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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.
Jun 22, 2015 01:33 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Europa is an ice-covered moon orbiting Jupiter that likely an ocean underneath. Perhaps that ocean contains life. Perhaps it doesn't. But we're not going to know for sure until we send a probe there to check things out.
Jun 22, 2015 06:43 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Ground control teams overseeing Europe’s Philae comet lander begin the week with some good news: The intrepid robot is back talking to the orbiting Rosetta spacecraft.
Jun 18, 2015 01:15 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Ready for your close-up? How spacecraft changed our image of moons, planets and other objects in our solar system.
May 28, 2015 01:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
With its vast solar arrays on display at a Lockheed Martin Space Systems clean room in Denver, Colo., NASA's next mission to Mars stands proud.
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