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    • Sun yields its secrets to Parker Solar Probe

      Sun yields its secrets to Parker Solar Probe

      NASA's Parker Solar Probe made the closest ever flyby of the Sun in August 2018, collecting massive amounts of data using cutting-edge scientific instruments from a distance of 15 million miles - a mission that also, incidentally, set the record for the fastest-ever human-made object of all time.

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    • NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is finally complete

      NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is finally complete

      Following more than two decades of design and construction, engineers have now finally put the last remaining pieces in place for NASA’s next generation orbiting observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope. Built to succeed Hubble as NASA’s premier space telescope, the now-complete instrument will take our space exploration capabilities to whole new levels, with the sensitivity to spot a single firefly a million kilometers away.

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    • NASA austronaut accused of first space crime

      NASA austronaut accused of first space crime

      NASA astronaut Anne McClain is at the center of what may be the first-ever crime committed in space. On Friday, The New York Times reported that McClain’s estranged wife, Summer Worden, discovered that someone had improperly accessed her bank account while McClain was on a sixth-month mission aboard the International Space Station - and the computer network that person used was registered to NASA.

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    • NASA partners with SpaceX, others on space tech

      NASA partners with SpaceX, others on space tech

      NASA has reportedly selected 13 companies to partner with on 19 new specific technology projects it’s undertaking to help reach the Moon and Mars. These include SpaceX, Blue Origin and Lockheed Martin, among others, with projects ranging from improving spacecraft operation in high temperatures to landing rockets vertically on the Moon.

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    • NASA's Insight touched down on Mars

      NASA's Insight touched down on Mars

      After traveling hundreds of millions of kilometers through space over the course of six months, and with the help of aerobraking, a parachute system and rocket engines, NASA's InSight landed safely Monday on the Martian surface, surviving the crucial “seven minutes of terror” to enter Mars' atmosphere, decelerate from an initial speed of 19,300 kmh down to just 8 kmh, and touch down. The breathtaking minutes-long landing was so intense that it was watched all around the world and even broadcast live on the Nasdaq Stock Market tower in New York City's Times Square.

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    • NASA says goodbye to Kepler planet-hunter

      NASA says goodbye to Kepler planet-hunter

      Ground controllers have beamed the final commands to NASA’s Kepler telescope, turning off the spacecraft’s transmitters and disabling the craft’s automatic recovery software after the planet-hunting observatory ran out of fuel last month and could no longer conduct science.

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    • NASA study raises grave concerns about deep space travel

      NASA study raises grave concerns about deep space travel

      When Elon Musk announced that SpaceX was going to start crewed missions to Mars in the 2020s, it was a cause for excitement and celebration. After all, in just a few short years, we'd all have the chance to become colonists on Mars. A recent study, however, shows that deep space travel might not be that much of a great idea for humans.

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    • NASA is set to 'touch the sun'

      NASA is set to 'touch the sun'

      NASA is set to launch a unique space mission this week that may revolutionise humans' understanding of the sun. Thanks to the cutting-edge thermal engineering advances, Agency's $1.5bn project Parker Solar Probe will fly through the sun's outermost atmosphere, known as the corona, becoming mankind's first-ever visit to our nearest star.

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