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January 06, 2010
Galactic GPS Possible With Pulsars And Gravity Waves
Rohnert Park CA (SPX) Jan 06, 2010
Radio astronomers have uncovered 17 millisecond pulsars in our galaxy by studying unknown high-energy sources detected by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. The astronomers made the discovery in less than three months. Such a jump in the pace of locating these hard-to-find objects holds the promise of using them as a kind of "galactic GPS" to detect gravitational waves passing near Earth. A pulsar is the rapidly spinning and highly magnetized core left behind when a massive star explodes. ... read more

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Earth-Like Planet Probably A Wasteland
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Just 15 Percent Of Solar Systems Like Ours
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Arianespace Poised For 2010 Boost
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Faster-Than-Light Polarization Currents
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Memory Foam Mattress Review & Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison

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Indian Cryogenic Engine Rocket Launch Put On Hold
Thiruvananthapuram (IANS) Jan 06, 2010
The test flight of a geo-synchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV-D3) powered by an Indian cryogenic engine with super-cooled fuel has been put on hold as it is undergoing final evaluation.. "We are undertaking a thorough review of the indigenously built cryogenic engine before finalising the launch date of GSLV-D3," Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Radhakrishnan said ... more

Goddard Scientist Breakthrough Given Ticket To Mars
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jan 06, 2010
The quest to discover whether Mars ever hosted an environment friendly to microscopic forms of life has just gotten a shot in the arm. "Mars was a lot different 3-1/2 billion years ago. It was more like Earth with liquid water," said Jennifer Eigenbrode, a scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. "Maybe life existed back then. Maybe it has persisted, which is possible ... more

Minimal Progress In Recent Extraction Drives
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 06, 2010
Spirit remains embedded at the location called "Troy" on the west side of Home Plate. Attempts to extricate Spirit have been complicated by the loss of functionality in the right-rear wheel and the lack of meaningful functionality with the right-front wheel. On Sol 2126 (Dec. 26, 2009), an extrication drive was commanded with all six wheels, although performance was not expected from the r ... more

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Sun Glints Seen From Space Signal Oceans And Lakes


NASA's Kepler space telescope finds five new exoplanets


Instant online solar energy quotes

Solar Energy Solutions from ABC Solar
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Indian Cryogenic Engine Rocket Launch Put On Hold

Rocket-Motor Test Supports NASA, DOD And Commercial Missions

New Materials Designed To Deal With Hypersonic And Supersonic Hot Stuff

Arianespace Is Poised To Build On Its Success In 2010 And Beyond

Booz Allen Hamilton To Transform LA Spacelift Range

Apron Construction Contract Awarded For Spaceport America

Shuttle Endeavour readied for a space trip

Space shuttle Atlantis lands back on Earth

Atlantis Ready For Landing Friday

Mini-Research Module MRM1 At Cape For Shuttle Processing

Astronauts Dock At ISS

Expedition 22 Keeps Busy While Awaiting Additional Crew Members

Galactic GPS Possible With Pulsing Pulsars And Gravitational Waves

Venus, Asteroids And Moon To Compete For Next New Frontiers Mission

Voyager Makes An Interstellar Discovery

China Building Large Radio Telescope For Space Observation

China To Launch Civil HD Survey Satellite In 2011

China Launches First Public-Welfare Mini Satellite

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India Aims For Chandrayaan-II Lunar Mission In 2013
Tiruchi, India (PTI) Jan 05, 2010
The launch of India's next moon mission, Chandrayaan-II, will be in the first quarter of 2013 as per schedule, its project head said here on Sunday. The project is shaping up as per schedule, Mylswamy Annadurai, project director, Chandrayaan-I and II of the Indian Space Research Organization, told reporters. Chandrayaan II, the second lunar mission, a four-year project under Indo-Russian collaboration, is being executed by ISRO after the success of Chandrayaan I. ... more

Y2X credit card bug spreads
Frankfurt (AFP) Jan 4, 2010
Many Germans have been hit by a computer bug linked to the year 2010 that has rendered their credit cards useless, the ZKA banking commission said on Monday. Cards issued by "many credit institutions" have run up against "a software error during the passage to the year 2010" that does not however cause security problems, the commission said in a statement. Clients at two of the biggest German retail banks, Postbank and Commerzbank, have been affected in particular but ZKA could not say how many people in all were faced with problems. ... more

Mars Spirit Rover Facing End Of Mission Decision
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jan 04, 2010
NASA's Mars rover Spirit will mark six years of unprecedented science exploration and inspiration for the American public on Sunday. However, the upcoming Martian winter could end the roving career of the beloved, scrappy robot. Spirit successfully landed on the Red Planet at 8:35 p.m. PST on Jan. 3, 2004, and its twin Opportunity arrived at 9:05 p.m. Jan. 24, 2004. The rovers began missions intended to last for three months but which have lasted six Earth years, or 3.2 Mars years. During this time, Spirit has found evidence of a steamy and violent environment on ancient Mars that was quite different from the wet and acidic past documented by Opportunity - halfway around the planet. ... more

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Mars rover Spirit's 6-year stint may be ending: NASA


Lava tube could house moon colony


Kepler Space Telescope Discovers Five Exoplanets
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Chinese FM heads to Africa

CORRECTED: Congo warlord defence opens Thursday: ICC

Guinea unions threaten strikes against junta

Electric car Think to be assembled in US in 2011: report

Geely Automobile mulls ways to collaborate with Volvo

GM China reports record sales in 2009

Hubble Telescope peers at oldest ever galaxies

2010 tech bug hits German credit cards

Astronomers Discover Waltzing Black Holes

Mini-Research Module MRM1 At Cape For Shuttle Processing

Astronauts Dock At ISS

Expedition 22 Keeps Busy While Awaiting Additional Crew Members

Shuttle Endeavour readied for a space trip

Space shuttle Atlantis lands back on Earth

Atlantis Ready For Landing Friday

Indian Cryogenic Engine Rocket Launch Put On Hold

Rocket-Motor Test Supports NASA, DOD And Commercial Missions

New Materials Designed To Deal With Hypersonic And Supersonic Hot Stuff

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Booz Allen Hamilton To Transform LA Spacelift Range

Moon Mission In Running For Next Big Space Venture

China Building Large Radio Telescope For Space Observation

Cockroaches Offer Inspiration For Running Robots

Lifeless Prions Capable Of Evolutionary Change And Adaptation

Apron Construction Contract Awarded For Spaceport America

Four PTB Primary Atomic Clocks Will Contribute To UTC

Rocket-Motor Test Supports NASA, DOD And Commercial Missions

Cassini Spacecraft To Monitor North Pole On Titan

Blue Moon Rounds Out The Decade

Venus, Asteroids And Moon To Compete For Next New Frontiers Mission

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New Horizons Now Closer To Pluto Than Earth

China To Launch Chang'e-2 Satellite At The End Of 2010

ILS Proton Successfully Launches DirecTV 12 Satellite

Boeing-Built DirecTV 12 Satellite Delivers 1st Signals From Space

Final Launch Of Ariane 5 GS Completes Busy Year

Cost-cutting NASA eyes three cheap space missions

Mini-Research Module MRM1 At Cape For Shuttle Processing

Voyager Makes An Interstellar Discovery

Cockroaches inspiration for robots

New Materials Designed To Deal With Hypersonic And Supersonic Hot Stuff

Japanese researcher unveils 'hummingbird robot'

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