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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.

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2012-08-30 17:32:54

Following the success of its Hayabusa mission, the Japanese space agency JAXA is shooting for another asteroid in 2018.

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2012-08-28 18:15:36

The European Space Agency has equipped the Proba-2 with a tiny camera, no larger than an espresso cup, to capture images of Hurricane Isaac as it bears down towards Louisiana.

Morpheus Lunar Lander
2012-08-10 08:46:59

NASA prototype lunar lander Morpheus experienced a malfunction this week during testing, leading the future spacecraft to crash and burn.

mohawk
2012-08-07 12:18:20

If you were one of the millions watching the livestream and television coverage of the successful Curiosity Mars lander, you may have noticed one strange looking gentleman standing out among the others, the one with a mohawk.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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