Issue #2(2) 2014 Space Lounge

The vanity of machines

Me too – Curiosity Mars rover’s selfie at the ‘Windjana’ drilling site. Curiosity has accomplished its main goal by confirming that Mars once possessed conditions favourable for microbial life

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Engaging the private sector in space exploration

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Growing plants without gravity

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Big science from small spacecraft

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Scientist-astronaut Harrison-Schmitt collects lunar rake samples ranging in size from 1.3 to 2.5 cm during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. The rake was used to collect rocks and rock chips Space Lounge

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A newly formed star lights up the surrounding cosmic clouds in this new image from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. Space Science

Exploring the extreme universe

’Pistachio Crater’ by Kim Poor. An idea inspired by the artist’s late-night craving for pistachio ice cream - Dawn breaks on a hypothetical planet with ice the colour of pistachio ice cream. From the base of a crater, we see a giant gas planet loomin Space Lounge

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