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Jan 8, 2016 01:19 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The odds aren’t great. Engineers don’t even know if Philae still has a working receiver and the probe could be covered in dust.
Nov 3, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
As if Mars' thin, frigid, dry air wasn't harsh enough, now scientists have found new evidence of acid fog altering the rocks near the Spirit Rover.
Oct 16, 2015 02:45 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
After three Earth years on Mars, the Curiosity rover has found extensive evidence of past liquid water in Gale Crater. Check out some of the highlights.
Sep 4, 2015 12:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Scientists are developing a novel space robot that can take up the challenge of hopping and rolling over microgravity terrain while doing valuable science.
Jul 24, 2015 01:25 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
What tiny satellites could take a ride over to Europa? Here are five feasibility studies being considered to hitchhike on a NASA mission.
Jul 21, 2015 12:40 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
New Horizons survived 9.5 years in space before taking pictures of Pluto. How do spacecraft engineers keep their machines going for so long?
Jul 7, 2015 03:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Mars rover Opportunity has recommenced driving duties and continues to explore the red planet despite a series of recent setbacks focusing on its aging memory.
Jun 29, 2015 12:40 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
As multi-million dollar spacecraft crawl across our solar system, they could bring smaller passengers with them -- these tiny vehicles are called CubeSats and they've so far done a great job colonizing low Earth orbit.
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