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November 27, 2014
Frost-covered chaos on Mars
Paris (ESA) Nov 28, 2014
Thanks to a break in the dusty 'weather' over the giant Hellas Basin at the beginning of this year, ESA's Mars Express was able to look down into the seven kilometre-deep basin and onto the frosty surface of Hellas Chaos. Hellas Basin sits in the southern highlands of Mars and is one of the Solar System's largest impact basins, with a diameter of 2300 km. It is thought to have formed some 3.8-4.1 billion years ago, during the heavy bombardment that subjected all the inner Solar System planets to a ... read more
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Uwingu to Beam Almost 90,000 Messages to Mars
Uwingu will launch a radio transmission to Mars on Friday, November 28th, sending almost 90,000 names, messages, and pictures from people on Earth. This is the first time messages from people on Ear ... more

Carnegie Mellon Unveils Lunar Rover "Andy"
Carnegie Mellon University has unveiled Andy, a four-wheeled robot designed to scramble up steep slopes and survive the temperature swings and high radiation encountered while exploring the moon's p ... more

Rapidly Freezing Saltwater Could Provide Spark of Life on Icy Worlds
A research team has confirmed the existence of a process that causes the electrolysis of water, and which has the potential to drive the production of life in "Snowball Earth" scenarios and on icy s ... more
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Within Rover's Reach at Mars Target Area 'Alexander Hills'
This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a swath of bedrock called "Alexander Hills," which the rover approached for close-up inspection of selected targets. ... more


Young Volcanoes on the Moon
Back in 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts orbiting the Moon photographed something very odd. Researchers called it "Ina," and it looked like the aftermath of a volcanic eruption. There's nothing odd about ... more
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How Can We Search For Life On Icy Moons Such As Europa?
Our solar system is host to a wealth of icy worlds that may have water beneath the surface. The Cassini spacecraft recently uncovered evidence of a possible ocean under the surface of Saturn's moon, ... more

NASA Licenses Cellular Technology
On Oct 15, Melanie Saunders, Johnson Space Center's (JSC) Associate Director welcomed the executive board of GRoK Technologies for a facility tour. The capstone event included a ceremony where Saund ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China has no overseas bases: defence ministry

Iraqi forces hold off jihadist attack on Ramadi

China says in talks with Russia over 2015 military drills

Afghan senate approves foreign troops staying on

Process converts human waste into rocket fuel

Proton-M Carrier Rocket Launch Postponed Over Technical Problems

Iran supreme leader backs nuclear talks extension


Hot, Super-Earths Help Track Water-Rich Atmospheres
As the discovery of planets beyond the Solar System becomes more common, scientists have begun the in-depth study of the atmospheres of these bodies. In a new paper, a pair of astronomers inve ... more

Extreme Shrimp May Hold Clues to Alien Life
At one of the world's deepest undersea hydrothermal vents, tiny shrimp are piled on top of each other, layer upon layer, crawling on rock chimneys that spew hot water. Bacteria, inside the shrimps' ... more

Mars Exploration Program Director Named
NASA has taken another step in its Journey to Mars. Jim Watzin has been named the new director for the agency's Mars Exploration Program at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Watzin, whose duties beg ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


An alternative to 'Turing Test'
A Georgia Tech professor is offering an alternative to the celebrated "Turing Test" to determine whether a machine or computer program exhibits human-level intelligence. The Turing Test - orig ... more

China Launches Second Disaster Relief Satellite
The satellite was launched into orbit at 2:37 p.m. local time Friday (06:37 GMT) from China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, the news agency reported. Kuaizhou II, also known as Speedy Vehic ... more
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Brazil government claims drop in Amazon deforestation

Japan volcano eruption hits flights

India court slams Delhi's worsening air pollution

Disaster-prone Philippines wants simpler weather warnings

China drafts first domestic violence law

Swiss to vote on immigration cut 'to save environment'


Russia Preparing Joint Moon Exploration Agreement With EU
Scientists from Russia and the European Union are preparing an agreement on joint exploration of the Moon, Lev Zelyony, director of the Space Research Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences, s ... more

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

Asteroid Mining Could Make For Boom Times
NASA has concluded contracts with two private-sector enterprises, intending to develop practical approaches to asteroid mining, encouraged by the successful comet landing earlier this month, as such ... more

NASA contracts two firms to work on asteroid mining
NASA has contracted with two private space firms to prepare for and ultimately execute missions to land on and mine asteroids for valuable resources. The contracts, forged between NASA and both Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources, are further evidence of a the kinds of new and interesting partnerships as space exploration increasingly becomes the domain of private industry. ... more

Time in Space Exposes Materials to the Test of Time
Much like that pickup truck rusting in your backyard thanks to time, rain and the elements, extended stays in the brutal environment of space can take its toll on spacecraft, satellites and space st ... more

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How to estimate the magnetic field of an exoplanet?
Scientists developed a new method which allows to estimate the magnetic field of a distant exoplanet, i.e., a planet, which is located outside the Solar system and orbits a different star. Moreover, ... more

A new approach to the delivery of satellites to orbit
Celestia Aerospace starts operations in Barcelona for the development and launch of low weight satellites with an innovative approach. Its primary goal is to offer turnkey solutions, which encompass ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Single-atom gold catalysts may enable cheap output of fuel and chemicals

Shaping the future of energy storage with conductive clay

Protons fuel graphene prospects

TEPCO starts cementing tunnels to solve Fukushima water issue

Super material has chink in its armour: study

Mittal bids for 'environmental disaster' Italian steel plant

China blames politics for Indonesia development bank delay


Can robots help stop the Ebola outbreak?


Second Time Through, Mars Rover Examines Chosen Rocks


China expects to introduce space law around 2020


Lockheed Martin Begins Final Assembly Of Next Mars Lander


Elon Musk thinks robots could turn on us in the next five years


Mars was warm enough for flowing water, but only briefly


The Long, Strange Trip To Asteroid Bennu


Several Drives Push Opportunity Over 41-Kilometer Mark


China researchers plan Mars mission 'around 2020': state media


Pluto's Exotic Chemistry

U.K. group to crowd-source funding for moon mission

China launches new remote sensing satellite

Boeing Stacks Two Satellites to Launch as a Pair

DARPA-Funded Inflatable Robotics Helps Spark Idea for Silver Screen Star

Geologic Maps of Vesta from NASA's Dawn Mission Published

Clues Revealed About Hidden Interior of Uranus

Next NASA Mars Mission Reaches Milestone

New Horizons Set to Wake Up for Pluto Encounter

Warmth and flowing water on early Mars were episodic

How Satellite Laser Ranging Got its Start 50 Years Ago

Mars, too, has macroweather

Cassini probe measures sea depth on Saturn's moon Titan

Comet lander 'working well', but may be on slope

After Mars, India space chief aims for the moon

NASA's TESS mission cleared for next development phase

Cassini Sails into New Ocean Adventures on Titan

Joint team reveals asteroid's size for the first time

Tail discovered on long-known asteroid

Follow the Dust to Find Planets

Atomic timekeeping, on the go

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