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April 19, 2022

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Space.com

The solar system is overflowing with fascinating destinations, but NASA can only operate so many missions. So every 10 years, the agency asks scientists to evaluate the state of planetary science and determine what questions should be the top …

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Space.com

NASA’s life-hunting Perseverance Mars rover just reached a big mission milestone. Perseverance has arrived safely at the remains of an ancient Red Planet river delta on the floor of the 28-mile-wide (45 kilometers) Jezero Crater, NASA announced today …

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Space.com

That history-making vehicle is NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter, which landed inside the Red Planet’s Jezero Crater with the life-hunting, sample-caching Perseverance rover on Feb. 18, 2021. Just over two …

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Space.com

The Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule that will fly SpaceX’s Crew-4 astronaut mission have made it to the launch pad. The hardware was rolled out to Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida today (April 19) to gear up for a planned …

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Spaceflight Now

NASA will move its first giant Space Launch System moon rocket off the launch pad and back to its hangar at the Kennedy Space Center as soon as next Tuesday, giving teams an opportunity to resolve several problems discovered during three attempts to …

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Space.com

The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a unique group of merging galaxies that provides a glimpse into processes in the early universe. The five galaxies, known as the Hickson Compact Group (HCG) 40, are in the process of merging into a single …

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Space.com

The first-ever fully private crewed mission to the International Space Station will get to spend 12 extra hours aboard the orbiting lab. The four astronauts of Ax-1, a mission organized by Houston company Axiom Space, had been scheduled to depart the …

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Slate Magazine

In the last 60 years, half a dozen spacecraft have flown past Mars, and 15 others have orbited the planet; seven have landed on Mars, and six rovers have traversed part of the Martian surface.

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The Verge

A new report compiled by planetary scientists from across the United States says that sending an interplanetary probe to study the ice giant planet should be considered the top priority for planetary exploration over the next decade. Specifically …

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WIRED

Astronauts embody the triumph of human imagination and engineering. Their efforts shed light on the possibilities and problems posed by travel beyond our nurturing Earth. Their presence on the moon or on other solar-system objects can imply that the …

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