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  • Guide to Mars Opposition 2018
    Have you checked out Mars this season? Mars reaches opposition on July 27th at 5:00 Universal Time (UT) shining at ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2018-07-19
    3 hours ago
  • Orion parachutes chalk up another test success in Arizona
    The parachute system for Orion, America's spacecraft that will carry humans to deep space, deployed as planned after being dropped ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2018-07-19
    4 hours ago
  • NASA debuts online toolkit to promote commercial use of satellite data
    While NASA's policy of free and open remote-sensing data has long benefited the scientific community, other government agencies and nonprofit ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2018-07-19
    4 hours ago
  • Image: Moon, Mars, station
    This image was taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station on 30 June 2018 when the ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2018-07-19
    5 hours ago
  • Shooting stars on demand: Japan start-up plans 2020 meteor shower
    A Japanese start-up developing "shooting stars on demand" says it will be ready to deliver the world's first artificial meteor ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2018-07-19
    6 hours ago
  • Princeton’s McComas will lead IMAP, a NASA mission to study the heliosphere
    Princeton astrophysicist David McComas will be the principal investigator for a science mission to sample, analyze and map particles streaming ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2018-07-18
    18 hours ago
  • Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever
    Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company has shot a capsule higher into space than it's ever done before. ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2018-07-18
    20 hours ago
  • Martian atmosphere behaves as one
    New research using a decade of data from ESA's Mars Express has found clear signs of the complex martian atmosphere ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2018-07-18
    21 hours ago
  • How does the sun’s rotational cycle influence lightning activity on earth?
    A collaborative research team in Japan has taken the first steps to understanding how the sun's rotational cycle influences lightning ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2018-07-18
    1 day ago
  • The Longest Total Lunar Eclipse Of The Century Is Happening This Month
    Blood moons have inspired both awe and fear throughout the centuries. ... read more
    Source: Astronomy on Huffington PostPublished on 2018-07-17
    2 days ago
  • Jupiter’s moon count reaches 79, including tiny ‘oddball’
    It's getting more crowded around Jupiter. A team of astronomers is reporting the discovery of a dozen new moons circling ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2018-07-17
    2 days ago
  • Dawn mission to gather more data in home stretch
    As NASA's Dawn spacecraft prepares to wrap up its groundbreaking 11-year mission, which has included two successful extended missions at ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2018-07-17
    2 days ago
  • Researchers develop new solar sailing technology for NASA
    Spacecraft outfitted with sails and propelled by the sun are no longer the stuff of science fiction or theoretical space ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2018-07-16
    3 days ago
  • Disruption tolerant networking to demonstrate internet in space
    NASA's Human Exploration and Operations and Science Mission Directorates are collaborating to make interplanetary internet a reality. ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2018-07-16
    3 days ago
  • Long Distance Call: Virginia to Space
    Long Distance Call: Virginia to Space ... read more
    Source: NASA Education NewsPublished on 2018-07-16
    3 days ago

 

 

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