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Mars' twisty magnetic tail

Once more, with feeling: Dawn to take a closer look at Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has received another reprieve, with its mission to dwarf planet Ceres extended for another, closer, flyby. The probe has orbited Ceres since March 2015 and has already revealed a 4,000 metre high mountain that's evidence of cryovolcanism on the dwarf planet. The science is good enough – as is Dawn's …
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Mars orbiter FLOORS IT to avoid hitting MOON

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft last week made a hasty burn to avoid a likely collision with Martian moon Phobos. NASA says that without the burn, the probe and the moon stood “a good chance of hitting each other on Monday, March 6th”. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) figured that out about …
Mars and the solar winds

Sun of a b... Solar winds blamed for ripping away Mars' atmosphere

Video NASA thinks it now understands why Mars has lost so much of its atmosphere: the Sun stripped it virtually clean. About four billion years ago, solar winds blasting the Red Planet managed to turn it from a warm, moist world to the cold dry desert we see today, we're told. "To quote Bob Dylan, the answer is blowin' in the wind …
Iain Thomson, 5 Nov 2015
Aurora over Whitehorse, Yukon, on September 3, 2012

On 50th anniversary of first spacewalk, Aurorae light up two planets

One March 18th, 1965, Alexy Leonov took a small step for a man and exited the Voskhod 22 spacecraft. Leonov then spent the next 12 minutes spacewalking, the first time a human had done so. 50 years down the track, US astronaut Terry Virts, the current commander of the International Space Station (ISS) took a space stroll and …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Mar 2015
Artist concept of MAVEN in orbit around Mars

NASA's MAVEN enters Mars orbit to sniff its gas

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft has reached Mars after a 10-month journey – and started its mission to study the Red Planet's upper atmosphere. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) dropped into orbit around Earth’s favourite neighbour around 3.24am BST after months of journeying through space. To do it, the craft had to …
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India vs America: Earthling invaders in race to MARS

India and America are locked into a race to Mars - but it looks as if the Yanks will get there first. On Sunday, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft will complete its 10 month journey and go into orbit around the Red Planet. Its 442 million mile trip will conclude with a tricky manouvere which …
Jasper Hamill, 19 Sep 2014

Tech talk bloke compares girlfriend to irritating Java tool – did he deserve flames?

Poll A programmer was given a right shoeing on Twitter and various blogs for a classy move at a tech event – comparing Apache Maven to a beautiful-but-annoying girlfriend. Jonathan Doklovic, principal developer at software-maker Atlassian, made the comments while giving a thrilling talk about plugins at the AtlasCamp 2014 in Berlin …
Jasper Hamill, 6 Jun 2014
Spitzer pics of comet ISON 500m km from the Sun

Thanksgiving ROAST in SPAAACE: Comet ISON faces FIERY SUN DEATH

On November 28, while many Americans will be sitting down to roast turkey and all the trimmings, Comet ISON faces being slowly cooked to death as it passes within a million miles of the Sun's surface. Now a top expert says the cosmic snowball has a less than fifty-fifty chance of surviving the encounter. "It's going to get …
Iain Thomson, 26 Nov 2013
MAVEN

BLAST OFF! NASA's MAVEN Mars probe ROARS into orbit

Updated NASA's Mars probe MAVEN has successfully sneaked through its weather window and launched from Cape Canaveral at 13.28pm ET on Monday, before heavy weather could roll in and delay the launch. MAVEN launch And she's off Scientists and engineers at the agency and Lockheed Martin have spent the last five years building the …
Iain Thomson, 18 Nov 2013
MAVEN sits on the launch pad the night before blastoff

NASA probecraft to FLY the SKIES of MARS - IF it can make its launch window

MAVEN, NASA's latest mission to Mars, is sitting on the launchpad in Florida's Cape Canaveral all ready to go – although there's just a 60 per cent chance of good weather for liftoff today. MAVEN sits on the launch pad the night before blastoff MAVEN waits patiently for the go. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls The Mars Atmosphere …
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1,100 haiku heading to Mars on next NASA mission

The next NASA probe to Mars will carry a DVD containing 1,100 haiku submitted and voted on by members of the public, with British author Benedict Smith winning first place with this gem: It's funny, they named Mars after the God of War Have a look at Earth The haiku will be carried to the Red Planet on the Mars Atmosphere …
Iain Thomson, 10 Aug 2013
The Register breaking news

Wikileaks: Canadian piracy arrests were favor to movie biz man

A report on TorrentFreak has linked the overdose death of a Canadian “cammer” (someone who records movies in cinemas on Webcams) to his arrest by the Mounties, even though his activities weren’t a crime in that country. According to a Wikileaks-published cable, Royal Canadian Mounted Police were reluctant to take an interest …
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NASA to sniff Martian atmosphere

NASA has announced it will in 2013 send a robotic mission to Mars to sniff the Red Planet's atmosphere and gain insights into how most of it was lost. The $485m Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft - judged as boasting the "best science value and lowest implementation risk" of 20 mission proposals - will " …
Lester Haines, 16 Sep 2008
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Maven and Eclipse strive for Visual Studio 'power'

Call it the impossible dream. Every so often, somebody - usually from the Java side of the tracks - wants to best Microsoft's Visual Studio. Macromedia, BEA Systems and Sun Microsystems are just three who've tried - and failed - to bring Visual Studio's drag-and-drop tooling to Java and lure those using Visual Basic into the …
Gavin Clarke, 26 Jun 2008

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