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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 - 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
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1028943/talking-points
  4. News - Hong Kong - SPACE ADVENTURE

    Mars is a no-go, says former Nasa researcher Professor Chan Kwing-lam

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 04:46am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Life on Mars a no-go, says former Nasa researcher Ambitious plans for human migration to Mars are unaffordable and even if they do go ahead are likely ... advanced enough to support human life on Mars. "After landing on Mars, that is the point when other technical problems arise," said Chan, a former Nasa researcher who teaches ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1422474/mars-no-go-says-former-nasa-researcher-professor-chan-kwing-lam
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Nasa warns Beyonce that Challenger tragedy should not be trivialised

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 11:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Nashville, Tennessee Nasa joins row over Beyonce's new song Officials of Nasa, the US space agency, say the Challenger disaster "should never ... is risky and should never be trivialised," said Lauren Worley, Nasa's press secretary. "Nasa works every day to honour the legacy of our fallen astronauts as we carry out our mission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1395284/nasa-warns-beyonce-challenger-tragedy-should-not-be-trivialised
  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

    Nasa's Maven probe to study why Mars atmosphere changed over time

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cape Canaveral, US Nasa's newest Mars mission hopes to find out why the Martian atmosphere changed over time Probe to study atmosphere of Mars Nasa hopes its ... the atmosphere to try to understand how the planet morphed from warm and wet to cold and dry. "A maven is a trusted expert," said Nasa's space science chief, John Grunsfeld. Maven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1358629/nasas-maven-probe-study-why-mars-atmosphere-changed-over-time

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