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Iran Test Flies Rocket for Future Satellite Launch

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State media reported Iran launched a rocket intended to carry a satellite.

Camera spots rare clouded leopard

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Automatic cameras capture images of a Bornean clouded leopard in a national park where the big cats have not been recorded before.

Milky Way's Halo Loaded with Star Streams

10 years ago from Live Science

Sloan Digital Sky Survey results ID smaller stellar streams and dwarf galaxies in Milky Way's halo.

Science Briefing

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

Project may help military read minds / Phoenix Lander takes a close-up look at Mars dust / NASA delays launch of moon craft / Vitamin D may be a lifesaver...

ESA tests new Mars rovers

10 years ago from UPI

LONDON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Prototypes for the European Space Agency's ExoMars rover are being tested in Britain, the BBC said.

Canada to search for Arctic explorer's ships

10 years ago from AP Science

TORONTO (AP) -- Canada said Friday it will search for two fabled British explorer ships that disappeared in the Arctic more than 160 years ago. Environment...

NASA Halts Spacesuit Contract with Texas Firm

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NASA has halted a contract with a Texas firm to build its new spacesuits.

"Pluto Huggers" Fight to Renew Planet Status

10 years ago from National Geographic

Two years after Pluto was ousted from the planet lineup, some Pluto supporters aren't giving up hope for restoring the now dwarf planet's title.

Display Highlights Pennsylvania Soil 'Hazelton' at Ag Progress Days

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

An informational booth at Pennsylvania's Ag Progress Days will feature, "Dig It! The Secrets of Soil" -- a behind-the-scenes look at the Smithsonian soils exhibit in DC and the upcoming...

Film Review: 'Fly Me to the Moon' Launches in 3-D

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The new animated film "Fly Me to the Moon" paints NASA's Apollo in 3-D.

Swiss companies to build world's highest solar power station

10 years ago from Physorg

Swiss companies are planning to build the world's highest solar power station in the country's southern Alpine region, one of the project developers, electricity group BKW FMB, said on Friday.

The Realm of Earthworms: NASA Gets Down to the Nitty-Gritty

10 years ago from Science @ NASA

NASA scientists are preparing to launch a "flying tractor" with microwave sensors to explore the nitty-gritty realm beneath your feet.

Space Plane Prototype Suffers Anomaly in Launch Test

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An Aug. 12 test of a space plane prototype went out of control, officials say.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Meteor Shower, Octopus Body Art, More

10 years ago from National Geographic

A ghost festival conjures spirits, monsoons blast India, an Olympian shatters records, and more.

MoD hosts grand battle of spy robots

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Helicopters, mini-tanks and a flying saucer among 11 surveillance vehicles competing for contracts

Mars lander takes an image of Martian dust

10 years ago from UPI

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says its Phoenix Mars Lander has used an atomic force microscope to take the first-ever image of a...

NASA Study Improves Ability To Predict Aerosols' Effect On Cloud Cover

10 years ago from Science Daily

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...

Discovery Explains Why Asteroids and Meteorites Are Different

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Most meteorites come directly to Earth from the solar system's asteroid belt.

To The Moon And Mars: Psychologists Show New Ways To Deal With Health Challenges In Space

10 years ago from Science Daily

As NASA prepares to send humans back to the moon and then on to Mars, psychologists are exploring the challenges astronauts will face on missions that will be much longer...

Science Education on the Rivers

10 years ago from Science Blog

If you care about experiential science education, you should discover very innovative RiverQuest program in Pittsburgh, formerly Pittsburgh Voyager. They are now bringing a brand new "green" boat into service....

Titan's Ice Volcanoes Might Produce Stuff of Life

10 years ago from Live Science

Reactions on Titan may create molecules similar to some on the early Earth.

Elon Musk's company SpaceX hopes to take over from Nasa

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Rocket man Elon Musk hopes his company will eventually take over from Nasa to provide launches - but it has some way to go

Senator Says Russia's Actions Could Hurt U.S. Space Program

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said he fears Russia's action against Georgia may have consequences for NASA.

MicroRNA activation mystery is solved

10 years ago from UPI

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've discovered how microRNA molecules are activated -- an event that is critical for the creation of embryonic stem...

Bringing Martian samples to Earth

10 years ago from Physorg

New Rochelle, NY, August 13, 2008 - A critical component of NASA's Mars exploration program involves bringing planetary samples back to Earth for in-depth analysis, plans for which are...

New Robot Scouts Best Locations for Components of Undersea Lab

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Like a deep-sea bloodhound, Sentry - the newest in an elite group of unmanned submersibles able to operate on their own in demanding and rugged environments - has helped scientists...

Crane Accident Damages Malaysian Satellite

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A crane accident damaged a Malaysian communications satellite at its Baikonur launch site.

How Lunar Soil Could Power the Future

10 years ago from Live Science

Mining the moon for helium could supply the Earth with clean, abundant energy.