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June 3, 2017

NASA’s GPS-Like Deep Space Navigation Experiment Set to Launch on SpaceX Rocket

The space agency is preparing to test the use of pulsars as navigational beacons, which it hopes will enable a sustained human presence throughout the solar system. […]
June 2, 2017

Mars was probably habitable for longer than we thought

It was warm and wet right around the time life got its start on Earth. In ancient times, Gale Crater rippled with the fresh, blue water […]
June 1, 2017

NASA’s sun-kissing probe gets a hot new name

The mission itself isn’t news. NASA’s solar probe is launching in the summer of 2018, and if you know anything about how space exploration works, you […]
May 31, 2017

Commercial crew vehicles may fall short of safety threshold

WASHINGTON — The two companies developing commercial crew vehicles for NASA may not be able to meet a safety threshold specified in their contracts, an agency […]
May 30, 2017

Butterfly Craters on Mars, Mercury, Moon Reveal Similarities and Differences

  Unusual butterfly-shaped craters on Mars, Mercury and the moon may provide insights into the surfaces of the three worlds, and even suggest the presence of […]
May 28, 2017

Cassini Takes Most Dangerous Saturn Ring Dive Yet

The Cassini spacecraft completes its sixth dive between Saturn and its rings today (May 28), and this is the most dangerous dive yet. Instead of passing […]
May 26, 2017

Jupiter Sounds Like a Fax Machine and Nobody Knows Why

On Thursday, NASA dropped the first motherlode of information collected by the Juno spacecraft, which has been in orbit around Jupiter since last summer. Comprised of a whopping […]
May 25, 2017

TRAPPIST-1h Orbit Suggests It Is Too Cold for Life

Scientists have confirmed that all seven planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system circle their star in a sort of gravitational lockstep with one another. The orbits of […]
May 24, 2017

New Mars Rover Looks Like a Real Life Batmobile

Mars is in everyone’s sights, with both NASA and SpaceX planning manned trips to the red planet in the next decade or so, so it makes […]