SpaceX reaches for milestone in spaceflight

A new era begins as a private company launches astronauts into orbit On May 27, two American astronauts, Robert L. Behnken and Douglas G. Hurley,...

Building a mirror for one of the world’s biggest telescopes

Buddy Martin, University of Arizona and Dae Wook Kim, University of Arizona When astronomers point their telescopes up at the sky to see distant supernovae...

Why we need to get back to Venus

Why we need to get back to Venus Paul K. Byrne, North Carolina State University Just next door, cosmologically speaking, is a planet almost exactly like...

NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Completes Its First Drive

Republished from article on JPL.NASA.gov NASA's next Mars rover has passed its first driving test. A preliminary assessment of its activities on Dec. 17, 2019,...
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Global Storms on Mars Launch Dust Towers Into the Sky

Republished from an article on JPL.NASA.gov - 11/26/2019 Dust storms are common on Mars. But every decade or so, something unpredictable happens: A series of...
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SpaceX Dragon Heads to Space Station with NASA Science, Cargo

Article Originally Published at NASA.gov 12/05/19 A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station after launching at 12:29 p.m....

NASA’s TESS spacecraft is finding hundreds of exoplanets

Daniel Apai, University of Arizona and Benjamin Rackham, Massachusetts Institute of Technology NASA's TESS spacecraft is finding hundreds of exoplanets – and is poised to...

The First Pinpoint Landing on the Moon

Apollo 12: Fifty years ago, a passionate scientist's keen eye led to the first pinpoint landing on the Moon Timothy Swindle, University of Arizona When Apollo...

The Goblin Makes an Appearance

The 40,000 year orbit of a recently discovered dwarf planet, nicknamed “The Goblin” adds to growing circumstantial evidence of a yet unseen giant planet...

Hypervelocity Stars – passing through the galaxy

Astronomers have recently discovered a larger than expected number of hypervelocity stars passing through our galaxy. A few of these stars are...

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