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  1. News - World - ASTRONOMY

    Real-life 'Tatooine' planet orbiting two suns is discovered

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 09:14am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... website was created in 2010 to encourage amateur astronomers to identify planets outside our solar system, using data from the US space agency Nasa’s Kepler space telescope. Kepler, launched in March 2009, is Nasa’s first mission in search of earth-like planets orbiting stars similar to our sun. The discovery of PH1 was made available online on Monday at the site arxiv.org and has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1062255/real-life-tatooine-planet-orbiting-two-suns-discovered
  2. 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
  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 - 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
  5. 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
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Nasa reverses ban on Chinese scientists at exoplanets conference

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 11:03am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Prominent US astronomers had threatened to boycott space conference after ban imposed on Chinese astronomers Nasa in U-turn over China scientists Nasa has ... because of a bill restricting US space co-operation with China. A Nasa committee has now written to the six to change course, Xinhua reported. "We have since been able to clarify the intent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1336440/nasa-reverses-decision-ban-chinese-scientists
  7. News - China - SPACE

    Chinese lunar rover looks too much like Nasa's Opportunity, say scientists

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:17am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Chinese design plays it safe but ends up looking too much like Nasa's Mars vehicle Copy-cat lunar rover fails to impress The launch of China's ... to Nasa's Opportunity, which has roamed Mars for nearly a decade. Both feature a flat back with solar panels, a long neck fronted by cameras and a robotic arm set at the front chest. Only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1339152/chinese-lunar-rover-looks-too-much-nasas-opportunity-say-scientists
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Nasa vows to review ban on Chinese astronomers

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 03:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Nasa administrator Charles Bolden describes situation as 'unfortunate' The US space agency on Thursday vowed to reconsider the applications of Chinese scientists who were denied access to a Nasa conference on security grounds, sparking a boycott by leading American astronomers. Nasa administrator Charles Bolden said the situation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1329374/nasa-vows-review-ban-chinese-astronomers
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Nasa's banning of Chinese scientists from conference angers US colleagues

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Scientists in US and elsewhere outraged agency has closed planetary conference to researchers from China on national security grounds Boycott over Nasa ban on Chinese Nasa ... of national security. Nasa officials rejected applications from Chinese nationals who hoped to attend the meeting at the agency's Ames research centre in California next month citing a spending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1325812/nasas-banning-chinese-scientists-conference-angers-us-colleagues
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Beijing condemns Nasa ban on Chinese as 'discrimination'

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 11:01am by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... Nasa's China ban is 'discrimination' Beijing has criticised the US space agency Nasa for what it termed "discriminative action" over a decision to bar Chinese representatives ... on which the restriction was based to criticise Nasa. In Beijing, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she was aware of reports on Nasa's decision. "At the same time I have also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1327779/nasa-ban-chinese-scientists-conference-inaccurate-says-us-lawmaker

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