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NASA’s Cassini Probe Takes One Last Pass at Saturn’s Ice Moon, Dione

NASA’s Cassini Probe Takes One Last Pass at Saturn’s Ice Moon, DioneNews from PC Magazine: Click To View Slideshow» Take one last look at Dione, Earth, because Cassini is about to embark on its final chapter. Earlier this week, NASA’s … Continue reading

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NASA Probe Gets Up Close and Personal With Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA Probe Gets Up Close and Personal With Dwarf Planet CeresNews from ABC News: NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is closing in on the dwarf planet Ceres and the space agency today released new photos showing what the gigantic cosmic mass looks … Continue reading

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Long-lost Mars probe found after more than a decade

Long-lost Mars probe found after more than a decadeNews from USA TODAY: Video Keywords cosmic rays Three images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show Beagle 2 partially deployed on the surface of the planet, ending the mystery of what happened … Continue reading

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NASA probe discovers ‘alien’ matter from beyond our solar system

NASA probe discovers ‘alien’ matter from beyond our solar systemNews from Fox News: For the very first time, a NASA spacecraft has detected matter from outside our solar system — material that came from elsewhere in the galaxy, researchers announced … Continue reading

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Russia’s Failed Mars Probe Crashes Into Pacific

Russia’s Failed Mars Probe Crashes Into PacificNews from New York Times: A Russian scientific probe that was meant to visit a Martian moon but never made it out of Earth orbit crashed into the Pacific Ocean about 700 miles west … Continue reading

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Phobos-Grunt: Failed probe likely to return late Sunday

Phobos-Grunt: Failed probe likely to return late SundayNews from BBC News: 13 January 2012 Last updated at 19:46 ET By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News The German TIRA (Tracking and Imaging Radar) facility caught this image of Phobos-Grunt Russia’s … Continue reading

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Russia’s Failed Mars Probe May Crash Into Pacific This Month

Russia’s Failed Mars Probe May Crash Into Pacific This MonthNews from Bloomberg: Russia’s failed Mars probe may crash into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile on Jan. 15, the space agency Roscosmos said. Most of the fragments from … Continue reading

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Russian space probe may crash into Indian Ocean

Russian space probe may crash into Indian OceanNews from Christian Science Monitor: If Phobos-Grunt comes down at the in the predicted window it will fall over a stretch of empty ocean west of the Indonesian island of Java, according to … Continue reading

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Malfunctioning Russian probe spotted hurtling through space backward (+video)

Malfunctioning Russian probe spotted hurtling through space backward (+video)News from Christian Science Monitor: Veteran satellite watcher Thierry Legault filmed the wayward Russian Phobos-Grunt probe, which was intended to collect soil samples from a Martian moon but is instead heading toward … Continue reading

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Nasa probe arrives in moon orbit for lunar ‘mapping’ mission

Nasa probe arrives in moon orbit for lunar ‘mapping’ missionNews from Telegraph.co.uk: Over the next two months, the probes’ orbits will be tweaked until they are flying in formation low over the lunar poles. As the spacecraft fly over denser … Continue reading

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