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December 06, 2012
MOON DAILY
NASA's GRAIL Creates Most Accurate Moon Gravity Map
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 06, 2012
Twin NASA probes orbiting Earth's moon have generated the highest resolution gravity field map of any celestial body. The new map, created by the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, is allowing scientists to learn about the moon's internal structure and composition in unprecedented detail. Data from the two washing machine-sized spacecraft also will provide a better understanding of how Earth and other rocky planets in the solar system formed and evolved. The gravity field ma ... read more
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EXO WORLDS

Astronomers discover and 'weigh' infant solar system
Astronomers have found the youngest still-forming solar system yet seen, an infant star surrounded by a swirling disk of dust and gas more than 450 light-years from Earth in the constellation Taurus ... more
SATURN DAILY

Titan, Saturn's Largest Moon, Icier than Scientists Thought
Scientists have long suspected that a vast ocean of liquid water lies under the crusty exterior of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. New analysis suggests that the internally generated heat that keeps t ... more
MARSDAILY

Safe Driving on Mars
Matt Heverly doesn't like to make a big deal of his job as the lead driver of the most expensive car in the solar system-NASA's $2.5 billion, two-ton Curiosity rover, which is now roaming the surfac ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

Sea Launch Delivers the EUTELSAT 70B Spacecraft into Orbit
Sea Launch AG has successfully launched the EUTELSAT-70B satellite from the Equator on the ocean-based Launch Platform Odyssey, completing its 2nd mission for Eutelsat and marking the completion of ... more


MARSDAILY

Orbiter Spies Where Rover's Cruise Stage Hit Mars
During the 10 minutes before the NASA Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft entered the Martian atmosphere to deliver the rover Curiosity to the surface, the spacecraft shed its cruise stage, which had ... more
The Year In Space
TECH SPACE

SES And ESA To Collaborate On Electra To Develop First All-Electric Small/Medium Sized Satellite Platform In Europe
SES has announced its participation in the upcoming Artes-33 programme "ELECTRA" of the European Space Agency (ESA). Under the ELECTRA programme, SES and ESA will establish a public-private partners ... more
STATION NEWS

New Crew of ISS to Perform Two Spacewalks
International Space Station Expedition 34, which is to take off from the Baikonur Space Center in December, will perform two spacewalks under the Russian and US space programs. "The tasks of t ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Up to 15,000 Russian soldiers' sent to Ukraine, say rights groups

UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Australia PM says 'extreme force' justified against IS

Merkel says arms aid for Iraqi Kurds also defends Europe

Philippines foils 'anti-China' bombing plot: govt

Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV

ROCKET SCIENCE

N. Korea completes installing rocket: report
North Korea has completed installing a long-range rocket on its launch pad, ahead of its planned launch this month in defiance of widespread international condemnation, a report said Wednesday. ... more
MARSDAILY

NASA to send new rover to Mars in 2020
NASA plans to send a new rover to Mars in 2020 as it prepares for a manned mission to the Red Planet, the US space agency said Tuesday. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Civil Space 2013 Symposium
The Greater Huntsville Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is sponsoring a technical symposium (titled "Civil Space 2013") to discuss current challenges, opportu ... more
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MARSDAILY

Ancient Mars May Have Captured Enormous Floodwaters
An international research team led by the Planetary Science Institute has found evidence that indicates that approximately 2 billion years ago enormous volumes of catastrophic floods discharges may ... more
MARSDAILY

NASA Announces Multi-Year Mars Program With New Rover In 2020
Building on the success of Curiosity's Red Planet landing, NASA has announced plans for a robust multi-year Mars program, including a new robotic science rover set to launch in 2020. This announceme ... more
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Nature's tiny engineers

Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100

Zooming in for a safe flight

Likely near-simultaneous earthquakes complicate seismic hazard planning for Italy

Experts defend operational earthquake forecasting, counter critiques

Hong Kong activists in fightback after China vote decision

Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay

EXO LIFE

Can life emerge on planets around cooling stars?
Astronomers find planets in strange places and wonder if they might support life. One such place would be in orbit around a white or brown dwarf. While neither is a star like the sun, both glow and ... more
MARSDAILY

Opportunity Rover Does Walkabout Of Crater Rim
The latest work assignment for NASA's long-lived Mars rover Opportunity is a further examination of an area where the robot just completed a walkabout. "If you are a geologist studying a site ... more
MERCURY RISING

Altimeter Built at Goddard Helped Identify Ice on Mercury
A Goddard-built instrument on NASA's MESSENGER mission provided one of three new lines of evidence that water ice exists near the north pole of Mercury. Most of the ice is covered by a thin layer of ... more
MERCURY RISING
Sea Launch Delivers the EUTELSAT 70B Spacecraft into Orbit

Arianespace Lofts Pleiades 1B Using Soyuz Medium-lift launcher

S. Korea readies new bid to join global space club


MERCURY RISING
Opportunity Gets to Work on Interesting Rock Targets

NASA to send new rover to Mars in 2020

Orbiter Spies Where Rover's Cruise Stage Hit Mars


MERCURY RISING
Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon

NASA's GRAIL Creates Most Accurate Moon Gravity Map

WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock


MERCURY RISING
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

TECH SPACE

Countdown begins to the next generation of satellites
Leading technology design and development firm Cambridge Consultants has been selected by Iridium Communications Inc. to play a key role in the deployment of Iridium NEXT, the company's second-gener ... more
MARSDAILY

Curiosity Shakes, Bakes, and Tastes Mars with SAM
NASA's Curiosity rover analyzed its first solid sample of Mars in Nov. with a variety of instruments, including the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite. Developed at NASA's Goddard Space ... more
MARSDAILY

NASA Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has used its full array of instruments to analyze Martian soil for the first time, and found a complex chemistry within the Martian soil. Water and sulfur and chlorine-co ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Voyager 1 Encounters New Region in Deep Space
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region at the far reaches of our solar system that scientists feel is the final area the spacecraft has to cross before reaching interstellar space. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Solar System Transforms Fallow Land Into Money Generating Asset

Fukushima accepts 'temporary' radioactive waste storage

HelioSage Energy Announces Sale of 12 Solar Projects in North Carolina

VIASPACE Establishes Giant King Grass Research Collaboration With California

Ceres to Expand Product Development in Sorghum and Sugarcane

Cenex Tank Program assists retailers offering E15

SunShare Announces Program to Provide Free Electricity

MARSDAILY

China prepares to grow vegetables on Mars: state media

SPACE TRAVEL

SciTechTalk: Media fixes for space junkies

MOON DAILY

Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon

EXO WORLDS

Search for Life Suggests Solar Systems More Habitable than Ours

EXO WORLDS

Brown Dwarfs May Grow Rocky Planets

LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace Lofts Pleiades 1B Using Soyuz Medium-lift launcher

MARSDAILY

Opportunity Gets to Work on Interesting Rock Targets

ROCKET SCIENCE

Japan confesses data breach on Epsilon rocket

TECH SPACE

Schriever squadrons assure safe passage in space domain

SPACE TRAVEL

Voyager discovers 'magnetic highway' at edge of solar system

J-2X - Back in the Saddle Again

S. Korea postpones rocket launch to 2013: official

N. Korea installs rocket on launch pad: report

Robot buddy to keep Japan astronaut company

Squirrels and Birds Inspire Researchers to Create Deceptive Robots

Engineering professor looks to whirligig beetle for bio inspired robots

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

NASA's Cassini Sees Abrupt Turn in Titan's Atmosphere

Prototype Crew Access Arm Seal Tested for Orion

Space Station to reposition for science

Do missing Jupiters mean massive comet belts?

S. Korea readies new bid to join global space club

WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock

Arianespace ready for next Soyuz and Ariane missions

Astronomers report startling find on planet formation

Spacecraft Finds New Evidence for Water Ice on Mercury

The Biggest Breakthrough In Propulsion Since The Jet Engine

Asteroid dust from space

Opportunity Gets To Work On Interesting Rock

Japan Schedules Radar Satellite Launch

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