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August 21, 2014
NASA, Partners Reveal California Meteorite's Rough and Tumble Journey
Mountain View CA (SPX) Aug 18, 2014
A meteorite that fell onto the roof of a house in Novato, California, on Oct. 17, 2012, has revealed a detailed picture of its origin and tumultuous journey through space and Earth's atmosphere. An international consortium of fifty researchers studied the fallen meteorite and published their findings in the August issue of the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science. "Our investigation has revealed a long history that dates to when the moon formed from the Earth after a giant impact," says Peter ... read more
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Follow the radio waves to exomoons
Scientists hunting for life beyond Earth have discovered more than 1,800 planets outside our solar system, or exoplanets, in recent years, but so far, no one has been able to confirm an exomoon. Now ... more

Cassini Tracks Clouds Developing Over a Titan Sea
NASA's Cassini spacecraft recently captured images of clouds moving across the northern hydrocarbon seas of Saturn's moon Titan. This renewed weather activity, considered overdue by researchers, cou ... more

American Spaceports
Most people are not aware that the world is awash with spaceports. However, the popular ones are well-known. For example, the Cape Canaveral Area of Florida is the home of the most famous launch fac ... more
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China to test recoverable moon orbiter
China is preparing for the launch of an experimental recoverable moon orbiter, said the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence on Sunday. The orbiter arr ... more


China to send orbiter to moon and back
China will launch its first recoverable moon orbiter later this year, the government announced Sunday, in the latest step in its ambitious space programme. ... more
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August supermoon will be brightest this year
A supermoon is the term for a full moon that rises during the portion of the moon's orbit when it comes closest to Earth - the moon's perigee. ... more

NASA Experts, Russia Sign Radiation Safety Protocol Despite Sanctions
NASA experts have signed a protocol with Russia on radiation safety for space flights despite the new set of US sanctions against Moscow, the director of Moscow State University's Institute of Nucle ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
USAF selects GenDyn to study ICBM guidance system

New F-16 configuration features AESA radar

China likens Xi to Deng Xiaoping for anniversary

Harris' tactical manpack radio gets NSA certification

British Falklands warship towed away for scrap

Military sensor needs focus of Swedish symposium

Taiwan's ex-China affairs official accused of leaking secrets


SwRI-led team's research shows giant asteroids battered early Earth
A new terrestrial bombardment model developed by an international group of scientists led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) indicates that Earth's surface was heavily reprocessed - or melted, m ... more

A Hellacious Two Weeks on Jupiter's Moon Io
Three massive volcanic eruptions occurred on Jupiter's moon Io within a two-week period in August of last year. This led astronomers to speculate that such "outbursts," which can send material hundr ... more

Extreme Volcanism On Io
During the middle of 2013, Jupiter's moon Io came alive with volcanism. Now, an image from the Gemini Observatory captures what is one of the brightest volcanoes ever seen in our solar system. The i ... more
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Manned Moon Mission to Cost Russia $2.8 Bln
A manned mission to the Moon will cost Russia 100 billion rubles (about $2.8 billion), Igor Mitrofanov, laboratory director at the Russian Academy of Sciences' Space Research Institute said Sunday. ... more

Tidal forces gave moon its shape
The shape of the moon deviates from a simple sphere in ways that scientists have struggled to explain. A new study by researchers at UC Santa Cruz shows that most of the moon's overall shape can be ... more
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Increase in reported flooding a result of higher exposure

Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs dominated the Late Cretaceous skies

Older coral species more hardy

Science team criticizes adoption of 'novel ecosystems' by policymakers

Waterloo makes public most complete Antarctic map for climate research

Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures

Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury


New NASA Research Shows Giant Asteroids Battered Early Earth
New research shows that more than four billion years ago the surface of Earth was heavily reprocessed - or melted, mixed, and buried - as a result of giant asteroid impacts. A new terrestrial bombar ... more

Riddle of bulging Moon solved at last
Far from being perfectly round, the Moon has a weird shape, with a highland bulge on the side facing the Earth and another bulge on its far side - a riddle that has fascinated scientists for decades. ... more

MIPT-based researcher models Titan's atmosphere
A researcher from MIPT, Prof. Vladimir Krasnopolsky, who heads the Laboratory of High Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy of Planetary Atmospheres, has published the results of the comparison of his mo ... more

China's biggest moon challenge: returning to earth
China's lunar probe, Chang'e-5, will be launched around 2017 and its mission to collect samples from the moon and return to earth is the most challenging yet, according to Wu Weiren, chief designer ... more

NASA's Next Giant Leap
The first humans who will step foot on Mars are walking the Earth today. It was 45 years ago that Neil Armstrong took the small step onto the surface of the moon that changed the course of history. ... more


Lunar rock collisions behind Yutu damage
Ailing Chinese moon rover Yutu, or "Jade Rabbit," might have been damaged by knocking against rocks on a lunar surface that is more complicated than expected, its designer has said. Yutu, Chin ... more

Lunar Pits Could Shelter Astronauts, Reveal Details of How 'Man in the Moon' Formed
While the moon's surface is battered by millions of craters, it also has over 200 holes - steep-walled pits that in some cases might lead to caves that future astronauts could explore and use for sh ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
First Indirect Evidence of So-Far Undetected Strange Baryons

Disney tops and yo-yos with stable spins despite asymmetric shapes

Researchers prove stability of wonder material silicene

Electrical engineers take major step toward photonic circuits

How fast you drive might reveal where you are going

Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems

'Cavity protection effect' helps to conserve quantum information


Manned mission to Moon scheduled by Roscosmos for 2020-2031


NASA Seeks Proposals for Europa Mission Science Instruments


Ten-Year Endeavor: NASA's Aura Tracks Pollutants


Sky-gazers can expect one 'Supermoon' per month for the next three months


Landsat Looks to the Moon


Newfound Frozen World Orbits in Binary Star System


Models suggest stretching forces shaped Ganymede's surface


Yutu designer's bittersweet


Are China's Astronauts Moonbound


Discovery expands search for Earth-like planets

Russia plans super-heavy rocket for Lunar, Mars missions

Rover Has Enough Energy for Some Late-Night Work

NASA plans to colonize Mars

Chinese scientists prepare for lunar base life support system

Upside-down drive: NASA tests under-ice space rover

China plans to land rover on Mars by 2020

Computing Paths to Asteroids Helps Find Future Exploration Opportunities

Mysterious 'Magic Island' appears on Saturn moon

Moon to see first tourists by 2017, single roundtrip ticket costs $150 mln

NASA considers sending quadcopter drone to look for life on Titan

Titan Flybys Test the Talents of NASA's Cassini Team

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