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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa turns to private companies to exploit the moon's resources

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AFP

    ... Station- is now looking to private entrepreneurs to help exploit resources on the moon. In its latest initiative, unveiled in late January, the US space agency is proposing private companies take ... revealed evidence of water and other interesting substances on the moon, said Jason Crusan, director of Nasa's advanced exploration systems. "But to understand the extent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424594/nasa-turns-private-companies-exploit-moons-resources
  2. News - Asia - SPACE

    Japan plans unmanned moon missions to compete with China's Jade Rabbit

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by Julian Ryall

    ... of frozen water and iron on the moon, as well as helium-3, which can be used as a fuel for nuclear fusion. "China was looking for these sorts of resources and others that can be used in nuclear ... of Jade Rabbit Japan has unveiled plans to put a series of unmanned spacecraft on the moon. They will conduct research, recover samples and eventually aim to exploit any resources which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555417/japan-plans-unmanned-moon-missions-compete-chinas-jade-rabbit
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Mars rover Opportunity sets space driving distance record

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:22am by MCT

    ... site. Though it discovered hints of past water soon after landing in Eagle Crater, the water was acidic and unsuitable for life. Only after leaving its landing site and arriving at Endeavour Crater did the rover discover signs of neutral, drinkable water- a key ingredient for life-friendly environments. If Opportunity can do about two more kilometres, it will reach Marathon Valley. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1565032/mars-rover-opportunity-sets-space-driving-distance-record
  4. News - World - SPACE

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

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

    ... kick-start life by bringing water and organic molecules. Until now, though, explorations of comets have been rare and mainly entailed fly-bys by probes on unrelated missions snatching pictures from ...

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

    Rising sea levels threaten to swamp Nasa space centres, say scientists

    Posted May 21st 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... walls where possible and moving some buildings further inland. Five of seven major Nasacentres are located along the coast. Experts say that proximity to water is necessary for safety and logistics when launching rockets and testing spacecraft. Many Nasa centres had already faced costly damage from encroaching water, coastal erosion and potent hurricanes, said a report issued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1517348/rising-sea-levels-threaten-swamp-nasa-space-centres-say-scientists
  6. News - World - SPACE

    Space-exploring nations discuss sharing resources in future

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 11:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Space-exploring nations discuss pooling resources Seeking to boldly go where few politicians have gone before, more than 30 space-faring nations gathered to map out ways to pool mankind's efforts to explore the stars. The US State Department hosted the talks on Thursday, bringing together high-level envoys both from American allies and from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1402443/space-exploring-nations-discuss-sharing-resources-future
  7. News - World - SPACE

    Kepler telescope spies rocky 'Mega-Earth'

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:23am by WASHPOST

    ... the "habitable zone"- not so close to the star that the planet gets baked and not so far away that surface water would likely be frozen. All three of those parent stars studied by Cohen and his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524737/kepler-telescope-spies-rocky-mega-earth
  8. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa plays down threat to space station after Russian threat to end co-operation

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:26pm by Reuters

    ... "strategic changes" in its space industry after 2020 and aimed to use money and "intellectual resources" that now went to the space station for "a project with more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512174/nasa-plays-down-threat-space-station-after-russian-threat-end-cooperation
  9. News - World - SPACE

    Water jets shooting off ice-covered moon of Jupiter

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 09:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Water vapour shoots off Jupiter moon New observations from the Hubble Space Telescope show jets of water vapour blasting off the southern pole of Europa, ... 200-kilometre-high plumes of water vapour shooting off from Europa's south polar region last December. The jets were not seen during Hubble observations of the same region in October 1999 and November ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1379905/water-jets-shooting-jupiter-moon
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Scientists and researchers working hard to stop asteroids hitting earth

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:29am by Jamie Carter

    ... a tried-and tested way for astronauts to replenish supplies of water and minerals. Planetary Resources is proposing a series of robotic space missions to identify near-earth asteroids that could ... Challenge project, Nasa is partnering with Planetary Resources to make data from its Catalina Sky Survey available online. The aim is to enlist the help of amateur astronomers in finding, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1422070/scientists-and-researchers-working-hard-stop-asteroids-hitting

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