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Aerogels Could Be Used to Build Terraforming Domes on Mars

(Credit: Discover; Pavel Chagochkin/Shutterstock) (Inside Science) -- Shields made of a material so light it is sometimes called "frozen smoke" could help make areas on Mars livable, a new ...

12 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Lunar eclipse marks Moon landing's 50th anniversary

Fifty years to the day since mankind launched the first mission to set foot on it, the Moon is set to treat Earthlings to a partial lunar eclipse on Tuesday.

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Galileo sat-nav system experiences service outage

"Europe's GPS" goes offline as it grapples with a technical glitch in its ground infrastructure.

Sun 14 Jul 19 from BBC News

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NASA Moon mission: Open University partners with space agency

It is hoped a new instrument will help scientists understand the sources and movement of water on the Moon.

18 hours ago from BBC News

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A NASA Intern Bought Apollo 11 Videotapes for $218. Now They’re Going to Auction for Millions

They are 'the only surviving first-generation recordings of the historic moon walk'

22 hours ago from TIME

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Española chile pepper to be the first fruit grown on the ISS as NASA seeks crops to take to Mars 

Certain chile peppers have advantages when it comes to looking for plants that can be grown easily in space, in that they can be easily pollinated and can survive within a carbon dioxide rich ...

17 hours ago from Daily Mail

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NASA creates a flood proxy map of areas affected by tropical storm Barry

Even before Tropical Storm Barry made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, July 13, it had already dropped a lot of rain on the state. Using satellite data, NASA created a map that shows areas ...

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France's Macron announces creation of a new space force command

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday announced the creation of a new national military space force command that will eventually be part of his country's air force.

Sun 14 Jul 19 from

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Martian microbes may be snacking on space dust

Modern Mars is a desolate husk of a planet, as far as life is concerned. But it's not completely uninhabitable, since microbes could be hiding in the cracks of rocks and dirt. And now ...

2 hours ago from Gizmag

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