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Jan 19, 2015 02:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As NASA's trailblazing Dawn mission approaches dwarf planet Ceres, a new series of images beamed back show intriguing details.
Jan 16, 2015 04:15 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Jan. 14, 2005, the European Huygens probe landed on Titan's foggy surface, revealing a very alien, yet familiar, world.
Jan 12, 2015 06:44 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The European spacecraft is out of fuel and its altitude is falling, but despite not being able to communicate with Venus Express, mission controllers can keep track of its X-band 'ghost.'
Jan 3, 2015 09:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Engineers have found a way to buy some time for the MESSENGER spacecraft, which was due to end its four-year mission in March with a suicidal plunge.
Dec 18, 2014 01:00 PM ET // AFP
India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket on Thursday carrying an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space, as the country ramps up its ambitious space program.
Dec 16, 2014 03:34 PM ET // Jason Major
Already running on fumes as its fuel reserves dwindled, Venus Express' most recent attempts at maintaining its altitude fell short.
Dec 15, 2014 08:28 PM ET // Jason Major
The MESSENGER mission is approaching the end of its operational life, but before it dies, you can help NASA name 5 of Mercury's craters.
A new project aims to turn interstellar navigation into an invaluable asset for the future of spaceflight and a useful educational tool.
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