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December 14, 2012
EXO LIFE
ASU researchers propose new way to look at the dawn of life
Tempe AZ (SPX) Dec 14, 2012
One of the great mysteries of life is how it began. What physical process transformed a nonliving mix of chemicals into something as complex as a living cell? For more than a century, scientists have struggled to reconstruct the key first steps on the road to life. Until recently, their focus has been trained on how the simple building blocks of life might have been synthesized on the early Earth, or perhaps in space. But because it happened so long ago, all chemical traces have long been oblitera ... read more
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LAUNCH PAD

ISRO planning 10 space missions in 2013
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to accomplish 10 space missions in the next one year, parliament was informed on Wednesday. Minister of State in the Prime Minister's ... more
MARSDAILY

Opportunity Checking Out Some Rocks At Matijevic Hill
Opportunity is located at a place named "Matijevic Hill" (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour Crater. On Sol 3153 (Dec. 6, 2012), the rov ... more
MOON DAILY

NASA Gravity Probes Prepare to Hit the Moon
A pair of NASA spacecraft that have been studying the Moon's gravitational field are being prepared for a controlled descent into a mountain near the Moon's north pole. Impact is expected at about 2 ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Awards Commercial Crew Certification Contracts
NASA announced Dec. 10 the next step in its plan to launch American astronauts from U.S. soil, selecting three companies to conduct activities under contracts that will enable future certification o ... more


ROCKET SCIENCE

Fast20XX research project - ideas for travelling at hypersonic speed
The vision is enticing - board in Europe, sit back, and disembark 90 minutes later on the other side of the world, in Australia. But before the SpaceLiner, which is being developed by the Institute ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Hat Trick for X-37B
The third launch of the US Air Force's X-37B robot spaceplane opens new challenges to this robust spacecraft. For the first time, an X-37B mission is underway with a used vehicle. The spaceplane tha ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

North Korea launches long-range rocket
North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Wednesday, in defiance of UN sanctions threats over what Pyongyang's critics insist is a disguised ballistic missile test. ... 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

Curiosity Rover Nearing Yellowknife Bay
The NASA Mars rover Curiosity drove 63 feet (19 meters) northeastward early Monday, Dec. 10, approaching a step down into a slightly lower area called "Yellowknife Bay," where researchers intend to ... more
IRON AND ICE

Student Team Provides Real-Time Video of Asteroid Toutatis
An asteroid that some day might threaten Earth is passing relatively close by on the night of December 11-12, and its gliding path among the stars will be tracked by a team of high-school students a ... more
SATURN DAILY

Cassini Spots Mini Nile River on Saturn Moon
Scientists with NASA's Cassini mission have spotted what appears to be a miniature, extraterrestrial likeness of Earth's Nile River: a river valley on Saturn's moon Titan that stretches more than 20 ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Big Asteroid Tumbles Harmlessly Past Earth
This week, NASA's Goldstone radar is tracking a large asteroid as it passes by Earth, and obtaining images of unprecedented clarity. "At closest approach on Dec. 12th, asteroid 4179 Toutatis will be ... more
TECH SPACE

Thales Makes Second Attempt to Adjust Yamal Orbit
Specialists from Thales Alenia Space carried out on Tuesday a second out of four scheduled maneuvers to bring the Yamal-402 satellite into its designated orbit, Russia's Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) ... more
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The microbes make the sake brewery

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

Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production

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

The geography of the global electronic waste e-waste burden

ROCKET SCIENCE

US sends futuristic plane back into space
The United States on Tuesday launched for the third time its futuristic X-37B spacecraft, a small and pilotless plane that experts believe could open a new realm of espionage. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

China patent office becomes world's largest: WIPO
China's patent office for the first time became the world's largest last year, as the number of global patent filings continued to grow despite the sluggish economy, the UN's intellectual property agency said Tuesday. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

ULA Launch Monopoly to End
On May 2, 2005, Boeing and Lockheed Martin announced their intention to form a joint venture called the United Launch Alliance (ULA), combining the production, engineering, test and launch operation ... more
LAUNCH PAD
ISRO planning 10 space missions in 2013

ULA Launch Monopoly to End

Russia works to fix satellite's off-target orbit


LAUNCH PAD
Opportunity Checking Out Some Rocks At Matijevic Hill

Charitum Montes: a cratered winter wonderland

Opportunity Continues Rock Studies


LAUNCH PAD
NASA Gravity Probes Prepare to Hit the Moon

Apollo's Lunar Dust Data Being Restored

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LAUNCH PAD
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

EXO LIFE

Mining ancient ores for clues to early life
An analysis of sulfide ore deposits from one of the world's richest base-metal mines confirms that oxygen levels were extremely low on Earth 2.7 billion years ago, but also shows that microbes were ... more
TECH SPACE

Russia saves satellite after launch glitch
A Russian satellite that failed to achieve its intended orbit after separating from a launch rocket early has been lifted to the proper altitude, officials say. ... more
MOON DAILY

Apollo's Lunar Dust Data Being Restored
Forty years after the last Apollo spacecraft launched, the science from those missions continues to shape our view of the moon. In one of the latest developments, readings from the Apollo 14 and 15 ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

To reach final frontier, NASA can't go it alone: analysts
If NASA wants to help humans boldly go where no man has gone before, the US space agency must work with other countries, say experts who fear budget constraints will keep astronauts stuck on Earth. ... more
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STATION NEWS

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MARSDAILY

Charitum Montes: a cratered winter wonderland

EXO LIFE

Search for life extends to the stars

MARSDAILY

Opportunity Continues Rock Studies

ROBO SPACE

Custom robots could do Fukushima cleanup

LAUNCH PAD

Russia works to fix satellite's off-target orbit

ROCKET SCIENCE

US to launch anew secretive space plane

MOON DAILY

To the moon and back for less than 2 billion dollars

ROCKET SCIENCE

N. Korea replacing faulty rocket stage: report

Khrunichev Completes Nauka Space Station Module

Orbiter Spies Where Rover's Cruise Stage Hit Mars

Scientists say NASA's budget inadequate for its goals

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