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May 03, 2015
Space radiation may harm astronauts' brains: study
Miami (AFP) May 1, 2015
Flying people to deep space - like Mars or an asteroid - is high on NASA's wish list, but research on mice suggested Friday that extended radiation exposure permanently harms the brain. Central nervous system damage and cognitive impairments were observed in lab animals that were exposed to highly energetic charged particles - similar to the galactic cosmic rays that astronauts would encounter during long space flights - said researchers at the University of California, Irvine. "This is not ... read more
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Hawaii Says 'Aloha' to NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator
The second test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project arrived April 25 at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The vehicle now will undergo final ... more

Deep Space Atomic Clock On Time For 2016 Mission
As the saying goes, timing is everything. More so in 21st-century space exploration where navigating spacecraft precisely to far-flung destinations - say, to Mars or even more distant Europa, a moon ... more

Rover on the Lookout for Dust Devils
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater next to the "Spirit of St. Louis" crater near the entrance of "Marathon Valley." The rover had been conducting an in-situ (contact) science campaig ... more
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Search for Extraterrestial Life Included in Russian Space Program
Projects for searching for extraterrestial life forms, studying climate changes on Earth, and defining the level of threat from dangerous comets and asteroids have been included in Russia's space pr ... more


UAE opens space center to oversee mission to Mars
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) opened the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center on Saturday to oversee preparations of the country's Mars exploration probe mission. A resolution to this effect was ... more
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Mars Test Rover Joins Runners at Finish Line
A test rover used during preparations for rover missions on Mars stood in for the NASA Mars rover Opportunity by breaking through the finish-line tape after runners completed a relay marathon at JPL ... more

Robotic Arm Gets Busy on Rock Outcrop
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater near the entrance of "Marathon Valley," a putative location for abundant clay minerals. The rover is positioned on a light-toned outcrop next ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US rejects China's offer over disputed islands

Finland contacts reservists, denies move due to security concerns

Georgia PM appoints pro-West defence chief with eye on NATO

Kerry denounces 'hysteria' over Iran nuclear deal

EU, NATO try to counter Russian propaganda

Taiwan ruling party chief heads to China for Xi meeting

Next Generation GPS System Faces Delays, Cost Overruns


NASA Mars Rover's Weather Data Bolster Case for Brine
Martian weather and soil conditions that NASA's Curiosity rover has measured, together with a type of salt found in Martian soil, could put liquid brine in the soil at night. Perchlorate ident ... more

NASA's Curiosity Rover Making Tracks and Observations
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is continuing science observations while on the move this month. On April 16, the mission passed 10 kilometers (6.214 miles) of total driving since its 2012 landing, incl ... more

Mars might have liquid water
Researchers have long known that there is water in the form of ice on Mars. Now, new research from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows that it is possible that there is liquid water close to the surfa ... more
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Research for One-Year Space Station Mission Launched On Falcon 9
Research that will help prepare NASA astronauts and robotic explorers for future missions to Mars is among the two tons of cargo now on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX ... more

Mars rover data boosts hope for liquid water on Mars
Research from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has strengthened hopes that liquid water may exist near the surface of Mars, astrophysicists said on Monday. ... more
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Transforming all donated blood into a universal type

Study finds ancient clam beaches not so natural

UT research uncovers lakes, signs of life under Antarctica's dry valleys

Lack of oxygen in the groundwater

Ice cores show how currents transmit climate change from Arctic to Antarctic

Closing the case on an ancient archeological mystery

UN meets on Yemen as relief ops threatened


'Dwarf planet' Ceres spawns giant mystery
First classified a planet, then an asteroid and then a "dwarf planet" with some traits of a moon - the more scientists learn about Ceres, the weirder it becomes. ... more

Examining Rock Outcrop at 'The Spirit of St. Louis' Crater
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater near the entrance of "Marathon Valley," a putative location for abundant clay minerals. The rover is positioned on a light-toned outcrop next ... more

Mars has belts of glaciers consisting of frozen water
Mars has distinct polar ice caps, but Mars also has belts of glaciers at its central latitudes in both the southern and northern hemispheres. A thick layer of dust covers the glaciers, so they appea ... more

A new view of the moon's formation
Within the first 150 million years after our solar system formed, a giant body roughly the size of Mars struck and merged with Earth, blasting a huge cloud of rock and debris into space. This cloud ... more

Mars' dust-covered glacial belts may contain tons of water
New research shows Mars' buried glaciers contain enough ice to cover the entire planet with a coat three feet thick. The evidence also proves the dust-covered glacial belts to contain frozen water, not carbon dioxide. ... more
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Team Returning Orbiter to Duty After Computer Swap
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, at Mars since 2006, made an unplanned switch on Wednesday from one main computer to a redundant one onboard, triggering a hiatus in planned activities. Sens ... more

More evidence for groundwater on Mars
Monica Pondrelli and colleagues investigated the Equatorial Layered Deposits (ELDs) of Arabia Terra in Firsoff crater area, Mars, to understand their formation and potential habitability. On t ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Two-dimensional semiconductor comes clean

Northwestern scientists develop first liquid nanolaser

Synthesis of silicon oxides opens 'new world in a grain of sand'

More is less in novel electronic material

Unexplained gap in global emissions of potent greenhouse gases resolved

A silver lining

Scientists create cheaper magnetic material for cars, wind turbines


NASA Selects Companies to Develop Super-Fast Deep Space Engine


Nanoscale speed bump could regulate plasmons for high-speed data flow


Scars on Mars from 2012 Rover Landing Fade - Usually


Bill Nye and others discussing taking humans to Mars by 2033


Curiosity Sniffs Out History of Martian Atmosphere


Warm or cold? Mars' history takes a watery new twist


Curiosity Eyes Prominent Mineral Veins on Mars


Media Spun Up on NASA Cutting-edge Mars Landing Technology


Flash Reformatted and Marathon Completed


Rover Amnesia Event Follows Latest Memory Reformatting

Russia, US to Jointly Prepare Mars, Moon Flight Road Map

Curiosity Rover Finds Biologically Useful Nitrogen on Mars

NASA Reformats Memory of Longest-Running Mars Rover

NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Passes Marathon Distance

Ancient Martian lake system records 2 water-related events

NASA rover completes 11-year Mars marathon

Mars has nitrogen, key to life: NASA

India's frugal Mars mission extended by six months

Our Solar System May Have Once Harbored Super-Earths

Mars One's CEO Bas Lansdorp answers questions about mission feasibility

Could Water Have Carved Channels On Mars Half A Million Years Ago?

Irish Mars trip finalist casts doubt on project

MARSDROP Microprobes Could Expand Spacecraft Mission Capabilities

NASA Spacecraft Detects Aurora and Mysterious Dust Cloud around Mars

Desktop App has potential to increase asteroid detection

Scientists fly kites on Earth to study Mars

Curiosity Rover Arm Delivers Rock Powder Sample

Opportunity sampling continues at Marathon Valley

Crossing the boundary from high to low on Mars

Roscosmos: Manned Flight to Mars Will Be Impossible Without Russia's Help

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