December 2005 in science

December 2005 in science

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  • Astronomers have spotted a sun-like star with possible planet formation 137 light years away. (
  • The discovery of an unusual Kuiper belt object, designated , is announced. Although classified as a scattered disc object, its orbit can not easily be explained. (
  • Due to problems controlling the attitude and thrusters of Hayabusa, JAXA mission managers decide to delay the return of the spacecraft to Earth until 2010. (AP/YahooNews)
  • Flint tools unearthed in Pakefield, Suffolk, indicate that humans lived in the United Kingdom about 700,000 years ago - 200,000 years earlier than previously thought. (BBC)
  • The International Society for Molecular and Cell Biology Protocols and Researches (ISMCBPR) awards the Molecule of the Year 2005 to Scientists of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI, La Jolla, California, U.S.A.). The choice of 4E10 as the Molecule of the Year 2005 is based on a 2005 publication written by Dr. Ian Wilson, Dr. Dennis Burton and co authors. This announcement was made by Isidro T. Savillo, President, ISMCBPR. (Press release:TSRI) (Hum-MolGen)

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December 10, 2005

  • The Kyoto Protocol is extended beyond the original final year 2012 by the countries that have signatory status. Targets for this period still need to be set. (BBC)

December 9, 2005

  • The discovery of a security flaw in Firefox 1.5 is announced by the Mozilla Corporation. The problem allows a hacker to freeze the browser program, but it apparently can not be used to take control of the user's computer. (
  • After two weeks of investigation, mission engineers are able to command the arm of the rover Opportunity on Mars to make a slight movement. Scientists and engineers continue to discuss in what position to leave the arm, when it can no longer be moved. (

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