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September 17, 2014
Martian meteorite yields more evidence of the possibility of life on Mars
Manchester, UK (SPX) Sep 16, 2014
A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old is helping to make the case for the possibility of life on Mars, say scientists. The finding of a 'cell-like' structure, which investigators now know once held water, came about as a result of collaboration between scientists in the UK and Greece. Their findings are published in the latest edition of the journal Astrobiology. While investigating the Martian meteorite, known as Nakhla, Dr Elias Chatzitheodoridis of the National Techni ... read more
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India's spacecraft 'on target' to reach Mars
An Indian spacecraft is on course to reach Mars, an official said Monday, following a 666-million-kilometre voyage that could see New Delhi's low-cost space programme win Asia's race to the Red Planet. ... more

Flash-Memory Reformat Successful
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater heading towards 'Marathon Valley,' a putative location for abundant clay minerals. The rover's Flash file system was successfully reformatted ... more

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover reaches 'far frontier'
NASA's $2.5 billion Curiosity rover has reached the base of the Martian mountain it aims to explore and should start drilling rocks there soon, US space agency scientists said Thursday. ... more
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NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Arrives at Martian Mountain
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination. "Curios ... more


Mars Rover Opportunity's Vista Includes Long Tracks
From a ridgeline viewpoint, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recently recorded a scene looking back over its own tracks made from nearly half a mile (more than 700 meters) of southbound dri ... more

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Flash-Memory Reformat On Opportunity Underway
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater heading towards 'Marathon Valley,' a putative location for abundant clay minerals. The project is taking steps to reformat the rover's Flash file s ... more

MAVEN Spacecraft Makes Final Preparations For Mars
On Sept. 21, 2014, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft will complete roughly 10 months of travel and enter orbit around the Red Planet. The orbit-insertion maneuver will be carried ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
UN nuclear watchdog head ups pressure on Iran

Submarine work contract awarded to General Dynamics Electric Boat

Australia facility to tackle chem-bio threats

Raytheon announces full-rate production of Talon rocket

Lockheed Martin partners with Saudi firm for Sniper ATP support facility

Work starts on new patrol vessel for Singapore

Renegade claims jet raid on Libya militia position


Robots do battle over Mars exploration
Robots built to traverse the rugged terrain of Mars battled it out in Poland on Friday in a competition to find the best way to explore the Red Planet. ... more

Opportunity Flash-Memory Reformat Planned
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater heading toward 'Marathon Valley', a putative location for abundant clay minerals. However, flash-memory induced resets have increased in occurrence ... more

Memory Reformat Planned for Opportunity Mars Rover
An increasing frequency of computer resets on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has prompted the rover team to make plans to reformat the rover's flash memory. The resets, including a dozen ... more
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NASA deep-space rocket, SLS, to launch in 2018
The US space agency's powerful deep-space rocket, known as the Space Launch System (SLS), aims to blast off for the first time in 2018, NASA said Wednesday. ... more

Scientist uncovers red planet's climate history in unique meteorite
Was Mars - now a cold, dry place - once a warm, wet planet that sustained life? And if so, how long has it been cold and dry? Research underway at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory m ... more
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Tiny Diamonds Point To Cosmic Impact For Major Period of Climate Change

Small algae with great potential

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A Salty, Martian Meteorite Offers Clues to Habitability
Life as we know it requires energy of some sort to survive and thrive. For plants, that source of energy is the Sun. But there are some microbes that can survive using energy from chemical reactions ... more

NASA Completes Review of Powerful New Rocket
NASA officials Wednesday announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System (SLS) - the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth or ... more

Opportunity Mars Rover Suffers a Series of Resets
Opportunity is moving south along the west rim of Endeavour Crater heading towards 'Marathon Valley,' a putative location for abundant clay minerals. More recently, the incidence of Flash memo ... more

Mars Rover Team Chooses Not to Drill 'Bonanza King'
Evaluation of a pale, flat Martian rock as the potential next drilling target for NASA's Curiosity Mars rover determined that the rock was not stable enough for safe drilling. The rock, called "Bona ... more

Indian orbiter to reach Mars in 33 days
India's Mars Orbiter Mission was nine million km away from the red planet and is expected to reach it in 33 days, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said Saturday. "Mars Orbiter Mission ... more


Humans to Mars a Principle of Space Exploration
Let's say it straight. Mars is, without any doubt our next step in space exploration, sparking our imagination for many years in spaceflight history. After sending tons of scientific rovers, it's ab ... more

Curiosity's Brushwork on Martian 'Bonanza King' Target
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used the Dust Removal Tool on its robotic arm to brush aside reddish, more-oxidized dust, revealing a gray patch of less-oxidized rock material at a target called "Bonanz ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Businesses go solar to save millions

AREVA signs a contract to manufacture a panel prototype for ITER project

Construction begins on World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

New Family of Materials for Energy-Efficient Information Storage and Processing

Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking of Kansas' First Community Solar Array

Launch of Australia's largest solar farm a much-needed bright spot in a tough year


Mars thigh bone is really just a rock spotted by Curiosity


Life on Mars? Implications of a newly discovered mineral-rich structure


Curiosity rover slowed by 'Hidden Valley' sand trap on Mars


Twin Galileos meet, ready for Thursday's launch


Curiosity Mars Rover Prepares for Fourth Rock Drilling


Tall Boulder Rolls Down Martian Hill, Lands Upright


Colliding Atmospheres: Mars vs Comet Siding Spring


Opportunity Heads to 'Marathon Valley'


Dawn navigates mini-asteroid belt


Robotic Rock Climbers Could Uncover Clues to Mars' Past

NASA Upgrades Its 3-D Spacecraft App

NASA Mars Curiosity Rover: Two Years and Counting on Red Planet

Orbiter Completes Maneuver to Prepare for Comet Flyby

Russia To Construct Landing Pad For ExoMars Mission

BIOMEX: Exploring Mars in Low Earth Orbit

NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Nears Mountain-Base Outcrop

NASA Mars Curiosity Rover: Two Years and Counting on Red Planet

Absence of Russia Instrument On NASA Mars Rover Not Political

NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload to Explore the Red Planet as Never Before

Los Alamos Laser Selected for 2020 Mars Mission

Mars 2020 rover will carry tools to make oxygen

NASA's Mars Spacecraft Maneuvers to Prepare for Close Comet Flyby

NASA Long-Lived Mars Opportunity Rover Passes 25 Miles of Driving

NASA Seeks Proposals for Commercial Mars Data Relay Satellites

Emirates paves way for Middle East space program with mission to Mars

NASA's Mars orbiters to witness comet flyby

Transiting Exoplanet with Longest Known Year

NASA's Next Giant Leap

Curiosity's images show Earth-like soils on Mars

India could return to Mars as early as 2017

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