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Mission’s end for “Oppy”

February 12, 2019 — One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA’s Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return … Continue reading

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InSight Mars lander’s first “selfie”

For the latest news and much more information on the InSight lander’s mission and science, click here!

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Voyager 2 enters interstellar space

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun. Comparing data … Continue reading

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Meteor crater discovered hidden by polar ice

An international team of researchers that includes a NASA glaciologist has discovered a 19-mile-wide meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than half a mile of ice in northwest Greenland. This is the first impact crater of any size ever found … Continue reading

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Cassini: A parcel of papers published

October 4, 2018 — New research emerging from the final orbits of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft represents a huge leap forward in our understanding of the Saturn system — especially the mysterious, never-before-explored region between the planet and its rings. Some … Continue reading

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At Monday, August 13 meeting: Crewed American space missions: 2018

The program for the August 13 General Membership Meeting will cover American Crewed Space Missions: 2018. The talk will be delivered by Tom Benson, a retired NASA aerospace engineer. On July 8, 2011, the final Space Shuttle mission was launched … Continue reading

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Ancient organic material, mysterious methane on Mars

From a NASA News Release NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search … Continue reading

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