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NASA Reveals Asteroid Bennu Spews Particles Into Space
March 20, 2019
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NASA Reveals Asteroid Bennu Spews Particles Into Space

Asteroid Bennu turns out to be cooler than we have thought. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft observes particle plumes erupting from the asteroid’s surface. OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been observing the near-Earth asteroid Bennu since December 31st, 2018. The space rock is slightly wider than the Empire State Building....

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The New Telescope Could Find More Than 1,000 Planets
February 26, 2019
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The New Telescope Could Find More Than 1,000 Planets

NASA’s new telescope, WFIRST, will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since Hubble Space Telescope. NASA has scheduled the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) to launch next year. Experts hope it will help unravel some of the biggest mysteries of the universe. The new...

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Curiosity Rover is Back to Work after a Reset
February 23, 2019
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Curiosity Rover is Back to Work after a Reset

Just days after NASA gave up on the Opportunity rover, they had to pause scientific work of the Curiosity probe after a sudden ‘hiccup’ during boot-up. NASA announced Friday that Curiosity experienced a “hiccup during boot-up” the previous Friday. This triggered the rover to go into safe mode and interrupted...

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NASA Is Going Back To Moon But This Time to Stay
February 17, 2019
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NASA Is Going Back To Moon But This Time to Stay

NASA is going back to the Moon using commercial operators. But this time, the US space agency says it will be there to stay. It’s been almost 50 years since humans first set foot on the moon. And since that historic time, space exploration has experienced tremendous progress. “It’s important that we get back...

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NASA’s Opportunity Rover Officially Finishes its Mission
February 13, 2019
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NASA’s Opportunity Rover Officially Finishes its Mission

After 15 years of exploration, NASA’s Opportunity rover finally concludes a successful mission. It was the longest-lasting robot on another planet ever. NASA declared its Opportunity Mars rover dead today (Feb. 13), more than eight months after the solar-powered robot went silent during a raging dust storm on the Red...

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A Rock Brought Back From the Moon Likely Originated on Earth
January 28, 2019
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A Rock Brought Back From the Moon Likely Originated on Earth

NASA astronauts brought Moon rocks back to Earth during the 1971 Apollo 14 lunar mission. A new study suggests that one sample originates from Earth. Scientists found that the sample contains traces of minerals with a chemical composition common to Earth. Also very unusual for the moon. Research author Professor Alexander...

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TESS Discovers An Exoplanet 23 Times The Size Of Earth
January 08, 2019
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TESS Discovers An Exoplanet 23 Times The Size Of Earth

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a third exoplanet outside our solar system. TESS has been hunting for three months now. The new planet, named HD 21749b, orbits a bright, nearby dwarf star about 53 light-years away, in the constellation Reticulum. It has the longest orbital period at...

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SpaceX Moved its 1st Crew Dragon Spaceship on the Launch Pad
January 06, 2019
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SpaceX Moved its 1st Crew Dragon Spaceship on the Launch Pad

SpaceX is set for its first orbital test flight of Crew Dragon. The private company has moved its Dragon Spaceship to the launch pad. SpaceX has raised a Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A in Florida Thursday (Jan. 3). It’s been eight years since the last space...

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NASA Releases First Clear Picture of Ultima Thule
January 02, 2019
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NASA Releases First Clear Picture of Ultima Thule

NASA finally reveals the ice world known as Ultima Thule. The icy world, 4 billion miles from the sun, looks like a big snowman. So, after the historic flyby of a faraway world, Ultime Thule NASA just received a photo from their New Horizons spacecraft. The icy world turns out to be two objects joined together – a...

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NASA’s New Horizons Set For Historic Flyby of Distant World
December 29, 2018
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NASA’s New Horizons Set For Historic Flyby of Distant World

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft will ring in the new year by exploring the most distant and mysterious world ever studied. Astronomers call it Ultima Thule, meaning “beyond the known world.” The distant object is a frozen relic of the solar system some four billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) away. Ultima...

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