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New Pacific island offers clues in search for life on Mars: NASA.

The world's newest island — formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific four years ago — may offer clues to how life potentially ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Nasa scientists searching for signs of life on Mars claim world’s newest island could provide clues.

The world’s newest island – formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific four years ago – may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars, Nasa said Wednesday. The island of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai rose from the seabed about 65km northwest of the Tongan capital Nuku’alofa ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Washington Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station Today.

Students from nine school districts in Port Orchard, Washington, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 1:10 p.m. EST today.

- NASA - US

NASA Establishes Advisory Group for National Space Council.

NASA has established a new advisory group on behalf of the National Space Council that will represent the expertise, interests and perspectives of non-federal aerospace organizations to the National Space Council.

- NASA - US

NASA Awards Contract for Safety, Mission Assurance Support.

NASA has awarded the Safety and Mission Assurance Support Services III contract to A-P-T Research, Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama, for a broad range of services at the agency's Headquarters in Washington, Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and various sites supported by Kennedy's programs and projects.

- NASA - US

Donald Trump Signs Directive to Send Astronauts Back to Moon.

US President Donald Trump has directed Nasa to plan a crewed mission to the Moon for the first time since 1972, reported BBC. It will focus on long-term explorations and use of the Moon's surface, in partnership with the private sector. Mr Trump also said the program would lay the foundation for an eventual mission to Mars, ...

- Novinite - BG

New island offers clues in search for life on Mars: NASA.

Wellington, New Zealand, Dec 13 - The world's newest island , formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific three years ago , may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars, NASA said Wednesday. The island of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai rose from the seabed about 65 kilometres northwest of

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques to head to ISS in 2018.

Chris Hadfield was the last Canadian to visit the space station, in 2013

- The Globe and Mail - CA

NASA Seeks Proposals for Space Resources Technologies.

NASA is seeking proposals for studies and technology development efforts related to the use of space resources, particularly as they apply to future human missions to the moon and Mars.

- Space.com - US

SpaceX Rocket Launch for NASA Delayed to Friday for Extra Inspections.

SpaceX has again pushed back the launch of a used Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule filled with NASA cargo — this time to no earlier than Friday . Find out why.

- Space.com - US

Why This Explosive, Mars-Like Volcanic Island Fascinates NASA.

Life on Mars may have looked a lot like Tonga.

- Livescience.com - US

Mystery of Whale and Dolphin Strandings May Hinge on NASA Data

Are huge balls of charged gas launched from the sun steering these marine animals off course?

- Livescience.com - US

Jupiter Great Red Spot has deep roots

Nasa's Juno probe begins to unlock the workings of the mighty storm that has raged on Jupiter for over 150 years.

- BBC - UK

Nasa's New Horizons probe strikes distant gold

New observations suggest America's Pluto probe will see more than one object on its next flyby.

- BBC - UK

A Tinier Moon May Orbit the Tiny Distant Object That NASA Will Soon Visit

When the New Horizons spacecraft that passed Pluto in 2015 completes its flyby of 2014 MU69 at the solar system’s edge, it may find a moon.

- New York Times - US

Researchers analyze thousands of hours of Apollo mission audio

Dallas TX Dec 13, 2017 NASA recorded thousands of hours of audio from the Apollo lunar missions, yet most of us have only been able to hear the highlights. The agency recorded all communications between the astronauts, mission control specialists and back-room support staff during the historic moon missions in addition to ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Designing future human space exploration on Hawaii's lava fields

Moffett Field CA Dec 13, 2017 On the lava fields of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, a team of NASA researchers and partners have been busy doing science in a most unusual way. They were studying the biology and geology of this remarkable terrain while simulating a realistic mission to the surface of Mars. The conditions were so ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Bright Areas on Ceres Suggest Geologic Activity

Pasadena CA Dec 13, 2017 If you could fly aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the surface of dwarf planet Ceres would generally look quite dark, but with notable exceptions. These exceptions are the hundreds of bright areas that stand out in images Dawn has returned. Now, scientists have a better sense of how these reflective ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Juno probes the depths of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Pasadena CA Dec 13, 2017 Data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft during its first pass over Jupiter's Great Red Spot in July 2017 indicate that this iconic feature penetrates well below the clouds. Other revelations from the mission include that Jupiter has two previously uncharted radiation zones. The findings were ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Does New Horizons' Next Target Have a Moon?

Laurel MD Dec 13, 2017 Scientists were already excited to learn this summer that New Horizons' next flyby target - a Kuiper Belt object a billion miles past Pluto - might be either peanut-shaped or even two objects orbiting one another. Now new data hints that 2014 MU69 might have company: a small moon. That's the latest ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

OSIRIS-REx cruising towards rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu

Greenbelt MD Dec 13, 2017 OSIRIS-REx is continuing outbound cruise operations, en route to arrival in August of 2018 at the asteroid Bennu. The spacecraft is currently 29.6 million miles from Earth and is executing a program designed to study and reduce the presence of water on the spacecraft. During routine in-flight ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

NASA Establishes Advisory Group for National Space Council

Washington DC Dec 13, 2017 NASA has established a new advisory group on behalf of the National Space Council that will represent the expertise, interests and perspectives of non-federal aerospace organizations to the National Space Council. The official charter for the Users' Advisory Group was signed by acting NASA ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discovery

Washington DC Dec 13, 2017 NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 14, to announce the latest discovery made by its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope. The discovery was made by researchers using machine learning from Google. Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence, and ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Bright areas on Ceres suggest geologic activity

If you could fly aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the surface of dwarf planet Ceres would generally look quite dark, but with notable exceptions. These exceptions are the hundreds of bright areas that stand out in images Dawn has returned. Now, scientists have a better sense of how these reflective areas formed and changed ...

- ScienceDaily - US

Juno data offers new insights into Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Fresh analysis of data collected by NASA's Juno probe suggests Jupiter's Great Red Spot extends beneath the gas giant's clouds.

- UPI - US

SpaceX delivery delayed few days; 1st reused rocket for NASA

SpaceX has delayed its latest space station grocery run by another few days

- Yahoo! News - US

Kepler Mission: NASA to Reveal AI Breakthrough Discovery—With a Little Help From Google

NASA has called a press conference to reveal a breakthrough discovery from its alien-hunting Kepler telescope. The discovery was driven by Google's machine-learning artificial intelligence software. The announcement will be live-streamed on NASA's website, according to a press release.

- Yahoo! News - US

Meet the billionaires betting on civilian space travel

The space race is being ran by plenty of the world's most famous billionaires including Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and more. Musk announced a bold new mission for SpaceX during 2018. Two unnamed passengers will be flying a round trip around the Moon. It could be the first private enterprise to offer that trip beyond ...

- Business Insider - US

This incredible NASA animation shows what it's like to fly into Jupiter's Great Red Spot

The most famous storm in the solar system is also one of the largest: Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The storm is just a blemish on Jupiter, but if you compare it to the size of Earth — this storm could swallow our entire planet whole. In July, NASA Juno spacecraft flew over the spot and NASA then used that data to produce ...

- Business Insider - US

Watch the fascinating birth of a new island in Tonga

In December 2014, an underwater volcano erupted in the South Pacific kingdom of Tonga, leading to the creation of a new island called Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai , and the whole thing's been caught on camera. The new island was only predicted to last only few months, as it eroded quickly after its formation. That erosion ...

- Mashable! - US

Electrical and chemical coupling between Saturn and its rings

A Langmuir probe, flown to Saturn on the Cassini spacecraft, has made exciting discoveries in the atmosphere of the planet. They discovered that there is a strong coupling, both chemically and electrically, between the atmosphere of Saturn and its rings.

- ScienceDaily - US

NASA analyzes short-lived Bay of Bengal cyclone

NASA analyzed the rainfall generated by short-lived Tropical Cyclone 04B that formed and faded over a day in the Bay of Bengal.

- PhysOrg - NL

Hubble's celestial snow globe

It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe.

- PhysOrg - NL

2017 Breakthrough: Brooklynn Prince of 'The Florida Project'

NEW YORK — Seven-year-old Brooklynn Prince is sitting in a darkened TV studio with lights, cameras and control panels all around her. "Mission to Mars, mission to Mars," she says. "This is Apollo."Brooklynn, the cheerful star...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

President Donald Trump Sending NASA Back the Moon – And Beyond

President Donald Trump has signed a directive for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to join the brewing space race once again.

- Breitbart - US

NASA announcement to reveal a major Kepler and Google AI discovery this week

NASA set to reveal major Kepler and Google AI discovery Google AI has accelerated an exciting new discovery from the space observatory 12 Dec 2017 Space

- PC PRO - UK

Trump wants to send humans back to the moon — here's what his administration has done to spur space exploration so far

Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump signed a directive on Monday directing NASA to start working on a program to get humans back on the moon and later to Mars. The directive is based on recommendations from the National Space Council, which Trump reestablished in June. The move which follows a string of efforts by the ...

- Business Insider - US

SpaceX delivery delayed a day; First reused rocket for NASA

SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station for at least a day.

- PhysOrg - NL

NASA to test spacecraft's safety in Yuma Army installation

A team from Houston's Johnson Space Center has been working at the Jacobs Hangar at the Yuma International Airport in preparation for the testing of the parachutes of the Orion spacecraft on Wednesday at the Yuma Proving Ground.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Umaarangkadang motorsiklo, may angkas na motorsiklo rin at may rider pa

Mistulang nasa circus ang isang rider na nagpapatakbo ng kaniyang motorsiklo nang nakunan ng video sa Zamboanga del Sur na may angkas na isang motorsiklo rin at may nakasakay pang rider.

- GMA News - PH

Trump wants to send astronauts back to the moon, but his proposed budget cuts NASA funding close to an all-time low

NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center President Donald Trump signed the 'White House Space Policy Directive 1' on Monday, pressing NASA to put people on the moon for the first time in 45 years. The directive is a shift from President Obama's plans for NASA, which called for crewed missions onto asteroids by 2025. Funding for the ...

- Business Insider - US

SpaceX delivery delayed a day; 1st reused rocket for NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station for at least a day.

- Billings Gazette - US

SpaceX delivery delayed a day; 1st reused rocket for NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station for at least a day.The company now aims to launch its first recycled rocket for NASA on Wednesday.The unmanned Falcon originally...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Trump's Moon Directive Earns Praise from NASA, Others

President Donald Trump signed his first space policy directive for NASA, ordering a return to the moon in order to send astronauts to Mars and beyond. Here's what NASA and more have to say.

- Space.com - US

Image of the Day

A view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an area in the northern Meridiani Planum region where faults on the Martian surface have broken up and stretched out layers of geological deposits.

- Space.com - US

SpaceX and NASA Delay Historic Reusable Rocket ISS Launch

Last night was supposed to mark a historic mission for SpaceX: the first re-launch of a reusable rocket to the International Space Station. That launch has now been delayed to tomorrow at 11:24 EST at the earliest, according to a NASA blog.

- Gizmodo - US

Apollo 8 and the 50/50 bet that won the Space Race for America

The Greatest Leap, Part 2: If Apollo 8 failed, NASA's Moon dreams would crumble.

- Ars Technica UK - US

Little Inventors: Clever Kids Make Space Tech in New Contest

Little Inventors: Inventions for Space, an initiative open to students in Canada in grades 1 through 9, launched last month with the support of astronaut David Saint-Jacques.

- Space.com - US

Trump Formally Establishes Lunar Landing Goal, But Without Details

President Donald Trump signed an order Dec. 11 formally directing NASA to send humans back to the moon, but provided no information on schedules or budgets for such an initiative.

- Space.com - US

Juno probes the depths of Jupiter's great red spot

Data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft during its first pass over Jupiter's Great Red Spot in July 2017 indicate that this iconic feature penetrates well below the clouds. Other revelations from the mission include that Jupiter has two previously uncharted radiation zones. The findings were announced Monday at the annual ...

- PhysOrg - NL

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