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NASA Astronaut Captures Juno From Space 
Austin American Statesman - 2 Hours ago
1/29/2015 8:49AM Astronaut Terry Virts captures video of the Juno snowstorm from the International Space Station. Photo    Add Comment

China and Europe launch plan for robot space mission 
Christian Science Monitor - 1/28/2015
On Monday, China and Europe issued a call for proposals for a robotic space mission that CAS and the ESA will develop together. The Long March-3B rocket carrying the Chang'e-3 lunar probe blasts off from     Add Comment

NASA releases images to mark "Year of Light" 
People.com.cn - 1/28/2015
Accordinhg to agencies, NASA has released awe-inspiring images of the skies above to celebrate the "International Year of Light." (Photo source:chinanews.com) ?1??2??3??4??5??6? (For the latest China
Old photo of China's first Antarctic expedition from 1984 to 1985 People.com.cn
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Fun with Killer Asteroids 
Wired News - 1/28/2015
Asteroid Itokawa, sampled in 2005 by Japan’s Hayabusa spacecraft, is in the same size class as 2004 BL86 and its moon. JAXA To date human beings have spotted about 300,000 asteroids. These range in scale     Add Comment

Lasers have turned this metal super hydrophobic 
CNET News - 1/28/2015
Researchers have used lasers to create an extremely hydrophobic material with potential applications from sanitation to solar panels. J. Adam Fenster/University of Rochester The ability to repel
Lasers have turned this metal super hydrophobic Researchers have used lasers to  CNET.co.uk
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Asteroid that brushed past Earth had a small moon in tow 
Los Angeles Times - 1/28/2015
The asteroid that flew past Earth on Monday was not traveling alone. As you can clearly see in the image above, it was accompanied by its very own mini-moon.  The picture was taken by NASA's Deep Space
Asteroid that brushed past Earth brought a friend: A mini-moon! Los Angeles Times
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Asteroid that zoomed past Earth has own moon 
Mashable - 1/28/2015
An asteroid that flew unusually close to Earth has its own tiny moon, NASA says. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech By Patrick Kulp 2015-01-28 02:43:46 UTC An asteroid that traveled unusually close to the Earth     Add Comment

Envision Goes Social for the Live NASA SMAP Launch, to Enrich... 
San Francisco Chronicle - 1/28/2015
Envision Experience, a leading education organization dedicated to enabling students to explore their interests, chosen to attend NASA SMAP launch and share the event in real-time video, photos, and commentary
Envision Goes Social for the Live NASA SMAP Launch, to Enrich Teens Learning Experience  IT Business Net
Envision Goes Social for the Live NASA SMAP Launch, to Enrich Teens' Learning Experience  Benzinga.com
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As Dawn spacecraft closes in on Ceres, things start to look 'rough' 
Los Angeles Times - 1/28/2015
Eat your heart out, Hubble! NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is in the home stretch of its journey to Ceres and has snapped the best images yet of the dwarf planet. Grainy as they are, the new views of the 590-mile-wide     Add Comment

Huge alien planet has rings 200 times bigger than Saturn's, say astronomers (+video) 
Christian Science Monitor - 1/28/2015
A 'super Saturn' some 116 light years away from our solar system appears to have a massive and complex ring system. Astronomers watching the repeated and drawn-out dimming of a relatively nearby Sun-like
Huge alien planet has rings 200 times biggers than Saturn's, say astronomers (+video) Christian Science Monitor
"Super Saturn" Has an Enormous Ring System and Maybe Even Exomoons Universe Today
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Massive asteroid that flew past Earth brought a surprise: its own moon 
Lakes Mail - 1/28/2015
Roughly the size of a mountain, this asteroid came with a friend, NASA says. Astronomers and the space-obsessed turned their attention to the skies on Tuesday for what NASA called a "rare opportunity".     Add Comment

Astronomers find solar system more than double ours in age 
Boston Globe - 1/28/2015
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A newly discovered solar system — with five small rocky planets — makes ours look like a baby. An international team of astronomers announced Tuesday that this extrasolar system     Add Comment

Geek pilgrimage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour 
Sydney Morning Herald - 1/28/2015
If you're stranded overnight at LAX, you're only a cab ride away from one of aerospace's greatest treasures. On my way home from CES in Las Vegas I ended up stuck in Los Angeles, with no luggage and
Geek Pilgrimage: Space Shuttle Endeavour at California Science Centre WA Today
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Planet with rings 200 times bigger than Saturn found 
Times of India - 1/28/2015
LONDON: Scientists have discovered a planet with a ring around it that is 200 times larger than that of Saturn. The ring system likely contains roughly an Earth's worth of mass in light-obscuring dust
Planet with 30 huge rings discovered 420 light years away AfricanSeer
Gigantic ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn's Sott.net
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Russia to Propose BRICS Space Station 
Moscow Times - 1/28/2015
NASA Prior to the International Space Station Russia operated space station Mir, pictured orbiting around the Earth. Russia has drawn up a proposal to create a new space station for the BRICS group     Add Comment

Rosetta's comet dissected in detail 
ABC Online - 1/28/2015
STARSTUFF PODCAST: The first detailed scientific papers paint a complex portrait of comet 67P. Also; a new look at Eta Carinae, and our planet's close encounter with a half-kilometre-wide asteroid.
Is Rosetta's comet falling apart? 24Dunia
Does the Crack on Rosetta's Comet Mean That It's Breaking Apart? Tech Times
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Asteroid that buzzed Earth has a plus one, NASA says 
Reuters - 1/27/2015
Jan 27 (Reuters) - The mountain-sized asteroid that made a close pass by Earth on Monday has a small moon in tow, radar images released by NASA show. Asteroid 2004 BL86 flew about 745,000 miles (1.2     Add Comment

Oldest ever: 5 planets found orbiting an 11.2-billion-year-old sun 
Los Angeles Times - 1/27/2015
The oldest planetary system ever found has been spotted by astronomers. The ancient star and five small, Earth-like planets are about 11.2 billion years old. Until now, scientists weren’t certain that
Found: 5 small planets orbiting an 11.2-billion-year-old sun Los Angeles Times
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Asteroid flyby reveals secret 
CNN - 1/27/2015
All about asteroids 18 photos All about asteroids – This graphic shows the track for asteroid 2004 BL86, which flew about 745,000 miles from Earth on Monday, January 26. That's about three times as     Add Comment

NASA will keep using Russian Soyuz ferry craft 
CBS News - 1/27/2015
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft. NASA NASA hopes to begin launching U.S. and partner astronauts to the space station aboard Boeing and SpaceX ferry craft in the 2017 timeframe , but agency managers expect     Add Comment
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Virts and Wilmore Preparing for Trio of Spacewalks 
Space Fellowship - 1/28/2015
NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore are getting a pair of U.S. spacesuits ready for a set of spacewalks beginning in February. Throughout Tuesday in the Quest airlock, they recharged suit batteries     Add Comment

Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch and Booster Recovery Featured in Cool New SpaceX Animation 
Universe Today - 1/28/2015
SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket poised for launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in this updated artists concept. Credit: SpaceX See Falcon Heavy launch and booster recovery animation below SpaceX     Add Comment

SpaceX showcases Falcon Heavy rocket launch & booster recovery animation (VIDEO) 
Russia Today - 1/28/2015
04:47 Still from Youtube video (SpaceX) SpaceX released a 3D animation showcasing its Falcon Heavy rocket launch from Florida, with all three of the boosters safely returning to Earth. Earlier     Add Comment

Studying Muscle Loss With Worms In Space 
Asian Scientist - 1/28/2015
The roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans could tell us about the effects of microgravity on muscle and bone. Asian Scientist Newsroom | January 28, 2015 | In the Lab AsianScientist (Jan. 28, 2015)     Add Comment

SpaceX Gets Big Investment for Satellite Internet and Hyperloop Test Track Announced 
Engineering News-Record - 1/28/2015
Photo Courtesy of NASA SpaceX's CRS-5 Dragon arrives at the International Space Station on its fifth supply run on Jan. 12. ----- Advertising ----- As January comes to a close, 2015 already     Add Comment

Japan Businessman Happy to Return to Russian Star City as Space Tourist 
Sputnik - 1/27/2015
Science 22:41 27.01.2015 (updated 02:53 28.01.2015) 2 0 0 MOSCOW, January 27 (Sputnik) — A Japanese businessman, who used to shoot space TV commercials at a cosmonaut training facility near Moscow,     Add Comment

Boeing and SpaceX schedule crucial safety tests ahead of ISS trips 
Malaysia MSN - 1/27/2015
© Boeing Boeing CST-100 SpaceX and Boeing spoke together in public for the first time with NASA and unveiled their plans to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS)     Add Comment

SpaceX Gets Big Investment for Satellite Internet and Hyperloop Test Track Announced 
Big News Network - 1/27/2015
Engineering News-Record Tuesday 27th January, 2015 ----- Advertising ----- As January comes to a close, 2015 already has been a busy year for Elon Musk, president of Space Exploration Technologies.     Add Comment

Boeing, SpaceX Eye 2017 for First Crew Missions 
PC Magazine - 1/27/2015
The private space firms aim to carry astronauts into space by 2017 as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program. 0shares Boeing and SpaceX plan to begin ferrying astronauts into space by 2017 as part     Add Comment

worlwide internet from space? 
New Indian Express - 1/27/2015
Elon Musk, the billionaire technology entrepreneur, has announced plans for a space Internet project that will provide faster, cheaper access around the globe. The $15 billion plan will use hundreds     Add Comment

Virgin Galactic announced first new pilot since fatal spaceship crash 
Flight International - 1/27/2015
Virgin Galactic has hired a new test pilot for the SpaceShipTwo commercial spacecraft from the company that designed the suborbital ship. Mark Stucky, a former military test pilot with more than 9,000hr     Add Comment

Boeing leads in Nasa space mission 
Business Times Singapore - 1/27/2015
Miami BOEING will be the first commercial company to carry a Nasa astronaut to space in July 2017 under a contract with the US space agency, followed by its competitor SpaceX, officials said on Monday.     Add Comment

‘Imitation Game’ Director Morten Tyldum in Talks For Sony Space Tale ‘Passengers’ 
Variety - 1/27/2015
“ The Imitation Game ” director Morten Tyldum is in negotiations with Sony on space drama “ Passengers ,” written by “Doctor Strange” writer Jon Spaihts . The studio bought rights to “Passengers” last     Add Comment

The future of SpaceX rockets looks so freaking awesome in this new video 
Gizmodo - 1/27/2015
Despite the 80s hard rock soundtrack—or maybe because of it—SpaceX's new 3D animation showing their future Falcon Heavy in action, complete with the landing of three of its stages back on Earth, is freaking     Add Comment

SpaceX and Boeing release Crew Commercial Vechicle test schedule 
KitGuru.net - 1/27/2015
On Monday in a joint press conference with NASA, SpaceX and Boeing announced their plans for flight tests of their Commercial Crew Programs, that will eventually lead to commercial manned missions to     Add Comment

SpaceX Falcon Heavy To Be Reusable Animation Reveals 
Big News Network - 1/28/2015
Space.com Tuesday 27th January, 2015 Slated to be the world’s most powerful rocket when it flies, Falcon Heavy will attempt to return it’s core stage and boosters for rapid refurbishment and reuse.
SpaceX Falcon Heavy To Be Reusable, Animation Reveals Space.com
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Boeing, SpaceX to cut cost 
The Echo Of India - 1/27/2015
Future manned spaceflights to the International Space Station (ISS) could save millions of dollars using spacecraft currently being developed by private US companies Boeing and SpaceX, NASA said. The     Add Comment

SpaceX to carry Bill Nye’s $4.5M sunbeam-powered satellite to outer space 
Upstart Business Journal - 1/27/2015
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SpaceX Boeing manned launches set to take off in 2017 
Big News Network - 1/27/2015
Orlando Business Journal Tuesday 27th January, 2015 SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft is being prepared for the company's missions to the International Space Station. SpaceX and Boeing said Monday they     Add Comment

Manned commercial flights to space station on track for 2017 
NewsHub South Africa - 1/28/2015
1 0 NASA expects to spend some $5 billion underwriting development of commercial spacecraft built by Boeing and SpaceX to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station, officials said     Add Comment
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