NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 3 Jun 2009, 07:00 UTC Cloud chasers studying Saturn's moon Titan say its clouds form and move much like those on Earth, but in a much slower, more lingering fashion.
Arianespace Press Releases 3 Jun 2009, 00:00 UTC Arianespace has received the heavy-lift Ariane 5 for its upcoming mission with the world's largest commercial telecommunications satellite to be launched – TerreStar-1. This vehicle was delivered to the Final Assembly Building today, where preparations will begin for the late June liftoff on Arianespace's third flight of 2009
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Press Releases 2 Jun 2009, 08:30 UTC The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is inviting members from six space agencies in the Asia-Pacific Region to participate in the Satellite Technology for the Asia-Pacific Region (STAR) Program, which JAXA introduced at the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) held in 2007. The STAR Program will be conducted from 1 June 2009 (TBD), and activity at JAXA's Sagamihara campus has already begun.
NASA Breaking News 1 Jun 2009, 04:00 UTC The May 31 transfer of Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida from the Space Shuttle Program to the Constellation Program is the next step in preparing the first flight test of the agency's next-generation spacecraft and launch system.
Planetary Society Press Wire 31 May 2009, 07:00 UTC Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Sand Snared and Dusted, Opportunity Rests and Roves
ESA Top News 29 May 2009, 08:00 UTC 'Putting the Universe into our computers' is one way to describe some of the work carried out at ESAC. But ESAC, the European Space Astronomy Centre, is also where scientists prepare satellite missions and where data are archived and made available on the internet.
Planetary Society Press Wire 29 May 2009, 07:00 UTC 3.9 billion years ago the Earth was undergoing a cataclysmic convulsion. Over a period that lasted between 20 and 200 million years, the surface of our planet was battered by a storm of impactors that beat it to a pulp. Oceans were heated to the boiling point and bedrock was melted into lava, transforming and reshaping the Earth's crust. Conditions were so hostile during this Late Heavy Bombardment (LHB), that scientists believed that no living thing could possibly survive them. Only in the calm that followed the storm, when the frequency of space rocks slamming into the Earth returned to its normal rate, did primitive life emerge on Earth. The oldest biological markers known to scientists date precisely to the end of the LHB.
Royal Astronomical Society 28 May 2009, 23:11 UTC In 1919, the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) launched an expedition to the West African island of Príncipe, to observe a total solar eclipse and prove or disprove Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. Now, in a new RAS-funded expedition for the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009), scientists are back.