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The astronomers who discovered the exoplanet Kepler 78b have made another startling discovery: the planet’s mass is roughly the same as our own.
As of Oct. 17, Juno was approximately 4.4 million miles (7.1 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is currently about 24 seconds.
The NASA/JPL/UMD Deep Impact spacecraft ends its missions, but leaves a powerful, UMD-led legacy of scientific discovery. College Park, MD (PRWEB) September
NASA announced on Friday that its Deep Impact mission has ended after losing communication with the spacecraft.
On Aug. 2, a call for scientific white papers was announced to solicit ideas to help shape a repurposed science mission using a combination of the Kepler's two remaining good reaction wheels and thrusters for spacecraft attitude control.
As you probably know from personal experience, computer-related problems can be some of the most frustrating to deal with. So imagine the frustration over at NASA, where scientists are having problems with the computer on board the space agency’s Deep Impact probe.
NASA's Open Source Differential Photometry Code for Amateur Astronomy Research (OSCAAR) program will allow amateur astronomers to help the space agency hunt down exoplanets.
NASA has dwindled down its list for potential landing sites for its next Mars lander mission down to four possibilities.
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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