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March 31, 2015
OUTER PLANETS
New Horizons Sampling 'Space Weather' on Approach to Pluto
Boulder CO (SPX) Mar 31, 2015
As NASA's New Horizons spacecraft approaches the Pluto system, its space plasma (also called charged particle) instruments - SWAP and PEPSSI - have already been taking measurements and assessing the space weather environment in the Kuiper Belt near Pluto. "Results from those measurements are being radioed to the ground and our team is already learning new things about the distant environment near Pluto's orbit, 3 billion miles from Earth," says New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern, from ... read more
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SATURN DAILY

Saturn Spacecraft Returns to the Realm of Icy Moons
A dual view of Saturn's icy moon Rhea marks the return of NASA's Cassini spacecraft to the realm of the planet's icy satellites. This follows nearly two years during which the spacecraft's orbits ca ... more
DRAGON SPACE

Chinese scientists mull power station in space
The battle to dispel smog, cut greenhouse gases and solve the energy crisis is moving to space. Chinese scientists are mulling the construction of a solar power station 36,000 kilometers above groun ... more
EXO WORLDS

Earthlike 'Star Wars' Tatooines may be common
Luke Skywalker's home in "Star Wars" is the desert planet Tatooine, with twin sunsets because it orbits two stars. So far, only uninhabitable gas-giant planets have been identified circling such bin ... more
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MARSDAILY

Rover Amnesia Event Follows Latest Memory Reformatting
The team operating NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity learned Thursday that the long-lived rover experienced a brief amnesia event related to its flash memory, the first since a reformatting ... more


MERCURY RISING

MESSENGER Completes 4,000th Orbit of Mercury
On March 25, the MESSENGER spacecraft completed its 4,000th orbit of Mercury, and the lowest point in its orbit continues to move closer to the planet than ever before. The orbital phase of the MESS ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Artificial hand able to respond sensitively using smart metal wires
Engineers at Saarland University have taken a leaf out of nature's book by equipping an artificial hand with muscles made from shape-memory wire. The new technology enables the fabrication of flexib ... more
TECH SPACE

Scuttling satellites to save space
It takes a lot of ingenuity - not to mention a massive quantity of sheer force - to get satellites into orbit. Now space engineers are applying comparable ingenuity to the challenge of getting their ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S. Air Force tests Minuteman III missiles

'Yes or no' time as Iran nuclear talks near deadline

China suspected as software site GitHub hit by attack

Spy agencies in 'technology arms race', says British chief

Air strike kills at least 15 at Yemen displaced camp

Iran talks stretch into the night hours before deadline

US drone killed two Iranian troops in Iraq: state media

OUTER PLANETS

Help Name New Features on Pluto
In partnership with NASA's New Horizons mission and the SETI Institute, the IAU is endorsing a campaign that will allow the public to participate in naming newly discovered features on Pluto and its ... more
TECH SPACE

Cluster satellite catches up
One of the four Cluster satellites has shifted its orbit to ensure a safe reentry when the time comes, as well as providing a rare opportunity to study how a satellite's exhaust plume interacts with ... more
ROBO SPACE

Tiny bio-robot is a germ suited-up with graphene quantum dots
As nanotechnology makes possible a world of machines too tiny to see, researchers are finding ways to combine living organisms with nonliving machinery to solve a variety of problems. Like oth ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Snake robots learn to turn by following the lead of real sidewinders
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University who develop snake-like robots have picked up a few tricks from real sidewinder rattlesnakes on how to make rapid and even sharp turns with their undulating, ... more
LAUNCH PAD

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
24/7 News Coverage
Climate change does not cause extreme winters

Photosynthesis hack needed to feed the world by 2050

Massive study explores ocean response to abrupt climate change

Spring plankton bloom hitches ride to sea's depths on ocean eddies

Deadly Japan quake and tsunami spurred global warming, ozone loss

Mist-collecting plants may help alleviate global water shortages

LiDAR studies Colorado flooding and debris flows

SATURN DAILY

A new spin on Saturn's peculiar rotation
Tracking the rotation speed of solid planets, like the Earth and Mars, is a relatively simple task: Just measure the time it takes for a surface feature to roll into view again. But giant gas planet ... more
IRON AND ICE

NASA plans to bring boulder into moon orbit
NASA plans to launch a craft to capture a boulder from a nearby asteroid and move it into orbit around the Earth's moon for exploration by astronauts, the space agency said Wednesday. ... more
MARSDAILY

Curiosity Rover Finds Biologically Useful Nitrogen on Mars
A team using the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite aboard NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first detection of nitrogen on the surface of Mars from release during heating of Martian s ... more
IRON AND ICE

Next Steps on Journey to Mars: Progress on Asteroid Initiative
NASA Wednesday announced more details in its plan for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which in the mid-2020s will test a number of new capabilities needed for future human expeditions to deep s ... more
MARSDAILY

NASA Reformats Memory of Longest-Running Mars Rover
After avoiding use of the rover's flash memory for three months, the team operating NASA's 11-year-old Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reformatted the vehicle's flash memory banks and resumed ... more

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MARSDAILY

NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Passes Marathon Distance
There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon Tuesday - 26.219 miles (42.195 ... more
MARSDAILY

Ancient Martian lake system records 2 water-related events
Researchers from Brown University have completed a new analysis of an ancient Martian lake system in Jezero Crater, near the planet's equator. The study finds that the onslaught of water that filled ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Roll up your screen and stow it away

Atomic Experts to Visit Fukushima in April to Check Contaminated Water

Engineers speed up simulations in computational grand challenge

Electric vehicles may be more useful than previously thought

Super sensitive measurement of magnetic fields

Physicists report technology with potential for sub-micron optical switches

Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food

EXO LIFE

Europa's Elusive Water Plume Paints Grim Picture For Life

EXO LIFE

Surviving in hostile territory

MARSDAILY

NASA rover completes 11-year Mars marathon

TECH SPACE

Want to snag a satellite? Try a net

MARSDAILY

Mars has nitrogen, key to life: NASA

MARSDAILY

India's frugal Mars mission extended by six months

EXO WORLDS

Planets in the habitable zone around most stars, calculate researchers

TECH SPACE

Spacecraft Power Systems

ROBO SPACE

Robot finds bodily posture may affect memory and learning

EXO WORLDS

Our Solar System May Have Once Harbored Super-Earths

Search for extraterrestrial intelligence extends to new realms

Mars One's CEO Bas Lansdorp answers questions about mission feasibility

Ground broken for Space Fence installation

China completes second test on new carrier rocket's power system

Unusual Asteroid Suspected of Spinning to Explosion

Name the features on Pluto and its moon Charon

Robotic materials: Changing with the world around them

Robotic SPACE Explorers Need Smarts to Survive

USAF funds sense-and-avoid technology development

Titan's Atmosphere Created As Gases Escaped Core

Hover Campaign Promises Bird's-Eye View of Mercury's Surface

SOFIA Finds Missing Link Between Supernovae and Planet Formation

ESA's CHEOPS Satellite: The Pharaoh of Exoplanet Hunting

Extent of Moon's giant volcanic eruption is revealed

Researchers Receive Grant to Send Worms into Space

Could Water Have Carved Channels On Mars Half A Million Years Ago?

Intelsat EpicNG Completes Major Milestone on the Road to 2016 Launch

NASA Running Out of Nuclear Fuel For Batteries

Irish Mars trip finalist casts doubt on project

MARSDROP Microprobes Could Expand Spacecraft Mission Capabilities

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