Martian Skies Clearing over Opportunity Rover

Martian Skies Clearing over Opportunity Rover

“A planet-encircling dust storm on Mars, which was first detected May 30 and halted operations for the Opportunity rover, continues to abate. With clearing skies over Opportunity’s resting spot in Mars’ Perseverance Valley, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion …

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Ice Confirmed at the Moon’s Poles

Ice Confirmed at the Moon’s Poles

“In the darkest and coldest parts of its polar regions, a team of scientists has directly observed definitive evidence of water ice on the Moon’s surface. These ice deposits are patchily distributed and could possibly be ancient. At the …

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Six Things About Opportunity’s Recovery Efforts

Six Things About Opportunity’s Recovery Efforts

“NASA’s Opportunity rover has been silent since June 10, when a planet-encircling dust storm cut off solar power for the nearly-15-year-old rover. Now that scientists think the global dust storm is “decaying” — meaning more dust is falling out of …

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Launch Week Begins for Parker Solar Probe

Launch Week Begins for Parker Solar Probe

“Teams preparing for launch of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe are beginning a busy week leading up to liftoff, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11, at 3:33 a.m. EDT, the opening of a 65-minute window. The spacecraft will launch …

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Dawn Mission: New Orbit, New Opportunities

Dawn Mission: New Orbit, New Opportunities

“NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is maneuvering to its lowest-ever orbit for a close-up examination of the inner solar system’s only dwarf planet. In early June, Dawn will reach its new, final orbit above Ceres. Soon after, it will begin …

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GRACE-FO Spacecraft Ready to Launch

GRACE-FO Spacecraft Ready to Launch

“Twin satellites that will monitor Earth’s water cycle are scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Central California on Tuesday, May 22, in a unique rideshare arrangement. The two Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On mission (GRACE …

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