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Dark Spot in Mars Photo Is Probably Wreckage of European Spacecraft

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:36:48 GMT

The remnants of the Schiaparelli lander seemed to appear on Mars in photos taken by a NASA orbiter, the European Space Agency said Friday.

Juno Hobbled but Healthy After Glitch, NASA Says

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:48:57 GMT

An image of the sunlit part of Jupiter showing its swirling atmosphere. Juno recently measured radio waves emanating from 215 to 250 miles below Jupiter’s colorful striped cloud tops. The data shows that these mysterious stripes descend toward the surface.The spacecraft put itself into “safe mode” early Wednesday and restarted its computer, scuttling observations that were to take place as it passed 3,000 miles above Jupiter’s clouds.

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Venus: Inhospitable, and Perhaps Instructional

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:13:12 GMT

A rendering of the Akatsuki probe, which is orbiting Venus seeking climate data.It is hoped that a Japanese space probe, Akatsuki, orbiting Venus will provide insights that could help in understanding Earth’s weather.

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Take a Number: Two Trillion Galaxies, at the Very Least

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:08:07 GMT

A Hubble Space Telescope view of thousands of galaxies made during the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey.Once you get past a couple of hundred billion, who’s counting?

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Under Hawaii’s Starriest Skies, a Fight Over Sacred Ground

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 23:00:07 GMT

A panorama of the Milky Way from Mauna Kea, Hawaii. From left, University of Hawaii 2.2 Meter Telescope, Mauna Kea Summit, Kilauea Volcano under cloud cover and Mauna Loa.The effort to build the Thirty Meter Telescope has been held up by Hawaiians who say it desecrates Mauna Kea, one of their most beloved mountains.

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Trilobites: Distant Ringed Object Could Be ‘Saturn on Steroids’

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:34:01 GMT

An artist’s rendition of the gigantic ring system circling what scientists think may be a giant planet or brown dwarf called J1407b.A potential planet detected by astronomers probably has rings that spin in the opposite direction of the object’s spin around its sun.

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Telescope to Seek Earthlike Planet in Alpha Centauri System

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 23:10:15 GMT

An artist’s rendition of an exoplanet orbiting the star Alpha Centauri B. Scientists guess there is an 85% probability that there is at least one planet in the habitable zones of the two Alpha Centauri stars.A scientific research consortium plans to build a telescope that will seek out an ocean-covered world in a neighboring star system.

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Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ Rocket Company, Passes an In-Flight Escape Test

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 19:27:08 GMT

The company, which is working toward carrying tourists into space, separated a crew capsule from the booster of its New Shepard rocket.

For Rosetta, a Landing and an Ending on a Comet

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:32:58 GMT

This false-color image, taken by the Rosetta spacecraft at a distance of 45 miles, shows the smooth region that connects the two lobes of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.The spacecraft is to end its 12-year pursuit of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on Friday. Here is what the European Space Agency mission found out.

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NASA Aims at an Asteroid Holding Clues to the Solar System’s Roots

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 21:54:53 GMT

The Osiris-Rex robotic spacecraft is set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla. In July 2020, it is to slowly descend to the asteroid Bennu and then move like a pogo stick on its surface, grabbing a sample.The robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex, to be launched Thursday, will chase down Bennu and then, hopefully, return with a sample from its surface.

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Trilobites: The Orionid Meteor Shower Will Peak Tonight. Don’t Expect Much.

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:54:57 GMT

Halley’s comet as seen from Australia in 1986. The comet’s trail leaves debris that Earth passes through twice a year, resulting in the Orionids and another meteor shower.The annual show left in the wake of Halley’s comet is expected to peak Thursday night and Friday morning, but the moon will most likely obscure views of meteors.

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No Signal From Mars Lander, but European Officials Declare Mission a Success

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:11:35 GMT

A screen at the European Space Agency headquarters shows the signal sent back to Earth by the Trace Gas Orbiter spacecraft on Wednesday.The lack of a signal most likely means the planned “soft landing” failed, but the orbiter continues to gather and transmit data.

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ExoMars Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Mars as Word From Lander Is Awaited

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:00:18 GMT

A screen at the European Space Agency headquarters shows the signal sent back to Earth by the Trace Gas Orbiter spacecraft on Wednesday.The joint mission of the European and Russian space agencies consists of an orbiter and a lander looking for methane and testing landing technologies.

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Trilobites: Pluto May Have Clouds, New Data Indicate

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 02:20:59 GMT

Possible clouds on Pluto.Findings from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft include images showing seven small, bright spots that might be clouds floating just above Pluto’s surface.

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Q&A: Planets Spinning the ‘Wrong’ Way

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:29:54 GMT

There are theories, but no certainty, for why Venus rotates clockwise. In the solar system, only Venus and Uranus do so.

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ExoMars, Poised to Reach Red Planet and Gather Clues

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:23:55 GMT

A rendering of the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft’s lander that is scheduled to set down on Mars.The spacecraft is to arrive at the red planet on Wednesday, perhaps providing important clues about geological process, or even hints of life.

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China Launches 2 Astronauts on Its Longest Space Mission

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 14:46:10 GMT

A 30-day stay on an orbiting lab would set a national record as part of a program to visit the moon in 2025.