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NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Study How Mars Was Made

(NASA) – 6 May 2018 – NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission is on a 300-million-mile trip to Mars to study for the

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Twin Spacecraft to Weigh in on Earth’s Changing Water

(NASA) – 30 April 2018 – pair of new spacecraft that will observe our planet’s ever-changing water cycle, ice sheets, and crust is in final preparations for a California launch

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Dwarf Planet Ceres has a Water Cycle but it’s not like Earth’s

(NEW SCIENTIST) by Leah Crane – The dwarf planet Ceres, once thought to be a dead and static rock, may have water cycles. Observations from the Dawn spacecraft have shown a

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Huge Mars Lakes Formed Much More Recently Than Thought

(LIVESCIENCE) – Mars may have been able to support life for much longer than scientists had thought. Some Red Planet streams and lakes — including one bigger than several of

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Mars Rover Views Spectacular Layered Rock Formations

(SPACE DAILY) – The layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, which is currently exploring the “Murray

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NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission Completes Design Milestone

(SPACE DAILY) – Following a key program review, NASA approved the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to proceed to the next phase of design and development for the mission’s robotic segment.

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Curiosity Has Disproved ‘Old Idea of Mars as a Simple Basaltic Planet’

(MARS DAILY) – As NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) celebrates four years on the Red Planet Leicester planetary scientist Professor John Bridges recounts the mission’s success and explains what is

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Five Years Post-Launch, Juno is at a Turning Point

(SPACE DAILY) – Five years after departing Earth, and a month after slipping into orbit around Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft is nearing a turning point. On July 31 at 12:41

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These Tiny Satellites Could Take on NASA’s Riskiest Missions

(ACS) – WASHINGTON, July 28, 2016 — At the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California, NASA is preparing tiny satellites the size of briefcases for a mission to Mars. Called

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NASA’s Juno Probe Just Made It Safely Into Jupiter’s Orbit

AT 11:54 PM Eastern tonight, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California erupted into cheers. No ooohs and aaaahs at fireworks displays here: The team of engineers had just received

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