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nasa insight testing
2015-05-29 14:20:49

InSight, which is roughly the same size as a car, will be the first mission devoted exclusively to exploring the interior structure of the Red Planet.

2015-05-27 16:20:41

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Testing is underway on NASA's next mission on the journey to Mars, a stationary lander scheduled to launch in March 2016.

mercury's magnetic field
2015-05-08 13:28:07

Before slamming violently into the surface of Mercury (RIP), NASA’s MESSENGER probe sent back valuable data on the planet’s magnetic field, revealing that it is almost 4 billion years old.

2015-04-30 16:26:44

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA planetary exploration mission came to a planned, but nonetheless dramatic, end Thursday when it slammed into Mercury's surface at

MESSENGER
2015-04-30 09:05:30

After several years of service studying Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, the NASA MESSENGER spacecraft has run out of fuel and will fall to Mercury’s surface this afternoon, sometime around 3:30pm EDT, officials from the US space agency have confirmed.

2015-04-29 12:23:19

Small and innovative engineering and business consulting firm responsible for guiding complex and challenging historic mission SIMI VALLEY, Calif., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-04-16 16:20:34

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After extraordinary science findings and technological innovations, a NASA spacecraft launched in 2004 to study Mercury will impact the

2015-04-13 20:20:32

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a media and public event at 1 p.m.

2015-03-26 20:22:00

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of images of celestial objects, including asteroids, observed by NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE)

2015-03-23 16:36:12

Ball Aerospace Achievement on Planet Hunting Mission Receives Top Honors for Aerospace Science and Technology BOULDER, Colo., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies


Latest Discovery program Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

NEAR-Shoemaker Mission -- The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous - Shoemaker (NEAR Shoemaker), renamed after its launch in honor of Gene Shoemaker, is an unmanned spacecraft designed to study the near-Earth asteroid Eros from close orbit over a period of a year. The primary scientific objectives of NEAR were to return data on the bulk properties, composition, mineralogy, morphology, internal mass distribution and magnetic field of Eros. Secondary objectives include studies of regolith...

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Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.