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SpaceRef Mars

NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie -- a mosaic made up of 11 images....

12/12/2018

Astrobiology

The origin of the reservoirs of water on Earth is debated. The Earth's crust may contain at least three times more water than the oceans. This crust water is found in the form of phyllosilicates, whose origin probably differs from...

12/12/2018

Recent articles published in 'Astronomy & Astrophysics'

Authors: S. Boro Saikia, T. Lueftinger, S. V. Jeffers, C. P. Folsom, V. See, P. Petit, S. C. Marsden, A. A. Vidotto, J. Morin, A. Reiners, M. Guedel and .
Astronomy & Astrophysics Vol. 620 , page L11
Keywords: stars: magnetic field ; stars: solar-type ; stars: imaging.

12/12/2018

ESA Human Spaceflight

Warming regards Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Lake Dukan sends holiday greetings and a new year warning

12/11/2018

Planetary Society Blog

Just after a failed drill attempt at Inverness, Curiosity suffered a serious computer problem. The mission has now recovered by switching computers, and has successfully drilled at Highfield. One last drill site in "red Jura" rocks is planned before leaving Vera Rubin ridge behind.

12/11/2018

Astronomy News - Sky & Telescope

The NASA spacecraft detected signs of hydrated minerals on Bennu's surface, suggesting that the asteroid's larger parent body once hosted liquid water. The post Osiris-REX Finds Hints of Past Water on Asteroid Bennu appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

12/11/2018

ESA Space Science

Riccardo Giacconi (1931–2018) ESA is saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Riccardo Giacconi, Nobel laureate and pioneer of X-ray astronomy, on 9 December at the age of 87.

12/11/2018

Space.com

Two Black Brant X sounding rockets lift off side-by-side in this fisheye, timelapse photo captured from the world’s northernmost launch site in Svalbard, Norway.

12/11/2018

NASA Image of the Day

ICESat-2 Reveals Profile of Ice SheetsLess than three months into its mission, NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, is already exceeding scientists’ expectations.

12/11/2018

Space.com

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover has been silent since June 10, a casualty of a mega-dust storm. But the robot's handlers haven't given up yet on Opportunity, which touched down on Mars in January 2004.

12/11/2018