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NASA mission to explore metal asteroid 'Psyche' worth thousands of quadrillions to launch in August 2022
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NASA mission to explore metal asteroid 'Psyche' worth thousands of quadrillions to launch in August 2022

The Psyche mission will be the first to investigate a world of metal rather than the usual combination of rock and ice.

NASA plans to send telescope into the stratosphere on a stadium-sized balloon to study the cosmos
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NASA plans to send telescope into the stratosphere on a stadium-sized balloon to study the cosmos

The balloon stationed at a 40-km altitude will study far-infrared light, which is invisible to the human eye.

NASA announced new SunRISE mission to study giant solar particle storms
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NASA announced new SunRISE mission to study giant solar particle storms

SunRISE contains six CubeSats which will work together as a large radio telescope.

Mars 2020 rover will head to the Red Planet next year, announces NASA
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Mars 2020 rover will head to the Red Planet next year, announces NASA

Mars 2020 will explore a landscape shaped by water which is the 'Jezero Crater', the site of an ancient delta

NASA scraps all-women spacewalk because of a lack of well-fitted spacesuits at ISS
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NASA scraps all-women spacewalk because of a lack of well-fitted spacesuits at ISS

All 215 spacewalks by the space station crew till date have been male-only or mixed male-female teams.

US-German 15 year old GRACE mission comes to an end owing to a battery issue,
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US-German 15 year old GRACE mission comes to an end owing to a battery issue,

Following an age-related battery issue on GRACE-2 in September, it became apparent by mid-October that GRACE-2's remaining battery capacity would not be sufficient to operate its science instruments and telemetry transmitter.

NASA's Dawn mission gets second extension, spacecraft to remain in orbit around Ceres indefinitely
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NASA's Dawn mission gets second extension, spacecraft to remain in orbit around Ceres indefinitely

During this extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower altitudes than ever before at the dwarf planet, which it has been orbiting since March 2015

Nasa launches first mission to collect 'asteroid dust', may hold possible clues to life
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Nasa launches first mission to collect 'asteroid dust', may hold possible clues to life

Nasa hopes the solar-powered OSIRIS-REx will bring back the largest payload of space samples since the Apollo era of the 1960s and 1970s,

NASA spots mysterious bright lights on dwarf planet Ceres as explorer probe nears orbit
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NASA spots mysterious bright lights on dwarf planet Ceres as explorer probe nears orbit

The discovery of another bright light on the dwarf planet Ceres has NASA scientists perplexed as the US Dawn probe prepares to enter the orbit of the largest object in the asteroid belt and possibly resolve the mystery.

NASA plans solar-powered airships, floating city for manned Venus mission
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NASA plans solar-powered airships, floating city for manned Venus mission

NASA plans to send solar-powered airships to explore Venus' atmosphere and to eventually establish a permanent human colony in a floating cloud city above the planet.

NASA, SAM celebrate Curiosity's birthday the traditional way
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NASA, SAM celebrate Curiosity's birthday the traditional way

On August 5, 2012, PDT, NASA’s Curiosity rover made its perfect landing in the Gale Crater on perhaps the most elusive planet in the universe –

Spotting Curiosity on Mars possible
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Spotting Curiosity on Mars possible

Determining the position of the robot Curiosity will be possible by studying the eclipses of Phobos, the larger of the two moons of Mars...

NASA project set to spot huge galaxy clusters
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NASA project set to spot huge galaxy clusters

Hundreds of billions of solar systems like ours, comprising planets, asteroids and comets, may be residing in our Milky Way galaxy, which itself ...

Rover Curiosity eats first Martian dirt
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Rover Curiosity eats first Martian dirt

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity tasted Martian dirt for the first time on Thursday, testing equipment needed to assess if the planet most like Earth ...

Mars rover Curiosity targets football-sized rock
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Mars rover Curiosity targets football-sized rock

Mars rover Curiosity has driven up to a football-sized rock that will be the first for the rover's arm to examine, US space agency NASA announced...

Curiosity makes the perfect landing
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Curiosity makes the perfect landing

Amidst loud cheers and much excitement, NASA's Curiosity rover has made its perfect landing in the Gale Crater.

Watch Mars rover Curiosity touchdown live today
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Watch Mars rover Curiosity touchdown live today

Today is a historic day for the world, especially for NASA. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft and Curiosity rover are inching closer to the...