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November 18, 2012
MARSDAILY
Mars radiation levels not lethal to humans
Washington (UPI) Nov 17, 2012
The Mars rover Curiosity found radiation levels on Mars are not lethal to humans, U.S. researchers say. "Absolutely, astronauts can live in this environment," said Don Hassler, principal investigator for the rover's Radiation Assessment Detector, at a news conference Thursday. Hassler said characterizing the radiation on the surface of another planet has never been done before now, CNN reported. Researchers plan to collect radiation numbers over time to create a better assessment ... read more
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TECH SPACE

Andrews Space To Manufacture Sinclair Rods
Andrews Space (Andrews) has announced they have signed an exclusive agreement with Sinclair Interplanetary (Sinclair) of Toronto, Canada to begin selling and manufacturing Sinclair's highly popular ... more
EXO WORLDS

Lowell astronomer, collaborators point the way for exoplanet search
Though the search for planets around other stars, or exoplanets, is showing researchers that planets are abundant in our galaxy, it helps a great deal to have directions when searching for as-of-yet ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Student Teams to Build and Fly Rockets With Onboard Payloads for NASA Rocketry Challenge
Organizers of the NASA Student Launch Projects have announced the 57 student teams whose inventive creations will soar skyward in April during the space agency's 2012-13 rocketry challenge. Re ... more
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IRON AND ICE

DARPA's Advanced Space Surveillance Telescope Could Be Looking Up From Down Under
DARPA's ground-based Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) may soon head to Australia. An agreement reached this week with Australia's Department of Defense will allow DARPA to take the 180,000 lb. thr ... more


MARSDAILY

Meteorites reveal warm water existed on Mars
The study determined that water temperatures on the Red Planet ranged from 50C to 150C. Microbes on Earth can live in similar waters, for example in the volcanic thermal springs at Yellowstone Park, ... more
The Year In Space
DRAGON SPACE

Mr Xi in Space
The recent change of leadership in China has made foreign policy analysts very busy. Nobody is completely sure of how Xi Jinping will steer China, or how the somewhat opaque machinery of China's pol ... more
MARSDAILY

NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars
Observations of wind patterns and natural radiation patterns on Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover are helping scientists better understand the environment on the Red Planet's surface. Researchers ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch

China conducts land-based missile interception test

Lockheed Martin Selected For USAF Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

Nano-sized Chip Sniffs Out Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs

USAF will provide assured access to space

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia firing across border on Ukraine troops: US

MARSDAILY

New views of the Martian ionosphere
High above the main body of Mars' atmosphere is a region of weakly ionised gas, known as the ionosphere. For the last eight years this poorly understood region has been observed by instruments on bo ... more
EXO WORLDS

A Reborn Planetary Nebula
These images of the planetary nebula Abell 30, (a.k.a. A30), show one of the clearest views ever obtained of a special phase of evolution for these objects. The inset image on the right is a close-u ... more
MARSDAILY

Survey At 'Matijevic Hill' Wrapping Up
Opportunity is nearing the completion 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 Endeavour ... more
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STATION NEWS

Russia restores space contact after cable rupture
Russia on Thursday restored its communications with the International Space Station and satellites after repairing a cable in Moscow that had been damaged during road works. ... more
TECH SPACE

Lockheed Martin Submits Space Fence Radar Proposal to USAF to Detect and Track Orbital Objects
Lockheed Martin has submitted its final contract proposal to build Space Fence, an advanced ground-based radar system that will improve the way the U.S. Air Force identifies and tracks orbital objec ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Water, water - not everywhere: Mapping water trends for African maize

The microbes make the sake brewery

Leaf-mining insects destroyed with the dinosaurs, others quickly appeared

Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production

More than glitter

New perspective on agricultural plastic, debris burning, and air quality

The geography of the global electronic waste e-waste burden

ROCKET SCIENCE

XCOR Announces ATK as Lynx Mark I Wing Detailed Design And Build Contractor
XCOR Aerospace has issued the initial phase of a two-phase contract to ATK's Aerospace Structures Division [NYSE:ATK] for the detailed design and manufacture of the Lynx Mark I suborbital reusable l ... more
MARSDAILY

Rover's 'SAM' Lab Instrument Suite Tastes Soil
A pinch of fine sand and dust became the first solid Martian sample deposited into the biggest instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity: the Sample Analysis at Mars, or SAM. Located inside th ... more
TECH SPACE

Raytheon submits Space Fence proposal to the USAF
Raytheon has submitted its proposal for the U.S. Air Force's Space Fence program. Space Fence, a large, S-band radar to be based in Kwajalein atoll, will be capable of detecting more and much smalle ... more
TECH SPACE
Arianespace's fourth Spaceport mission with Soyuz ready for fueling

Ariane 5's sixth launch of 2012

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


TECH SPACE
Mars radiation levels not lethal to humans

Rover's 'SAM' Lab Instrument Suite Tastes Soil

Mars orbiter back online after system swap


TECH SPACE
China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year

Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact


TECH SPACE
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

ROCKET SCIENCE

S. Korean space launch faces further delay
South Korea's third try to launch its first space satellite may again be put off due to a delay in getting a Russian replacement part, officials said Wednesday. ... more
EXO WORLDS

Lonely planet: Orphan world spotted in deep space
Astronomers on Wednesday reported they had detected a planet that had strayed from its star system and was wandering alone in deep space. ... more
TECH SPACE

US to station powerful radar, space telescope in Australia
The United States military will station a powerful radar and a space telescope in Australia as part of a major refocusing of priorities towards Asia, the two countries announced Wednesday. ... more
STATION NEWS

Russia loses contact with satellites, space station
Russia on Wednesday lost the ability to send basic commands to most of its satellites and segment of the International Space Station following a vital cable failure near Moscow. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Boosting the Force of Empty Space

Fukushima Accident Underscores Need to Act on Nuclear Plant Hazards

SPN Partners With Komeri For 12MW Solar System Atop 14 Facilities

'Comb on a chip' powers new NIST/Caltech atomic clock design

Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets

Organic zeolites

The birth of topological spintronics

ROCKET SCIENCE

S.Korea postpones rocket launch: official

STATION NEWS

Cut in Russian link to space station not serious: NASA

MARSDAILY

Mars orbiter back online after system swap

SPACE TRAVEL

Latest China military hardware displayed at airshow

ROCKET SCIENCE

S.Korea urges Russia to send rocket parts swiftly

EXO WORLDS

Lost in Space: Rogue Planet Spotted?

EXO WORLDS

Lowell Astronomer, Collaborators Point The Way For Exoplanet Search

MERCURY RISING

High-Frequency Flux Transfer Events Detected Near Mercury

TIME AND SPACE

CERN collider to become the world's fastest stopwatch?

STATION NEWS

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

SciTechTalk: All work and no play?

Ariane 5's sixth launch of 2012

Arianespace's fourth Spaceport mission with Soyuz ready for fueling

What Arctic Rocks Say About Mars: An Interview with Hans Amundsen

China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year

Get some bed rest - all 21 days of it

New habitable zone super-Earth found in exosolar system

Nearby six-planet system could be life friendly

Atmospheric CO2 risks increasing space junk: study

Obama Win Keeps NASA's Space Plans on Course

Cosmic sprinklers explained in active planetary nebula

Discovery of a Giant Gap in the Disk of a Sun-like Star May Indicate Multiple Planets

Plans for manned space missions advance

X-48 Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft Makes 100th Test Flight

Swiss watches tick to Chinese heartbeat

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

NASA tests 'interplanetary Internet'

Britain says no calculators for math tests

CSA: Canada finds its space in space

Clarkson Professor Co-writes Book Promoting Space Exploration

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