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Israeli spacecraft aims to make history by landing on Moon

A rocket will take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's Beresheet spacecraft, which aims to make history twice: as the first private-sector landing on the Moon, ...

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Hayabusa-2: Japan mission set to 'bite an asteroid'

The Hayabusa-2 probe is ready to descend to the Ryugu asteroid to collect a sample from its surface.

11 hours ago from BBC News

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Six things to know about NASA's Opportunity Mars rover

After 15 years, the mission of NASA's Opportunity rover has come to an end, but its successes on Mars have earned it a spot in the robot hall of fame. Here's what you need to know about our ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from

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Self-driving rovers explore Moroccan desert, shooting for Mars

Ever since the first successful landing on Mars in the 1970s, scientists have striven to deepen their knowledge of the red planet's surface. The first successful rover, the Sojourner, was deployed ...

Mon 18 Feb 19 from

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The problems of flying to Mars

Astronauts will have to worry about space radiation—and also each other

3 hours ago from The Economist

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Space junk harpooned like whale in orbit-cleanup test

A harpoon flung from a satellite has successfully captured a piece of pretend space junk, like a whale.

Fri 15 Feb 19 from

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Opportunity Mars rover is probably dead after 15-year mission

A huge dust storm in June 2018 left NASA unable to contact the Opportunity rover. Now the space agency is set to say goodbye to their epic Mars explorer

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Newscientist

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Earth's atmosphere extends much farther than previously thought

Most people think that the Earth's atmosphere stops a bit above 62 mi (100 km), but a new study based on observations by the joint US-European Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) ...

12 hours ago from Gizmag

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Your new daily fix: the Martian weather forecast

NASA makes the InSight lander's meteorological data freely available. Andrew Masterson reports.

Wed 20 Feb 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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