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    Too much radiation for astronauts to make it to Mars

    FORGET the risk of exploding rockets or getting sideswiped by a wayward bit of space junk. Radiation may be the biggest hurdle to human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit and could put a damper on a recently proposed mission to Mars orbit. A panel tasked by the White House with reviewing...
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    Massive blast 'created Mars moon'

    Scientists say they have uncovered firm evidence that Mars's biggest moon, Phobos, is made from rocks blasted off the Martian surface in a catastrophic event. The origin of Mars's satellites Phobos and Deimos is a long-standing puzzle. It has been suggested that both moons could be asteroids...
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    The Asteroid Challenge: Will We Be Ready?

    Guest lecturer Rusty Schweickart gives a lecture entitled, "The Asteroid Challenge: Will We Be Ready?" for Professor Lynn Rothschild's Astrobiology and Space Exploration course. Stanford University: Stanford University Full Course Available on Stanford on iTunes U [iTunes Link]...
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    Meteorites Found in Antartica

    Google TechTalks January 26, 2006 Dr. Monika Kress Dr. Kress was a member of the ANSMET 2003-04 Expedition. (ANSMET = Antarctic search for meteorites) ABSTRACT Every year since the late 70's the US National Science Foundation has supported a team of space...

    Astronomers discover waltzing black holes

    Astronomers announced today that they have discovered 33 pairs of waltzing black holes in distant galaxies. This result shows that supermassive black hole pairs are more common than previously known from observations. Also, the black hole pairs can be used to estimate how often galaxies merge...

    Panel says NASA should skip moon, fly elsewhere

    NASA needs to make a major detour on its grand plans to return astronauts to the moon, a special independent panel told the White House Thursday. Under current plans, NASA has picked the wrong destination with the wrong rocket, the panel's chairman said. A test-flight version of the rocket, the...