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Nasa concerned about future of Opportunity rover as huge storm takes over Mars

Engineers don't know how the rover, or Mars, will look once everything is over

Thu 14 Jun 18 from The Independent

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Drilling into Curiosity’s finds

Richard A Lovett unearths more details of the discovery of organic molecules and seasonal methane on Mars.

Mon 11 Jun 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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NASA encounters the perfect storm for science

One of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars has been spreading for the past week and a half. The storm has caused NASA's Opportunity rover to suspend science operations, but also offers ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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NASA drone ditches chase plane in milestone flight

Unmanned aircraft took an historic step forward on Tuesday as NASA conducted the first flight of a large, remote-piloted drone through public airspace without the usual safety chase ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Gizmag

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NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, is retiring.

Fri 15 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Juno gets a new lease of life, and New Horizons wakes up

NASA beefs up and boosts two of its most successful missions. Richard A Lovett reports.

Sun 10 Jun 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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Organics on Ceres may be more abundant that originally thought

Last year, scientists with NASA's Dawn mission announced the detection of organic material—carbon-based compounds that are necessary components for life—exposed in patches on the surface ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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UK says shut out of EU's Galileo sat-nav contracts

Britain has been formally excluded from future contracts for the EU's Galileo satellite-navigation system, the government said on Thursday, condemning the decision as "completely unacceptable".

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Scientists solve lunar mystery with aid of missing moon tapes

After eight years spent recovering lost moon data from the Apollo missions, scientists report in a new study they've solved a decades-old mystery of why the moon's subsurface warmed slightly ...

Thu 7 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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There's a historic dust storm on Mars — and it's nothing like 'The Martian'

As an intense dust storm rages on Mars , many are wondering — how bad can a Martian storm really be? Tuesday (June 12), NASA's Opportunity rover stopped communications amid a severe dust storm ...

Fri 15 Jun 18 from FOXNews

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