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ISRO's Mars Orbiter Views Eos Chaos on Mars
Methane Sensor for Mars (MSM) payload onboard MOM intends to detect the presence of Methane and measure the column density of the same.
GenCorp to Sell More Than 700 Acres of Land in Northern California
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Easton Development Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of GenCorp Inc. (NYSE:GY), announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell approximately 703 acres of entitled land to WestLand Capital Partners L.P. for $57 million. The 703 acres are known as Hillsborough and represent a part of the 6,000 acre Easton Master Plan.
Dawn Spacecraft's Arrival at Dwarf Planet Ceres: Full Coverage
A NASA spacecraft is expected make its historic arrival in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, marking the first time a human-made probe has visited the cosmic body in history.
[in spaceflight]
Rosetta Spacecraft Sees Its Shadow on a Comet (Photo)
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft took the picture during a close flyby of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Feb. 14, when the sun, spacecraft and comet were all neatly aligned.
[in science-astronomy]
Short circuit halts Mars rover operations
A "transient short circuit" in the Mars rover Curiosity's robotic arm has put operations...
7 Strange Facts About Dwarf Planet Ceres
While NASA's Dawn probe will soon begin the first in-depth examination of Ceres, astronomers have learned a bit about the dwarf planet already. Here are seven weird facts about Ceres.
[in science-astronomy]
Galaxy in Early Universe Grew Up Faster Than Expected (Photos, Video)
A remote galaxy observed when the universe was less than a billion years old is more evolved than scientists expected.
[in science-astronomy]
US military launches three rockets near-simultaneously to test Aegis system
Washington DC (XNA) Feb 27, 2015 - The U.S. military launched three suborbital rockets near-simultaneously Tuesday as part of a ballistic missile defense (BMD) test involving the Aegis weapon system.

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said in a statement that the rockets were acquired and tracked by sailors aboard two Aegis BMD destroyers while a third destroyer participated in associated operations.

Using this data, the Aegis BMD ships then conducted simulated guided missile engagements with the Distributed Weighted Engagement Scheme (DWES) capability enabled to determine which ship is the preferred shooter, thereby reducing duplication of BMD engagements and missile expenditures while ensuring BMD threat coverage.

Since no guided missiles were launched, the test did not include an attempted intercept, and the MDA noted that the test was "successfully completed."

"This was the first flight test to assess the ability of the Aegis BMD 4.0 weapon system to simulate engagements of a raid consisting of three short-range, separating ballistic missile targets," the statement said. "This was also the first time Aegis BMD 4.0 ships used the DWES capability with live targets."

The rockets were launched between 2:30 a.m. and 2:31 a.m. EDT ( 0730 GMT and 0731 GMT) from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in the state of Virginia, the U.S. space agency said.

Aegis BMD, managed by the MDA and the U.S. Navy, is the naval component of the U.S. ballistic missile defense system.

Source: Source: Xinhua

Momofuku Ando: Google doodle honors creator of instant noodles

Google has celebrated the 105th birthday of Momofuku Ando, a man who sought world peace through ramen noodles.

NASA отправит на Марс установку по производству кислорода
Ученые Массачусетского технологического института работают над проектом установки, которая позволит превращать углекислый газ в кислород.
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