Spacecrafts

New Evidence Our Neighborhood In Space Is Stuffed With Hydrogen

Only the two Voyager spacecraft have ever been there, and it took than more than 30 years of supersonic travel. It lies well past the orbit of Pluto, through the rocky Kuiper belt, and on for four times that distance. This realm, marked only by an...
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No Need For More Asteroid-blasting Attempts, Nasa's Osiris-rex Has More Than Enough Space Dirt

There may be carbon, water, clay, perhaps even platinum, gold in them hills NASA has stowed away its first ever sample of asteroid regolith, collected by its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from space rock Bennu, and is working on bringing the material home...
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Nasa Spacecraft Successfully Secures Bennu Asteroid Sample

NASA says it's managed to secure a sample of gathered asteroid material after some of it started to leak through the collection head.
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Nasa Says Osiris-rex Bennu Sample Collection Effort Is Finally Over

After a few days of effort, NASA has confirmed that its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has secured its Bennu asteroid sample payload, meaning that scientists will eventually get their hands on a pure few ounces of asteroid regolith. The news follows...
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Spacex Delayed Its Nasa Astronaut Launch Because A Red 'nail Polish' Material Was Plugging Part Of...

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket takes off with the Crew Dragon spaceship and its first astronauts at the Kennedy Space Center on May 30, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Joe Skipper/Reuters SpaceX delayed its next astronaut mission for NASA after...
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, NASA, Astronaut, Kennedy Space Center, Reuters

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Two Weeks Left To Score Early Bird Savings At Tc Sessions: Space 2020

NASA just made history by landing a spacecraft on an asteroid. If that kind of technical achievement carbonates your glass of Tang, join us on December 16-17 for TC Sessions: Space 2020, an event dedicated to early-stage space startups. We’ve...
Related topics: Space, NASA, Asteroids, Startup

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Asteroid Ryugu Shaken By Hayabusa2's Impactor

Hayabusa2 mission members discovered more than 200 boulders, which either newly appeared or moved as a result of the artificial impact crater created by the Japanese spacecraft's Small Carry-on Impactor. Boulders were disturbed within a 30m radius...
Related topics: Asteroids, Scientific Discoveries

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Study Investigates Symbiotic Recurrent Nova V3890 Sgr

Using India's AstroSat space observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft, astronomers have carried out X-ray observations of a symbiotic recurrent nova known as V3890 Sgr during its outburst in 2019. Results of this study, available in a paper...
Related topics: European Space Agency, Space

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Juno Data Indicates 'sprites' Or 'elves' Frolic In Jupiter's Atmosphere

An instrument on NASA's Juno mission spacecraft may have detected transient luminous events -- bright flashes of light in the gas giant's upper atmosphere.
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Ultra-luminous X-ray Pulsar Swift J0243.6+6124 Investigated With Astrosat

Using India's AstroSat spacecraft, astronomers have performed broadband timing and spectral observations of an ultra-luminous X-ray (ULX) pulsar known as Swift J0243.6+6124. Results of this observational campaign, presented in a paper published...
Related topics: Pulsars, Space

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A Nasa Spacecraft Circling Jupiter Has Captured The Planet's Colorful Electrical Outbursts —...

An illustration of the lightning phenomenon known as a sprite on Jupiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI NASA's Juno spacecraft has discovered that Jupiter's atmosphere produces lightning-like electrical outbursts called transient luminous events. On...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Jupiter, Juno, Scientific Discoveries

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This Is What Perseverance’s Landing Site Looked Like Billions Of Years Ago. See Why It’s Such A...

Today is a milestone in NASA’s Perseverance mission to Mars. At 1:40 pm Pacific time today, the rover will have traveled 235.4 million km (146.3 million miles). That means the spacecraft is halfway to Mars and its rendezvous with Jezero...
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Osiris-rex Collected So Much Material, The Sample Capsule Overflowed. Time To Bring It All Home.

Is there such as thing as too much asteroid? Scientists and engineers for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx decided to perform an “early stow” of the sample from Asteroid Bennu collected by the spacecraft on October 20, because the collection container is...
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Crew Dragon Manned Spacecraft Launch To Iss Scheduled For November 14, Nasa Says

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The launch of the Crew Dragon manned spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled for November 14, NASA said in a statement.
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Osiris-rex Spacecraft Goes For Early Stow Of Asteroid Sample

NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission is ready to perform an early stow on Tuesday, Oct. 27, of the large sample it collected last week from the surface of the asteroid Bennu to protect and return as much of the sample as possible.
Related topics: Asteroids, NASA, Space

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The First Habitable-zone, Earth-sized Planet Discovered With Exoplanet Survey Spacecraft

TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, was launched in 2018 with the goal of discovering small planets around the Sun's nearest neighbors, stars bright enough to allow for follow-up characterizations of their planets' masses and...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Exoplanets, Polls, Satellites, Sun

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Nasa Grabs Sample Of Asteroid Bennu That's So Big Some Bits Are Escaping - Cnet

NASA bumped into a space rock this week and collected so much of it larger rocks seemed to fail to make it all the way inside its spacecraft's sampling arm.
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Nasa Is Rushing To Hold Onto Its First Sample Of Asteroid Dust Before Too Much Leaks Into Space:...

A rotating mosaic of asteroid Bennu, composed of images captured by NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft over a four-hour period on December 2, 2018. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft briefly landed on an asteroid called...
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Osiris-rex Tags Surface Of Asteroid Bennu

Captured on Oct. 20, 2020 during the OSIRIS-REx mission's Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample collection event, this series of images shows the SamCam imager's field of view as the NASA spacecraft approaches and touches down on asteroid Bennu's surface, over...
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Iss Expedition 63 Crew Returning To Earth Aboard Soyuz Ms-16 Spacecraft – Video

The Expedition 63 crew members were sent to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft on 17 April 2020. The mission is considered the longest to the ISS, due to its six-month-long duration, an unusual double-length...
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