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Sleepy sun could make Mars trips deadly

An unexpected lull in the sun's activity will let more cosmic radiation into the solar system, endangering astronauts on long interplanetary missions

15 hours ago from Newscientist

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NASA Mars probes watch comet near-miss

After a dramatic, one-in-a-million-years close encounter between Mars and comet Siding Spring on Sunday, all five functioning US Mars probes survived and are reportedly healthy. NASA confirms ...

24 hours ago from Gizmag

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NASA snaps first-ever pic of a long-period comet's core

Siding Spring originated in the Oort cloud

15 hours ago from Science Now

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NASA Webb's heart survives deep freeze test

After 116 days of being subjected to extremely frigid temperatures like that in space, the heart of the James Webb Space Telescope, the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) and its sensitive ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA looks to SpaceX for Mars landing tips

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has made it no secret that he plans to go to Mars, and it looks like he's giving NASA's ambitions about the Red Planet a bit of a boost along the way. During a Falcon ...

24 hours ago from Gizmag

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China to send orbiter to moon and back

China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days, state media said Wednesday, in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon and back to Earth.

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Explainer: Where Is It Legal to End Your Own Life?

In some parts of the world, it is legal for people to voluntarily end their lives with help of their doctors. It is so common in one country, in fact, they even have a booming business in suicide ...

15 hours ago from Discovery.com

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Win a trip to ESA space operations center: Name Comet's Site J

Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceYou only have less than a day to provide a better name for Site J, the site where Rosetta's lander Philae will land on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.  

20 hours ago from iTWire

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Virgin Galactic's ready to resume test flights to space

We've been waiting for Virgin Galactic to begin ferrying passengers to the edge of space for what seems like forever, but now it looks as if we might be getting close. CEO George Whitesides ...

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Engadget

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Saturn's moon Mimas may contain a 'life-friendly' ocean

A new study of the inside of Saturn's moon Mimas has suggested that either the icy satellite contains a frozen rugby-shaped core or a liquid water ocean.

Fri 17 Oct 14 from The Independent

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