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Moon Mining a Step Closer With New Lunar Soil Simulant

February 28, 2013, 2:07 pm

Australian researchers have developed a substance that looks and behaves like soil from the moon’s surface and can be mixed with polymers to create ‘lunar concrete’.

Saturn Shock Waves Create Particle Accelerators

February 27, 2013, 3:00 pm

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft detected a strong bow shock while studying the ringed planet, revealing a massive acceleration of electrons normally expected from supernova remnants.

Scientists Design Asteroid Vaporizing System

February 20, 2013, 9:38 am

Last week an asteroid flew right past Earth and a meteor hit Russia, but the next time space rocks threaten our planet, we might be better prepared.

Cosmic Gallery for Valentine’s Day (Photos)

February 13, 2013, 3:08 pm

Enjoy this collection of images from outer space in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Naked-Eye Comet May Appear in March

February 12, 2013, 9:36 am

Our solar system is expecting a visitor called Comet Pan-STARRS, which might be visible in the evening sky during most of March.

Vast Storm Circles Saturn and Consumes Itself

February 6, 2013, 10:00 am

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has revealed a huge storm engulfed Saturn and only ceased when it hit its own wake.

Space Robots—Coming Soon to a Planet Near You

February 5, 2013, 12:00 pm

Last month, NASA announced the development of a mining robot called RASSOR.

Meet the Largest Structure Ever Discovered in Our Galaxy

February 4, 2013, 12:32 pm

It’s not every day that you discover a huge structure that stretches more than half way across the sky.

Hope springs: Signs of Life Could be Waiting for Us on Mars

February 1, 2013, 10:42 am

A recent article in Nature Geoscience suggests that at least one large, deep crater on Mars may once have supported an alkaline lake that was fed by water from kilometres [...]

Chameleon Star Triggers Pulsar Debate

January 30, 2013, 4:00 pm

New observations of a pulsar are challenging all existing theories about these stars’ dynamics.


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