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Tue Mar 3



Rosetta Orbiter to Swoop Down On Comet in February
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
The European Space Agencys orbiting Rosetta spacecraft is expected to come within four miles (six kilometers) of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in February of next year. [...]




Tue Mar 3



Dawn Reality-Checks Telescope Studies of Asteroids
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
Scientists can now compare features first seen at a distance through a telescope to those seen up-close by an orbiting spacecraft. [...]




Tue Mar 3



Norm Carlson, Who Gave Go for NASAs Saturn V, Shuttle and Beans, Dies at 81
Space [NASA]
When U.S. astronauts next launch to space from Florida, the control team that oversees their liftoff may celebrate with the traditional crock of beans. If so, theyll be honoring the legacy of test director Norm Carlson, too. [...]




Tue Mar 3



Spacesuit Cleanup Work as Soyuz Crew Preps for Departure
Spacefellowship.com [SPACE]
As a pair of astronauts cleans up their spacesuits after completing a set of spacewalks, more nanosatellites were deployed from Japan’s Kibo lab module. The International Space Station also raised its orbit Tuesday morning to set the stage for the upcoming crew departure. Astronauts Barry WiImore and Terry Virts scrubbed the cooling loops inside the spacesuits after their third and final spacewalk on Sunday. They also sampled the water from the loops and talked about their experiences with [...]




Tue Mar 3



Galaxy Clusters Mass Amps Up View of Dusty Old Galaxy Behind Video
Space [OLD]
Galaxy cluster Abel 1689 is so massive, light bends around it in an effect predicted by Einstein called a gravitational lens, revealing Galaxy A1689-zD1 to be surprisingly mature despite the young age of the universe seen. [...]




Tue Mar 3



What Would It Be Like to Live on Jupiters Moon Europa?
Space [MOON]
Jupiters moon Europa suffers from extreme cold and deadly radiation, but its astronomical and geological sights are unique in the solar system. [...]




Mon Mar 2



Capitol Hill Policy Update for February 16th to March 2nd
Space-Frontier-Foundation [MARCH]
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) speaks at the press release for the announcement of the Alliance. Alliance for Space Development Forms The Alliance for Space Development was announced last week with the objective to advance the development and settlement of space by reducing costs and increasing benefits to enable self-sustaining growth. Notable organizations part of the [...]




Tue Mar 3



Book Review: Emigrating Beyond Earth
Universetoday [EARTH]
Do you believe that humans are the ultimate species and that we have a destiny to rule? Perhaps you're being optimistic according to Cameron Smith and Evan Davies. Their book "Emigrating Beyond Earth: Human Adaptation and Space Colonization" provides an anthropologist's view that splashes a certain amount of chagrin on the hubris of our culture. [...]




Tue Mar 3



Giant robot eyes scan stars for dust
Newscientist [DUST]
The huge eyes of the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona are staring across vast cosmic distances in the hope of finding signs of alien life [...]




Tue Mar 3



Living On Europa Explained: Humans Might Not Be First (Infographic)
Space [EXPLAINED]
Scientists believe conditions may be right for life, under Europas icy crust. [...]

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