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    I’m not crying, you’re crying: NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover is officially dead

    Today, NASA is expected to officially announce what we’ve all been suspecting since last summer. NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover is officially dead. Edit to update: NASA has released an official statement saying that Oppy is dead. Goodnight, sweet prince.  It’s been eight months since we last heard from Opportunity. That last communication came just as […] More

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    NASA is planning to knock an asteroid out of orbit in 2022

    No, this isn’t a remake of a terrible and scientifically inaccurate 90s film, NASA is actually planning on changing the trajectory of an asteroid in orbit in 2022. NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission will launch between December 2020 and May 2021, and rendezvous with a small asteroid in October 2022 to throw it slightly off […] More

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    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe just found water on the asteroid Bennu!

    Last week, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft completed its 27-month journey to rendezvous with the asteroid Bennu. The probe is currently orbiting Bennu about 12 miles (19 kilometers) from the surface. The goal of the mission is to land on the asteroid and return a sample of the asteroid. NASA has never attempted anything like this in the […] More

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    NASA releases first sounds ever recorded on Mars

    Today, NASA released the first ever audio recording from Mars! NASA’s InSight lander touched down successfully on Mars on November 26th. The primary mission of the lander (which is not a rover) is to study the interior of Mars by drilling below the surface. The goal is to analyze seismic activity and monitor for Marsquakes, which […] More

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    Elon Musk releases video of Falcon 9 landing failure

    Elon Musk just released video of the first stage booster of the SpaceX CRS-16 mission as it returns to Earth and spins out of control – in rather dramatic fashion. While SpaceX cut away from the descending booster as it appeared spin during the webcast, Elon Musk released the full video of the landing on […] More

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    New Horizons probe approaches the mysterious Ultima Thule

    Twelve years ago, NASA launched the New Horizons probe. The primary mission was to study Pluto and get the very first up-close views of Pluto to help us learn more about the most famous not-a-planet. #WorthIt Reaching Pluto was not an easy feat. Pluto is about 40 times as far away from the Sun as […] More

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    NASA announces the first test flight for SpaceX Crew Dragon

    Cover image: NASA astronaut Suni Williams participates in a simulated mission inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon while wearing SpaceX’s spacesuit. Photo Credit: SpaceX Amidst the chaos of pre-Thanksgiving travel, and perhaps a bit buried by the viral story of a Christian missionary being killed by an isolated tribe, NASA and SpaceX announced on Wednesday that the […] More

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    NASA has plans to probe Uranus in search of gas

    As we talk about humans returning to the moon and the Trump administration forming the Space Force, it’s easy to think about the less-sexy bodies in the solar system, particularly Neptune and Uranus. But a group at NASA aims to change that, with plans to send probes to the planets to learn more about their […] More

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