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Moon Photos Show Lander Blast Zones

September 30th, 2013

Newly noted research in the pages of the scientific journal, Icarus, a team of scientists have spotlighted the impact of past rocket exhaust upon the lunar landscape. The paper, quite literally, kicks up some dust! Thanks to NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) Narrow Angle Camera (NAC), high-resolution images of the U.S. robotic Surveyor, manned […]

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Asteroid Impact Avoidance System

September 4th, 2013

The worrisome thought of an asteroid hitting the Earth is not science fiction – and our planet has the scars to prove it. What scientists are focused on today is how best to deal with a space rock that has Earth’s name on it. Joining in on the global research concerning such counter-measures are scientists […]

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New Studies Focus on Bone Loss, Infectious Disease Risk in Space Travel

July 1st, 2013

New grants have been awarded, dedicated to detecting bone loss of astronauts in microgravity, as well as infectious disease risks for crews during long-term space travel. NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) have announced that two Arizona State University research teams have been awarded NASA grants totaling $700,000 to support astronaut crew […]

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Book Review: The Space Book: From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space & Astronomy

June 9th, 2013

The Space Book: From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space & Astronomy by Jim Bell; Sterling Publishing Co. Inc; New York, New York; (hard cover) $29.95; May 2013. This elegant, eye-catching book offers stunning photographs and illustrations that chronicle spacecraft exploits and astronomical observations. That’s the good […]

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Telltale Clues: Solar System Impact Bombardment

March 25th, 2013

Howardites and eucrites are meteorite classifications, both of which are providing surprising clues to solar system-wide impact bombardment billions of years ago. New research unveils an unexpected link between asteroid Vesta and the Moon, providing new means for studying the early bombardment history of the terrestrial planets. According to the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) […]

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Attention All Skywatchers! Comet Spotting Alert

March 2nd, 2013

The first of this year’s two potential bright comets is visible for those who can see low on the western horizon. Officially called comet 2011 L4 (PANSTARRS), this comet is expected to first become viewable March 8 in the northern hemisphere by looking (with a set of binoculars) towards the western horizon just after sunset. […]

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