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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Goes for Early Stow of Asteroid Sample

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The FINANCIAL —  NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission is ready to perform an early stow on Tuesday, Oct. 27, of the large sample it collected last week from the surface of the asteroid Bennu to protect and return as much of the sample as possible. On Oct. 22, the OSIRIS-REx mission team received images that showed the spacecraft’s collector…

NASA to announce exciting new discovery about the Moon

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The FINANCIAL — NASA will announce an exciting new discovery about the Moon from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 26. Audio of the teleconference will stream live on the agency’s website. This new discovery contributes to NASA’s efforts to learn about the Moon in…

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx successfully touched down on asteroid

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The FINANCIAL — NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Tuesday, and in a first for the agency, briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023. This well-preserved, ancient asteroid, known as Bennu, is currently more than…

NASA selected Nokia to set up first ever cellular network on the Moon

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The FINANCIAL — Nokia has announced further details after being named by NASA as a partner to advance “Tipping Point” technologies for the Moon, deploying the first LTE/4G communications system in space and helping pave the way towards sustainable human presence on the lunar surface. Nokia Bell Labs’ pioneering innovations will be used to build…

Roscosmos chief says that Venus is a Russian planet

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The FINANCIAL — This week, researchers announced that they have discovered traces of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus. This is a gas produced almost exclusively on Earth by anaerobic microorganisms. Because of this, researchers suggested that life might exist on planet Venus. After this incident, the head of Russia’s space corporation Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin told reporters…

Elon musk says first 300 visitors ‘will probably die’ in Martian colony

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The FINANCIAL — SpaceX is developing its next-generation Starship rocket to one day launch people to space. SpaxeX CEO Elon Musk emphasized that the rocket has many important milestones to go before it can take passengers. Musk vowed to bring a million humans to Mars by 2050. Musk said SpaceX aims to build 1,000 Starships at…

First active leak of methane found in Antarctica, reason of seep remains a mystery

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The FINANCIAL — First active leak of greenhouse gas – Methane discovered in Antarctica. Scientists have long warned about the impact on the planet if methane leaks. Methane is a particularly powerful greenhouse gas due to its ability to absorb heat. Over a 20-year period, a kilogram of methane warms the planet as much as 80 times…

UAE successfully launched its first Mars mission

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The FINANCIAL — The United Arab Emirates launched its first mission to Mars. Spacecraft, called al-Amal or “Hope” was designed by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in the UAE. The Emirates Mars Mission will be the first probe to provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere. The U.S. and China are also launching their own Mars missions…

NASA TV to Air Launch, Capture of Cargo Ship to International Space Station

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NASA will broadcast the launch of a Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station beginning at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 20, live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.…

Astronomers discovered a new mini-moon

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The FINANCIAL — Astronomers from the University of Arizona, United States, discovered a tiny new moon. The mini-moon is a space rock that has found itself bound in an Earth orbit. New mini-moon is probably between 1.9 meters and 3.5 metres across, which is around the same size as a mid-size car. That big crescent…

NASA is hiring new astronauts: here’s how you can apply

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The FINANCIAL — NASA is hiring new astronauts to explore the Moon and Mars! If you have what it takes to be an Artemis Generation astronaut apply March 2-31. The basic requirements to apply include United States citizenship and a master’s degree in a STEM field. After completing training, the new astronauts could launch on…

NASA has awarded more than $39.8 million to increase students engagement

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NASA has awarded more than $39.8 million through the agency’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Project to increase student and faculty engagement in STEM at community colleges, technical schools and universities across the U.S.…

NASA provided its first results on the amount of water in the atmosphere of Jupiter

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The FINANCIAL — An accurate estimate of the total amount of water in Jupiter’s atmosphere has been mystery for scientists for decades. These are the first findings on the gas giant’s abundance of water 1995 Galileo mission. When NASA’s Galileo mission visited Jupiter in the 1990s and began its descent, the spacecraft’s data was expected…