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April 29, 2017
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How Old are Martian Gullies



Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 27, 2017
Gullies eroded into the steep inner slope of an impact crater at this location appear perfectly pristine in this image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Although at first glance it may appear that there are craters superimposed on the gully fans, inspection of HiRISE stereo coverage shows that the craters lie only on the pre-gully terrain. Distinctive colors in the gully channels and alcoves offer another indication of youth and recent activity. The pre-gully landscape is cover ... read more

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Engineers investigate simple, no-bake recipe to make bricks on Mars
San Diego CA (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
Explorers planning to settle on Mars might be able to turn the planet's red soil into bricks without needing to use an oven or additional ingredients. Instead, they would just need to apply pressure ... more
MARSDAILY
Opportunity Nears 'Perseverance Valley'
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 27, 2017
Opportunity is continuing the drive south to 'Perseverance Valley' on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover drove on Sols 4693 and 4695 (April 6 and April 8, 2017), covering 46 feet (14.11 me ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA spacesuits over budget, tight on timeline: audit
Miami (AFP) April 26, 2017
The United States is in a hurry to send people to Mars by the 2030s, but a key question remains for these deep space explorers: what will they wear? ... more
MARSDAILY
SwRI-led team discovers lull in Mars' giant impact history
Boulder CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
From the earliest days of our solar system's history, collisions between astronomical objects have shaped the planets and changed the course of their evolution. Studying the early bombardment histor ... more
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Danish Martian Experts Get Their Hands on a Piece of 'Black Beauty'
Copenhagen (Sputnik) Apr 24, 2017
Humans have yet to set foot on Mars, but meteorites have been, by far, the most frequent visitors from outer space on Earth. Recently, one which has been dubbed "Black Beauty" landed in the hands of ... more
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New Look at 2004's Martian Hole-in-One Site
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 24, 2017
A new observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captures the landing platform that the rover Opportunity left behind in Eagle Crater more than 13 years and 27 miles (or 44 kilometers ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Are human space babies conceivable?
Beijing (XNA) Apr 23, 2017
As astronauts continue to break records for time spent in space and manned Mars exploration is under discussion, scientists in China have begun a groundbreaking study to determine if humans can repr ... more
MARSDAILY
Researchers Produce Detailed Map of Potential Mars Rover Landing Site
Providence RI (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
Brown University researchers have published the most detailed geological history to date for a region of Mars known as Northeast Syrtis Major, a spot high on NASA's list of potential landing sites f ... more
MARSDAILY
Mars Rover Opportunity Leaves 'Tribulation'
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 20, 2017
NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is departing "Cape Tribulation," a crater-rim segment it has explored since late 2014, southbound for its next destination, "Perseverance Valley." The rover te ... more
MARSDAILY
Mars spacecraft's first missions face delays, NASA says
Washington (AFP) April 14, 2017
NASA will probably delay the first two missions of its Orion deep-space capsule, being developed to send astronauts beyond earth's orbit and eventually to Mars, the US space agency said on Thursday. ... more


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NASA's MAVEN reveals Mars has metal in its atmosphere
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Mars has electrically charged metal atoms (ions) high in its atmosphere, according to new results from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft. The metal ions can reveal previously invisible activity in the mysteri ... more
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France, Japan aim to land probe on Mars moon
Paris (AFP) April 13, 2017
France and Japan want to recover pieces of a Martian Moon and bring them back to Earth, the head of France's National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) said Thursday. ... more
TECH SPACE
Humans to Mars Official NASA Goal, But What About Radiation
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Human exploration of Mars is now an official goal of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill to increase NASA's budget. The la ... more
MARSDAILY
Opportunity Mars rover on the way to Perseverance Valley
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 12, 2017
Opportunity is heading south to "Perseverance Valley" on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover drove on Sols 4686, 4688 and 4691 (March 30, April 1 and April 4, 2017), covering 127 feet (38.7 ... more

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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 Director Vladimir Solntsev told Sputnik. In August, Solntsev said Energia was preparing a Moon expedition on board an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft, with eight space tourists interested in a trip. Ren ... more
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Apr 23, 2017
Swedish Institute of Space Physics goes back to the Moon
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 24, 2017
India dreams of harvesting lunar dust to power fusion rectors
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
NASA Scientists Find Dynamo at Lunar Core May Have Formed Magnetic Field
China courts international coalition set up to promote space cooperation
Xi'an (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
A coalition was established Sunday in northwest China's Shaanxi Province to promote innovation and cooperation on space exploration under the the Belt and Road Initiative. The coalition, set up in the provincial capital of Xi'an, encompasses 48 universities, research institutes and academic organizations at home and abroad. It was initiated by the Chinese Society of Astronautics and Xi'an- ... more
Beijing (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
Commentary: Innovation drives China's space exploration
Macao (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
Macao marks 2nd China Space Day with astronaut sharing space experience
Tianjin (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
China's Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket leaves for launch site

Dawn Observing Ceres; 3rd Reaction Wheel Malfunctions
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 27, 2017
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is preparing to observe Ceres on April 29 from an "opposition" position, directly between the dwarf planet's mysterious Occator Crater and the sun. This unique geometry may yield new insights about the bright material in the center of the crater. While preparing for this observation, one of Dawn's two remaining reaction wheels stopped functioning on April 23. By elec ... more
Paris (AFP) April 19, 2017
Close call: When asteroids whisk past Earth
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 20, 2017
Landslides on Ceres Reflect Ice Content
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
New study ranks hazardous asteroid effects from least to most destructive
ALMA investigates 'DeeDee,' a distant, dim member of our solar system
Charlottesville VA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have revealed extraordinary details about a recently discovered far-flung member of our solar system, the planetary body 2014 UZ224, more informally known as DeeDee. At about three times the current distance of Pluto from the Sun, DeeDee is the second most distant known trans-Neptunian object (TNO) with a confirmed ... more
Laurel MD (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Nap Time for New Horizons
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Hubble spots auroras on Uranus
Leicester, UK (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Cold' Great Spot discovered on Jupiter
Cassini makes first dive through Saturn's rings
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
Cassini is diving for rings - or, at least, through rings. On Wednesday, the space probe began its first dive through a 1,500-mile-wide gap separating Saturn and its rings. During Cassini's "grand finale" phase, the probe will execute 22 dives. Along the way, the craft will record scientific data and collect samples from Saturn's rings and upper atmosphere. The observation will ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 25, 2017
Cassini completes final Titan flyby
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 20, 2017
Cassini Heads Toward Final Close Encounter with Titan
Washington (AFP) April 13, 2017
Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life: NASA
When Swarm met Steve
Paris (ESA) Apr 24, 2017
Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so ... it was called Steve. ESA's Swarm magnetic field mission has now also met Steve and is helping to understand the nature of this new-found feature. Speaking at the recent Swarm science meeting in Canada, Eric ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 18, 2017
'Detergent' Molecules May Drive Recent Methane Changes
Bristol, UK (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Banned industrial solvent sheds new light on methane mystery
Aurora CO (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Raytheon speeds delivery and secures satellite weather data
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
Lunar, Martian Greenhouses Designed to Mimic Those on Earth
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Apr 25, 2017
While astronauts have successfully grown plants and vegetables aboard the International Space Station, NASA scientists at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida are collaborating with a university team to develop long-term methods that could help sustain pioneers working in deep space. Agency researchers believe while there are many challenges for human exploration beyond Earth, they are conv ... more
Miami (AFP) April 26, 2017
NASA spacesuits over budget, tight on timeline: audit
Washington DC (AFNS) Apr 24, 2017
Astronaut Airman launched to International Space Station
Washington (AFP) April 24, 2017
'Better you than me,' Trump tells record-breaking astronaut
'Iceball' Planet Discovered Through Microlensing
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun. The planet is likely far too cold to be habitable for life as we know it, however, because its star is so faint. But the discovery adds to scientists' understanding of the types of planetary systems that exist beyond our own. "This 'iceball' planet is the lowest-mas ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
What can we learn from dinosaur proteins
Washington DC (Sputnik) Apr 28, 2017
'On Verge of Most Profound Discovery Ever,' NASA Tells US Congress
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (SPX) Apr 25, 2017
Rocky super-earth found in habitable zone of small red star
MILSATCOM 2017 - 26/27 April, 2017 Colorado Springs
Service Academies Swarm Challenge Live-Fly Competition Begins
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other robots have become increasingly affordable, capable, and available to both the U.S. military and adversaries alike. Enabling UAVs and similar assets to perform useful tasks under human supervision-that is, carrying out swarm tactics in concert with human teammates-holds tremendous promise to extend the advantages U.S. warfighters have in field oper ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 27, 2017
Dutch production facility opens for Predator B landing gear
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
Lockheed flies long-range endurance test flights of Fury unmanned aircraft
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
MQ-8C Fire Scout takes first flight from littoral combat ship
Sun's Eruptions Might All Have Same Trigger
Durham, UK (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Large and small scale solar eruptions might all be triggered by a single process, according to new research that leads to better understanding of the Sun's activity. Researchers at Durham University, UK, and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, USA, used 3D computer simulations to show a theoretical link between large- and small-scale eruptions that were previously thought to be driven by differe ... more
Beijing CA (SPX) Apr 25, 2017
Interdisciplinary studies reveal relationship between solar activity and climate change
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
NASA and Partners Survey Space Weather Science
Honolulu HI (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Hawaii-built Infrared Instrument for World's Largest Solar Telescope Catches its First Rays
New Russian Medium-Class Carrier Rocket Could Compete With SpaceX's Falcon
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
A new medium-class carrier rocket to be developed in Russia will be able to compete with the Falcon rocket manufactured by the US-based SpaceX company, Russia's RSC Energia space corporation said. "RSC Energia proposes the development of a new medium-class launch vehicle for launches from Baikonur and Vostochny cosmodromes, as well as from the Sea Launch," the company's General Director Vl ... more
Los Angeles (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
RSC Energia, Boeing Hammer Out a Deal on Sea Launch Project
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
India seeks status as a major space power with more satellite launches
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 24, 2017
India to Launch Carrier Rocket With Higher Payload Capacity in May
James Webb Space Telescope Mirror Seen in Full Bloom
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
It's springtime and the deployed primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope looks like a spring flower in full bloom. In this photo, NASA technicians lifted the telescope using a crane and moved it inside a clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Once launched into space, the Webb telescope's 18-segmented gold mirror is specially designed to captur ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
First global simulation yields new insights into ring system
Irvine CA (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
UCI physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
NASA taking a fresh look at next generation space telescope plans
Human 2 Mars Conference May 9-11 2017 - Washington DC
Rare Brightening of Supernova's Light Found by Caltech's Palomar Observatory
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
An international team of astronomers has, for the first time, seen a cosmic magnification of the light from a class of supernova called Type Ia. Type Ia supernovas - often referred to as "standard candles" because of their well-known intrinsic brightness - are frequently used by astronomers to accurately measure the expansion rate of our universe, as well as the amount of dark energy, which is t ... more
Orlando FL (SPX) Apr 07, 2017
ZERO-G Research aims to advance deep-space mission technology
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Cells adapt ultra-rapidly to zero gravity
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
'Gravitational noise' interferes with determining distant sources
New survey hints at exotic origin for the Cold Spot
London, UK (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
A supervoid is unlikely to explain a 'Cold Spot' in the cosmic microwave background, according to the results of a new survey, leaving room for exotic explanations like a collision between universes. The researchers, led by postgraduate student Ruari Mackenzie and Professor Tom Shanks in Durham University's Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy, publish their results in Monthly Notices of the Royal ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
First-ever direct observation of chiral currents in quantum Hall atomic simulation
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
Mathematical model of a TARDIS takes the 'fiction' out of science fiction
Lemont IL (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Study offers new theoretical approach to describing non-equilibrium phase transitions
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Synthetic two-sided gecko's foot could enable underwater robotics
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Geckos are well known for effortlessly scrambling up walls and upside down across ceilings. Even in slippery rain forests, the lizards maintain their grip. Now scientists have created a double-sided adhesive that copies this reversible ability to stick and unstick to surfaces even in wet conditions. They say their development, reported in ACS' Journal of Physical Chemistry C, could be usef ... more
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Human prejudices sneak into artificial intelligence systems
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China courts international coalition set up to promote space cooperation
Xi'an (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
A coalition was established Sunday in northwest China's Shaanxi Province to promote innovation and cooperation on space exploration under the the Belt and Road Initiative. The coalition, set up in the provincial capital of Xi'an, encompasses 48 universities, research institutes and academic organizations at home and abroad. It was initiated by the Chinese Society of Astronautics and Xi'an- ... more
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Commentary: Innovation drives China's space exploration
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