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Alien Soil Could Be Used For Future Heat Shields
2012-09-14 14:17:03

If all goes well in the next test, alien soil could be a key ingredient to a new generation of heat shield being developed.

2012-07-18 09:31:51

NASA is conducting a nine-day field test starting Tuesday outside Hilo, Hawaii, to evaluate new exploration techniques for the surface of the moon.

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2011-08-26 10:54:30

Japanese scientists have determined that the most common meteorites found on Earth are born from stony asteroids.

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2011-06-01 08:57:18

Mercury and its environment constitute a complex system that includes interactions among the interplanetary medium, the planet’s magnetic field, its tenuous atmosphere (or exosphere), and its surface.

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2010-06-11 06:30:00

The ongoing search for evidence of past or present life on Mars includes efforts to identify organic compounds such as proteins in Martian soil, but their absence to date remains a mystery.

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2010-03-05 06:30:52

Shortly after the Moon formed, an asteroid smacked into its southern hemisphere and gouged out a truly enormous crater, the South Pole-Aitken basin, almost 1,500 miles across and more than five miles deep.

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2009-10-20 07:00:00

Nineteen teams pushed their robot competitors to the limit, and three teams claimed a total of $750,000 in NASA prizes at this year's Regolith Excavation Challenge on Oct 18.

2009-10-15 12:20:00

Reporters are invited to attend the 2009 Regolith Excavation Challenge Oct. 17-18 at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.

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2009-10-15 07:40:00

The Moon is a big sponge that absorbs electrically charged particles given out by the Sun.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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