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Orion captures haunting pictures of the Lunar surface

November 26th, 2022

NASA’s Artemis I mission lifted off from Earth just a few short weeks ago, and since then, the Orion capsule has captured a breathtaking view of Earth and even completed its lunar flyby. While preparing to enter what NASA calls a distant retrograde orbit, the Orion capsule also managed to capture a photo of the …

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Images of the Orion Constellation tell a tale of death and dust

November 22nd, 2022

The Orion Nebula, housed within the Orion constellation, is a hubbub of stars being birthed, living, and dying. Now, NASA has combined images from three different telescopes, and they tell quite the story. As you peer into the images, you can see the voids left behind by massive, unseen stars, as well as hot spots …

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Orion completes Lunar flyby and prepares to orbit the Moon

November 21st, 2022

NASA has reached yet another milestone in the Artemis 1 mission to send Orion around the Moon and test the capsule’s survivability in space. Earlier today, Orion approached the Moon, losing signal as it completed its Lunar flyby. With Orion’s lunar flyby behind it, the spacecraft will not settle into a distant retrograde orbit to …

A concept of the Mars sample retriever that could bring alien germs to Earth

New video shows how NASA will bring Mars samples back to Earth

November 18th, 2022

NASA’s Perseverance rover has been doing some amazing work on Mars. Not only has it discovered possible signs of life on Mars, but the rover has collected multiple samples that Earth astronomers hope to study for more information on the planet’s history. And now, NASA has shared a new video detailing how its Mars sample …

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NASA reveals plans to help James Webb avoid micrometeoroids

November 17th, 2022

Back in June, NASA reported that a micrometeoroid had hit the James Webb space telescope. Later, the space agency confirmed that the small space debris had caused an uncorrectable change to the telescope’s mirror. Now, NASA is looking at new ways to help Webb avoid future micrometeoroid hits, or at least mitigate the damage they …

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Rewatch NASA’s historic Artemis I rocket launch

November 16th, 2022

NASA’s Artemis missions have officially kicked off a new era of space exploration. The space agency broadcast the entire event live on its NASA Live channel and has since uploaded a broadcast video for the entire Artemis I launch event on its YouTube channel. NASA originally planned to complete the debut launch of its Space …

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NASA captured this stunning view of Earth just after Artemis launched

November 16th, 2022

Artemis has officially launched. Following months of delays and issues with NASA’s largest space launch system ever, the next era of space exploration officially began this morning, when Artemis I successfully lifted off. But the liftoff isn’t the only thing worth celebrating, as Artemis I captured this stunning view of Earth as it left our …

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Alien life may already be extinct, a new NASA theory suggests

November 15th, 2022

Scientists have been sure that alien life exists somewhere in the universe, but now a new NASA theory is suggesting exactly the opposite. Instead, the theory posits that while alien life did exist before, massive cataclysmic events like climate change may have already driven alien life to extinction before it had a chance to encounter …