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China Plans First Ever Landing on the Dark Side of the Moon
Moscow (Sputnik) May 22, 2015
What lies on the dark side of the moon? The ruined civilization of our lunar forbearers? A pile of overplayed Pink Floyd records? The most exclusive Airbnb in the galaxy? China's on the case, launching the first expedition of its kind, a journey into the moon's perpetual dark. The closest extraterrestrial body, the moon has done much to shape our history and mythologies. It's been associated with Artemis and Greek conceptions of rebirth. It's also connected with Chang'e, the Chinese goddess of the ... read more
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The Moon or Mars: Flawed Debate, False Choice - 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

NASA Seeks Additional Information for Asteroid Redirect Mission Spacecraft
NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking ideas from American companies for a spacecraft design that could be used for both the agency's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) and a robotic s ... 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
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Ether Compounds Could Work like DNA On Oily Worlds
In the search for life beyond Earth, scientists have justifiably focused on water because all biology as we know it requires this fluid. A wild card, however, is whether alternative liquids can also ... more


Asteroid Distant 'Flyby' Thursday
An asteroid, designated 1999 FN53, will safely pass more than 26 times the distance of Earth to the moon on May 14. To put it another way, at its closest point, the asteroid will get no closer than ... more
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Engineers Test Hydrogen Burn-off Igniters for Space Launch System
NASA has a certain "flare" when it comes to safety on the launch pad. Those flares are called hydrogen burn-off igniters - which resemble celebratory sparklers - and were successfully used to mitiga ... more

Europa's Mystery Dark Material Could Be Sea Salt
NASA laboratory experiments suggest the dark material coating some geological features of Jupiter's moon Europa is likely sea salt from a subsurface ocean, discolored by exposure to radiation. The p ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
HELLADS laser weapon to undergo field testing

US planes keep distance from Chinese 'islands' -- for now

China's Xi says Japan friendship 'worth cherishing'

NATO to hold summit in Warsaw in July 2016

New software for U.S. nuclear submarines

Proliferation talks fail over Mideast nuke plan

Obama stays the course despite IS group's advance


NASA's New Horizons Spots Pluto's Faintest Known Moons
It's a complete Pluto family photo - or at least a photo of the family members we've already met. For the first time, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has photographed Kerberos and Styx - the sm ... more

Weather forecasts for planets beyond our solar system
"Cloudy for the morning, turning to clear with scorching heat in the afternoon." While this might describe a typical late-summer day in many places on Earth, it may also apply to planets outside our ... more

NASA's LRO Moves Closer to the Lunar Surface
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has completed a maneuver that lowered the spacecraft's orbit to within 20 kilometers (12 miles) above areas near the lunar South Pole, the closest the space ... more
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Saturn Moon's Activity Could Be 'Curtain Eruptions'
New research using data from NASA's Cassini mission suggests most of the eruptions from Saturn's moon Enceladus might be diffuse curtains rather than discrete jets. Many features that appear to be i ... more

Volcano Loki observed from Earth
With the first detailed observations of a lava lake on a moon of Jupiter, the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in Arizona places itself as the forerunner of the next generation of Extremely Lar ... more
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Experimental Ebola treatment boosts survival in mice

Ancient connection between the Americas enhanced extreme biodiversity

Study reveals how eastern US forests came to be

Japan to give $400 mn to Pacific islands to fight climate change

France hits reverse on sinking tyres for artificial reefs

Climate change altering frequency, intensity of hurricanes

Beached iceberg helps reveal ecological impact of sea-ice changes


Geochemical process on Saturn's moon linked to life's origin
New work from a team including Carnegie's Christopher Glein has revealed the pH of water spewing from a geyser-like plume on Saturn's moon Enceladus. Their findings are an important step toward dete ... more

European Space Agency Director Wants to Set Up a Moon Base
The successor to the International Space Station (ISS) should be a permanent moon base, says incoming European Agency Space leader Johann-Dietrich Worner. The Space Foundation's National Space ... more

Russia Invites China to Join in Creating Lunar Station
Russia and China are currently in talks on inviting the latter to become one of the main partners in creating a lunar station, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Tuesday. "The q ... more

Deep Space Atomic Clock On Time For 2016 Mission
As the saying goes, timing is everything. More so in 21st-century space exploration where navigating spacecraft precisely to far-flung destinations - say, to Mars or even more distant Europa, a moon ... more

Japan to land first unmanned spacecraft on moon in 2018
Japan is planning to deliver its first lander on the surface of the moon in three years, local media reported on Sunday, citing sources with close knowledge of the project. Japan's Aerospace E ... more
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Dating the moon-forming impact event with meteorites
Through a combination of data analysis and numerical modeling work, researchers have found a record of the ancient Moon-forming giant impact observable in stony meteorites. Their work will appear in ... more

Japan to land probe on the moon in 2018
Japan's space agency announced plans on Monday to send an unmanned lander probe to the moon by fiscal year 2018. The mission will be Japan's first attempt to visit the lunar surface. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Star power: Troubled ITER nuclear fusion project looks for new path

Pacific-Atlantic railroad will respect environment: Chinese premier

Researchers measure thermoelectric behavior by Tinkertoy materials

New tech advance could fundamentally change wireless communications

Robotic sonar system inspired by bats

Offshore wind turbine construction could be putting seals' hearing at risk

Tiny grains of lithium dramatically improve performance of fusion plasma


Japan planning moon mission: space agency


"Hubble" - One Word Says It All


Yutu finds Moon still active in old age


Russia to Launch National Orbital Station by 2023


Manned Moon Flight Planned For 2030


A new view of the moon's formation


Moon formed when young Earth and little sister collided


Europa's Elusive Water Plume Paints Grim Picture For Life


Will the moon's first inhabitants live in giant lava tubes?


New explanation for Mercury's dark surface

Soft Landing on the Moon an Extraordinary Challenge

Saturn Spacecraft Returns to the Realm of Icy Moons

Stop blaming the moon

Next Steps on Journey to Mars: Progress on Asteroid Initiative

Europa's Elusive Water Plume Paints Grim Picture For Life

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