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January 04, 2013
MARSDAILY
'Black Beauty' could yield Martian secrets
Washington (AFP) Jan 4, 2013
A fist-sized meteorite nicknamed "Black Beauty" could unlock vital clues to the evolution of Mars from the warm and wet place it once was to its current cold and dry state, NASA said Thursday. Discovered in Morocco's Sahara Desert in 2011, the 11-ounce (320-gram) space rock contains 10 times more water than other Martian meteorites and could be the first ever to have originated on the planet's surface or crust. After more than a year of intensive study, a team of US scientists determined the met ... read more
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EXO WORLDS

Billions and Billions of Planets
Look up at the night sky and you'll see stars, sure. But you're also seeing planets-billions and billions of them. At least. That's the conclusion of a new study by astronomers at the California Ins ... more
IRON AND ICE

Vesta: Giant impacts delivered carbon
The protoplanet Vesta has been witness to an eventful past: images taken by the framing camera onboard NASA's space probe Dawn show two enormous craters in the southern hemisphere. The images ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Congress Approves Bill Supporting Human Space Exploration
The House of Representatives has unanimously approved a Senate amendment to H.R. 6586, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee Chairman Steven Palazzo (R-MS) that extends a ... more
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MARSDAILY

Stanford researchers develop acrobatic space rovers to explore moons and asteroids
Stanford researchers, in collaboration with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have designed a robotic platform that could take space exploration to new ... more


MARSDAILY

Researchers Identify Water Rich Meteorite Linked To Mars Crust
NASA-funded researchers analyzing a small meteorite that may be the first discovered from the Martian surface or crust have found it contains 10 times more water than other Martian meteorites from u ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Three key ISRO centres get new chiefs
The state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has appointed three new directors for its various operational centres at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu and spacepor ... more
SPACE MEDICINE

Station Spinal Ultrasounds Seeking Why Astronauts Grow Taller in Space
Did you ever wish you could be just a teensy bit taller? Well, if you spend a few months in space, you could get your wish - temporarily. It is a commonly known fact that astronauts living aboard t ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

Sony cancels parody film as NKorea suspected over hack

Palestinians seek Arab backing for UN resolution

Taiwan's ailing economy major challenge for leadership hopefuls

Russian Nuclear-Powered Submarine Vladimir Monomakh

Iran nuclear talks resume in Geneva

DARPA developing first-ever maneuverable bullet

MARSDAILY

Mars meteorite has significant water
NASA says a small meteorite, possibly the first discovered from the martian surface, contains 10 times more water than meteorites that later originated on Mars. ... more
IRON AND ICE

Dawn races into 2013 on target for Ceres
Dawn concludes 2012 almost 13,000 times farther from Vesta than it began the year. At that time, it was in its lowest orbit, circling the alien world at an average altitude of only 210 kilometers (1 ... more
LAUNCH PAD

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Applauds the Passage of a Government Risk-Sharing Regime Extension for the Space Launch Industry
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation has thanked Members of Congress for the extension of government risk-sharing for commercial launch companies. A bill to extend the current framework for o ... more
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TECH SPACE

COM DEV wins commercial contract from MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates
COM DEV International Ltd has been awarded an Authorization to Proceed (ATP) contract from MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates to work on a project to deliver Ku-band and Ka-band multiplexers, switch ... more
EXO WORLDS

ALMA Shows How Young Star and Planets Grow Simultaneously
Astronomers have used the ALMA telescope to get their first glimpse of a fascinating stage of star formation in which planets forming around a young star are helping the star itself continue to grow ... more
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'Anyone but the Chinese': Madagascar workers demand new masters

Zimbabwe, Zambia get $275mn for urgent Kariba Dam repair

Human DNA shows traces of ancient battle between primate and pathogen

Melting Arctic ice, rising temps seen as planet warms

Heavy snow hits northern Japan

Predator Versus Prey

3-D maps reveal the genome's origami code

MARSDAILY

'Spiky' rovers could explore martian moon
U.S. researches say autonomous rovers exploring moons and asteroids could be a significant step toward a human mission to Mars. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Rokot Launch Set for January 15
The launch of a Rokot carrier rocket, postponed indefinitely in early December over technical issues, is scheduled for January 15, Russian Space Forces spokesman Col. Alexei Zolotukhin said on Satur ... more
SPACE MEDICINE

Houston, we have another problem
As if space travel was not already filled with enough dangers, now a new in the journal PLOS ONE shows that cosmic radiation could accelerate the onset of Alzheimer's disease. "Galactic cosmic radia ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Investigation into Proton Launch Anomaly Continues as Root Cause is being Evaluated

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Applauds the Passage of a Government Risk-Sharing Regime Extension for the Space Launch Industry

Rokot Launch Set for January 15


SPACE MEDICINE
'Black Beauty' could yield Martian secrets

'Spiky' rovers could explore martian moon

ARCA will test the parachutes for the ExoMars spacecraft


SPACE MEDICINE
Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

NASA probes crash into the moon


SPACE MEDICINE
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

SPACE TRAVEL

China's Chengdu aiming to be world's next Silicon Valley
Entrepreneurs in China's southwest are dreaming of turning the city of Chengdu into the world's next Silicon Valley as the government encourages more investment outside the booming coastal regions. ... more
EXO WORLDS

ALMA Sheds Light on Planet-Forming Gas Streams
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have seen a key stage in the birth of giant planets for the first time. Vast streams of gas are flowing across ... more
EXO LIFE

ASI, ISRO hold planetary science workshop
The Astronautical Society of India (ASI) in association with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) organized a planetary science workshop on Dec 27 and 28, here. Astro-biologist, cosmologi ... more
MARSDAILY

ARCA will test the parachutes for the ExoMars spacecraft
ARCA and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a 1,1 mil. $ contract for the ExoMars, High Altitude Drop Test - Balloon Flight Services Program (HADT-BFS). During the contract, ARCA will contribute ... more
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NTU invents smart window that tints and powers itself

Japan nuclear watchdog greenlights more reactors

ORNL microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale

Conversion process turns biomass 'waste' into lucrative chemical products

Penn Research Outlines Basic Rules for Construction With a Type of Origami

India, US Discuss Building US-Designed Nuclear Power Plants in India

Guelph Researchers Recipe: Cook Farm Waste into Energy

EXO LIFE

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EXO WORLDS

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SPACE TRAVEL

NASA's Destination Station Exhibit Opens In Mesa, Arizona

SPACE MEDICINE

Space travel can accelerate Alzheimer's: US study

STATION NEWS

Expedition 34 Ready to Ring in New Year

ROBO SPACE

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LAUNCH PAD

Investigation into Proton Launch Anomaly Continues as Root Cause is being Evaluated

MARSDAILY

Curiosity Rover Takes Detailed Self-Portrait on Mars

ROBO SPACE

LS3 Four-Legged Robot Plays Follow the Leader

EXO LIFE

Cave dwelling nettle discovered in China

NASA's Space Launch System Core Stage Passes Major Milestone, Ready to Start Construction

Russia to Launch New Light Class Carrier Rocket in 2013

Russia upgrading booster rocket for NASA manned missions

Russia Designs New Spaceship

China forms key lab for cryogenic propellant

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

Investigation into Proton Launch Anomaly Continues as Root Cause is being Evaluated

SKorea retrieves NKorean rocket engine debris

Working Through the Holidays

Russia May Join ExoMars Project in Q1 2013

UKube-1 Signs up for Launch and Completes Thermal Vacuum Testing

Spiral Structure of Disk May Reveal Planets

US Firm Launches Reusable Space Rocket

Turbopump Bearing Blamed For Failed Russian Comsat Orbiting

SSL And Sea Launch Announce Successful Completion Of Investigation

New ISS crew docked at Space Station

Boeing Completes Preliminary Design Review for Space Launch System Core Stage

Cassini Instrument Learns New Tricks

Smart SPHERES Fly High Aboard the International Space Station

Clays on Mars: More Plentiful Than Expected

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