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NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex probe reaches Bennu asteroid

A NASA explorer has successfully completed its 1.2 billion mile, two-year-long journey to reach the asteroid Bennu this Monday. This involved executing a maneuver that changed its trajectory, so that instead of flying towards Bennu it was flying around it. The Origins, …Continue reading

InSight probe touches down near Mars’s equator

NASA’s InSight probe has landed successfully on Mars following a perilous seven-minute plunge to the planet’s surface. Signals from the probe indicating that it’s solar panels were open and operational were received on Earth at approximately 5:30 PM PST. NASA’s Mars Odyssey …Continue reading

Astronomers may have found a stray moon

Using NASA’s Hubble and Kepler space telescopes, astronomers have found evidence for what could be a moon orbiting a planet outside our solar system. This would be the first time this phenomenon has been observed. The moon ‘candidate’, which is 8,000 light-years …Continue reading

The Seven Most Extreme Planets Ever Discovered

Scientists recently discovered the hottest planet ever found – with a surface temperature greater than some stars. As the hunt for planets outside our own solar system continues, we have discovered many other worlds with extreme features. And the ongoing exploration of our own …Continue reading

7 New Earth-Like Planets Discovered

A record breaking number of new Earth-like planets orbiting around a single star in a nearby solar system have been discovered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In a press release on February 22, 2017, NASA has said that all …Continue reading