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Opportunity rover stops responding during Mars dust storm

Things have gone from bad to worst for the Opportunity rover now that it's caught up in a massive Mars dust storm. In an update, NASA revealed that Opportunity didn't respond to a contact attempt. The team now assumes the robotic explorer's batteri...

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NASA flies UAV in public airspace sans safety chaser for first time

For the first time, NASA has operated an unmanned aircraft without a safety chase plane in public airspace. This is a new milestone for the space agency, which says the flight involved its Ikhana remote-controlled UAV. Though the agency has operated unmanned aircraft in public airspace before, past missions always included a safety plane following it.

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NASA Opportunity rover’s life in limbo as Mars dust storm rages on

NASA researchers fear the space agency’s Opportunity rover may soon reach the end of its life as a major Mars dust storm continues to blot out the sun.

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NASA extends the Juno spacecraft mission for three more years

Good news, space fans: NASA has given the Juno spacecraft the time (and money) it needs to be able to accomplish its missions. The probe, which left our planet in 2011 and reached Jupiter in 2016, was supposed to wrap things up in February this year....

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Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean dies

It's a somber day for spaceflight, as NASA astronaut Alan Bean has died at the age of 86 after falling ill during a trip. He was the fourth person to walk on the Moon, flying aboard Apollo 12, and proved crucial to humanity's understanding of its cl...

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The Morning After: Our verdict on the OnePlus 6

Hey, good morning! Monday is here, and we're kicking things off with a review of the OnePlus 6, following it up with the first teasers for Samsung's next Galaxy Note (don't get too excited -- it's Bixby related) and NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft...

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These tiny CubeSats could revolutionize how NASA predicts weather

Some of NASA’s smallest cargo on the upcoming resupply launch to the International Space Station will in fact be some of its most important, with a new flock of tiny satellites paving the way for future missions. While the flight will take numerous scientific experiments and more mundane supplies to the orbiting space station, it will also count three CubeSats … Continue reading

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NASA’s planet-hunting TESS spacecraft snaps its first photo

TESS, NASA's new exoplanet-hunting spacecraft, has captured its first image ever, giving us a glimpse of what its powerful "eyes" can see. The spacecraft's science team used one of its four cameras to snap a two-second test exposure as part of their...

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NASA’s TESS planet-hunter sent back this stunning image

NASA has released the first incredible photo from its TESS planet-hunter, with the new satellite beaming back a stunning image of more than 200,000 stars. TESS, or the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is at the start of an unusual elliptical orbit that will see it capture enormous images of space in the search for potentially habitable exoplanets. It’ll do that … Continue reading

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NASA study looks at human activity and freshwater changes

NASA has published the results of a study that used satellite observations to look at the locations where human activity is changing freshwater sources. The study also looked at the cause of that change. The study found that Earth’s wet land areas are getting wetter and dry areas are getting drier due to several factors.

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