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May 13, 2016
A year of mystery swirls around latest X-37B mission
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 13, 2016
The semi-classified X-37B robot spaceplane hasn't received much attention, despite the fact that it is on its fourth flight in space. At least, that's the official story. Launched in May 2015, the latest mission seems even more covert than the three previous launches. Absolutely no images of the spaceplane were released before launch. That's a big change from the past, when we saw high-resolution images of the vehicle before launch and after landing. Nobody knows when X-37B is coming home. It's ev ... read more
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Second cycle of Martian seasons completing for Curiosity Rover
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has completed its second Martian year since landing inside Gale Crater nearly four Earth years ago, which means it has recorded environmental patterns through two full cy ... more

UPSat, an open-source Greek satellite
University of Patras (MEAD and ECE departments) initiated the design and development the first micro-satellite made in Greece: UPsat. The project was completed with the contribution, development and ... more

SpyMeSatGov: satellite imagery mobile app for government
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Spacecraft fly through magnetic phenomenon to understand space weather
For the first time, spacecraft have flown through the heart of a magnetic process that controls Earth's space weather and geomagnetic storms. The Earth is surrounded by a magnetic bubble, called the ... more


SES moves over 25 million households in Nigeria to digital
SES has signed a multi-year agreement with Cable Channels Nigeria Ltd. (CCNL) to provide a strategic, reliable and stable video platform, via SES's prime orbital position 28.2 degrees East, for the ... more

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Scientists find 'birthmarks' from Earth's infancy
University of Maryland Professor of Geology Richard Walker and fellow scientists in a multi-institution research team have found two 'birthmarks' within Earth's mantle (the rocky middle layer betwee ... more

Hyperloop One test bodes well for transit's fast future
The possible future of transit zipped along a short track in the desert outside Las Vegas on Wednesday before sliding to a stop in a bed of sand, sending up a tan wave. ... more
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Metal Content in Early Galaxies Challenges Star Forming Theory
An International team led by scientists at ETH Zurich in Switzerland used the W. M. Keck Observatory to study the role of star formation rates in metal contents of distant galaxies. What they discov ... more

IGC Team Will Continue on the Same Path
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Did Star Formation Regulation Change as the Universe Evolved
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Star Has Four Mini-Neptunes Orbiting in Lock Step
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Earth's upper mantle moving up and down 'like a yo-yo'
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First single-enzyme method to produce quantum dots revealed
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Improving the photoluminescence efficiency of 2-D semiconductors
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