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July 30, 2015
IRON AND ICE
New Names and Insights at Ceres
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 30, 2015
Colorful new maps of Ceres, based on data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, showcase a diverse topography, with height differences between crater bottoms and mountain peaks as great as 9 miles (15 kilometers). Scientists continue to analyze the latest data from Dawn as the spacecraft makes its way to its third mapping orbit. "The craters we find on Ceres, in terms of their depth and diameter, are very similar to what we see on Dione and Tethys, two icy satellites of Saturn that are about the same size ... read more
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Bright Basin on Tethys
With the expanded range of colors visible to Cassini's cameras, differences in materials and their textures become apparent that are subtle or unseen in natural color views. Here, the giant impact b ... more
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'Bathtub Rings' Suggest Titan's Dynamic Seas
Saturn's moon, Titan, is the only object in the Solar System other than Earth known to have liquid on its surface. While most of the lakes are found around the poles, the dry regions near the equato ... more
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Multi-Use Firing Room 4 used for Resource Prospector Mission Simulation
NASA's 21st century multi-user Firing Room 4 in the Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center in Florida was used for the first time June 3. The facility last used to launch space shuttle Atlant ... more
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NASA Could Return Humans to the Moon by 2021
Humans could return to the Moon in the next decade, and for "approximately 90% less than the previously estimated $100 billion," according to a new study by NextGen Space. NASA can cut the cos ... more


OUTER PLANETS

New Horizons 'Captures' Two of Pluto's Smaller Moons
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NASA Sets Sights on Robot-Built Moon Colony
It may not be quite Earth-like enough to be habitable, but the Moon is our closest planetary body, and that proximity would make it ideal for an extraplanetary base of operations. NASA is now seriou ... more
MOON DAILY

Technique may reveal the age of moon rocks during spaceflight
Researchers are developing instruments and methods for measuring the ages of rocks encountered during space missions to the Moon or other planets. Many of the techniques used to date rocks on Earth ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Canada to purchase Iron Dome-like radar systems

Saudis to acquire hundreds of advanced Patriot missiles

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France seeks to warm up Iran ties with Rouhani invite

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MOON DAILY

Smithsonian embraces crowdfunding to preserve lunar spacesuit
The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum turned to Kickstarter on Monday to raise $500,000 to restore the spacesuit that Neil Armstrong wore when he became the first man to walk on the moon. ... more
OUTER PLANETS

Charon's Surprising Youthful and Varied Terrain
Remarkable new details of Pluto's largest moon Charon are revealed in this image from New Horizons' Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), taken late on July 13, 2015 from a distance of 289,000 m ... more
PHYSICS NEWS

Solving the gravitational N-body problem in general relativity
Recent experiments have successfully tested Einstein's general theory of relativity in a variety of ways and to remarkable precision. These experiments included spacecraft Doppler tracking, planetar ... more
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EXO LIFE

Early Titan Was a Cold, Hostile Place For Life
Titan is a mysterious orange-socked moon of Saturn that is exciting to astrobiologists because it has some of the same kinds of chemicals that were precursors to life on Earth. It also has a hydrolo ... more
ROBO SPACE

Advances in Robots Needed to Explore Icy Moons
In December 2013, researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope announced they had found evidence of a water plume emanating from Europa's surface. The finding excited astrobiologists because this mo ... more
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RUSSIAN SPACE

Russia to Launch Large-Scale Space Projects With China
The joint Russian-Chinese talks entailed implementing joint projects in the field, as well as the willingness to synchronize mutual hardware platforms and technological interfaces. "The Chines ... more
DRAGON SPACE

China's super "eye" to speed up space rendezvous
Chinese space experts have developed the world's most sensitive "eye" that enables the autonomous rendezvous and docking of two spacecraft - flying eight times faster than bullets - more efficiently ... more
MOON DAILY

Russia to Land Space Vessel on Moon's Polar Region in 2019
Russia's lunar research is currently undergoing "Earth trials" before landing on the moon in 2019, a Russian delegation member connected with the development of the space vessel said at an airshow o ... more
MOON DAILY

Moon engulfed in permanent, lopsided dust cloud
The moon is engulfed in a permanent but lopsided dust cloud that increases in density when annual events like the Geminids spew shooting stars, according to a new study led by University of Colorado ... more
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All Systems Go for NASA's Mission to Jupiter Moon Europa
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Titan's atmosphere even more Earth-like than previously thought
Scientists at UCL have observed how a widespread polar wind is driving gas from the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. The team analysed data gathered over seven years by the international Cassini p ... more
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Dissolving Titan
Saturn's moon Titan is home to seas and lakes filled with liquid hydrocarbons, but what makes the depressions they lie in? A new study suggests that the moon's surface dissolves in a similar process ... more
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IRON AND ICE

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NASA Scientists Seek to Unveil Mysteries of Europa's Ocean

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Crashing comets may explain mysterious lunar swirls

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NASA's Exploration Plans Include Living Off the Land

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