Space Exploration News


Research suggests Mars once had more water than Earth's Arctic ocean

A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth's Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who, using ground-based observatories, measured water signatures in the Red Planet's atmosphere.

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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OSIRIS catches glimpse of Rosetta's shadow

Several days after Rosetta's close flyby of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 14 February 2015, images taken on this day by OSIRIS, the scientific imaging system on board, have now been downlinked ...

Tue 3 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Space smells awful or awesome, depending where you're floating

There's nothing quite like the smell of space in the morning... until you realize there's no real bacon to go with the scent of it.

12 hours ago from CNET

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Breakthrough in energy harvesting could power life on Mars

Martian colonists could use an innovative new technique to harvest energy from carbon dioxide thanks to research pioneered at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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ESA experts assess risk from exploded satellite

After studying the recent explosive break-up of a US satellite, ESA space debris experts have concluded this event does not increase the collision risk to nearby ESA missions in any meaningful ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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UK moves one step closer to naming its first commercial spaceport

The UK government has shortened its list of potential sites for Europe's first commercial spaceport. It is hoped that the spaceport will be operational by the year 2018, ready to ride the wave ...

Wed 4 Mar 15 from Gizmag

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Titan's was atmosphere created by gases escaping the core

A decade ago, a tiny but mighty probe descended into the soupy atmosphere of Titan. This moon of Saturn is of great interest to astrobiologists because its chemistry and liquid cycle remind ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Israel uses military expertise to join commercial space race

HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) - Israel is embarking on a five-year mission to stake its claim on a crowded new frontier, the $250 billion a year commercial space market.

Wed 4 Mar 15 from Reuters

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NASA Television to Air Major SLS Booster Test Firing Events, Media Invited

The largest, most powerful booster ever built for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will fire up for a ground test at 11:30 a.m. EDT (9:30 a.m. MDT) Wednesday, March 11, at Orbital ...

Wed 4 Mar 15 from Science @ NASA

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NASA investigating short circuit on Mars rover Curiosity

The Curiosity rover has temporarily stopped work on Mars while NASA engineers investigate a short circuit.

Wed 4 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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