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Space News Archive - July 30, 2012

Iapetus Ice Avalanches Explain Landslides Elsewhere

Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri have found that giant ice avalanches on Saturn's moon Iapetus could provide clues to slippage in other places in the Solar System.

Moon Formation From Giant Hit-and-run Impact

While scientists tend to accept the theory that the Moon was formed following a collision between a young Earth and a second planet, new research suggests that the impactor might have been larger and traveling faster than previous believed.

American Flags Still Standing On The Moon

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera has relayed images back to Earth showing that five of the six American flags placed on the Moon during the Apollo missions were still standing and casting shadows on the surface.

New Evidence Of Water On Mars

Images taken in 2008 stirred excitement among scientists when they received the first detailed glimpses of large polygon formations along the Martian surface.

Spacesuit Redesign In Store For NASA Astronauts

After about 20 years, NASA has decided it’s about time to change out the astronaut wardrobe by developing a new spacesuit.

Mars Science Laboratory Adjusts Flight Path For Curiosity Landing

As the newest rover nears its destination to the Red Planet, NASA engineers made some final adjustments to the Mars Science Laboratory's flight path on Sunday to ensure accuracy.

NASA Television will broadcast the launch and for the first time, the same-day rendezvous and docking of a Progress cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).

Lunar Mission Targeted By China In 2013

China is growing up its space industry quickly, as the country's state-run media outlets announced today that the country is setting its eyes on the Moon again by next year.

Sky Show Before The Mars Landing

Every time NASA lands a rover on Mars--or even makes the attempt--it is cause for celebration. On August 5th, the heavens themselves are aligning to mark the event.