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January 29, 2015
IRON AND ICE
Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Has Moon
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 27, 2015
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, which made its closest approach today (Jan. 26, 2015) at 8:19 a.m. PST (11:19 a.m. EST) at a distance of about 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers, or 3.1 times the distance from Earth to the moon), has its own small moon. The 20 individual images used in the movie were generated from data collected ... read more
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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
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
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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
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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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Maintaining INF Treaty is Russian, US Interest

Iran expects Russia to deliver S-300 missile systems

Brazil Hopes to Ink Pantsir-S1 Air Defense Deal With Russia by Mid-2015

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Vanguard Delivers Advanced EHF Bus Structure Assembly

NASA, Boeing, SpaceX Outline Objectives to ISS Flights

Boeing will be first to carry US astronauts to space

IRON AND ICE

Risky Business
In April 2013, NASA announced that it was in the early phases of planning a robotic mission to snag an asteroid and haul it into lunar orbit for study. At the time, NASA chief Charles Bolden said th ... more
MOON DAILY

'Shooting the Moon' with Satellite Laser Ranging
Laser ranging from Earth to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was a milestone in the 50-year history of satellite laser ranging. Launched in 2009 and still orbiting the moon in 2014, LRO was ... more
SATURN DAILY

Signs of Europa Plumes Remain Elusive in Search of Cassini Data
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 ... 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
24/7 News Coverage
Arctic sea ice loss expected to be bumpy in the short term

Large-scale analytics system for predicting major events described

Long series of droughts doomed Mexican city 1,000 years ago

Missing link in metal physics explains Earth's magnetic field

Global warming doubles risk of extreme La Nina event

Brazil's Soy Moratorium still needed to preserve Amazon

Did genetic links to modern maladies provide ancient benefits?

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
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
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

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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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Reassure EV buyers with battery leasing and better charging

Patents provide insight on Wall Street 'technology arms race'

Russia and DPRK May Develop $20-30 Billion Power Grid Project

NREL examines trade-offs of owning versus leasing a solar PV systems

Infrared imaging technique operates at high temperatures

MOON DAILY

Why we should mine the moon

DRAGON SPACE

Service module of China's returned lunar orbiter reaches L2 point

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