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April 18, 2014
MOON DAILY
NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 19, 2014
Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m. PDT Thursday, April 17. LADEE lacked fuel to maintain a long-term lunar orbit or continue science operations and was intentionally sent into the lunar surface. The spacecraft's orbit naturally decayed following the mission's final low-altitude science phase. ... read more
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SATURN DAILY

Saturn's rings reveal how to make a moon
Writing in the journal Icarus this week, Professor Carl Murray from Queen Mary's Astronomy Unit reports that recently discovered disturbances at the very edge of Saturn's outer bright A ring result ... more
MOON DAILY

Russia plans to get a foothold in the Moon
Russia plans to organize a permanent base on the moon rather than leave it after several successful missions, the Russian deputy defense minister in charge of defense and space industries said. "The ... more
SATURN DAILY

Join in the Cassini Name Game
As NASA's Cassini mission approaches its 10th anniversary at Saturn, its team members back here on Earth are already looking ahead to an upcoming phase. Starting in late 2016, the Cassini spac ... more
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ECLIPSES

NASA's LRO Mission and North America to Experience Total Lunar Eclipse
When people in North America look up at the sky in the early morning hours of April 15, they can expect the moon to look a little different. A total lunar eclipse is expected at this time, a phenome ... more


MOON DAILY

Russian Federal Space Agency is elaborating Moon exploration program
The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has created a team of specialists, which will elaborate the Moon program. The scientists plan to launch three spacecraft - two landing and one orbital - ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

New Catalog Brings NASA Software Down to Earth
From the rudimentary but effective Apollo Guidance and Navigation System that landed the first humans on the lunar landscape to the code used to manage robotic missions to explore other planets, sof ... more
EXO WORLDS

The Importance of Planetary Plumes
The Hubble Space Telescope is famous for finding black holes. It can pick out thousands of galaxies in a patch of sky the size of a thumbprint. The most powerful space telescope ever built, the Hubb ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia to 'boost military presence' on disputed Kurils

Rouhani says Iran bears no hostility to the world

F-35 in first international flight

US to send 'non-lethal' military aid to Ukraine: Hagel

ISS to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

US settlement reached to sell Iran-owned skyscraper in New York

Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits, attacks kill 21

MARSDAILY

What's so hard about counting craters?
Providing a rare glimpse of the trade secrets of planetary scientists, the journal Icarus published a study this month that compared lunar crater counts by eight professionals with crowdsourced coun ... more
MOON DAILY

Science, Discovery Channels to broadcast private race to the moon
Just a week after Google announced its Lunar X competition, teams of engineers and scientists are racing to build a robotic spacecraft that can successfully land on the moon. A prize of $30 million awaits the first to accomplish the feat - and so does television stardom. ... more
MOON DAILY

Take the Plunge: LADEE Impact Challenge
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is gradually lowering its orbital altitude over the moon. LADEE will continue to make important science observations before i ... more
UAV Payloads 2014, 24 - 25 June - London, UK
International Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures From Space Environment
Nuclear Supply Chain Summit - April 28-29 Greenville SC
Training Space Professionals Since 1970

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SATURN DAILY

Gravity measurements confirm subsurface ocean on Enceladus
In 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent pictures back to Earth depicting an icy Saturnian moon spewing water vapor and ice from fractures, known as "tiger stripes," in its frozen surface. It w ... more
MOON DAILY

Land a Lunar Laser Reflector Now!
As we consider the next spacecraft to land on the Moon, let's not overlook an increasing problem in scientific research. The laser reflectors already on the Moon are getting old, and need to be repl ... more
24/7 News Coverage
12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident

Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano

Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

NASA Highlights Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission at Local Fair

S.Africa, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

MOON DAILY

New research finds 'geologic clock' that helps determine moon's age
An international team of planetary scientists determined that the Moon formed nearly 100 million years after the start of the solar system, according to a paper to be published April 3 in Nature. Th ... more
SATURN DAILY

Cassini reports sub-surface ocean on Enceladus
Enceladus-one of Saturn's smaller satellites-has joined the ranks of Titan and Europa as a moon that appears to have liquid water splashing around inside of it, researchers say. New gravity data fro ... more
MOON DAILY

Scientists date Moon at 4.470 billion years
The Moon was formed about 95 million years after the birth of our Solar System, in a collision that also settled the structure of Earth as we know it, according to the latest attempt at dating that impact. ... more
MOON DAILY
The Path to Mars

Meteorite studies suggest hidden water on Mars

Getting in Place for a Better View of Endeavour Crater


MOON DAILY
Saturn's rings reveal how to make a moon

Saturn's hexagon: An amazing phenomenon

NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of a Saturn Moon


MOON DAILY
Dwarf planet 'Biden' identified in an unlikely region of our solar system

Planet X myth debunked

WISE Finds Thousands Of New Stars But No Planet X


MOON DAILY
NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface

Russia plans to get a foothold in the Moon

Russian Federal Space Agency is elaborating Moon exploration program

MOON DAILY

Misleading mineral may have resulted in overestimate of water in moon
The amount of water present in the moon may have been overestimated by scientists studying the mineral apatite, says a team of researchers led by Jeremy Boyce of the UCLA Department of Earth, Planet ... more
ECLIPSES

A Tetrad of Lunar Eclipses
For people in the United States, an extraordinary series of lunar eclipses is about to begin. The action starts on April 15th when the full Moon passes through the amber shadow of Earth, producing a ... more
MOON DAILY

Unique camera from NASA's moon missions sold at auction
The only camera to return from NASA's moon missions in 1969-1972 was sold at an auction in Vienna Saturday for 550,000 euros ($760,000), far outdoing its estimated price. ... more
MOON DAILY

A Wet Moon
The Moon's status as a "dry" rock in space has long been questioned. Competing theories abound as to the source of the H20 in the lunar soil, including delivery of water to the Moon by comets. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Russia may lose energy game over Ukraine, U.S. says

Obama launches measures to support solar energy in US

Fracking study in Pennsylvania finds few water concerns

Deep sea rocks may be future source for rare earth metals

BOEM extends planning time for OCS renewables

N.D. governor questions coal pollution limits

Chinese dream trumps environment as cars sales boom

MOON DAILY

ASU camera creates stunning mosaic of moon's polar region

MOON DAILY

Expeditions to the Moon: beware of meteorites

MOON DAILY

China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover rouses from latest slumber

MOON DAILY

NASA Releases First Interactive Mosaic of Lunar North Pole

MOON DAILY

Study on lunar crater counting shows crowdsourcing effective, accurate tool

MOON DAILY

Spacesuits And Moon Notes Among The Stars At Bonhams NYC Auction

ROCKET SCIENCE

MIT team proposes storing extra rocket fuel in space for future missions

ROBO SPACE

Robotic Exploration of Moon, Mars a Priority

MOON DAILY

Russia to launch three lunar rovers from 2016 to 2019

DRAGON SPACE

China has no plans for lunar base project

Feature: The "masters" behind China's lunar rover Jade Rabbit

Preparation for Chang'e-5 launch on schedule

China capable of exploring Mars

Control circuit malfunction troubles China's Yutu

China's Lunar Lander Still Operational

China Focus: Uneasy rest begins for China's troubled Yutu rover

Is Yutu Stuck?

Japan's Pocari Sweat bound for the moon: maker

NASA takes major step in hunt for asteroids

Lunar ownership laws: a future necessity?

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