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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 - 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - China - SPACE

    China’s Jade Rabbit moon rover goes into hibernation again to survive lunar freeze

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 06:06pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... showed signs of life and “woke up” on February 13 before continuing to explore and sending data back to Earth showing many instruments were functioning properly, Xinhua said. ...

  8. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa rover's failure to find methane means life on Mars is less likely

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times Nasa's Curiosity rover fails to find methane on red planet, making the chances slim that life - in the form of microbial activity - exists there Life on Mars now ... that life could be thriving on Mars today. Curiosity has been trundling across the red planet for a little over a year looking for methane, a gas considered a possible calling card of microbes. So ...

  9. News - World - SPACE

    Australian astronomers find most ancient star ever seen

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

    ... by supernovae, huge stars that explode at the end of their life. This endless recycling process has yielded a tool for astrophysicists. One way of determining stellar age is iron, whose content in a star ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    International Space Station makes discoveries impossible anywhere else

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 02:07am by AFP

    ... health and technology, experts say. Last month, Nasa said the life of the US$100 billion ISS would be extended by four years, or until at least 2024, allowing for more global research ... that offers enormous scientific and societal benefits". "The Obama administration's decision to extend its life until at least 2024 will allow us to maximise its potential, deliver ...




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