Recent News from the Commercial Space Gateway

(Space Fellowship) UP Aerospace Rocket Flight Tests Four Technology Payloads

Four NASA sponsored experiments were provided nearly four minutes of microgravity flight and testing after UP Aerospace's SpaceLoft rocket SL-9 soared into suborbital space from Spaceport America outside of Las Cruces, New Mexico on Thursday. While flying on suborbital launch vehicles in zero gravity, experimental technologies are briefly exposed to the space environment where they are expected to operate. Both Game Changing and Flight Opportunities Programs are part of the agency's Spac&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=yO8z93fblJM:hMb7P8hBJrg:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=yO8z93fblJM:hMb7P8hBJrg:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=yO8z93fblJM:hMb7P8hBJrg:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=yO8z93fblJM:hMb7P8hBJrg:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=yO8z93fblJM:hMb7P8hBJrg:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=yO8z93fblJM:hMb7P8hBJrg:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=yO8z93fblJM:hMb7P8hBJrg:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=yO8z93fblJM:hMb7P8hBJrg:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/yO8z93fblJM" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) Flare Alert: Monster Sunspot Turns Toward Earth

Just as the US prepares to watch the partial solar eclipse today, nearly 100 million miles away on the sun a possible solar storm is brewing. Continue reading →<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/83E6pHQjBns" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Commercial Space Watch) Russia Set to Launch Angara-A5 in December

<p>At a news conference in Moscow today Yuri Bakhvalov, Deputy General Designer of the Khrunichev Space Center, told reporters that Russia was planning a December launch for the maiden voyage of its heavy-lift rocket the Angara-A5. The launch is tentatively scheduled for December 25th.</p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CommercialSpaceWatch/~4/OdZjJ3Kep40" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Lucky Star Escapes Black Hole With Minor Damage

Closest near-miss event to be spotted near the Milky Way. COLUMBUS, Ohio: Astronomers have gotten the closest look yet at what happens when a black hole takes a bite out of a star—and the star lives to tell the tale. We may think of black holes as swallowing entire stars—or any other object that wanders too close to their immense gravity. But sometimes, a star that is almost captured by a black hole escapes with only a portion of its mass torn off. Such was the case for a star some &nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=20YLeGzTmBY:1NFDosbSkLs:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=20YLeGzTmBY:1NFDosbSkLs:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=20YLeGzTmBY:1NFDosbSkLs:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=20YLeGzTmBY:1NFDosbSkLs:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=20YLeGzTmBY:1NFDosbSkLs:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=20YLeGzTmBY:1NFDosbSkLs:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=20YLeGzTmBY:1NFDosbSkLs:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=20YLeGzTmBY:1NFDosbSkLs:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/20YLeGzTmBY" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Close Encounters: Comet Siding Spring Seen Next to Mars

This composite NASA Hubble Space Telescope Image captures the positions of comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage of a comet by the Red Planet, which happened at 2:28 p.m. EDT October 19, 2014. The comet passed by Mars at approximately 87,000 miles (about one-third of the distance between Earth and the Moon). At that time, the comet and Mars were approximately 149 million miles from Earth. The comet image shown here is a composite of Hubble exposures taken between O&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=gDvqOJC40q0:7CqAWSQNFYQ:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=gDvqOJC40q0:7CqAWSQNFYQ:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=gDvqOJC40q0:7CqAWSQNFYQ:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=gDvqOJC40q0:7CqAWSQNFYQ:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=gDvqOJC40q0:7CqAWSQNFYQ:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=gDvqOJC40q0:7CqAWSQNFYQ:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=gDvqOJC40q0:7CqAWSQNFYQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=gDvqOJC40q0:7CqAWSQNFYQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/gDvqOJC40q0" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) How to Watch Today's Partial Solar Eclipse

A partial solar eclipse will darken North American skies Thursday afternoon (Oct. 23), and you can watch the dramatic celestial event online if clouds hinder your view.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/V20kfJ9CwUc" height="1" width="1"/>   

(euronews) Bots in the skies: South Korean robot designed to fly

Researchers at South Korea's Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have built a humanoid robot pilot called Pibot to fly planes and…<img width='1' height='1' src='http://Euronews.net.feedsportal.com/c/32800/f/536663/s/3fc26d5a/sc/10/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596782137/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fc26d5a/sc/10/rc/1/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596782137/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fc26d5a/sc/10/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596782137/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fc26d5a/sc/10/rc/2/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596782137/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fc26d5a/sc/10/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596782137/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fc26d5a/sc/10/rc/3/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596782137/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fc26d5a/sc/10/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/euronews/en/space/~4/PP4dwObK-BQ" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) NASA Creating a Virtual Telescope with Two Small Spacecraft

Although scientists have flown two spacecraft in formation, no one ever has aligned the spacecraft with a specific astronomical target and then held that configuration to make a scientific observation — creating, in effect, a single or “virtual” telescope with two distinctly different satellites. A NASA team, led by aerospace engineer Neerav Shah of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is not only developing the guidance, navigation, and control (GN&amp;C) technol&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=SJVz6S7s0oQ:Od7-4d5LUOA:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=SJVz6S7s0oQ:Od7-4d5LUOA:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=SJVz6S7s0oQ:Od7-4d5LUOA:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=SJVz6S7s0oQ:Od7-4d5LUOA:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=SJVz6S7s0oQ:Od7-4d5LUOA:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=SJVz6S7s0oQ:Od7-4d5LUOA:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=SJVz6S7s0oQ:Od7-4d5LUOA:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=SJVz6S7s0oQ:Od7-4d5LUOA:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/SJVz6S7s0oQ" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) NASA's SDO Observes Largest Sunspot of the Solar Cycle

On Oct. 18, 2014, a sunspot rotated over the left side of the sun, and soon grew to be the largest active region seen in the current solar cycle, which began in 2008. Currently, the sunspot is almost 80,000 miles across -- ten Earth's could be laid across its diameter. Sunspots point to relatively cooler areas on the sun with intense and complex magnetic fields poking out through the sun's surface. Such areas can be the source of solar eruptions such as flares or coronal mass ejections.  So &nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=UN-8ZsBsw1s:CzOvdSGsl6M:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=UN-8ZsBsw1s:CzOvdSGsl6M:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=UN-8ZsBsw1s:CzOvdSGsl6M:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=UN-8ZsBsw1s:CzOvdSGsl6M:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=UN-8ZsBsw1s:CzOvdSGsl6M:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=UN-8ZsBsw1s:CzOvdSGsl6M:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=UN-8ZsBsw1s:CzOvdSGsl6M:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=UN-8ZsBsw1s:CzOvdSGsl6M:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/UN-8ZsBsw1s" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Commercial Space Watch) SpaceX Reaches Milestone With 100th Merlin 1D Engine

<p>The 100th Merlin 1D engine has come off the assembly at SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. According to SpaceX it was less than two years ago that production began on Merlin 1D. Currently SpaceX produces four new Merlin 1D engines per week and they expect production will ramp up to five per week before the year is out.</p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CommercialSpaceWatch/~4/hB7wb0j8idw" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Two Families of Comets Found Around Nearby Star

Biggest census ever of exocomets around Beta Pictoris. 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 nearly 500 individual comets orbiting the star Beta Pictoris and has discovered that they belong to two distinct families of exocomets: old exocomets that have made multiple passages near the star, and younger exocomets that probably came from the &nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=S_DDeC7Vyi4:qP7vld843Zg:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=S_DDeC7Vyi4:qP7vld843Zg:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=S_DDeC7Vyi4:qP7vld843Zg:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=S_DDeC7Vyi4:qP7vld843Zg:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=S_DDeC7Vyi4:qP7vld843Zg:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=S_DDeC7Vyi4:qP7vld843Zg:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=S_DDeC7Vyi4:qP7vld843Zg:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=S_DDeC7Vyi4:qP7vld843Zg:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/S_DDeC7Vyi4" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Space Launch System Booster Separation Testing Brings Confidence to First Flight

3, 2, 1 liftoff! It’s a familiar phrase heard just before a rocket launches at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center or Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Throughout history, millions have traveled from across the world to see the fiery plumes created by a rocket’s large boosters, which have launched astronauts and other payloads into space time and time again. “Booster separation is a very critical phase of flight for the Space Launch System because the clearance between the cor&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=egZm-2KYqfc:FT6ZODj-xgs:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=egZm-2KYqfc:FT6ZODj-xgs:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=egZm-2KYqfc:FT6ZODj-xgs:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=egZm-2KYqfc:FT6ZODj-xgs:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=egZm-2KYqfc:FT6ZODj-xgs:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=egZm-2KYqfc:FT6ZODj-xgs:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=egZm-2KYqfc:FT6ZODj-xgs:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=egZm-2KYqfc:FT6ZODj-xgs:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/egZm-2KYqfc" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Illusions in the Cosmic Clouds

Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon where people see recognizable shapes in clouds, rock formations, or otherwise unrelated objects or data. There are many examples of this phenomenon on Earth and in space. When an image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory of PSR B1509-58 -- a spinning neutron star surrounded by a cloud of energetic particles --was released in 2009, it quickly gained attention because many saw a hand-like structure in the X-ray emission. In a new image of the s&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=PysWc1DYVRk:zLYDRbBvJ54:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=PysWc1DYVRk:zLYDRbBvJ54:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=PysWc1DYVRk:zLYDRbBvJ54:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=PysWc1DYVRk:zLYDRbBvJ54:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=PysWc1DYVRk:zLYDRbBvJ54:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=PysWc1DYVRk:zLYDRbBvJ54:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=PysWc1DYVRk:zLYDRbBvJ54:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=PysWc1DYVRk:zLYDRbBvJ54:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/PysWc1DYVRk" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) SpaceX Completes 100th Merlin 1D Engine

Less than two years after SpaceX began producing the Merlin 1D engines that power the Falcon 9 rocket, the 100th Merlin 1D engine is complete. SpaceX is currently the largest private producer of rocket engines in the world. The Merlin 1D is an all-American engine designed and built in-house at SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif. Engines are currently manufactured at a rate of four per week, projected to rise to five per week by the end of 2014. The completed stage is then shipp&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=JBqddxtngZ0:Lrb2iAfjob0:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=JBqddxtngZ0:Lrb2iAfjob0:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=JBqddxtngZ0:Lrb2iAfjob0:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=JBqddxtngZ0:Lrb2iAfjob0:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=JBqddxtngZ0:Lrb2iAfjob0:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=JBqddxtngZ0:Lrb2iAfjob0:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=JBqddxtngZ0:Lrb2iAfjob0:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=JBqddxtngZ0:Lrb2iAfjob0:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/JBqddxtngZ0" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Galaxies in Pegasus

This wide, sharp telescopic view reveals galaxies scattered beyond the stars and faint dust nebulae of the Milky Way at the northern boundary of the high-flying constellation Pegasus. Prominent at the upper right is NGC 7331. A mere 50 million light-years away, the large spiral is one of the brighter galaxies not included in Charles Messier's famous 18th century catalog. The disturbed looking group of galaxies at the lower left is well-known as Stephan's Quintet. About 300 million light-year&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=10r90C8HLKc:QDfhB3TQwCc:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=10r90C8HLKc:QDfhB3TQwCc:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=10r90C8HLKc:QDfhB3TQwCc:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=10r90C8HLKc:QDfhB3TQwCc:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=10r90C8HLKc:QDfhB3TQwCc:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=10r90C8HLKc:QDfhB3TQwCc:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=10r90C8HLKc:QDfhB3TQwCc:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=10r90C8HLKc:QDfhB3TQwCc:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/10r90C8HLKc" height="1" width="1"/>   

(euronews) IXV: Facing the Challenge of Re-entry

Re-entry is one of the biggest challenges in modern spaceflight. It's the make of break moment, the time when satellites burn up and astronauts hold…<img width='1' height='1' src='http://Euronews.net.feedsportal.com/c/32800/f/536663/s/3fbf3cf6/sc/46/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596789057/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fbf3cf6/sc/46/rc/1/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596789057/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fbf3cf6/sc/46/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596789057/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fbf3cf6/sc/46/rc/2/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596789057/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fbf3cf6/sc/46/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596789057/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fbf3cf6/sc/46/rc/3/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596789057/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fbf3cf6/sc/46/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/euronews/en/space/~4/XcQhCtF2Cec" height="1" width="1"/>   

(ScienceDaily) Titan glowing at dusk and dawn

New maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that dawn is breaking over the southern region while dusk is falling over the northern one.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/space_time/~4/8vbKhGeRZBM" height="1" width="1"/>   

(ScienceDaily) Two families of comets found around nearby star: Biggest census ever of exocomets around beta pictoris

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. Astronomers have studied nearly 500 individual comets orbiting the star Beta Pictoris and has discovered that they belong to two distinct families of exocomets: old exocomets that have made multiple passages near the star, and younger exocomets that probably came from the recent breakup of one or more larger objects.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/space_time/~4/94oHHnWtO4w" height="1" width="1"/>   

(ScienceDaily) New window on the early Universe

Scientists see good times approaching for astrophysicists after hatching a new observational strategy to distill detailed information from  galaxies at the edge of the Universe. Using two world-class supercomputers, the researchers were able to demonstrate the effectiveness of their approach by simulating the formation of a massive galaxy at the dawn of cosmic time. The ALMA radio telescope – which stands at an elevation of 5,000 meters in the Atacama Desert of Chile, one of the driest places on earth – was then used to forge observations of the galaxy, showing how their method improves upon previous efforts.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/space_time/~4/MxtL8g1wlus" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) Mysterious Titan has a Ghostly Glow From Dawn to Dusk

It&#039;s as if Titan is getting festive for Hallowe&#039;en -- astronomers have detected a ghostly glow around the the north and south poles of the Saturnian moon that had previously gone undetected. Continue reading →<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/JDbD2-2FNQg" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Cosmonauts Complete Third October Spacewalk

Russian spacewalkers Max Suraev and Alexander Samokutyaev closed the Pirs docking compartment hatch at 1:06 p.m. EDT ending the third spacewalk for Expedition 41. The cosmonauts were outside the International Space Station for three hours and 38 minutes. Two U.S. spacewalks took place Oct. 7 and 15. The duo’s first task was to remove the Radiometriya experiment that was installed on the Zvezda service module in 2011 and which is no longer required for data collection. They  jettisoned it f&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=e4QOyXnKSOY:MFibgCbpMNY:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=e4QOyXnKSOY:MFibgCbpMNY:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=e4QOyXnKSOY:MFibgCbpMNY:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=e4QOyXnKSOY:MFibgCbpMNY:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=e4QOyXnKSOY:MFibgCbpMNY:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=e4QOyXnKSOY:MFibgCbpMNY:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=e4QOyXnKSOY:MFibgCbpMNY:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=e4QOyXnKSOY:MFibgCbpMNY:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/e4QOyXnKSOY" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) Two Exocomet Families Found Around Baby Star System

Scientists have found two families of comets in the developing Beta Pictoris star system, located about 64 million light-years from Earth, including one group that appears to be remnants of a smashed-up protoplanet.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/4y08HRD12ko" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Commercial Space Watch) Proton Launches Express AM6 for the Russian Federation

<p>The Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully launched the Express AM6 satellite into orbit today. The vehicle lifted off at 7:09 p.m. Moscow time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. </p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CommercialSpaceWatch/~4/igwjEWsL7VA" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) NASA-led Study Sees Titan Glowing at Dusk and Dawn

New maps of Saturn’s moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that dawn is breaking over the southern region while dusk is falling over the northern one. The pair of patches was spotted by a NASA-led international team of researchers investigating the chemical make-up of Titan’s atmosphere. “This is an unexpected and potentially groundbreaking discover&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=E5nphnouw28:QnOxZMB5LEg:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=E5nphnouw28:QnOxZMB5LEg:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=E5nphnouw28:QnOxZMB5LEg:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=E5nphnouw28:QnOxZMB5LEg:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=E5nphnouw28:QnOxZMB5LEg:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=E5nphnouw28:QnOxZMB5LEg:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=E5nphnouw28:QnOxZMB5LEg:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=E5nphnouw28:QnOxZMB5LEg:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/E5nphnouw28" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Galactic Wheel of Life Shines in Infrared

It might look like a spoked wheel or even a "Chakram" weapon wielded by warriors like "Xena," from the fictional TV show, but this ringed galaxy is actually a vast place of stellar life. A newly released image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 1291. Though the galaxy is quite old, roughly 12 billion years, it is marked by an unusual ring where newborn stars are igniting. "The rest of the galaxy is done maturing," said Kartik Sheth of the National Radio Astronomy Observa&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=IC9zGeFRB10:fpwikDYUTe0:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=IC9zGeFRB10:fpwikDYUTe0:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=IC9zGeFRB10:fpwikDYUTe0:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=IC9zGeFRB10:fpwikDYUTe0:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=IC9zGeFRB10:fpwikDYUTe0:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=IC9zGeFRB10:fpwikDYUTe0:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=IC9zGeFRB10:fpwikDYUTe0:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=IC9zGeFRB10:fpwikDYUTe0:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/IC9zGeFRB10" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) Ferroelectric Flurries: Dark Clues to Metal Snow on Venus

Heavy metal ferroelectric &quot;snow&quot; may cover Venus&#039; highest mountain peaks, boosting the alien nature of Earth&#039;s weird &#039;twin.&#039; Continue reading →<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/UyFKPbEU2js" height="1" width="1"/>   

(euronews) Visitors flock to Madrid Games Week

Earlier this month around 55,000 visitors attended Madrid Games Week. It is one of the most important gaming fairs in Europe, where the public can…<img width='1' height='1' src='http://Euronews.net.feedsportal.com/c/32800/f/536663/s/3fb73dba/sc/13/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596765459/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fb73dba/sc/13/rc/1/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596765459/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fb73dba/sc/13/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596765459/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fb73dba/sc/13/rc/2/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596765459/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fb73dba/sc/13/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596765459/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fb73dba/sc/13/rc/3/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596765459/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fb73dba/sc/13/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/euronews/en/space/~4/CafNn_1fSZ8" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) Interstellar Earth: The Future We See In Our Stars

This Fall, interstellar aspirations seem to be in the air with the release of the movie Interstellar and game Civilization: Beyond Earth -- what does this tell us about society?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/RY2Lrir27RI" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Proton Successfully Launches The Express AM6 Satellite

Moscow, Russia - The Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully launched the Express AM6 satellite into orbit today. The vehicle lifted off at  7:09 p.m. Moscow time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.  This was the 6th launch of the Proton vehicle this year and the 399th mission since its inaugural flight in 1965. The Express AM6 telecommunications satellite was built by ISS Reshetnev and will provide services to Russia, Central Europe and the Middle East. The Proton vehicle is ma&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=5i17PWtpyyc:lk46unlol0o:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=5i17PWtpyyc:lk46unlol0o:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=5i17PWtpyyc:lk46unlol0o:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=5i17PWtpyyc:lk46unlol0o:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=5i17PWtpyyc:lk46unlol0o:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=5i17PWtpyyc:lk46unlol0o:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=5i17PWtpyyc:lk46unlol0o:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=5i17PWtpyyc:lk46unlol0o:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/5i17PWtpyyc" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Sunspot Group AR 2192 Crackles

One of the largest sunspot groups in recent years is now crossing the Sun. Labelled Active Region 2192, it has already thrown a powerful solar flare and has the potential to produce more. The featured video shows a time lapse sequence of the Sun in visible and ultraviolet light taken yesterday and incorporating the previous 48 hours. AR 2192, rotating in from the left, rivals Jupiter in size and is literally crackling with magnetic energy. The active Sun has caused some spectacular auroras i&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=YWNxF0QSnJg:f3wUE3tAtJ0:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=YWNxF0QSnJg:f3wUE3tAtJ0:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=YWNxF0QSnJg:f3wUE3tAtJ0:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=YWNxF0QSnJg:f3wUE3tAtJ0:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=YWNxF0QSnJg:f3wUE3tAtJ0:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=YWNxF0QSnJg:f3wUE3tAtJ0:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=YWNxF0QSnJg:f3wUE3tAtJ0:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=YWNxF0QSnJg:f3wUE3tAtJ0:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/YWNxF0QSnJg" height="1" width="1"/>   

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