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January 21, 2013
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NASA Beams Mona Lisa to Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Moon
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jan 21, 2013
As part of the first demonstration of laser communication with a satellite at the moon, scientists with NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) beamed an image of the Mona Lisa to the spacecraft from Earth. The iconic image traveled nearly 240,000 miles in digital form from the Next Generation Satellite Laser Ranging (NGSLR) station at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., to the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) instrument on the spacecraft. By transmitting the image piggybac ... read more
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SATURN DAILY

Titan Gets a Dune "Makeover"
Titan's siblings must be jealous. While most of Saturn's moons display their ancient faces pockmarked by thousands of craters, Titan - Saturn's largest moon - may look much younger than it really is ... more
MOON DAILY

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by
The US and European space agencies announced a new partnership Wednesday pairing a European cargo module with NASA's Orion space capsule, which aims to take astronauts into deep space. ... more
DRAGON SPACE

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013
China plans to launch 20 spacecrafts this year, including the country's third lunar probe Chang'e-3 and manned spacecraft Shenzhou-10, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) annou ... more
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MOON DAILY

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015
Russia will launch a robotic lunar station in 2015, Federal Space Agency Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin said on Tuesday. Luna-Glob will lift off from the Vostochny space port in Russia's Fa ... more


MOON DAILY

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by
The US and European space agencies on Wednesday announced a new partnership pairing a European cargo module with NASA's Orion space capsule, which aims to take astronauts into deep space. ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Raytheon's Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite on the Suomi NPP satellite lauded for "truly new" weather data
Raytheon's Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite was the focus of a high-profile panel discussion at this week's annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society. The consensus among the pan ... more
SKY NIGHTLY

Do Pockmarks on the Moon Hold the Key to Our Origins
The cavernous splotches that help give our moon its shape could be much more than a product of celestial aging. According to research conducted by roboticist Red Whittaker at Carnegie Mellon Univers ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker

SATURN DAILY

Cassini Suggests Icing On A Lake
It's not exactly icing on a cake, but it could be icing on a lake. A new paper by scientists on NASA's Cassini mission finds that blocks of hydrocarbon ice might decorate the surface of existing lak ... more
ECLIPSES

The syzygy season of 2012
The end of the world - mis-predicted from the Mayan calendar for December 2012 - failed to live up to expectations, but the year was still a memorable one for celestial alignments. In this one ... more
MOON DAILY

Mission would drag asteroid to the moon
NASA is considering a mission to capture an asteroid and drag it into the moon's orbit for study, researchers in California have confirmed. ... more
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MARSDAILY

Stanford researchers develop acrobatic space rovers to explore moons and asteroids
Stanford researchers, in collaboration with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have designed a robotic platform that could take space exploration to new ... more
MOON DAILY

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft
Russian space company Energia has completed the technical design of a manned spacecraft whose flight tests would be initiated in 2017, company officials say. ... more
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Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

Marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology

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Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate

Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins

SATURN DAILY

Cassini Instrument Learns New Tricks
For seven years, a mini-fridge-sized instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft reliably investigated weather patterns swirling around Saturn; the hydrocarbon composition of the surface of Saturn's ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Quadrantids Create Year's First Meteor Shower
A little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation, the Quadrantids will present an excellent chance for hardy souls to start the year off with some late-night meteor watching. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE

Health Concerns Could Ground Citizen Astronauts
A group of former NASA executives plans to offer excursions to the moon to anyone who can afford the $1.4-million-dollar-per-couple ticket price. Golden Spike Co. is the latest private company ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Choosing the right people to go to Mars

ChemCam follows the 'Yellowknife Road' to Martian wet area

US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake


SPACE MEDICINE
Titan Gets a Dune "Makeover"

Cassini Suggests Icing On A Lake

Frozen hydrocarbon ice on Titan's oceans?


SPACE MEDICINE
The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

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SPACE MEDICINE
Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

MOON DAILY

NASA probes crash into the moon
Two NASA probes crashed into the moon on Monday after spending months gathering data by orbiting miles above the lunar surface, the US space agency said. ... more
MOON DAILY

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride
NASA has named the site where twin agency spacecraft impacted the moon Monday in honor of the late astronaut Sally K. Ride, who was America's first woman in space and a member of the probes' mission ... more
MOON DAILY

Rocket Burn Sets Stage for Dynamic Moon Duos' Lunar Impact
The lunar twins of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission have each completed a rocket burn that has sealed their fate. The burns modified the orbit of the formation-flying ... more
MOON DAILY

No plans of sending an Indian on moon
India has no plans to put an astronaut on the moon, as of now. Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday said this. The minister also said ... more
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Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method

Technique uses fraction of measurements to find quantum wave functions

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New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits

Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway

IRON AND ICE

Asteroid Toutatis Slowly Tumbles by Earth

MOON DAILY

NASA Gravity Probes Prepare to Hit the Moon

SATURN DAILY

Cassini Spots Mini Nile River on Saturn Moon

MOON DAILY

Apollo's Lunar Dust Data Being Restored

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SPACE TRAVEL

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MOON DAILY

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MOON DAILY

Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon

SATURN DAILY

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

MOON DAILY

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