Archive for December 4th, 2016:

Private plan to send Moon rover to Apollo 17 site

Image copyright NASA Image caption Apollo 17 was Nasa’s last crewed mission to the Moon A proposed private space mission is planning to visit Apollo 17′s landing site on the Moon. A German team wants to land a pair of rovers on the lunar surface to inspect the buggy left behind in 1972 on the

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Europe space ministers meet to decide Mars rover plan

Image caption Artist’s impression: The robot rover will aim to drill below Mars’ surface Europe’s research ministers are meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, to decide whether or not to push ahead with plans to land a robot rover on Mars in 2021. The UK-assembled vehicle would search for life on the Red Planet by sampling soil

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‘Diet is global food policy’s elephant in the room’

Image copyright AP Image caption Data on people’s diet is “abominable”, say experts Global food policy needs to shift way from focusing on feeding people calories to nourishing people with healthy diets, say leading experts. They state that poor diets were responsible for more of the global health burden than sex, drugs, alcohol and tobacco

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