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India's Chandrayaan-1 Spacecraft Successful: Moon Impact Probe Hits Lunar Surface

10 years ago from Science Daily

In a historic event, the Indian space programme achieved a unique feat on Friday (November 14, 2008) with the placing of Indian tricolour on the Moon's surface on Pandit Jawaharlal...

New Theories May Shed Light on Dark Matter

10 years ago from Scientific American

If current theories prove correct, ordinary matter--all that we can see, smell and touch--makes up just a fraction, maybe 4 percent, of the universe. The rest comes from the so-called...

New spaceship force field makes Mars trip possible

10 years ago from Science Blog

According to the international space agencies, "Space Weather" is the single greatest obstacle to deep space travel. Radiation from the sun and cosmic rays pose a deadly threat to astronauts...

Magnetic shield could protect spacecraft

10 years ago from Physics World

Fusion science shows feasibility of protecting astronauts from cosmic radiation

NASA says ozone layer hole 5th biggest on record

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica this year is the fifth biggest on record, according to the latest data from NASA's atmospheric scientists.

New weather satellite moves toward launch

10 years ago from UPI

VANDENBERG AIR FORE BASE, Calif., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The latest polar-orbiting environmental weather satellite developed by the U.S. space agency has arrived in California for its scheduled...

Tackling the big questions -- approaching a revolution in our understanding of gravity

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- The way galaxies move through the cosmos has recently begun to baffle scientists. Even when the gravitational theories of Newton and Einstein are taken into account, the universe...

Energy Department promotes Victor Der

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The U. S. Department of Energy announced the appointment of Victor Der as its principal deputy assistant secretary for fossil energy.

Model Predicts Equipment's Remaining Life And Links Info To Inventory Decisions

10 years ago from Science Daily

New research could soon make predicting the degradation and remaining useful life of mechanical and electronic equipment easier and more accurate, while significantly improving maintenance operations and spare parts logistics.

Bremen University wins ESA competition

10 years ago from UPI

PARIS, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A robot rover designed by a Bremen University team has won a European Space Agency contest to retrieve soil samples from a lunar-style...

NASA selects student astronomy ambassadors

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency has selected 46 students to take part in its International Year of Astronomy Student Ambassadors Program.

Election Sends Three NASA Supporters Packing

10 years ago from

The House Science Committee lost three strong NASA supporters in the Nov. 4 U.S. election.

Very cold ice films in laboratory reveal mysteries of Universe

10 years ago from

Could life have started in a lump of ice? The Universe is full of water, mostly in the form of very cold ice films deposited on interstellar dust particles, but...

The overall channels of the lightning discharges

10 years ago from Physorg

A new narrowband radio interferometer system has been developed for continuous observation of various processes of a lightning discharge at a time resolution of one microsecond. By using this system,...

Space Communications Patent Spans Solar System

10 years ago from

Mobile Satellite Ventures has a patent on a hybrid space communications system.

Spacewatch: ISS crosses Britain during November

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

The ISS (International Space Station) crosses Britain during the night for the rest of this month but remains largely unseen in the Earth's shadow. Until the weekend, though, it has...

Report: Space Shuttle Retirement Date in Jeopardy

10 years ago from Live Science

NASA's plan to retire its shuttle fleet by 2010 faces big challengs, a new report finds.

Solar Storm! Shields Up!

10 years ago from Science NOW

Physicists bring Star Trek-like force fields into the realm of possibility

Niagara restaurant prepares to welcome diners, search for E. coli source continues

10 years ago from CBC: Health

A restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. will reopen on Wednesday, health officials announced as they updated the information available about their investigations into E. coli outbreaks in southern Ontario.

First Rocket Parts Of NASA's New Launch System Arrive In Florida

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- The first major flight hardware of the Ares I-X rocket has arrived in Florida to begin preparation for the inaugural test flight of the agency's next-generation launch system....

Astronomy Department dedicates new telescope

10 years ago from Harvard Science

A small knot of a dozen people gathered on the Science Center roof today to officially dedicate Harvard’s latest teaching telescope, a 16-inch cassegrain telescope built by DFM Engineering in...

PAMELA bares all

10 years ago from Physics World

Satellite data do indeed hint at dark-matter annihilation, the European team claims

May the Force (Field) Be with You

10 years ago from Scientific American

If astronauts hope to ever set foot on Mars, myriad technical challenges will need to be overcome, not the least of which is shielding space travelers from bombardment by energetic...

Venezuela launches telecommunications satellite

10 years ago from SciDev

Venezuela has launched a satellite that will contribute to telemedicine and education, and offer access to the country's rural areas.

Silanethiones reach for the stars

10 years ago from Chemistry World

German researchers have identified experimentally H2Si=S, a molecule thought to exist in outer space, for the first time.

NASA announces Endeavour pre-launch events

10 years ago from UPI

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency has announced a series of events leading up to the Nov. 14 Kennedy Space Center launch of...

Strange Sand Ripples on Mars Explained

10 years ago from

Images give scientists more information on unusual sand features on Mars.

Mission to Mars: Key health hurdle can be overcome, say scientists

10 years ago from Physorg

Scientists believe they have found a way of protecting astronauts from a dangerous source of space radiation, thus lifting a major doubt clouding the dream to send humans to Mars.