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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Australian astronomers find most ancient star ever seen

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 09:10pm by AFP

    ... found a star 13.6 billion years old, making it the most ancient ever seen. The star was formed a couple of hundred million years after the big bang that brought the universe into being, ... the Milky Way, at a distance of about 6,000 light years from earth. The star catalogues list it by the number SMSS J031300.36-670839.3. "The telltale sign that the star is so ancient ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1425308/australian-astronomers-find-most-ancient-star-ever-seen
  2. News - World - SPACE

    Scientists say ancient lake on Mars could have been hospitable for life

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 09:36pm by NYT

    ... The New York Times Scientists say that the idea of the planet sustaining living things is plausible Ancient Mars lake 'hospitable for life' About 3.5 billion years ago, just ... is not known, and Curiosity was not designed to answer that question. But the data coming back from the planet indicates that the planet sustaining life, at least in the ancient past, is at least ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1377602/scientists-say-ancient-lake-mars-could-have-been-hospitable-life
  3. News - World - SPACE

    Lunar craters may hold ancient remnants of earth

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Lunar craters may hold ancient remnants of earth Follow @SCMP_News Minerals found in craters on the moon may be remnants of asteroids that slammed into it and not, as long believed, the moon's innards exposed by such impacts, a study has found. The findings, published in the journal Nature Geoscience on Sunday, cast doubt on the little we knew ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1247518/lunar-craters-may-hold-ancient-remnants-earth
  4. News - World - SPACE

    Astronomers capture huge meteorite smashing into moon

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 09:48pm by GDN

    ... impact ever recorded. The rock, around a metre in diameter, ploughed into an ancient lava-filled basin called the Mare Nubium five months ago. The impact produced a flash almost as intense ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1435206/astronomers-capture-huge-meteorite-smashing-moon
  5. News - China - SPACE

    Why historic lunar mission is a daunting test for China's scientists

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 10:34am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... on public display. The rover was later named ‘Yutu’, or jade rabbit, following an online poll in which more than three million people voted. The name derives from an ancient Chinese myth about ... that the ancient beliefs had their origins in the marks left by impacts on the lunar landscape. “There are several black spots on the moon’s surface. Our ancient people imagined they were a moon palace, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1369471/why-historic-lunar-mission-daunting-test-chinas-scientists
  6. News - World - SPACE

    Wake-up call for comet-chasing space probe Rosetta after long hibernation

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:28pm by AP

    ... of stone that allowed archaeologists to decipher ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Scientists hope the probe's findings will help them understand the composition of comets and thereby discover ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1409939/wake-call-comet-chasing-space-probe-rosetta-after-long-hibernation
  7. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa's Hubble Telescope shows images of 13 billion-year-old galaxies

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 09:53pm by AP

    ... galaxies sparkling out there. These first pictures showed nearly 3,000 galaxies. Astronomers are still trying to figure out which of those galaxies are ancient and which are more recent. Because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1400857/nasas-hubble-telescope-shows-images-13-billion-year-old-galaxies
  8. News - China Insider - SPACE

    Chinese lunar rover named 'Jade Rabbit', to land on moon next month

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 02:53pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler and agencies patrick.boehler@scmp.com China’s first moon rover “Jade Rabbit,” named after a mythological animal living on the moon in an ancient Chinese tale, ... from Earth, the longest voyage of any Chinese spacecraft, Xinhua quoted an official as saying. The name comes from an ancient Chinese myth about a white rabbit which lives on the moon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1366148/chinese-lunar-rover-named-jade-rabbit-land-moon-next-month
  9. News - World - SPACE

    Water on earth, moon came from same place

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... of volcanic glass that were trapped in crystals inside the rocks. The crystals protected the droplets from the violence of eruption, preserving in them a snapshot of the moon's ancient interior. Evidence for water inside the glass droplets emerged in previous studies, but the latest US research goes further, showing that the lunar water is chemically identical to that on ancient earth. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1234783/water-earth-moon-came-same-place
  10. News - World - SPACE

    Curiosity's stream discovery raises hopes of finding life on Mars

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi and Agence France-Presse Discovery by Curiosity rover of evidence of ancient strean bed on planet is step towards finding if micro-organisms could have survived Stream-bed gravel lifts prospects of life on Mars Nasa's Mars rover, Curiosity, has discovered gravel carried by an ancient stream that once "ran vigorously" on the red planet. The news bodes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1049837/curiositys-stream-discovery-raises-hopes-finding-life-mars

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