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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa probe Messenger sends images of Mercury's polar ice

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:46am by The Los Angeles Times

    ... in the inner solar system, the scientists said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1618856/nasa-probe-messenger-sends-images-mercurys-polar-ice
  2. News - World - SPACE

    Space probe Rosetta catches comet after 10-year chase through solar system

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:51pm by AFP

    ... six-billion-kilometre chase through the solar system, the European Space Agency (ESA) said. “We’re at the comet,” Rosetta’s flight operations manager, Sylvain Lodiot, declared in a webcast from mission control in Darmstadt, Germany. It is the first time that a spacecraft has ever gone into orbit around a comet, a wanderer of the Solar System whose primeval dust and ice could hold insights into how the planets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567707/space-probe-rosetta-makes-rendezvous-comet-after-6-billion-km-dash
  3. News - Asia - SPACE

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

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

    ... 1,350kg orbiter, launched in November last year, will now circle the planet for at least six months. Its solar-powered instruments will gather scientific data that may shed light on Martian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1599668/you-did-it-mom-india-jubilant-probe-enters-mars-orbit
  4. News - World - SPACE

    Mystery as Nasa satellite Voyager 1 hits edge of the solar system

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times Voyager's puzzling interstellar progress At the edge of the solar system, there are no signs that proclaim, "You are now entering interstellar space". ... for it to become the first artificial object to leave the solar system and enter the wider reaches of the Milky Way, which they expect it to do. But there has been at least one false alarm. On Thursday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1271227/mystery-nasa-satellite-voyager-1-hits-edge-solar-system
  5. News - World - SPACE

    US astronauts in six hour spacewalk to repair International Space Station

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:54am by AP, AFP

    ... The repair should restore full power capability to the 418km-high outpost. The voltage regulator shorted out in May but could not be replaced until now because of a year-long hiatus in non-emergency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1617312/us-astronauts-six-hour-spacewalk-repair-international-space-station
  6. News - China - SPACE

    China's Jade Rabbit moon rover was crippled by a rock, experts reveal

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 05:30am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... responded to controllers' commands- albeit with delays and difficulty- but it is currently incapable of activating its wheels or solar panels. The breakdown had earlier been tied to the moon's low temperature, which caused a blockage in the power circuitry, preventing the driving mechanism from powering up.  Zhang, with the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556916/lunar-rover-likely-became-crippled-after-hitting-rock-expert-panel-says
  7. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa's Maven spacecraft enters orbit around Mars

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 11:51am by AFP

    ... it interacts with the sun and solar wind. "We are looking at early November as the official start of science," said Maven principal investigator Bruce Jakosky. Much of Maven's year-long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597874/nasas-maven-spacecraft-enters-orbit-around-mars
  8. News - World - SPACE

    Lizard love space test back from brink as Russia contacts lost satellite

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:38pm by GDN

    ... rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, Nasa said.   Since arriving on the red planet in 2004, the solar-powered robot has journeyed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562044/lizard-love-space-test-back-brink-russia-contacts-lost-satellite
  9. News - World - SPACE

    Voyager makes history by travelling into space beyond the sun

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral, US Scientists are able to confirm, thanks to 'a lucky gift from the sun', that Nasa spacecraft has left the solar system and reached interstellar space Voyager goes beyond the final frontier Scientists have debated for more than a year whether Nasa's 36-year-old Voyager 1 spacecraft has left the solar system and become the first human-made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1309213/voyager-makes-history-travelling-space-beyond-sun
  10. News - World - SPACE

    Comet chasing space probe will reach target Wednesday after 6 billion km dash

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:20am by AFP

    ... to happen this week After a decade-long quest spanning six billion kilometres, this week a European space probe will intercept a comet, one of the solar system's enigmatic wanderers. The moment ... passes of Mars and Earth, using their gravitational force as a slingshot to build up speed, and then entering a 31-month hibernation as light from the sun became too weak for its solar panels. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565469/comet-chaser-nears-prey-after-crossing-billions-miles

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