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November 22, 2012
MARSDAILY
Life on Mars? Maybe not. NASA rows back on findings
Washington (AFP) Nov 21, 2012
NASA downplayed Wednesday talk of a major discovery by its Martian rover after remarks by the mission chief raised hopes it may have unearthed evidence life once existed on the Red Planet. Excitement is building over soon-to-be-released results from NASA's Curiosity rover, which is three months into a two-year mission to determine if Mars has ever been capable of supporting microbial life. Its Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instruments have been sending back information as it hunts for compounds ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

S. Korea rocket launch set for Nov 29
South Korea plans to go ahead with a delayed rocket launch on Thursday next week in its third bid in four years to put a satellite into orbit, officials said. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

France, Germany compromise on Ariane launcher: minister
France and Germany have overcome differences on building a successor to the Ariane 5 rocket, French Science Minister Genevieve Fioraso said at a European space meeting here Wednesday. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

UK Secures Billion Pound Package For Space Investment
The UK Space Agency is set to invest 1.2 pounds in some of Europe's biggest and most lucrative space projects, providing the UK with increased leadership in a rapidly growing global sector and build ... more
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OUTER PLANETS

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere
Munich, Germany (SPX) Nov 22, 2012 Dwarf planet Makemake [1] is about two thirds of the size of Pluto, and travels around the Sun in a distant path that lies beyond that of Pluto but closer to the ... more


MARSDAILY

Curiosity Team May Reveal Major Discovery Soon
The Curiosity Mars rover has made a potentially explosive discovery, experts said, but NASA scientists are keeping it under wraps to double-check the spacecraft's calculations. Chief mission s ... more
The Year In Space
LAUNCH PAD

Pleiades 1B is ready for integration in the payload "stack" for Arianespace's next Soyuz mission
The Pleiades 1B satellite passenger for Arianespace's fourth Soyuz flight from French Guiana is ready for integration into the medium-lift launcher's payload "stack" at the Spaceport. This dua ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Mexsat Bicentenario is delivered to French Guiana for its December launch on Ariane 5
The second passenger for Arianespace's next heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission - Mexsat Bicentenario - has arrived in French Guiana. Built by satellite manufacturer Orbital Sciences Corporation, this telec ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US military's robot space plane lands back on Earth

Russia to Create Space-Based Ballistic Missile Warning System

COBALT delivers app-specific IO for established military application profiles

LockMart and NGC Deliver Payload for Fourth SBIRS Satellite

zero2infinity will launch nanosatellites from the stratosphere

Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Satellite Contract

With IRNSS-1C, India a Step Closer to Own Navigation Satellite System

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
MARSDAILY

Curiosity Rover Preparing for Thanksgiving Activities
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity completed a touch-and-go inspection of one rock on Sunday, Nov. 18, then pivoted and, on the same day, drove toward a Thanksgiving overlook location. Last week, Cur ... more
MARSDAILY

Meteorite samples provide definitive evidence of water and rock types on Mars
Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, NASA's Johnson Space Center, Lunar Planetary Institute, and Carnegie Institute of Washington report on geochemical studies that help towards settlin ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Ban 'killer robots,' rights group urges
Hollywood-style robots able to shoot people without permission from their human handlers are a real possibility and must be banned before governments start deploying them, campaigners warned Monday. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

ILS Launches the EchoStar XVI Satellite
International Launch Services (ILS), a leading launch services provider for the global commercial satellite industry, successfully delivered the EchoStar XVI satellite into orbit today on an ILS Pro ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Mysterious Midcontinent Rift is a Geological Hybrid

These roos were 'made' for walking, study suggests of extinct enigmas

Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture

Brain surgery through the cheek

Prehistoric crocodiles' evolution mirrored in living species

Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to large cyanobacteria blooms

Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation

ROCKET SCIENCE

S. Korea readies for delayed rocket launch
South Korea is set to go ahead next week with a delayed rocket launch as it aims to join the elite club of nations capable of putting a satellite into orbit, an official said Tuesday. ... more
EXO LIFE

Lifting The Ceiling On Terran Lifeforms
The parachuting thrill-seeker Felix Baumgartner is not the only living thing to plunge through the jet stream. Recent studies have confirmed that microbes exist in the stratosphere, the atmosp ... more
EXO LIFE

NASA Innovator of Year Hunts for Extraterrestrial Amino Acids
The hunt for the organic molecules that create proteins and enzymes critical for life here on Earth has largely happened in sophisticated terrestrial laboratories equipped with high-tech gadgetry ne ... more
EXO LIFE
Pleiades 1B is ready for integration in the payload "stack" for Arianespace's next Soyuz mission

ILS Launches the EchoStar XVI Satellite

France, Germany compromise on Ariane launcher: minister


EXO LIFE
Martian And Terran History Finding a common denominator

Curiosity Rover Preparing for Thanksgiving Activities

Curiosity Team May Reveal Major Discovery Soon


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

Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact


EXO LIFE
Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

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

MERCURY RISING

MESSENGER Finds Unusual Groups of Ridges and Troughs on Mercury
MESSENGER has discovered assemblages of tectonic landforms unlike any previously found on Mercury or elsewhere in the Solar System. The surface of Mercury is covered with deformational landfor ... more
EXO WORLDS

NASA's Kepler Wraps Prime Mission, Begins Extension
NASA is marking two milestones in the search for planets like Earth; the successful completion of the Kepler Space Telescope's three-and-a-half-year prime mission and the beginning of an extended mi ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Supersonic Decelerator Project 'On Track' for Success
NASA has completed three key milestones in its development of new atmospheric deceleration technologies to support exploration missions across the solar system. The Low-Density Supersonic Dece ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Europe, U.S. talk space program link
European plans to join the United States in building a manned spaceship could see a British astronaut in space before the end of the decade, officials said. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
ORNL research reveals unique capabilities of 3-D printing

Trina Solar's Monocrystalline Honey Module Sets New World Record

Stem and Kyocera Launch Energy Storage For Commercial Users

Researchers develop world's thinnest electric generator

A simple and versatile way to build 3-dimensional materials of the future

Energy Prices and Business Decision-Making in Canada

A brighter design emerges for low-cost, 'greener' LED light bulbs

TIME AND SPACE

BaBar Experiment Confirms Time Asymmetry

MARSDAILY

Martian And Terran History Finding a common denominator

ROCKET SCIENCE

South Korea's rocket launch likely to take place Nov. 29

STATION NEWS

Three ISS crew return to Earth in Russian capsule

STATION NEWS

Station Crew Off Duty After Undocking

EXO WORLDS

Rare image of Super-Jupiter sheds light on planet formation

EXO WORLDS

Astronomers Directly Image Massive Star's 'Super-Jupiter'

ROBO SPACE

Toshiba unveils dog-like robot for Fukushima plant

STATION NEWS

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

LAUNCH PAD

France, Germany seek Ariane compromise at ESA space meet

Meteorites reveal warm water existed on Mars

SETI Institute Major Donation From Qualcomm Chief Scientist Franklin Antonio

New views of the Martian ionosphere

AVX Introduces SMD Tantalum Chip Capacitors For Aerospace Applications

Instrument Delivered for NASA's Upcoming Mars Mission

Melt water on Mars could sustain life

NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars

NASA Selects Information Technology Flight Operations Support Contract

CU LASP package ready for MAVEN integration bound for Mars

Space station command changes

A Reborn Planetary Nebula

Mars radiation levels not lethal to humans

Andrews Space To Manufacture Sinclair Rods

Lowell astronomer, collaborators point the way for exoplanet search

Student Teams to Build and Fly Rockets With Onboard Payloads for NASA Rocketry Challenge

DARPA's Advanced Space Surveillance Telescope Could Be Looking Up From Down Under

NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars

Raytheon submits Space Fence proposal to the USAF

Survey At 'Matijevic Hill' Wrapping Up

Russia restores space contact after cable rupture

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