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Wed Jan 18



New NASA-themed TV Pilot by ‘The Martian’ Author Andy Weir
Universetoday [NASA]
Author Andy Weir, who wrote the bestselling novel “The Martian” on which the successful 2015 movie of the same name was based, announced CBS is picking up his idea for a new pilot for a television show called “Mission Control.” “For the past several months, I’ve been working on a TV show pilot, and I’m The post <a rel="nofollow" href="Today. [...]




Wed Jan 18



Mars Spacecraft Reveal Comet Flyby Effects on Martian Atmosphere
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
Two NASA and one European spacecraft that obtained the first up-close observations of a comet flyby of Mars on Oct. 19, have gathered new information. [...]




Wed Jan 18



Dawn Captures Sharper Images of Ceres
jpl.nasa.gov [CERES]
Craters and mysterious bright spots are beginning to pop out in the latest images of Ceres from NASAs Dawn spacecraft. [...]




Wed Jan 18



Asteroid Will Safely Pass Closer Than Moon Wednesday
jpl.nasa.gov [MOON]
As happens about 20 times a year with current detection capabilities, a known asteroid will safely pass Earth Wednesday closer than the distance from Earth to the moon. [...]




Wed Jan 18



Asteroid Icarus to Make Distant Pass Tuesday
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
Asteroid Icarus will safely pass by Earth more than 21 times the distance of Earth to the moon on June 16. [...]




Wed Jan 18



Station Crew Switches to Human Research after Spacewalks
Spacefellowship.com [SPACE]
Following a successful pair of spacewalks, the Expedition 50 crew has switched gears and is moving full-speed ahead with advanced space research. The orbital residents checked out science gear and studied the impacts of living in space. European astronaut Thomas Pesquet repressed the Japanese Kibo lab module airlock after a small satellite deployer shot a set of tiny satellites, or CubeSats, into Earth orbit on Monday. The variety of CubeSats will test new spacecraft deorbiting and propulsion [...]




Wed Jan 18



Mud Cracks on Mars Suggest a Watery Ancient Past
Space [MARS]
NASAs Curiosity rover has photographed shallow crevices on Mars surface that suggest the planet had an ancient, watery past. [...]




Wed Jan 18



Video: Science Advice in a Troubled World Lecture by Sir Peter Gluckman
SpacerefCanada [VIDEO]
The first lecture of the Canadian Science Policy Lecture Series featured Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, who gave a presentation titled Science Advice in a Troubled World on Monday, January 16.  The Canadian Science Policy Lecture Series was created by the Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC). Science Advice ... The post <a rel="nofollow" href="href=" [...]




Wed Jan 18



Geoengineering Earths Atmosphere: How It Could Affect Astronomy
Space [EARTHS]
Creating clouds in the sky or redirecting sunlight to bring down the Earths temperature could have an effect on astronomy. [...]




Wed Jan 18



CBS Gives Go For Mission Control TV Pilot from Author of The Martian
Space [MISSION]
The author of "The Martian" just got the "go" for a pilot of a different type. Andy Weir, who penned the book that served as the basis for the 2015 feature film "The Martian," has now written "Mission Control," a space adventure headed for television. [...]

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