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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Space probe Rosetta catches comet after 10-year chase through solar system

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:51pm by AFP

    ... by astrophysicists to be ancient ice and dust left from the building of the Solar System around 4.6 billion years ago. This cosmic rubble is the oldest, least touched material in our stellar neighbourhood. ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Mars rover Opportunity sets space driving distance record

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:22am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Scientists hope vehicle can now reach ancient part of planet to test soil Mars rover Opportunity sets record The US space agency's Opportunity rover has rewritten a 41-year-old driving record that is out of this world. The decade-old Nasa Mars rover has crossed the 40km mark, surpassing the 39km record held by the Russian moon rover Lunokhod 2. Not too shabby ...

  3. News - World - SPACE

    Comet chasing space probe will reach target Wednesday after 6 billion km dash

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:20am by AFP

    ... comets Comets are bodies of ancient ice and dust that orbit the sun and are believed to be almost pristine material left over from the solar system's formation 4.6 billion years ago. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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