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February 27, 2015
Argentina welcomes first Chinese satellite tracking station outside China
Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Feb 27, 2015
Argentina is to become the location of the first Chinese satellite tracking station outside the country the newspaper La Manana De Cordoba reported on Thursday. The Argentine National Congress has approved the bill ratifying economic and technological cooperation between Argentina and China, including the construction of a Chinese satellite tracking station in Argentina's Neuquen province, part of the Patagonia region. The two nations will "work together on the development of space technolog ... read more
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NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Drills at 'Telegraph Peak'
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its drill on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to collect sample powder from inside a rock target called "Telegraph Peak." The target sits in the upper portion of "Pahrump Hills," an ... more

Dawn begins exploration of the first dwarf planet
The Dawn spacecraft is performing flawlessly as it conducts the first exploration of the first dwarf planet. Each new picture of Ceres reveals exciting and surprising new details about a fascinating ... more

The Search For Volcanic Eruptions On Mars Reaches The Next Level
A new study of emissions from Martian volcanoes suggests there is no activity going on right now, but researchers aren't ruling out recent eruptions. Using NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility a ... more
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Using Curiosity to Search for Life
Scientist Pamela Conrad helps give Curiosity a daily to-do list to look for life's building blocks on Mars. In GSFC's continuing series of "Conversations With Goddard", Elizabeth Jarrell talks with ... more


How Can We Protect Mars From Earth, While Searching For Life
The search for life on Mars presents us with many challenges - not the least of which is microbial contamination. How do we ensure that microbes from Earth don't hitchhike all the way to the Red Pla ... more
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'Bright Spot' on Ceres Has Dimmer Companion
Dwarf planet Ceres continues to puzzle scientists as NASA's Dawn spacecraft gets closer to being captured into orbit around the object. The latest images from Dawn, taken nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 ... more

Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Mojave' Site on Mount Sharp
This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the "Mojave" site, where its drill collected the mission's second taste of Mount Sharp. The scene combines dozens of imag ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Three rockets launched near-simultaneously in Aegis test

Rise of the Machines: video gamers beware

Russian jets to hold drills over Barents sea

Fighting IS not a priority for Turkey: US spy chief

Australia researchers create 'world first' 3D-printed jet engines

Kerry to meet Russian, Iranian FMs next week

MUOS - a Vital Next Step for Narrowband Satellite Communications


Last look at Sentinel-2A
Before Sentinel-2A is packed up and shipped to French Guiana for its launch targeted on 12 June, media representatives and specialists got one last look at the second satellite for Europe's Copernic ... more

Surviving Mars on Earth
Meet the man who has survived Mars on Earth. Diego Urbina, an Italian-Colombian engineer, was a part of 520-day, record-breaking simulated mission to the Red Planet. He participated in the final sta ... more

Opportunity Gets Small Energy Boost With Panel Dust Off
The project is preparing to mask off the troubled Bank 7 sector of the Flash file system with a new version of the flight software to be uploaded shortly. On Sols 3928 and 3929 (Feb. 10 and 11, 20 ... more
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Rise of the Machines: video gamers beware
Researchers unveiled a software system Wednesday which had taught itself to play 49 different video games and proceeded to defeat human professionals - a major step in the fast-developing Artificial Intelligence realm. ... more

MUOS - a Vital Next Step for Narrowband Satellite Communications
All of us at Intelsat General congratulate our government colleagues at SPAWAR PMW-146 on the successful launch of MUOS-3. MUOS, the Mobile User Objective System, is a critical government-operated p ... more
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Life Might Thrive a Dozen Miles Beneath Earth's Surface

Earth's Moon May Not Be Critical to Life

Planets Can Alter Each Other's Climates over Eons

The Cosmic Chemistry That Gave Rise to Water

Calling on satellites in alpine rescues

IPCC sea-level rise scenarios not fit for purpose for high-risk coastal areas

How does the human brain tackle problems it did not evolve to solve?


Life Might Thrive a Dozen Miles Beneath Earth's Surface
Life teems all over our planet's exterior and even down into the lightless oceanic depths. But just how far underground might life be able to hack it? New research offers evidence of bacteria ... more

Planets Can Alter Each Other's Climates over Eons
A new study sheds light on how exoplanets in tightly-packed solar systems interact with each other gravitationally by affecting one another's climates and their abilities to support alien life. ... more

Top-precision optical atomic clock starts ticking
A state-of-the-art optical atomic clock, collaboratively developed by scientists from the University of Warsaw, Jagiellonian University, and Nicolaus Copernicus University, is now "ticking away" at ... 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

Japan's Robear: Strength of a robot, face of a bear
Forget the frightening androids of dystopian sci-fi, the future of robots is cute polar bears that can lift elderly people into and out of bed. ... more

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OHB and AAC develop InnoSat platform
OHB Sweden, Stockholm, and AAC Microtec, Uppsala, have been appointed by the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) to deliver a highly capable small satellite platform, named InnoSat, and to accomplis ... more

The highest plume ever observed on Mars
In the thin, cold, dry atmosphere of Mars the winds blow and raise the dust from the surface to an altitude of about 50 km. In its core thin clouds of ice and carbon dioxide crystallites are formed; ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Wrench thrown in British shale gas gears

Fukushima operator concealed radioactive leak for nearly a year

Moving molecule writes letters

'Ecosystem services' help assess ocean energy development

Lithium from the coal in China

New research predicts when, how materials will act

Watching bonds form using femtosecond X-ray liquidography


MAVEN Completes First Deep Dip Campaign


Mystery Mars plume baffles scientists


Up, Up and Away! First Humans Chosen for Mission to Mars


Latest Drive Puts Rover Within Marathon-Distance Record


The mystery of cosmic oceans and dunes


Mars hills hide icy past


New Horizons Spots Small Moons Orbiting Pluto


From Vomit Comet to CubeSat


Research With Space Explorers May One Day Heal Earth's Warriors


Laser 'ruler' holds promise for hunting exoplanets

Dawn Captures Sharper Images of Ceres

DSCOVR: Mission Success for Moog Engines Over a Decade Later

NASA Team Develops New Ka-Band Communications System to Break Through the Noise

SSL-Built High-Throughput Satellite For Telenor Ready For Launch

Life on other planets: Alternative chemistries of life

Mars One cuts list of potential colonists to 100

Scientists fail to explain strange plumes spotted on Martian surface

NASA wants to send a submarine to Saturn's moon Titan

The View from New Horizons: A Full Day on Pluto-Charon

A New Way to View Titan: 'Despeckle' It

Application of laser microprobe technology to Apollo samples refines lunar impact history

HAPTIX Starts Work to Provide Prosthetic Hands with Sense of Touch

NASA's Curiosity Analyzing Sample of Martian Mountain

Talking Japanese space robot back on Earth

Mars Rover Nearing Marathon Achievement

IBM brings Watson supercomputer to Japan via SoftBank

Number of Known Accessible Near-Earth Asteroids Doubles Since 2010

NASA's Curiosity Analyzing Sample of Martian Mountain

SSC expands at the Inuvik Satellite Station Facility

Octopus robot makes waves with ultra-fast propulsion

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