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  • China is Building a ‘Mars Village’ To Prepare For 2020 Launch to Red Planet

    September 8, 2017 12:04 AM 226

    With a 400-million-yuan ($61 million) budget, the project is part of the country’s preparation for its Mars exploration plans set in 2020. The so-called “Mars Village,” consisting of a simulation base and an ecotourism site, will be built in Qinghai Province, northwestern China. , the village will be constructed on what has been dubbed as “the most Martian

  • China's future Mars simulation base in Qinghai

    September 7, 2017 12:44 AM 55

    China's future Mars simulation base in Qinghai Photo taken on Aug. 18, 2017 shows China's future Mars simulation base in Hongya (Red Cliff) region of Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai Province. About 400 million yuan (61 million U.S. dollars) are expected to invest in the Mars scientific research base and eco-tourism

  • Soyuz MS-04 descent module lands in Kazakhstan

    September 3, 2017 1:44 AM 41

    The spacecraft carries Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer KOROLEV /Moscow Region/, September 3. /TASS/. The descent module of Russia’s Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft with three people on board landed in Kazakhstan early on Sunday, the Russian Mission Control center said. The three international crew members

  • For Cassini spacecraft, the end is near

    August 30, 2017 11:38 PM 38 1

    It will become part of Saturn, the planet it studied for over a decade. LOS ANGELES — After 13 years of observing Saturn, its rings and its myriad moons, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is less than three weeks away from a fiery, brutal end. Early in the morning on Sept. 15 the aging spacecraft will hurl itself into Saturn’s atmosphere at speeds of more than 75,000 mph. It’s a deliberate

  • Clutch of 141 eggs laid by critically endangered turtle moved to safer location: NParks

    August 24, 2017 6:29 AM 31

    SINGAPORE - The clutch of 141 eggs that was laid by a critically endangered hawksbill turtle at a beach along East Coast Park on Wednesday (Aug 23) night has been moved to a safer location with less foot traffic and low light pollution. The National Parks Board (NParks) told The Straits Times that the decision was made to move the eggs as the original

  • Moon trolls sun on Twitter in solar cyber spat

    August 22, 2017 3:10 AM 38

    REUTERS - As if a solar eclipse was not enough, the moon threw some virtual shade at the sun on Twitter on Monday, as millions of people watched the first coast-to-coast total eclipse in the United States in nearly a century. "HA HA HA I've blocked the Sun!" wrote NASA Moon (@NASAMoon) on its verified Twitter account, which was created by the National

  • Rare total solar eclipse spreads wonder across United States

    August 22, 2017 2:05 AM 37

    CHARLESTON, S.C./SHERIDAN, Oregon: As millions of awestruck Americans cast their gaze skyward on Monday at the extraordinary sight of a total solar eclipse, one Connecticut man had his eyes set firmly on a different prize. Joseph Fleming, 43, went down on one knee in the darkness near the harbour in Charleston, South Carolina, and asked Nicole Durham

  • Moon 'blocks' the sun ahead of solar eclipse in 'out of this world' NASA Twitter stunt

    August 21, 2017 9:05 PM 73

    Views of a solar eclipse from all over the world The eclipse first reached Oregon on the West Coast before moving across a dozen states to South Carolina on the East Coast. People across the world are patiently waiting for the spectacle, which is expected to be the most viewed and photographed eclipse in history. However, overcast weather is likely to obscure

  • Can’t be there? How to watch solar eclipse on TV, online

    August 19, 2017 9:10 AM 35

    If you can’t witness the total solar eclipse in person, you can still see it online or via TV. — NASA will offer hours of coverage online and on NASA Television beginning at noon. It plans livestreaming of the eclipse beginning at 1 p.m. with images from satellites, research aircraft, high-altitude balloons and specially modified telescopes. — CNN coverage

  • NASA shared amazing shots of the Great red spot on Jupiter

    August 19, 2017 4:49 AM 37

    NASA published a photo taken by the “Juno”, which investigated the cloud cover of Jupiter, which shows the Great red spot. “These long-awaited images of the Great red spot of Jupiter is a perfect combination of art and science. We are happy to share with all the beauty and excitement of space science,” according to NASA. “We now have the best photos