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May 18, 2017
MOON DAILY
Winning plans for CubeSats to the Moon



Paris (ESA) May 12, 2017
If you could fly a CubeSat to the Moon, what could such a tiny satellite do there? ESA posed this question - and now four proposals will be studied in more detail for possible flight over the coming decade. These miniature missions variously involve probing lunar radiation, surveying the radio sky over the far side of the Moon, mapping minerals and frozen gases within shadowed craters, and detecting flashes from meteoroids striking the surface. "Built around standard 10 cm units, CubeSats ar ... read more

DRAGON SPACE
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight Chinese volunteers will live in "Yueg ... more
NUKEWARS
S. Korea, US to hold Washington summit in June: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) May 16, 2017
South Korea's left-leaning new leader Moon Jae-In will travel to the US for a summit with President Donald Trump next month, Moon's spokesman said Tuesday, amid high tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions. ... more
NUKEWARS
Moon's win shows 'longing' for change: N.Korean envoy
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
A North Korean diplomat said Monday the election victory by left-leaning South Korean President Moon Jae-In reflected the people's "longing" for change. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea test-fires missile in bid to test South, US
Seoul (AFP) May 14, 2017
North Korea fired a ballistic missile Sunday in an apparent bid to test the South's new liberal president and the US which have both signalled an interest in negotiations to ease months of tensions. ... more
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DRAGON SPACE
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
Chinese students will live in a laboratory simulating a lunar-like environment for up to 200 days as Beijing prepares for its long-term goal of putting humans on the moon. ... more
NUKEWARS
New S.Korean president talks to China, Japan leaders
Seoul (AFP) May 11, 2017
South Korea's new president Moon Jae-In spoke to the leaders of China and Japan Thursday, hours after a telephone call with his US counterpart Donald Trump, officials said, as he began shaping his approach to the nuclear-armed North. ... more
NUKEWARS
South Koreans vote in historic election
Seoul (AFP) May 9, 2017
South Koreans went to the polls Tuesday to choose a new president after Park Geun-Hye was ousted and indicted for corruption, and against a backdrop of high tensions with the nuclear-armed North. ... more
NUKEWARS
S. Korea's Moon sworn in, says willing to go to North
Seoul (AFP) May 10, 2017
South Korea's new president was sworn in on Wednesday, just a day after a landslide election victory, and immediately declared his willingness to visit Pyongyang amid high tensions with the nuclear-armed North. ... more
NUKEWARS
S.Korea's Moon to seek change with North
Seoul (AFP) May 10, 2017
The election of South Korea's new president Moon Jae-In heralds a turn of the tide in Seoul's approach towards the nuclear-armed North - and puts it on a potential collision course with Washington. ... more
NUKEWARS
South Koreans vote in historic election
Seoul (AFP) May 9, 2017
South Koreans went to the polls Tuesday to choose a new president after Park Geun-Hye was ousted and indicted for corruption, against a backdrop of high tensions with the nuclear-armed North. ... more


Printing bricks from moondust using the Sun's heat

MARSDAILY
Japan aims to uncover how moons of Mars formed
Tokyo, Japan (The Conversation) May 03, 2017
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced a mission to visit the two moons of Mars and return a rock sample to Earth. It's a plan to uncover both the mystery of the moons' creation ... more
MOON DAILY
NASA selects ASU's ShadowCam for moon mission
Tempe AZ (SPX) May 02, 2017
NASA has selected an instrument developed by Mark Robinson of ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) and Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) to map the terrain and search for evidence of ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Medical guidelines for astronauts to be launched in the US
Plymouth UK (SPX) May 01, 2017
With Cassini making final preparations to penetrate Saturn's rings, and renewed interest in colonising the Moon and sending people to Mars, space flight and exploration are experiencing a level of i ... more
MOON DAILY
Russia, US Ready to Give You a Lift to Moon Orbit, ISS
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
Russian aerospace company RSC Energia and its US partners have worked out several options of sending tourists into the Moon's orbit and to the International Space Station (ISS), Energia's General Di ... more



Opportunity Reaches 'Perseverance Valley'
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 12, 2017
Opportunity has arrived at the top of "Perseverance Valley" on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The next step on Sol 4720 (May 4, 2017), was a short approach of 39 feet (12 meters) to the northern end of the "spillway" that overtops into Perseverance. From this vantage point, the rover has been engaged in multiple-sol collection of extensive Panoramic Camera (Pancam) panoramas all around the r ... more
Providence RI (SPX) May 12, 2017
Ancient Mars impacts created tornado-like winds that scoured surface
Washington DC (SPX) May 17, 2017
How hard did it rain on Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 16, 2017
Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Study of Valley's Origin
New Movie Shows Cassini's First Dive over Saturn
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 04, 2017
A new movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the view as the spacecraft swooped over Saturn during the first of its Grand Finale dives between the planet and its rings on April 26. The movie comprises one hour of observations as the spacecraft moved southward over Saturn. It begins with a view of the swirling vortex at the planet's north pole, then heads past the out ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 02, 2017
Cassini Finds 'The Big Empty' Close to Saturn
Boulder CO (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Saturn spacecraft toting CU Boulder instrument starts swan song
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 28, 2017
NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings
NASA asks science community for Europa Lander Instruments ideas
Washington DC (SPX) May 18, 2017
NASA is asking scientists to consider what would be the best instruments to include on a mission to land on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. NASA Wednesday informed the science community to prepare for a planned competition to select science instruments for a potential Europa lander. While a Europa lander mission is not yet approved by NASA, the agency's Planetary Science Division has fun ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 11, 2017
Waves of lava seen in Io's largest volcanic crater
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
Not So Great Anymore: Jupiter's Red Spot Shrinks to Smallest Size Ever
Boulder CO (SPX) May 02, 2017
The PI's Perspective: No Sleeping Back on Earth!
ISS crew harvest new crop of vegetables grown in space
Houston TX (SPX) May 17, 2017
While preparing for the 200th spacewalk on the International Space Station, the crew members in orbit performed the latest harvest of vegetables grown in space. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer collected the latest crop of Tokyo Bekana Chinese cabbage for the Veg-03 investigation. Some of this was consumed at meal-time, and the rest sealed for analysis back on Earth. Understanding how plants re ... more
Moscow (AFP) May 17, 2017
One of first Soviet cosmonauts Gorbatko dies
Washington DC (SPX) May 17, 2017
Dem Senators call on Trump Admin to not cut NASA Education Progran funding
Miami (AFP) May 12, 2017
'Awesomesauce,' proclaims US astronaut on historic spacewalk
Scientists print nanoscale imaging probe onto tip of optical fiber
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 16, 2017
Combining speed with incredible precision, a team of researchers has developed a way to print a nanoscale imaging probe onto the tip of a glass fiber as thin as a human hair, accelerating the production of the promising new device from several per month to several per day. The high-throughput fabrication technique opens the door for the widespread adoption of this and other nano-optical st ... more
Upton, NY (SPX) May 02, 2017
Scientists set record resolution for drawing at the one-nanometer length scale
Osaka, Japan (SPX) May 04, 2017
X-ray microscope optics resolve 50-nm features while eliminating chromatic aberrations
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Self-assembled nanostructures can be selectively controlled
Spaceflight buys Electron Rocket from Rocket Lab
Seattle WA (SPX) May 18, 2017
Spaceflight has announced the purchase of a Rocket Lab Electron rocket to increase the frequency of its dedicated rideshare missions. The Electron is an ideal launch vehicle for dedicated and rideshare missions, especially those serving difficult-to-come-by launch destinations such as mid-inclination orbits for remote sensing satellites. In late 2015, Spaceflight began its dedicated ... more
Seoul (AFP) May 15, 2017
N. Korea's 'new missile' has unprecedented range: experts
Washington DC (SPX) May 15, 2017
NASA Affirms Plan for First Mission of SLS, Orion
Pasadena CA (The Conversation) May 16, 2017
Mining the moon for rocket fuel to get us to Mars
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A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight Chinese volunteers will live in "Yuegong-1," a simulated space "cabin" in Beijing for the next year, strengthening China's knowledge and technical know-how, and helping the country's scientists understand exactly what will be required fo ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
Reach for the Stars: China Plans to Ramp Up Space Flight Activity
Three-dimensional direction-dependent force measurement at the subatomic scale
Osaka, Japan (SPX) May 17, 2017
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is an extremely sensitive technique that allows us to image materials and/or characterize their physical properties on the atomic scale by sensing the force above material surfaces using a precisely controlled tip. However, conventional AFM only provides the surface normal component of the force (the Z direction) and ignores the components parallel to the surface (t ... more
Boston MA (SPX) May 17, 2017
Materials bend as they 'breathe' under high temperatures
Washington (AFP) May 16, 2017
HP Enterprise unveils computer 'for era of Big Data'
Friedrichshafen, Germany (SPX) May 16, 2017
"Airbus Friedrichshafen: new satellite hub lays groundwork for the future"
Proving Einstein right using highly sensitive Earth rotation sensors
Washington DC (SPX) May 11, 2017
Einstein's theory of gravity, also referred to as General Relativity, predicts that a rotating body such as the Earth partially drags inertial frames along with its rotation. In a study recently published in EPJ Plus, a group of scientists based in Italy suggests a novel approach to measuring what is referred to as frame dragging. Angela Di Virgilio of the National Institute of Nuclear Phy ... more
Huntsville AL (SPX) May 03, 2017
Scientists Find Giant Wave Rolling Through the Perseus Galaxy Cluster
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
Rare Brightening of Supernova's Light Found by Caltech's Palomar Observatory
Orlando FL (SPX) Apr 07, 2017
ZERO-G Research aims to advance deep-space mission technology
Hubble catches a galaxy duo by the 'hare'
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 15, 2017
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare). Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) and Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) instruments observed the galaxy from a distance of 500 million light-years. This particular object stands out from the crowd by actually being composed of two separate galaxies ru ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) May 18, 2017
Punching Above Its Weight, Brown Dwarf Launches Parsec-Scale Jet
Lawrence KS (SPX) May 12, 2017
Research increases distance at which supernova would spark mass extinctions on Earth
Toronto, Canada (SPX) May 15, 2017
Mapping the Magnetic Bridge Between Our Nearest Galactic Neighbors
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A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight Chinese volunteers will live in "Yuegong-1," a simulated space "cabin" in Beijing for the next year, strengthening China's knowledge and technical know-how, and helping the country's scientists understand exactly what will be required fo ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
Reach for the Stars: China Plans to Ramp Up Space Flight Activity
UNH researcher identifies key differences in solar wind models
Durham NH (SPX) May 16, 2017
The challenge of predicting space weather, which can cause issues with telecommunications and other satellite operations on Earth, requires a detailed understanding of the solar wind (a stream of charged particles released from the sun) and sophisticated computer simulations. Research done at the University of New Hampshire has found that when choosing the right model to describe the solar ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 18, 2017
First direct exploration of magnetic fields in the upper solar atmosphere
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 18, 2017
Space weather events linked to human activity
Goddard Space Flight Center
Space weather model simulates solar storms from nowhere
Allied Minds' portfolio company BridgeSat raises $6 million in Series A financing
Boston, MA (SPX) May 08, 2017
Allied Minds reports its portfolio company BridgeSat, Inc. has completed a $6 million Series A funding round, including participation from Space Angels, an early stage investment group comprising experts in the Space 2.0 field. The fundraise was completed at a pre-money valuation of $15 million, up from the previous valuation of $7 million. BridgeSat is reinventing satellite communication ... more
Arlington, VA (SPX) May 09, 2017
AIA report outlines policies needed to boost the US Space Industry competitiveness
San Diego CA (SPX) May 05, 2017
Blue Sky Network Targets Key Markets For Iridium SATCOM Solutions
McLean VA (SPX) May 04, 2017
How Outsourcing Your Satellite Related Services Saves You Time and Money
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Movie Shows Ceres at Opposition from Sun
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 17, 2017
NASA's Dawn spacecraft successfully observed Ceres at opposition on April 29, taking images from a position exactly between the sun and Ceres' surface. Mission specialists had carefully maneuvered Dawn into a special orbit so that the spacecraft could view Occator Crater, which contains the brightest area of Ceres, from this new perspective. A new movie shows these opposition images, with ... more
El Segundo CA (SPX) May 16, 2017
The Aerospace Corporation leads Asteroid Impact Exercise at IAA in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 16, 2017
Twisting an Asteroid
Ithaca NY (SPX) May 15, 2017
Oldest buckthorn fossilized flowers found in Argentina
GE Appliances to get Google voice control option
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
GE Appliances announced a deal with Google Wednesday enabling the US tech giant's voice control home hub to be used for cooking, cleaning and other functions. The deal enables GE's "Geneva" to communicate with the Google Assistant, so users can say: "Ok Google, ask Geneva Home to set the oven timer for 10 minutes." The announcement comes nearly a year after GE Appliances unveiled a simil ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 15, 2017
Live interactions with robots increase their perceived human likeness
Minneapolis MN (SPX) May 11, 2017
3-D-printed 'bionic skin' could give robots the sense of touch
Paris (AFP) May 11, 2017
Robotic 'exoskeleton' prevents elderly falls: study


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