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Astronomers have discovered a Trojan asteroid sharing Earth’s orbit around the Sun. it’s the first time a Trojan’s been found in Earth orbit, and the tiny world may have been there -unseen- for thousands of years.
Volcanos on the Moon
Scientists have found evidence of volcanos on the far side of the moon. The discovery means the Moon was still geologically active much later than previously thought.
Sizing up the Universe
Scientists have developed one of the most accurate measurements ever made of how fast the universe is expanding. The new research will help cosmologists better understand how the cosmos is evolving and how it will change over time.
Hunting for the Higgs
U.S. scientists expect to establish within months whether or not the Higgs boson, the so called “god particle” actually exists. Meanwhile European physicists say they now know everything about the Higgs except whether it’s real.
Juno go for launch
All systems are go for this week’s launch of NASA’s next mission to the giant gas planet Jupiter. The bus sized Juno spacecraft should reach the Jovian system in July 2016.
Dragon given green light to dock with ISS
The SpaceX Dragon will be the first privately operated spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station. The Mission slated for November 30 will be a test run before SpaceX begins shipping cargo and maybe eventually crew to the orbiting outpost.
ISS De-orbit plans
Russia says it plans to de-orbit the International Space Station after 2020. The announcement was made despite construction of the orbiting outpost still 10 months from completion.
Russian Soyuz replacement
Moscow says its eventual replacement for the Soyuz will be capable of carrying up to six cosmonauts to the International Space Station, or crews of four to the Moon. The new reusable capsule will have its first test flight in 2015.
Delta 4 launch
The United States has carried out its 50th successful launch of a GPS navigation satellite. The Delta 4 rocket blasted into space carrying a new generation version of the satellite designed to provide improved telemetry.
Third time lucky for Russian launch
The Russian Space Agency Roskosmos has launched six American telecommunications satellites on a Soyuz rocket for Arianespace. The flight had been postponed twice previously due to technical glitches.
Another Chinese military satellite launched
Two launches in two weeks as China places another satellite into orbit as part of Beijing’s rapidly expanding military program.
The Science Report
New evidence backs circumcision to fight HIV-AIDS
Mobile use doesn’t alter kids’ cancer risk-study
New way to treat the most aggressive breast cancer type
Archaeopteryx just another dinosaur with feathers
Golden bell discovered in ancient Israel