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NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft prepares for final asteroid-sampling rehearsal
Rex spacecraft is preparing for its final rehearsal before touching down on asteroid Bennu this fall to snag a piece of space ...
Why the ‘super weird’ moons of Mars fascinate scientists
Mars is the darling of many planetary scientists, who continue to visit it through increasingly advanced robotic explorers.
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NASA's Lucy mission passes critical mission milestone
The spacecraft ... orbiting the sun "leading" and "trailing" Jupiter, at the same distance from the sun as the gas giant. With flyby encounters past eight different asteroids—one in the Main ...
NASA’s Long-Delayed Return To Human Spaceflight
It consisted of two separate rocket boosters, one intended to carry a human-rated spacecraft ... the democratization of space has never been closer. It’s hard to predict what the next decade ...
Snowman in space: Nasa's Dawn probe sends home stunning close-up images of crater-covered Vesta asteroid
Since entering orbit last month, Dawn has taken more than 500 images Vesta's southern section is dominated by a giant crater The northern side is filled with older craters including three that ...
NASA's Webb Telescope will study Jupiter, its rings, and two intriguing moons
Webb will also examine the atmosphere of the polar region, where NASA's Juno spacecraft discovered clusters ... including those studying exoplanets orbiting bright stars. The team will look ...
NASA's Perseverance rover attached to Atlas V rocket
as well as the location of Mars-orbiting satellites tasked with recording and relaying spacecraft data during its descent and landing. More About the Mission Managed by JPL, the Mars 2020 ...
Inside out: First exposed planetary core gives unprecedented look at a planet’s innards
No spacecraft has yet been able to dive to the core of gaseous ... The problem with this theory is that while it is not impossible, asteroid-sized rocks would take too long to merge into something ...