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The UN is forming an international asteroid defense team
Inspired by the meteor that took everyone by surprise when it exploded over Russia and informed by the recommendations of astronauts, the U.N.’s General Assembly approved plans to set up an international body to protect Earth from wayward space rocks.
SpaceX to Launch Space Weather Satellite for Canada Sunday
The CSA's Cascade Smallsat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer (CASSIOPE for short) will keep an eye on the effects of solar particles when they hit the Earth's atmosphere. If all goes well, the CASSIOPE space weather mission should bring a wealth of scientifi
'Supermodel' Goce satellite to fall to Earth
The European Space Agency is preparing for the fiery fall to Earth of its "beautiful" Goce gravity-mapping satellite - the first uncontrolled re-entry of an Esa spacecraft in more than 25 years.
Museum Blasts Off with Black Brant Rocket
Magellan Aerospace has gifted the $100,000 rocket to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its first Black Brant launch, which also happens to be the first made-in-Manitoba space rocket.
“We know the museum is the perfect place to display the Black Brant
Ancient climate-cooling meteor might have hit Quebec
A geochemist at Dartmouth University says somewhere under the forests, soil and bedrock of southern Quebec lie the ancient, undiscovered traces of an enormous meteor strike so catastrophic that it helped change the Earth's climate and alter human history.
World's 1st lab-grown burger cooked and eaten
Two volunteers who participated in the first public frying of hamburger grown in a lab said Monday that it had the texture of meat but was short of flavour because of the lack of fat.
New moon found orbiting Neptune
A tiny, previously unknown moon has been spotted circling Neptune, using the Hubble telescope. It is less than 20 kilometres wide and circles Neptune once every 23 hours.
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