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NASA’s Next Space Weather Satellite To Be Built By UC Berkeley
2013-04-17 14:32:11

NASA has awarded the University of California, Berkeley, up to $200 million to build a satellite to determine how Earth’s weather affects weather at the edge of space, in hopes of improving forecasts of extreme “space weather” that can disrupt global positioning satellites (GPS) and radio communications.

UN Prepares For Stormy Space Weather
2013-02-14 11:00:47

Rewind to the late 1950s. The Soviet Union had just launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik. The United States, caught short, was scrambling to catch up, kick-starting a Cold War space race that would last for decades. Space was up for grabs, and it seemed like anything could happen.

Will We Ever Make It To Outer Space?
2012-06-25 05:34:07

There was a lot of talk this weekend in Santa Clara, California about not only the possibility of taking trips to outer space, but how we might get there as well.

Voyager 1 Entering Interstellar Space
2012-06-15 13:52:45

After several decades of making a lonely journey across our solar system, Voyager 1 has signaled to NASA that it may have reached the edge of interstellar space.

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2011-04-07 14:40:00

Astronauts anticipate more trips to the moon and manned missions to Mars, but exposure to cosmic radiation outside the Earth’s magnetic field could be detrimental to their arteries.

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2011-01-10 09:35:00

The United Nations (UN) should prepare a course of action, just in case the Earth should ever be contacted by extraterrestrials, scientists say in a new, extraterrestrial focused edition of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.

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2009-07-14 13:25:18

An often-overshadowed branch of the United Nations known as the Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) mostly has earthly concerns on its agenda.

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2009-06-15 10:30:00

Earth observation satellites in low orbit are continually buffeted by the wisps of atmosphere that remain. Predicting how much air drag a satellite can encounter is critical to the design, cost and operation of a mission – an ESA study shows how.

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2009-04-09 14:40:00

Where does space begin? Scientists have created a new instrument that is able to track the transition between the relatively gentle winds of Earth's atmosphere and the more violent flows of charged particles in space.

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2008-09-09 08:55:00

New research by Ingemar Jönsson and colleagues published in the September 9 issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press journal, shows that some animals — the so-called tardigrades or 'water-bears' — are able to do away with space suits and can survive exposure to open-space vacuum, cold and radiation.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.