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NASA Hopes To Utilize China's Lunar Landing For Science
2013-12-16 03:50:13

China’s lunar landing on Saturday is not just a big step for the Chinese space agency; it also offers opportunities for NASA to gather even more data about our moon.

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Offers A 'Star Trek' View Of Earth, Moon
2013-12-10 15:19:10

When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth earlier this fall it provided a one-of-a-kind view of our planet and the moon. The footage was taken when Juno was some 600,000 miles away from the duo.

Ancient Martian Lake May Have Supported Microbial Life
2013-12-09 12:40:55

A crater found on Mars is actually an ancient lakebed that would have contained the proper conditions to have supported life on the Red Planet, according to a new finding by NASA’s Curiosity rover.

NASA Runs Three Mass Spectrometers In Three Different Places In Space
2013-12-06 17:21:48

NASA said that three of its instruments built at the Goddard Space Flight Center were all running three experiments of the same kind at different places in space.

Curiosity Rover Fires Over 100,000 Laser Shots To Date
2013-12-06 04:10:51

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has fired the shot heard round the solar system — 100,000 shots, to be exact. The rover has fired the laser it uses as one way to check which chemical elements are in rocks and soils 100,000 times.

LADEE Instruments Pass Preliminary Checks And Now Ready For Science
2013-12-04 09:41:51

Now in orbit around the moon, NASA's newest lunar mission has completed the commissioning phase, and its science instruments have passed their preliminary checks.

China's Lunar Mission Lifts Off
2013-12-02 04:19:28

China’s first lunar rover mission is underway, as the rocket carrying the six-wheeled robot known as Yutu lifted-off from Xichang at 01:30 Monday morning local time, various media outlets have reported.


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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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  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
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The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.