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NASA Ends Deep Impact Mission
2013-09-20 11:19:46

NASA announced on Friday that its Deep Impact mission has ended after losing communication with the spacecraft.

NASA Frustrated With Computer Malfunction On Deep Impact Probe
2013-09-11 14:12:45

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.

Mars Lander InSight Has Four Potential Targets
2013-09-04 19:15:03

NASA has dwindled down its list for potential landing sites for its next Mars lander mission down to four possibilities.

China Enters New Territory With Lunar Lander, Scheduled For Launch This Year
2013-08-29 12:21:57

China announced on Wednesday that it will launch its first lunar lander, the Chang'e Three, by the end of the year. Named after the Chinese goddess of the moon, the upcoming Chang’e mission marks the next step in the Asian nation’s ambitious space program.

Comet Activity Starting Up Early Ahead Of 2014 Rosetta Mission
2013-08-20 13:48:03

Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a 2014 visitor to our neck of the woods, will be emitting gas and dust earlier than expected, according to a new study by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS).

NASA Discusses Future Robotic Lander Mission To Europa
2013-08-07 14:22:36

Jupiter's moon Europa, with its icy surface and potential for a liquid ocean underneath, has fascinated scientists for years and a new NASA-backed report looks at just how an exploratory mission might play out on its surface.

NASA Celebrates Mars Pathfinder Landing Anniversary
2013-07-05 08:38:42

Independence Day not only marks the date on which America became a free nation, but also when NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission landed safely on Mars in 1997 allowing the US to stake its first claim on another planet.

2013-02-06 09:43:42

Scientists are revisiting the age-old question of how Earth's moon formed with the development of two new models that work out the complicated physics of planetary collisions.

Lunar Lander Will Search For Moon Ice And Water
2012-10-22 06:00:34

European researchers are in the process of building an unmanned probe that would travel to the moon, where it would search for subsurface ice on the lunar surface, within the next six years.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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