who started work in Tokyo on Monday never gets bored of welcoming customers to her upmarket shop. "My name is ChihiraAico. How do you do ... more

Ceres' Bright Spots Come Back Into View
The two brightest spots on dwarf planet Ceres, which have fascinated scientists for months, are back in view in the newest images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Dawn took these images on April 14 and ... more

Honeywell gives European Space Agency new satellite technology
Honeywell has announced that its Global Tracking solution has passed the final acceptance test for use on the European Space Agency's (ESA) Galileo search and rescue program by demonstrating dramati ... more
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Dating the moon-forming impact event with meteorites
Through a combination of data analysis and numerical modeling work, researchers have found a record of the ancient Moon-forming giant impact observable in stony meteorites. Their work will appear in ... more

SwRI team studies meteorites from asteroids to date moon impacts
A NASA-funded research team led by Dr. Bill Bottke of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) independently estimated the Moon's age as slightly less than 4.5 billion years by analyzing impact-heated sh ... more
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'Holey' graphene for energy storage

World-first and new standard achieved in floating lidar as AXYS selects ZephIR 300

Campbell Church Expects Electricity Bill Offset with High Efficiency SunPower Carport

Spear Point Energy Solar Project Helps County Achieve Renewable Energy Goal

Printing silicon on paper, with lasers

Polysolar wins Cognicity Challenge

Quantum 'paparazzi' film photons in the act of pairing up


White Dwarf May Have Shredded Passing Planet


NASA Spacecraft Achieves Unprecedented Success Studying Mercury


Dawn Glimpses Ceres' North Pole


Japan to land probe on the moon in 2018


Spitzer Spots Planet Deep Within Our Galaxy


NASA spacecraft set for death plunge into Mercury


Why astronomers hate the lawn-mowing Roomba


Violent methane storms on Titan may solve dune direction mystery


Search for advanced civilizations finds nothing obvious in 100,000 galaxies


Japan planning moon mission: space agency

Spitzer, OGLE spot planet deep within our galaxy

Capstone: 2015

Dawn's Ceres Color Map Reveals Surface Diversity

Mars Test Rover Joins Runners at Finish Line

An exoplanet with an infernal atmosphere

Yutu finds Moon still active in old age

Robotic Arm Gets Busy on Rock Outcrop

NASA Mars Rover's Weather Data Bolster Case for Brine

NASA's Curiosity Rover Making Tracks and Observations

NASA-funded Study Explains Saturn's Epic Tantrums

Mars might have liquid water

Manned Moon Flight Planned For 2030

NASA's New Horizons Nears Historic Encounter with Pluto

NASA Chief Scientist: We'll Find Proof of Alien Life by 2025

Altimeter Assists in MESSENGER's Low-Altitude Navigation

Explaining Saturn's Great White Spots

Hot and Stormy at High Altitudes on Exoplanet HD 189733b

A glass fiber that brings light to a standstill

Unravelling relativistic effects in the heaviest actinide element

Inkjet-printed liquid metal could bring wearable tech, soft robotics

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