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October 21, 2014
Work completed on satellite launch center in Hainan
Beijing (XNA) Oct 21, 2014
Construction of the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in Hainan province, China's fourth and most advanced space launch center, has been completed and it will soon become operational, People's Daily reported on Friday. The center is designed to handle next-generation rockets and space station modules. Building work began in 2009. Situated on the northeast coast of Hainan, about 60 km from Haikou, the provincial capital, the center is the country's first coastal satellite launch base. The location, ... read more
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Comet's Close Encounter 'One in a Million'
University of Arizona scientists have their eyes on Mars for the fly-by of comet Siding Spring, which will pass the red planet on Oct. 19, closer than any comet has ever zoomed past the Earth in rec ... more

Russian Luna-25 Mission to Cost Billions
The Luna-25 exploration mission will cost tens of billions of rubles, an official from Russian Federal Space Agency said Friday. "Let's say, we are talking tens of billions of rubles because i ... more

New Batch of Lunar Soil to be Delivered to Earth in 2023-2025
New samples of lunar soil will be delivered to Earth in 2023-2025, an official from a Russian aerospace company said Friday. "The program currently has four missions: the first demonstration l ... more
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NASA Mission Finds Widespread Evidence of Young Lunar Volcanism
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has provided researchers strong evidence the moon's volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago. Scores of dis ... more


China's ailing moon rover weakening
China's ailing moon rover Yutu has entered its 11th dormancy as the lunar night falls, with its functions degrading gracefully, its designer said Friday. The rover is currently in good condition and ... more
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Moons Can Help Planets Remain Stable Long Enough for Life to Form
The Moon is more than just Earth's partner in space - it may have helped stabilize Earth's orbit enough for it to become hospitable for the evolution of complex forms of life. A new study suggests t ... more

Russia to make Moon exploration core part of space program
Russia will take the Moon exploration as a core of its space program for the next decade, Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said Friday. "This year Roscosmos has prepared a long-term program of d ... more
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Researchers: Volcanoes on the moon recently active
Data collected by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter indicates moon volcanoes were active more recently than previously thought, researchers said. ... more

NASA Prepares its Science Fleet for Oct. 19 Mars Comet Encounter
NASA's extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19. Comet C/2013 A1, a ... more

JPL Selects Europa CubeSat Proposals for Study
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has chosen proposals from 10 universities to study CubeSat concepts that could enhance a Europa mission concept currently under study by NAS ... more
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Lutetia's dark side hosts hidden crater
Grooves found on Lutetia, an asteroid encountered by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, point to the existence of a large impact crater on the unseen side of the rocky world. Rosetta flew past Lutetia at a d ... more

Russia May Send Repeat Mission to Martian Moon Phobos in 2023
Russia may attempt to repeat its mission to Mars' moon Phobos in 2023, Lev Zeleny, the head of the Russian Space Research Institute told RIA Novosti Friday. The Russian-led mission Phobos-Grun ... more
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Solving the mystery of the 'man in the moon'
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Origin of moon's 'ocean of storms' revealed
Oceanus Procellarum, a vast dark patch visible on the western edge of the Moon's near side, has long been a source of mystery for planetary scientists. Some have suggested that the "ocean of storms" ... more

'Man in the Moon' was born from lava - scientists
A dark lunar basin that, seen from Earth, produces the "Man in the Moon" effect, was created by an outpouring of lava and not an asteroid strike, astronomers said Wednesday. ... more

Cassini Watches Mysterious Feature Evolve in Titan Sea
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is monitoring the evolution of a mysterious feature in a large hydrocarbon sea on Saturn's moon Titan. The feature covers an area of about 100 square miles (260 square kilo ... more

China to improve earth observation service
China will promote the application of satellite earth observation technologies to better serve the economy, officials and experts said. China has already built a network of satellites and othe ... more
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Turning the Moon into a cosmic ray detector
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China Exclusive: Mars: China's next goal?
Mars receives two visitors from the Earth this week. NASA's new spacecraft MAVEN entered the orbit around Mars on Sept. 21 to hunt for the planet's lost water. and India's first Mars probe has reach ... more
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