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June 28, 2016
Chinese Space Garbageman is not a Weapon
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 28, 2016
The recent launch of China's first Long March 7 rocket has put several notches in China's progress in spaceflight. The first flight of a powerful new rocket. A stepping stone to the launch of China's first cargo spacecraft. Another test of components that will be used on the Long March 5 heavy-lift vehicle, also expected to make its debut later this year. A test of a scale model of a potential future astronaut capsule. Last but not least, we have the first launch from China's new spaceport on Hain ... read more

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Airbus Defence and Space top construct new clean rooms in Poland
Head of Space Systems Francois Auque announced that Airbus Defence and Space, the world's second largest space company, will be constructing a complex of clean rooms near Warsaw, thus boosting its P ... more

Meet RobERt, Dreaming Detective for Exoplanet Atmospheres
Machine-learning techniques that mimic human recognition and dreaming processes are being deployed in the search for habitable worlds beyond our solar system. A deep belief neural network, called Ro ... more

NASA Weighs Use of Rover to Image Potential Mars Water Sites
Ever since it was announced that there may be evidence of liquid water on present-day Mars, NASA scientists have wondered how best to further investigate these long, seasonally changing dark streaks ... more
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Opportunity is on its Final Science Campaign at 'Marathon Valley'
Opportunity is exploring 'Marathon Valley' on the rim of Endeavour crater, investigating outcrops for evidence of clay minerals. The rover is nearing the completion of its investigation within Marat ... more


Curiosity rover analysis suggests Mars has oxygen-rich history
Analysis of rocks and sand by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity suggests Mars was once much more like Earth than previously thought. ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Foldable 3D, man-made proteins could make use by dates for medicines obsolete
Soldiers often operate in extreme environments, where they may be exposed to the elements for long periods of time. Standard equipment such as electronics and armor are designed to withstand such st ... more

Hundreds Of Events Worldwide Scheduled For Asteroid Day 2016
What began as a passion of a handful of individuals, a musician, filmmaker, technologist, scientist and astronaut, has become a global movement by thousands to increase awareness and education about ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
How well do facial recognition algorithms cope with a million strangers?

China promises GPS system that's "reliable, safe and free"

United Nations and China agree to increased space cooperation

India launches 20 satellites in single mission

Spaceflight Industries closes $25M financing round led by Mithril

MUOS-5 secure communications satellite responding to ground control

Move for independence on the table for Scotland


NASA Scientists Discover Unexpected Mineral on Mars
Scientists have discovered an unexpected mineral in a rock sample at Gale Crater on Mars, a finding that may alter our understanding of how the planet evolved. NASA's Mars Science Laboratory r ... more

Pluto's Subsurface Ocean Likely Exists Today
Ongoing geological activity on Pluto seen by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft could be caused by the partial freezing of a subsurface ocean that likely still exists today, a new paper in Geophysical R ... more

Asteroid Impacts a Possible Solution to "Faint Young Sun Paradox"
In the first billion years of Earth's history, the planet was bombarded by primordial asteroids, while a faint Sun provided much less heat. A Southwest Research Institute-led team posits that this t ... more
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Hubble locates new dark spot on Neptune
There's a new dark spot on Neptune, the farthest planet from the sun. ... more

Hardware for Journey to Mars is a 'Big Catch'
A key piece of hardware for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System, completed a five-hour journey by barge June 19 along the Tennessee River in North Alabama. Fishermen may have caught a glimpse ... more
24/7 News Coverage
The new system that uses sound to alleviate water shortage

Volcanoes get quiet before they erupt

Siberian larch forests are still linked to the ice age

Where do rubber trees get their rubber

Tiny algae ideal for sniffing out nutrient pollution in water

Ocean forecast offers seasonal outlook for Pacific Northwest waters

Better information needed to understand extreme weather


An Ocean Lies a Few Kilometers Beneath Enceladus's Icy Surface
With eruptions of ice and water vapor, and an ocean covered by an ice shell, Saturn's moon Enceladus is one of the most fascinating in the solar system, especially as interpretations of data provide ... more

Russian Moon Base to Hold Up to 12 People
Russian engineers are working on a project of a Moon base that will eventually hold up to 12 people, the spokeswoman of a research institute with the Russian space agency Roscosmos told local media. ... more

SSL-Built Satellite For Indonesian Bank Is Performing Post-Launch Maneuvers According To Plan
Space Systems Loral reports that the satellite designed and built for PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia, the oldest and most profitable bank in Indonesia, was launched on Saturday and is performing post-lau ... more

Dutch crops grown on 'Mars' soil found safe to eat
Dutch scientists said Thursday crops of four vegetables and cereals grown on soil similar to that on Mars have been found safe to eat, amid plans for the first manned mission to the planet. ... more

Where Is the Habitable Zone for M-Dwarf Stars?
While we know that yellow dwarf stars like our sun are capable of supporting life, there's another star type that is a prime hunting ground for potentially habitable exoplanets. M-dwarf stars ... more


Dawn clocks up 1000 orbits of Ceres
Dawn is continuing to record the extraordinary sights on dwarf planet Ceres. The experienced explorer is closer to the alien world than the International Space Station is to Earth. Dawn has co ... more

Case Bolstered for a Present-Day Subsurface Ocean on Pluto
When NASA's New Horizons spacecraft buzzed by Pluto last year, it revealed tantalizing clues that the dwarf planet might have - or had at one time - a liquid ocean sloshing around under its icy crus ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Driverless cars: Who gets protected

Researchers devise new tool to measure polarization of light

Borophene: A prospective extraordinary sodium anode material for sodium-based batteries

Expert says most nuclear fuel melted at Fukushima nuclear plant

Ready for the car with a licence to kill

Russian physicists create a high-precision 'quantum ruler'

Woodside to invest $1.9 billion on oil field

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China preparing for new era of space economy


United Nations and China agree to increased space cooperation


China's new launch center to get new viewing areas


SSL Satellite For Dish Begins Post-Launch Maneuvers According To Plan


Firm unveils 'robot dog' that does the dishes


Researchers devise new tool to measure polarization of light


Robotic motion planning in real-time


China's newest rocket ready for blast-off


Opportunity Wraps up Work on 'Wheel Scuff'


Newborn Planet Discovered Around Young Star

NASA's K2 Finds Newborn Exoplanet Around Young Star

New evidence suggests Pluto likely features subsurface ocean

"Electric Wind" Can Strip Earth-Like Planets of Oceans and Atmospheres

Let there be light

Exoplanet Mission Completes Design Milestone

Unexpected excess of giant planets in star cluster

A Young Super-Neptune Offers Clues to the Origin of Close-In Exoplanets

San Francisco State University astronomer helps discover giant planet orbiting 2 suns

The Search for Our Own Alien Life

Parkes telescope detects key feature of life outside our solar system

Single-shot imaging of bio-systems

Computers eyeing the jobs of sports camera operators

Largest crowdsource astronomy network helps confirm discovery of 'Tatooine' planet

Largest, Widest Orbit "Tatooine" Bolsters Planet Formation Theories

CaSSIS Sends First Image of Mars

First teams named for shot at Level 2 Sample Return Robot Challenge

China to send Chang'e-4 to south pole of moon's far-side

Prebiotic molecule detected in interstellar cloud

A little help from friends

Bioactive film improves how implants bond with bone in animal study

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