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April 19, 2015
MOON DAILY
Yutu finds Moon still active in old age
Beijing (XNA) Apr 19, 2015
Findings from China's first moon rover Yutu, or Jade Rabbit which is the only scientific probe to land on the Moon in almost 40 years, are rewriting lunar history. Analyzing data sent back from Yutu, scientists find that a large volcanic eruption happened at its landing site, a basin called Mare Imbrium, about 2.5 billion years ago. Previously it was believed the Moon had seen little geological activity since 3.1 billion years ago. "It's like an old man in a wheelchair who can suddenly run a ... read more
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RUSSIAN SPACE

Russia to Launch National Orbital Station by 2023
Russia's plan to build a new space outpost was confirmed December 2014, by Oleg Ostapenko, head of Roscosmos space agency at the time. He said the new space station would also serve as a base for Ru ... more
MOON DAILY

Manned Moon Flight Planned For 2030
The lunar flight program for 2028-2029 will be unmanned, but putting a man on the moon is scheduled for 2029-2030, the head of Russia's space agency said Tuesday. "We need to begin working now ... more
MOON DAILY

A new view of the moon's formation
Within the first 150 million years after our solar system formed, a giant body roughly the size of Mars struck and merged with Earth, blasting a huge cloud of rock and debris into space. This cloud ... more
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MOON DAILY

Moon formed when young Earth and little sister collided
It's long been believed that Earth's moon was formed by a significant planetary collision with a Mars-like protoplanet called Theia. Now, a new study suggests the primordial protoplanet that crashed into a young Earth was quite similar in size and composition. ... more


EXO LIFE

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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MOON DAILY

Will the moon's first inhabitants live in giant lava tubes?
The moon's first long-term inhabitants will require especially protective shelter. Cosmic radiation, extreme temperatures and the occasional meteorite impacts make the lunar surface a rather hostile place. ... more
MERCURY RISING

New explanation for Mercury's dark surface
Peering into space, the surface of Mercury appears dark and unreflective, an observation that has long puzzled planetary scientists due to the planet's very low surface abundance of iron (less than ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US military option 'old habit that dies hard': Iran FM

No breakthrough in UN nuclear watchdog's Iran talks

Obama 'not surprised' at Russia missile sale to Iran

China building runway in disputed South China Sea: reports

US-Philippines wargames to start under China's shadow

US troops on Ukrainian soil could reignite fighting: Moscow

Sweden raises defence budget amid Russia concerns

MOON DAILY

Soft Landing on the Moon an Extraordinary Challenge
Chinese Chang'e 3 spacecraft on Dec. 14, 2013 became the first probe to soft land on the Moon since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976. Other missions could follow its footsteps soon as the commerci ... more
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
MOON DAILY

Stop blaming the moon
"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 ... more
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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
EXO LIFE

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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China's struggle for water security

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Niger says 2.5 million suffering food insecurity

Scientists develop mesh that captures oil - but lets water through

Dispersant used to clean gulf spill more toxic to corals than the oil

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The Game-Changing Water Revolution: Interview with Stanley Weiner

SATURN DAILY

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
MOON DAILY

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
MARSDAILY

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
MOON DAILY

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
MOON DAILY

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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MOON DAILY

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
MOON DAILY

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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
China corporate jet sales 'dire' after graft sweep

Fast-track trade deal stirs U.S. pot

Japan utility appeals nuclear reactor injunction

Google security chief looks for balance with privacy

Canada revises upward CO2 emission data since 1990

China cuts bank reserve ratio requirement as growth slows

Coca-Cola to buy Chinese protein drinks business

MOON DAILY

Moon crater named for aviator Amelia Earhart

MARSDAILY

Scientists fly kites on Earth to study Mars

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

New clues from the dawn of the solar system

SATURN DAILY

Researchers study methane-rich plumes from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus

MOON DAILY

Russia Plans to Start Moon Exploration Jointly With Partners

DRAGON SPACE

China's Yutu rover reveals Moon's "complex" geological history

MOON DAILY

Russia Plans to Adapt New Angara-5 Rocket for Flights to the Moon

ECLIPSES

UK skies set to dim in decade's deepest solar eclipse

SATURN DAILY

Exploring the Depths of Titan's Seas

EXO LIFE

Saturn moon's ocean may have hydrothermal activity

Hot water activity on icy moon's seafloor

Billionaire Teams Up with NASA to Mine the Moon

China Gets One Step Closer to Completing its Ambitious Lunar Mission

China's test spacecraft simulates orbital docking

China has ability but no plan for manned lunar mission: expert

Fastest Star in Our Galaxy Propelled by a Thermonuclear Supernova

Mars Colonization Edges Closer Thanks to MIT's Oxygen Factory

China at technical preparation stage for Mars, asteroid exploration

China's moon rover Yutu functioning but stationary

Could Ionized Gas Do A Better Job of Sterilizing Spacecraft

How The Code Of Life Passed Through Primitive Kinds Of Cells

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

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