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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
Next gen satellite to be tested during Arctic Shield 2014

Antineutrino detectors could aid non-proliferation

3 SOPS bids farewell to oldest DSCS satellite

Lockheed taps GenDyn unit for Space Fence ground equipment structures

Optus 10 delivered to French Guiana for Ariane 5 Sept launch

Canada's MDA receives radar antennas for satellite use

Russia to Develop New Satellite Communication System

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
World's primary forests on the brink

8,000-year-old mutation key to human life at high altitudes

Sun's activity influences natural climate change

Trees and shrubs invading critical grasslands, diminish cattle production

CHIKV Challenge Asks Teams to Forecast the Spread of Infectious Disease

New analysis links tree height to climate

Make your mobile device live up to its true potential - as a data collection tool

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
Bionic Liquids from Lignin

Mercedes-Benz accused of 'price-fixing': China media

Westinghouse to Provide Finland's TVO with Advanced Reactor Internal Pumps

Canadian Solar Modules to Power 44 MW North Carolina Solar Farms

Foreign investment in China slumps in July: govt

Trina Solar to Develop 49.9MW Solar Power Plant in UK

MarLar Properties' Rehabbed Homes Add Solar and Geothermal

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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