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China's Yutu moon rover makes first tracks on the lunar surface. Credit: CNSA

China's Chang'e 3 lander is...

Alien Seas – Oceans in Space by Michael Carroll, Rosaly Lopes (Editors); Springer, New York; $29.99 (hardcover); 2013.

Thanks to the editors for this captivating “wet look” at an under-appreciated aspect of planets and moons in our celestial neighborhood – those “seas in the sky.”

The book begins with an informative and fitting...

Mars One — a not-for-profit foundation established to plant a permanent human settlement on Mars — has secured lead suppliers for its first mission to Mars.

The mission, slated for a 2018 launch, will include a robotic lander and a communications satellite.

Mars One has contracted Lockheed Martin and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) to develop mission concept studies. The Mars lander will be...


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