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NASA's Orion spacecraft reaches record-breaking distance from Earth on Artemis I mission |  CNN

NASA’s Orion spacecraft reaches record-breaking distance from Earth on Artemis I mission | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — The Orion spacecraft, which is at the core of NASA’s historic Artemis I mission, reached its farthest distance from Earth Monday afternoon, shattering the record for the maximum distance a spacecraft designed to …

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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Completes First Flight With New Navigation Software

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Completes First Flight With New Navigation Software

This illustration depicts Mars Helicopter Ingenuity during a test flight on Mars. Ingenuity was taken to the Red Planet strapped to the belly of the Perseverance rover (seen in the background). Ingenuity, a technological experiment, was the first aircraft to attempt controlled flight on another planet. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Compared to some of the other flights …

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NASA's Orion spacecraft is about to set a record for distance from Earth

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is about to set a record for distance from Earth

Comment on this story Comment Ten days after launching from the Kennedy Space Center, NASA’s Orion spacecraft on Friday entered a distant orbit around the moon, completing yet another key milestone in a mission that space agency officials say has gone exceedingly well so far. Orion’s thrusters fired at 4:52 pm Eastern time for a …

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Kodiak Butte Jezero Crater

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Discovers Possible Organic Compounds in Mars Crater Rocks

This Perseverance rover Mastcam-Z enhanced color photo mosaic shows a butte near Jezero crater informally dubbed “Kodiak” by the rover team. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS; edited by Jim Bell/ASU Rock samples from the Jezero crater analyzed by NASA Established in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United States Federal …

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NASA’s IXPE Helps Solve Black Hole Jet Mystery

Astrophysicists Solve 40-Year-Old Black Hole Jet Mystery With NASA’s IXPE

This illustration shows NASA’s IXPE spacecraft, at right, observing the blazar Markarian 501, at left. A blazar is a black hole surrounded by a disk of gas and dust with a bright jet of high-energy particles pointed towards Earth. The inset illustration shows high-energy particles in the jet (blue). Credit: NASA/Pablo Garcia Blazars are some …

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King of rockets, NASA's SLS could soon be usurped by SpaceX's Starship

King of rockets, NASA’s SLS could soon be usurped by SpaceX’s Starship

NASA’s Space Launch System roared off the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center and into the record books, for now. The SLS rocket, using a combination of two solid rocket boosters with a core stage consisting of four repurposed RS-25 engines from the space shuttle program, produced 8.8 million pounds of thrust to lift …

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Exoplanet WASP-39 b Illustration

As Never Seen Before: NASA’s Webb Reveals an Exoplanet Unlike Any in Our Solar System

Exoplanet WASP-39 b Illustration. Credit: Melissa Weiss/Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian Observations of Exoplanet WASP-39b show fingerprints of atoms and molecules, as well as signs of active chemistry and clouds. WASP-39 b is a planet unlike any in our solar system – a Saturn Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun and …

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NASA's new rocket blows the doors off its mobile launch tower

NASA’s new rocket blows the doors off its mobile launch tower

Enlarge / The Orion spacecraft approaches the Moon on Monday. NASA So far, NASA’s ambitious Artemis I mission seems to be going swimmingly. The Orion spacecraft has performed a number of propulsive burns, flying smoothly past the Moon, and will now test out its capabilities in deep space. On Monday evening, after flying around the …

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NASA's Orion capsule circles the moon, capturing views that'll make you feel giddy

NASA’s Orion capsule circles the moon, capturing views that’ll make you feel giddy

A view captured by a camera on one of Orion’s solar array wings shows Earth setting beneath the moon’s horizon. A portion of the Orion capsule is in the foreground at left. (NASA Photo) NASA’s Orion capsule rounded the moon today, marking a crucial milestone in a weeks-long Artemis 1 mission that’s preparing the way …

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NASA's Orion capsule circles the moon, capturing views that'll make you feel giddy

NASA’s Orion capsule circles the moon, capturing views that’ll make you feel giddy

A view captured by a camera on one of Orion’s solar array wings shows Earth setting beneath the moon’s horizon. A portion of the Orion capsule is in the foreground at left. (NASA Photo) NASA’s Orion capsule rounded the moon today, marking a crucial milestone in a weeks-long Artemis 1 mission that’s preparing the way …

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