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Monday 02 March, 2015

NASA spacecraft sends historic Pluto images

Image credit: NASA

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent its first stunning images of Pluto as the probe closes in on the dwarf planet  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

NASA Launches Groundbreaking Soil Moisture Mapping Satellite

NASA successfully launched its first Earth satellite designed to collect global observations of the vital soil moisture hidden just beneath our feet.  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Ancient star with five Earth-size planets discovered

After analysing over four years of data from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, a team of astronomers has discovered a star that is 11.2 billion years old and has at least five Earth-size planets.  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Simulated Mars mission gutted in fire

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...

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

‘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

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...

By BioNews On Saturday, January 24th, 2015

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

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

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

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...