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July 07, 2015
Advances in Robots Needed to Explore Icy Moons
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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 moon of Jupiter is widely known to have ice covering its surface. If water is escaping from the ice, that implies that there could be a way for microbial life beneath to receive energy. The plume has not been spotted since, and scientists are still trying to figure out why this is the case. In the meantim ... read more
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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

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

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
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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 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
Beyond Earth, Jupiter's moon Europa is considered one of the most promising places in the solar system to search for signs of present-day life, and a new NASA mission to explore this potential is mo ... more

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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Russia to Launch Large-Scale Space Projects With China

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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

Communicating with hypersonic vehicles in flight
Near the end of the movie Apollo 13, which depicts the harrowing journey of the three astronauts aboard the aborted 1970 lunar mission, the tension mounts in textbook fashion. As the spacecraft hurd ... more

Saturn Spacecraft to Buzz Icy Moon Dione June 16
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make a close flyby of Saturn's moon Dione on June 16, coming within 321 miles (516 kilometers) of the moon's surface. The spacecraft will make its closest approach to ... more
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Asteroid Icarus to Make Distant Pass Tuesday
Asteroid Icarus will safely pass by Earth at more than 21 times the distance of Earth to the moon on June 16. To put it another way, Icarus, one of the first near-Earth asteroids ever discover ... more

NASA Scientists Seek to Unveil Mysteries of Europa's Ocean
NASA plans to kick off a number of space missions to the icy Jovian moon of Europa by the mid-2020s, paving the way for a possible landing. NASA plans to launch multiple space missions to Europa, th ... more
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A single molecule in the building blocks of life

Restored streams take 25 years or longer to recover

Fish need to find new habitats or perish

Researchers show how our sense of smell evolved, including in cave men

Revised view of brain circuit reveals how we avoid powerful odors


Cassini Sends Final Close Views of Odd Moon Hyperion
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has returned images from its final close approach to Saturn's oddball moon Hyperion, upholding the moon's reputation as one of the most bizarre objects in the solar system. ... more

Crashing comets may explain mysterious lunar swirls
Brown University researchers have produced new evidence that lunar swirls - wispy bright regions scattered on the moon's surface - were created by several comet collisions over the last 100 million ... more

NASA's Exploration Plans Include Living Off the Land
When early explorers crossed vast oceans to reach new worlds, they traveled with only what they needed to get there. After arriving at their destination, the pioneers planned to live off the land. N ... more

Google Lunar X-Prize meets Yoda
"Do, or do not do. There is no try!" Thus spoke Jedi Master Yoda to his apprentice Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back. Right now, it would seem that the managers of the G ... more

Cassini Prepares for Last Up-close Look at Hyperion
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make its final close approach to Saturn's large, irregularly shaped moon Hyperion on Sunday, May 31. The Saturn-orbiting spacecraft will pass Hyperion at a distance of ... more
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The Moon or Mars: Flawed Debate, False Choice - Part One
The Moon or Mars debate continues despite every single report or recommendation from NASA, NRC or other independent study that point to the Moon as the next logical destination for human space explo ... more

Flawed Debates begets false choices beyond LEO - Part Two
New technologies allow us to go back to the Moon at a fraction the cost of Apollo, and now, even private efforts like the Google X Prize contestants are underway to land and execute exploration miss ... more
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Brownian motion phenomena of self-powered liquid metal motors

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Nanospiked bacteria are the brightest hard X-ray emitters


Europa Mission Begins with Selection of Science Instruments


Planetary Science Institute researchers to study Jupiter's moon Europa


China, Russia plan joint landing on the Moon


China Plans First Ever Landing On The Lunar Far Side


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NASA Seeks Additional Information for Asteroid Redirect Mission Spacecraft


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Europa's Mystery Dark Material Could Be Sea Salt

NASA's New Horizons Spots Pluto's Faintest Known Moons

Weather forecasts for planets beyond our solar system

NASA's LRO Moves Closer to the Lunar Surface

Saturn Moon's Activity Could Be 'Curtain Eruptions'

Volcano Loki observed from Earth

Geochemical process on Saturn's moon linked to life's origin

European Space Agency Director Wants to Set Up a Moon Base

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