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Friday 30 January, 2015

Simulated Mars mission gutted in fire

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A simulated Mars mission held in the Utah desert in the US came to an abrupt end, when the research station was gutted in fire, media reported Wednesday.  More...

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Artist’s conception of the extrasolar ring system circling the young giant planet or brown dwarf J1407b. The rings are shown eclipsing the young sun-like star J1407, as they would have appeared in early 2007. Image credit: Ron Miller
By BioNews On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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‘Super Saturn’ with gigantic ring system found

Astronomers have found that the ring system they saw eclipsing a very young Sun-like star — known as J1407 — is of enormous proportions  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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Robotic arms install remote-sensing instrument on ISS

Robotic flight controllers have successfully installed NASA’s Cloud Aerosol Transport System (CATS) aboard the International Space Station.  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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Final attempt to hunt for missing comet lander

In its final attempt to find the missing comet lander, scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) are deliberating to send Rosetta spacecraft  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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Cosmic radio burst caught red-handed

A short, sharp flash of radio waves from a mysterious source up to 5.5 billion light years from Earth has been detected by CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope in eastern Australia.  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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NASA to collaborate with Microsoft to ‘Work on Mars’

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, January 18th, 2015
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Researchers create a rice grain-sized laser powered by single electrons 

Princeton University researchers have built a rice grain-sized laser powered by single electrons tunneling through artificial atoms known as quantum dots.  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, January 18th, 2015
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Astronomers study galactic ‘hailstorm’ in early universe

Astronomers have looked back nearly 13 billion years, when the universe was less than 10 percent its present age, to  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, January 17th, 2015
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Three super Earths found orbiting nearby star

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, despite being hobbled by the loss of critical guidance systems, has discovered a star with three planets only slightly larger than Earth.  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, January 16th, 2015
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Lost Mars probe found by NASA orbiter

A Mars robot, Beagle2, which lost radio contact while trying to make a soft touchdown on the red planet in 2003  More...