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Jupiter’s Extended Family? A Billion or More

Comparing Jupiter with Jupiter-like planets that orbit other stars can teach us about those distant worlds, and reveal new insights about our own solar system’s formation and evolution. (Illustration) Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Click for a full size image Jupiter’s Extended Family? ...

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Two Weeks to Launch for OSIRIS-REx Mission

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft rotates on a spin table during a weight and center of gravity test inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft is being prepared for its scheduled launch on Sept. 8. ...

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Spitzer Space Telescope Begins ‘Beyond’ Phase

This artist’s concept shows NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Spitzer begins its “Beyond” mission phase on Oct. 1, 2016. The spacecraft is depicted in the orientation it assumes to establish communications with ground stations. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Click for a full size ...

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NASA Symposium: Futuristic Space Exploration Concepts

Jonathan Sauder’s AREE rover had a fully mechanical computer and logic system, allowing it to function in the harsh Venusian landscape. Image Credit: ESA/J. Whatmore/NASA/JPL-Caltech Click for a full size image NASA Symposium: Futuristic Space Exploration Concepts Proposals Include Wind-Powered ...

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