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Analysis Begins on Deepest Soil Sample

Scientists have begun to analyze a sample of soil delivered to NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's wet chemistry experiment from the deepest trench dug so far in the Martian arctic plains.

Space Age Engineers To Verify Control Software For Future Robotic Inter-planetary Missions

10 years ago from Science Daily

An international team of engineers is to develop mission-critical control software for future European robotic space missions, it has been announced.

Report: More Support, Testing Needed for NASA Exploration

10 years ago from Live Science

Proper funding and testing plan are needed for NASA's tech development program.

Hubble sees magnetic monster in erupting galaxy

10 years ago from Science Blog

The Hubble Space Telescope has found the answer to a long-standing puzzle by resolving giant but delicate filaments shaped by a strong magnetic field around the active galaxy NGC 1275....

Quebec backs away from safe injection sites

10 years ago from CBC: Health

Quebec will hold off on plans to create a safe injection site, said the province's new health minister.

NASA: Tropical Storm Won't Delay Shuttle Launch

10 years ago from

NASA's Kennedy Space Center apparently avoided major damage from TS Fay.

Mars' Ice Clouds Eat Up Ozone

10 years ago from Live Science

Ice clouds in Mars' atmosphere destroy ozone, important to atmosphere's chemistry.

Space 'Ropes' Hang Together by Threads

10 years ago from Live Science

Magnetic forces hold together 100-million-year-old gas threads in a galaxy.

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Saturn Moon, Mars "Lava," More

10 years ago from National Geographic

See a volcano spew from space, hints of Martian lava flows, a Saturn moon's icy fissures, and more in our weekly roundup.

"Condom, Condom" Ringtone A Hit In India

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Ever heard a safe-sex promo sung in multipart harmony? Have a listen to the "condom a cappella" ringtone, just launched in India.

New "Minor Planet" Found in Solar System

10 years ago from National Geographic

The object, which resembles a tailless comet, traces a long, elliptical orbit around the sun on a round-trip journey lasting about 22,500 years, astronomers report.

U.S. droughts can last for centuries

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Dips in the sun's activity have triggered centuries-long droughts in eastern North America, according to a new study that examined the geologic record stored within a stalagmite.

Cosmic Log: Twists in the doomsday debate

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Science editor Alan Boyle's Weblog: Work on the world's largest atom-smasher is proceeding smoothly, but the legal tussle over whether it should be stopped is facing new twists.

NASA fixes moonship shaking with shock absorbers

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A space-age version of the rusty springs under old pickup trucks will help NASA fix the most pressing technical problem with its high-tech new rocket to send...

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

10 years ago from UPI

Fay forces closing of Kennedy Space Center … ESA corrects Rosetta spacecraft trajectory … Evidence of century-long droughts found … Old bacteria relied on arsenic, not water ... Health/Science news...

NASA Engineers Complete Engine Test Series For Ares I Rocket

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., have completed a series of tests on a key component of the J-2X engine. The J-2X powers the...

The M2-F1: 'Look Ma! No Wings!'

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- The planned retirement of the space shuttle fleet in 2010 will bring to a close an era that opened in the Antelope Valley nearly a half century ago.

Living with a Star

10 years ago from Science @ NASA

What if you woke up one morning and found your whole planet had been swallowed by the atmosphere of a star? Don't laugh, it could happen to you, and...

Russian Rocket Launches New Communications Satellite

10 years ago from

A Russian Proton rocket resumed commercial launches with a Tuesday liftoff.

ESA corrects Rosetta spacecraft trajectory

10 years ago from UPI

PARIS, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency says it has successfully corrected its Rosetta spacecraft's trajectory, optimizing its fly-by next month of the asteroid Steins.

Drier, warmer springs in US Southwest stem from human-caused changes

10 years ago from Science Blog

Human-driven changes in the westerly winds are bringing hotter and drier springs to the American Southwest, according to new research from The University of Arizona in Tucson. read more

Latest ESA Bulletin (No. 135, August 2008) now online

10 years ago from European Space Agency

The cover story of this issue of ESA’s flagship magazine, the Bulletin, is about Venus Express - we feature results which could answer some of the greatest mysteries about our...

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10 years ago from Science Alert

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How Hot Are The Planets in Our Solar System?

10 years ago from Live Science

In general, the surface temperature of the planets decreases with increasing distance from the sun.

Enter the PopSci Photo Contest

10 years ago from PopSci

Another awesome set of entries to the PopSci photo contest. Thanks to everyone who entered and congrats to this week's winner: Podboq. For all you aspiring photogs, another contest is in...

NASA Study Lights Path to How Smoke Changes Cloud Cover, Climate

10 years ago from Science Blog

Using a novel theoretical approach, researchers from NASA and other institutions have identified the common thread that determines how aerosols from human activity, like the particles from burning of vegetation...

China to launch controversial maglev extension in 2010

10 years ago from Physorg

China plans to launch a controversial project to extend Shanghai's magnetic levitation train in 2010 after deferring it for years amid radiation concerns, reports by state media said.

Jonathan Glancey visits Northumberland's Kielder Observatory

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Northumberland's glorious new timber observatory fits beautifully into its forest surroundings. Jonathan Glancey took along his telescope