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January 09, 2013
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The syzygy season of 2012
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jan 08, 2013
The end of the world - mis-predicted from the Mayan calendar for December 2012 - failed to live up to expectations, but the year was still a memorable one for celestial alignments. In this one year we had the last Transit of Venus most of us will ever see, a total solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse, and two lunar eclipses. All this action on the line between the earth and the sun made for spectacular observing experiences and close encounters with history. We will not experience s ... read more
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MOON DAILY

Mission would drag asteroid to the moon
NASA is considering a mission to capture an asteroid and drag it into the moon's orbit for study, researchers in California have confirmed. ... more
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
MOON DAILY

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft
Russian space company Energia has completed the technical design of a manned spacecraft whose flight tests would be initiated in 2017, company officials say. ... more
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SATURN DAILY

Cassini Instrument Learns New Tricks
For seven years, a mini-fridge-sized instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft reliably investigated weather patterns swirling around Saturn; the hydrocarbon composition of the surface of Saturn's ... more


DEEP IMPACT

Quadrantids Create Year's First Meteor Shower
A little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation, the Quadrantids will present an excellent chance for hardy souls to start the year off with some late-night meteor watching. ... more
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SPACE MEDICINE

Health Concerns Could Ground Citizen Astronauts
A group of former NASA executives plans to offer excursions to the moon to anyone who can afford the $1.4-million-dollar-per-couple ticket price. Golden Spike Co. is the latest private company ... more
MOON DAILY

NASA probes crash into the moon
Two NASA probes crashed into the moon on Monday after spending months gathering data by orbiting miles above the lunar surface, the US space agency said. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Up to 15,000 Russian soldiers' sent to Ukraine, say rights groups

UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Australia PM says 'extreme force' justified against IS

Merkel says arms aid for Iraqi Kurds also defends Europe

Philippines foils 'anti-China' bombing plot: govt

Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV

MOON DAILY

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride
NASA has named the site where twin agency spacecraft impacted the moon Monday in honor of the late astronaut Sally K. Ride, who was America's first woman in space and a member of the probes' mission ... more
MOON DAILY

Rocket Burn Sets Stage for Dynamic Moon Duos' Lunar Impact
The lunar twins of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission have each completed a rocket burn that has sealed their fate. The burns modified the orbit of the formation-flying ... more
MOON DAILY

No plans of sending an Indian on moon
India has no plans to put an astronaut on the moon, as of now. Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday said this. The minister also said ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Asteroid Toutatis Slowly Tumbles by Earth
Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., have generated a series of radar data images of a three-mile-long (4.8-kilometer) asteroid th ... more
MOON DAILY

NASA Gravity Probes Prepare to Hit the Moon
A pair of NASA spacecraft that have been studying the Moon's gravitational field are being prepared for a controlled descent into a mountain near the Moon's north pole. Impact is expected at about 2 ... more
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Nature's tiny engineers

Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100

Zooming in for a safe flight

Likely near-simultaneous earthquakes complicate seismic hazard planning for Italy

Experts defend operational earthquake forecasting, counter critiques

Hong Kong activists in fightback after China vote decision

Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay

SATURN DAILY

Cassini Spots Mini Nile River on Saturn Moon
Scientists with NASA's Cassini mission have spotted what appears to be a miniature, extraterrestrial likeness of Earth's Nile River: a river valley on Saturn's moon Titan that stretches more than 20 ... more
MOON DAILY

Apollo's Lunar Dust Data Being Restored
Forty years after the last Apollo spacecraft launched, the science from those missions continues to shape our view of the moon. In one of the latest developments, readings from the Apollo 14 and 15 ... more
MOON DAILY

To the moon and back for less than 2 billion dollars
Two former top NASA officials unveiled plans Thursday to sell manned flights to the moon by the end of the decade, in an announcement 40 years after the last human set foot there. ... more
MOON DAILY
Lockheed Martin Delivered Core Structure For First GOES-R Satellite

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

Ancient Water-rich Meteorite Linked to Martian Crust


MOON DAILY
Frozen hydrocarbon ice on Titan's oceans?

Cassini Instrument Learns New Tricks

From Cassini for the Holidays: A Splendor Seldom Seen


MOON DAILY
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus


MOON DAILY
Mission would drag asteroid to the moon

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

SPACE TRAVEL

What trends will take upper hand in space exploration?
Space exploration in the future is linked to the creation of habitable bases on the moon. This opinion was expressed by head of Russia's leading research institute of the country's space agency Genn ... more
MOON DAILY

NASA's GRAIL Creates Most Accurate Moon Gravity Map
Twin NASA probes orbiting Earth's moon have generated the highest resolution gravity field map of any celestial body. The new map, created by the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mis ... more
MOON DAILY

Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon
Chinese astronauts may get fresh vegetables and oxygen supplies by gardening in extraterrestrial bases in the future, an official said after a just-concluded lab experiment in Beijing. Deng Yi ... more
SATURN DAILY

NASA's Cassini Sees Abrupt Turn in Titan's Atmosphere
Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft tie a shift in seasonal sunlight to a wholesale reversal, at unexpected altitudes, in the circulation of the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. At the south pole, ... more
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Solar System Transforms Fallow Land Into Money Generating Asset

Fukushima accepts 'temporary' radioactive waste storage

HelioSage Energy Announces Sale of 12 Solar Projects in North Carolina

VIASPACE Establishes Giant King Grass Research Collaboration With California

Ceres to Expand Product Development in Sorghum and Sugarcane

Cenex Tank Program assists retailers offering E15

SunShare Announces Program to Provide Free Electricity

MOON DAILY

WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock

SATURN DAILY

Cassini Finds a Video Gamers' Paradise at Saturn

SPACE TRAVEL

Fly me to the universe

MARSDAILY

Meteorite samples provide definitive evidence of water and rock types on Mars

MOON DAILY

China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year

SPACE TRAVEL

Obama Win Keeps NASA's Space Plans on Course

TECH SPACE

A New Technique to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation

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