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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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology

    Return of the zombie probe

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 04:53pm by Jamie Carter

    ... Corporation and launched in 1978 as part of a Nasa mission to study the sun's magnetosphere and the solar winds that constantly hit earth to produce the aurora borealis and aurora australis, ... and redirected to observe two comets, including the famous Halley's Comet in 1986. In 1997, Nasa sent it a signal to shut down and left it to continue its orbit of the sun. However, ISEE-3's ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Asia - SPACE

    You did it, MOM: India jubilant as probe enters Mars orbit

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:24pm by AP

    ... India has already conducted dozens of successful satellite launches, including sending up an orbiter in 2008, which discovered key evidence of water on the moon. US space agency Nasa, which has ... being collected by Nasa's newest Maven mission, allowing the two data sets to be compared for better understanding. India was particularly proud that MOM was developed with homegrown ...

  9. 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 ...




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