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December 12, 2012
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Apollo's Lunar Dust Data Being Restored
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 12, 2012
Forty years after the last Apollo spacecraft launched, the science from those missions continues to shape our view of the moon. In one of the latest developments, readings from the Apollo 14 and 15 dust detectors have been restored by scientists with the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. "This is the first look at the fully calibrated, digital dust data from the Apollo 14 and 15 missions," said David Williams, a Goddard scientist and ... read more
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To the moon and back for less than 2 billion dollars
Two former top NASA officials unveiled plans Thursday to sell manned flights to the moon by the end of the decade, in an announcement 40 years after the last human set foot there. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

What trends will take upper hand in space exploration?
Space exploration in the future is linked to the creation of habitable bases on the moon. This opinion was expressed by head of Russia's leading research institute of the country's space agency Genn ... more
MOON DAILY

NASA's GRAIL Creates Most Accurate Moon Gravity Map
Twin NASA probes orbiting Earth's moon have generated the highest resolution gravity field map of any celestial body. The new map, created by the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mis ... more
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MOON DAILY

Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon
Chinese astronauts may get fresh vegetables and oxygen supplies by gardening in extraterrestrial bases in the future, an official said after a just-concluded lab experiment in Beijing. Deng Yi ... more


SATURN DAILY

NASA's Cassini Sees Abrupt Turn in Titan's Atmosphere
Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft tie a shift in seasonal sunlight to a wholesale reversal, at unexpected altitudes, in the circulation of the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. At the south pole, ... more
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WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock
Imagine landing on the moon or Mars, putting rocks through a 3-D printer and making something useful - like a needed wrench or replacement part. "It sounds like science fiction, but now it's really ... more
SATURN DAILY

Cassini Finds a Video Gamers' Paradise at Saturn
You could call this "Pac-Man, the Sequel." Scientists with NASA's Cassini mission have spotted a second feature shaped like the 1980s video game icon in the Saturn system, this time on the moon Teth ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch

China conducts land-based missile interception test

Lockheed Martin Selected For USAF Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

Nano-sized Chip Sniffs Out Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs

USAF will provide assured access to space

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia firing across border on Ukraine troops: US

SPACE TRAVEL

Fly me to the universe
In the eye of Ouyang Ziyuan, Chinese will not only explore the moon and Mars, but the sun, Venus and Jupiter, as well. "I wish we could travel further away," said Ouyang, chief scientist of Ch ... more
MARSDAILY

Meteorite samples provide definitive evidence of water and rock types on Mars
Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, NASA's Johnson Space Center, Lunar Planetary Institute, and Carnegie Institute of Washington report on geochemical studies that help towards settlin ... more
MOON DAILY

China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year
China will launch its latest lunar satellite in the second half of next year, the Chang'e-3, paving the way for a future manned moon landing, a senior space industry official said on Saturday. ... more
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Obama Win Keeps NASA's Space Plans on Course
The reelection of US president Barack Obama could mean one small step back to the moon and a giant leap to landing astronauts on Mars and asteroids. In 2010, the Obama administration set a goa ... more
TECH SPACE

A New Technique to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation
The complexities of traveling to and working in space present challenges to astronauts that NASA scientists and engineers have been working on since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first stepped on t ... more
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The microbes make the sake brewery

Leaf-mining insects destroyed with the dinosaurs, others quickly appeared

Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production

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New perspective on agricultural plastic, debris burning, and air quality

The geography of the global electronic waste e-waste burden

MOON DAILY

Moon crater yields impact clues
NASA scientists say an almost perfectly preserved crater on the moon should yield clues to the evolution of impact craters on Earth and other rocky bodies. ... more
IRON AND ICE

Dawn Sees "Young" Surface on Giant Asteroid
Like a Hollywood starlet constantly retouching her makeup, the giant asteroid Vesta is constantly stirring its outermost layer to present a young face. Data from NASA's Dawn mission show that a form ... more
MOON DAILY

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact
A flattened 1,800-mile-wide section of the moon was likely caused by a collision with an asteroid the size of Austria, Japanese researchers say. ... more
MOON DAILY
Charitum Montes: a cratered winter wonderland

Opportunity Continues Rock Studies

Orbiter Spies Where Rover's Cruise Stage Hit Mars


MOON DAILY
Titan, Saturn's Largest Moon, Icier than Scientists Thought

NASA's Cassini Sees Abrupt Turn in Titan's Atmosphere

Cassini Finds a Video Gamers' Paradise at Saturn


MOON DAILY
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus


MOON DAILY
Apollo's Lunar Dust Data Being Restored

To the moon and back for less than 2 billion dollars

NASA's GRAIL Creates Most Accurate Moon Gravity Map

SPACE SCOPES

China unveils large radio telescope in Shanghai
A massive radio telescope for use in space observation was unveiled Sunday at the foot of Sheshan Mountain in Shanghai. The telescope will be used to track and collect data from satellites and space ... more
MOON DAILY

NASA's LADEE Spacecraft Gets Final Science Instrument Installed
Engineers at NASAs Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., have installed the third and final science instrument that will fly onboard NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LAD ... more
MOON DAILY

Astrium presents results of its study into automatic landing near the Moon's south pole
What technologies are needed to ensure a safe, accurate Moon landing and in-situ lunar research? Astrium is currently investigating this question in Lunar Lander studies for the European Space Agenc ... more
JOVIAN DREAMS

Monitoring Io's Insane Volcanic Activity from the Comfort of Earth
Watching active volcanic eruptions should definitely be done from a distance, but a group of California researchers has figured out how to do it from the comfort of home. Using an ingenious combinat ... more
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Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets

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The birth of topological spintronics

MOON DAILY

European mission to search for moon water

MOON DAILY

Proof at last: Moon was created in giant smashup

MOON DAILY

Massive planetary collision may have zapped key elements from moon

SATURN DAILY

Giant impact scenario may explain the unusual moons of Saturn

MOON DAILY

Model reconciles Lunar Earth composition with giant impact theory

MOON DAILY

Giant smashup created the Moon, say scientists

SATURN DAILY

What's Baking on Titan?

MOON DAILY

University of Tennessee study confirms solar wind as source for moon water

TECH SPACE

UNH scientists provide window on space radiation hazards

MOON DAILY

Solar wind particles likely source of water locked inside lunar soils

Moon water could have solar source: study

Russia to launch lunar mission in 2015

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