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RESOLVE concept
2014-11-03 04:12:40

In order to achieve its goals of conducting prolonged operations on Mars and sending astronauts on missions that would take them into deep space, NASA is investing in new technologies designed to help them find and use breathable air, drinkable water and other natural resources originating from places other than Earth.

Small Asteroid Regolith Formed By Thermal Fatigue
2014-04-04 06:21:44

Small asteroids contain a layer of loose, unconsolidated rock and dust known as a regolith composed of centimeter-sized fragments and smaller particles.

Lunar Eclipse Makes Laser Ranging More Accurate
2014-02-12 07:28:43

The full moon has long been linked to strange events and even stranger behavior, even though careful scrutiny has dispelled any association. So when scientists bounced signals off the lunar surface on full moon nights and only received faint echoes in return, they went looking for an explanation based in reason, not superstition.

Martian Debris May Also Be Found On Phobos
2013-11-12 04:17:26

Call it the geological equivalent of a buy-one, get-one free special: a planned Russian mission to collect samples from the Martian moon Phobos could also net debris from the Red Planet itself.

Using 3D Printing Technology To Build A Lunar Base
2013-02-01 15:16:12

Three-dimensional printing is growing rampantly and the European Space Agency has decided to utilize the up-and-coming technology to build a base on the moon using lunar soil.

Robots May Prospect For Lunar Water
2012-11-16 21:16:43

The prospect of finding frozen water on the moon has several companies scrambling to stake a claim in “them thar lunar hills.”

Lunar Lander Will Search For Moon Ice And Water
2012-10-22 06:00:34

European researchers are in the process of building an unmanned probe that would travel to the moon, where it would search for subsurface ice on the lunar surface, within the next six years.

Lunar Water Found In Apollo Soil Samples
2012-10-15 04:11:33

Water molecules discovered in soil samples collected from the moon could have indirectly originated from the sun, claim the authors of a new study published Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Asteroid Fragments May Give Insight Into Origins Of Planets
2012-10-05 13:38:38

The cooperative space project Hayabasa set out to collect the very first samples from the surface of a near-earth asteroid, Itokawa. Scientists believe that the work will offer insight into the early history of our Solar System and the formation of the planets more than 4.5 billion years ago.

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2012-09-18 17:40:22

We have even hardly begun to scratch the surface of Mars, yet scientists are already trying to find ways to be eco-friendly on the Red Planet.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.