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New Instrument is Searching for Planets Around Alpha Centauri

Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to us, at 4.37 light-years (about 25 trillion miles) away. In 2016, astronomers…

2 years ago

Could Juno’s Path Near Earth Uncover A Flyby Mystery?

Every so often, engineers send a spacecraft in Earth's general direction to pick up a speed boost before heading elsewhere.…

8 years ago

‘Avalanche’ Risk Higher Than Thought For Asteroid Landings: Study

Imagine plunking your spacecraft down on an asteroid. The gravity would be small. The surface would be uneven. The space…

8 years ago

Asteroid To Make Closest Approach Since 1975

[/caption] On Tuesday, January 31, asteroid 433 Eros will come closer to Earth than it has in 37 years, traveling…

10 years ago