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July 10, 2017
TECH SPACE
6 teams share honors and money in NASA's 2nd 3-D Print a Habitat challenge



Huntsville AL (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
ASA has awarded a total of $201,023 to teams of citizen inventors that have reached the latest milestone of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, completing the Phase 2: Level 2 Beam Member competition. The teams are working to find ways to 3-D print habitation structures using recyclables and simulated Martian soil, a technology goal that could support deep space exploration and advance construction capabilities on Earth. For this level, which is the second of three sub-competitions within Phase 2 ... read more

IRON AND ICE
Pitted Materials in Craters Could Indicate Buried Ice on Asteroids
Tucson, AZ (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Pitted terrains inside fresh complex craters on Ceres are similar to terrains seen Mars and Vesta, and are likely formed through the rapid evaporation of subsurface H2O, a new paper by Planetary Sci ... more
MARSDAILY
Mars surface 'more uninhabitable' than thought: study
Paris (AFP) July 6, 2017
Hopes of finding life on Mars, at least on the surface, were dealt a blow Thursday by a study revealing that salt minerals present on the Red Planet kill bacteria. ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
The past decades have seen China making great progress, both economic and also in the field of space exploration. The construction of new space launch centers, ambitious lunar and Mars exploration p ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Magnetic memories of a metal world
Cambridge UK (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
4.5 billion years ago in the violent, high-speed environment of the early solar system, a protoplanet roughly the size of Mars was involved in a series of fierce collisions with other large planetar ... more
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MARSDAILY
Mars Rover Opportunity continuing science campaign at Perseverance Valley
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 03, 2017
Opportunity is at the top of "Perseverance Valley" on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover is completing the remaining science as part of a walkabout campaign above Perseverance Valley before the ... more
MARSDAILY
Russian Devices for ExoMars Mission to Be Ready in Fall 2017
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2017
Two Russian devices to be mounted on the Mars rover of the ExoMars 2020 mission are nearly ready, by the end of 2017 they will be supplied to the European Space Agency (ESA), head of the Russian Aca ... more
MARSDAILY
The Niagara Falls of Mars once flowed with lava
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
Water is often the focus of NASA's many Martian scientific missions. It's true, Mars was once a surprisingly watery world. But it also once featured large amounts of magmatic activity. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Scientist Reveals Health Challenges That Flight to Mars Poses for Humans
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2017
Thais Russomano, the first female doctor in Latin America specializing in space medicine and the founder and director of the InnovaSpace and MicroG research centers for space biology, revealed in an ... more
MARSDAILY
No One Under 20 Has Experienced a Day Without NASA at Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
As the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft approached its destination on July 4, 1997, no NASA mission had successfully reached the Red Planet in more than 20 years. Even the mission team anxiously awa ... more
MARSDAILY
Laser-targeting AI Yields More Mars Science
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 26, 2017
Artificial intelligence is changing how we study Mars. A.I. software on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has helped it zap dozens of laser targets on the Red Planet this past year, becoming a frequent sc ... more


Mars rover Opportunity on walkabout near crater rim

MARSDAILY
India's Mars Orbiter Mission Completes First 1,000 Earth Days
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) maiden Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also known as Mangalyaan, completed its first 1,000 Earth days in its orbit around the red planet on Monday. ... more
MARSDAILY
Mars Orbiter spots rover ascending Mount Sharp
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
In an image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Martian rover Curiosity can been seen as a bright blue speck ascending the rocky terrain of Mount Sharp. ... more
MARSDAILY
Opportunity Straightens Wheel, Resumes Driving
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
Opportunity is at the top of Perseverance Valley on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover experienced a left-front wheel steering actuator stall on Sol 4750 (June 4, 2017), leaving the wheel ... more
MARSDAILY
University Students Mine for Water at NASA's Mars Ice Challenge
Hampton VA (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
For humans to survive on other worlds, they'll have to harness the resources - like water - that exist there. A recent competition held at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, aimed ... more



How to rescue a Moonwalker in need
Paris (ESA) Jul 07, 2017
During a simulated space mission underwater last week, ESA tested an ingenious concept to bring astronauts safely back to base if they are incapacitated during lunar exploration. Four 'aquanauts', including ESA astronaut Pedro Duque and NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, took part in NASA's 22nd Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO-22) mission, spending 10 days in the Aquarius habitat ... more
Tokyo (Sputnik) Jun 29, 2017
Japanese Space Agency Proposes Plan to Send Astronauts to Moon
Tokyo (AFP) June 30, 2017
Japan reveals plans to put a man on moon by 2030
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 16, 2017
Russian aerospace firm to cooperate with China on Lunar exploration missions
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
The communications satellite Zhongxing-9A has entered its preset orbit over two weeks after its launch on June 19. Abnormal performance was identified during the third phase of the Long March-3B launch, which failed to deliver the satellite as planned. The satellite conducted 10 orbit adjustments with its onboard thrusters and Wednesday reached its preset orbit at 101.4 degrees east ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
Beijing (AFP) July 1, 2017
China prepares to launch second heavy-lift carrier rocket
Bizarro comet challenging researchers
Orlando FL (SPX) Jul 06, 2017
Scientists pursue research through observation, experimentation and modeling. They strive for all of these pieces to fit together, but sometimes finding the unexpected is even more exciting. That's what happened to University of Central Florida's astrophysicist Gal Sarid, who studies comets, asteroids and planetary formation and earlier this year was part of a team that published a study focused ... more
Tucson, AZ (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Pitted Materials in Craters Could Indicate Buried Ice on Asteroids
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
NASA'S First Asteroid Deflection Mission Enters Next Design Phase
Paris (AFP) June 28, 2017
Are asteroids humanity's 'greatest challenge'?
NASA spacecraft to fly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Miami (AFP) July 10, 2017
An unmanned NASA spacecraft is about to fly over a massive storm raging on Jupiter, in a long-awaited a journey that could shed new light on the forces driving the planet's Great Red Spot. The flyby of the Juno spacecraft, surveilling the 10,000-mile-wide (16,000-kilometer-wide) storm, is scheduled for 9:55 pm Monday (0155 GMT Tuesday). "Jupiter's mysterious Great Red Spot is probably th ... more
Laurel MD (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
New Mysteries Surround New Horizons' Next Flyby Target
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Mid-infrared images from the Subaru telescope extend Juno spacecraft discoveries
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 03, 2017
Earth-based Views of Jupiter to Enhance Juno Flyby
Methanol Points to Evolving Story of Enceladus's Plumes
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 04, 2017
A serendipitous detection of the organic molecule, methanol, around an intriguing moon of Saturn suggests that material spewed from Enceladus undertakes a complex chemical journey once vented into space. This is the first time that a molecule from Enceladus has been detected with a ground-based telescope. Dr. Emily Drabek-Maunder, of Cardiff University, will present the results on Tuesday 4th Ju ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
Titan's calm lakes offer space probes a smooth landing
Ithaca NY (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
In a Cosmic Hit-and-Run, Icy Saturn Moon May Have Flipped
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 31, 2017
Cassini Finds Saturn Moon May Have Tipped Over
SSL To Provide Next-Generation Imaging Satellite Constellation To Digitalglobe
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. reports that its subsidiary Space Systems Loral (SSL) was selected to provide a next-generation satellite constellation for high-resolution Earth imaging to DigitalGlobe, the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet. Called WorldView Legion, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites will more than double DigitalGlobe's hig ... more
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Sea spray losing its sparkle?
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 03, 2017
Russia's 'Sova' Atmospheric Satellite Starts Flight Tests - Research Fund
Paris (ESA) Jul 07, 2017
See our seasons change from space
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Creating Trends in Space: An Interview with NanoRacks CEO Jeffrey Manber
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 11, 2017
Founded in 2009, the Houston, Texas-based company NanoRacks LLC provides commercial hardware and services onboard the International Space Station (ISS) for government and commercial customers. To date, the firm has sent more than 550 payloads from over 30 countries to ISS, creating trends in commercial hardware in space. In an interview with Astrowatch.net, Jeffrey Manber, the founder and CEO of ... more
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jul 11, 2017
As the world embraces space, the 50 year old Outer Space Treaty needs adaptation
Cape Canaveral (AFP) July 9, 2017
Trump offers bold space goals but fills in few details
Cape Canaveral (AFP) July 9, 2017
Liftoff for Trump's bold space plans may have to wait
Evidence discovered for two distinct giant planet populations
Lisbon, Portugal (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
In a paper highlighted by Astronomy and Astrophysics journal, a team2 of researchers from the Instituto de Astrofisica e Ciencias do Espaco (IA3) discovered observational evidence for the existence of two distinct populations of giant planets. So far, more than 3500 planets have been detected orbiting solar type stars. Although recent results suggest that most planets in our Galaxy are roc ... more
New Haven CT (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
A cosmic barbecue: Researchers spot 60 new 'hot Jupiter' candidates
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Re-making planets after star-death
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
First discovery of an exoplanet with SPHERE VLT
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New Reaper drone variant performs first combat mission
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
The U.S. Air Force reported Thursday that its new Block 5 variant of the MQ-9 Reaper drone has performed its first combat mission against Islamist terrorists. The recent 16-hour sortie, flown June 23 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, involved the unmanned aerial vehicle dropping a GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munitions bomb and firing two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles in support of gr ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
Smart Quadcopters Find their Way without Human Help or GPS
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Rafael unveils Drone Dome anti-drone system
Shenzhen, China (AFP) June 25, 2017
China drone king turns to farming
Improved representation of solar variability in climate models
Kiel, Germany (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
How much do solar cycle variations influence our climate system? Could the rising Earth temperatures due to anthropogenic effects partly be compensated by a reduction of solar forcing in the future? These questions have been in the focus of climate research for a long time. In order to answer these questions as precisely as possible, it is required to know the fluctuations of solar forcing ... more
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 06, 2017
Musical Sun Reduces Range of Magnetic Activity
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 04, 2017
Shining a Light on Solar Energetic Particles and Jets
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 06, 2017
Scientists uncover origins of the Sun's swirling spicules
On the road to creating an electrodeless spacecraft propulsion engine
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
The universe is made up of plasma - a gas so hot that its particles are electrically charged. This makes it easily influenced by magnetic fields and forces, which can lead to complex behavior. Plasmas are found throughout the solar system in places such as planetary magnetosphere, solar wind and in the tails of comets. Magnetic fields stretched by plasma flows, resulting in an increase in ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Dragon Splashes Down to Complete Resupply Mission
Paris (ESA) Jul 03, 2017
Ariane 5 launch proves reliability and flies new fairing
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Russia to Carry Out Five Launches From Vostochny Space Center in 2018
Fastest stars in the Milky Way are 'runaways' from another galaxy
Cambridge UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
A group of astronomers have shown that the fastest-moving stars in our galaxy - which are travelling so fast that they can escape the Milky Way - are in fact runaways from a much smaller galaxy in orbit around our own. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and computer simulations to demonstrate that these stellar sprinters originate ... more
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 06, 2017
A Rare Chance to See Galaxy Demise
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Hubble pushed beyond limits to spot clumps of new stars in distant galaxy
Cardiff UK (SPX) Jul 11, 2017
Cosmic 'dust factory' reveals clues to how stars are born
First look at gravitational dance that drives stellar formation
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Swirling motions in clouds of cold, dense gas have given, for the first time, an active insight into how gravity creates the compact cores from which stars form in the interstellar medium. The results will be presented, Thursday 6 July, by Gwen Williams at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Hull. Williams, of Cardiff University, explains: "We've known for some time that du ... more
Warwick UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves launched
Hannover, Germany (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
LISA Gravitational-Wave Observatory Selected as ESA L3 Mission
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
Hints of Extra Dimensions in Gravitational Waves
Neutrons detect elusive Higgs amplitude mode in quantum material
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
A team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has used sophisticated neutron scattering techniques to detect an elusive quantum state known as the Higgs amplitude mode in a two-dimensional material. The Higgs amplitude mode is a condensed matter cousin of the Higgs boson, the storied quantum particle theorized in the 1960s and proven experimentally in 2012. It is o ... more
Stanford CA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Scientists get first direct look at how electrons 'dance' with vibrating atoms
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Shocking case of indigestion in supermassive black hole
St. Louis MO (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Shaking Schroedinger's cat
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South Korea develops self-propelled howitzer
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
South Korea has developed an upgraded a self-propelled 105mm howitzer and is preparing to mass produce it beginning next year. According to the Yonhap news agency, the weapon features an advanced GPS device and automated fire control for enhanced shoot-and-scoot capability. The number of its operating personnel is also reduced from nine soldiers to five. The weapon, an im ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 3, 2017
Scientists design robot to aid visually impaired schoolchildren
Multan, Pakistan (AFP) July 6, 2017
Pizza bytes! Pakistan enchanted by first robot waitresses
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 26, 2017
AI Will Prepare Robots for the Unknown
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
The communications satellite Zhongxing-9A has entered its preset orbit over two weeks after its launch on June 19. Abnormal performance was identified during the third phase of the Long March-3B launch, which failed to deliver the satellite as planned. The satellite conducted 10 orbit adjustments with its onboard thrusters and Wednesday reached its preset orbit at 101.4 degrees east ... more
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Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) July 1, 2017
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