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Spacecraft Cemetery sits in remote South Pacific Ocean

Roger Chaffee (1935 - 1967) Astronaut, died in a fire on the launch pad while strapped into the Apollo 1 capsule for a test. He posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal, Purple Heart and the US Navy Air Medal.


Ice on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

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Tidal forces gave moon its shape early in its history, new analysis finds

This is a composite image of the lunar nearside taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in June 2009, note the presence of dark areas of maria on this side of the moon.

Kandinsky crater lies near Mercury's north pole, and may have hosted water ice. MESSENGER spacecraft's Wide Angle Camera broadband image appears at left, outlined in yellow, and superimposed on an MDIS polar mosaic. The view on the right shows the same image but with the brightness and contrast adjusted to show details of the crater's shadowed floor. Image released Oct. 15, 2014.


Deserted Places: Inside a Russian Space Capsule Cemetery

This Is Where The International Space Station Will Go To Die | Popular Science


Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977) Anthropologist, naturalist, Philosopher. Studied North American anthropology and the evolution of cultures. Called the "heir apparent" to Henry David Thoreau. Known for the philosophical work "The Immense Journey", published in 1975.


Venus May Have Had Oceans Of Carbon Dioxide | IFLScience

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Royal Navy will hold 'Robot Wars' exercise off the Scottish coast this autumn

Royal Navy to hold 'Robot Wars' exercise featuring drones and unmanned underwater vehicles off the Scottish coast