Space Exploration Headlines

  • NASA probe finds signs of water on nearby asteroid Bennu

    NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has discovered ingredients for water on a relatively nearby skyscraper-sized asteroid, a rocky acorn-shaped object that may hold clues to the origins of life on Earth, scientists said on Monday.

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  • NASA's intrepid Voyager 2 probe crosses into interstellar space

    Voyager 2, a NASA probe launched in 1977 and designed for just a five-year mission, has become only the second human-made object to enter interstellar space as it continues its marathon trek billions of miles (km) from Earth, scientists said on Monday.

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  • NASA's intrepid Voyager 2 probe crosses into interstellar space

    Voyager 2, a NASA probe launched in 1977 and designed for just a five-year mission, has become only the second human-made object to enter interstellar space as it continues its marathon trek billions of miles (km) from Earth, scientists said on Monday.

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  • NASA says Voyager 2 is the second human object ever to touch interstellar space — the void between stars

    NASA's twin Voyager probes launched into space more than 41 years ago. Voyager 1 left a crucial part of the solar system called the heliosphere — the main region of the sun's influence — in August 2012. The space agency now says its Voyager 2 probe exited the heliosphere in November 2018, once it got about 11 billion miles from Earth. However, the Voyagers have not left the solar system "and won't be leaving anytime soon," NASA says. About 11 billion miles from Earth, a NASA probe has broken...

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  • China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon

    China on Saturday launched a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon, marking another milestone in its ambitious space programme, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

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  • A startup is developing a 100-gigawatt laser to propel a probe to another star system. That may be powerful enough to 'ignite an entire city.'

    Breakthrough Starshot wants to use powerful lasers to propel tiny robotic probes to Alpha Centauri, a nearby star system that may contain habitable planets. Yuri Milner, a Russian-American billionaire, and other Silicon Valley investors are funding the project. Starshot calls for a 100-gigawatt laser that could shoot into space and accelerate probes called StarChips to 20% of the speed of light. Chief engineer Peter Klupar said the laser would be brighter than the sun and "could ignite an entire...

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