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Mystery radiation 'clouds' may pose risk to air travellers

KoraweeRatchapakdee/GettyByDavidHamblingDangerzonesintheairwhereradiationlevelssurgecouldposeanunrecognisedhealthhazard.Airlinersmayhavetoavoidtheseinfuture

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Hurricane forces NASA to close Johnson Space Center

ByKellyYoungNASAhasclosedtheJohnsonSpaceCenter(JSC)inHouston

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When is a planet not a planet?

ByMaggieMcKeeAstronomersarearguingbitterlyoverhowtodefineaplanet

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Cassini spots huge "spear" on Saturn moon

ByStephenBattersby(Image:NASA/JPL/SSI)Thefirstclose-upimagesofSaturn’smoonTethyshavebeensenttoEarthfromtheCassinispacecraft

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Primitive plants survive almost two years in outer space

ESA/ROSCOSMOSByAndyCoghlanPrimitiveplantsarethelatestformsofEarthlifetoshowtheycansurviveintheharshnessofspace

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NASA challenges inventors to design Moon diggers

ByKellyYoung(Image:NASA-KSC)RoboticscoopersanddiggerswillhavetheirchancetoploughthroughsomesimulatedMoondirtforcashinanewNASAchallenge.Robotswillgohead-to-headin2006or2007toseewhocanmovethemostlunard

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Hurricane Rita pushes space station control to Russia

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NASA wants to put a lander on Europa’s surface to look for life

NASA/JPL-CaltechByMattReynoldsThesearchforlifeonEuropaisinchingclosertoreality.NASAhasreleasedareportoutlininganinitialsetofobjectivesforaproposedmissiontothesurfaceofJupiter’sicymoon.Theprimaryobject

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US Air Force launches new-generation GPS satellite

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:LockheedMartin)ThemostadvancednavigationsatelliteyetdevelopedwaslaunchedonSunday.ItisthefirstinanewfleetofGlobalPositioningSystemspacecraftdesignedtohelpcommercialusersandtheUSm

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Glass from nuclear test site shows the moon was born dry

CorbisviaGettyImagesByLeahCraneWecan’trecreatethegiantimpactthatledtothemoon’sformationinalab

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Titan may boast extraterrestrial sea

THEfirstextraterrestrialseamayhavebeendiscovered

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Old Scientist: Into the twilight zone of dubious causation

NASAByMickO'HareNEITHERtheIronCurtainnorCzechoslovakiaexisttoday

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Sun's rotation is slowed down by its own photons

NASA/SDOByLeahCraneThesunishoistwithitsownpetard.Itsoutermostlayerfrustratesphotonsoflighttryingtoescape.Nowitseemsthatwhenlightdoeseventuallystreamaway

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Gravitational wave detector prepares to peer into bizarre stars

LIGOexperimentByLeahCranePrepareforabigwave–awaveofgravitationalwaves.AmassofpredictionsfromthelatestmeetingoftheAmericanPhysicalSocietyinWashingtonDCissheddinglightonwhat’snextforthemassiveLIGOcollab

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Rare mid-weight black hole found at heart of bright star cluster

NASA/ESA/HubbleHeritage(STScI/AURA)-ESA/HubbleCollaboration/J.Mack(STScI)andG.Piotto(UniversityofPadova

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Exact home of Mars meteorite suggested

THEpreciseoriginoftheworld’smostfamousspacerock

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Tweet me, I'm about to die in space

NASAByJuliaBrownHereisatweetfromFengyun

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How we found them: Inside a giant gravitational wave detector

EnricoSacchettiByDanielCossinsIn1969

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Film review: Magnificent Desolation on the Moon

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:NASA)Anew3DIMAXfilmletsviewershitcharidewiththe12ApolloastronautswhowalkedontheMoonmorethan30yearsago

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Space shuttle 'early retirement' claim sparks concern

ByKellyYoungAbranchoftheWhiteHousehasreportedlyaskedNASAhowmuchmoneycouldbesavedbyretiringthespaceshuttleswithinayear.Thenewscomesontheheelsoftheannouncementofamulti-billiondollarNASAprogrammetodevelo

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Date reported for China's second crewed spaceflight

ByDavidLChandlerChinaaimstolaunchitssecondcrewedflighton13OctoberfromitsJiuquanSatelliteLaunchCentreintheGobidesert

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Space fires put out with a shout

Ablastofsoundcouldbeusedtoputoutfiresinspacecraft.Regularfireextinguishersareuselessinmicrogravity

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Space junk collector burns up after hitting snag in first test

JAXAByAliceKleinIt’sarubbishstartfortheworld’sfirst spaceclean-upexperiment.AcabledesignedtodragspacejunkoutoforbithasfailedtodeployfromaJapanese spacecraft.Morethanhalfamillionpiecesofdebrisarecurren

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Magnetic meteorites narrow down solar system’s birthdate

NASA/JPL-Caltech/T.Pyle(SSC)ByLeahCraneTheygrowupsofast.Anewlimitonhowlongtheearlysolarsystemwasfullofdustandgasgivesuscluesabouthowandwhenthesunandplanetsgrewandevolved.Some4.56billionyearsago

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NASA harks back to Apollo

Afternearlytwoyearsofheavythinking

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Report slams NASA's neglect of small missions

ByDavidShigaNASAisfacingafour-year-long“launchdesert”ofnonewastronomymissionsbecauseofskewedpriorities

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Space, the final war zone?

A$10millionrequestbythePentagontohelpfundaprototypespace-basedmissiledefencesystemissoundingthealarmforthosewhofearspacemaybeturnedintoashootinggallery.WhilethisisnomorethansmallchangeforthePentagon

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France releases UFO files

Thetruthisonline.Inaworldfirst

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'Mechanic' satellite looks under its own hood

ByKellyYoungAnexperimentalsatellitehasreturnedthefirstvideoofitsroboticarminspectingitselfandanotherdockedspacecraft.Themission

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US rethinks cooperation with China in space

ByNewScientistSpaceandAFPTheUSsaysitisreevaluatingpossiblespacecooperationwithChina

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Hayabusa probe to attempt return journey

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:JAXA)Japan’sproblem-plaguedHayabusaspacecraftwillattempttoreturntoEarthattheendofMarch

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Space-junk-trapping satellite scrapped

THEonlyexperimentdesignedtostudydangerousspacedebristootinytobetrackedbyradarhasbeencancelledbytheUSDepartmentofDefense’sSpaceTestProgram.LowEarthorbitislitteredwithmillionsofpiecesofdebrissmallerthan

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Futuristic NASA think tank to be shut down

ByMaggieMcKeeNASAwilllikelyshutdownitsInstituteforAdvancedConcepts

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Could Venus watch for Earth-bound asteroids?

ByDavidLChandlerAdedicatedspace-basedtelescopeisneededtoachieveacongressionallymandatedgoalofdiscovering90%ofallnear-Earthasteroidsdowntoasizeof140metresbytheyear2020

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Sunshine puts asteroids in a spin

ByHazelMuir(Image:MikkoKaasalainen/JosefDurech)Asubtleforcefromsunlightthatchangesthespinrateofspacerockshasbeenmeasureddirectlyforthefirsttime.Thefeatwillhelpastronomersfine-tunelong-termprediction

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Better forecasting to predict magnetic solar storms

ByChelseaWald“ACTIVEsunspotregion930

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China and Russia to launch joint Mars mission

ByNewScientistSpaceandAFPChinasaysitwilllaunchajointmissionwithRussiatoMarsin2009

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First of three spacewalks ends successfully

ByNewScientistSpaceandReutersThecommanderoftheInternationalSpaceStationandoneofhisflightengineersspentatediousbutsuccessfuldayoutsidetheorbitalcomplexonWednesdayhookingupanewcoolingsystem.Theworkwassl

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Logistics program tests interplanetary supply chain

ByTomSimoniteSoftwarethatworksouthowtoschedulethedeliveryofsuppliestoseveraldistantspacebaseshasbeendevelopedbyUSresearchers.Itiscurrentlybeingusedtofigureoutthedeliverychallengesinvolvedinbuildinglon

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Motion-sensitive spacesuits could generate power

ByKellyYoungAstronauts’spacesuitsmayonedaybecoveredinmotion-sensitiveproteinsthatcouldgeneratepowerfromtheastronauts’movement

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Astronauts hook up new space station cooling system

ByNewScientistSpaceandReuters(Image:NASATV)TwoNASAastronautslefttheInternationalSpaceStationonSundaytohookupanewcoolingsystemthatwillpavethewayforinstallationofEuropeanandJapanesemodulesbeginningth

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Orbiting ‘space nation’ data centre could avoid all Earthly laws

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Budget woes delay shuttle replacement to 2015

ByDavidShigaThereplacementforthespaceshuttlewillbedelayedfrom2014to2015becauseofbudgetconstraints

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Ancient solar observatory discovered in Peru

ByKellyYoung(Image:IGhezzi)(Image:IGhezzi)(Image:NationalAerialService

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Pulsars may shed light on mysterious dark matter

ByDavidShigaClumpsofdarkmatterrovingunseenthroughourgalaxycouldberevealedbycarefulobservationsofpulsars

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New spacecraft fuel gauge may reduce space junk

ByPaulMarksAningeniouswaytomeasurehowmuchfuelasatellitehasleftinitstankcouldreducethethreattoothersatellitesfromfast-movingspacejunk–andsavesatelliteoperatorsmillionsofdollarsinthebargain.Satelliteope

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Did huge career pressures aid astronaut's undoing?

ByKathleenMWong(Image:NASA)USastronautLisaNowak’sfallfromgrace–sheisaccusedoftryingtokidnapandkillawomansheconsideredarivalfortheaffectionsofafellowastronaut–hasraisedaplethoraofunansweredquestionsfr

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New Mexico spaceport vote too close to call

ByKellyYoungResultsofasales-taxelectiononTuesdaytoraisefundsforacommercialspaceportinsouthernNewMexicoaresoclosethattheoutcomewillhingeon“provisional”ballotsfromvoterswhohadsometroubleatthepollingsite

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'Oceans' of water may hide on Mars

WHATifMarshasn’tlostitswaterandatmosphere

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How Jupiter split the asteroid belt in two shows its great age

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NASA reviews its astronaut screening process

ByKellyYoungNASAisreviewingitspsychologicalscreeningprocessforastronauts

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