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November 21, 2014
Second Time Through, Mars Rover Examines Chosen Rocks
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 20, 2014
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has completed a reconnaissance "walkabout" of the first outcrop it reached at the base of the mission's destination mountain and has begun a second pass examining selected rocks in the outcrop in more detail. Exposed layers on the lower portion of Mount Sharp are expected to hold evidence about dramatic changes in the environmental evolution of Mars. That was a major reason NASA chose this area of Mars for this mission. The lowermost of these slices of time ascending th ... read more
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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

The Long, Strange Trip To Asteroid Bennu
Born from the rubble of a violent collision, hurled through space for millions of years and dismembered by the gravity of planets, asteroid Bennu had a tough life in a rough neighborhood: the early ... more

Pluto's Exotic Chemistry
My connection to Pluto and Charon is quite different from that of other scientists who write for the New Horizons website. Certainly I'm excited about the chance to visit and study objects in the ou ... more
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U.K. group to crowd-source funding for moon mission
A group in the United Kingdom aims to launch a lunar probe and study the moon using money raised on crowd-funding website Kickstarter. ... more


Lockheed Martin Begins Final Assembly Of Next Mars Lander
Lockheed Martin has started the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase for NASA's InSight Mars lander spacecraft. The InSight mission will record the first-ever measurements of the interi ... more
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Elon Musk thinks robots could turn on us in the next five years
One couldn't be blamed for thinking Elon Musk knows something important that the public doesn't, since he's been sounding the alarm on dangerous robots recently, and now he's presented a timeline. ... more

Mars was warm enough for flowing water, but only briefly
With the growing variety of samples collected and measurements made by NASA's Mars rovers, the scientific evidence that water once flowed freely on the surface of the Red Planet has mounted. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China policies fuel tensions with US: commission

China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web

'Concerned' Kerry joins troubled Iran nuclear talks

Syrian team, Putin to discuss relaunching peace talks: source

Swedish military gets upgraded radar facilityw/lll

Modernized Russian Tu-160 bomber completes 1st flight

NATO reports 400 intercepts of Russian aircraft in 2014


Several Drives Push Opportunity Over 41-Kilometer Mark
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater heading towards "Marathon Valley," a putative location for abundant clay minerals about a mile (1.4 kilometers) to the south. The rover has b ... more

China researchers plan Mars mission 'around 2020': state media
Chinese scientists are planning to launch a Mars rover "around 2020", state media reported Tuesday, as the country pours billions into its space programme and works to catch up with the US and Europe. ... more

DARPA-Funded Inflatable Robotics Helps Spark Idea for Silver Screen Star
The giant, balloon-like inflatable robot named Baymax in Disney's Big Hero 6 has its roots in real-world research conducted by iRobot Corporation, Carnegie Mellon University and Otherlab under DARPA ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


China expects to introduce space law around 2020
China will always abide by international space law and is making great efforts to introduce its own laws in 2020, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said on Monday. Xu Dazhe, direc ... more

China launches new remote sensing satellite
China launched the Yaogan-23 remote sensing satellite into scheduled orbit at 2:53 a.m. on Saturday Beijing Time from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. The satellite will mainly be used for sci ... more
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Fresh snow hits northeastern US in killer storm

Global October temperatures record high for month: US

$9.3 bn pledged to help poor nations combat global warming

Second bird flu outbreak found on Dutch farm

Caltech geologists discover ancient buried canyon in South Tibet

Cut the salt: Green solutions for highway snow and ice control


Boeing Stacks Two Satellites to Launch as a Pair
Boeing has successfully mated two 702SP (small platform) satellites in a stacked configuration in preparation for the first-ever conjoined satellite launch. The milestone is a significant step ... 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

Geologic Maps of Vesta from NASA's Dawn Mission Published
Images from NASA's Dawn Mission have been used to create a series of high-resolution geological maps of the large asteroid Vesta, revealing the variety of surface features in unprecedented detail. T ... more

Clues Revealed About Hidden Interior of Uranus
Long believed to be one of the blandest regions of any of the giant gas planets, the southern hemisphere of Uranus indicates a flurry of previously unknown atmospheric phenomena, hinting at an unusu ... more

Next NASA Mars Mission Reaches Milestone
NASA's InSight mission has begun the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase of its development, on track for a March 2016 launch to Mars. The lander, its aeroshell and cruise stage are be ... more
Orbital Debris Workshop - On November 18-20 - University of Maryland Joint One Radio


New Horizons Set to Wake Up for Pluto Encounter
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft comes out of hibernation for the last time on Dec. 6. Between now and then, while the Pluto-bound probe enjoys three more weeks of electronic slumber, work on Earth is ... more

Warmth and flowing water on early Mars were episodic
Ample evidence of ancient rivers, streams, and lakes make it clear that Mars was at some point warm enough for liquid water to flow on its surface. While that may conjure up images of a tropical Mar ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
South Korea urged to build facility for nuclear waste by 2055

Cloaking device hides across continuous range of angles

UO-industry collaboration points to improved nanomaterials

China unveils energy strategy, targets for 2020

Two new baryon particles discovered; aligns with York prediction

Ageing Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home

Apple, Xiaomi trade smartphone barbs in China


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

China Exclusive: China developing Mars rover

ADS primes ESA's CHEOPS to detect and classify exoplanets

China publishes Earth, Moon photos taken by lunar orbiter

Moving cameras talk to each other to identify, track pedestrians

China plans to launch about 120 applied satellites

Lockheed Martin partners for space debris research

NASA's TESS Mission Cleared for Next Development Phase

Mars Orbiter MAVEN Demonstrates Relay Prowess

Opportunity Dust Levels Back to Normal

SwRI-led team telescope effort reveals asteroid's size for the first time

UI instrument sees comet-created atmosphere on Mars

Life Can Survive on Much Less Water Than You Might Think

UW Team's Plants Return To Earth After Growing In Space

ATLAS walking robot does karate

Mars probe to debut at upcoming air show

European satellite could discover thousands of planets in Earth's galaxy

NASA's Hubble Surveys Debris-Strewn Exoplanetary Construction Yards

Sustainability, astrobiology illuminate future of life in universe, civilization on Earth

Microbot muscles: Chains of particles assemble and flex

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