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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... minister to have more success than Annan.   Nasa probe departs asteroid for dwarf planet The Nasa probe Dawn is due to leave the giant asteroid Vesta to begin a 2-1/2-year voyage to the dwarf ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT YOU LIKED

    What you liked, April 12, 2014

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:47am by STAFF

    ... A photograph sent from Mars by one of Nasa's two rovers last week reveals what conspiracy theorists described as a "beam of light" shining from the planet's surface. Nasa says ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Scientific freedom must be upheld

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... sense, maybe not. American researchers have worked themselves into a lather- to the point of boycotting a Nasa conference in California next month they would not normally dream of missing- over a politically inspired ban on Chinese scientists, including those working at US institutions, attending the conference. The Nasa ban on individual scientists, under the misguided application of a law- ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 03:46am

    ...   Are there inhabitable earths out there? I'm feeling a little tingly Geoffrey Marcy, University of California, Berkeley, on new Nasa Kepler data showing 40 billion possible earth-like planets in the galaxy ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am

    ... that the planet is out of balance Nasa climate scientist James Hansen ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 05:05am by STAFF

    ... astronauts to space station Russia and the US are sending three astronauts to the International Space Station despite tensions over Ukraine. Cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov, Oleg Artemyev and Nasa ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Extreme heat and cold muddy scientists' climate change message

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 11:53pm by SCMP Editorial

    ... weather and climate. The North American space agency Nasa defines weather as "conditions of the atmosphere... over a short period of time". That was what the deadly cold that killed ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Send world's squabbling leaders into space for out-of-the-box solutions

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 11:50pm by Hari Kumar

    ... a shortage of funding, Nasa has earmarked a few more millions to support the station for another four years. But reaching out to others and helping them seem to happen only when problems arise ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's lunar probe a missed opportunity to embrace innovation

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 04:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Innovation still in short supply The unveiling of China's most ambitious lunar probe should have been a celebratory moment. However, it has not been accompanied by the usual brouhaha because it just looks too much like the US Nasa's Opportunity, the rover that has roamed Mars for nearly a decade. The lack of innovation with the rover has been linked ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    First music video recorded in space? Brought to you by our favourite tweeting astronaut

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:26pm by Christy Choi

    ... in space, was released by the astronaut on Sunday, days before the Soyuz space capsule carrying Colonel Chris Hadfield and his two companions, Nasa astronaut Tom Marshburn and Russian cosmonaut ... products, food and medicine", said Nasa, the US space agency. Their departure marks the end of the 35th expedition to the space station, which for Hadfield, had another mission besides science ...




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