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Mars Rover Opportunity on Walkabout Near Rim

The Pancam on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity took the component images of this enhanced-color scene during the mission’s “walkabout” survey of an area just above the top of “Perseverance Valley,” in preparation for driving down the valley. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State ...

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A.I. Will Prepare Robots for the Unknown

Click for a full size image NASA Satellite Observes Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Infrared On Sat., April 17, 2010, the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) instrument onboard NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft obtained this false-color infrared image of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano ...

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Developing Landing Tech for Space

A rocket flying several landing technologies was recently flown in the Mojave Desert. These flight tests, coordinated by NASA, are helping to develop technology for precise landings in uneven terrain. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Click for a full size image   ...

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Space junk: The cluttered frontier

Aerospace engineers from MIT have developed a laser sensing technique that can decipher not only where but what kind of space junk may be passing overhead. Click for a full size image   Space junk: The cluttered frontier New laser ...

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VST Captures Three-In-One

Credit: ESO Click for a full size image   VST Captures Three-In-One Two of the sky’s more famous residents share the stage with a lesser-known neighbour in this enormous new three gigapixel image from ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope (VST). On ...

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NuSTAR’s First Five Years in Space

Click for a full size image Artist’s Concept of NuSTAR Artist’s concept of NuSTAR on orbit. NuSTAR has a 10-m (30′) mast that deploys after launch to separate the optics modules (right) from the detectors in the focal plane (left). ...

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The Art of Exoplanets

Click for a full size image TRAPPIST-1 Planet Lineup This artist’s concept shows what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like, based on available data about the planets’ diameters, masses and distances from the host star. The system has been ...

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