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March 13, 2013
NASA Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited for Ancient Life on Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 13, 2013
An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes. Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon - some of the key chemical ingredients for life - in the powder Curiosity drilled out of a sedimentary rock near an ancient stream bed in Gale Crater on the Red Planet last month. "A fundamental question for this mission is whether Mars could have supported a habitable environment," said Mic ... read more
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Grasshopper Successfully Completes 80M Hover Slam
On Thursday, March 7, 2013, SpaceX's Grasshopper doubled its highest leap to date to rise 24 stories or 80.1 meters (262.8 feet), hovering for approximately 34 seconds and landing safely using close ... more

Musk: 'I'd like to die on Mars'
SpaceX founder Elon Musk told the crowd at the South by Southwest festival in Texas Saturday said he'd like to fly to Mars before he dies. ... more

Maryland explores adaptations strategies for survival on Mars
Research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine has revealed key features in proteins needed for life to function on Mars and other extreme environments. The researchers, funded by NASA, ... more
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Curiosity Rover's Recovery Moving Forward
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity continues to move forward with assessment and recovery from a memory glitch that affected the rover's A-side computer. Curiosity has two computers that are redundant of o ... more


Shenzhou 10 - Next Stop: Jiuquan
In the past couple of weeks, Chinese news agencies and newspapers have carried a number of stories about the upcoming mission. The sources are official with the main one being the China Manned Space ... more
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Milestone for European navigation system
Galileo, Europe's rival to the US Global Positioning System (GPS), passed a milestone Tuesday when it pinpointed its first-ever ground location, the European Space Agency said. ... more

Japan, US hold space cooperation talks
Japan and the United States held talks Monday on wide-ranging cooperation in space, including the satellite monitoring of ships, a joint statement said. ... more
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NATO moves to bolster collective defense

U.K. Defense Secretary announces more support for Ukraine

Russia denies US claim that four Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran

Pentagon chief warns of Russian casualties in Syria

Suspected Saudi-led air strike kills 28 at Yemen wedding

USAF expands OIR mission in Turkey

U.S. Air Force expands drone training at Holloman


Long Awaited, Comet PanSTARRS Now Glows in the Twilight
Look west around the middle of twilight on a clear evening this week, and with a little luck - and maybe binoculars - you might spot a one-time-only visitor newly arrived from very deep space. ... more

Russia mulls beacons and the bomb to thwart asteroids
Russian officials on Tuesday proposed ideas ranging from planting beacon transmitters on asteroids to megaton-sized nuclear strikes to avert the threat from meteor collisions with the Earth. ... more

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Most organisms would die in the volcanic sulfur pools of Yellowstone and Mount Etna. Robust simple algae call it home, and their secrets to survival could advance human medicine and bioremediation. ... more
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Teledyne Selected for NASA Engineering Contract
Teledyne Technologies has been selected as one of three contractors for NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center's (MSFC) Engineering Solutions and Prototyping (ESP) contract. The ESP contract is an ... more

NASA's SDO Observes Earth, Lunar Transits in Same Day
On March 2, 2013, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) entered its semiannual eclipse season, a period of three weeks when Earth blocks its view of the sun for a period of time each day. On ... more
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Ancient rocks record first evidence for photosynthesis that made oxygen

New human ancestor's feet resemble our own, Dartmouth scientist finds

Observed latitudinal variations in erosion as a function of glacier dynamics

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Ecuador volcano spews giant ash column

Guatemala volcano roars back to life

Indonesia accepts international help to combat fires


Space station to get special telescope
NASA says it's giving $4.4 million to five U.S. universities to help the agency build a telescope for deployment on the International Space Station in 2017. ... more

Southampton scientist investigates Russian meteor
Dr Hugh Lewis, Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering, has analysed the recent extraordinary Russian meteor event using the "NEOImpactor" tool, which was developed by researchers from the University and ... more

NASA Pinpoints Causes of 2011 Arctic Ozone Hole
A combination of extreme cold temperatures, man-made chemicals and a stagnant atmosphere were behind what became known as the Arctic ozone hole of 2011, a new NASA study finds. Even when both poles ... more
Lunar impacts created seas of molten rock

China to use modified rocket for moon landing mission

Water On The Moon: It's Been There All Along

Maryland explores adaptations strategies for survival on Mars

NASA rover finds conditions once suited to life on Mars

Curiosity Rover's Recovery Moving Forward

Wyle To Provide NASA Ongoing Support For Human Space Flight

Japan, US hold space cooperation talks

Teledyne Selected for NASA Engineering Contract

Shenzhou 10 - Next Stop: Jiuquan

China's fourth space launch center to be in use in two years

China to launch new manned spacecraft


J-2X Engine 'Goes the Distance' at Stennis
J-2X rocket engine testing continues at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi with the second in a series of tests conducted on Feb. 27. The 550-second, full-duration test provided critic ... more

Lunar impacts created seas of molten rock
Early in the Moon's history an ocean of molten rock covered its entire surface. As that lunar magma ocean cooled over millions of years, it differentiated to form the Moon's crust and mantle. But ac ... more

The mercury rises for BepiColombo
The engineering model of the BepiColombo Mercury Transfer Module has completed a 12-day Sun-simulation test inside the Large Space Simulator at ESA's test centre in the Netherlands, where it receive ... more

Ariane 5 vehicle for next ATV resupply mission in Kourou
The Spaceport's Final Assembly Building has welcomed its second Ariane 5 of 2013 as preparations in French Guiana advance for Arianespace's fourth heavy-lift launch of an Automated Transfer Vehicle ... more
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