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china moon
2014-10-25 04:45:42

On Friday, China launched its first mission intended to travel to the Moon and return intact. While the current mission is unmanned, it does set the stage for the Asian country to put a man on the Moon in the near future.

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2014-08-30 06:50:42

As Rosetta made its final approach to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, we asked you to join this extraordinary adventure by sharing pictures of your journeys, participating in a fun photo contest that attracted hundreds of entries and nearly 23,000 votes.

Voyager 2 Triton Map
2014-08-24 04:35:17

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Voyager 2’s first up-close look at Neptune and Triton, NASA has “restored” footage obtained by the probe and used it to construct the highest-quality global color map of the moon to date.

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Less Than A Year From Pluto Flyby
2014-07-15 09:44:15

NASA says the spacecraft New Horizons is only one year away from Pluto, slated to make an historic flyby on July 14, 2015 and give Earthlings never before seen images of the distant world.

building blocks of comets
2014-06-24 08:52:55

A joint research effort between NASA and the European Space Agency has found proof that nitrogen within the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan came from conditions very similar to those that formed most of the ancient comets in the Oort cloud.

Japan's Space Agency Plans To Blast Asteroid With Space Cannon
2013-10-24 09:46:48

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced that it plans to send a space cannon out to blast the surface of asteroid 1999JU3 with a metal bullet in 2018.

Using Space Probes To Deflect Asteroids From Earth Trajectories
2013-10-23 14:17:04

Researchers have begun initial experiments to verify the possibility of deflecting asteroids by impacting them with heavy masses at high speeds. They said the principle behind their research is similar to how the balls in a game of billiards get banged around from one side of the table to another.

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.

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).


Latest Space probe Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cassini-Huygens Mission -- The Cassini unmanned space probe is intended to study Saturn and its moons. It was launched on October 15, 1997 and is estimated to enter Saturn's orbit on July 1, 2004. The mission is a joined NASA/ESA project. Cassini's principal objectives are to: -- determine the three-dimensional structure and dynamical behavior of the rings -- determine the composition of the satellite surfaces and the geological history of each object -- determine the nature and...

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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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