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October 24, 2014
DRAGON SPACE
China launches first mission to moon and back
Beijing (AFP) Oct 24, 2014
China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite. The unnamed, unmanned probe will travel to the moon, fly around it and head back to Earth, re-entering the atmosphere and landing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said in a statement. ... read more
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SATURN DAILY

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed
While studying the atmosphere on Saturn's moon Titan, scientists discovered intriguing zones of organic molecules unexpectedly shifted away from its north and south poles. These misaligned features ... more
MOON DAILY

New lunar mission to test Chang'e-5 technology
China will launch a new lunar mission this week to test technology likely to be used in Chang'e-5, a future lunar probe with the ability to return to Earth. The experimental spacecraft launche ... more
MOON DAILY

Next Chinese mission to moon will return to Earth
This week China will launch a new lunar orbiter, which, in contrast with previous space probes, will return to Earth after orbiting the Moon, China's official Xinhua news agency reports. Ye Pe ... more
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SATURN DAILY

NASA-led study sees Titan glowing at dusk and dawn
New maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that d ... more


DRAGON SPACE

Work completed on satellite launch center in Hainan
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 ... more
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MARSDAILY

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
MOON DAILY

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

MOON DAILY

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
MOON DAILY

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
MOON DAILY

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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EXO LIFE

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
MOON DAILY

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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New Insights on Carbonic Acid in Water

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Global consumption driving tropical deforestation

MOON DAILY

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
IRON AND ICE

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
MICROSAT BLITZ

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
IRON AND ICE

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
MARSDAILY

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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MOON DAILY

Solving the mystery of the 'man in the moon'
New data obtained by NASA's GRAIL mission reveals that the Procellarum region on the near side of the moon - a giant basin often referred to as the "man in the moon" - likely arose not from a massiv ... more
MOON DAILY

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
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Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake

MOON DAILY

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SATURN DAILY

Cassini Watches Mysterious Feature Evolve in Titan Sea

EARTH OBSERVATION

China to improve earth observation service

MOON DAILY

Turning the Moon into a cosmic ray detector

DRAGON SPACE

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MOON DAILY

Russia to Launch Full-Scale Moon Exploration Next Decade

OUTER PLANETS

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MOON DAILY

Lunar explorers will walk at higher speeds than thought

MOON DAILY

Year's final supermoon is a Harvest Moon

JOVIAN DREAMS

Evidence of 'Diving' Tectonic Plates on Jupiter's Moon Europa

China Sends Life to Moon

How much gravity is enough?

Titan's subsurface reservoirs modify methane rainfall

China Aims for the Moon, Plans to Bring Back Lunar Soil

Same-beam VLBI Tech monitors Chang'E-3 movement on moon

How Titan's Haze Help Us Understand Life's Origins

Electric Sparks May Alter Evolution of Lunar Soil

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