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NASA Juno spacecraft to streak past Earth on October 9

NASA Juno spacecraft to streak past Earth on October 9

Back in August of 2011, NASA launched a spacecraft called Juno on a mission to study Jupiter. With the vast distance between the Earth and Jupiter, NASA scientists had to devise a way to get the spacecraft up to an incredible rate of speed. To achieve the high velocity required scientists used the gravity of the Earth and the sun to slingshot Juno into space at speed ultimately at around 165,000 mph.

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NASA retires Deep Impact comet-bashing spacecraft after a month of silence and 5 billion miles

NASA retires Deep Impact comet-bashing spacecraft after a month of silence and 5 billion miles

Almost a decade ago, NASA sent a spacecraft called Deep Impact into space, tasking it with providing the agency with information about comets. This was achieved by bashing the space rocks open, sending particles from the comet spinning free to be analyzed by researchers. Now, after about nine years and traversing nearly 5 billion miles, the spacecraft has officially been retired after disappearing last month.

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NASA ends Google’s discounted Pentagon jet fuel purchases

NASA ends Google’s discounted Pentagon jet fuel purchases

Google founders Larry page and Sergey Brin operate an impressive fleet of private jets that the search giant uses for various reasons. Many of the company's aircraft are based at a government airfield in California where they are able to buy jet fuel from the Pentagon at a significant discount. Reports indicate that following talks between the Pentagon and NASA this year, Google's ability to purchase discounted jet fuel has been ended.

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NASA Voyager 1 reaches interstellar space: first human-made object to do so

NASA Voyager 1 reaches interstellar space: first human-made object to do so

The 36-year-old probe known as Voyager 1 has official reached interstellar space, a place between star systems which has never before been reached by an object made by humans. NASA has announced that Voyager 1 has reached a point 12 billion miles from our sun - that's 19 billion kilometers - and it carries with it a message from Earth. Having reached this point away from our solar system, Voyager 1 has sent back data suggesting that it's just completed an aproximately 1-year-long journey through plasma to reach its current location in space.

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NASA video captures fireball brighter than the moon

NASA video captures fireball brighter than the moon

It's always interesting when meteors streaked through the atmosphere of the earth creating fiery trails that those of us on Earth can see with the naked eye. These fireballs are relatively rare since most go unseen. However, this week a spectacular fireball was recorded over the American South East and briefly it shine brighter than the moon.

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Massive Canyon Found under ice in Greenland Using NASA Data

Massive Canyon Found under ice in Greenland Using NASA Data

Data NASA provided to scientists from an airborne science mission has revealed the existence of a massive canyon in Greenland that has been hidden for the entirety of human history on the Earth. According to the scientists, the canyon has the characteristics of a winding river channel and is at least 460 miles long. That means it's longer than the Grand Canyon.

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Neil Armstrong’s passing marked by NASA in 1 year anniversary [UPDATE]

Neil Armstrong’s passing marked by NASA in 1 year anniversary [UPDATE]

One year ago (and two days), the family of Neil Armstrong announced that this navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut passed away at the age of 82. Making known that Armstrong was a "reluctant American hero", his family said that he "always believed he was just doing his job." Neil Armstrong became the first human being to step foot on the moon on July 20th, 1969, followed 20 minutes afterward by his crewmate Buzz Aldrin. MAKE SURE you have a look at the update at the end of this article - Armstrong didn't die twice!

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