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(ScienceDaily) NASA Rover Opportunity views comet near Mars

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured images of a comet passing much closer to Mars than any previous known comet flyby of Earth or Mars. The images of comet Siding Spring were taken against a backdrop of the pre-dawn Martian sky on Sunday (Oct. 19).<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/space_time/~4/o23s4pRe-QI" height="1" width="1"/>   

(ScienceDaily) Mars Orbiter image shows comet nucleus is small

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured views of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring while that visitor sped past Mars on Sunday (Oct. 19), yielding information about its nucleus.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/space_time/~4/lEBnvzJecfs" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) NASA Mars Orbiter Beams Back Images of Comet's Tiny Nucleus

The HiRISE camera on board NASA&#039;s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has become the first instrument orbiting Mars to beam back images of comet Siding Spring&#039;s nucleus and coma. Continue reading →<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/EVZE64xD2-8" height="1" width="1"/>   

(ScienceDaily) Heavy metal frost? A new look at a Venusian mystery

Venus is hiding something beneath its brilliant shroud of clouds: a first order mystery about the planet that researchers may be a little closer to solving because of a new re-analysis of twenty-year-old spacecraft data. Venus's surface can't be seen from orbit in visible light because of the planet's hot, dense, cloudy atmosphere. Instead, radar has been used by spacecraft to penetrate the clouds and map out the surface – both by reflecting radar off the surface to measure elevation and by looking at the radio emissions of the hot surface. The last spacecraft to map Venus in this way was Magellan, two decades ago.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/space_time/~4/YKFUJ7-B_xs" height="1" width="1"/>   

(ScienceDaily) NASA's Mars Odyssey Orbiter watches comet fly near

The longest-lived robot ever sent to Mars came through its latest challenge in good health, reporting home on schedule after sheltering behind Mars from possible comet dust.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/space_time/~4/ctxhryJ1IbU" height="1" width="1"/>   

(ScienceDaily) NASA's MAVEN studies passing comet and its effects

NASA's newest orbiter at Mars, MAVEN, took precautions to avoid harm from a dust-spewing comet that flew near Mars Oct. 19 and is studying the flyby's effects on the Red Planet's atmosphere.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/space_time/~4/jE7NwCgHuns" height="1" width="1"/>   

(ScienceDaily) NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter studies comet flyby

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has sent home more data about Mars than all other missions combined, is also now providing data about a comet that buzzed The Red Planet Oct. 19.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/space_time/~4/rOALjPP0T2A" height="1" width="1"/>   

(euronews) Jeremy Curl: Seeking prehistoric art in the Sahara

*Jeremy Curl has just returned to Europe after an epic voyage on foot through the Sahara desert in search of prehistoric art. The Anglo-Irish…<img width='1' height='1' src='http://Euronews.net.feedsportal.com/c/32800/f/536663/s/3faaeebe/sc/10/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474557843/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3faaeebe/sc/10/rc/1/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474557843/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3faaeebe/sc/10/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474557843/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3faaeebe/sc/10/rc/2/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474557843/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3faaeebe/sc/10/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474557843/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3faaeebe/sc/10/rc/3/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474557843/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3faaeebe/sc/10/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/euronews/en/space/~4/m-kkT2T-evA" height="1" width="1"/>   

(euronews) Anders Sandberg : Explorer of the mind

Not all explorers are hearty outdoors fanatics with a penchant for wild places and uncharted lands. Some, instead, are explorers of the intangible…<img width='1' height='1' src='http://Euronews.net.feedsportal.com/c/32800/f/536663/s/3faaeebf/sc/10/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474557842/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3faaeebf/sc/10/rc/1/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474557842/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3faaeebf/sc/10/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474557842/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3faaeebf/sc/10/rc/2/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474557842/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3faaeebf/sc/10/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474557842/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3faaeebf/sc/10/rc/3/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474557842/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3faaeebf/sc/10/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/euronews/en/space/~4/uAu5UHA9KPY" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Mars Orbiter Image Shows Comet Nucleus is Small

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured views of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring while that visitor sped past Mars on Sunday (Oct. 19), yielding information about its nucleus. The images are the highest-resolution views ever acquired of a comet coming from the Oort Cloud at the fringes of the solar system.  Other spacecraft have approached and studied comets with shorter orbits. This comet's flyby of Mars provided spacecraft&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=mUyIB3Y3gxw:IXXjGHevNpk:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=mUyIB3Y3gxw:IXXjGHevNpk:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=mUyIB3Y3gxw:IXXjGHevNpk:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=mUyIB3Y3gxw:IXXjGHevNpk:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=mUyIB3Y3gxw:IXXjGHevNpk:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=mUyIB3Y3gxw:IXXjGHevNpk:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=mUyIB3Y3gxw:IXXjGHevNpk:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=mUyIB3Y3gxw:IXXjGHevNpk:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/mUyIB3Y3gxw" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) NASA Rover Opportunity Views Comet Near Mars

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured images of a comet passing much closer to Mars than any previous known comet flyby of Earth or Mars. The images of comet Siding Spring were taken against a backdrop of the pre-dawn Martian sky on Sunday (Oct. 19). Researchers used Opportunity's Pancam to image at a range of exposure times about two-and-one-half hours before the closest approach of the nucleus of comet Siding Spring to Mars. By the time of closest approach at about 87,000 miles&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=M-mfMES1lL8:53XaYruLjMY:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=M-mfMES1lL8:53XaYruLjMY:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=M-mfMES1lL8:53XaYruLjMY:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=M-mfMES1lL8:53XaYruLjMY:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=M-mfMES1lL8:53XaYruLjMY:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=M-mfMES1lL8:53XaYruLjMY:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=M-mfMES1lL8:53XaYruLjMY:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=M-mfMES1lL8:53XaYruLjMY:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/M-mfMES1lL8" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Mimas: Small Moon with a Big Crater

Whatever hit Mimas nearly destroyed it. What remains is one of the largest impact craters on one of Saturn's smallest moons. The crater, named Herschel after the 1789 discoverer of Mimas, Sir William Herschel, spans about 130 kilometers and is pictured above. Mimas' low mass produces a surface gravity just strong enough to create a spherical body but weak enough to allow such relatively large surface features. Mimas is made of mostly water ice with a smattering of rock - so it is accurately &nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=0TaZEXnytjI:apOWDx6qhA0:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=0TaZEXnytjI:apOWDx6qhA0:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=0TaZEXnytjI:apOWDx6qhA0:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=0TaZEXnytjI:apOWDx6qhA0:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=0TaZEXnytjI:apOWDx6qhA0:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=0TaZEXnytjI:apOWDx6qhA0:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=0TaZEXnytjI:apOWDx6qhA0:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=0TaZEXnytjI:apOWDx6qhA0:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/0TaZEXnytjI" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) Orionid Meteor Shower to Dazzle Tonight

If you step outside before dawn during the next week or so, you might be able to see bright meteors streaking through the sky.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/Sydv2Qs9acc" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Cosmonauts Busy as U.S. Segment Crew Takes Day Off

A pair of cosmonauts suited up for a dry run of Wednesday’s spacewalk while Dragon will hang on to the International Space Station for a few more days. Commander Max Suraev and Flight Engineer Alexander Samokutyaev spent Monday readying the Russian Orlan spacesuits they will wear when they exit the Pirs docking compartment Wednesday for a six-hour spacewalk. The duo donned their spacesuits for a spacewalk dry run. They checked suit controls and communications gear and conducted prelim&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=yzL9_rjeJi8:9wBMHxAD5DA:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=yzL9_rjeJi8:9wBMHxAD5DA:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=yzL9_rjeJi8:9wBMHxAD5DA:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=yzL9_rjeJi8:9wBMHxAD5DA:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=yzL9_rjeJi8:9wBMHxAD5DA:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=yzL9_rjeJi8:9wBMHxAD5DA:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=yzL9_rjeJi8:9wBMHxAD5DA:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=yzL9_rjeJi8:9wBMHxAD5DA:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/yzL9_rjeJi8" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) Mars Missions Report in After Comet Close Encounter

As comet Siding Spring speeds away after its Martian encounter on Sunday, our armada of satellites have reported in to signal that they are OK.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/zBHsJqqEEoo" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) NASA's SDO Observes an X-class Solar Flare

The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 1:01 a.m. EDT on Oct. 19, 2014. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which is always observing the sun, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense enough -- they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. To see how this ev&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=AN05DAaW0VA:vwTZA54CRGU:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=AN05DAaW0VA:vwTZA54CRGU:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=AN05DAaW0VA:vwTZA54CRGU:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=AN05DAaW0VA:vwTZA54CRGU:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=AN05DAaW0VA:vwTZA54CRGU:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=AN05DAaW0VA:vwTZA54CRGU:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=AN05DAaW0VA:vwTZA54CRGU:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=AN05DAaW0VA:vwTZA54CRGU:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/AN05DAaW0VA" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) Comet Siding Spring Whizzes Past Mars

A comet the size of a small mountain and about as solid as a pile of talcum powder whizzed past Mars.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/b1sfRiF8xyI" height="1" width="1"/>   

(euronews) Divers use super-suit to recover ancient Greek treasures

"Back to Antikythera" is the new marine research project organized by The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) in Massachusetts, in partnership…<img width='1' height='1' src='http://Euronews.net.feedsportal.com/c/32800/f/536663/s/3fa3b2dc/sc/10/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474502735/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa3b2dc/sc/10/rc/1/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474502735/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa3b2dc/sc/10/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474502735/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa3b2dc/sc/10/rc/2/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474502735/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa3b2dc/sc/10/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474502735/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa3b2dc/sc/10/rc/3/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474502735/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa3b2dc/sc/10/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/euronews/en/space/~4/hvqXZCjuU4g" height="1" width="1"/>   

(euronews) Rio's road to sweet success

In this episode of Urban Visions we are in Rio de Janeiro, which like most big cities is facing the challenge of growing urbanisation. And getting…<img width='1' height='1' src='http://Euronews.net.feedsportal.com/c/32800/f/536663/s/3fa1d600/sc/10/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/euronews/en/space/~4/s3YZV2skb9o" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) This Week On The Space Show

The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston at www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week: 1. Monday, October 20, 2014, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT) DR. PAUL SPUDIS returns to discuss his recent blog posts at www.spudislunarresources.com/blog/ and http://blogs.airspacemag.com/moon. Dr. PAUL D. SPUDIS is a Senior Staff Scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas.  His research focuses on impact and volcanic processes on the planets and requireme&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=HcfhTNkXxWA:WhewWf_6UaE:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=HcfhTNkXxWA:WhewWf_6UaE:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=HcfhTNkXxWA:WhewWf_6UaE:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=HcfhTNkXxWA:WhewWf_6UaE:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=HcfhTNkXxWA:WhewWf_6UaE:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=HcfhTNkXxWA:WhewWf_6UaE:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=HcfhTNkXxWA:WhewWf_6UaE:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=HcfhTNkXxWA:WhewWf_6UaE:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/HcfhTNkXxWA" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Studies Comet Flyby

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has sent home more data about Mars than all other missions combined, is also now providing data about a comet that buzzed The Red Planet today (Oct. 19). The orbiter continues operating in good health after sheltering behind Mars during the half hour when high-velocity dust particles from comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring had the most chance of reaching the paths of Mars orbiters. It maintained radio communications with Earth throughout the comet's closes&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=9ZFCu7YzI7w:WLLiqm2Gzaw:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=9ZFCu7YzI7w:WLLiqm2Gzaw:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=9ZFCu7YzI7w:WLLiqm2Gzaw:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=9ZFCu7YzI7w:WLLiqm2Gzaw:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=9ZFCu7YzI7w:WLLiqm2Gzaw:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=9ZFCu7YzI7w:WLLiqm2Gzaw:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=9ZFCu7YzI7w:WLLiqm2Gzaw:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=9ZFCu7YzI7w:WLLiqm2Gzaw:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/9ZFCu7YzI7w" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) NASA's Mars Odyssey Orbiter Watches Comet Fly Near

The longest-lived robot ever sent to Mars came through its latest challenge in good health, reporting home on schedule after sheltering behind Mars from possible comet dust. NASA's Mars Odyssey was out of communications with Earth, as planned, while conducting observations of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring on Sunday, Oct. 19, as the comet flew near Mars. The comet sped within about 88,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) of Mars, equivalent to about one-third of the distance between Earth and Eart&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=lyhzZjJaEYo:95miv5MzovQ:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=lyhzZjJaEYo:95miv5MzovQ:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=lyhzZjJaEYo:95miv5MzovQ:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=lyhzZjJaEYo:95miv5MzovQ:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=lyhzZjJaEYo:95miv5MzovQ:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=lyhzZjJaEYo:95miv5MzovQ:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=lyhzZjJaEYo:95miv5MzovQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=lyhzZjJaEYo:95miv5MzovQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/lyhzZjJaEYo" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) NASA's MAVEN Studies Passing Comet and Its Effects

NASA's newest orbiter at Mars, MAVEN, took precautions to avoid harm from a dust-spewing comet that flew near Mars today and is studying the flyby's effects on the Red Planet's atmosphere. The MAVEN spacecraft -- full name Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution -- reported back to Earth in good health after about three hours of precautions against a possible collision with high-velocity dust particles released by comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring. "We're glad the spacecraft came through, we&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=Ua5kPQQrXyY:7mbVCiFHbsQ:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=Ua5kPQQrXyY:7mbVCiFHbsQ:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=Ua5kPQQrXyY:7mbVCiFHbsQ:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=Ua5kPQQrXyY:7mbVCiFHbsQ:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=Ua5kPQQrXyY:7mbVCiFHbsQ:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=Ua5kPQQrXyY:7mbVCiFHbsQ:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=Ua5kPQQrXyY:7mbVCiFHbsQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=Ua5kPQQrXyY:7mbVCiFHbsQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/Ua5kPQQrXyY" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Comet Siding Spring Passes Mars

Yesterday, a comet passed very close to Mars. In fact, Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) passed closer to the red planet than any comet has ever passed to Earth in recorded history. To take advantage of this unique opportunity to study the close interaction of a comet and a planet, humanity currently has five active spacecraft orbiting Mars: NASA's MAVEN, MRO, Mars Odyssey, as well as ESA's Mars Express, and India's Mars Orbiter. Most of these spacecraft have now sent back information that the&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=uxFGJGOenSo:Exz0wmYzMg4:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=uxFGJGOenSo:Exz0wmYzMg4:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=uxFGJGOenSo:Exz0wmYzMg4:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=uxFGJGOenSo:Exz0wmYzMg4:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=uxFGJGOenSo:Exz0wmYzMg4:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=uxFGJGOenSo:Exz0wmYzMg4:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=uxFGJGOenSo:Exz0wmYzMg4:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=uxFGJGOenSo:Exz0wmYzMg4:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/uxFGJGOenSo" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) Mars and Comet Unite in Stunning Close Approach Photo

As we await a close-up view of comet Siding Spring making its closest approach with Mars, astronomers on Earth have been busy doing some of their own comet spotting from afar. Continue reading →<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/Btfz5Dy5GYo" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) Tally-Ho on Targets for New Horizons After Pluto

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have located at least one and possibly three Kuiper Belt objects that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft can reach after its flyby Pluto next year. Continue reading →<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/8N1mu7E9qG4" height="1" width="1"/>   

(euronews) Building houses with bacteria

Houses of the future could be built with bricks made from bacteria. It sounds like science fiction but researchers involved in an == EU-backed…<img width='1' height='1' src='http://Euronews.net.feedsportal.com/c/32800/f/536663/s/3fa116eb/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474520578/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa116eb/sc/7/rc/1/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474520578/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa116eb/sc/7/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474520578/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa116eb/sc/7/rc/2/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474520578/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa116eb/sc/7/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474520578/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa116eb/sc/7/rc/3/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474520578/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa116eb/sc/7/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/euronews/en/space/~4/wAU7agTLNcA" height="1" width="1"/>   

(euronews) Do you know: can bacteria build houses?

A skyscraper built up with the help of bacteria cells? And Irish sustainable design consultant explains what we can expect -and what we can't - from…<img width='1' height='1' src='http://Euronews.net.feedsportal.com/c/32800/f/536663/s/3fa116f1/sc/22/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474520577/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa116f1/sc/22/rc/1/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474520577/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa116f1/sc/22/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474520577/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa116f1/sc/22/rc/2/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474520577/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa116f1/sc/22/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474520577/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa116f1/sc/22/rc/3/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210474520577/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fa116f1/sc/22/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/euronews/en/space/~4/A7duGC0qclE" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Comet McNaught Over New Zealand

Comet McNaught was perhaps the most photogenic comet of modern times -- from Earth. After making quite a show in the northern hemisphere in early January of 2007, the comet moved south and developed a long and unusual dust tail that dazzled southern hemisphere observers. In late January 2007, Comet McNaught was captured between Mount Remarkable and Cecil Peak in this spectacular image taken from Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand. The bright comet dominates the right part of the above ima&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=iQzXroQRzIg:dXqWaCRVJpo:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=iQzXroQRzIg:dXqWaCRVJpo:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=iQzXroQRzIg:dXqWaCRVJpo:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=iQzXroQRzIg:dXqWaCRVJpo:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=iQzXroQRzIg:dXqWaCRVJpo:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=iQzXroQRzIg:dXqWaCRVJpo:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=iQzXroQRzIg:dXqWaCRVJpo:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=iQzXroQRzIg:dXqWaCRVJpo:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/iQzXroQRzIg" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Melotte 15 in the Heart

Cosmic clouds form fantastic shapes in the central regions of emission nebula IC 1805. The clouds are sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from massive hot stars in the nebula's newborn star cluster, Melotte 15. About 1.5 million years young, the cluster stars are toward the right in this colorful skyscape, along with dark dust clouds in silhouette against glowing atomic gas. A composite of narrowband and broadband telescopic images, the view spans about 30 light-years and includes emissi&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=pp2i_WPR9z0:Mkr1Xz6yLN0:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=pp2i_WPR9z0:Mkr1Xz6yLN0:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=pp2i_WPR9z0:Mkr1Xz6yLN0:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=pp2i_WPR9z0:Mkr1Xz6yLN0:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=pp2i_WPR9z0:Mkr1Xz6yLN0:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=pp2i_WPR9z0:Mkr1Xz6yLN0:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=pp2i_WPR9z0:Mkr1Xz6yLN0:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=pp2i_WPR9z0:Mkr1Xz6yLN0:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/pp2i_WPR9z0" height="1" width="1"/>   

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