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NASA's next Mars mission scheduled in 2018, will explore the planet's deep interiors
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NASA's next Mars mission scheduled in 2018, will explore the planet's deep interiors

NASA's next Mars mission known as InSight, which is scheduled for a 2018 lift-off, will focus on examining the deep interior of Mars.

NASA's Juno spacecraft starts transmitting data and images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
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NASA's Juno spacecraft starts transmitting data and images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

A NASA spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter began transmitting data and images on 11 July.

Indian astronomer inspires new research into weather and atmosphere around exoplanets
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Indian astronomer inspires new research into weather and atmosphere around exoplanets

Inspired by theoretical predictions made by an Indian astronomer, an international group of scientists launched a project to study clouds and weather in the atmosphere of exoplanets and brown dwarfs

NASA scientists honour Abdul Kalam, new organism discovered on International Space Station named after him
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NASA scientists honour Abdul Kalam, new organism discovered on International Space Station named after him

Scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered by them after former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam. Till date, the new organism — a form of a bacteria — has been found only on the ISS and hasn't been found on Earth

Nasa scientists combine fashion and engineering by 3D printing fabric for space
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Nasa scientists combine fashion and engineering by 3D printing fabric for space

The space fabrics have four essential functions: reflectivity, passive heat management, foldability, and tensile strength.

SpaceX teams up with NASA to find potential landing sites on Mars
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SpaceX teams up with NASA to find potential landing sites on Mars

US-based aerospace company SpaceX is working with NASA to identify landing spots on Mars for its spacecraft. "We are working with scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and elsewhere, have identified several potential landing sites."

Nasa stops Curiosity trek across Mars to troubleshoot rover's drill
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Nasa stops Curiosity trek across Mars to troubleshoot rover's drill

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has halted its trek up a mountain filled with potentially habitable niches for life while engineers troubleshoot a problem with one of its key instruments, scientists said on Tuesday.

Nasa probe spots possible clouds hovering over Pluto
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Nasa probe spots possible clouds hovering over Pluto

Nasa's New Horizons space probe has spotted possible clouds hovering over Pluto, indicating that the weather on the icy dwarf planet is more complex than thought.

Space probe by NASA to uncover the secrets of Jupiter
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Space probe by NASA to uncover the secrets of Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft hurtled closer toward Jupiter on Friday headed for a July 4 leap into polar orbit around the solar system's largest planet to analyze how it formed and helped set the stage for life on Earth.

Nasa's Opportunity rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record
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Nasa's Opportunity rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, Nasa has said.

Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032
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Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032

A newly discovered asteroid made a "close" approach to Earth this week - at least in astronomical terms - and it is likely to come back around in 2032, but there is only a miniscule risk of it smashing into the planet, NASA said on Friday.

Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032
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Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032

A newly discovered asteroid made a "close" approach to Earth this week - at least in astronomical terms - and it is likely to come back around in 2032, but there is only a miniscule risk of it smashing into the planet, NASA said on Friday.