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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Comet Siding Spring whizzes by Mars after a million year journey

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Press in Washington If you missed Siding Spring's first pass, wait a million years and it should be back again 1.5km-wide comet whizzes by Mars A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars at the weekend, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter. The comet, known as Siding Spring, made its closest encounter with Mars ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620744/comet-siding-spring-whizzes-mars-after-million-year-journey
  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

    ... out towards the orbit of Jupiter. Before November's landing, though, Rosetta's operators have a mountain of work to do. The first few weeks will be a get-to-know-you exercise, ...

    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

    ... It is still en route to Mount Sharp, a shallow mountain it will attempt to ascend. Progress has been much slower than anticipated. This is partly because the mission's geologists keep wanting ...

    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

    ... northern hemisphere. Among the snapshots taken in 2007, 2009 and last year was one with the strange white feature, about 10km off the mountainous southern shore. About 20km long and 10km wide, ...

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

    ... An object of this size, roughly equivalent to a small mountain, would have global consequences if it struck Earth. An asteroid about 10 kilometres in diameter hit Earth some 65 million years ago, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1494960/risk-city-killing-asteroid-striking-earth-higher-thought-experts-warn
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Nasa's Opportunity chalks up10 years roving Mars surface

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 04:53am by AP

    ... across bumpy terrain towards a mountain. Opportunity snatched some of the attention back earlier this month when it discovered a rock shaped like a jelly doughnut that suddenly appeared in its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1413312/nasas-opportunity-chalks-up10-years-roving-mars-surface
  7. News - World - SPACE

    Astronauts bring Olympic torch from International Space Station back to earth

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 04:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... many government officials, celebrities and Olympic champions participate, will also take the torch to the world’s deepest freshwater lake Baikal and Europe’s highest mountain peak Elbrus. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1353436/astronauts-bring-olympic-torch-international-space-station-back-earth
  8. News - World - SPACE

    Kepler's hunt for earth-like planets is over, but its data lives on

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... observations, including earth-bound telescopes. But hundreds or thousands more are in the pipeline, said William Borucki of Nasa's Ames Research Laboratory in Mountain View, California, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1297245/keplers-hunt-earth-planets-over-its-data-lives
  9. News - World - SPACE

    World's largest ground-based space array to open in Chile

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... fairly easy logistical access.   Here at Llano Chajnantor, on a plain on a mountain near Chile's border with Bolivia, and near the tourist town of San Pedro de Atacama, they got what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1189952/worlds-largest-ground-based-space-array-open-chile
  10. News - World - SPACE

    Postcards from Mars show rover’s key science targets

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 04:19pm

    ... plan to focus their search for the chemical ingredients of life on the Red Planet. The stunning images reveal distinct tiers near the base of the 5-kilometre-high mountain that rises from ... nuclear-powered rover, about the size of a small car, physically reaches the layers of interest at the foot of the mountain, 10 kilometres away from the landing site. From earlier orbital imagery, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1024512/postcards-mars-show-rover%E2%80%99s-key-science-targets

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