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Robot as Time magazine's Person of the Year?

Here’s your chance to nominate the Curiosity Mars rover as Time magazine’s “Person of the Year”.

 

“You may own a cool car — you may even own a truly great car — but it’s a cinch that no matter how fantastic it is, it can never be anything more than the second best car in the solar system,” explains Time magazine. “The greatest of all is the Mars...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. After days of speculation, scientists report NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has detected a hint of carbon on Mars, but...

Artist’s impression of an active volcano on Venus. Results from a long-term study of Venus find evidence of a clear injection of sulphur dioxide into its upper atmosphere. One possible interpretation is that volcanic activity increased the sulphur dioxide component of the upper atmosphere, although an alternative is that a change in atmospheric circulation dredged up the gas....

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world, including a roundup from the weekend. The mystery surrounding science findings from NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover team...

 

 

Antarctica is providing scientists with a fascinating example of biological activity thriving in extreme environments.

Scientists encamped at Lake Vida in Antarctica find microbes in isolate extreme environment. Photo Credit/Desert Research Institute

The research...

Credit: NASA

A new NASA app features time-lapse satellite images of locations on Earth undergoing significant change over decades.

This app celebrates Earth’s aesthetic beauty in the patterns, shapes, colors, and textures of the land, oceans, ice, and atmosphere.

The app has a thumbnail gallery of the images as well as an interactive directory with...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. NASA’s Messenger mission finds ice, lots of it, at the poles of Mercury, scientists announce. A U. S. and European...

An international alliance of scientists, using a wide array of data gathered by satellites as well as airborne sensors, confirms a 20 year record of ice melt from Antarctica as well as Greenland, findings that suggest significant losses related to global warming that  will be passed to the United Nations in its campaign to address environmental concerns.

The research effort was sponsored by NASA and the European Space Agency.

And it found that there has been increased melting on  both fronts — three times as much as there was in the 1990s.  Previously, the data over whether Antarctica was experiencing an ice gain or loss was in question.

“What is unique about this...

NASA Opportunity rover - also busy at work on Mars! Credit: NASA/JPL

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. Will NASA administrator Charles Bolden remain at the agency’s helm for President Obama’s second term?  Sizing up the...

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