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NASA’s TESS spacecraft continues testing prior to first observations (Jul 2018) An artist’s illustration of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center After a successful launch on April 18, 2018, NASA’s newest planet hunter, the Transiti
NASA to use the James Webb Space Telescope to uncover Earth (Jul 2018) NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will be used to try and uncover Earth-like planets and larger “super-Earths” orbiting nearby stars as part of the organisation’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
NASA’s Webb Space Telescope to Inspect Atmospheres of Gas Giant Exoplanets (Jul 2018) One of the most powerful tools that will examine the atmospheres of some planets that TESS discovers will be NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Since observing small exoplanets with thin atmospheres l
WHAT IS THE TESS SPACECRAFT? – Daily Mail (some months now) Daily Mail WHAT IS THE TESS SPACECRAFT? Daily Mail NASA’s new ‘planet hunter,’ set to be Kepler’s successor, is equipped with four cameras that will allow it to view 85 percent of the entire sky, as it searches exoplanets orbiting stars less than 300 light-years away. By studying objects much brighter . NASA’s new planet-hunter to seek closer, Earth-like worldsPhys.Org NASA’s launch of planet-hunting satellite Tess on Tuesday morning delayedNEWS.com.au Nasa’s new planet-hunter to seek Earth-like worldsThe National
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New NASA spaceship will really dig (into) Mars (many weeks now) FOX 61 FOX 61 NASA is going to Mars again, this time with the first spaceship dedicated to digging deep below the surface to find out what’s shaking on the red planet. InSight launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on an Atlas V 401 rocket. It will be .
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station got a degree at Purdue’s graduation (many weeks now) FOX 61 FOX 61 Purdue noted that 24 astronauts have graduated from the school, as well as hundreds of other NASA employees and space industry professionals. Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was a Purdue graduate. Feustel earned a bachelor’s degree .
Satellite aims to discover thousands of nearby exoplanets, including … (some months now) Phys.Org Phys.Org There are potentially thousands of planets that lie just outside our solar system—galactic neighbors that could be rocky worlds or more tenuous collections of .
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NASA launches mission to Mars – fox6now.com (many weeks now) fox6now.com NASA launches mission to Mars fox6now.com CALIFORNIA — Mars is about to get its first thorough checkup ever after NASA on Saturday morning launched Insight from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It is the first NASA mission launched to another planet from the West Coast. NASA’s .
Ushering in the next phase of exoplanet discovery (many weeks now) Phys.Org Phys.Org Ever since scientists discovered the first planet outside of our solar system, 51 Pegasi b, the astronomical field of exoplanets has exploded, thanks in large part to the Kepler Space Telescope. Now, with the successful launch of the Transiting .
NASA’s Curiosity rover finds organic matter on Mars (since Jun, 2018) FOX 61 FOX 61 Organic matter has been found on Mars in soil samples taken from 3 billion-year-old mudstone in the Gale crater by the Curiosity rover, NASA announced Thursday. The rover has also detected . since NASA’s Viking mission in the 1970s. The Viking . ‘We were blown away:’ NASA announces Curiosity rover finds sharp increases of methane on Marsfox6now.com Organic matter preserved in 3-billion-year-old mudstones at Gale crater, MarsScience Magazine
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NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars (since Jun, 2018) fox6now.com fox6now.com NASA’s seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun. Officials said . Spacecraft orbiting Mars are too high to be affected. There’s no chance of .
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