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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Scientists say ancient lake on Mars could have been hospitable for life

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 09:36pm by NYT

    ... Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity landed last year and has been exploring since. The water body lasted for hundreds or thousands of years, and possibly much longer. Whether any life appeared on Mars ... as by sulphuric acid. Nasa chose the 160 kilometre-wide Gale Crater as Curiosity's landing site because readings from orbit identified the presence of clay minerals, which form in waters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1377602/scientists-say-ancient-lake-mars-could-have-been-hospitable-life
  2. News - World - SPACE

    Mars soil gives Nasa scientists some major surprises

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Los Angeles In addition to expected materials, the planet's sands hold chemicals known as perchlorates Mars soil gives scientists some major surprises Analysis of Martian soil by Nasa's Mars Curiosity rover has exposed a surprising amount of water, as well as a chemical that would make a search for life more complicated, according to scientists. A scoop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1319329/mars-soil-gives-nasa-scientists-some-major-surprises
  3. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa’s asteroid hunter goes back on duty

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral, Florida Explosion in skies of Russia this year gives sense of urgency to the search for near-earth objects Asteroid hunter goes back on duty Nasa will reactivate ... Astronauts would then visit the relocated asteroid during a test flight of Nasa's deep-space Orion capsule, scheduled for launch around 2021. Orion and a heavy-lift rocket called the Space ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1298680/nasa-reactivate-orbiting-telescope-search-dangerous-asteroids
  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 ... proposal to start planning some kind of mission to Europa. No details have been decided, but Nasa chief financial officer Elizabeth Robinson said that it would be launched in the mid-2020s. ...

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

    Nasa turns to private companies to exploit the moon's resources

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Nasa turns to private companies to exploit the moon Nasa- building on successful partnerships with private companies to resupply the International Space ... advantage of Nasa's extensive know-how, its engineers and access to its installations to help design and build lunar robots. But unlike Nasa's contracts with SpaceX and Orbital Sciences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424594/nasa-turns-private-companies-exploit-moons-resources
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Nasa's Opportunity chalks up10 years roving Mars surface

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

    ... rovers was underlined yesterday by news China's Jade Rabbit is in trouble after just two months. Nasa has scrutinised our planetary neighbour for decades, starting with quick flybys ... phoning home in 2010 after getting stuck in sand. Meanwhile, Opportunity has logged 39 kilometres crater-hopping. The solar-powered Nasa rover is now in a sunny spot on the rim of Endeavour ...

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

    Nasa scientists baffled after white rock mysteriously appears on Mars' surface

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:09pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral, Florida Mystery of white rock on Red Planet Scientists are stumped as to how a rock mysteriously appeared in images taken two weeks apart by Nasa's Mars ... a meteorite landed nearby. Either way, the rock, dubbed "Pinnacle Island" is providing an unexpected science bonus for Nasa scientists. "Much of the rock is bright-toned, nearly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1411295/nasa-scientists-baffled-after-white-rock-mysteriously-appears-mars
  8. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa's Hubble Telescope shows images of 13 billion-year-old galaxies

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 09:53pm by AP

    ... complex physics tricks, Nasa's ageing telescope is just starting to see the universe at its infancy in living colour and detail. Images released by the US space agency on Tuesday show ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1400857/nasas-hubble-telescope-shows-images-13-billion-year-old-galaxies
  9. News - World - SPACE

    Smartphones answer Nasa's higher calling

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... answer nasa' s higher calling The US space agency for Nasa is known for going big: big missions, big rockets, big budgets. But nestled in California's Silicon Valley is one Nasa unit headed in the opposite direction. Its latest mission is tiny but has led to big expectations for the Small Satellite Technology Programme. In April, this Nasa team launched three little ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1260157/smartphones-answer-nasas-higher-calling
  10. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa astronomers report 'monster' gamma ray burst from death of star

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 09:14pm by AP

    ... of was the "Big Bang" that created the universe. "This burst was a once-in-a-century cosmic event," Nasa astrophysics chief Paul Hertz said. But because this blast was 3.7 billion ... of that happening are close to zero, astronomers say- there would not be anything anybody could do about it. Telescopes in orbit operated by the US space agency Nasa have been seeing bursts for more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1363034/nasa-astronomers-report-monster-gamma-ray-burst-death-star

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