Electric Moon Sparks May Break Down Lunar Dirt

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Electric sparks might have helped break down lunar soil, suggesting the moon may be significantly more active than previously thought. The phenomenon may take place throughout the solar system, from Mercury to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:52:51 EDT

Space Robot Arm Tech Could Help Surgeons Operate on Kids

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The technology powering robotic arms in space could be used to perform minor surgeries for children on Earth.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:49:29 EDT

World's First 3D Printer in Space Will Launch This Month

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The 3D printer, which is scheduled to launch toward the orbiting lab Sept. 19 aboard SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo capsule, could help lay the foundation for an in-space manufacturing economy, agency officials say.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:48:59 EDT

Universe Today Wins a Parsec Award for the Guide to Space

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As you might know, a few of us were attending Dragon*Con this weekend in Atlanta, where the Parsec Awards are held every year. Astronomy Cast has been up for a nomination every year, but we’ve always lost out to other folks like Star Talk and Planetary Radio. Well, this year, we took a different tack […]
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  • On: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:36:18 +0000

Mars Rover Opportunity to Have Memory Wiped

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The time has come -- the little Mars rover needs its first memory wipe.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:22:56 EDT

Russia's Space Sex Geckos Found Dead After Landing

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A group of geckos sent to space so that scientists could study the lizards' zero-g mating habits have died.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:02:48 EDT

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The Sun and Moon Today

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