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Opportunity's mission is over, but InSight almost ready for a driller thriller below Martian surface...
Self-hammering spike to see what weather's like 5m down Unfazed by the outpouring of grief over NASA's admission that its teenaged Opportunity rover had likely trundled its last, the agency's lander, InSight, managed to position its second ins
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-14 17:48 UTC
NASA admits the Mars Opportunity rover is dead...
If you're a fan of Mars exploration, you're probably in mourning right now. NASA's Opportunity rover has effectively been declared dead after the agency's last attempt to contact the storm-struck rover was met with silence. Officials plan
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-13 17:46 UTC
NASA minimizes threat of JWST delay from shutdown...
As NASA marks the latest milestone in the ongoing testing of the James Webb Space Telescope, agency officials are downplaying any additional delay to the troubled mission caused by the recent government shutdown. SpaceNews.com
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-12 06:50 UTC
Mars cubesats fall silent...
The twin cubesats that played a key role in NASA's most recent Mars lander mission have been out of contact with the Earth for more than a month, suggesting their trailblazing mission has come to an end. SpaceNews.com
By ceres on 2019-02-06 15:32 UTC
Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 is Down...
On January 8th, an important piece of equipment on the Hubble Space Telescope went down. The Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) suspended its operations because of a hardware. The Hubble team is investigating the anomaly, and during this time the space telescope&
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-01-12 19:37 UTC
Space Station Bacteria: Microbes In The ISS Aren't Superbugs After All...
Over the past few months there's been a lot of talk about the conditions inside the International Space Station and its potential to spawn new, potentially dangerous kinds of microscopic orga...
By ceres on 2019-01-09 18:06 UTC
Record Breaker! NASA Probe Slips into Orbit Around Asteroid Bennu...
NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx probe has begun circling its space-rock target, setting a new record for the smallest body ever orbited by a spacecraft.
By ceres on 2019-01-01 01:58 UTC
NASA's New Horizons Spies Elongated Target Ultima Thule Ahead of Flyby...
The latest New Horizons image of the Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule reveals its elongated shape. The team is expecting the images that will come down in the coming days to be far more intricate, with the most-detailed image being distributed on Thursday (Jan. 3).
By ceres on 2019-01-01 01:56 UTC
NASA to photograph most distant world explored yet on New Year's Day...
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As 2019 nears, the New Horizons spacecraft is zooming toward mysterious space rock Ultima Thule on a historic flyby.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-12-28 03:48 UTC
NASA spacecraft arrives at ancient asteroid, its 1st visitor...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft has arrived at the ancient asteroid Bennu, its first visitor in billions of years.
By ceres on 2018-12-03 18:19 UTC
NASA Succesfully Lands InSight On Martian Soil...
InSight has successfully arrived in Mars. The lander reported that it has unrolled its solar panels and will continue deploying its other scientific equipment in the next couple of months.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-27 16:44 UTC
'Infectious organisms' are alive on board the international space station, NASA reveals...
Scientists at NASA have discovered that five different varieties of Enterobacter, a bug similar to that found in hospitals, have been found infesting the International Space Station.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-25 01:36 UTC
NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for 2020 rover touchdown...
NASA has picked an ancient river delta as the landing site for its uncrewed Mars 2020 rover, to hunt for evidence of past life on Earth's neighboring planet, officials said Monday.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-19 22:37 UTC
The Kepler spacecraft is dead but its planet-hunting legacy lives on...
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On 30 October, NASA announced that the Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft is being shut down. Over almost a decade, it changed our views on our place in the universe
By ceres on 2018-11-07 23:03 UTC
NASA Parker Solar Probe has flown within 15 millions miles of the solar surface...
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NASA said its speed topped 213,000 mph (342,000 kph) relative to the sun as it penetrated the outer solar atmosphere, or corona. No spacecraft has ever gotten so close to our star.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-07 01:54 UTC
Dawn, the first spacecraft to orbit 2 alien worlds, has gone silent...
The Dawn probe, which hopped between two objects in the asteroid belt during its seven-year mission, ran out of fuel and stopped calling home.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-02 00:39 UTC
RIP, Kepler: NASA's Revolutionary Planet-Hunting Telescope Runs Out of Fuel...
The most prolific planet-hunting machine in history is dead. NASA's Kepler space telescope, which has discovered 70 percent of the 3,800 confirmed alien worlds to date, has run out of fuel and signed off.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-10-31 11:51 UTC
NASA Needs Help Shipping Cargo to Its Future Lunar Space Station...
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NASA is asking for help making shipments to a future lunar space station 240,000 miles (almost 400,000 kilometers) away. The agency opened a solicitation this week asking companies to consider what they'd need to deliver cargo; United States firms have until Nov. 2 to provide their input.
By ceres on 2018-10-29 16:40 UTC
NASA's First Image of Mars from a CubeSat...
NASA's MarCO mission was designed to find out if briefcase-sized spacecraft called CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space. Now, MarCO—which stands for Mars Cube One—has Mars in sight.
By ceres on 2018-10-23 18:06 UTC
Nasa 'fixes' Hubble malfunction...
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Nasa believes it has fixed a malfunction with the Hubble telescope which threatened to limit the orbiting observatory's performance.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-10-23 15:51 UTC
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