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November 25, 2014
Extreme Shrimp May Hold Clues to Alien Life
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 25, 2014
At one of the world's deepest undersea hydrothermal vents, tiny shrimp are piled on top of each other, layer upon layer, crawling on rock chimneys that spew hot water. Bacteria, inside the shrimps' mouths and in specially evolved gill covers, produce organic matter that feed the crustaceans. Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are studying this mysterious ecosystem in the Caribbean to get clues about what life could be like on other planetary bodies, such as Jup ... read more
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Russia Preparing Joint Moon Exploration Agreement With EU
Scientists from Russia and the European Union are preparing an agreement on joint exploration of the Moon, Lev Zelyony, director of the Space Research Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences, s ... more

Launched Russian satellites to reach 150 by 2025
Russia will increase the number of its orbital satellites to 150 by 2025, head of Russia's United Rocket Space Corporation (URSC) said Monday. "According to the federal space program's new project, ... more

U.K. group to crowd-source funding for moon mission
A group in the United Kingdom aims to launch a lunar probe and study the moon using money raised on crowd-funding website Kickstarter. ... more
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After Mars, India space chief aims for the moon
India now has its sights set on low-budget missions to the moon and the sun after becoming the first country in Asia to reach Mars, the head of its space agency said Tuesday. ... more


Cassini Sails into New Ocean Adventures on Titan
NASA's Cassini mission continues its adventures in extraterrestrial oceanography with new findings about the hydrocarbon seas on Saturn's moon Titan. During a flyby in August, the spacecraft sounded ... more
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China Exclusive: China developing Mars rover
After successfully putting the "Jade Rabbit" lunar rover on the moon, Chinese space experts say the country's planned Mars vehicle will be larger, tougher and a better climber. On Tuesday, a r ... more

China publishes Earth, Moon photos taken by lunar orbiter
China on Monday published photos of the Earth and Moon together taken by the orbiting service module of the country's returned unmanned lunar orbiter. The photos were taken Sunday by the servi ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
France at the UN warns N. Korea over nuclear threat

Iran nuclear deal deadline extended to July 1

China blasts 'irresponsible' US comments on island project

The fear and the chaos of a missile attack in east Ukraine

French shipbuilder DCNS creates Australian subsidiary

Frontrunners emerge for top Pentagon job

Brazil, Russia in talks on air defense system


China's Lunar Orbiter Makes Safe Landing, First in 40 Years
China's maiden lunar orbiter has successfully flown around the far side of the Moon and made a safe landing on Saturday, in what is the first mission of the kind in some 40 years, Xinhua news agency ... more

China examines the three stages of lunar test run
China's experimental lunar orbiter, which blasted off just over a week ago, entered the moon's orbit as part of an eight-day mission. The trial run paves the way for a mission in 2017 to collect lun ... more

China gears up for lunar mission after round-trip success
The head of China's lunar probe program has called for a thorough analysis of data collected from the test lunar orbiter, which returned Saturday, to speed up work on Chang'e-5, the star of the 2017 ... more
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China completes first mission to moon and back
China completed its first return mission to the moon early Saturday with the successful re-entry and landing of an unmanned probe, state media reported, in the latest step forward for Beijing's ambi ... more

Getting to Know You, Rocket Edition: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage
Some elements of a rocket can be familiar, like the boosters and engines. But there are several important parts on NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), that may be less widely known. Ca ... more
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Deep-Earth Carbon Offers Clues About Origin of Life on Earth

Extreme weather in the Arctic problematic for people, wildlife

Environmental bleaching impairs long term coral reproduction

Permafrost soil possible source of abrupt rise in greenhouse gases

Building better awareness of landslide risks with Lidar

Mediterranean tide up a millimetre a year since 1989

"Green Revolution" changes breathing of the biosphere


Richard Binzel on NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission
By the end of this decade, NASA hopes to lasso a space rock: The space agency is actively pursuing proposals for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) - a mission that aims to identify, capture, and r ... more

Cassini Sees Sunny Seas on Titan
As it soared past Saturn's large moon Titan recently, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of bright sunlight reflecting off hydrocarbon seas. In the past, Cassini had captured, separate ... more

NASA's LRO Spacecraft Captures Images of LADEE's Impact Crater
NASA'S Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has spied a new crater on the lunar surface; one made from the impact of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission. ... more

NASA Identifies Ice Cloud Above Cruising Altitude on Titan
NASA scientists have identified an unexpected high-altitude methane ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan that is similar to exotic clouds found far above Earth's poles. This lofty cloud, imaged by ... more

China launches first mission to moon and back
China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite. The unnamed, unmanned probe will travel to the moon, fly around it and head back to Earth, re-entering the atmosphere and landing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said in a statement. ... more

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New lunar mission to test Chang'e-5 technology
China will launch a new lunar mission this week to test technology likely to be used in Chang'e-5, a future lunar probe with the ability to return to Earth. The experimental spacecraft launche ... more

Next Chinese mission to moon will return to Earth
This week China will launch a new lunar orbiter, which, in contrast with previous space probes, will return to Earth after orbiting the Moon, China's official Xinhua news agency reports. Ye Pe ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Chinese island project in disputed waters 'justifiable': general

Cooling with the coldest matter in the world

Germany eyes capping coal use to meet emissions target

Sanctions cost Russia at least $40 billion

Understanding nuclear reactor fuel behavior during a severe event

Ultra-short X-ray pulses explore the nano world

New device could make large biological circuits practical


China's lunar orbiter modifies orbit


NASA-led study sees Titan glowing at dusk and dawn


Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed


Work completed on satellite launch center in Hainan


Comet's Close Encounter 'One in a Million'


Russian Luna-25 Mission to Cost Billions


New Batch of Lunar Soil to be Delivered to Earth in 2023-2025


NASA Mission Finds Widespread Evidence of Young Lunar Volcanism


China's ailing moon rover weakening


Moons Can Help Planets Remain Stable Long Enough for Life to Form

Russia to make Moon exploration core part of space program

Researchers: Volcanoes on the moon recently active

NASA Prepares its Science Fleet for Oct. 19 Mars Comet Encounter

JPL Selects Europa CubeSat Proposals for Study

Lutetia's dark side hosts hidden crater

Russia May Send Repeat Mission to Martian Moon Phobos in 2023

Solving the mystery of the 'man in the moon'

Origin of moon's 'ocean of storms' revealed

'Man in the Moon' was born from lava - scientists

Cassini Watches Mysterious Feature Evolve in Titan Sea

China to improve earth observation service

Turning the Moon into a cosmic ray detector

China Exclusive: Mars: China's next goal?

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