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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Design a moon mission with ‘Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload’ challenge

Design a moon mission with ‘Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload’...

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This NASA illustration shows what the small moon rovers might look like. NASA Here's your chance to make a mark on the moon. You have the space of a bar of soap to work with. What will you send to our lunar neighbor?NASA issued a call on Thursday asking for ideas for miniaturized payloads to…
NASA Mission To Set A ‘Depth Perception’ Record, And You Can Help

NASA Mission To Set A ‘Depth Perception’ Record, And You Can...

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The stars Alpha Centauri (upper left) including A and B, are part of the same trinary star system as... [+] Proxima Centauri (circled). These are the three nearest stars to Earth, and they're located between 4.2 and 4.4 light-years away. From a different location in space that was far enough away from Earth, the nearest…
Hope Mars Mission could change everything we know about the red planet

Hope Mars Mission could change everything we know about the red...

This story is part of Welcome to Mars, our series exploring the red planet. When the United Arab Emirates' Hope satellite reaches Mars in 2021, it'll be the first probe to offer a full picture of the Martian atmosphere, providing a holistic view of how Mars' climate varies throughout the year. But here on Earth,…
The Hope Mars Mission could change everything we know about Mars

The Hope Mars Mission could change everything we know about Mars

When the United Arab Emirates' Hope satellite reaches Mars in 2021, it'll be the first probe to offer a full picture of the Martian atmosphere, providing a holistic view of how Mars' climate varies throughout the year. But here on Earth, it may achieve something even more important: providing hope to a younger generation, bringing…
Hope Mars Mission: One giant leap for Arab representation in space

Hope Mars Mission: One giant leap for Arab representation in space

When the United Arab Emirates' Hope satellite reaches Mars in 2021, it'll be the first probe to offer a full picture of the Martian atmosphere, providing a holistic view of how Mars' climate varies throughout the year. But here on Earth, it may achieve something even more important: providing hope to a younger generation, bringing…
NASA Juno mission discovers clues to Jupiter water mystery

NASA Juno mission discovers clues to Jupiter water mystery

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NASA's Juno spacecraft snapped this view of Jupiter's southern equatorial region in 2017. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill Gas-giant planet Jupiter may be radically different from Earth, but we have some important molecules in common. Scientists have been eager to learn more about the abundance of water in Jupiter's atmosphere, and NASA's Juno spacecraft is finally offering…
SpaceX CRS-19 mission: How to watch Falcon 9 launch to the space station

SpaceX CRS-19 mission: How to watch Falcon 9 launch to the...

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The 18th resupply mission launched on July 25, 2019. NASA/Tony Gray & Kenny Allen SpaceX rocket launches are happening so often they seem like fairly routine affairs now -- but they're still must-watch events. A brand-new Falcon 9 booster is scheduled to launch a Dragon capsule, carrying scientific payloads and a handful of CubeSats for…
A 25- year-old’s objective to tidy up the Great Pacific Trash Spot counts on a huge plastic-cleaning gadget. Here’s how it works.

A 25- year-old’s objective to tidy up the Great Pacific Trash...

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Our oceans are teeming with garbage, but no collection of marine debris is quite as big as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a trash-filled vortex in the Pacific Ocean that's more than twice the size of Texas. The gyre is said to contain more than 1.8 trillion pieces of floating plastic, or the equivalent of…
NASA’s objective to ‘touch the sun’ surprises throughout very first information shipment

NASA’s objective to ‘touch the sun’ surprises throughout very first information...

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Too hot (hot damn), called a police and a fireman. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Right now, there's a tiny little spacecraft zipping around the sun moving faster than any other man-made object has ever flown. The spacecraft, known as the Parker Solar Probe, is approaching the one-year anniversary of its launch on Aug.…
LightSail 2 objective states success as it sets sail on sunshine

LightSail 2 objective states success as it sets sail on sunshine

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This image shows the LightSail 2 with its sail deployed. The Planetary Society It's always sunny if you're a solar sailor. The experimental LightSail 2 spacecraft has successfully raised its orbit using just the power of sunlight. The Planetary Society and its CEO, science celebrity Bill Nye, hosted a press conference on Wednesday to make…

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