Tag Archives: Outer space

13Jul/15

NASA prepares for ‘New Horizons’ to pass by Pluto

NASA says New Horizons spacecraft is on track to be the first probe to visit Pluto — as it is due to pass the planet in less than 24 hours.

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12Jul/15

Excitement grows as New Horizons spacecraft nears historic flyby of Pluto

Historic flyby of Pluto on track: scientists standby to be wowed by detailed images of the mysterious planet.

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06Jul/15

Astronomers Discover Supermassive Black Holes

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NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) recently caught a glimpse of five of these secluded beasts. While hidden from view from most other telescopes, NuSTAR can spot them by detecting the highest-energy X-rays, which can penetrate through the enshrouding gas and dust.
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01Jun/15

Second test flight set for NASA’s supersonic saucer

Second test flight set for NASA’s supersonic saucer from Hawaii.

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19Mar/15

NASA confirms ocean on Jupiter moon, raising prospects for life

NASA confirms that a moon orbiting Jupiter has an ocean beneath its icy surface.
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22Feb/15

Spacewalking astronauts rigging station for new U.S. space taxis

Astronaut teams work outside Space Station to make preparations for commercial space project.
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11Feb/15

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship leaves space station

An unmanned SpaceX Dragon cargo ship departs the International Space Station, loaded with science experiments and equipment for analysis on Earth.

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