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'Spiky' rovers could explore martian moon
Palo Alto, Calif. (UPI) Jan 2, 2012
U.S. researches say autonomous rovers exploring moons and asteroids could be a significant step toward a human mission to Mars. Researches at Stanford University, in collaboration with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have designed a robotic platform that could undertake such rover missions. Researchers have proposed sending a mission consisting of a mother spaceship dropping one or more spiked, spherical rovers onto the surface of the martian moon ... read more
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ASI, ISRO hold planetary science workshop
The Astronautical Society of India (ASI) in association with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) organized a planetary science workshop on Dec 27 and 28, here. Astro-biologist, cosmologi ... more
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ARCA will test the parachutes for the ExoMars spacecraft
ARCA and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a 1,1 mil. $ contract for the ExoMars, High Altitude Drop Test - Balloon Flight Services Program (HADT-BFS). During the contract, ARCA will contribute ... more
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Curiosity Rover Takes Detailed Self-Portrait on Mars
A series of photos taken by NASA's Curiosity and combined into a single composite picture offer a rare, detailed glimpse of the rover patrolling the surface of Mars on a rocky terrain with its targe ... more
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Autonomous Landing Hazard Avoidance Technology
Autonomous is nearly a household word. We hear about autonomous cars, military drones and robots. But what about spacecraft? NASA is working on that - technology to autonomously land a spacecraft on ... more


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Working Through the Holidays
Opportunity is on the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour Crater, positioned at a location called "Copper Cliff." Over the long holiday period, the rover has been stationary an ... more
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Russia May Join ExoMars Project in Q1 2013
The Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos and the European Space Agency (ESA) could sign a long-anticipated agreement on Russia's participation in a Mars research project in the first quarter of 20 ... more
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Clays on Mars: More Plentiful Than Expected
A new study co-authored by the Georgia Institute of Technology indicates that clay minerals, rocks that usually form when water is present for long periods of time, cover a larger portion of Mars th ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US still concerned after arms treaty talks with Russia

US general Allen to head anti-jihadist coalition

Obama waits for Congress on Syria rebel aid

Why an air campaign agains ISIS is not enough

US insists no anti-jihadist coordination with Assad

Kurdish female fighters face jihadists in Iraq's north

China offers Russia 'helping hand' in Xi, Putin talks

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Opportunity For Some Shoulder Workout At Copper Cliff
Opportunity is working at "Matijevic Hill" (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour Crater. There, the rover has been conducting in-situ (c ... more
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Enabling ChemCam to Measure Key Isotopic Ratios on Mars and Other Planets
On August 6th, 2012 the automatic rover "Curiosity" landed on Mars. One of the scientific instruments on board is ChemCam, which has a pulsed laser capable of ablating a focused spot on a remote sam ... more
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Curiosity Rover Explores 'Yellowknife Bay'
The NASA Mars rover Curiosity this week is driving within a shallow depression called "Yellowknife Bay," providing information to help researchers choose a rock to drill. Using Curiosity's per ... more
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Curious About Life: Interview with Darby Dyer
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
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Opportunity Checking Out Some Rocks At Matijevic Hill
Opportunity is located at a place named "Matijevic Hill" (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour Crater. On Sol 3153 (Dec. 6, 2012), the rov ... more
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Whale huddle braces for clash over Japanese hunting

New curbs on trade in threatened sharks

Chinese doctors discover woman missing cerebellum

Indian Kashmir city 'in ruins' after floods

Mexico mine sets aside $147 mn for spill damages

Brazil's Pantanal: paradise needing protection

Severe flooding in Northern Pakistan photographed by NASA

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Curiosity Rover Nearing Yellowknife Bay
The NASA Mars rover Curiosity drove 63 feet (19 meters) northeastward early Monday, Dec. 10, approaching a step down into a slightly lower area called "Yellowknife Bay," where researchers intend to ... more
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Charitum Montes: a cratered winter wonderland
The high-resolution stereo camera on ESA's Mars Express imaged the Charitum Montes region of the Red Planet on 18 June, near to Gale crater and the Argyre basin featured in our October and November ... more
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Opportunity Continues Rock Studies
Opportunity is located at a place named "Matijevic Hill" (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover just finished collecting ... more
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Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

NASA probes crash into the moon


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Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft


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Expedition 34 Ready to Ring in New Year

New ISS crew docked at Space Station

Expedition 34 Spends Christmas in Space


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Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

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Orbiter Spies Where Rover's Cruise Stage Hit Mars
During the 10 minutes before the NASA Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft entered the Martian atmosphere to deliver the rover Curiosity to the surface, the spacecraft shed its cruise stage, which had ... more
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NASA to send new rover to Mars in 2020
NASA plans to send a new rover to Mars in 2020 as it prepares for a manned mission to the Red Planet, the US space agency said Tuesday. ... more
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Ancient Mars May Have Captured Enormous Floodwaters
An international research team led by the Planetary Science Institute has found evidence that indicates that approximately 2 billion years ago enormous volumes of catastrophic floods discharges may ... more
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Safe Driving on Mars
Matt Heverly doesn't like to make a big deal of his job as the lead driver of the most expensive car in the solar system-NASA's $2.5 billion, two-ton Curiosity rover, which is now roaming the surfac ... more
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Electric supercar race ends in a serious crash

Scottish scientists make 'tremendously important' breakthrough in water to hydrogen production proce

New species of electrons can lead to better computing

Europe's new age of metals begins

How salt causes buildings to crumble

graphene paints a corrosion-free future

Angling chromium to let oxygen through

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NASA Announces Multi-Year Mars Program With New Rover In 2020

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Opportunity Rover Does Walkabout Of Crater Rim

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Curiosity Shakes, Bakes, and Tastes Mars with SAM

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NASA Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples

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China prepares to grow vegetables on Mars: state media

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Opportunity Gets to Work on Interesting Rock Targets

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Opportunity Gets To Work On Interesting Rock

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Regional Dust Storm Dissipating

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One Year After Launch, Curiosity Rover Busy on Mars

EXO LIFE

Curious About Life: Interview with Roger Summons

Life on Mars: NASA says 'hold on a minute!'

Matijevic Hill Survey Complete And Rover Passes 22 Miles Of Driving!

Who's Killing the Space Program?

Fostering Curiosity: Mars Express relays rocky images

NASA monitors massive dust storm on Mars

Intrigue from Mars, or Grotzinger's silence

Meteorite samples provide definitive evidence of water and rock types on Mars

Spacecraft Monitoring Martian Dust Storm

Survey At 'Matijevic Hill' Wrapping Up

Curiosity Rover Preparing for Thanksgiving Activities

Life on Mars? Maybe not. NASA rows back on findings

UK Secures Billion Pound Package For Space Investment

Curiosity Team May Reveal Major Discovery Soon

Martian And Terran History Finding a common denominator

Meteorites reveal warm water existed on Mars

Mars on, Moon off at Europe space talks

New views of the Martian ionosphere

Instrument Delivered for NASA's Upcoming Mars Mission

Melt water on Mars could sustain life

NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars

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