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Friday, 8 October 2010

China's second moon probe blasts off

NEWSALERT: Friday, October 1, 2010 @ 2250 GMT
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   The latest news from Spaceflight Now


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ASTRONAUTS SIGN ON FOR AUTOGRAPH SHOW

Astronauts Joe Kerwin and Paul Weitz have signed on for the Astronaut
Autograph & Memorabilia Show, benefiting the Astronaut Scholarship
Foundation. This means that all eight remaining Skylab crewmembers will
now be at the event, creating a rare opportunity for space fans. Secure
tickets for the show now:

http://www.astronautscholarship.org/aams
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CHINA'S SECOND MOON PROBE DISPATCHED FROM EARTH
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A robotic spacecraft bound for lunar orbit blasted off from China on
Friday, beginning the next phase of that country's program to explore the
moon with unmanned probes.

http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1010/01change2launch/

EARLIER PREVIEW STORY:
http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1010/01change2preview/


GOLDILOCKS WORLD DISCOVERED
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One of two new planets discovered in the Gliese 581 system is three Earth
masses and lies square in the middle of the star's habitable zone,
boosting its chances of hosting conditions suitable for life.

http://astronomynow.com/news/n1009/30exo/


IBEX PROBE REVEALS DYNAMIC SOLAR SYSTEM EDGE
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A new set of all-sky maps from NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer
(IBEX) shows that conditions at the edge of our Solar System are more
dynamic than first thought.

http://astronomynow.com/news/n1010/01ibex/

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