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NASA plans to explore the hellish atmosphere of Venus

June 8th, 2022

NASA has big plans to explore Venus within the next 10 years. Last week, the space agency shared details about its Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble Gases, Chemistry, and Imaging (DAVINCI) probe. The probe is scheduled to launch in June of 2029. NASA hopes to have it in position to enter the atmosphere by …

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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is in trouble

June 7th, 2022

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter can’t seem to catch a break. After months of trouble, the Mars-based spacecraft is now facing another major problem. A key part of Ingenuity’s navigation system has stopped working, leaving the craft unable to take flight.

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NASA almost lost its Mars MAVEN spacecraft

June 2nd, 2022

NASA almost lost its MAVEN spacecraft. The Mars-focused spacecraft has been orbiting the Red Planet since 2014. However, NASA says it recently ran into some issues with the orbiter. The issues first popped up back in February, when the spacecraft’s team found it suddenly in safe mode. Luckily, engineers were able to resolve the issue. …

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Hubble just captured an image of a galaxy hiding behind our own

May 30th, 2022

The Hubble space telescope continues to showcase intriguing parts of our universe. Earlier this month, NASA shared an image of a hidden galaxy tucked behind the Milky Way. IC 342, also known as Caldwell 5, would be one of the brightest galaxies we’ve observed so far. But, instead, the galaxy is hidden by the thick …