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NASA Waiting For The Rover To Call Back After Storms Clear
September 02, 2018
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NASA Waiting For The Rover To Call Back After Storms Clear

The massive dust storms on Mars finally come to an end. NASA hopes the Opportunity rover will call back home for the first time in nearly three months. NASA detected the storm for the first time on May 30. June 10 was the last time the US space agency heard from their rover. The solar-powered machine went into “sleep” mode...

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Water Ice Confirmed at the Moon Poles
August 22, 2018
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Water Ice Confirmed at the Moon Poles

Researchers have finally found direct evidence of water ice at the darkest, coldest regions of the moon’s poles. The available source of water, NASA suggests, might make it easier for future lunar expeditions to explore and even stay on the Moon. It exists in sparse patches in the north and is concentrated in permanently...

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Giant Rogue Planet Discovered Floating Outside our Solar System
August 04, 2018
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Giant Rogue Planet Discovered Floating Outside our Solar System

Scientists discover a giant rogue planet wandering outside our solar system. This is the first planetary-mass object scientists identify beyond our solar system. Rogue planets are objects that orbit around the galaxy without a parent star. The newfound planet has incredible magnetism and it’s huge. According to the...

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NASA Says “Mars Terraforming is Impossible”, Elon Musk Disagrees
August 01, 2018
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NASA Says “Mars Terraforming is Impossible”, Elon Musk Disagrees

According to a new NASA-sponsored study, Mars terraforming is impossible with the current technology. But SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk thinks otherwise. When we talk about terraforming Mars, we talk about turning the red planet into humanity’s second home. That means changing the environment so that humans can live there...

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Dust Clouds Storm Near Martian Ice Caps
July 22, 2018
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Dust Clouds Storm Near Martian Ice Caps

An image from the European Space Agency shows thick dust clouds approaching ahead of a giant storm. The dust moves near the planet’s north polar ice cap. ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft captured the stunning photo of the raging storm on the red planet. Everyone here on Earth has been following the latest news about...

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is Launching on August 6
July 20, 2018
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is Launching on August 6

NASA rescheduled the launch of Parker Solar Probe on August 6. A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy will light up the sky near Cape Canaveral, Florida. On late Wednesday NASA announced the two-day delay from the previous target launch date of Aug. 4. “Additional time was needed to evaluate the configuration of a cable...

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Astronomers Discover 12 Moons Orbiting Jupiter
July 19, 2018
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Astronomers Discover 12 Moons Orbiting Jupiter

The latest survey of the region around Jupiter revealed 12 moons, raising the number to 79 natural satellites. One of them orbits in a different direction. On Tuesday, scientists led by Scott S. Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science announced the discovery of twelve new moons around Jupiter. Thus, bringing the...

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An Asteroid Found Last Year is Actually a Binary Pair
July 15, 2018
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An Asteroid Found Last Year is Actually a Binary Pair

Observations with three of the world’s largest radio telescopes reveal that an asteroid found last year is a binary pair. Each asteroid about 3,000 feet (900 meters) in size, orbits each other. This duo, dubbed 2017 YE5, belongs to an exceptionally rare class of near-Earth objects. Astronomers at the Morocco Oukaimeden...

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NASA’s Juno Reveals a Possible Volcano on Jupiter’s Io
July 14, 2018
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NASA’s Juno Reveals a Possible Volcano on Jupiter’s Io

New data from the NASA’s Juno spacecraft points to a new possible volcano on Jupiter moon Io. But, this is just one of many other volcanic activities there. Juno collected this data using its Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument. Thus, pointing to a new heat source close to the south pole of Io. This gives...

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Complex Organics Found on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus
June 27, 2018
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Complex Organics Found on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

Scientists have detected traces of complex organics blasting out of the depths of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. This is the best evidence yet for alien life. Using data collected by NASA’s late-great Cassini space probe, scientists have been able to discover complex organic molecules on Saturn’s ocean moon Enceladus....

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