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November 26, 2015
ExoMars prepares to leave Europe for launch site
Paris (ESA) Nov 26, 2015
The two ExoMars spacecraft of the 2016 mission are being prepared for shipping to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan ahead of their launch in March. A joint endeavour with Russia's Roscosmos space agency, ExoMars comprises two missions. The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and Schiaparelli make up the 2016 mission, while the 2018 mission will combine a rover and a surface science platform. Both missions will be launched on Russian Proton rockets from Baikonur. TGO and Schiaparelli are undergoing f ... read more
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President Obama signs bill recognizing asteroid resource property rights into law
Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company, applauds President Obama who signed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (H.R. 2262) into law. This law recognizes the right of U.S. ... more

China dreams of electric sheep at robot conference
In a martial artist's white silk pyjamas, a man practised tai-chi in harmony with a motorised arm at a Beijing exhibition showcasing a vision of robots with Chinese characteristics. ... more

SSL selected to provide new high throughput satellite to Telesat
Space Systems Loral (SSL) has announced that it has been selected to build a powerful, high throughput communications satellite for Telesat, one of the world's top satellite operators. The new ... more
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Tracking down the 'missing' carbon from the Martian atmosphere
Mars is blanketed by a thin, mostly carbon dioxide atmosphere--one that is far too thin to prevent large amounts of water on the surface of the planet from subliming or evaporating. But many researc ... more


Mars to lose its largest moon, Phobos, but gain a ring
Mars' largest moon, Phobos, is slowly falling toward the planet, but rather than smash into the surface, it likely will be shredded and the pieces strewn about the planet in a ring like the rings en ... more

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New detector perfect for asteroid mining, planetary research
The grizzled asteroid miner is a stock character in science fiction. Now, a couple of recent events - one legal and the other technological - have brought asteroid mining a step closer to reality. ... more

NASA selects Northeastern for humanoid robot research
On Tuesday, NASA announced that Northeastern and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will perform advanced research and development work on humanoid robot prototypes, a project that could help ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Poland wants NATO-Russia deal scrapped: minister

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow

Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


How DSCOVR Could Help in Exoplanet Hunting
Could a space weather satellite be helpful in exoplanet hunting? Well, it now turns out it could. According to a team of scientists led by Stephen Kane from the San Francisco State University, the D ... more

Retro Exo and Its Originators
Exoplanets are mysterious, they're complicated, they're important, they're awe-inspiring. And, to a team of artists at the Jet Propulsion Lab, they're also totally fun. They're a topic for endless a ... more

New Horizons documents one rotation of Charon
On approach to the Pluto system in July 2015, the cameras on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured images of the largest of Pluto's five moons, Charon, rotating over the course of a full day. ... more
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Yet more proof of Einstein's general theory of relativity
A Florida State University high-performance computing researcher has predicted a physical effect that would help physicists and astronomers provide fresh evidence of the correctness of Einstein's ge ... more

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory
A series of scientific satellites, including one to probe dark matter, will be launched later this year and next year, said Wu Ji, director of the National Space Science Center under the Chinese Aca ... more
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Study: Mars to become a ringed planet following death of its moon
A new study, published in Nature Geoscience, suggests Mars could become ringed if its smaller moon Phobos falls apart, as scientists believe it will. ... more

Tyson weighs in on New Horizons' Pluto discoveries
The New Horizons spacecraft completed its 3 billion mile journey to Pluto in July and the discoveries continue to pour in every week as NASA scientists receive and analyze data and images from the f ... more

Composite images compare sunlit faces of Pluto
New composite images released by NASA show Pluto and Charon lit up by the sun. The images were taken by New Horizons' cameras as the probe approached the dwarf planet and its moon. ... more

Ocular health in ISS Crews adds vision to space
Traveling in space has many odd effects on the human body. One of the strangest has to do with vision. After spending some time on the International Space Station, many astronauts discover tha ... more

Forming planet observed for first time
An international team of scientists in Australia and the United States has captured the first-ever images of a planet in the making. The accumulation of dust and gas particles onto a new planet - th ... more
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Accelerating fusion research through the cutting edge supercomputer
At the Inter-University Research Institute Corporation National Institutes of Natural Sciences National Institute for Fusion Science, for the first time in the world, using the newly installed "Plas ... more

Radiation blasts leave most Earth-like planet uninhabitable, new research suggests
The most Earth-like planet could have been made uninhabitable by vast quantities of radiation, new research led by the University of Warwick research has found. The atmosphere of the planet, K ... more
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Curiosity Mars Rover Heads Toward Active Dunes

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Asteroid ripped apart to form star's glowing ring system

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Medicines do not seem to degrade faster in space

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Early Earth's Haze May Give Clue to Habitability Elsewhere

UCLA professor proposes simpler way to define what makes a planet

Early Earth's haze may give clue to habitability elsewhere in space

Newfound Earth-size exoplanet may be an important milestone in search for alien life

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