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June 28, 2015
Russia to Land Space Vessel on Moon's Polar Region in 2019
Le Bourget, France (Sputnik) Jun 25, 2015
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 outside Paris on Friday. "As of today, the main construction documentation has been started and the models for independent and complex trials have been prepared," the delegate said. Russia plans to land a research vessel, called Luna-25 (Moon-25) on the moon's polar region instead of the equator, w ... read more
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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 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

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
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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


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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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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Deadline in doubt in tense Iran nuclear talks

Iran nuclear talks enter 'critical phase'

Family pleads for American's release on margins of Iran talks

Pentagon plans Space-War Center to defend against adversaries

Rousseff puts spy scandal behind her with US visit

China denounces US hacking accusation as 'absurd'

US warship visits Georgia amid Ukraine crisis


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

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
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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
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Trinity scientists persuade volcanoes to tell their stories

First species of yeti crab found in Antarctica

Forgotten fossil indicates earlier origin of teeth

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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

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

Europa Mission Begins with Selection of Science Instruments
NASA has selected nine science instruments for a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa, to investigate whether the mysterious icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life. NASA's Galileo miss ... more
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Planetary Science Institute researchers to study Jupiter's moon Europa
PSI researchers are on the science teams of three of nine instruments chosen to be part of an upcoming mission to explore Jupiter's icy moon Europa, NASA has announced. The Europa mission, slated to ... more

China, Russia plan joint landing on the Moon
Moscow and Beijing are planning to enhance their cooperation in space research and conduct joint manned space missions, particularly, to the moon. The US does not trust these plans, fearing that Chi ... more
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Stanford researchers stretch a thin crystal to get better solar cells

Giving atoms their marching orders


China Plans First Ever Landing On The Lunar Far Side


The Moon or Mars: Flawed Debate, False Choice - Part Two


NASA Seeks Additional Information for Asteroid Redirect Mission Spacecraft


Ether Compounds Could Work like DNA On Oily Worlds


Asteroid Distant 'Flyby' Thursday


Engineers Test Hydrogen Burn-off Igniters for Space Launch System


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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

Russia Invites China to Join in Creating Lunar Station

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