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November 13, 2012
MARSDAILY
What Arctic Rocks Say About Mars: An Interview with Hans Amundsen
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Nov 13, 2012
In 1996, a research group led by Dave McKay of NASA's Johnson Space Center claimed to have found evidence of fossilized life in a Mars meteorite. Not only did the shapes look like bacteria, but a form of magnetite (iron oxide) was found in the meteorite that, on Earth, is produced within the bodies of certain bacteria. The study also found tiny carbonate globules in the meteorite, which the scientists said likely formed by living organisms in the presence of liquid water. Since their surprising an ... read more
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MARSDAILY

NASA Mars Rover Opportunity Reveals Geological Mystery
NASA's long-lived rover Opportunity has returned an image of the Martian surface that is puzzling researchers. Spherical objects concentrated at an outcrop Opportunity reached last week differ in se ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Obama Win Keeps NASA's Space Plans on Course
The reelection of US president Barack Obama could mean one small step back to the moon and a giant leap to landing astronauts on Mars and asteroids. In 2010, the Obama administration set a goa ... more
MARSDAILY

More Driving And Imaging At 'Matijevic Hill'
Opportunity is continuing 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 Endeavour Crater. Th ... more


MARSDAILY

Curiosity Team Switches Back to Earth Time
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 ... more


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
The Year In Space
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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Air Force fires nine in nuclear missile cheating scandal

Ukraine says 100,000 Russian troops near border

US defense chief heads to China, Japan next week

UN Security Council condemns NKorea missile launch

Negotiator 'confident' over Pakistan Taliban ceasefire

Israel's Peres to meet UN nuclear watchdog chief

Rockwell Collins, Avionics Services in manufacturing deal

MARSDAILY

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
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
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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
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
24/7 News Coverage
VIMS model now capable of street-level storm-tide predictions

Diversity in UK gardens aiding fight to save threatened bumblebees

New Technique Sheds Light on Human Neural Networks

Pocket diagnosis

Famous paintings help study the Earth's past atmosphere

Salamanders shrinking due to climate change

Loblolly pine's immense genome conquered

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
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
China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year

Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact


MARSDAILY
Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft


MARSDAILY
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


MARSDAILY
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

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
EXO WORLDS
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

EXO WORLDS
Ariane 5 orbits EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites

Arianespace's fourth Spaceport mission with Soyuz ready for fueling

Ariane 5's sixth launch of 2012

Ariane 5 is poised for Arianespace's launch with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites

EXO WORLDS
Discovery of a Giant Gap in the Disk of a Sun-like Star May Indicate Multiple Planets

Nearby six-planet system could be life friendly

New habitable zone super-Earth found in exosolar system

Cosmic sprinklers explained in active planetary nebula

EXO WORLDS
Nanocrystals and nickel catalyst substantially improve light-based hydrogen production

NASA tests 'interplanetary Internet'

Atmospheric CO2 risks increasing space junk: study

A New Technique to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation

EXO WORLDS
Quattro Group Gains Visibility And Control With Ctrack

Saudi Arabia to Launch Two Satellites

Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

EXO WORLDS
Turkey discusses Patriot deployment with NATO

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

Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

EXO WORLDS
Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

EXO WORLDS
Comet collisions every 6 seconds explain 17-year-old stellar mystery

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

24/7 Energy News Coverage
Record quantum entanglement of multiple dimensions

Scientists Track 3D Nanoscale Changes in Rechargeable Battery Material During Operation

Controlling electron spins by light

New way to filter light

Scientists watch nanoparticles grow

Engineered bacteria produce biofuel alternative for high-energy rocket fuel

Big Data keeps complex production running smoothly

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