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May 14, 2017
MARSDAILY
Ancient Mars impacts created tornado-like winds that scoured surface



Providence RI (SPX) May 12, 2017
In looking at NASA images of Mars a few years ago, Brown University geologist Peter Schultz noticed sets of strange bright streaks emanating from a few large-impact craters on the planet's surface. The streaks are odd in that they extend much farther from the craters than normal ejecta patterns, and they are only visible in thermal infrared images taken during the Martian night. Using geological observation, laboratory impact experiments and computer modeling, Schultz and Brown graduate student St ... read more

MARSDAILY
Opportunity Reaches 'Perseverance Valley'
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 12, 2017
Opportunity has arrived at the top of "Perseverance Valley" on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The next step on Sol 4720 (May 4, 2017), was a short approach of 39 feet (12 meters) to the northern ... more
MARSDAILY
Seasonal Flows in Valles Marineris
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 08, 2017
Recurring slope lineae (RSL) are seasonal flows on warm slopes, and are especially common in central and eastern Valles Marineris, as seen in this observation by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter ( ... more
MARSDAILY
NASA Rover Curiosity Samples Active Linear Dune on Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 05, 2017
As it drives uphill from a band of rippled sand dunes, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is toting a fistful of dark sand for onboard analysis that will complete the rover's investigation of those dunes. ... more
MARSDAILY
Is Anything Tough Enough to Survive on Mars
Fayetteville, AR (SPX) May 04, 2017
Researchers at the University of Arkansas recently took a step toward answering a question for the ages: Is there life on Mars? Answer: they can't rule it out. Two recent publications suggest ... more
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MARSDAILY
Japan aims to uncover how moons of Mars formed
Tokyo, Japan (The Conversation) May 03, 2017
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced a mission to visit the two moons of Mars and return a rock sample to Earth. It's a plan to uncover both the mystery of the moons' creation ... more
MARSDAILY
Several drives put opportunity closer to 'Perseverance Valley'
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 02, 2017
Opportunity is continuing the drive south to "Perseverance Valley" on the rim of Endeavour Crater, and is now only about 262 feet (80 meters) away. On Sol 4706 (April 19, 2017), she drove abou ... more
MARSDAILY
How Old are Martian Gullies
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 27, 2017
Gullies eroded into the steep inner slope of an impact crater at this location appear perfectly pristine in this image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Although at first glance ... more
MARSDAILY
Engineers investigate simple, no-bake recipe to make bricks on Mars
San Diego CA (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
Explorers planning to settle on Mars might be able to turn the planet's red soil into bricks without needing to use an oven or additional ingredients. Instead, they would just need to apply pressure ... more
MARSDAILY
Opportunity Nears 'Perseverance Valley'
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 27, 2017
Opportunity is continuing the drive south to 'Perseverance Valley' on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover drove on Sols 4693 and 4695 (April 6 and April 8, 2017), covering 46 feet (14.11 me ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA spacesuits over budget, tight on timeline: audit
Miami (AFP) April 26, 2017
The United States is in a hurry to send people to Mars by the 2030s, but a key question remains for these deep space explorers: what will they wear? ... more


SwRI-led team discovers lull in Mars' giant impact history

MARSDAILY
Danish Martian Experts Get Their Hands on a Piece of 'Black Beauty'
Copenhagen (Sputnik) Apr 24, 2017
Humans have yet to set foot on Mars, but meteorites have been, by far, the most frequent visitors from outer space on Earth. Recently, one which has been dubbed "Black Beauty" landed in the hands of ... more
MARSDAILY
New Look at 2004's Martian Hole-in-One Site
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 24, 2017
A new observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captures the landing platform that the rover Opportunity left behind in Eagle Crater more than 13 years and 27 miles (or 44 kilometers ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Are human space babies conceivable?
Beijing (XNA) Apr 23, 2017
As astronauts continue to break records for time spent in space and manned Mars exploration is under discussion, scientists in China have begun a groundbreaking study to determine if humans can repr ... more
MARSDAILY
Researchers Produce Detailed Map of Potential Mars Rover Landing Site
Providence RI (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
Brown University researchers have published the most detailed geological history to date for a region of Mars known as Northeast Syrtis Major, a spot high on NASA's list of potential landing sites f ... more



Winning plans for CubeSats to the Moon
Paris (ESA) May 12, 2017
If you could fly a CubeSat to the Moon, what could such a tiny satellite do there? ESA posed this question - and now four proposals will be studied in more detail for possible flight over the coming decade. These miniature missions variously involve probing lunar radiation, surveying the radio sky over the far side of the Moon, mapping minerals and frozen gases within shadowed craters, and ... more
Paris (ESA) May 04, 2017
Printing bricks from moondust using the Sun's heat
Tempe AZ (SPX) May 02, 2017
NASA selects ASU's ShadowCam for moon mission
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
Russia, US Ready to Give You a Lift to Moon Orbit, ISS
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight Chinese volunteers will live in "Yuegong-1," a simulated space "cabin" in Beijing for the next year, strengthening China's knowledge and technical know-how, and helping the country's scientists understand exactly what will be required fo ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
Reach for the Stars: China Plans to Ramp Up Space Flight Activity
Caltech: Chemical Engineer Explains Oxygen Mystery on Comets
Pasadena CA (SPX) May 09, 2017
A Caltech chemical engineer who normally develops new ways to fabricate microprocessors in computers has figured out how to explain a nagging mystery in space - why comets expel oxygen gas, the same gas we humans breathe. The discovery that comets produce oxygen gas - also referred to as molecular oxygen or O2 - was announced in 2015 by researchers studying the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasime ... more
Ithaca NY (SPX) May 15, 2017
Oldest buckthorn fossilized flowers found in Argentina
New York NY (SPX) May 08, 2017
Falkland Islands basin shows signs of being among world's largest craters
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Chemical engineer explains why comets expel oxygen
Waves of lava seen in Io's largest volcanic crater
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 11, 2017
Taking advantage of a rare orbital alignment between two of Jupiter's moons, Io and Europa, researchers have obtained an exceptionally detailed map of the largest lava lake on Io, the most volcanically active body in the solar system. On March 8, 2015, Europa passed in front of Io, gradually blocking out light from the volcanic moon. Because Europa's surface is coated in water ice, it reflects v ... more
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
Not So Great Anymore: Jupiter's Red Spot Shrinks to Smallest Size Ever
Boulder CO (SPX) May 02, 2017
The PI's Perspective: No Sleeping Back on Earth!
Charlottesville VA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
ALMA investigates 'DeeDee,' a distant, dim member of our solar system
New Movie Shows Cassini's First Dive over Saturn
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 04, 2017
A new movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the view as the spacecraft swooped over Saturn during the first of its Grand Finale dives between the planet and its rings on April 26. The movie comprises one hour of observations as the spacecraft moved southward over Saturn. It begins with a view of the swirling vortex at the planet's north pole, then heads past the out ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 02, 2017
Cassini Finds 'The Big Empty' Close to Saturn
Boulder CO (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Saturn spacecraft toting CU Boulder instrument starts swan song
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 28, 2017
NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings
Is Climate Changing Cloud Heights? Too Soon to Say
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 09, 2017
A new analysis of 15 years of NASA satellite cloud measurements finds that clouds worldwide show no definitive trend during this period toward decreasing or increasing in height. The new study updates an earlier analysis of the first 10 years of the same data that suggested cloud heights might be getting lower. Clouds are both Earth's cooling sunshade and its insulating blanket. Currently ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 10, 2017
NASA team pursues blobs and bubbles with new PetitSat mission
New Haven, CT (SPX) May 15, 2017
In measuring gas exchange between water and air, size matters
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) May 09, 2017
exactEarth Announces Two-Year $1.45 Million Commercial Customer Renewal
Six-legged livestock - sustainable food production
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) May 15, 2017
Identifying areas of particular high impact is an important step to improving the environmental sustainability of production systems. Insects have been heralded as the foods of the future - and now the first study to measure the environmental impacts and identify hotspots associated with commercial insect production has been published. Cricket farming can be a sustainable way to produce an ... more
Miami (AFP) May 12, 2017
'Awesomesauce,' proclaims US astronaut on historic spacewalk
Houston TX (SPX) May 09, 2017
External commercial ISS platform starts second mission
Washington DC (SPX) May 08, 2017
NASA Receives Proposals for Future Solar System Mission
Taking the pulse of an ocean world
Tempe AZ (SPX) May 10, 2017
Jupiter's moon Europa is definitely an odd place. Discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei, it was first seen in detail only in the late 1970s, after spacecraft visited the Jovian system. Slightly smaller than our own moon, Europa could hardly appear more different. Both have interiors of rock and metal. But Europa is wrapped in a global saltwater ocean and covered by a bright shell of ice. T ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 15, 2017
'Warm Neptune' Has Unexpectedly Primitive Atmosphere
Toronto, Canada (SPX) May 11, 2017
Astrophysicists find that planetary harmonies around TRAPPIST-1 save it from destruction
University Park PA (SPX) May 10, 2017
Two Webb instruments well suited for detecting exoplanet atmospheres
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Airbus creates new commercial drone services start-up "Airbus Aerial"
Dallas TX (SPX) May 11, 2017
Airbus has launched its U.S. base and operations of a new commercial drone start-up, named Airbus Aerial, at the AUVSI Xponential tradeshow and conference in Dallas. With bases both in the U.S. and in Europe, Airbus Aerial's initial business will focus on developing new imagery services. These services will leverage the best software and aerospace technology from across the globe to offer action ... more
Kennedy Space Center FL (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
Newest Secret US Spacecraft Returns to Earth After Over 700 Days in Space
Washington (AFP) May 9, 2017
US drone back on Earth after nearly two years in space
Taurene, Latvia (AFP) May 12, 2017
Latvian daredevil in 'drone-diving' world first
Space weather model simulates solar storms from nowhere
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 09, 2017 Our ever-changing sun continuously shoots solar material into space. The grandest such events are massive clouds that erupt from the sun, called coronal mass ejections, or CMEs. These solar storms often come first with some kind of warning - the bright flash of a flare, a burst of heat or a flurry of solar energetic particles. But another kind of storm has ... more
San Antonio TX (SPX) May 05, 2017
RAISE Spectrograph to Help Answer Some of the Mysteries of the Sun
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 05, 2017
NASA-funded sounding rocket will take 1,500 images of sun in 5 minutes
Durham, UK (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Sun's Eruptions Might All Have Same Trigger
Testing Prepares NASA's Space Launch System for Liftoff
Hampton VA (SPX) May 11, 2017
The world's most powerful rocket - NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) - may experience ground wind gusts of up to 70 mph as it sits on the launch pad before and during lift off for future missions. Understanding how environmental factors affect the rocket will help NASA maintain a safe and reliable distance away from the launch tower during launch. SLS model testing in NASA Langley Research ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 15, 2017
NASA Affirms Plan for First Mission of SLS, Orion
Huntsville AL (SPX) May 15, 2017
Winners Announced for NASA, Orbital ATK Rocketry Challenge
Palo Alto CA (SPX) May 15, 2017
SSL satellite built for Bulgaria Sat arrives at Cape Canaveral for FOR falcon 9 launch
Hubble catches a galaxy duo by the 'hare'
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 15, 2017
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare). Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) and Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) instruments observed the galaxy from a distance of 500 million light-years. This particular object stands out from the crowd by actually being composed of two separate galaxies ru ... more
Lawrence KS (SPX) May 12, 2017
Research increases distance at which supernova would spark mass extinctions on Earth
Charlotteville VA (SPX) May 11, 2017
Telescopes team up for dramatic new look at the crab nebula
Toronto, Canada (SPX) May 15, 2017
Mapping the Magnetic Bridge Between Our Nearest Galactic Neighbors
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Proving Einstein right using highly sensitive Earth rotation sensors
Washington DC (SPX) May 11, 2017
Einstein's theory of gravity, also referred to as General Relativity, predicts that a rotating body such as the Earth partially drags inertial frames along with its rotation. In a study recently published in EPJ Plus, a group of scientists based in Italy suggests a novel approach to measuring what is referred to as frame dragging. Angela Di Virgilio of the National Institute of Nuclear Phy ... more
Huntsville AL (SPX) May 03, 2017
Scientists Find Giant Wave Rolling Through the Perseus Galaxy Cluster
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
Rare Brightening of Supernova's Light Found by Caltech's Palomar Observatory
Orlando FL (SPX) Apr 07, 2017
ZERO-G Research aims to advance deep-space mission technology
Astronomers Pursue Renegade Supermassive Black Hole
Boston MA (SPX) May 12, 2017
Supermassive holes are generally stationary objects, sitting at the centers of most galaxies. However, using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, astronomers recently hunted down what could be a supermassive black hole that may be on the move. This possible renegade black hole, which contains about 160 million times the mass of our Sun, is located in an elliptic ... more
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) May 12, 2017
'Fire-streaks' are created in collisions of atomic nuclei
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) May 12, 2017
Discovery in the Early Universe Poses Black Hole Growth Puzzle
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 10, 2017
Merging galaxies have enshrouded black holes
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Chefs, robotics engineers, sailboat racers team up to tackle lionfish problem
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Lionfish populations are rapidly expanding along the East Coast of the United States and in the Caribbean, decimating native species and depleting the ecological diversity surrounding already vulnerable coral reefs. A variety of groups are working on curbing the spread of the invasive species, but a pair of conservation teams are taking a unique problem-solving approach - an approach t ... more
Paris (AFP) May 11, 2017
Robotic 'exoskeleton' prevents elderly falls: study
Washington DC (SPX) May 15, 2017
Live interactions with robots increase their perceived human likeness
Minneapolis MN (SPX) May 11, 2017
3-D-printed 'bionic skin' could give robots the sense of touch
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight Chinese volunteers will live in "Yuegong-1," a simulated space "cabin" in Beijing for the next year, strengthening China's knowledge and technical know-how, and helping the country's scientists understand exactly what will be required fo ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
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