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Exocomets likely common around other stars
Posted: Wed, Jan 9 9:27 AM ET (1427 GMT)
Astronomers this week reported the discovery of several stars that have comets orbiting them, suggesting that cometary systems may be just as common as extrasolar...

Kepler adds to extrasolar planet bounty
Posted: Tue, Jan 8 9:09 AM ET (1409 GMT)
NASA's Kepler mission released a new set of 461 potential extrasolar planets on Monday as other researchers, using Kepler data, indicated that at least...

Long duration space missions could affect crew sleep
Posted: Tue, Jan 8 8:54 AM ET (1354 GMT)
A simulation of a 520-day Mars mission demonstrated that crews can become more sedentary and suffer disrupted sleep patterns, scientists reported Monday. The study...

Arianespace to launch Vietnamese satellite on Vega
Posted: Sun, Jan 6 9:32 AM ET (1432 GMT)
Arianespace announced Friday that it has won a contract to launch a small Vietnamese satellite later this year using the Vega launch vehicle. The VNREDSat-...

Astronomers estimate over 100 billion planets in Milky Way
Posted: Sat, Jan 5 9:45 AM ET (1445 GMT)
An extrapolation based on data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft has led astronomers to conclude that there are at least 100 billion, and perhaps 200...

Scientists find unique, water-rich Martian meteorite
Posted: Fri, Jan 4 6:47 AM ET (1147 GMT)
A meteorite discovered in Africa over a year ago is from Mars, but is unlike any other Martian meteorite found to date, scientists reported this...

Moog acquires Broad Reach Engineering
Posted: Fri, Jan 4 6:24 AM ET (1124 GMT)
Aerospace component manufacturer Moog announced this week that it has acquired Broad Reach Engineering in its latest effort to expand its space portfolio. Moog will...

Astronomers detect gas streams linked to new planets
Posted: Thu, Jan 3 7:46 AM ET (1246 GMT)
Radio astronomers announced Wednesday that they have detected for the first time streams of gas flowing into a star created by the formation of new...

Globalstar obtains $30-million investment
Posted: Thu, Jan 3 7:27 AM ET (1227 GMT)
Satellite communications company Globalstar has secured a $30-million capital infusion from an investment company that will help the company continue its operations as it...

Radiation exposure may accelerate onset of Alzheimer's disease
Posted: Wed, Jan 2 7:45 AM ET (1245 GMT)
Exposure to high-energy cosmic radiation on deep space missions could accelerate the onset of Alzheimer's disease and have other effects on the brain,...



news in brief
Chinese satellites raising orbits after launch anomaly
Posted: Sat, Dec 31 10:51 AM ET (1551 GMT)

SpaceX preparing for Iridium return-to-flight launch
Posted: Sat, Dec 31 10:50 AM ET (1550 GMT)

Proton launch of EchoStar-21 delayed
Posted: Sat, Dec 31 10:49 AM ET (1549 GMT)

news links
Tuesday, February 21
Kacific puts in order for new Asia Pacific satellite
Radio New Zealand — 6:13 am ET (1113 GMT)
Thaicom 9 at risk of being scrapped in licence fee row
Bangkok Post — 6:10 am ET (1110 GMT)


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