Monthly Archives: November 2012

BP ban on US contracts ‘could take months to lift’

BP ban on US contracts ‘could take months to lift’News from Telegraph.co.uk: The decision followed BP admitting criminal liability over the Gulf of Mexico disaster in 2010, including manslaughter over the deaths of 11 men aboard the rig, as part … Continue reading

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On Closest Planet to the Sun, NASA Finds Lots of Ice

On Closest Planet to the Sun, NASA Finds Lots of IceNews from New York Times: NASA A composite image of Mercury’s north pole. Mercury is as cold as ice. Indeed, Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, possesses a lot … Continue reading

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Astronomers find biggest black hole ever

Astronomers find biggest black hole everNews from Fox News: Astronomers have discovered what may be the most massive black hole ever known in a small galaxy about 250 million light-years from Earth, scientists say. The supermassive black hole has a … Continue reading

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LHC Creates New Form of Matter

LHC Creates New Form of MatterNews from Discovery News: Collisions between particles inside the Large Hadron Collider atom smasher have created what looks like a new form of matter. The new kind of matter is called color-glass condensate, and is … Continue reading

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Time for the US to Partner with China in Space?

Time for the US to Partner with China in Space?News from Discovery News: The future of America’s space program is at a critical point in time; decisions are being made that will affect our ability to successfully maintain our leadership … Continue reading

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Doha: UK fights for global climate change deal

Doha: UK fights for global climate change dealNews from Telegraph.co.uk: Britain already has a domestic target to cut carbon emissions by 34 per cent by 2020 but if the EU increased its ambition this could mean the UK may have … Continue reading

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NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter tracks Dust Storm over the surface of Mars – Clarksville Online

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter tracks Dust Storm over the surface of Mars – Clarksville OnlineNews from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter tracks Dust Storm over the surface of Mars – Clarksville Online: November 25, 2012 | Guy Webster and D.C. AgleNASA’s … Continue reading

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ISS astronauts celebrate Turkey day with thermo-stabilized yams

ISS astronauts celebrate Turkey day with thermo-stabilized yamsNews from The Space Reporter: Astronauts aboard the International Space Station celebrated Turkey day with a delicious feats. NASA astronauts and their international colleagues ate space versions of many Americans’ Thanksgiving favorites: Irradiated … Continue reading

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Dwarf planet Makemake examined for the first time

Dwarf planet Makemake examined for the first timeNews from BBC News: 21 November 2012 Last updated at 13:01 ET An artist’s impression shows the rocky world, distant from the Sun and lacking any obvious atmosphere Astronomers have obtained an important … Continue reading

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Icy dwarf planet is airless, say astronomers

Icy dwarf planet is airless, say astronomersNews from The Space Reporter: Astronomers have confirmed that an icy dwarf planet, called Makemake, has no atmosphere, according to the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Astronomers utilized three telescopes at the ESO’s observatories in … Continue reading

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