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March 25, 2019

2020 Mars Helicopter Could Open Alien Skies to Exploration

The little craft’s demonstration mission could lead to big things. A few brief hops in the Martian air two years from now could help open alien […]
May 1, 2018

Heat Shield for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Cracks During Test

The heat shield for NASA’s upcoming Mars rover suffered a fracture during testing recently, but the incident won’t change the mission’s launch date, agency officials said. […]
July 26, 2017

Big, Dangerous Comets More Common Than Thought

There are a lot more big, potentially dangerous comets zooming through deep space than scientists had thought, a new study suggests. Astronomers have likely underestimated by a factor […]
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 […]
March 5, 2017

NASA prevents probe’s collision with Martian moon Phobos

A tiny emergency maneuver will prevent the two from crashing into each other on March 6th. NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft and Phobos would have arrived at an […]
February 21, 2017

NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System

NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, […]
February 16, 2016

NASA dives deeper into how it's really using HoloLens

We finally get a closer look at NASA and Microsoft’s “Sidekick” project. A year ago we heard that NASA and Microsoft were teaming up to build […]
February 9, 2016

A small asteroid will fly by Earth on March 5 — here's what you need to know

On October 6th, 2013, the Catalina Sky Survey discovered a small asteroid which was later designated as 2013 TX68. As part Apollo group this 30 meter […]
January 4, 2016

Behold: "The Screams of a Star Being Ripped Apart"

There is more to the violence of a black hole than the cataclysmic inward suck of infinite gravity. There is a yang to the yin of […]