NASA still can’t explain these mysteries about the moon

The moon may be Earth’s closest neighbor, but there are still countless mysteries surrounding the rocky world. NASA has spent decades researching the moon — even landing 12 of its astronauts there — but some answers still elude its top space scientists. Here are four things we still don’t understand about the moon. The origin of the moon Exactly how […]

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NASA spacecraft sets record orbit around asteroid

LAUREL, Md. — A NASA spacecraft has gone into orbit around an ancient asteroid, setting a pair of records. The Osiris-Rex spacecraft entered orbit Monday around the asteroid Bennu, 70 million miles from Earth. It’s the smallest celestial body ever to be orbited by a spacecraft. Bennu is just 1,600 feet across. The spacecraft’s laps are barely a mile above […]

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NASA InSight Lander Takes Out Of This World Selfie On Mars

NASA’s InSight successfully takes its first-ever selfie! Welcome to the online world, InSight! NASA’s most recent mission was a massive success when InSight landed on Nov. 26, 2018. Since InSight’s successful landing, it has been keeping itself quite busy by snapping as many shots of the Martian landscape as possible, including a pic of itself! Although no selfie stick was […]

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Steph Curry doubts humans have ever been to the moon, NASA offers proof

Steph Curry doesn’t wear a tinfoil hat when he’s raining down threes on the hardcourt, but his recent comments about the moon landings suggest the Golden State Warriors star might wear one in his private life. Earlier this week, Curry appeared on the podcast Winging It, along with fellow NBA stars Vince Carter, Kent Bazemore and Andre Iguodala, when he […]

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America’s next moon landing won’t be made by NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — America’s next moon landing will be made by private companies — not NASA. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Thursday that nine US companies will compete to deliver experiments to the lunar surface. The space agency will buy the service and let private industry work out the details on getting there, he said. The goal is to […]

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NASA’s sonic boom tests in Texas could change air travel forever

GALVESTON, Texas — NASA is monitoring how residents living near the Texas Gulf Coast react to quiet sonic booms as the space agency works on an experimental aircraft that could significantly reduce commercial flight times. NASA launched a two-week research project Monday on quiet supersonic research flights near Galveston, the Houston Chronicle reported. NASA is flying an F/A-18 jet in […]

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Another NASA spacecraft just died

It was only just yesterday that NASA announced its Kepler space telescope had officially been declared dead and now there’s another long-running mission that has also met its demise. Today, NASA revealed that the Dawn spacecraft, which was studying some of the larger objects in our Solar System’s asteroid belt, has also run out of fuel. The craft, which launched […]

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