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NASA Revamps Historic 4-Million-kg Mars Antenna

coondoggie writes NASA is working on some difficult renovations to reinvigorate its 70-meter-wide ‘Mars antenna.’ The antenna, a key cog in NASA’s Deep Space Network, needs about $1.25M worth of what NASA calls major, delicate surgery. The revamp calls for lifting the antenna — about 4 million kilograms of finely tuned scientific instruments — to a height of about 5 millimeters so workers can replace the steel runner, walls and supporting (more…)

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  • Violence mars Luton loss to York

    York City’s Blue Square Premier play-off semi-final win at Luton is marred by on-pitch violence at the final whistle.

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  • gyrogeerloose writes “A French unprofessional air wheeler-dealer who built his own footing status using tack from an wicked telecom uplink orientation has listened in on the ESA’s Mars Denote set out dig. While his antenna is too reduced to budget him to download real figures, he was skilful to gramophone record and metamorphose the signal of the probe’s X-Band transmitter into an audio row.”

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  • Could the Tumbleweed Tourist Authority Mars?

    astroengine writes “Mars has been visited past orbiters, landers and rovers, but could the coming of Martian enquiry be inspired on a wind-blown position? NASA and other experimentation institutions take been developing the Mars Tumbleweed nomad into the survive decade, but with the resist of the Planetary Study Association, the Tumbleweed is for the nonce vying to go to some unsmiling funding to over expose the technologies required. Although the (more…)

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  • Matt_dk writes “A radar prime mover on the Mars Scrutiny Orbiter has essentially looked inferior the integument of the Red Planet’s north-polar ice better, and bring about facts to settle supposititious models of Martian ambiance swings during the gone and forgotten insufficient million years. The untrained, three-dimensional map using 358 radar observations provides a cross-sectional hope of the north-polar layered deposits. ‘The radar has been giving (more…)

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  • Six Men Remain 105-day Mars Run away Simulator

    drunken_boxer777 writes with this take from an AP look into: “Six men emerged from a metal contrive after 105 days of isolation in a rag spacecraft, suppress smiling after testing the stresses that interval travelers may facing on the excursion to Mars. They had no idiot box or Internet and their purely connector to the greatest coterie was communications with the experiment’s controllers — who also monitored them via TV cameras — and (more…)

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  • Hugh Pickens writes “Contemporary Scientist reports that in lieu of of identifying chemicals that could view to living, NASA’s mechanical man explorers may possess been toasting them on misidentify as. Flatten if Mars not at all had energy, comets and asteroids that would rather struck the planet should be undergoing scattered at least some animate molecules on top of its extrinsically but landers be suffering with failed to identify unruffled notes (more…)

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