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OSIRIS-REx Flew 620 Meters Above its Landing Site. Confirms that it’s a Boulder-Strewn Nightmare, Just Like the Rest of Bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, asteroid Bennu (101955 Bennu), on December 3rd, 2018. Since then, the spacecraft has been…

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Curiosity Looked up and Saw Phobos During the Daytime

This image of Phobos in the sky above Mars was taken by Curiosity in 2012 and was recently refurbished by…

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According to NASA, 2019 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record

NASA and the NOAA just announced that 2019 was the second hottest year on record. It barely edged out 2016,…

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Nails In-Flight Abort Test! Next Stop, the ISS!

SpaceX nailed the in-flight abort test of its Crew Dragon capsule this weekend, putting them one step closer to sending…

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Crew Dragon Abort Test is Scheduled for Saturday Morning

On Saturday morning, Jan. 18th, 2020, SpaceX and NASA will be conducting the in-flight abort test of the Crew Dragon,…

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Balloon-Based Cosmic Ray Observatory is Now on its Second Trip Around Antarctica

The SuperTIGER-2 flight just completed its second tour around Antarctica in its mission to determine the origin and nature of…

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This Simulation Shows what We’ll be Able to See with WFIRST

NASA has given us a taste of what the WFIRST will be able to see when it takes to space,…

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Starliner Launches But it Can’t Reach the Station

Boeing's Starliner crew capsule launched successfully, but a mishap prevented it from docking with the ISS. The ship is undamaged…

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NASA Will Be Building a Quiet, Supersonic Aircraft: the X-59

NASA's X-Plane Program has been around for 70 years. Over the course of those decades, the agency has developed a…

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Astronomers Map the Surface of a Pulsar

Using NICER data, two teams of researchers were able to map the surface of a pulsar for the first time…

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