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December 21, 2014
Kepler Proves It Can Still Find Planets
Boston MA (SPX) Dec 21, 2014
To paraphrase Mark Twain, the report of the Kepler spacecraft's death was greatly exaggerated. Despite a malfunction that ended its primary mission in May 2013, Kepler is still alive and working. The evidence comes from the discovery of a new super-Earth using data collected during Kepler's "second life." "Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Kepler has been reborn and is continuing to make discoveries. Even better, the planet it found is ripe for follow-up studies," says lead author Andrew Vande ... read more
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NASA, Planetary Scientists Find Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir
NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface. Thou ... more

NASA's Kepler Reborn, Makes First Exoplanet Find of New Mission
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft makes a comeback with the discovery of the first exoplanet found using its new mission - K2. The discovery was made when astronomers and engineers devised an ... more

Signs of Europa Plumes Remain Elusive in Search of Cassini Data
A fresh look at data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its 2001 flyby of Jupiter shows that Europa's tenuous atmosphere is even thinner than previously thought and also suggests that the ... more
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Opportunity drives on in no-flash mode
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater heading towards 'Marathon Valley,' a location assumed to have abundant clay minerals only about a half-mile (800 meters) to the south. With t ... more


Inmarsat-2 F2 satellite retired after more than 23.5 years of GEO operations
Inmarsat-2 F2, the second Eurostar satellite designed and built by Airbus Defence and Space, was retired from operational service and safely decommissioned this week after completing a record breaki ... more
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Australian university students aim to generate first 'breathable' air on Mars
A Mars One astronaut candidate and a team of Western Australian students aiming to generate the first breathable air on Mars have reached the finals of the international competition that will land v ... more

QinetiQ North America refurbishing, modernizing Talon robots used by the military
Robots used by U.S. military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan are being refurbished and modernized by QinetiQ North America under U.S. Army and Navy contracts. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

3 countries eye pooled acquisition, operation of airlifters

China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

Poland orders more Norwegian missiles

Clock ticking on Mistral decision, Russia tells France

Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt


Soyuz Installed at Baikonur, Expected to Launch Wednesday
The Soyuz-2.1A carrier rocket has been successfully installed at the launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and is scheduled for launch on October 29, the press service of the Russian ... more

Robot named 'Athena' becomes first humanoid robot to pay for a seat on a flight
A robot named "Athena" has officially become the first humanoid robot to pay for a seat on a flight. ... more

First steps for Hector the robot stick insect
A research team at Bielefeld University has succeeded in teaching the only robot of its kind in the world how to walk. Its first steps have been recorded in a video. You can watch them in Bielefeld ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Goddard instrument makes first detection of organic matter on Mars
The team responsible for the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite on NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first definitive detection of organic molecules at Mars. Organic molecules are the ... more

NASA Rover Finds Active and Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the ro ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Lives of danger, poverty on Philippines' typhoon coast

Ecuador returning German money in environment row

Major U.S. cities have passed the 'tipping point' for sea level rise, according to a new study

Umbrellas banned during China's Presidential visit to Macau

A series of tremors has Florence concerned for its 'David'

More research links pollution exposure during pregnancy to autism

Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears


Super-Earth spotted by ground-based telescope, a first
For the first time, a ground-based telescope has observed a super-Earth alien planet passing in front of its host star. The exoplanet, roughly twice the size of Earth, is 55 Cancri e. Its host star is 55 Cancri, a Sun-like star 40 light-years away that can be spied with the naked eye in the Cancer constellation. ... more

NASA is letting people name the craters of Mercury
The team behind NASA's Mercury orbiter, MESSENGER, has begun a competition to name the craters of Mercury. ... more

Spike seen in methane on Mars, but source unknown
Methane, a gas that on Earth comes mainly from living organisms, has been measured for the first time making a sudden spike on Mars, leaving scientists puzzled about its origin. ... more

Tag Heuer changes tune, now looking at smartwatches
Barely a few months after dismissing Apple's smartwatch, the new chief executive of luxury Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer conceded Tuesday that such a hi-tech gadget might after all have a place in his firm's line-up. ... more

Moon Express testing compact lunar lander at Kennedy
NASA is working with U.S. industry to develop the capabilities and cutting-edge technologies that will help send astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit. To achieve this goal, space travelers will need th ... more

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Mars Mountain was All Wet
Observations by NASA's Curiosity Rover indicate Mars' Mount Sharp was built by sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years. This suggests ancient Mars maintained a climate ... more

MAVEN Identifies Links in Chain Leading to Mars Atmospheric Loss
Early discoveries by NASA's newest Mars orbiter are starting to reveal key features about the loss of the planet's atmosphere to space over time. The findings are among the first returns from ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

Choreography of an electron pair

Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors

Pilot plant for the removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity

Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars


Opportunity Flash-Memory Resets Continue


Oil-dwelling bacteria are social creatures in Earth's deep biosphere


Opportunity In No-Flash Mode: Kludge Ready To Radiate


Signs of Ancient Mars Lakes and Quakes Seen in New Map


Observing Solar System Worlds as if They Were Distant Exoplanets


ESA and Omega: a watch for astronauts


MESSENGER Data Suggest Recurring Meteor Shower on Mercury


Building a Worldwide Genetic Library BRIC-by-BRIC


Astronomers spot Pluto-size objects swarming about young sun


Early adoption of robotic surgery leads to organ preservation for kidney cancer patients

New 'electronic skin' for prosthetics, robotics detects pressure from different directions

How Did Life Become Complex, And Could It Happen Beyond Earth?

Flash-Memory Reformat Planned

On Pluto's Doorstep, NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Awakens for Encounter

Swarms of Pluto-Size Objects Kick Up Dust around Adolescent Sun-Like Star

Saturn's Moons: What a Difference a Decade Makes

Two Robots, One Challenge, Endless Possibility

UK Plans to Drill Into Moon, Explore Feasibility of Manned Base

Asteroid 2014 UR116 Represents No Threat to the Earth

Mars is a Four-Letter Word

Airbus Defence and Space signs contract for Microwave Sounder instruments

China's Long March puts satellite in orbit on 200th launch

Engineer Applies Robot Control Theory to Improve Prosthetic Legs

Curiosity finds clues to how water helped shape Mars

Artificial intelligence: Hawking's fears stir debate

Tennessee research offers explanation for Titan dune puzzle

China's ardor for a red planet

Ancient lava flows could explain pie-shaped landform on Mars

New Horizons Wakes Up on Pluto's Doorstep

Mars mountain may have arisen from lake sediments: NASA

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