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January 15, 2013
OUTER PLANETS
New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout
Laurel MD (SPX) Jan 15, 2013
Like many of us, New Horizons is starting the new year with a workout regimen. After six months of cruising quietly through the outer solar system, NASA's Pluto-bound spacecraft came out of hibernation last weekend for three weeks of activity that include system checks, a new flight software upload and science data downloads. The mission operations team at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Maryland "woke" New Horizons from electronic slumber on Jan. 6. First ta ... read more
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TIME AND SPACE

A rock is a clock: Physicist uses matter to tell time
Ever since he was a kid growing up in Germany, Holger Muller has been asking himself a fundamental question: What is time? That question has now led Muller, an associate professor of physics at the ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Unilever Buys 22 Flights On XCOR Lynx Suborbiter For AXE Campaign
Commercial spaceflight is entering the main stream and looking (and smelling) quite good! United Kingdom-based Unilever Group, and Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) announced a 22 flight purchase o ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Russia plans replacement for Soyuz rocket
Russia's struggling space agency has unveiled a new multi-billion-dollar plan that will see the development of a replacement for the ageing Soyuz rocket by 2020. ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Robot Spheres in zero-gravity action
A squadron of mini satellites on the International Space Station will wake up this Friday to obey remote commands from students across Europe. Watch a live broadcast from space as teams make the dro ... more


MARSDAILY

Bacteria In Rio Tinto Could Be Like Those On Mars
Researchers at the have identified microorganisms that live inside salt deposits in the acidic and ferrous environment of the Tinto River in Huelva, Spain. The extreme conditions of these micronich ... more
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MARSDAILY

Opportunity Heading Toward Light-Toned Veins
Opportunity is on the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour Crater at the local region called "Matijevic Hill." The rover completed the in-situ (contact) analysis at the location ... more
MARSDAILY

Mars One announces requirements for Red Planet colonists
Mars One, a Netherlands-based non-profit company that hopes to deliver the first humans to the Red Planet by 2023, has issued a list of basic requirements for those willing to become Mars colony pio ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

LAUNCH PAD

Roscosmos Releases Report On Proton Launch Anomaly
Roscosmos management has reviewed and approved the report provided by the Russian working group investigating the Proton launch anomaly during the Yamal 402 mission and have provided the report to K ... more
LAUNCH PAD

SpaceX sets March 1 for launch to ISS
U.S. commercial space company SpaceX says it has picked March 1 for the next launch of its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Chinese tech firms pump up volume at CES
Chinese high-tech companies have showcased some of the most eye-popping gear at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, bidding to reverse their lack of global brand recognition. ... more
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TIME AND SPACE

Spacetime: A Smoother Brew Than We Knew
Spacetime may be less like foamy quantum beer and more like smooth Einsteinian whiskey, according to research led by physicist Robert Nemiroff of Michigan Technological University being presented th ... more
SATURN DAILY

Cassini Suggests Icing On A Lake
It's not exactly icing on a cake, but it could be icing on a lake. A new paper by scientists on NASA's Cassini mission finds that blocks of hydrocarbon ice might decorate the surface of existing lak ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New branch added to European family tree

Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber

Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison

Nature of war: Chimpanzees inherently violent

New research decodes virus-host interactions in ocean dead zones

Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs

Saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short

SPACE TRAVEL

High fashion, high tech intersect at CES confab
The folks who brought you laptop trackpads, voice-activated smartphones and touch-screen tablets are dreaming up new ways for users to interact with technology through wearable, fashionable gadgets. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace's industry leadership will continue with 12 launcher family missions planned in 2013
Applying the full benefits of its launcher family, Arianespace is targeting a total of 12 missions with Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega in 2013 - maintaining its launch services leadership and building on ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

AXE to Send 22 Guys to Space with New Apollo Campaign
AXE is going where only few have gone before by giving guys the ultimate out-of-this-world experience: a trip to space. To recruit guys for this once-in-a-lifetime epic journey, AXE is creating the ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Roscosmos Releases Report On Proton Launch Anomaly

Russia plans replacement for Soyuz rocket

SpaceX sets March 1 for launch to ISS


SPACE TRAVEL
Mars One announces requirements for Red Planet colonists

Opportunity Heading Toward Light-Toned Veins

Bacteria In Rio Tinto Could Be Like Those On Mars


SPACE TRAVEL
Mission would drag asteroid to the moon

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride


SPACE TRAVEL
New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace addresses The Insurance Institute of London
Speaking in the ongoing lecture series organized by The Insurance Institute of London, Arianespace reaffirmed its partnership with today's leading space insurance firms. The Insurance Institut ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA Researchers Studying Advanced Nuclear Rocket Technologies
Advanced propulsion researchers at NASA are a step closer to solving the challenge of safely sending human explorers to Mars and other solar system destinations. By using an innovative test facility ... more
SPACE MEDICINE

Simulated Mars mission reveals body's sodium rhythms
Clinical pharmacologist Jens Titze, M.D., knew he had a one-of-a-kind scientific opportunity: the Russians were going to simulate a flight to Mars, and he was invited to study the participating cosm ... more
EXO WORLDS

Earth-size planets common in galaxy
An analysis of the first three years of data from NASA's Kepler mission, which already has discovered thousands of potential exoplanets, contains good news for those searching for habitable worlds o ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero

Three's a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

Making quantum dots glow brighter

UCI team is first to capture motion of single molecule in real time

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row

Asia's billionaires see fastest wealth growth: report

MARSDAILY

Mars500 project - salt balance of the Mars 'astronauts'

LAUNCH PAD

Cargo loading underway with the next ATV resupply spacecraft to be launched by Ariane 5

SPACE TRAVEL

IBM tops as tech titans scramble for US patents

EXO WORLDS

Kepler Gets a Little Help From Its Friends

MARSDAILY

Simulated mission to Mars reveals critical data about sleep needs for astronauts

SPACE TRAVEL

Simulated Mars mission shows good sleep is critical

MARSDAILY

NASA's Big Mars Rover Makes First Use Of Its Brush

IRON AND ICE

Herschel intercepts asteroid Apophis

IRON AND ICE

Rogue asteroid a fifth bigger than thought: space agency

IRON AND ICE

Asteroid Impact Delivered Carbon To Giant Asteroid Vesta

NASA, ESA Telescopes Find Evidence for Asteroid Belt Around Vega

NASA's Hubble Reveals Rogue Planetary Orbit For Fomalhaut B

Curiosity Rover Explores Yellowknife Bay

Exocomets may be as common as exoplanets

Asteroid Impact Delivered Carbon To Giant Asteroid Vesta

Within 'Habitable Zone,' More Planets than We Knew

15 New Planets Hint At "Traffic Jam" Of Moons In Habitable Zone

Lockheed Martin Delivered Core Structure For First GOES-R Satellite

Opportunity Scores Another Dust Cleaning Event At Vermillion

At Least One in Six Stars Has an Earth-sized Planet

Frozen hydrocarbon ice on Titan's oceans?

Arianespace says 2012 sales leapt by 30%

'17 billion' Earth-sized planets in Milky Way: study

India scales down experimental flying payloads for exploring Mars

Astrophysicists find wide binary stars wreak havoc in planetary systems

For Sale: NASA Space Shuttle Stuff

Russia develops new rocket fuel

2013 FIRST Robotics Kick-Off Event

Arianespace to launch VNREDSat-1A built by Astrium for Vietnam

NASA Kepler hints at over 250 new potentially habitable worlds

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