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Dwarf Planet Ceres to Be Revealed in ‘Stunning Detail’ by NASA Probe

March 3, 2015

NASA’s Dawn probe is scheduled to slip into orbit around Ceres — the largest object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter — at 7:20 a.m. EST (1220 GMT) Friday, wrapping up a deep-space chase that lasted two-and-a-half years.

Source: www.space.com

Due to enter orbit around Ceres on Friday, the Dawn spacecraft snaps the best pictures yet of the dwarf planet.

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Weather satellite explodes in space – The Weather Network

March 2, 2015

The explosion has sent dangerous debris into the earth�s orbit.

Source: www.theweathernetwork.com

More space junk for satellites to dodge.

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Myelin-Maker: How an FDA-Approved Drug Boosts Myelin Synthesis

March 2, 2015

A University at Buffalo researcher has discovered a way to keep remyelination going, using a drug that’s already on the market.

Source: www.newswise.com

Study shows promise against neurological diseases caused by loss of myelin in the brain.

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SpaceX launches two communications satellites

March 2, 2015

Washington (AFP) March 2, 2015
US space transportation company SpaceX launched two commercial communications satellites atop a Falcon 9 rocket Sunday evening.

Source: www.spacedaily.com

SpaceX adds a sixteenth consecutive launch of its Falcon 9 launch vehicle. operating at a launch tempo of more than one launch per month.

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February 28, 2015 in News: Could these bright spots on Ceres be ice volcanoes? – Spaceflight Now

March 2, 2015

Spaceflight Now
February 28, 2015 in News: Could these bright spots on Ceres be ice volcanoes?

Source: spaceflightnow.com

Bright spots on Ceres mystify researchers. 

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The Curiosity robot confirms methane in Mars’ atmosphere which may hint that existed life

March 1, 2015

The tunable laser spectrometer in the SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) instrument of the Curiosity robot has unequivocally detected an episodic increase in the concentration of methane in Mars’ atmosphere after an exhaustive analysis of data obtained during 605 soles or Martian days.

Source: phys.org

Curiosity’s detection of methane in the Martian atmosphere is definitive. It’s origin must now be traced. A biological origin is possible.

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Is there life beyond Earth? Do we even want to know?

February 28, 2015

Researchers want to send messages toward newly discovered planets in deep space. But some worry we may contact Klingons instead of E.T.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Recent meeting of astronomers debated the question of whether we should actively try to contact alien civilizations in space.

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