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NASA’s Voyager probes are reaching the end of their lives

June 22nd, 2022

NASA’s Voyager space probes have had an amazing journey. Set against an ever-evolving backdrop that encompasses 45 years of space exploration, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 are finally nearing the end of their broadcast back to Earth. Over the years, both Voyagers have given humanity a look at space unlike anything we had ever seen, …


NASA: Perseverance found human trash on Mars

June 19th, 2022

Space is considered the final frontier for a reason. And, despite decades of studying the unknown beyond our planet, there’s still so little that we know. What we do know, though, is that the risk of human waste littering space and other planets is something we want to avoid as much as possible. That’s why …

NASA's TROPICS cubesat will study tropical cyclones

Failed Astra Rocket launch costs NASA two TROPICS satellites

June 13th, 2022

NASA’s push to put more satellites in orbit to study tropical cyclones has hit a snag. The first two TROPICS CubeSats were lost during their launch over the weekend. The first duo of its new satellites with the Time Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) mission were …

NASA will study tropical cyclones like this super typhoon

NASA is launching 6 new satellites to help study tropical cyclones

June 11th, 2022

NASA is already set to launch six more satellites into space. The first two are geared to launch sometime after June 12. The satellites are part of NASA’s Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats, or TROPICS. Together the six will join the TROPICS Pathfinder to study tropical cyclones.