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November 07, 2012
MARSDAILY
Curiosity Team Switches Back to Earth Time
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 07, 2012
After three months working on "Mars time," the team operating NASA Mars rover Curiosity has switched to more regular hours, as planned. A Martian day, called a sol, is about 40 minutes longer than an Earth day, so the team's start time for daily planning has been moving a few hours later each week. This often resulted in the team working overnight hours, Pacific Time. Starting this week, most of the team's work will stay within bounds of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., PST. Compressing the daily planning ... read more
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Survey of 'Matijevic Hill' Continues
Opportunity has completed approximately half of the local area survey around the location called Matijevic Hill (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Ende ... more
MARSDAILY

NASA Rover Finds Clues to Changes in Mars' Atmosphere
NASA's car-sized rover, Curiosity, has taken significant steps toward understanding how Mars may have lost much of its original atmosphere. Learning what happened to the Martian atmosphere wil ... more
MARSDAILY

Mars Longevity Champ Switching Computers
NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter, already the longest-working spacecraft ever sent to Mars, will switch to some fresh, redundant equipment next week that has not been used since before launch in 2001. ... more
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Nereidum Montes helps unlock Mars' glacial past
On 6 June, the high-resolution stereo camera on ESA's Mars Express revisited the Argyre basin as featured in our October release, but this time aiming at Nereidum Montes, some 380 km northeast of Ho ... more
MARSDAILY

Preliminary Self-Portrait of Curiosity by Rover's Arm Camera
On Sol 84 (Oct. 31, 2012), the Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture the set of thumbnail images stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait. This sel ... more
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Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
BAE Systems ships carrier hull section to Scotland

Space Command team wins national award

Rebels seize ground as West claims Russia army is in Ukraine

Obama's executive order: computer chip implants to heal injured troops

Japan seeks to double budget for disputed islands patrol

US weighs mission to help besieged Turkmen in Iraq

Iraq forces ready bid to break jihadist siege of Shiite town

MARSDAILY

Survey Of Matijevic Hill Continues
Opportunity has completed approximately half of the local area survey around the location called Matijevic Hill (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Ende ... more
EXO LIFE

Curious About Life: Interview with Jennifer Stern
The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover has 10 science instruments, and each will be used in the coming weeks and months to help characterize the environment of Mars and determine if the planet ... more
EXO LIFE
Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact

NASA's LADEE Spacecraft Gets Final Science Instrument Installed

Astrium presents results of its study into automatic landing near the Moon's south pole

European mission to search for moon water

EXO LIFE
Tiangong 1 Parked And Waiting As Shenzhou 10 Mission Prep Continues

China to launch 11 meteorological satellites by 2020

China makes progress in spaceflight research

Patience for Tiangong

China launches civilian technology satellites

EXO LIFE
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks

Crew Preparing for Cargo Ship, Spacewalk

Russian cargo ship docks with ISS: official

Packed Week Ahead for Six-Member Crew

EXO LIFE
Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

At Pluto, Moons and Debris May Be Hazardous to New Horizons Spacecraft During Flyby

Sharpest-ever Ground-based Images of Pluto and Charon: Proves a Powerful Tool for Exoplanet Discoveries

The Kuiper Belt at 20: Paradigm Changes in Our Knowledge of the Solar System

e2v To Supply Large CMOS Imaging Sensors For Imaging Kuiper Belt Objects

MARSDAILY

Curiosity's Tastes of Martian Soil Offer Insights on Mineral Composition
NASA's Curiosity rover has taken its first bites out of the Martian surface and used the materials scooped up, sieved and portioned to cleanse the palate of the rover's sample collection system of a ... more
MARSDAILY

Continuing Work With Scoops at 'Rocknest'
NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity on Sol 82 (Oct. 29, 2012) used its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to photograph the diverse rocks in the "Rocknest" area and prepared for an overnight analysis of a soil s ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

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Traders warn of Chinese exodus from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

Brazil cracks 'biggest' Amazon deforestation gang

SA's Taung Child's skull and brain not human-like in expansion

Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life

Boron Facilitates Stem Cell Growth and Development in Corn

Sorting cells with sound waves

New Zealand big trees number 10 different species

MARSDAILY

Curiosity on Mars sits on rocks similar to those found in marshes in Mexico
Millions of years ago fire and water forged the gypsum rocks locked in at Cuatro Cienegas, a Mexican valley similar to the Martian crater where NASA's Rover Curiosity roams. A team of researchers ha ... more
MARSDAILY

NASA Rover's First Soil Studies Help Fingerprint Martian Minerals
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has completed initial experiments showing the mineralogy of Martian soil is similar to weathered basaltic soils of volcanic origin in Hawaii. The minerals were iden ... more
MARSDAILY

Baumgartner: Mars travel a waste of money
Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner says he believes NASA's Mars mission is a waste of money that could be used for "saving our planet." ... more
EXO LIFE

Curious About Life: Interview with Felipe Gomez
The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover has 10 science instruments, and each will be used in the coming weeks and months to help characterize the environment of Mars and determine if the planet ... more
MARSDAILY

Assessing Drop-Off to Mars Rover's Observation Tray
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its Mast Camera (Mastcam) during the mission's 78th sol (Oct. 24, 2012) to view soil material on the rover's observation tray. The observations will help asses ... more
MARSDAILY

Opportunity Undertakes Survey Drives Of Local Area
Opportunity is continuing a local area survey around the location called "Matijevic Hill" (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour Crater. Th ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

24/7 Energy News Coverage
Westinghouse Aims to Bring Benefits of AP1000 Reactors to Western US

'Robo Brain' will teach robots everything from the Internet

Turning waste from rice, parsley and other foods into biodegradable plastic

Process Overcomes Obstacles To Produce Renewable Fuels And Chemicals

The power of salt

Scientists craft atomically seamless semiconductor junctions

Researchers map quantum vortices inside superfluid helium nanodroplets

MARSDAILY

How Space Station Can Help Humans Follow Curiosity to Mars and Beyond
With all of the excitement of the Mars Curiosity landing, many are looking to move from robots to humans for exploration beyond Earth's orbit. Keeping in mind the Seven Minutes of Terror, just imagi ... more
MARSDAILY

Curiosity Rover Collects Fourth Scoop of Martian Soil
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shook a scoopful of dusty sand inside its sample-handling mechanism on Sol 75 (Oct. 21, 2012) as the third scrubbing of interior surfaces of the mechanism. The rove ... more
MARSDAILY

Valles Marineris - the largest canyon in the Solar System
Mars is clearly much smaller than Earth, but it can still come up with impressive superlatives. Several landscape features have unquestionably enormous dimensions - at over 21 kilometres in height, ... more
MARSDAILY

Mars Soil Sample Delivered for Analysis Inside Rover
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has ingested its first solid sample into an analytical instrument inside the rover, a capability at the core of the two-year mission. The rover's Chemistry and Mine ... more
DRAGON SPACE
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks

Crew Preparing for Cargo Ship, Spacewalk

Russian cargo ship docks with ISS: official

Packed Week Ahead for Six-Member Crew

DRAGON SPACE
Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

SpaceX Transitions to Third Commercial Crew Phase with NASA

Globalstar Birds To Launch On Soyuz Next February

Ariane 5s are readied in parallel for Arianespace's next heavy-lift flights

Japan Plans to Launch New Carrier Rocket in 2013

DRAGON SPACE
Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

Planet-hunt data released to public

New Study Brings a Doubted Exoplanet 'Back from the Dead'

New small satellite will study super-Earths for ESA

Most Planetary Systems are 'Flatter than Pancakes'

DRAGON SPACE
UNH Space Scientists to Develop State-of-the-Art Radiation Detector

Sensors for the real world

ORNL Debuts Titan Supercomputer

Samsung muscle versus Apple's 'cool'

Megaupload boss aims to lie low

DRAGON SPACE
Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite

Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets

China launches another satellite for independent navigation system

DRAGON SPACE
Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

Integrated Missile Defense System Test Sees Multiple Targets Engaged

U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin Initial Contract for Next Set of Missile Warning Satellites

DRAGON SPACE
Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

Russia may build rocket to destroy Earth-threatening asteroids

DRAGON SPACE
Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

Protoplanet Vesta: Forever young?

Dawn Sees "Young" Surface on Giant Asteroid

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