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April 01, 2015
Stop blaming the moon
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 01, 2015
"It must be a full moon" is a common refrain when things appear more hectic than usual. The moon is even blamed when things get crazy at hospital emergency rooms or birth wards. "Some nurses ascribe the apparent chaos to the moon, but dozens of studies show that the belief is unfounded," said Jean-Luc Margot, a UCLA professor of planetary astronomy. Of course, the moon does not influence the timing of human births or hospital admissions, according to new research by Margot that confirms what scien ... read more
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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

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

Europa's Elusive Water Plume Paints Grim Picture For Life
A meteorite may have been responsible for a water plume briefly spotted above Europa two years ago, implying it takes a very rare event to breach the ice on the Jovian moon. Astrobiologists wo ... more
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Titan's Atmosphere Created As Gases Escaped Core
A decade ago, a tiny but mighty probe descended into the soupy atmosphere of Titan. This moon of Saturn is of great interest to astrobiologists because its chemistry and liquid cycle remind us of wh ... more


Extent of Moon's giant volcanic eruption is revealed
Scientists have produced a new map of the Moon's most unusual volcano showing that its explosive eruption spread debris over an area much greater than previously thought. A team of astronomers ... more
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MARSDROP Microprobes Could Expand Spacecraft Mission Capabilities
Microprobes that piggyback on Mars-bound spacecraft could investigate areas currently unavailable to surface instruments, a Planetary Science Institute researcher said. The payload could be st ... more

NASA's LRO Spacecraft Finds March 17, 2013 Impact Crater and More
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) acquired images of the lunar surface before and after the largest recorded explosion occurred on the surface. On March 17, 2013, an object the size of ... more
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Extent of moon's giant volcanic eruption is revealed
Scientists have produced a new map of the Moon's most unusual volcano showing that its explosive eruption spread debris over an area much greater than previously thought. A team of astronomers ... more

Yutu Changes Everything We Thought We Knew About Our Moon
The "Jade Rabbit" discovered at least 9 subterranean layers beneath the lunar surface, 5 more than was previously thought. Scientists believe the layers are a result of ancient lava flow between str ... more

Private companies asked to join moon program
China will open its lunar exploration program to private enterprises in an attempt to boost technological innovation and break State-owned companies' monopoly in the space field, according to the co ... more
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Moon crater named for aviator Amelia Earhart
One of the largest craters on the moon was only recently discovered, thanks to the hard work of scientists at Purdue University. The crater's discovery was announced on Monday at the annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas. ... more

Scientists fly kites on Earth to study Mars
Scientists of the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory have taken to kites that they fly above lava flows blanketing the Hawaiian landscape to unravel the past mysteries that shape ... more
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Good luck and the Chinese reverse global forest loss

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Discovery of 2 new species of primitive fishes

Mild winters not fueling all pine beetle outbreaks in western US

Daily dam releases on Deerfield River reduce downstream flows

Better method for forecasting hurricane season


New clues from the dawn of the solar system
A research group in the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory has found evidence in meteorites that hint at the discovery of a previously unknown region within the swirling disk of dust and gas known as ... more

Researchers study methane-rich plumes from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has measured a curious abundance of methane spewing into the atmosphere of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. A team of American and French scientists published findings in Geoph ... more

Russia Plans to Start Moon Exploration Jointly With Partners
Russia plans to start exploring Earth's moon alongside partners from other states, a senior Russian space official said Thursday. Last month, Russian space agency Roscosmos said it hoped to se ... more

China's Yutu rover reveals Moon's "complex" geological history
The moon's geological history is more complex than previously thought, preliminary results from China's first lunar rover, Yutu, suggested Thursday. Ground-penetrating radar measurements taken ... more

Russia Plans to Adapt New Angara-5 Rocket for Flights to the Moon
Russia's new Angara-A5 carrier rocket could be modified for use in future Moon missions, Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said Thursday. "We recommend that the Khrunichev space center (Angara-5 ... more

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UK skies set to dim in decade's deepest solar eclipse
On 20 March a total eclipse of the Sun will take place, visible from the North Atlantic Ocean. Observers in the UK and Ireland will see a partial solar eclipse, with up to 97% of the Sun blocked out ... more

Exploring the Depths of Titan's Seas
In our solar system, there are only two planetary bodies with liquid lakes and seas-Earth and Titan, a moon of Saturn. But instead of water, Titan lakes are made of liquid methane with temperatures ... more
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Saturn moon's ocean may have hydrothermal activity


Hot water activity on icy moon's seafloor


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China Gets One Step Closer to Completing its Ambitious Lunar Mission


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China at technical preparation stage for Mars, asteroid exploration


China's moon rover Yutu functioning but stationary

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Core work: Iron vapor gives clues to formation of Earth and moon

Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan

For the first time, spacecraft catch a solar shockwave in the act

Apollo Lunar Samples Provide More Information on Early Earth Formation

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

Let's Send a Private Mission to Europa, Expert Says

US Issuing Licenses for Mineral Mining on Moon

NASA releases video of the far side of the Moon

NASA Plans Mission to Look for Alien Life on Jupiter's Moon Europa

LRO finds lunar hydrogen more abundant on Moon's pole-facing slopes

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