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Wed Aug 27



NASA Delays First SLS Launch to 2018
Nasawatch [NASA]
NASA Completes Key Review of Worlds Most Powerful Rocket in Support of Journey to Mars "This decision comes after a thorough review known as Key Decision Point C (KDP-C), which provides a development cost baseline for the 70-metric ton version of the SLS of $7.021 billion from February 2014 through the first launch and a launch readiness schedule based on an initial SLS flight no later than November 2018." NASA Holds Teleconference Today to Discuss Progress on Worlds Largest R [...]




Wed Aug 27



Asteroid 2011 AG5 - A Reality Check
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
Asteroid 2011 AG5 has been receiving a lot of attention lately because of a very unlikely scenario which would place it on an Earth-interception course 28 years from now. [...]




Wed Aug 27



Rosetta Sets Sights on Destination Comet
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
The Rosetta spacecraft caught its first glimpse of its destination comet since waking up from deep-space hibernation on Jan. 20, 2014. [...]




Wed Aug 27



X-Rays Reveal Interactions Between Eta Carinae Stars Video
Space [VIDEO]
Power winds emanating from the binary systems stars interact and are being studied with the help of Chandra X-ray Observatory imagery. The system harbors one of the largest and brightest stars in the Milky Way. [...]




Wed Aug 27



SpaceX Delays Commercial Satellite Launch Over Reusable Rocket Mishap
Space [SPACE]
SpaceX scrubbed the planned early Wednesday liftoff of a commercial communications satellite to perform a thorough check of its launch systems in the wake of a test-flight mishap last week involving a prototype rocket. [...]




Wed Aug 27



Power of the Sun: Elusive Solar Neutrinos Detected, a Cosmic First
Space [POWER]
Particles released from the core of the sun confirm existing models of the fusion process that drives the star. [...]




Wed Aug 27



Supernova find backs dark energy and universe expansion
Newscientist [UNIVERSE]
The first evidence that type Ia supernovae are thermonuclear explosions solidifies one of the cornerstones to the discovery of dark energy [...]




Wed Aug 27



White Dwarfs May Hold Nuclear Trigger for Explosive Supernovas
Space [SUPERNOVAS]
Supernovas may spark from catastrophic nuclear explosions on dead white dwarfs. The scenario has long been theorized by scientists, but now direct evidence has been found. [...]




Wed Aug 27



Europe launches two satellites into wrong orbit
Newscientist [WRONG]
Two satellites destined for the Galileo global positioning network may have to burn most of their fuel to get back into formation, or be replaced [...]




Wed Aug 27



China Aims for the Moon, Plans to Bring Back Lunar Soil
Spacefellowship.com [MOON]
MOSCOW – Chinese scientists are in the course of developing a recoverable lunar robotic spacecraft Chang’e 5 that is to reach the Moon by 2017 with a mission to deliver samples of rock and soil back to Earth, according to Space Industry News. "The development of Change 5 is proceeding smoothly," a China State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry spokesman Wu Zhijian was cited as saying by an online media publication China Topix. The creation of Chang’e 5 is part of [...]

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