Space

The Meaning of Methane on Mars

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December 17, 2014 - Move over Earth. You are probably no longer the sole source of life in the Universe, or even in the Solar System.

If Early Earth Didn't Get its Water from Comets Then Where?

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December 11, 2014 - The analysis of data from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko indicates that water, at least from this comet, is not like water here on Earth.

Curiosity Improves Our Picture of Mars' Wet Past

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December 9, 2014 - NASA in its latest Curiosity report is painting a picture of the Mount Sharp setting a few billion years ago.

NASA Tests Orion Spacecraft

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December 5, 2014 - Orion flew into space for the first time today, albeit with the no humans on board. It circled the Earth twice reaching 5,800 kilometers (3,604 miles) above the planet before descending back into the atmosphere at a speed of 32,200 kilometers (20,000 miles) per hour.

Is There an Asteroid Hit in our Near Future?

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December 4, 2014 - "The more we learn about asteroid impacts, the clearer it becomes that the human race has been living on borrowed time," states Brian May, a British songwriter, lead guitarist for the rock group Queen, and an astrophysicist, a graduate of the University of London's Imperial College.

DNA Space Test - It's Alive!

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November 28, 2014 - In this month's issue of Scientific American, an article, entitled "DNA Can Survive Reentry from Space," reports a study done by Swiss and German scientists who sent a rocket on a suborbital flight into

Kickstarter to Fund Lunar Mission within a Decade

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November 26, 2014 - The Kickstarter funded project is called Lunar Mission One.

Philae "Mignon" - the Rosetta Lander Finds Organic Molecules on the Comet

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November 20, 2014 - In the 60 hours before the batteries drained the Philae lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko looked around and using the Cometary Sampling and Composition Experiment (COSAC) on board the lander

Finding Cheaper Ways to Get to Space

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November 16, 2014 - A few years ago Paul Allen, of Microsoft and X-Prize fame, proposed buying two Boeing 747s, removing an outside wing on one and an inside wing on the other and joining them together using a central spar which would be strong enough to hold a suspended chemical rocket beneath. This would replace having to launch payloads into low-Earth orbit from Earth's surface.

Are There Rules for People Going into Space?

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November 14, 2014 - Who regulates humans going into space? For government programs such as those run by NASA, Russia's Roscosmos, and China's CNSA, there are rules and a protocol that space travelers must go through to be eligible to get to low-Earth orbit? But a commercial carrier is subject to what rules when it comes to passengers?

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