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Rosetta Comet Fires Its Jets
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Rosetta Comet Fires Its Jets

The four images that make up a new montage of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko were taken on September 26, 2014 by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft...

Nasa Mission Points to Origin of 'ocean of Storms' on Earth's Moon
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Nasa Mission Points to Origin of 'ocean of Storms' on Earth's Moon

Using data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), mission scientists have solved a lunar mystery almost as old as the moon itself.

Nasa's Newest Mars Mission Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Red Planet
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Nasa's Newest Mars Mission Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Red Planet

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars' orbit at 7:24 p.m. PDT (10:24 p.m. EDT) Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now...

NASA Instrument on Rosetta: First Science Results
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NASA Instrument on Rosetta: First Science Results

A NASA instrument aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter has successfully made its first delivery of science data from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko...

Nasa Telescopes ­ncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy
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Nasa Telescopes ­ncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy

Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction.

Nasa Mars Rover Curiosity Nears Mountain-Base Outcrop
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Nasa Mars Rover Curiosity Nears Mountain-Base Outcrop

As it approaches the second anniversary of its landing on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover is also approaching its first close look at bedrock that is part of Mount...

Nasa Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload to Explore the Red Planet as Never Before
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Nasa Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload to Explore the Red Planet as Never Before

The next rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations...

Oco-2 Data to Lead Scientists Forward Into the Past
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Oco-2 Data to Lead Scientists Forward Into the Past

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, which launched on July 2, will soon be providing about 100,000 high-quality measurements each day of carbon dioxide concentrations...

Nasa Seeks Proposals For Europa Mission Science Instruments
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Nasa Seeks Proposals For Europa Mission Science Instruments

NASA has issued an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for proposals about science instruments that could be carried aboard a future mission to Jupiter's moon Europa...

Cassini Celebrates 10 Years Exploring Saturn
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Cassini Celebrates 10 Years Exploring Saturn

It has been a decade since a robotic traveler from Earth first soared over rings of ice and fired its engine to fall forever into the embrace of Saturn.

Nasa's Mars Curiosity Rover Marks First Martian Year
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Nasa's Mars Curiosity Rover Marks First Martian Year

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover will complete a Martian year—687 Earth days—on June 24, having accomplished the mission's main goal of determining whether Mars once...

Spitzer Spies an Odd, Tiny Asteroid
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Spitzer Spies an Odd, Tiny Asteroid

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have measured the size of an asteroid candidate for NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), a proposed spacecraft...

Nasa Instruments on Rosetta Start Comet Science
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Nasa Instruments on Rosetta Start Comet Science

Three NASA science instruments aboard the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft, which is set to become the first to orbit a comet and land a probe on...

Sunsets on Titan Reveal the Complexity of Hazy Exoplanets
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Sunsets on Titan Reveal the Complexity of Hazy Exoplanets

Scientists working with data from NASA's Cassini mission have developed a new way to understand the atmospheres of exoplanets by using Saturn's smog-enshrouded...

Target on Mars Looks Good For Nasa Rover Drilling
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Target on Mars Looks Good For Nasa Rover Drilling

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover performed a "mini-drill" operation Tuesday, April 29, on the rock target under consideration for the mission's third sample-collection...

NASA Space Assets Detect Ocean inside Saturn Moon
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NASA Space Assets Detect Ocean inside Saturn Moon

NASA's Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network have uncovered evidence Saturn's moon Enceladus harbors a large underground ocean of liquid water, furthering scientific...

NASA Model Provides a 3-D Look at L.A.-area Quake
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NASA Model Provides a 3-D Look at L.A.-area Quake

On March 28, residents of Greater Los Angeles experienced the largest earthquake to strike the region since 2008.

Space Sunflower May Help Snap Pictures of Planets
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Space Sunflower May Help Snap Pictures of Planets

A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower might one day be used to acquire images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars.

Nasa Technology Views Birth of the Universe
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Nasa Technology Views Birth of the Universe

Astronomers are announcing today that they have acquired the first direct evidence that gravitational waves rippled through our infant universe during an explosive...

How Did Life Arise? Fuel Cells May Have Answers
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How Did Life Arise? Fuel Cells May Have Answers

How life arose from the toxic and inhospitable environment of our planet billions of years ago remains a deep mystery.
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