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NASA’s InSight Probe Just Landed on Mars
November 26, 2018
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NASA’s InSight Probe Just Landed on Mars

After a six-month (484,773,006km) voyage through space, NASA finally lands its InSight probe on the surface of the red planet. A few minutes after landing, InSight sent the official “beep” to NASA to signal that it was alive and well. To reach Mars, InSight cruised 301,223,981 miles at a top speed of 6,200 mph....

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NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Will Land in an Ancient River Delta
November 20, 2018
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NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Will Land in an Ancient River Delta

NASA selects an ancient lakebed (Jezero Crater) for 2020 rover touchdown. The rover will hunt for signs of past life on the red planet. Though bone-dry now, scientists think the Jezero Crater might have spent a large amount of time filled with liquid water. They have found clear evidence that this area was underwater for a...

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Researchers Capture the Sound of Sunrise on Mars
November 12, 2018
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Researchers Capture the Sound of Sunrise on Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover captured the 5,000th sunrise on Mars. To celebrate that, scientists have reproduced it in sound. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Exeter in the UK used data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music. For this achievement, they scanned a picture...

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Parker Solar Probe Becomes Closest Spacecraft to the Sun
October 29, 2018
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Parker Solar Probe Becomes Closest Spacecraft to the Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe just broke the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object.  So, the spacecraft passed the current record of 26.55 million miles from the Sun’s surface on Oct. 29, 2018, at about 1:04 p.m. EDT, as calculated by the Parker Solar Probe team. It was the German-American...

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Mars Could Have Enough Oxygen To Support Life
October 24, 2018
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Mars Could Have Enough Oxygen To Support Life

Salty Martian water could contain enough oxygen for life to exist. Researchers are confident they know exactly where to find it. Space innovation suitors are spending billions in the race to get humans to the red planet. A computer model developed by a US team suggests that salty water near the surface of Mars could contain...

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Japan’s Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu
September 24, 2018
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Japan’s Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a pair of rovers on the asteroid Ryugu. They successfully landed and sent back remarkable photos. Engineers deployed the robots early Friday (Sept. 21). However, JAXA waited until today (Sept. 22) to confirm the operation was successful and both rovers landed safely....

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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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