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NASA Assigns Two Spacecraft To New Moon Study Mission
2013-07-10 08:59:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After successful completion of their science objectives earlier this year, two NASA spacecraft have been assigned a new mission to study how solar wind electrifies, alters and erodes the moon's surface. The data collected could reveal valuable information for future explorers and give planetary scientists a hint of what's happening on other worlds around the Solar System. The new mission's name is ARTEMIS, or Acceleration,...

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2010-10-08 11:30:00

Water ice on asteroids may be more common than expected, according to a new study that was presented October 7 at the world's largest gathering of planetary scientists. Two teams of researchers who made national headlines in April for showing the first evidence of water ice and organic molecules on an asteroid have now discovered that asteroid 65 Cybele contains the same material. "This discovery suggests that this region of our solar system contains more water ice than anticipated," said...

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2010-04-28 13:50:00

Asteroids, once thought as dry and lifeless, may be home to water and organic materials, also known as the building blocks of life Asteroids may not be the dark, dry, lifeless chunks of rock scientists have long thought. Josh Emery, research assistant professor with the earth and planetary sciences department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has found evidence of water ice and organic material on the asteroid 24 Themis. This evidence supports the idea that asteroids could be...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.