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NASA Seeks Additional Information for Asteroid Redirect Mission Spacecraft.

NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking ideas from American companies for a spacecraft design that could be used for both the agency’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) and a robotic satellite servicing mission in low-Earth orbit. In the early-2020s NASA plans to launch the Asteroid Redirect Mission, which will use a robotic spacecraft… Read More ›

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will celebrate five years in orbit June 18.

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will celebrate five years in orbit June 18. To celebrate the anniversary and LRO’s many scientific contributions, NASA invites the public to select a favorite orbiter image of the moon for the cover a special image collection. “‘The Moon as Art’ collection gives the public the opportunity to see the… Read More ›

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Finds Ingredient of Household Plastic in Space.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has detected propylene, a chemical used to make food-storage containers, car bumpers and other consumer products, on Saturn’s moon Titan. This is the first definitive detection of the plastic ingredient on any moon or planet, other than Earth. A small amount of propylene was identified in Titan’s lower atmosphere by Cassini’s Composite… Read More ›

Giant Black Hole Kicked Out of Home Galaxy.

Astronomers have found strong evidence that a massive black hole is being ejected from its host galaxy at a speed of several million miles per hour. New observations from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory suggest that the black hole collided and merged with another black hole and received a powerful recoil kick from gravitational wave radiation…. Read More ›

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