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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Scientists and researchers working hard to stop asteroids hitting earth

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:29am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com Scientists hard at work to prevent the next big bang Can asteroid collisions with the earth be prevented? After last February's events in Russia- which saw ... of such destruction have been identified, although only about 155 are seen as life-threateningly big- that is, about 10 kilometres wide. While current technology can't consistently detect small ...

  2. News - World - SPACE

    Hunt for alien life homes in on Earth 2.0, a planet of similar size to our own

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:58pm by AFP

    ... The Hunt for alien life homes in on earth 2.0 The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward- an international team of researchers has discovered the first earth-sized planet ... not too close and not too far, so it could have liquid water, considered a crucial component to possibly hosting life. "The discovery of Kepler-186f is a significant step toward finding ...

  3. News - World - SPACE

    Kepler telescope spies rocky 'Mega-Earth'

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:23am by WASHPOST

    ... with clearly defined surfaces, rather than become gaseous and bloated. That means there's more real estate out there for life as we know it on earth. Kepler-10c is also very old, having formed ... light-years away in the constellation Draco, isn't likely to harbour life. It is too close to the parent star and the surface is thoroughly roasted. Gravity at the surface is about twice ...

  4. News - World - SPACE

    Really want to go for a spin? Try planet Beta Pictoris b

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 01:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Distant planet would give you spin of your life Are you the type of person who gets dizzy just watching a merry-go-round go round and round? If so, don't plan a visit to the planet known as Beta Pictoris b. The thing spins like mad. Scientists say that for the first time, they have measured the spin of a planet outside our solar system- a large gas ...

  5. News - China - SPACE

    ‘It came back to life’: China’s Jade Rabbit snaps out of silence but mechanical kinks remain

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 09:51am by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Lunar rover 'awake', but problems persist The Jade Rabbit lunar rover has bounced back to life but is suffering the same problems as before, state ... could be saved. “Jade Rabbit went to sleep in an abnormal state. We were worried it wouldn’t be able to endure the lunar night’s extremely low temperatures, but it’s come back to life! As long ...

  6. News - World - SPACE

    Risk of ‘city-killing’ asteroid striking Earth higher than thought, experts warn

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 10:20am by Reuters at Cape Canaveral, Florida

    ... triggering climate changes that are believed to have caused the dinosaurs – and most other life on Earth at the time – to die off. “Chelyabinsk taught us that asteroids of even 20-metre size can have ...

  7. 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 as life is thought to have first arisen on earth, Mars also had a large freshwater lake that might well have been hospitable to life, scientists report. The lake lay in the same crater where ...

  8. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa planning mission to Jupiter’s watery moon, Europe

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 09:00pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Scientists say goals of project could include searching for life in water under surface Nasa plans mission to Jupiter's icy moon Nasa is plotting a daring robotic mission to Jupiter's watery moon Europa, a place where astronomers speculate there might be some form of life. The space agency set aside US$15 million in its 2015 budget ...

  9. News - Asia - SPACE

    First Japanese commander of International Space Station appointed

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:36pm

    ... to see if it can develop conversational skills. Last month, the US space agency Nasa said the life of the US$100 billion ISS would be extended by four years, or until at least 2024, allowing ...

  10. News - World - SPACE

    United States launches next-generation GPS satellite into orbit

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 12:59pm by Reuters in Cape Canaveral

    ... will replace a 16-year-old member of the GPS constellation, one that already has lasted more than twice as long as expected. “They’re well past their design life – the oldest one is 23 years.” William Cooley “They’re well past their design life – the oldest one is 23 years – so we’ve really gotten remarkable performance out of them,” William Cooley, head of the GPS directorate at the Air ...




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