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December 21, 2014
SATURN DAILY
Signs of Europa Plumes Remain Elusive in Search of Cassini Data
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 19, 2014
A fresh look at data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its 2001 flyby of Jupiter shows that Europa's tenuous atmosphere is even thinner than previously thought and also suggests that the thin, hot gas around the moon does not show evidence of plume activity occurring at the time of the flyby. The new research provides a snapshot of Europa's state of activity at that time, and suggests that if there is plume activity, it is likely intermittent. The Europa results are being present ... read more
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RUSSIAN SPACE

Plans to Create Russian National Orbital Station Confirmed
Russia's space agency Roscosmos is currently looking at plans to create a national space station that may be included in the new Federal Space Program, Roscosmos head Oleg Ostapenko said Monday. "I ... more
MOON DAILY

Moon Express testing compact lunar lander at Kennedy
NASA is working with U.S. industry to develop the capabilities and cutting-edge technologies that will help send astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit. To achieve this goal, space travelers will need th ... more
EARLY EARTH

Cosmic Impacts Might Help Synthesize Organic Compounds
Bullets of ice shot at high speeds can deposit organic compounds on surfaces they strike. The new findings suggest that comets might, indeed, have helped deliver key ingredients of life to Earth and ... more
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EXO LIFE

How Did Life Become Complex, And Could It Happen Beyond Earth?
When astrobiologists contemplate life on nearby planets or moons, they often suggest such life would be simple. Instead of there being some kind of multicellular organism on, say, Jupiter's moon Eur ... more


MOON DAILY

UK Plans to Drill Into Moon, Explore Feasibility of Manned Base
UK scientists have put forward goals for the country's recently-proposed Lunar Mission One program, the BBC reported on Monday. The researchers plan to drill 100 meters below the surface of th ... more
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SPACEMART

Portugal to integrate two scientific space exploration programs: media
Portugal's Minister of Education and Science Nuno Crato said Wednesday that Portugal will integrate two scientific space exploration programs including the International Space Station, according to ... more
MARSDAILY

Red Planet's Mystery
While NASA plans to return astronauts to the Moon by 2020 for extended missions in search of more water, scientists say it might be a good idea to drop by to Mars as well. In 2011, the first real pr ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

3 countries eye pooled acquisition, operation of airlifters

China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

Poland orders more Norwegian missiles

Clock ticking on Mistral decision, Russia tells France

Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt

DEEP IMPACT

Losing air
Today's atmosphere likely bears little trace of its primordial self: Geochemical evidence suggests that Earth's atmosphere may have been completely obliterated at least twice since its formation mor ... more
MOON DAILY

Carnegie Mellon Unveils Lunar Rover "Andy"
Carnegie Mellon University has unveiled Andy, a four-wheeled robot designed to scramble up steep slopes and survive the temperature swings and high radiation encountered while exploring the moon's p ... more
MOON DAILY

Why we should mine the moon
To date, all human economic activity has depended on the material and energy resources of a single planet; understandably, perhaps. It is conceivable though that future advances in space exploration ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


DRAGON SPACE

Service module of China's returned lunar orbiter reaches L2 point
The service module belonging to China's unmanned lunar orbiter has reached the Earth-Moon second Lagrange Point (L2), the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defens ... more
MOON DAILY

Young Volcanoes on the Moon
Back in 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts orbiting the Moon photographed something very odd. Researchers called it "Ina," and it looked like the aftermath of a volcanic eruption. There's nothing odd about ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Lives of danger, poverty on Philippines' typhoon coast

Ecuador returning German money in environment row

Major U.S. cities have passed the 'tipping point' for sea level rise, according to a new study

Umbrellas banned during China's Presidential visit to Macau

A series of tremors has Florence concerned for its 'David'

More research links pollution exposure during pregnancy to autism

Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears

MICROSAT BLITZ

NASA Opens Cube Quest Challenge for Largest-Ever Prize of $5 Million
Registration now is open for NASA's Cube Quest Challenge, the agency's first in-space competition that offers the agency's largest-ever prize purse. Competitors have a shot at a share of $5 mi ... more
MOON DAILY

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
EXO LIFE

Extreme Shrimp May Hold Clues to Alien Life
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' ... more
RUSSIAN SPACE

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
MOON DAILY

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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MOON DAILY

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
SATURN DAILY

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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

Choreography of an electron pair

Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors

Pilot plant for the removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity

Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars

MARSDAILY

China Exclusive: China developing Mars rover

DRAGON SPACE

China publishes Earth, Moon photos taken by lunar orbiter

DRAGON SPACE

China's Lunar Orbiter Makes Safe Landing, First in 40 Years

MOON DAILY

China examines the three stages of lunar test run

MOON DAILY

China gears up for lunar mission after round-trip success

DRAGON SPACE

China completes first mission to moon and back

ROCKET SCIENCE

Getting to Know You, Rocket Edition: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage

IRON AND ICE

Richard Binzel on NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission

SATURN DAILY

Cassini Sees Sunny Seas on Titan

MOON DAILY

NASA's LRO Spacecraft Captures Images of LADEE's Impact Crater

NASA Identifies Ice Cloud Above Cruising Altitude on Titan

China launches first mission to moon and back

New lunar mission to test Chang'e-5 technology

Next Chinese mission to moon will return to Earth

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

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