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The Water-Lakes-on-Mars Debate Just Got More Interesting

The Water-Lakes-on-Mars Debate Just Got More Interesting

This image taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows ice sheets at Mars’ south pole. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/JHU Scientists have been arguing for years about ambiguous radar scans of Mars’ south pole. Do they reveal underground lakes of liquid water? Or something else? Two new papers out this week have added even more intrigue …

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NASA, SpaceX to study the feasibility of boosting the beleaguered Hubble Space Telescope into higher orbit

NASA and SpaceX last week agreed to an unfunded study to investigate the feasibility of boosting the Hubble Space Telescope, which is at risk of falling out of orbit in the next decade, into a higher orbit. SpaceX approached NASA earlier this year about potentially using one of its Dragon spacecraft to move the telescope …

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Hubble/Webb Side-by-Side of Dimorphos Ejecta

Webb and Hubble Space Telescopes Capture Detailed Views of DART Asteroid Impact

These images, Hubble on the left and Webb on the right, show observations of the Didymos-Dimorphos system several hours after NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) intentionally impacted the moonlet asteroid. It was the world’s first test of the kinetic impact technique using a spacecraft to deflect an asteroid by modifying its orbit. Both Webb …

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Exploring Ceres in Labs

Scientists Identify the Source of the Planet Ceres’ Unexpected Geological Activity

Dwarf planet Ceres is shown in these false-color renderings, which highlight differences in surface materials. Images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft were used to create a movie of Ceres rotating, followed by a flyover view of Occator Crater, home of Ceres’ brightest area. Credit: NASA/JPL Modeling reveals how Ceres powers unexpected geological activity. According to Scott …

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Exploring Ceres in Labs

Scientists Identify the Source of the Planet Ceres’ Unexpected Geological Activity

Dwarf planet Ceres is shown in these false-color renderings, which highlight differences in surface materials. Images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft were used to create a movie of Ceres rotating, followed by a flyover view of Occator Crater, home of Ceres’ brightest area. Credit: NASA/JPL Modeling reveals how Ceres powers unexpected geological activity. According to Scott …

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Hubble And Webb Pics Reveal DART Impact Was Even Bigger Than Expected

Hubble And Webb Pics Reveal DART Impact Was Even Bigger Than Expected

The James Webb and Hubble telescopes on Thursday revealed their first images of a spacecraft deliberately smashing into an asteroid, as astronomers indicated that the impact looks to have been much greater than expected. The world’s telescopes turned their gaze towards the space rock Dimorphos earlier this week for a historic test of Earth’s ability …

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NASA and SpaceX are conducting a six-month feasibility study to assess whether a Dragon mission could safely boost the orbit of, and perhaps also otherwise service, the Hubble Space Telescope.

SpaceX, NASA look at launching Dragon to service the Hubble Space Telescope

Astronauts could visit the Hubble Space Telescope again someday, this time on a private spacecraft. Hubble launched to Earth orbit in April 1990 and received five sets of visitors over the next two decades. These astronaut crews, who arrived on NASA space shuttle missions, repeatedly repaired, maintained and upgraded the iconic scope, allowing it to …

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NASA spacecraft captures image of ocean world orbiting Jupiter during flyby  CNN

NASA spacecraft captures image of ocean world orbiting Jupiter during flyby CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — A NASA spacecraft flew by one of the most intriguing ocean worlds in our solar system on Thursday. The Juno spacecraft, which has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016, made its closest approach yet …

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The James Webb Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope observed NASA

DART asteroid crash seen by James Webb, Hubble space telescopes (photos)

The James Webb Space Telescope and its older counterpart Hubble photographed the impact of NASA’s asteroid-smashing DART probe into the space rock Dimorphos on Monday (Sept. 26). The observations were the first job the two space telescopes performed in sync, according to NASA, and their collaboration will reveal new information about the battered asteroid. The …

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NASA's Boeing 747 carrying a telescope.

End Of An Era: NASA’s SOFIA Boeing 747 Has Taken Its Last Ever Flight

On Wednesday, September 28, at around 20:45 local time (03:18 UTC of Thursday), the Boeing 747SP, registration N747NA, owned by NASA and modified to carry a reflecting telescope for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), operated its last flight ever. The flight lasted seven hours and 58 minutes, departing from Palmdale Airport (PMD), and …

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