NASA recently partnered with the Boulder-based drone company Black Swift to create an unmanned aerial system to explore Venus’ cloud tops for signs of life.
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A massive Martian dust storm has settled in over the Opportunity rover’s location in the Perseverance Valley, which could pose a danger to this rover’s continuing mission.
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Two upcoming missions – NASA’s Parker Solar Probe and the ESA’s Solar Orbiter – will get closer to the Sun than ever before in the hopes of unlocking its secrets.
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Elon Musks hints in a tweet that SpaceX wants to use “giant party balloons” to retrieve upper stage rockets.
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Volcanic activity on Io was discovered by Voyager 1 imaging scientist Linda Morabito. She spotted a little bump on Io’s limb while analyzing a Voyager image and thought at first it was an undiscovered moon. Moments later she realized that wasn’t possible — it would have been seen by earthbound telescopes long ago. Morabito and […]
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Join NASA’s most daring mission to the Sun by sending your name along for the ride on the Parker Solar Probe that’s set to launch this summer.
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The microgravity in space makes astronauts’ spines to elongate, causing back pain. A new SkinSuit being developed by the European Space Agency gives astronauts some relief.
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The OSIRIS-REx mission once again provided a beautiful composite image of the Earth-Moon system, showing just how far it has ventured from Earth.
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According to a new study led by the Planetary Science Institute, Europa and Enceladus may have surfaces that are too soft for future missions to land on.
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The Chinese National Space Administration is going to have a busy year, with more than 40 launches to space scheduled for 2018
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