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NASA says Opportunity rover may never be the same, but hope remains

NASA says Opportunity rover may never be the same, but hope remains

NASA has published an update on its Opportunity rover, which fell silent after losing power during the ongoing Mars dust storm. The space agency reveals what may happen next, including what it would take to get the rover back in action. Though it remains optimistic, NASA also warns that Opportunity may not be the same after the dust clears, with potential issues including reduce battery capacity.

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This epic NASA photo of star births spans 11 billion years

This epic NASA photo of star births spans 11 billion years

As group photos go, NASA's latest snapshot of 15,000 galaxies across the universe has to be one of the biggest, with the epic image spanning not only distance but time, too. Captured using the Hubble Space Telescope, the new photo is dominated by forming stars: newly blooming points of light that stud freshly-created galaxies.

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KELT-9b is a giant, hot exoplanet with iron and titanium in its atmosphere

KELT-9b is a giant, hot exoplanet with iron and titanium in its atmosphere

Researchers have detailed the atmosphere of a giant, incredibly hot exoplanet called KELT-9b. Using the HARPS-North spectrograph located on the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo in La Palma, Spain, experts were able to discern the exoplanet's atmospheric properties, identifying iron and titanium vapor. The composition is the result of KELT-9b's incredibly hot temperature.

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Earth’s mini-moons could unlock space secrets – and make fortunes

Earth’s mini-moons could unlock space secrets – and make fortunes

Earth may have one moon we can see, but a flock of much smaller "mini-moons" could end up being far more valuable for both scientific and commercial purposes, new research suggests. Faster moving and far harder to spot, the mini-moons are typically only temporary visitors in orbit. However, if we can start to effectively capture them, that could unlock some significant opportunities.

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NASA launches Parker probe to study our own Sun

NASA launches Parker probe to study our own Sun

Majority of the historic moments in space science in the past five years or so have mostly focused on what lies beyond our own planet, from Mars to Jupiter to Pluto and beyond. Few have actually looked inward into the titular and literal center of our solar system: the Sun. As of August 12, 2018, however, NASA, together with the United Launch Alliance (ULA), is changing that with the launch of the Parker Solar Probe that will hopefully unravel the mysteries of the sun in the next seven years.

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Watch NASA’s historic Sun probe mission launch: here’s how

Watch NASA’s historic Sun probe mission launch: here’s how

NASA is preparing to launch its Parker Solar Probe in the early hours on Saturday morning. This historic event will send the probe "to touch the Sun," the space agency says, which anticipates setting a new "fastest spacecraft" speed record. Among other things, the spacecraft will carry a microchip with more than a million names on it.

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This vast hydrogen wall could be the glowing border of our solar system

This vast hydrogen wall could be the glowing border of our solar system

A vast wall of hydrogen could mark the limits of our solar system, with new analysis of data from the New Horizons probe helping explain our place in the galaxy. The interplanetary spacecraft launched in 2006 as part of NASA's New Frontier's program, reaching Pluto in 2015 and then headed out further into the Kuiper belt to eventually beam back unprecedented views from the locations never before reached by human probes.

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Space Force logos made for Trump’s profit

Space Force logos made for Trump’s profit

Yesterday the Trump campaign (which is still in operation, and taking in money) revealed a set of Space Force logos. Instead of going through an official agency selection and design process, like a real agency, these logos will be left up to voting online by Trump supporters. Not only that, but they'll be sold on Trump merchandise, with profits going into the Trump Make America Great Again Committee's treasure chest.

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Trump just put Space Force logos up for online voting

Trump just put Space Force logos up for online voting

Space Force looks more like a joke each time the Trump Administration mentions its name. Today is no different. Earlier in the day Vice President Mike Pence made a public speech about how the "Department of the Space Force" should be made official by the year 2020. This afternoon an email was sent to Trump supporters asking them to vote online for their favorite Space Force logo.

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NASA explains why going to the Sun is so hard

NASA explains why going to the Sun is so hard

To humans, the Earth is gigantic and seemingly never-ending. Our planet is miniscule next to other truly massive planets like Jupiter and even the gas giant is a mere speck compared to the Sun. The Earth is such a vast distance from the sun, our star looks tiny in the sky but the giant star holds 99.8% of the mass in our entire solar system.

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“Incredible Hulk” comet has a stunning green glow

“Incredible Hulk” comet has a stunning green glow

A green comet nicknamed the Incredible Hulk recently made a bright appearance in the night sky, according to astronomers. The event featured the comet PanSTARRS C/2017 S3, which was spotted by researchers in late 2017. The celestial body recently experienced two bright bursts, one in late June and another in late July. It was that second burst that resulted in a large gas cloud surrounding the object, giving it a greenish glow

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Massive rogue planet found lurking outside our solar system

Massive rogue planet found lurking outside our solar system

Researchers have discovered a "rogue" planet outside of our solar system using the Very Large Array (VLA), the first time such a discovery has been made using a radio telescope. The planet is called rogue due to its lack of a parent star, having the distinction of being something between a planet and a brown dwarf, which is an object that has too great of a mass to be called a planet.

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