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  1. Nasa gives clear picture of smog from Guangdong

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... moved south and blanketed much of the area. These events were captured on film by a satellite operated by Nasa and the data was analysed by atmospheric scientist Alexis Lau Kai-hon, who heads ... in 2000, Nasa's Earth Observation System has been taking a picture of the region every day. The images from space track the intensity of fine dust particles in the air and offer dramatic ...

  2. Living a dream that became reality in the stars

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... space shuttle mission STS-114 succeed, Commander Collins and her six crew will have mended confidence in Nasa and its plan to shoot for Mars, back to the moon and maybe even beyond. Should ... shuttles from Nasa's original fleet of five, is scheduled to blast off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Wednesday. At the controls will be Commander Collins, 48, who as a teenage pizza ...

  3. Time and space

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... reasoning was that 'we've been there before... there is a lot more space to explore.' Nasa, he argues, should focus on even more adventurous missions, such as landing on asteroids ... as that of 'a dog barking louder as he backs away from a fight.' Nasa currently takes up less than 1 per cent of the federal budget; during the 1960s and the cold war, it was up to 5 per cent. Less ...


    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... Nasa's quest to unlock the red planet's secrets may succeed where many have failed. David Watkins meets the driven scientists behind it AN ANOMALY IN the night sky, a reddish dot ... understand ourselves. If the three craft hurtling towards it- Europe's Mars Express and two rovers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa)- touch down successfully, ...

  5. Fears over solar flares fizzle out as geomagnetic storm fails to materialise

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... agency Nasa said the impact on earth was weak and produced 'nothing but some beautiful auroras' around the polar regions. No abnormal disruption was observed in Hong Kong. ...

  6. Dust attack

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... the most spectacular dust storms in the solar system. The most recent ones started in June 2007, and they covered the entire planet within a month. At one point, Nasa thought its two Martian rovers ...

  7. Stargazers prepare for shower of shooting stars as Leonid meteors make another visit

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip For those who missed the spectacular shower of shooting stars in 2001, another chance is coming up: the Leonid meteors are returning this month in their strongest form since eight years ago. Nasa scientists predict as many as 500 meteors will streak across the sky in the hour before dawn on Wednesday next week. The best time will be about 5.40am, just before sunrise. ...

  8. Japan's space programme faces toughest test

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of rapid economic and technological development, the North American Space Agency (Nasa), wanted Japan's participation in its shuttle programme. Japanese scientists politely declined, believing they did not have sufficient expertise. But by the mid-1980s, when Nasa was developing plans for the International Space Station, Japan was more than willing to contribute. Its economy, under ...

  9. Chatter matters

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... 140-character SMS message limit. Users have nurtured an awareness of issues such as the Myanmar situation, poaching in Africa, free speech and science. Someone at US space agency NASA even leaked ...

  10. Earth's the limit

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... as they absorb more greenhouse gases, which kill corals and other sea life. Overfishing for human consumption exacerbates the threat to marine ecosystems. To change tracks, Dr James Hansen of the Nasa ...




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