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October 01, 2015
Pluto's Big Moon Charon Reveals a Colorful and Violent History
Boulder CO (SPX) Oct 02, 2015
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has returned the best color and the highest resolution images yet of Pluto's largest moon, Charon - and these pictures show a surprisingly complex and violent history. At half the diameter of Pluto, Charon is the largest satellite relative to its planet in the solar system. Many New Horizons scientists expected Charon to be a monotonous, crater-battered world; instead, they're finding a landscape covered with mountains, canyons, landslides, surface-color variations a ... read more
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Search for Mars life stymied by contamination threat
A multi-billion-dollar robot dispatched to Mars to search for life must steer clear of promising "hot spots" for fear of spreading microbes from Earth, NASA project scientists said Thursday. ... more

ASU-led partnership engages citizens in NASA's Asteroid Initiative
How can humans best protect the Earth from a potentially devastating asteroid impact? Could our ability to study an asteroid assist with both planetary defense and sending humans farther into our so ... more

NASA's Big Mars Story
Every time NASA ballyhoos a press conference to announce an exciting discovery about Mars, the public bets heavily that the news will either be about water (What, again?) or life (Finally!) This wee ... more
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Lockheed's Space Fence Program Completes Critical Design Review
Lockheed Martin's (LMT) Space Fence System, including the large-scale digital radar and turn-key facility were deemed technically mature and provided evidence that all requirements will be met throu ... more


Small-scale nuclear fusion may be a new energy source
Fusion energy may soon be used in small-scale power stations. This means producing environmentally friendly heating and electricity at a low cost from fuel found in water. Both heating generators an ... more
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Layman help sought in solving dwarf planet mysteries
Throwing open the doors to the hallowed halls of science, stumped researchers welcomed help from the public Wednesday in solving a number of nagging mysteries about dwarf planet Ceres. ... more

Keeping cells in good shape
People often talk about how important it is to stay in shape, something humans usually can accomplish with exercise and a healthy diet, and other habits. But chances are, few of us ever think about ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
DoD report: defense spending expected to decline

CIA pulled officers from China after govt hack: report

DHS taps Raytheon for network contract

Russian strikes hit Syria opposition, not IS: US official

Russian strikes again expose US disarray

Russia carries out first Syria air strikes

U.S. Navy orders nuclear reactor components


Rover's Current Location Makes Communications a Challenge
Opportunity is within 'Marathon Valley' on the west rim of Endeavour Crater conducting a walk-about survey for clay minerals. The rover's current location within Marathon Valley with its high ... more

Pluto at Twilight
It's approaching dusk on an alien world, and the only eyes to witness the scene belong to a machine that has traveled billions of miles to be here at just this moment. Sunlight is filtered through a ... more

Mars water find boosts quest for extra-terrestrial life
The search for extra-terrestrial life just got a big boost from NASA's stunning announcement that it now has its strongest evidence yet of liquid water on Mars. ... more
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Earth-class planets likely have protective magnetic fields, aiding life
Earth-like planets orbiting close to small stars probably have magnetic fields that protect them from stellar radiation and help maintain surface conditions that could be conducive to life, accordin ... more

Russian scientist hope to get rocket fuel, water, oxygen from Lunar ice
Russian scientists are currently studying lunar ice, hoping to get hydrogen rocket fuel, water and oxygen from the moon, Igor Mitrofanov from the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) told Radio Sputnik ... more
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Monsoon mission: A better way to predict Indian weather

Self-assembling material could enable artificial arteries

Study shows insect diversity decreases in gardens with non-native plants

King crabs threaten Antarctic ecosystem due to warming ocean

Chip-based technology enables reliable direct detection of Ebola virus

Loss of ocean predators has impact on climate change strategies

Bacteria in ancient flea may be ancestor of the Black Death


Study adds to evidence that viruses are alive
new analysis supports the hypothesis that viruses are living entities that share a long evolutionary history with cells, researchers report. The study offers the first reliable method for tracing vi ... more

NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today's Mars
New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, ... more

Opportunity Mars Rover Preparing for Active Winter
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is conducting a "walkabout" survey of "Marathon Valley," where the rover's operators plan to use the vehicle through the upcoming Martian winter, and beyond ... more

'Strongest evidence yet' of liquid water on Mars: NASA
Scientists on Monday announced "the strongest evidence yet" of liquid water on Mars, raising the distant prospect of microscopic life on the Red Planet. ... more

The First Meeting of the U.S.-China Space Dialogue
Pursuant to their shared goal of advancing civil space cooperation as agreed upon in the Strategic Track of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in June 2015, the Government of the United ... more
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Lockheed Martin moves forward with Space Fence program
U.S. government officials approved Lockheed Martin's design for their Space Fence system, which includes a large-scale digital radar and a turn-key facility, the company announced today. ... more

Innovations in Satellite Payloads - An interview with David Jungkind of SEAKR
Satellite technology today is at an exciting juncture. The upcoming advent of next generation, high throughput satellite (HTS) systems combined with advances in payload electronics promises a new ag ... more
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First optical rectenna converts light to DC current

New York City to divest from coal

China to halve car purchase tax amid flagging sales

Bravo to biomass

A different type of 2-D semiconductor

TransCanada tries new legal route for Keystone XL

Embedded optical sensors could make robotic hands more dexterous


Embedded optical sensors could make robotic hands more dexterous


Aussie woman sends 'robot' to queue for new iPhone


Evidence of brine 'flows' on Mars: water study


Flu shot may unlock changes in astronauts' immune systems


New 'Snakeskin' Image and More from New Horizons


Space experts swoon for 'The Martian' despite inaccuracies


Celebrating one year of Mars Orbiter Mission in Orbit; Release of Mars Atlas


How social cues influence human-robot interaction


Marines experiment with robot capabilities


The Fact and Fiction of Martian Dust Storms

NASA's MAVEN Celebrates One Year at Mars

NASA's Space Launch System is the Rocket for the Ride to Mars

India's Mars mission to last many years: top space official

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's Dance with Eclipses

China's new carrier rocket succeeds in 1st trip

China launches new type of carrier rocket: state media

Stellar atmosphere can be used to predict the composition of rocky exoplanets

Indra renews SMOS maintenance and development contract

New Space Mining Tech Could Be Game-Changer for Interstellar Travel

Pluto 'Wows' in Spectacular New Backlit Panorama

NASA Seeks Big Ideas from Students for Inflatable Heat Shield Technology

ExoMars 2016 targets March launch window

China to rehearse new carrier rocket for lunar mission

Opportunity Continues Search for Clay Minerals On Mars

Electron transport between species discovered in deep-sea research

Expect Martian Colonies to Build Themselves First

Big Iron gets technology boost

Marines send robotic dog into simulated combat

Watching an exoplanet in motion around a distant star

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Hosts A Global Ocean

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