Each of Jupiter’s poles is a beautiful, geometric arrangement of Earth-sized cyclones. In the north, 8 storms surround one central storm, while on the south, 5 storms surround one in the center.
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According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope is likely to be delayed again, and exceed its cost cap.
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The Hubble has detected a massive dust cloud 150 billion miles across around the young star HR 4796A.
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Since it landed on Mars in 2012, the Curiosity rover has used its drill to gather samples from a total of 15 sites. These samples are then deposited into two of Curiosity’s laboratory instruments – the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) or the Chemistry and Mineralogy X-ray Diffraction (CheMin) instrument – where they are examined […]
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In preparation for its maiden flight, StratoLaunch’s Roc aircraft – the largest aircraft in the world – recently conducted its second successful taxi test
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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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