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OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captures closest ever image of asteroid Bennu

NASA has captured its closest and most detailed image yet of Bennu, a 78 billion-kilogram asteroid which approaches close to Earth every six years

Tue 18 Jun 19 from Newscientist

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Vaporizing Meteors are Making Clouds on Mars

These clouds snapped by the Curiosity rover on Mars are much lower and thicker than the meteor-generated clouds the study looked at. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Justin Cowart) No matter what ...

Mon 17 Jun 19 from Discover Magazine

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Table salt may be hiding in Europa’s underground sea

Observations of Europa by the Hubble Space Telescope suggest that the moon’s ice-covered ocean may hold sodium chloride, or common table salt.

Fri 14 Jun 19 from ScienceNews

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As it prepares to launch astronauts, Boeing plans to move space headquarters from Arlington to Florida

Boeing will move its space headquarters from Arlington, Va., to the Florida Space Coast as it pursues a number of rocket and spacecraft programs, including one that would launch astronauts from ...

5 hours ago from The Washington Post

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There's An Enormous, Mysterious Mass Under the Moon's Largest Crater

The South Pole-Aitken basin shows up clearly as low-lying blue in a topographical map of the moon, with the newly discovered mass located underneath the dotted line. (Credit: NASA/Goddard Space ...

Tue 11 Jun 19 from Discover Magazine

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You can stay on the ISS for $US35k a night. Think that's steep? Wait till you see what the flights cost

NASA announces that the International Space Station is now open for business to private citizens, with the first visit expected to be as early as next year. ...

Fri 7 Jun 19 from ABC Science

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How did NASA put men on the moon? One harrowing step at a time.

The space agency had vision, genius and dash, but a strategy of incremental progress won the race.

7 hours ago from The Washington Post

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European Space Agency probe to intercept a comet

Europe will launch another probe to an icy dirtball, following the highly successful Rosetta mission.

2 hours ago from BBC News

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NASA's Mars orbiter snaps stunning photo of 50-foot crater that formed after recent collision

The jaw-dropping photo was captured by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter earlier this year.

Mon 17 Jun 19 from Daily Mail

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Canadian Radarsat satellites head to orbit on SpaceX rocket

Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program are heading toward orbit aboard a SpaceX rocket.

Wed 12 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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