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September 16, 2014
Year's final supermoon is a Harvest Moon
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2014
The supermoon is making an encore, its last appearance before the moon's perigee - the portion of its orbit closest to Earth - and 2014 slowly fade away. Of course, the supermoon and the moon aren't two different entities; they're one and the same. And the moon isn't going anywhere, it's just getting a bit smaller. During the moon's perigee, the celestial sphere is some 30,000 miles closer to Earth, making full moons during this period appear beautifully swollen in the night sky. The perigee, ... read more
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Evidence of 'Diving' Tectonic Plates on Jupiter's Moon Europa
Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa. This indicates the first sign of this type of surface-shifting geological activity on a world other than Earth. Researcher ... more

China Sends Life to Moon
Later this year, China will launch a spacecraft to the Moon and back. A scale replica of the Shenzhou astronaut capsule will be carried atop a boxy spacecraft based on the Chang'e lunar orbiter, and ... more

How much gravity is enough?
Keeping upright in a low-gravity environment is not easy, and NASA documents abound with examples of astronauts falling on the lunar surface. Now, a new study by an international team of researchers ... more
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Titan's subsurface reservoirs modify methane rainfall
The international Cassini mission has revealed hundreds of lakes and seas spread across the icy surface of Saturn's moon Titan, mostly in its polar regions. These lakes are filled not with water but ... more


China Aims for the Moon, Plans to Bring Back Lunar Soil
Chinese scientists are in the course of developing a recoverable lunar robotic spacecraft Chang'e 5 that is to reach the Moon by 2017 with a mission to deliver samples of rock and soil back to Earth ... more

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Same-beam VLBI Tech monitors Chang'E-3 movement on moon
By using the same-beam VLBI technology, differential phase delay successfully monitored the lunar rover's movement during the Chang'E-3 mission when rover and lander was carrying out the tasks of se ... more

How Titan's Haze Help Us Understand Life's Origins
Where did life on Earth come from? There are several theories as to what might have happened. Maybe comets came bearing organic material, or life was transported from another planet such as Mars, or ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
UN nuclear watchdog head ups pressure on Iran

Submarine work contract awarded to General Dynamics Electric Boat

Australia facility to tackle chem-bio threats

Raytheon announces full-rate production of Talon rocket

Lockheed Martin partners with Saudi firm for Sniper ATP support facility

Work starts on new patrol vessel for Singapore

Renegade claims jet raid on Libya militia position


Electric Sparks May Alter Evolution of Lunar Soil
The moon appears to be a tranquil place, but modeling done by University of New Hampshire (UNH) and NASA scientists suggests that, over the eons, periodic storms of solar energetic particles may hav ... more

Voyager Map Details Neptune's Strange Moon Triton
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft gave humanity its first close-up look at Neptune and its moon Triton in the summer of 1989. Like an old film, Voyager's historic footage of Triton has been "restored" and ... more

NASA, Partners Reveal California Meteorite's Rough and Tumble Journey
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 ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


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
24/7 News Coverage
Asian monsoon much older than previously thought

Sharks in acidic waters avoid smell of food

Specialized species critical for reefs

M 9.0+ possible for subduction zones along 'Ring of Fire,'

Tiny Diamonds Point To Cosmic Impact For Major Period of Climate Change

Small algae with great potential

How a change in slope affects lava flows


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

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

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


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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Moventas to service two turbines in Eesti Energia's Aulepa wind park

Businesses go solar to save millions

AREVA signs a contract to manufacture a panel prototype for ITER project

Construction begins on World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

New Family of Materials for Energy-Efficient Information Storage and Processing

Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking of Kansas' First Community Solar Array

Launch of Australia's largest solar farm a much-needed bright spot in a tough year


Extreme Volcanism On Io


Manned Moon Mission to Cost Russia $2.8 Bln


Tidal forces gave moon its shape


New NASA Research Shows Giant Asteroids Battered Early Earth


Riddle of bulging Moon solved at last


MIPT-based researcher models Titan's atmosphere


China's biggest moon challenge: returning to earth


NASA's Next Giant Leap


Lunar rock collisions behind Yutu damage


Lunar Pits Could Shelter Astronauts, Reveal Details of How 'Man in the Moon' Formed

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

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