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NASA testing Insight mission’s robotic arm

Playing the claw game that sits in the entry area of your local Walmart store is a challenge to win. This is despite that fact that you are standing right in front of the glass case controlling the arm.

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Tougher emissions rules helped cut US air pollution deaths in half

There's little doubt that air quality has generally improved in the US in recent decades, but quantifying that improvement has been difficult.

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NASA’s Chandra telescope follows Hubble into a shutdown

NASA sure hasn't been having a great time with its telescopes. The Chandra X-ray Observatory has gone into safe mode and halted all its science operations a few days after Hubble shut down due a gyroscope failure

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Opportunity rover remains silent, but a windy season may change that

NASA says it still hasn’t managed to communicate with Opportunity, the rover that fell silent after being caught in a global dust storm on Mars. Though the storm has passed and sunlight is once again present, Opportunity hasn’t managed to communicate with its team on Earth. NASA speculates dust on the solar panels may be the issue and says an … Continue reading

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Voyager 2 could be nearing interstellar space

The first manmade object to reach interstellar space was the NASA Voyager 1 probe.

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Lockheed Martin wants input on commercial payloads for Orion

Lockheed Martin is building Orion for NASA's deep space missions, but the module could carry more than a human crew and the agency's payload to space. The aerospace company is gauging the public's interest in flying commercial payloads aboard the cap...

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California plans to launch its own climate satellite

The current White House doesn't accept climate science, and California is worried that this may lead to NASA switching off climate probes under pressure from President Trump. The state's solution? Build its own probe

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NASA Curiosity rover finds Mars rocks that are too hard to drill

Mars’ global dust storm is abating and skies are clearing. NASA’s Curiosity rover, the one that is still operational, has sent back a panorama of its position on the planet, including a rare look at some of its instruments (which are covered in a layer of dust). Researchers say the rover has encountered a mystery on the Red Planet, as … Continue reading

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NASA explores product endorsements and rocket naming rights

NASA's new leader is gung-ho on privatizing spaceflight, and that could lead to some new approaches to branding...

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NASA’s public CO2 challenge could help astronauts endure on Mars

NASA would really prefer that Mars astronauts produce their materials on Mars, but that's not so easy when resources we take for granted on Earth are hard to get on the Red Planet. The administration has an idea as to how it might accomplish that fe...

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