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Nasa, Ula Launch Lucy Mission To ‘fossils’ Of Planet Formation

NASA's Lucy mission, the agency's first to Jupiter's Trojan asteroids, launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Over the next 12 years, Lucy will fly by one main-belt asteroid and seven Trojan asteroids, making it the agency's...
Related topics: Space, Fossils, Paleontology, Jupiter, Asteroids

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Titan’s River Maps May Advise Dragonfly’s 'sedimental' Journey

With future space exploration in mind, a team of astronomers has published the final maps of Titan's liquid methane rivers and tributaries -- as seen by NASA's late Cassini mission -- so that may help provide context for Dragonfly's upcoming 2030s...
Related topics: Space, Cassini–Huygens Spacecarft

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This Is How Nasa Hides Its Good News

This slide has a summary of @NASA International Space Apps Challenge @SpaceApps Yet despite repeated requests over the years to #NASA PAO & SMD for a report on this amazing activity no one has ever provided that info. NASA hides its good news...
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Hear Sounds Captured From Mars By Nasa's Perseverance Rover

Thanks to two microphones aboard NASA's Perseverance rover, the mission has recorded nearly five hours of Martian wind gusts, rover wheels crunching over gravel, and motors whirring as the spacecraft moves its arm. These sounds allow scientists and...
Related topics: Mars Rover Curiosity, Mars, Space, Spacecrafts

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Astronomers See White Dwarf “switch On And Off” For First Time

Astronomers have used a planet-hunting satellite to see a white dwarf abruptly switching on and off for the first time. The researchers led by Durham University, UK, used NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) to observe the unique...
Related topics: Space, Satellites, Exoplanets, Polls

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New Giant Exoplanet Detected With Tess

Using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), an international team of astronomers has detected a new giant alien world. The newfound exoplanet, designated TOI-530b, is only about 17 percent smaller than Jupiter. The finding is reported...
Related topics: Exoplanets, Space, Polls, Satellites, Jupiter

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Nasa Lucy Mission Launch Was A Success

On October 16, NASA successfully launched the Lucy mission from Florida at 5:35 AM ET. Lucy will help scientists to learn more about the formation of the solar system. The spacecraft was designed, built, and tested by Lockheed Martin, and its...
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Image: Hubble Uncovers A Burst Of Star Formation

NGC 4666 takes center stage in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This majestic spiral galaxy lies about 80 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo and is undergoing a particularly intense episode of star formation....
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Space, European Space Agency, Galaxies, Constellations

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Great News: Scientists Find An Explosive Way To Neutralize Incoming Asteroids

Every two years, NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies runs a simulation to see how its scientists could save the planet from an incoming asteroid. This year’s study wasn’t very comforting—the simulated asteroid...
Related topics: Space, Asteroids

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Scientists Are Tracking Several Near-earth Asteroids That Pose No Threat

NASA and other space agencies around the world put considerable effort into discovering and tracking all near-Earth asteroids. Near-Earth is a name that makes many people feel like these asteroids are extremely close to our planet, but they are...
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Nasa Launches Its Lucy Spacecraft To Study The Jupiter Trojan Asteroids

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft launches from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on October 16th | (NASA/Bill Ingalls) NASA’s Lucy space probe launched successfully from Cape Canaveral in Florida...
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Nasa Launches Mission To Explore Solar System 'fossils'

One of the more important missions to study the early Solar System is now underway. NASA has launched Lucy, a robotic spacecraft that will be the agency's first to explore the Trojan asteroids trapped near Jupiter's Lagrange points....
Related topics: Space, Fossils, Paleontology, Robots, Spacecrafts, Asteroids, Jupiter

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Surprise Soyuz Thruster Firing Tilted And Turned The Iss

The astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station had to initiate emergency protocols after the spacecraft tilted and turned by 57 degrees on Friday. All is well now, but the Roscosmos and NASA ground teams had to spring to action...
Related topics: International Space Station, Astronaut, Space, Spacecrafts

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Gaping Hole Opened Up In 'last Ice Area' Of The Arctic, Nasa Images Show

The oldest, thickest, and toughest Arctic sea ice is weakening. Arctic sea ice has starkly declined over the last 40 years, though polar scientists believed a region dubbed the "Last Ice Area" was largely resistant to melting as the planet warmed....
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Martian Image: The Ridges Of 'south Séítah'

NASA's Perseverance rover captures a geologic feature with details that offer clues to the area's mysterious past.
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Nasa Adviser Quits After Agency Keeps Telescope Named After Official Who Backed Anti-lgbtq Campaigns

Astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz has resigned from a NASA advisory committee in protest of a $10 billion telescope being named after a former administrator who oversaw a purge of employees from government service because of their sexuality.
Related topics: Space, Telescopes, Protests

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A Russian Spacecraft Pushed The Space Station Out Of Position And Sent Astronauts Into Emergency...

A Soyuz spaceship carrying a Russian film crew and a cosmonaut approaches the International Space Station, October 5, 2021. NASA A Russian spaceship fired its thrusters and briefly pushed the International Space Station out of position on Friday...
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A Russian Spacecraft Pushed The Space Station Out Of Position And Sent Astronauts Into Emergency...

A Soyuz spaceship carrying a Russian film crew and a cosmonaut approaches the International Space Station, October 5, 2021. NASA A Russian spaceship fired its thrusters and briefly pushed the International Space Station out of position on Friday...
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Nasa’s Lucy Mission Will Soon Be In The Sky, With A Launch Set For Saturday

Enlarge / Atlas V with the Lucy spacecraft aboard an SLC-41 on the morning of October 15 as media set their sound-activated remote cameras. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann) Less than five years have gone by since NASA selected the "Lucy" mission...
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Video: We Asked A Nasa Scientist – Did Mars Ever Look Like Earth?

Did Mars ever look like Earth? We think it did!
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