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April 10, 2019 - 7:10 am
Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting a fiery orange and black ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edges of the abyss. Assembling data gathered by eight radio telescopes around the world, astronomers captured a picture of the hot,...
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March 03, 2019 - 9:16 am
A sleek American-built capsule with just a test dummy aboard docked smoothly with the International Space Station on Sunday in a big step toward putting the U.S. back in the business of launching astronauts. The white Dragon capsule, developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX company under contract to NASA,...
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January 02, 2019 - 12:25 pm
LAUREL, Md. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft traveling 4 billion miles from Earth has sent back its first close-up pictures of the most distant celestial object ever explored, and it looks like a reddish snowman. Ultima Thule, as the small, icy object has been dubbed, is an elongated body about 20 miles...
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AP
December 12, 2018 - 7:24 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new Mars lander has taken a selfie from above, using a camera on its long robotic arm. The InSight lander snapped a series of pictures that NASA turned into a stunning mosaic, released Tuesday. InSight landed on Mars on Nov. 26. In the two weeks since, scientists...
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December 07, 2018 - 2:28 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new Mars lander has captured the first sounds of the "really unworldly" Martian wind. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory released audio clips of the alien wind Friday. The low-frequency rumblings were collected by the InSight lander during its first week of operations...
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November 26, 2018 - 11:56 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet Monday after a six-month, 300 million-mile (482 million-kilometer) journey and a perilous, six-minute descent through the rose-hued atmosphere. Flight controllers at NASA's Jet...
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An artist's impression of a large moon orbiting a gas giant planet 8,000 light years away. Evidence for such a moon, if confirmed, would be another first for NASA's planet-hunting Kepler mission. NASA, ESA, AND L. HUSTAK (STSCI)
October 03, 2018 - 3:55 pm
(CBS News) -- NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, with an assist from the more powerful Hubble Space Telescope, has found what appears to be a huge moon orbiting a gas giant planet 8,000 light years away. If confirmed, it would be the first discovery of an "exomoon" in another solar system...
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Associated Press
August 28, 2018 - 12:31 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in 50 years, an astronaut-in-training is quitting NASA. Astronaut candidate Robb Kulin has resigned halfway through his two years of training at Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA spokeswoman Brandi Dean said his departure is effective Friday and...
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AP
August 12, 2018 - 10:54 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before. If all goes well, the Parker Solar Probe will fly...
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Associated Press
August 08, 2018 - 7:44 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A red-hot voyage to the sun is going to bring us closer to our star than ever before. NASA's Parker Solar Probe will be the first spacecraft to "touch" the sun, hurtling through the sizzling solar atmosphere and coming within just 3.8 million miles (6 million kilometers...
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