Reclusive SpinLaunch founder Jonathon Yaney recently broke his silence about his vision to reduce the costs of space exploration by developing a space catapult
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SOHO is celebrating a huge milestone, and one it was never intended to meet: it has now observed one complete, 22-year cycle in the life of the Sun.
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NASA has released a mosaic image that shows exactly where the Cassini probe would crash into Saturn’s atmosphere, mere hours before it did!
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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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In July of 2020, the Mars 2020 rover – part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program – will begin its long journey to the Red Planet. Hot on the heels of the Opportunity and Curiosity rovers, the Mars 2020 rover will attempt to answer some of the most pressing questions we have about Mars. Foremost among […]
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This past December, the New Horizons probe took a series of pictures from the Kuiper Belt, thus breaking the record for the most distant images ever taken!
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The James Webb Space Telescope is now in LA. After final assembly there, it will undergo more testing. Then it will be transported to its launch site in Guiana and begin its mission in Spring 2019.
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NASA has confirmed that their missing IMAGE satellite was indeed located by an amateur astronomer in Canada. But re-establishing contact with the long-lost satellite will be a demanding technical challenge.
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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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NASA’s InSight lander will launch in May 2018, NASA has announced. InSight will study the interior structure of Mars to learn how it, and other rocky planets, formed and evolved.
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