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November 09, 2012
EXO WORLDS
New habitable zone super-Earth found in exosolar system
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 09, 2012
Astronomers have discovered a new super-Earth in the habitable zone, where liquid water and a stable atmosphere could reside, around the nearby star HD 40307. It is one of three new super-Earths found around the star that has three other low-mass planets orbiting it. HD 40307 is a dwarf star that is somewhat smaller and less luminous than the Sun that is about 42 light years away (12.88 parsecs). The previously discovered planets around it are called hot super-Earths because they orbit too close t ... read more
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EXO WORLDS

Cosmic sprinklers explained in active planetary nebula
Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have discovered a pair of stars orbiting each other at the centre of one of the most remarkable examples of a planetary nebula. The new result conf ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Plans for manned space missions advance
Work to re-purpose a launch complex at Florida's Cape Canaveral to support human space flights could create 250 to 300 new jobs, officials say. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Ariane 5 is poised for Arianespace's launch with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites
Arianespace's Ariane 5 mission campaign with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 telecommunications satellites has moved into the final phase following the rollout of its heavy-lift vehicle to the Spac ... more


ROCKET SCIENCE

X-48 Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft Makes 100th Test Flight
The Boeing X-48 Blended Wing Body subscale research aircraft made its 100th flight in late October at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The milestone occur ... more


MARSDAILY

Curiosity Team Switches Back to Earth Time
After three months working on "Mars time," the team operating NASA Mars rover Curiosity has switched to more regular hours, as planned. A Martian day, called a sol, is about 40 minutes longer ... more
The Year In Space
EXO LIFE

Strange diet for methane consuming microorganisms
Methane is formed under the absence of oxygen by natural biological and physical processes, e.g. in the sea floor. It is a much more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Thanks to the activi ... more
LAUNCH PAD

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets
The Vehicle Assembly Building, or VAB, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is undergoing renovations to accommodate future launch vehicles. A project of Ground Systems Development and Operatio ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Japan mulls enhancing missile detecting capability

R-7 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Delivery by drone

Engineers and Technicians Install Protective Shell on NASA's Orion Spacecraft

Researchers find security flaws in backscatter X-ray scanners

GenDyn providing support services for Littoral Combat Ships

British police urge public to inform on 'aspiring terrorists'

MARSDAILY

More Driving And Imaging At 'Matijevic Hill'
Opportunity is continuing the local area survey around the location called Matijevic Hill (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour Crater. Th ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace's heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight is cleared for liftoff with EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3
The sixth heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight for Arianespace in 2012 has been given the "go" for liftoff on Friday following a successful launch readiness review at the Spaceport in French Guiana. Thi ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA's Space Launch System Using Futuristic Technology to Build the Next Generation of Rockets
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. is using a method called selective laser melting, or SLM, to create intricate metal parts for America's next heavy-lift rocket. Using th ... more
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MARSDAILY

Survey of 'Matijevic Hill' Continues
Opportunity has completed approximately half of the local area survey around the location called Matijevic Hill (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Ende ... more
MOON DAILY

Moon crater yields impact clues
NASA scientists say an almost perfectly preserved crater on the moon should yield clues to the evolution of impact craters on Earth and other rocky bodies. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective

Composition of Earth's mantle revisited

Marine protected areas might not be enough to help overfished reefs recover

Trash burning worldwide significantly worsens air pollution

Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth than previously thought

Black carbon linked to cardiovascular health

A long childhood feeds the hungry human brain

IRON AND ICE

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8
Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., have obtained several radar images depicting near-Earth asteroid 2007 PA8. The images w ... more
IRON AND ICE

Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission
Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. and the non-profit B612 Foundation have signed a contract for Ball to create prototype infrared imaging sensors for the Sentinel Mission, a deep space mission t ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

SLS Industry Day at Michoud Assembly Facility
Todd May, Space Launch System Program manager, updates the progress of the rocket program to business representatives during "SLS Industry Day at MAF" on Oct. 24 at the Michoud Assembly Facility. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Ariane 5 is poised for Arianespace's launch with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites

Arianespace's heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight is cleared for liftoff with EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets


ROCKET SCIENCE
Curiosity Team Switches Back to Earth Time

Survey of 'Matijevic Hill' Continues

More Driving And Imaging At 'Matijevic Hill'


ROCKET SCIENCE
Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact

NASA's LADEE Spacecraft Gets Final Science Instrument Installed


ROCKET SCIENCE
Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

At Pluto, Moons and Debris May Be Hazardous to New Horizons Spacecraft During Flyby

Sharpest-ever Ground-based Images of Pluto and Charon: Proves a Powerful Tool for Exoplanet Discoveries

DRAGON SPACE

Tiangong 1 Parked And Waiting As Shenzhou 10 Mission Prep Continues
Following the July-August period when controllers used Tiangong 1's thrusters for strict control of the orbit decay rate, things went quiet and Tiangong 1 settled down to a regime of orbit decay dic ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA Seeks Options for SLS Cargo Payload Fairings and Adapters
NASA is exploring options for larger payload fairings to enhance the cargo carrying capabilities of its Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket, now in development, to carry cargo, crewed spacec ... more
STATION NEWS

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station
Galactic tourism may still be a daydream for most of us, but for anyone interested in a glimpse of the International Space Station sooner, NASA is ready to help. ... more
MARSDAILY

NASA Rover Finds Clues to Changes in Mars' Atmosphere
NASA's car-sized rover, Curiosity, has taken significant steps toward understanding how Mars may have lost much of its original atmosphere. Learning what happened to the Martian atmosphere wil ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks

Crew Preparing for Cargo Ship, Spacewalk

Russian cargo ship docks with ISS: official

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Ariane 5 is poised for Arianespace's launch with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites

Arianespace's heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight is cleared for liftoff with EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets

Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
New habitable zone super-Earth found in exosolar system

Cosmic sprinklers explained in active planetary nebula

Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

Planet-hunt data released to public

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Nanocrystals and nickel catalyst substantially improve light-based hydrogen production

Radar Production Readiness Review For Indonesia National Air Space Surveillance Program Completed

Soluble circuit boards to reduce e-waste

How Butterfly Wings Can Inspire New High-Tech Surfaces

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite

Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

Turkey discusses Patriot deployment with NATO

Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Comet collisions every 6 seconds explain 17-year-old stellar mystery

Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

24/7 Energy News Coverage
Introducing the multi-tasking nanoparticle

Scientists observe quantum vortices in cold helium droplets

Removing the outcome unpredictability of ultracold atomic reactions

Real 20 per cent Renewable Energy Target would decimate industry

New Properties of Rotating Superfluids Discovered in Helium Nanodroplets

Electron microscopy enables imaging of gold nanoparticles

Cutting solar support would scrap jobs

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