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As NASA turns 60 in 2018, its to-do list includes exploring the outer atmosphere of the Sun
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As NASA turns 60 in 2018, its to-do list includes exploring the outer atmosphere of the Sun

NASA's Parker Solar Probe is scheduled for launch in 2018 to explore the Sun's outer atmosphere.

Near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon has a diameter of about six km which is one km more than previous estimates
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Near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon has a diameter of about six km which is one km more than previous estimates

The radar images obtained during the asteroid's close approach to Earth in December are the highest-resolution images of the object to date.

NASA to send a mission to either a comet or to Saturn's moon Titan in the mid-2020's
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NASA to send a mission to either a comet or to Saturn's moon Titan in the mid-2020's

Which of these two NASA missions will finally make it will be known only in 2019.

OSIRIS-REx, NASA's asteroid hunting spacecraft flew past the Earth, coming within 17,237 km of Antarctica
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OSIRIS-REx, NASA's asteroid hunting spacecraft flew past the Earth, coming within 17,237 km of Antarctica

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently on a seven-year journey to rendezvous with, study, and return a sample of Bennu to Earth. This sample of a primitive asteroid will help scientists understand the formation of our solar system more than 4.5 billion years ago.

NASA's asteroid hunting OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to make a close flyby of Earth at 30,758 kph
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NASA's asteroid hunting OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to make a close flyby of Earth at 30,758 kph

The Earth's gravity will fling the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, travelling at a staggering speed of 19,000 miles (30,758 km) per hour.

Nasa begins hunt for elusive Earth-Trojan asteroid
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Nasa begins hunt for elusive Earth-Trojan asteroid

A NASA spacecraft has started searching for an enigmatic class of near-Earth objects known as Earth-Trojan asteroids.

Nasa's Osiris-REx spacecraft on way to asteroid Bennu successfully executes first deep space maneuver
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Nasa's Osiris-REx spacecraft on way to asteroid Bennu successfully executes first deep space maneuver

The maneuver has put the Osiris-REx mission on track for an Earth flyby in September 2017.

2016 in alternative space stories: Aliens, a new zodiac, mind-controlling space stations and Armageddon
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2016 in alternative space stories: Aliens, a new zodiac, mind-controlling space stations and Armageddon

If you want to believe, we tip our tin foil hats to you, just ignore the science and read on.

The OSIRIS-REx mission by NASA is not proof of a 1000 asteroid Armageddon on Earth
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The OSIRIS-REx mission by NASA is not proof of a 1000 asteroid Armageddon on Earth

Armchair conspiracy theorists are spreading panic based on the NASA OSIRIS-REx mission claiming that 1000 asteroids are headed to the earth.

NASA test fires OSIRIS-REx thrusters during the journey to Asteroid Bennu
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NASA test fires OSIRIS-REx thrusters during the journey to Asteroid Bennu

NASA has successfully maneuvered its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on way to asteroid Bennu, fine-tuning its trajectory to reach it.

NASA launches Osiris-Rex spacecraft to bring back samples from asteroid Bennu
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NASA launches Osiris-Rex spacecraft to bring back samples from asteroid Bennu

US space agency NASA on Thursday launched the nation's first mission that will visit an asteroid and bring precious samples back to Earth.

Nasa is sending the Osiris-Rex probe to asteroid Bennu to look for clues on the origins of life
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Nasa is sending the Osiris-Rex probe to asteroid Bennu to look for clues on the origins of life

A U.S. space probe was cleared for launch to collect and return samples from an asteroid in hopes of learning more about the origins of life on Earth.

NASA readying OSIRIS-REx to find clues about the origins of life
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NASA readying OSIRIS-REx to find clues about the origins of life

NASA scientists are putting the finishing touches on a spacecraft designed to rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu in 2018 to find clues about the origins of life.

NASA to study Bennu, a giant asteroid heading towards Earth
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NASA to study Bennu, a giant asteroid heading towards Earth

NASA will study a near-Earth asteroid that is coming towards our planet after being dislodged by a gravitational pull and could indeed strike us and cause massive destruction.