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Mars First Image from a CubeSat by NASA

Mars First Image from a CubeSat by NASA

NASA’s MarCO mission was designed to find out if briefcase-sized spacecraft called CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space. Now, MarCO—which stands for Mars Cube One—has Mars in sight. One of the twin MarCO CubeSats snapped this image of Mars on Oct. 3—the first image of the Red Planet ever produced by this class

The “Death Comet” Will Pass By Earth Just After Halloween

The “Death Comet” Will Pass By Earth Just After Halloween

On October 31st, 2015, NASA tracked a strange-looking comet as it made a close flyby of Earth. This asteroid, known as 2015 TB145, was monitored by the multiple observatories and radar installation of the agency’s Deep Space Network. Because of the timing and the skull-like appearance of this asteroid, scientists nicknamed it the “Death Comet”. Naturally, there

NASA Completes 60 Years of Space Research

NASA Completes 60 Years of Space Research

US space agency NASA has completed 60 years of human space exploration, discovering the world beyond Earth and developing new technologies. “For six decades, NASA has led peaceful exploration of space, making discoveries about our planet, our solar system, and our universe,” the agency posted on its website late on Monday. NASA has not just

SpaceX Moon Tourist Most Excited About Seeing Earth From Afar

SpaceX Moon Tourist Most Excited About Seeing Earth From Afar

If all goes as planned, Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and a SpaceX BFR spaceship full of artists will zip around the moon in 2023. That may be some years off, but Maezawa has already shared what he’s most excited about, and it’s not the moon itself. “Personally, seeing the round earth would be more exciting than

NASA spots still-silent Opportunity Rover on Mars

NASA spots still-silent Opportunity Rover on Mars

We may not be able to hear anything from NASA’s Opportunity rover, but we can still see it. The space agency’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught sight of the rover from far above the red planet. Opportunity has been out of contact with Earth since June 10 when a global dust storm cut off its solar power. The rover is sitting

Dust Storms On Titan Spotted For The First Time

Data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has revealed what appear to be giant dust storms in equatorial regions of Saturn’s moon Titan. The discovery, described in a paper published on Sept. 24 in Nature Geoscience, makes Titan the third Solar System body, in addition to Earth and Mars, where dust storms have been observed. The observation is

NASA Telescope Discovers Two New Planets

NASA telescope two new planets

ORLANDO, Fla. – A planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system discovered two distant planets this week five months after its launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, officials said on Thursday. NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, better known as TESS, made an early discovery of “super-Earth” and “hot Earth” planets in solar