'Shoot For the Moon': This Short Film Longs for Space Exploration

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'Shoot For the Moon' is a short film depicting a homeless astronaut as he sets out for the moon – armed with nothing more than a travel case, some bottle rockets, but carrying a cargo of ambition.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:24:52 EST

Moroccan Meteorite May Be a 4.4-Billion-Year-Old Chunk of Dark Martian Crust

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Mars is often referred to as the Red Planet. But its signature color is only skin-deep – or, I should say, dust-deep. Beneath its rusty regolith Mars has many other hues and shades as well, from pale greys like those found inside holes drilled by Curiosity to large dark regions that are the result of ancient lava […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:04:36 +0000

NASA Launches Revolutionary Earth Science Satellite Measuring Soil Moisture Cycle

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At dawn this morning (Jan. 31) NASA launched an advanced Earth science satellite aimed at making measurements of our planet’s surface soil moisture and freeze/thaw states from space that will revolutionize our understanding of the water, energy, and carbon cycles driving all life on Earth. NASA’s new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory thundered off […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:52:00 +0000

Awesome New Radar Images of Asteroid 2004 BL86

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New video of 2004 BL86 and its moon Newly processed images of asteroid 2004 BL86 made during its brush with Earth Monday night reveal fresh details of its lumpy surface and orbiting moon. We’ve learned from both optical and radar data that Alpha, the main body, spins once every 2.6 hours. Beta (the moon) spins more slowly. The images […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:26:19 +0000

NASA Launches Satellite to Get the Dirt on Earth's Dirt

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NASA newest Earth-observing mission has just launched to the ultimate height to study the dirt below our feet.
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  • On: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:43:34 EST

Blast-Off! NASA Soil-Tracking Mission Launches From California | Video

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The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on January 31st, 2015. It will monitor Earth's soil moisture for 3 years.
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  • On: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:47:38 EST

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