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Saturday 25 April, 2015

‘Africa2Moon’ initiative seeks to place continent on scientific map

moon close up

Africa’s first mission to the moon is aimed at establishing the continent’s presence in the field of scientific research,  More...

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Space X launch mission
By BioNews On Sunday, January 11th, 2015
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Flatworms, Fruit flies and Roundworms to Space Station aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission

More than two tons of supplies and NASA science investigations are on the way  More...

Nasa SMAP
By BioNews On Sunday, January 11th, 2015
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NASA to launch drought-tracking satellite this month

A new satellite expected to be launched this month will improve drought monitoring around the world  More...

R25 engine first Test
By BioNews On Sunday, January 11th, 2015
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RS-25 Engine Testing Blazes Forward for NASA’s Space Launch System

The new year is off to a hot start for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). The engine that will drive America’s next great rocket to deep space blazed through its first successful test Jan. 9 at the agency’s More...

Space X Rocket
By BioNews On Saturday, January 10th, 2015
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SpaceX’s rocket recovery test reportedly fails

After two delays, US firm SpaceX launched its fifth cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) early Saturday morning but its rocket recovery test seemed to have failed. The mission generated a lot of More...

mars rover on top
By BioNews On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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NASA Mars Rover Opportunity Climbs to High Point on Rim

After completing two drives this week, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has paused to photograph the panoramic vista from the highest point the rover has reached during its 40 months of exploring More...

Young stellar objects (YSO)
By BioNews On Thursday, January 8th, 2015
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NASA’s ‘Disk Detectives’ find a million potential space habitats

In less than a year, citizen scientists using NASA-sponsored website DiskDetective.org have logged one million  More...

Goldilocks Planet
By BioNews On Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
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8 new planets found in ‘Goldilocks zone’

The “Does human life exist beyond Earth” debate just scored another talking point with the discovery of eight new planets within the so-called “Goldilocks” — or habitable — zone More...

Mars Seed
By BioNews On Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
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Portuguese team gets to send first living organisms to Mars

Portuguese team Seed has won the Mars One competition and the right to send the first living organisms to Mars  More...

Nasa Chandra X-Ray Flare
By BioNews On Monday, January 5th, 2015
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NASA observed the largest X-ray flare from the supermassive black hole

Astronomers have observed the largest X-ray flare ever detected from the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky  More...