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It's Crater-palooza on Dwarf Planet Ceres (New Photo)

A new view of Ceres, captured by NASA’s Dawn probe on May 23, 2015, shows fine details of the dwarf planet’s surface coming into focus.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA A new photo from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft shows the battered surface of the dwarf planet Ceres in unprecedented detail. Dawn captured the image on May 23, when the probe […]

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5 Mars Mission Radiation Shield Ideas Win NASA Challenge

The long journey to Mars and back could expose astronauts to high levels of radiation.Credit: NASA/ESA NASA has awarded prize money to five members of the public for their ideas about how to limit astronauts’ radiation exposure during journeys through deep space. Crews on their way to Mars and other distant destinations will venture beyond […]

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Space Station Module Move Makes Room for Private Spaceships

The International Space Station’s bus-size closet, called the Permanent Multipurpose Module, is relocated to a new docking port on Wednesday, May 27, to clear a docking port for future commercial space taxis.Credit: NASA TV Astronauts on the International Space Station moved a closet-like storage module to a new spot on the orbiting lab Wednesday (May […]

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Milky Way Glows Over Maine Beach in Stunning Photo

Astrophotographer A. Garrett Evans took this image of the Milky Way over Popham Beach State Park in Maine the morning of April 18, 2015 as a 9-shot panorama.Credit: A. Garrett Evans The crisp water and clear sky over Popham Beach State Park in Maine show our host galaxy in a stunning panorama. Astrophotographer A. Garrett […]

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Wired for Sun

Technology image of the week: cabling for the testing of ESA’s Mercury mission, photographed by artist Edgar Martins To source

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Ariane 5’s second launch of 2015

An Ariane 5 lifted off last night from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana and delivered two telecom satellites into their planned orbits. The launch of flight VA223 occurred on 27 May at 21:16 GMT (23:16 CEST, 18:16 local time). To source

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Pluto-bound Spacecraft Bringing Dwarf Planet into Focus (Photos)

This image taken on May 8, 2015, shows Pluto in the latest series of New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) photos, compared to a LORRI image taken on April 12.Credit: NASA/JHU-APL/SwRI New photos taken by a spacecraft zooming toward Pluto reveal more intriguing details of the dwarf planet’s complex and varied surface. NASA’s New […]

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