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February 28, 2015
SOLAR SCIENCE
For the first time, spacecraft catch a solar shockwave in the act
Boston MA (SPX) Feb 20, 2015
On Oct. 8, 2013, an explosion on the sun's surface sent a supersonic blast wave of solar wind out into space. This shockwave tore past Mercury and Venus, blitzing by the moon before streaming toward Earth. The shockwave struck a massive blow to the Earth's magnetic field, setting off a magnetized sound pulse around the planet. NASA's Van Allen Probes, twin spacecraft orbiting within the radiation belts deep inside the Earth's magnetic field, captured the effects of the solar shockwave just before ... read more
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EARLY EARTH

Apollo Lunar Samples Provide More Information on Early Earth Formation
Arizona State University researchers studied the timeline of meteorite impacts on the moon through a ground-breaking application of laser microprobe technology. A team led by Arizona State Uni ... more
MOON DAILY

Application of laser microprobe technology to Apollo samples refines lunar impact history
It's been more than 40 years since astronauts returned the last Apollo samples from the moon, and since then those samples have undergone some of the most extensive and comprehensive analysis of any ... more
JOVIAN DREAMS

Let's Send a Private Mission to Europa, Expert Says
Jupiter's icy moon Europa puzzles astrobiologists and sparks the imagination of extraterrestrial life seekers. It is believed that the moon has a subsurface ocean of liquid water, where life could p ... more
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MOON DAILY

US Issuing Licenses for Mineral Mining on Moon
The United States government is taking a new and early approach to spur commercial development of space. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has started issuing companies licenses to own land ... more


MOON DAILY

NASA releases video of the far side of the Moon
NASA has released a video showing what it looks like on the side of the moon humans can't see from Earth. ... more
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JOVIAN DREAMS

NASA Plans Mission to Look for Alien Life on Jupiter's Moon Europa
NASA's mission to determine whether life is lurking beneath the frozen surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa is about to take a big step forward. NASA announced that it will develop a mission t ... more
MOON DAILY

LRO finds lunar hydrogen more abundant on Moon's pole-facing slopes
Space travel is difficult and expensive - it would cost thousands of dollars to launch a bottle of water to the moon. The recent discovery of hydrogen-bearing molecules, possibly including water, on ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Rise of the Machines: video gamers beware

Russian jets to hold drills over Barents sea

Fighting IS not a priority for Turkey: US spy chief

Kerry to meet Russian, Iranian FMs next week

MUOS - a Vital Next Step for Narrowband Satellite Communications

In muddy fields,Spain's International Brigades live on

US spy chief predicts spring attack on Ukraine port

SATURN DAILY

Cassini Catches Titan Naked in the Solar Wind
Researchers studying data from NASA's Cassini mission have observed that Saturn's largest moon, Titan, behaves much like Venus, Mars or a comet when exposed to the raw power of the solar wind. The o ... more
IRON AND ICE

Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Has Moon
Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California, have released the first radar images of asteroid 2004 BL86. The images show the asteroid, ... more
SATURN DAILY

NASA and ESA Celebrate 10 Years Since Titan Landing
Ten years ago, an explorer from Earth parachuted into the haze of an alien moon toward an uncertain fate. After a gentle descent lasting more than two hours, it landed with a thud on a frigid floodp ... more
Training Space Professionals Since 1970

MOON DAILY

Service Module of Chinese Probe Enters Lunar Orbit
The service module of China's unmanned test lunar spacecraft successfully entered orbit in Sunday after slowing down, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center reported. According to instruction, t ... more
IRON AND ICE

Asteroid to Fly By Earth Safely on January 26
An asteroid, designated 2004 BL86, will safely pass about three times the distance of Earth to the moon on January 26. From its reflected brightness, astronomers estimate that the asteroid is about ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Life Might Thrive a Dozen Miles Beneath Earth's Surface

Earth's Moon May Not Be Critical to Life

Planets Can Alter Each Other's Climates over Eons

The Cosmic Chemistry That Gave Rise to Water

Calling on satellites in alpine rescues

IPCC sea-level rise scenarios not fit for purpose for high-risk coastal areas

How does the human brain tackle problems it did not evolve to solve?

MOON DAILY

Service module of China's lunar orbiter enters 127-minute orbit
The service module of China's unmanned test lunar orbiter entered a 127-minute orbit on Tuesday after three orbital transfers since Sunday. To decelerate the craft enough for it enter its targ ... more
MOON DAILY

Chinese spacecraft to return to moon's orbit
The service module of China's unmanned lunar orbiter is scheduled to return to the moon's orbit in mid-January for more tests to prepare for the country's next lunar probe mission, Chang'e-5. ... more
MOON DAILY

Russian Company Proposes to Build Lunar Base
A privately owned Russian company called Lin Industrial has announced that it is capable of constructing a lunar base. The projected cost of constructing a first-stage lunar outpost, followed ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Revisiting a 2009 Space Exploration Architecture Proposal
Several recent articles in space publications have called into question NASA's ability to assemble a reasonable space exploration program plan. In summary, NASA is apparently building the Space Laun ... more

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