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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

    ... using their gravitational force as a slingshot to build up speed to catch up with its prey. It entered a 31-month hibernation as light from the distant Sun became too weak for its solar panels. ... Understanding its chemical ID and physical composition will give insights into how the planets coalesced after the Sun flared into light, it is hoped. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567707/space-probe-rosetta-makes-rendezvous-comet-after-6-billion-km-dash
  2. News - World - SPACE

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

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

    ... passes of Mars and Earth, using their gravitational force as a slingshot to build up speed, and then entering a 31-month hibernation as light from the sun became too weak for its solar panels. ... ago. Some suggest they could be the key to understanding how the planets coalesced after the sun flared into life. One theory is that comets, by bombarding the fledgling earth, helped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565469/comet-chaser-nears-prey-after-crossing-billions-miles
  3. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa rover finds large iron meteorite on Mars

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:08pm by GDN

    ... usually representing the shattered fragments of doomed worlds from the beginning of our solar system. About 4.6 billion years ago, the sun and planets of our solar system began to form. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555639/nasa-rover-finds-large-iron-meteorite-mars
  4. News - World - SPACE

    ‘Magic island’ in chilly lake on Saturn moon Titan puzzles space watchers

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 08:39pm by GDN

    ... weather brings stronger winds, and stronger winds bring waves. "The sun is shining brighter, and that energy can be powering the winds. All you would need is a light breeze, around half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539046/magic-island-chilly-lake-saturn-moon-titan-puzzles-space-watchers
  5. News - World - SPACE

    Kepler telescope spies rocky 'Mega-Earth'

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

    ... an exact earth twin- a rocky, earth-sized world orbiting a sun-like star in the habitable zone. One bulletin from the American Astronomical Society meeting in Boston offered a reminder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524737/kepler-telescope-spies-rocky-mega-earth
  6. 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

    ... and because many are very nearby. However, because M-dwarfs are cooler, smaller and dimmer than our sun, they interact differently with planets, the researchers have said. Kepler-186f was therefore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1487193/hunt-alien-life-homes-earth-20-planet-similar-size-our-own
  7. News - World - SPACE

    Scientists discover new dwarf planet 2012 VP-113 beyond distant Pluto

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... of the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii. 2012 VP-113 measures about 450 kilometres across and comes to within about 80 astronomical units of the sun, or about 12 billion kilometres. (One astronomical unit is the distance between the earth and the sun.) That's far beyond the Kuiper belt, an icy field of debris that sits beyond Neptune's orbit. While the dwarf planet is incredibly far out, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1458763/scientists-discover-new-dwarf-planet-2012-vp-113-beyond-distant-pluto
  8. News - World - SPACE

    Sun's just too hot to handle for Comet Ison

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 10:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Sun's just too hot to handle for comet Once billed as the comet of the century, Ison apparently proved no match for the sun. Scientists said images showed the comet approaching for a slingshot around the sun on Thursday, but just a trail of dust coming out the other end. It appears to have flown too close to the sun's surface ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1369190/suns-just-too-hot-handle-comet-ison
  9. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa planning mission to Jupiter’s watery moon, Europe

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

    ... planet from the sun. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute astronomer Laurie Leshin said it could be "a daring mission to an extremely compelling object in our solar system". Past Nasa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1441252/nasa-planning-mission-jupiters-watery-moon-europe
  10. News - World - SPACE

    Australian astronomers find most ancient star ever seen

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

    ... of the star we have announced, the amount of iron present is less than one millionth that of the sun and a factor of at least 60 times less than any other known star. This indicates that our star ... The progenitor of the star was material from a low-energy supernova, from a star whose mass was roughly 60 times that of the sun, according to the paper, published in the journal Nature. ...

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

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