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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Eclipse season on Mars, so Curiosity took photos

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:02pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington On Mars, a partial eclipse of the sun isn’t quite as rare as on earth. So Nasa’s Mars Curiosity rover is snapping hundreds of pictures of the spectacle for the folks back home to ooh and aah over. Two moons zip around the red planet and they’re closer and faster than our lumbering moon, so eclipses are more common. Scientists say there’s even somewhat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1041354/eclipse-season-mars-so-curiosity-took-photos
  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    Nasa video debunks Mayan apocalypse prophecy

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 03:59pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The date: December 22, 2012. If you’re watching this, the world didn’t end yesterday, a Nasa video begins. The US space agency goes on to explain why the commotion over ... by the ancient Maya. And if that’s not enough, Nasa scientists answer frequently asked questions for doomsday believers.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1105407/nasa-video-debunks-mayan-apocalypse-prophecy
  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Nasa probe discovers gravel from ancient stream bed on Mars

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:37pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Scientists find more evidence of water on the Red Planet Nasa’s Mars rover has discovered gravel once carried by the waters of an ancient stream that “ran vigorously” ... of the rocks give an idea of the speed and the depth of the stream, Nasa said. “The shapes tell you they were transported, and the sizes tell you they couldn’t be transported by wind. They were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1049329/nasa-probe-discovers-gravel-ancient-stream-bed-mars
  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Spacesuit flaw delays International Space Station repairs

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:04am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Flaw in spacesuit delays space station repairs A new flaw has emerged with a US-made spacesuit, forcing Nasa to delay until tomorrow the next outing ... re-entered the space station airlock following a spacewalk that lasted 51/2 hours, Nasa said. It was not believed to be the same type of issue that caused a dangerous water leak in the helmet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1388461/spacesuit-flaw-delays-international-space-station-repairs
  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Truth about Planet X is pure science fiction

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:31am by AFP

    ... of Pennsylvania astronomer Kevin Luhman, who directed the study using Nasa's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope. The results were published in The Astrophysical Journal. Most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1450126/truth-about-planet-x-pure-science-fiction
  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    China seems 'more open' to space collaboration, experts say

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 10:59pm by AFP

    ... and a Nasa consultant, shared Le Gall's sentiment. He said that China has indicated its willingness to participate in the international space exploration co-ordination group, which currently has 14 members including Nasa. Beijing has invited other countries to join its own project that aims to put a Chinese space station into orbit within 10 years. "Every indication ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1404104/china-seems-more-open-space-collaboration-experts-say
  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Change of wind brings ice to Antarctica, as Arctic melts

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in London

    ... as at the southern pole, because if winds pushed the ice away from the pole it soon hit land. Holland did the research with Ron Kwok at Nasa's jet propulsion laboratory in California, where maps of sea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1080949/change-wind-brings-ice-antarctica-arctic-melts
  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    Asteroid to narrowly miss Earth, scientists say

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 09:49am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Hold on to your hats: an asteroid will zoom within spitting distance of Earth next week, in what Nasa said on Thursday is the closest flyby every ... the US Space Agency said. That’s outside the Earth’s atmosphere, but closer than the orbit of most weather and communications satellites. However, despite the close shave, Nasa said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1145891/asteroid-narrowly-miss-earth-scientists-say
  9. News - China - SCIENCE

    China marks 10 years of manned spaceflight

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 11:57am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Space programme soars ahead while rival Nasa closed due to shutdown China marks 10 years since it first sent a human into space on Tuesday, with its ambitious programme rocketing ahead while rival Nasa is largely closed due to the US government shutdown. Yang Liwei orbited the Earth 14 times during his 21-hour flight aboard the Shenzhou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1331372/china-marks-10-years-manned-spaceflight
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    US scientist Craig Venter aims to make living copies of Martian life

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 09:26pm by NYT

    ... space agency Nasa's Ames Research Centre in Silicon Valley. Six Ames emissaries are on hand to assist in the field test. The prospect of building a device that could land on Mars, or one ... Desert, with its shifting sand dunes and rugged fields of basalt, has long played the role of stand-in at Mars exploration rehearsals. Such was the case when a team from Nasa and the nonprofit J. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1366376/us-scientist-craig-venter-aims-make-living-copies-martian-life

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