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Park Yourself on the Red Planet!

March 9th, 2014

Take a walk on Mars…without leaving Earth! Check out the third annual MarsFest in Death Valley National Park, being held March 28-30 within the breathtaking desert valley located in Eastern California. Visitors of all ages are invited to MarsFest 2014 – to elevate public awareness about planetary analog research taking place at special spots on […]

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One Year after Chelyabinsk: Action on Planetary Defense

February 16th, 2014

It has been over a year since the space rock explosion over Chelyabinsk, Russia. The February 15, 2013 event damaged thousands of houses and other structures, shattered windows, and injured many people due to broken glass due to the powerful atmospheric blast. That celestial encounter of the near Earth object (NEO) kind has served as […]

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New Study: Big Growth in Small Satellites

February 11th, 2014

  Small satellites are growing… in popularity and utility. That’s the message from a new study looking into trends and projections for the nano/microsatellite market. The new assessment comes from SpaceWorks of Atlanta, Georgia and the study projects that more than 400 nano/micro satellites will need launches annually in the year 2020 and beyond. SpaceWorks […]

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Book Review: America’s Space Futures – Defining Goals for Space Exploration

February 2nd, 2014

America’s Space Futures: Defining Goals for Space Exploration, Editor Eric Sterner; George C. Marshall Institute, Arlington, Va.; $12.99, shipping and handling $3.99; (soft cover); 2013. The George C. Marshall Institute has published a thought-provoking new book, America’s Space Futures: Defining Goals for Space Exploration, edited by Institute Fellow Eric Sterner. There are those that see […]

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“Superhabitable” Worlds: Possible Home for Extraterrestrial Life

January 28th, 2014

A planetary system around our nearest star, beyond our own Sun, is emerging. That’s the stellar forecast that suggests scientists are getting closer to discovering Earth-like planets close to Earth. Word is that “superhabitable” worlds must be considered for future follow-up observations of signs of extraterrestrial life. These worlds offer more benign environments to life […]

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STARE into the Future: Space Cops!

January 23rd, 2014

Mini-satellites may become “space cops” to help control traffic in space. If so, the idea could help avoid collisions in space of satellites and the creation of even more space debris. The work is underway by a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) experts. The scientists used a series of six images over a […]

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