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Kosmos-2499: Is It a Spy or an Assassin… or Both?

By: RussianSpaceweb.com Mysterious launches On December 25, 2013, at 04:31:54 Moscow Time, a Rocket booster lifted off from Russia’s Northern launch site in Plesetsk on a seemingly routine mission to replenish the Rodnik communications satellite constellation, which has been operating in orbit since 2005. However, unlike previous six launches, which had carried a trio of […]

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The Mighty Dragon Flies to the Moon

China’s Secret Moon Mission By: Morris Jones via SpaceDaily.com Soon, a rocket will launch a Chinese spacecraft to the Moon and back. It’s the first time that China has attempted this long and perilous journey. It should be a great achievement for the nation, worthy of extensive publicity. Ironically, this mission has been shrouded in […]

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Debris of the Cosmos Seen in More Detail than Ever Before

Two Families of Comets Found Around Nearby Star: Biggest Census Ever of Exocomets Around Beta Pictoris By: European Southern Observatory via ScienceDaily.com The HARPS instrument at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has been used to make the most complete census of comets around another star ever created. A French team of astronomers has studied […]

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U.S. Air Force Robotic Orbital Completes Mission

X-37B Military Space Plane Lands After Record-Shattering Secret Mission By: Mike Wall via Space.com The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane has returned to Earth after spending nearly two years on a hush-hush orbital mission. The X-37B space plane touched down at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base on Friday (Oct. 17) at 9:24 a.m. local Pacific […]

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Comet to Pass by Mars

Once in Million Years: Comet Buzzing Mars on Sun By: AP via Phys.org A comet as hefty as a small mountain will pass mind-bogglingly close to Mars on Sunday, approaching within 87,000 miles (140,006 kilometers) at a speed of 126,000 mph (202,767 kph). NASA’s five robotic explorers at Mars—three orbiters and two rovers—are being repurposed […]

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Moon Turns Red Again

Total Eclipse of Blood Moon Tonight By: EarthSky.org Tonight – the night of October 7-8, 2014 – there is a total eclipse of the full moon. This is the Northern Hemisphere’s Hunter’s Moon – the full moon after the Harvest Moon. It’s also a Blood Moon, and this eclipse is the second in a series […]

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BRICS Nation India Logs Steady Success with Mars Mission

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission: Latest News, Photos and Video By: Space.com India’s Mars Orbiter Mission marks the country’s first mission to the Red Planet and first entry into interplanetary spaceflight. The unmanned Mars Orbiter Mission, or MOM, will map the surface of the Red Planet and test technologies needed for future Indian space missions. More […]

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Dark Side of the Moon Revealed

Our First Look at the Moon’s Far Side By Amy Shira Teitel via Popsci.com The race to land a man on the Moon in the 1960s dominates narratives of the early space age, but it wasn’t the only time the United States and the Soviet Union were racing to achieve a goal in space. In […]

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Excuse to Nuke Added to the Government Line

U.S. says It Needs Nukes to Defend Against Asteroids By: Keith Wagstaff via NBCNews.com he U.S. government delayed the dismantling of some nuclear warhead components to protect against a foreign threat: asteroids. The nuclear component, called the canned subassembly (CSA), contains highly enriched uranium. Several of them were scheduled to be dismantled in 2015, but […]

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Rise of the BRICS: Eastern Nation India Sees First Probe Reach Orbit of Mars

India Creates History as ISRO’s First Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan Successfully Enters Red Planet’s Orbit By: IBNLive.com via CNN Bangalore: It was a truly historic moment for India as the country’s first Mars Orbiter Mission, popularly known as Mangalyaan was successfully placed in the red planet’s orbit on Wednesday morning. September 24, 2014 will go down […]

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