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Cosmic rays linked to supernovae
Posted: Tue, Feb 19 6:12 AM ET (1112 GMT)
Astronomers have found evidence suggesting that high-energy cosmic rays are produced in the shock fronts of supernova explosions. Observations by ground and space-based...

Meteor explodes over Russian city
Posted: Fri, Feb 15 6:38 PM ET (2338 GMT)
A small asteroid entered the Earth's atmosphere and burst over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk Friday morning, injuring more than 1,000 people and...

Small asteroid to fly past the Earth
Posted: Fri, Feb 15 5:28 AM ET (1028 GMT)
A small asteroid will pass closer to the Earth Friday than many satellites, but does not pose an impact threat to the Earth. Asteroid 2012...

Antares hot fire test aborted
Posted: Thu, Feb 14 5:26 AM ET (1026 GMT)
A static "hot fire" test of the first stage engines of a new launch vehicle was aborted Wednesday evening in Virginia. Orbital Sciences Corporation planned...

Proton launch anomaly blamed on turbopump bearing
Posted: Wed, Feb 13 6:47 AM ET (1147 GMT)
Investigators have blamed a turbopump bearing failure for the premature shutdown of a Proton upper stage in December, International Launch Services (ILS) announced Tuesday. The...

Atlas launches new Landsat satellite
Posted: Tue, Feb 12 6:16 AM ET (1116 GMT)
An Atlas 5 rocket successfully placed the newest Landsat remote sensing satellite into orbit on Monday. The Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Space Launch...

Progress launches, docks to ISS
Posted: Tue, Feb 12 5:55 AM ET (1055 GMT)
A Progress cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station on Monday, six hours after launching from Baikonur. A Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress M-...

Curiosity collects first Martian bedrock sample with drill
Posted: Sun, Feb 10 8:21 AM ET (1321 GMT)
A little over six months after landing on the surface of Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover has collected its first sample of Martian bedrock. obtained...

Progress undocks from station as another prepared for launch
Posted: Sun, Feb 10 8:09 AM ET (1309 GMT)
A Progress cargo spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station on Saturday and reentered several hours later, while another Progress is prepared for launch on...

Ariane launches two communications satellites
Posted: Fri, Feb 8 5:59 AM ET (1059 GMT)
An Ariane 5 rocket launched a pair of communications satellites on Thursday for customers in Spain and Azerbaijan. The Ariane 5 ECA rocket lifted off...



news in brief
Atlas launches GPS satellite
Posted: Thu, Oct 30 9:07 AM ET (1307 GMT)

Progress cargo spacecraft sent to ISS
Posted: Thu, Oct 30 8:56 AM ET (1256 GMT)

Antares rocket explodes moments after liftoff
Posted: Wed, Oct 29 8:04 AM ET (1204 GMT)

news links
Thursday, October 30
Rockets Go Boom. Surprised?
Bloomberg News — 6:17 am ET (1017 GMT)


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