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Nasa's Messenger Spacecraft Begins Historic Orbit Around Mercury
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Nasa's Messenger Spacecraft Begins Historic Orbit Around Mercury

NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft successfully achieved orbit around Mercury at approximately 9 p.m. EDT Thursday. This marks the first time a spacecraft has accomplished...

Heading Into the Bonus Round
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Heading Into the Bonus Round

A bonus round is something one usually associates with the likes of a TV game show, not a pioneering deep space mission. "We are definitely in the bonus round...

NASA Probe Sees Solar Wind Decline
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NASA Probe Sees Solar Wind Decline

The 33-year odyssey of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has reached a distant point at the edge of our solar system where there is no outward motion of solar wind.

Nasa Mission Successfully Flies By Comet Hartley 2
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Nasa Mission Successfully Flies By Comet Hartley 2

NASA's EPOXI mission successfully flew by comet Hartley 2 at about 7 a.m. PDT (10 a.m. EDT) today, and the spacecraft has begun returning images. Hartley 2 is...

Dust Models Paint Alien's View of Solar System
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Dust Models Paint Alien's View of Solar System

New supercomputer simulations tracking the interactions of thousands of dust grains show what the solar system might look like to alien astronomers searching...

Planck Takes It All In
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Planck Takes It All In

A new image from the Planck mission shows what it's been up to for the past year--surveying the entire sky for clues to our universal origins.

Spinoffs Reveal Earth Benefits of Nasa Technologies
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Spinoffs Reveal Earth Benefits of Nasa Technologies

Congressional staffers in the Rayburn House Office Building on May 20 were wondering why a robot was roaming the halls. Those who followed the robot were led to...

The Sheer Delight of Tackling Shear Stress
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The Sheer Delight of Tackling Shear Stress

NASA's commitment to provide aeronautical research opportunities to U.S. universities has led to another success, this time through an inventive student who earned...

Nasa Mars Rover Getting Smarter as It Gets Older
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Nasa Mars Rover Getting Smarter as It Gets Older

Software uploaded to NASA's Mars exploration rover Opportunity gives the rover the ability to make its own choices about whether to make additional observations...
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