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New Horizons awakens for Historic Kuiper Belt Flyby

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is again "awake" and ready for the world's largest planetary encounter – a flyby on the Kuiper belt nicknamed Ultima Thule on New Year's Day 2019. More than the Kuiper Belt New Horizons has been in resource-saving hibernation mode since December 21, 3.7 billion miles (6 billion kilometers) away from Earth. Radio signals confirming New Horizon's …

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China warns US against provocation after B-52 flyby

This week's flyby near Scarborough Shoal, which China took over from the Philippines in 2012, came after US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis accused Beijing of "intimidation and coercion" in the South China Sea. China claims almost the entire ocean – resource-rich waters, including some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world – despite overlapping claims from neighbors such …

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NASA's New Horizons Probe Wakes Up New Year's Flyby – Spaceflight Now

Artistic concept of space probe New Horizons. Photo: NASA / JHUAPL / SWRI NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, which is nearly 3.8 billion miles from Earth through the outer reaches of the solar system, has awakened from a five-and-a-half-month sleep, ready for a second act of its flyby by Pluto in 2015 with a New Year's meeting with a primeval world …

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NASA's Planet Hunting Probe completes Lunar Flyby

The flyby provided a gravitational aid that helped the Transit Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) to reach its final runway. PTI Updated: May 23, 2018, 13:43 NASA's Planet Hunting Probe closes Lunar Flyby (Photo for presentation, photo: Reuters) The NASA's newest planet hunter successfully completed a moon flight – about 8,000 kilometers from the moon – and beamed back a test …

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Tunguska's size asteroid makes Surprise Flyby the Earth

An asteroid similar to the size that exploded more than 100 years ago in the Russian Tunguska region in Siberia, gave the Earth a close shave on Sunday (April 15) the day after astronomers discovered the object. NASA has made its closest approach to Earth with 2018 GE3 at 2:41 am EDT (0641 GMT) at a distance of 119,400 miles …

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