Spacecraft & Probes

Telescope Upgrade Brings Super-sharp Images
July 18, 2018
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Telescope Upgrade Brings Super-sharp Images

ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has just received an upgrade. Experts have attached a new adaptive optics mode called laser tomography. This new upgrade tells us how far we’ve come. The Very Large Telescope consists of four telescopes with 8.2-meter (27-foot) mirrors in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert. Today,...

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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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$200,000 For a Space Trip on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin
July 13, 2018
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$200,000 For a Space Trip on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos plans to charge passengers $200,000 to $300,000 for a space trip with its Blue Origin rocket company. He hopes to sell tickets next year. Two people familiar with Bezos’ plans told Reuters about the prices that will be as high as the trip itself. Jeff Bezos is the founder of Blue Origin, an independent company...

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Japanese Rocket Explodes Moments After Lift-Off
June 30, 2018
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Japanese Rocket Explodes Moments After Lift-Off

A Japanese rocket, MOMO-2, failed to liftoff, thus, bursting into flames. The event took place in Taiki, northern island of Hokkaido, Japan, June 30, 2018. It was a Japanese start-up company, Interstellar Technologies, which developed the MOMO-2 rocket. It should have reached as high as 100 kilometers (62 miles) into space....

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The New Artificial Intelligence Robot Launched to ISS
June 29, 2018
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The New Artificial Intelligence Robot Launched to ISS

Crew members on board the International Space Station will have a new friend. The first floating robot with artificial intelligence in space. Early this morning (June 29), NASA launched the AI-powered bot aboard SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule on a two-day trip to the International Space Station. The private space agency...

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Here’s What NASA’s Rover Saw in the Midst of the Martian Storm
June 13, 2018
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Here’s What NASA’s Rover Saw in the Midst of the Martian Storm

A massive Martian storm swallowed NASA’s Opportunity rover. NASA published some images revealing how stark the situation is. Well, NASA’s Opportunity rover is having a rough time on Mars. A dust storm, large enough to cover North America and Russia is engulfing the red planet. “The storm is one of the most...

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Massive Mars Storm Hits NASA’s Opportunity Rover
June 10, 2018
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Massive Mars Storm Hits NASA’s Opportunity Rover

Intense massive Mars storm has forced NASA to suspend the Opportunity rover’s science work. The agency has to wait now as the storms don’t go away so fast. Scientists predict that the storm could last months. The Martian dust storm was first spotted from space by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA...

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NASA Rover Finds Ancient Organic Matter on Mars
June 07, 2018
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NASA Rover Finds Ancient Organic Matter on Mars

Two studies shed light on the theory that Mars may have once been an inhabited world. Curiosity rover just found organic matter in the Martian soil. NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has identified a variety of organic molecules on 3 billion-year-old mudstone in the Gale crater. The rover has also detected methane...

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NASA’s Cubesats Head For Mars
June 03, 2018
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NASA’s Cubesats Head For Mars

Along with the InSight robotic lander, NASA also launched two CubeSats called MarCO-A and MarCO-B to planet Mars last month.  So, after a successful trajectory correction maneuver, CubeSats are now heading towards the red planet. The InSight spacecraft has also completed the process on 22 May. The pair of CubeSats that...

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NASA’s Dawn Probe Prepares for its Closest Encounter Ever with Dwarf Planet Ceres
June 02, 2018
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NASA’s Dawn Probe Prepares for its Closest Encounter Ever with Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn probe is currently orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres. In early June, it will enter lowest ever orbit around Ceres. This month, Dawn will get to its final orbit around Ceres. It will enter an elliptical path that will take the probe 10 times closer to the surface than it’s ever been. The probe will orbit less than...

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