Astronomers spot new tiny moons around Neptune and Uranus

02/25/2024

WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers have found three previously unknown moons in our solar system — two additional moons circling Neptune and one around Uranus. The distant tiny moons were spotted using powerful land-based telescopes in Hawaii and…

Moon landing try in half a century through US private robot spacecraft

Reuters 02/23/2024

A spacecraft built and flown by Houston-based company Intuitive Machines began its final descent from lunar orbit on Thursday to attempt the first U.S. moon landing in more than half a century and the first ever conducted…

NASA’s final tally shows spacecraft returned double the amount of asteroid rubble

02/18/2024

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA finally has counted up all the asteroid samples returned by a spacecraft last fall — and it’s double the rubble return goal. Officials reported Thursday that the Osiris-Rex spacecraft collected 121.6…

Mars rover data confirms ancient lake sediments on red planet

Reuters 01/28/2024

LOS ANGELES — NASA’s rover Perseverance has gathered data confirming the existence of ancient lake sediments deposited by water that once filled a giant basin on Mars called Jerezo Crater, according to a study published on Friday.…

NASA helicopter ends mission after 3 years in Mars

Agence France Presse 01/26/2024

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter, which made history by achieving the first powered flight on another world, has officially ended its nearly three-year mission after sustaining rotor damage during its last outing, the space agency said Thursday. The…

NASA finds ‘Christmas Tree Cluster’ in space

Dale Arasa 12/26/2023

NASA took a photo of a group of stars resembling the shape of a Christmas tree. Special gases constituted the green pine needle-like shapes of the interstellar holiday symbol. Also, the stars served as the fairy lights…

NASA asteroid samples, released from spacecraft, land on Earth

Associated Press 09/25/2023

NASA’s first asteroid samples fetched from deep space parachuted into the Utah desert Sunday to cap a seven-year journey. In a flyby of Earth, the Osiris-Rex spacecraft released the sample capsule from 63,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) out.…

Two supermoons in August mean double the stargazing fun

Associated Press 07/30/2023

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The cosmos is offering up a double feature in August: a pair of supermoons culminating in a rare blue moon. Catch the first show Tuesday evening as the full moon rises in the…

NASA humanoid robot will oversee oil rigs for remote testing

Dale Arasa 07/13/2023

NASA’s new humanoid robot will prepare for space missions in The Land Down Under. On July 6, 2023, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said it would test its human-like robot in Australia. Its first mission is…

Study details differences between deep interiors of Mars and Earth

04/26/2023

WASHINGTON- Mars is Earth’s next-door neighbor in the solar system – two rocky worlds with differences down to their very core, literally. A new study based on seismic data obtained by NASA’s robotic InSight lander is offering…

Former fighter pilot to be first Canadian to fly to the moon

Reuters 04/04/2023

OTTAWA- NASA on Monday said Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen will join a lunar flyby mission expected to take off for the moon in 2024 as part of an expedition that will make the former fighter pilot the…

NASA names woman, Black astronauts to Artemis II crew in lunar first

Reuters 04/04/2023

NASA on Monday, April 3, 2023, named the first woman and the first African American ever assigned as astronauts to a lunar mission, introducing them as part of the four-member team chosen to fly on what would…

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