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This impression of Titan’s surface is based on data from the European Space Agency's Huygens lander, Credit: Cassini-Huygens DISR

Saturn’s moon Titan provides the best opportunity to study conditions very similar to Earth – in terms of climate, meteorology and astrobiology.

That’s the observation from Athena Coustenis from the Paris-Meudon Observatory in France. The scientist is presenting this perspective...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities under way from around the world. On Mars, NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover finds compelling evidence that water once flowed on the planet’s surface...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden tells a European audience the U. S. will look to international...

Courtesy: Cornell University

How best to put the distance between the Sun and the nearest star in perspective?

Now the world’s largest exhibition – extending from New York to Hawaii – is to do just that and will be dedicated this week. The exhibition is named after the late Cornell astronomer Carl Sagan.

Called the Sagan Planet Walk it features a 1-to-5-billion...

NASA examines Mars exploration options in era of tight budgets

 

U. S. space policy makers, armed with a new set of exploration options developed by NASA’s Mars Program Planning Group but constrained by little prospect for budget growth, will wrestle with some pretty ambitious goals:

**Robotically...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. NASA’s Mars Program Planning Group unveiled the summary of a much anticipated internal report on future missions...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world.  Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s space policy raises cost questions as does a Florida...

Credit: Amaya Moro-Martín/Belbruno

There is a high probability that life came to Earth — or spread from Earth to other planets — during the Solar System’s infancy.

New research on this prospect has been presented at the now being held European Planetary Sciences Congress.

The findings provide the strongest support yet for “lithopanspermia” – that’s the hypothesis that basic life...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space-related activities from around the world, plus a roundup from the weekend.  Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney addresses space policy...

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney issued a space policy white paper over the weekend in which he pledged to rebuild NASA and invigorate  American space exploration with new leadership and opportunities in space commerce.

The eight page document pledged changes without additional spending.

“America’s space program lies at the intersection of so many important priorities, from technological innovation and economic growth to national security to international leadership,” wrote Romney. “We must never waiver in our commitment to this strategic national...

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