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February 13, 2013
IRON AND ICE
No asteroid risk in foreseeable future
Pasadena, Calif. (UPI) Feb 12, 2013
Despite the approach of an asteroid set to make a close flyby of Earth this week, an actual impact is unlikely for the foreseeable future, astronomers say. Although asteroid 2012 DA14 will fly past closer than some orbiting satellites, NASA says an analysis of its path shows no impact is possible. Meanwhile, U.S. astronomers have played down a report by the Voice of Russia quoting two Russian astronomers predicting a possible impact by another asteroid in 2106. The Russians sugges ... read more
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OUTER PLANETS

Public to vote on names for Pluto moons
The U.S.-led team that discovered two new moons of the dwarf planet Pluto says they're asking the public to vote on potential names for the distant worlds. ... more
EXO LIFE

Planet color may suggest alien life
The light signatures of lichens and algae reflected in a distant planet's distinctive coloring could be evidence of alien life, German researchers say. ... more
EXO LIFE

Can we live farther away from the Sun
Researchers from the Pennsylvania State University (USA) have proposed new borders of the habitable zone for earth-type planets. Using as a basis the corrected absorption coefficients of molecules o ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

Eutelsat and Arianespace sign new multi-year multiple launch services agreement
Eutelsat Communications and Arianespace have announced the signature of a long-term multiple launch services agreement which guarantees launch capacity and flexibility to Eutelsat for its industry-l ... more


TECH SPACE

Alphasat experiences heaven on Earth
Tucked away in a vacuum chamber for several months, Europe's largest telecom satellite has faced the harsh conditions it will deal with once it is launched into space this summer. Testing at I ... more
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MARSDAILY

NASA Curiosity Rover Collects First Martian Bedrock Sample
NASA's Curiosity rover has, for the first time, used a drill carried at the end of its robotic arm to bore into a flat, veiny rock on Mars and collect a sample from its interior. This is the first t ... more
EXO WORLDS

Direct Infrared Image Of An Arm In Disk Demonstrates Transition To Planet Formation
An international team of astronomers led by Satoshi Mayama (Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan) and Ruobing Dong (Princeton University, U.S.A.) has made observations with the Subaru Tel ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinese president wields economic might on LatAm tour

US still mulling Iraq request for militant drone strikes

China anti-terror advice: "fight back" or "run away"

The Great War Redux

France and Britain trade hypocrisy claims over MH17 sanctions

Israel strikes kill dozens in Gaza as toll tops 670

New collaboration between Australian military, universities

MARSDAILY

Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly, Begins Environmental Testing of NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft
Lockheed Martin has completed the assembly of NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft. The orbiter is now undergoing environmental testing at the company's Space Systems fac ... more
IRON AND ICE

New NASA Mission To Help Us Better Estimate Asteroid Impact Hazard
Every year, sensors designed to detect nuclear explosions see harmless bursts in Earth's upper atmosphere from the breakup of an asteroid a few yards across. Tiny asteroids are much more numerous th ... more
IRON AND ICE

Near impact: asteroid to narrowly miss Earth
Hold on to your hats: an asteroid will zoom within spitting distance of Earth next week, in what NASA said Thursday is the closest flyby ever predicted for an object this large. ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Foundation Helps Promote New Robotics Teams Worldwide
The Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation and the Northrop Grumman Foundation has announced a partnership to establish 200 new VEX Robotics Competition teams in locations worldwide and ... more
EXO WORLDS

Earth-like planets are right next door
Using publicly available data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have found that six percent of red dwarf stars have habitable, ... more
24/7 News Coverage
K computer runs largest ever ensemble simulation of global weather

How honey bees stay cool

Seals forage at offshore wind farms

15-year analysis of blue whales off California finds conflict with shipping lanes

Meat turns up the heat

Radio frequency ID tags on honey bees reveal hive dynamics

Ecological impact of microbial respiration in oxygen-starved oceans

TECH SPACE

Satellite undergoes extreme testing
Europe's largest telecom satellite has successfully faced a test recreating conditions it will deal with when it is launched this summer, scientists say. ... more
MARSDAILY

In milestone, Mars rover collects first bedrock sample
In a first, the Mars rover Curiosity has penetrated a rock on the Red Planet and collected a sample from its interior, the US space agency announced Saturday. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Ariane 5 delivers record payload off back-to-back launches this week
On Thursday, February 7, 2013, Arianespace successfully carried out the 54th Ariane 5 launch in a row, orbiting two telecommunications satellites: Amazonas-3 for Spanish operator Hispasat, and Azers ... more
LAUNCH PAD
Eutelsat and Arianespace sign new multi-year multiple launch services agreement

Ariane 5 delivers record payload off back-to-back launches this week

Ariane 5 Arrives At Kourou For 4th Automated Transfer Vehicle Mission


LAUNCH PAD
Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly, Begins Environmental Testing of NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft

NASA Curiosity Rover Collects First Martian Bedrock Sample

In milestone, Mars rover collects first bedrock sample


LAUNCH PAD
Building a lunar base with 3D printing

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015


LAUNCH PAD
Public to vote on names for Pluto moons

The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

LAUNCH PAD

Ariane 5 Arrives At Kourou For 4th Automated Transfer Vehicle Mission
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's upcoming flight with an Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) resupply spacecraft has arrived in French Guiana, maintaining the mission pace for this industry-leading launc ... more
EXO WORLDS

Kepler Data Suggest Earth-size Planets May Be Next Door
Using publicly available data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics estimate that six percent of red dwarf stars in the galaxy have Earth ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace Launches Six Globalstar Birds Using Starsem Soyuz
Wednesday's successful orbiting of six spacecraft on a Starsem Soyuz mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome marks the wrap-up of launch services currently contracted with Arianespace by Globalstar for the ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA and ATK Complete Avionics and Controls Testing for SLS Booster
NASA and ATK (ATK) completed the second in a series of development tests for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) booster program on January 30 at ATK's Promontory, Utah, test facility. This key a ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye

Scientists Find Way to Maintain Quantum Entanglement in Amplified Signals

Quantum leap in lasers brightens future of quantum computing

Oregon chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution

Understanding Graphene's Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level

A noble gas cage

Japanese leader proposes first-ever 'Robot Olympics'

EXO WORLDS

Earth-like planets may be closer than thought: study

IRON AND ICE

Asteroid 2012 DA14 - Earth Flyby Reality Check

MARSDAILY

Sampling Several Rock Targets

LAUNCH PAD

Final checkout underway for the Starsem Soyuz launch with Globalstar spacecraft

IRON AND ICE

Small Asteroid to Whiz Past Earth Safely

MARSDAILY

Mapping Mars

MARSDAILY

Weekend Test on Mars Was Preparation to Drill a Rock

SPACE TRAVEL

Supersonic skydiver even faster than thought

EXO WORLDS

Are Super-Earths Actually Mini-Neptunes?

SATURN DAILY

Cassini Sees Titan Cooking up Smog

BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter Proto-Flight Mechanical and Propulsion Bus undergoes bake-out

South Korean Satellite Makes First Contact with Ground

Ahmadinejad says ready to be Iran's first spaceman

Building a lunar base with 3D printing

Flight Control Test-2 for SLS at ATK

Dawn Look Backs

Iran's Bio-Capsule Comes Back from Space

NASA Launches Rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

Researchers develop model for identifying habitable zones around star

Stars can be late parents

Zenit Engine Worked Normally

A Hero For Humankind: Yuri Gagarin's Spaceflight

Internet wonders which monkey Iran sent into space

Floating platform unharmed after Zenit launch failure

Intelsat 27 Launch Unsuccessful

Herschel Finds Past-Prime Star May Be Making Planets

Astrium wins ESA contracts to design Ariane 6 and continue development of Ariane 5 ME

Mercury's crust likely made of magnesium-rich basalt

Site of space rocket launch to become home of S. Korea's space program

NASA Wallops Rocket Mission January 29 Prepping for Future Projects

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