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This artist's illustration represents the variety of planets being detected by NASA's Kepler spacecraft. A new analysis has determined the frequencies of planets of all sizes, from Earths up to gas giants. Key findings include the fact that one in six stars hosts an Earth-sized planet in an orbit of 85 days or less, and that almost all sun-like stars have a planetary system of some...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world, plus a roundup from the first weekend of 2013. Is the U. S. commercial sector igniting a new era of enthusiasm for...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities. Studies of a new Martian meteorite raise questions about how recently water interacted with the surface of the red planet. As it departs, the...

Overview map of Vesta's southern hemisphere. The circles, diamonds, and stars show where the dark material occurs. The red line depicts the rim of the Veneneia basin, the black line the rim of the younger Rheasilvia basin. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

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Thursday marked the first day of the U. S. 113th Congress, the members of the House and Senate elected in November to serve new two and six-year terms.

Floor of the U. S. House of Representatives. Photo Credit/U. S. House

However, before the 112th Congress adjourned, also on Thursday, the House and Senate produced a positive statement on the future of  U. S. human space activities.

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities. Though confronted by a challenging budget environment, U. S. government and commercial space initiatives are poised for new milestones in...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities, including highlights from the Christmas/ New Year’s holiday. In Washington, lawmakers confronted the Fiscal Cliff on New Year’s Day by...

In this illustration, NASA's Kepler space telescope searches for Earth-like planets circling distant stars. Illustration Credit/NASA

 

A rare New Year’s Day legislative session in Washington produced a response to the Fiscal Cliff — one that led to House passage late Tuesday of a Senate sponsored measure that delays for two months sharp cuts in defense and non-defense...

Now available from the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) e-book webpage is the seminal book – The Lunar Sourcebook: A User’s Guide to the Moon.

This is a treasure-trove of a volume, including sections on: Return to the Moon; Current Understanding of the Moon: A Base for Planning; Goals for Future Lunar Exploration; Unanswered Questions about the Moon; The Next Steps; and a Permanent...

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