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Exocomets likely common around other stars
Posted: Wed, Jan 9 8:27 AM ET (1327 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 8:09 AM ET (1309 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 7:54 AM ET (1254 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 8:32 AM ET (1332 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 8:45 AM ET (1345 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 5:47 AM ET (1047 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 5:24 AM ET (1024 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 6:46 AM ET (1146 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 6:27 AM ET (1127 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 6:45 AM ET (1145 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
X-37B lands in California
Posted: Sat, Oct 18 9:24 AM ET (1324 GMT)

MIT professor nominated to become NASA deputy administrator
Posted: Sat, Oct 18 9:07 AM ET (1307 GMT)

Ariane launches two Latin American communications satellites
Posted: Sat, Oct 18 7:38 AM ET (1138 GMT)

news links
Monday, October 20
NASA's Mars Odyssey Orbiter Watches Comet Fly Near
NASA/JPL — 5:34 am ET (0934 GMT)
NASA's MAVEN Studies Passing Comet and Its Effects
NASA/JPL — 5:34 am ET (0934 GMT)
Secret US spaceplane lands after 674-day mission
New Scientist — 5:32 am ET (0932 GMT)
Op-Ed: Hey, MIT — What about success on Mars?
Digital Journal — 5:31 am ET (0931 GMT)


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