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Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system
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Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system

Voyager 1 entered interstellar space in 2012, while Voyager 2 finally crossed the boundary marking the beginning of outer space in November 2018.

Tiny CubeSat mission ASTERIA breaks record for smallest satellite to detect an exoplanet
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Tiny CubeSat mission ASTERIA breaks record for smallest satellite to detect an exoplanet

Researchers argue that the finding validates the role small spacecrafts can play in astrophysics and astronomy research.

NASA’s Curiosity continues Mars expedition as team behind the rover works from home due to Coronavirus
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NASA’s Curiosity continues Mars expedition as team behind the rover works from home due to Coronavirus

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said from 20 March none of the team members were present at its Southern California Lab.

NASA's Cassini mission data is still helping scientists understand the rings of  Saturn
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NASA's Cassini mission data is still helping scientists understand the rings of Saturn

Cassini was in space for 20 years and has provided information that scientists are still studying and understanding.

Antarctica is losing six times more ice now than it was in the 1980s: Study
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Antarctica is losing six times more ice now than it was in the 1980s: Study

Antarctica's ice melting increased by 280 percent in the last sixteen years according to the study.

NASA's InSight seems to have landed at a slight angle, mission engineers not worried
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NASA's InSight seems to have landed at a slight angle, mission engineers not worried

NASA expects better images from InSight soon, once it sheds the dust covers protecting its cameras.

Mars may have enough Oxygen to sustain subsurface life today, study finds
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Mars may have enough Oxygen to sustain subsurface life today, study finds

Oxygen content of Martian rocks & 2 recent discoveries show that life may exist on the planet today.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft to run out of fuel, remain in dwarf planet Ceres's orbit
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft to run out of fuel, remain in dwarf planet Ceres's orbit

Dawn will lose its ability to communicate with Earth, but will remain in a silent orbit around Ceres.

NASA plans a 45-day effort to restore contact with Opportunity Rover on Mars
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NASA plans a 45-day effort to restore contact with Opportunity Rover on Mars

Opportunity rover has been out of contact since early June, due to a major dust storm on Mars.

Emmy Awards 2018 nominations: NASA's Cassini footage gets nod for Outstanding Original Interactive Program
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Emmy Awards 2018 nominations: NASA's Cassini footage gets nod for Outstanding Original Interactive Program

After running out of fuel, Cassini began a whole new mission — its Grand Finale, where it journeyed into the unknown and ended with a plunge into Saturn

NASA's coverage of Cassini spacecraft's final moments earns Emmy nomination
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NASA's coverage of Cassini spacecraft's final moments earns Emmy nomination

In 2017, after nearly 20 years in space, NASA's Cassini orbiter went out of fuel.

NASA's Cassini captures eerie audio of interaction between Saturn and Enceladus
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NASA's Cassini captures eerie audio of interaction between Saturn and Enceladus

This recording was captured by the Radio Plasma Wave Science (RPWS) instrument on 2 September 2017

Expected dust storm on Mars could explain the reason for its arid state
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Expected dust storm on Mars could explain the reason for its arid state

The study showed that rising air during the 2007 global dust storm led to over a hundred-fold increase in water vapour in Mars' middle atmosphere.

Near-earth asteroid flyby on 4 February will not pose any threat to Earth, says NASA
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Near-earth asteroid flyby on 4 February will not pose any threat to Earth, says NASA

It was discovered in 2002 by the former NASA-sponsored Near Earth Asteroid Tracking project at the Maui Space Surveillance Site in Hawaii.

Images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft indicate dwarf planet Ceres is an active and evolving world
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Images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft indicate dwarf planet Ceres is an active and evolving world

Since Dawn arrived in orbit at Ceres in March 2015, scientists have located more than 300 bright areas.

Scientists discover the farthest known supermassive black hole 800 million times the mass of our Sun
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Scientists discover the farthest known supermassive black hole 800 million times the mass of our Sun

The discovery, published in the journal Nature, could provide fundamental information about the universe when it was only 5 percent of its current age.

NASA to send an unnamed rover vehicle to Mars in 2020; will search for signs of ancient microbial life
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NASA to send an unnamed rover vehicle to Mars in 2020; will search for signs of ancient microbial life

NASA has successfully landed spacecraft on Mars seven times and is using the International Space Station to prepare for human missions to the moon and Mars.

NASA's 2020 Mars mission rover will pack 23 cameras for enhanced vision
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NASA's 2020 Mars mission rover will pack 23 cameras for enhanced vision

When NASA's Mars Pathfinder touched down in 1997, it had five cameras. The subsequent Spirit and Opportunity rovers were designed with 10 cameras each.

Google collaborates with Nasa to provide immersive experience of Mars through VR
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Google collaborates with Nasa to provide immersive experience of Mars through VR

Google said that JPL will continuously update the data so that users see where Curiosity has just been in the past few days or weeks.

You can watch NASA's Cassini make its 'Grand Finale' dive into Saturn's atmosphere later today: Here's how
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You can watch NASA's Cassini make its 'Grand Finale' dive into Saturn's atmosphere later today: Here's how

The Cassini mission was launched in 1997 as a joint venture between NASA, ESA and the ASI. It's been orbiting Saturn since 2004.