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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 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 27, 2017

The James Webb Telescope Will Expand Our View of the Universe

The James Webb Space Telescope or Webb is a large, space-based observatory. It’s intended to complement and expand on the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope. […]
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 […]
May 23, 2017

Space Aggressors’ Train US Forces for Extraterrestrial Conflict

Elite military units are specializing in mock space warfare, as Russia and China develop anti-satellite weaponry. In a large, tin-roofed warehouse near Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, members […]
May 22, 2017

Astronauts to replace faulty electronics unit in unscheduled ISS spacewalk

WASHINGTON — NASA astronauts on the International Space Station will carry out an unplanned spacewalk May 23 to replace an electronics box that failed over the […]