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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 rover finds large iron meteorite on Mars

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

    ... The Guardian Nasa rover finds another visitor from space on Mars Nasa's Curiosity rover has found a two-metre-long iron meteorite on the surface of Mars. Scientists named the first ... to the statement from US space agency Nasa that accompanied an image of the Lebanon meteorite, the cavities visible on its surface may once have been filled with the mineral olivine. If so, that could ...

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

    Nasa launches ‘flying saucer’ to test new technology for landing on Mars

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 10:39am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Los Angeles Possible future Mars lander lifted nearly into space by balloon and its own rocket engine Nasa flying saucer passes test despite bumpy landing A saucer-shaped Nasa vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings has made a successful rocket ride over the Pacific, but its massive descent parachute only partially unfurled. The Low Density ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1542873/nasa-launches-flying-saucer-test-new-technology-landing-mars
  6. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa duo plans faster-than-light starship called Enterprise- of course

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:29pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Nasa duo's Enterprise 'will break speed of light' Harold White, an engineer and physicist at US space agency Nasa, announced a few years ago that he ... for the Nasa Engineering Directorate", has calculated a plausible way to accomplish this using far less energy than required by the original theory proposed in 1994 by physicist Miguel Alcubierre. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1536321/nasa-duo-plans-faster-light-starship-called-enterprise-course
  7. News - World - SPACE

    Rising sea levels threaten to swamp Nasa space centres, say scientists

    Posted May 21st 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Rising sea levels threaten to swamp space centres Rising sea levels are threatening most of Nasa's launch pads and multibillion-dollar complexes ... and logistics when launching rockets and testing spacecraft. Many Nasa centres had already faced costly damage from encroaching water, coastal erosion and potent hurricanes, said a report issued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1517348/rising-sea-levels-threaten-swamp-nasa-space-centres-say-scientists
  8. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa plays down threat to space station after Russian threat to end co-operation

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:26pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Operations continue as normal, US agency says after Russia signals end of ISS co-operation and GPS ban in retaliation for Ukraine sanctions Nasa calm on threat to space station Nasa is playing down a Russian statement about an early end to co-operation on the International Space Station because of US sanctions on Moscow. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512174/nasa-plays-down-threat-space-station-after-russian-threat-end-cooperation
  9. 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
  10. 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

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