Spacecraft & Probes

Dawn Reveals Recent Changes on the Ceres’ Surface. Very Active World.
March 16, 2018
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Dawn Reveals Recent Changes on the Ceres’ Surface. Very Active World.

Dawn observes recent variations on Ceres’ surface. The spacecraft reveals that the dwarf-planet is a dynamic body that continues to evolve and change. Ceres is the only dwarf planet in the inner solar system. Astronomers previously found water ice in a dozen sites on Ceres through observations obtained by the visible and...

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Drills for the First Time Since 2016
March 01, 2018
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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Drills for the First Time Since 2016

NASA’s Curiosity rover has conducted the first test of a new drilling technique on Mars since its drill stopped working.  The Martian rover drilled into a red planet rock for the first time since 2016. Curiosity dug a hole about 0.5 inches (1.3 centimeters) deep into a Martian rock on Monday (Feb. 26). This was just the...

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SpaceX Just Launched its First Internet-Beaming Test Satellites
February 22, 2018
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SpaceX Just Launched its First Internet-Beaming Test Satellites

SpaceX successfully launched two of its own test satellites for the first time ever on Thursday. It launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. On Thursday, SpaceX launched the largest satellite network ever built. Thus, bringing high-speed internet to billions around the world. The two mini-fridge-sized prototype...

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Bigelow Aerospace to Operate Private Space Stations
February 21, 2018
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Bigelow Aerospace to Operate Private Space Stations

Bigelow Aerospace launches a new company with a mission to operate private space stations. They call it the Bigelow Space Operations (BSO). Yesterday (Feb. 20), entrepreneur Robert Bigelow announced the creation of Bigelow Space Operations (BSO). It will manage the private space stations being built by his Nevada-based...

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SpaceX Launching its Global Internet Satellites
February 18, 2018
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SpaceX Launching its Global Internet Satellites

SpaceX will launch its first two test global internet satellites next week. A postponement from an initial liftoff that they scheduled for Sunday. With the Heavy’s test flight complete, SpaceX is back to business. SpaceX is stepping up development of its “Starlink” network of satellites. The company will soon...

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NASA Mars Rover Finds Another Surprise
February 17, 2018
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NASA Mars Rover Finds Another Surprise

NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity surprises scientists with observations of “rock stripes”. They resemble stone stripes on some mountain slopes on Earth. NASA launched Opportunity to Mars in 2003 for what was supposed to be a 90-Martian-day mission. However, the rover has outlived and outperformed...

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Hubble Watches Neptune’s Giant Storm Disappear
February 17, 2018
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Hubble Watches Neptune’s Giant Storm Disappear

Hubble watches a giant storm, three billion miles away, as it shrinks. The storm was once big enough to reach from Boston to Portugal. So, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, through its pictures, proves that the dark storm is shrinking out of existence. In 1989, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Neptune. Back then, the...

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Trump Administration to End US funding for International Space Station
February 13, 2018
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Trump Administration to End US funding for International Space Station

The Trump administration wants to turn the International Space Station into a commercially run venture, NASA document shows. President Trump’s newly released 2019 budget proposal seeks to end U.S. government funding for the International Space Station (ISS) by 2025. So, the White House plans to end direct federal support of...

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New Horizons Caught the Most Distant Image Ever
February 09, 2018
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New Horizons Caught the Most Distant Image Ever

NASA’s New Horizons might have captured the most distant image from Earth ever taken, at a staggering 3.79 billion miles away. Yesterday NASA released a set of images captured by New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager on Dec. 5 of last year. At the time the probe was 3.79 billion miles from Earth. The image...

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LIVE: SpaceX Launches a Tesla Roadster into Space
February 07, 2018
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LIVE: SpaceX Launches a Tesla Roadster into Space

On Tuesday, Elon Musk launched a Tesla Roadster into orbit. Now, it is waiting for a final boost to propel it into the interplanetary orbit. Now you can virtually ride along with the lonely passenger in his cherry-red Tesla Roadster by tuning in to a live webcast beamed to Earth directly from the space car. The dummy is...

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