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NASA teased the exciting discovery of a new moon on Monday: How to Listen

A brilliant full moon rises in 2017 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA / Kim Shiflett Buckle up for “an exciting new discovery about the moon”. NASA teased an upcoming conference call to share the results of their Stratospheric Infrared Astronomy Observatory (Sofia), an aircraft equipped with a telescope. “This new discovery adds to NASA’s efforts to learn …

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Overcrowded NASA spaceship Osiris-Rex losing particles after hitting Bennu | encountered space

A NASA spacecraft is filled with so much asteroid debris that it becomes jammed and valuable particles drift away in space, scientists said on Friday. Scientists announced the news three days after the spacecraft named Osiris-Rex briefly touched the asteroid Bennu, 200 m away. Mission’s lead scientist Dante Lauretta said Tuesday’s operation had collected far more material than expected for …

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NASA robotic arm overflowing with loot from asteroid Bennu theft

The spacecraft’s sampling arm, known as the touch-and-go sample acquisition mechanism, is located over the target sample location during a dress rehearsal in April. NASA NASAs Asteroid hunter Osiris Rex NASA completed an important part of its mission on Friday by managing to snag some stones from the surface of the potentially dangerous asteroid Bennu. The spaceship traveled over 200 …

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NASA astronaut Kate Rubins is voting in the US elections with the “ISS voting booth” from space.

How do you stamp a ballot from space? NASA astronaut Kate Rubins sent her by using a secure electronic ballot via a makeshift voting booth on the International Space Station. From the International Space Station: I voted today – Kate Rubins pic.twitter.com/DRdjwSzXwy – NASA astronauts (@NASA_Astronauts) October 22, 2020 “I think it’s really important that everyone votes,” said Rubins said …

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NASA is working to secure the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample

The mission has canceled tomorrow’s sample mass measurement to protect the sample and is now well on its way to stowing the sample as quickly as possible. The spaceship remains in good health and the mission is confident that the spaceship has collected more than 60 grams of material. pic.twitter.com/hABL4n3JYN – OSIRIS-REx (@OSIRISREx) from NASA on October 23, 2020 NASA …

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NASA is about to reveal an “exciting new discovery” about the moon

Ahead of NASA’s return to the moon in 2024, the space agency is teasing an “exciting new discovery” about the celestial satellite. According to a source familiar with the situation, the discovery, which will be announced Monday at 12:00 PM EST, is intended to “inform” the agency’s Artemis program work. “This new discovery adds to NASA’s efforts to learn about …

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The stunning photo shows a NASA ship taking shape

SpaceX may unveil a NASA prototype of its Starship rocket, a new photo suggests. The picture shared Thursday by photographer Austin Barnard on his Twitter account shows a white Starship nose cone with the flag of the United States and NASA’s recently revived “worm” logo. Barnard shared the picture with the text “NASA Artemis Moon Lander anyone?” It’s uncertain what …

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