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Nasa Cassini Spacecraft Provides New View of Saturn and Earth
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Nasa Cassini Spacecraft Provides New View of Saturn and Earth

NASA has released a natural-color image of Saturn from space, the first in which Saturn, its moons and rings, and Earth, Venus and Mars, all are visible.

It's Complicated: Dawn Spurs Rewrite of Vesta's Story
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It's Complicated: Dawn Spurs Rewrite of Vesta's Story

Just when scientists thought they had a tidy theory for how the giant asteroid Vesta formed, a new paper from NASA's Dawn mission suggests the history is more complicated...

Black Holes Don't Make a Big Splash
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Black Holes Don't Make a Big Splash

Throughout our universe, tucked inside galaxies far, far away, giant black holes are pairing up and merging.

Nasa Laser Communication System Sets Record with Data Transmissions to and from Moon
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Nasa Laser Communication System Sets Record with Data Transmissions to and from Moon

NASA's Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) has made history using a pulsed laser beam to transmit data over the 239,000 miles between the moon and Earth...

Managing the Deluge of 'big Data' From Space
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Managing the Deluge of 'big Data' From Space

Researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are developing new strategies for managing large and complex data streams. 

Last Command Sent to Planck Space Telescope
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Last Command Sent to Planck Space Telescope

The Planck space telescope has been turned off after spending nearly 4.5 years soaking up the relic radiation from the Big Bang and studying the evolution of stars...

Managing the Deluge of 'big Data' From Space
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Managing the Deluge of 'big Data' From Space

For NASA and its dozens of missions, data pour in every day like rushing rivers.

Science Benefits From Diverse Landing Area of Nasa Mars Rover
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Science Benefits From Diverse Landing Area of Nasa Mars Rover

NASA's Curiosity rover is revealing a great deal about Mars, from long-ago processes in its interior to the current interaction between the Martian surface and...

How Engineers Revamped Spitzer to Probe Exoplanets
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How Engineers Revamped Spitzer to Probe Exoplanets

Now approaching its 10th anniversary, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has evolved into a premier observatory for an endeavor not envisioned in its original design...

NASA Curiosity Rover Detects No Methane on Mars
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NASA Curiosity Rover Detects No Methane on Mars

Data from NASA's Curiosity rover has revealed the Martian environment lacks methane. This is a surprise to researchers because previous data reported by U.S. and...

Team Attempts to Restore Communications
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Team Attempts to Restore Communications

Ground controllers have been unable to communicate with NASA's long-lived Deep Impact spacecraft.

Nasa's Mars Curiosity Debuts Autonomous Navigation
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Nasa's Mars Curiosity Debuts Autonomous Navigation

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has used autonomous navigation for the first time, a capability that lets the rover decide for itself how to drive safely on Mars.

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Celebrates 10 Years in Space
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NASA's Spitzer Telescope Celebrates 10 Years in Space

Ten years after a Delta II rocket launched NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, lighting up the night sky over Cape Canaveral, Fla., the fourth of the agency's four...

NASA Spacecraft Reactivated to Hunt for Asteroids
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NASA Spacecraft Reactivated to Hunt for Asteroids

A NASA spacecraft that discovered and characterized tens of thousands of asteroids throughout the solar system before being placed in hibernation will return to...

Nasa Rover Gets Movie as a Mars Moon Passes Another
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Nasa Rover Gets Movie as a Mars Moon Passes Another

The larger of the two moons of Mars, Phobos, passes directly in front of the other, Deimos, in a new series of sky-watching images from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity...

Nasa Voyager Statement About Competing Models to Explain Recent Spacecraft Data
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Nasa Voyager Statement About Competing Models to Explain Recent Spacecraft Data

A newly published paper argues that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has already entered interstellar space.

Jpl, Masten Testing New Precision Landing Software
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Jpl, Masten Testing New Precision Landing Software

A year after NASA's Mars rover Curiosity's landed on Mars, engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., are testing a sophisticated flight...

If We Landed on Europa, What Would We Want to Know?
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If We Landed on Europa, What Would We Want to Know?

Most of what scientists know of Jupiter's moon Europa they have gleaned from a dozen or so close flybys from NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1979 and NASA's Galileo...

Nasa's Curiosity Nearing First Anniversary on Mars
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Nasa's Curiosity Nearing First Anniversary on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover will mark one year on Mars this week and has already achieved its main science goal of revealing ancient Mars could have supported life.

Curiosity Makes Its Longest One-Day Drive on Mars
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Curiosity Makes Its Longest One-Day Drive on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove twice as far on July 21 as on any other day of the mission so far: 109.7 yards (100.3 meters).
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