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Space

Increased cosmic radiation may thwart manned Mars missions
Space explorers stay home! Cosmic radiation levels have increased due to weaker solar activity and now pose greater risk to astronauts’ health, which means a manned mission to Mars might have to wait, new research has found.

22.10.2014 14:51

US, Japan to bolster space cooperation over Chinese threat
The US and Japan will boost military cooperation in space to counteract China’s growing capability to shoot down satellites, a leading Japanese daily reports. The plan follows recent moves to increase space-based intelligence sharing between the states.

22.10.2014 07:33

North America gears up for Thursday’s partial solar eclipse-filled sunset
Much of North America will experience a solar eclipse on Thursday, with the moon covering up to 70 percent of the sun in the late afternoon. Along most of the East Coast and Midwest, the event will occur during sunset, allowing for dramatic photography.

21.10.2014 19:50

Orionids meteor shower lights night sky
Stargazers are in for a weeklong celestial display of shooting stars as Earth passes through a stream of dusty debris from Halley's Comet.

21.10.2014 01:16

Once in a million yrs: Siding Spring comet flies by Mars
A pristine comet has swept past Mars, passing it closer than one-third of the distance from the Earth to the Moon. Astronomers had a unique chance to observe the celestial body up close, as such an astronomical event occurs just once in a million years.

17.10.2014 06:34

Finally detected? Elusive dark matter may be streaming from glaring Sun
A European space observatory picked up an unusual signal which British astronomers believe to be the first direct detection of dark matter’s signature. The finding could be a historic breakthrough in our understanding of the universe.

18.10.2014 10:29

‘Something is not right’ with Saturn’s ‘Death Star’: Life-friendly underground ocean in Mimas?
Mimas, one of Saturn’s moons (nicknamed ‘Death Star’) has a telltale wobble that leads scientists to believe the orb may have underground water ‒ or even a subterranean ocean ‒ according to a new study.

17.10.2014 21:03

Air Force’s top-secret X-37B spacecraft lands after nearly two years in orbit
The Air Force’s top-secret space plane landed in California on Friday morning after nearly two years orbiting Earth on a classified mission. The robotic spacecraft’s purpose remains a mystery, though surveillance is a likely candidate.

17.10.2014 20:03

From Mars Mission to navigation satellites to N-capable missiles: India scores big scientifically
After last month’s success of its maiden Mars Orbiter Mission, India has just notched up two more back-to-back scientific feats on October 16 and 17, both of which will beef up Indian military might in a big way.

17.10.2014 12:40

​‘Space missions help economies gain credibility’
It is likely that many emerging economies will go to the stars following India’s Mars Orbiter Mission as space projects are a good status symbol and help countries gain credibility, Eric Berger, Houston Chronicle science writer, told RT.

17.10.2014 09:41

Lonely planet: Astronauts to simulate life on Mars for 8 months
For eight months, six astronauts will be essentially locked into a small dome in Hawaii as NASA attempts to study the consequences of living the quiet, lonely lifestyle that humans would experience on Mars.

16.10.2014 23:50

Milky Way space pirate bullies nearby dwarf galaxies
The “survival of the fittest” rule works on a cosmic scale. Latest radio observations have led US astronomers to the conclusion that our home galaxy is responsible for a lack of star-forming gas in its neighbor galaxies.

16.10.2014 06:22

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