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Goodbye Messenger! Five things we discovered about Mercury

By Stuart Gary Later this week, NASA’s Messenger mission to Mercury will go out with a bang ending its 10-year journey. Along the way the spacecraft has made some startling … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

NASA Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet

March 6, 2015—NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. The spacecraft was approximately 38,000 miles (61,000 kilometers) from Ceres when it was … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dawn captures sharper images of Ceres

Craters and mysterious bright spots are beginning to pop out in the latest images of Ceres from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. These images, taken Feb. 12 at a distance of 52,000 … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mercury News – Messenger Spacecraft

Mercury. Imaged on: Tuesday 22nd and 29th July 2014. Two views of the 152 KM / 94 mile wide Alver Crater within the Bach Quadrangle in the south polar region … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Lurks Beneath the Methane Lakes of Titan?

SEPT. 30 2014 7:30 AM | By Phil Plait One of the biggest discoveries made by the Cassini spacecraft is that Titan—the mammoth moon of Saturn—has lakes of liquid methane and … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ocean on Saturn Moon Could be as Salty as the Dead Sea

July 2, 2014 RELEASE 14-185 Scientists analyzing data from NASA’s Cassini mission have firm evidence the ocean inside Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, might be as salty as the Earth’s Dead … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cassini Spacecraft Reveals 101 Geysers and more on Icy Saturn Moon

July 28, 2014 RELEASE 14-203 Scientists using mission data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus.  Their analysis suggests it is possible … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

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