UVA astronomer selected to guide New Horizons spacecraft to new, tiny world
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UVA astronomer selected to guide New Horizons spacecraft to new, tiny world

As the New Horizons spacecraft – which made a dramatic flyby of Pluto and its…

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NASA Receives Findings from WFIRST Independent Review Team
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NASA Receives Findings from WFIRST Independent Review Team

NASA has received the report from an independent, external review of the Wide Field Infrared…

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NASA’s MAVEN Mission Finds Mars Has a Twisted Tail
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NASA’s MAVEN Mission Finds Mars Has a Twisted Tail

Mars has an invisible magnetic “tail” that is twisted by interaction with the solar wind,…

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An Atmosphere Around the Moon? NASA Research Suggests Significant Atmosphere in Lunar Past and Possible Source of Lunar Water
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Take a Walk on Mars — in Your Own Living Room
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Take a Walk on Mars — in Your Own Living Room

When NASA scientists want to follow the path of the Curiosity rover on Mars, they…

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Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor Wakes the World to Smashing Neutron Stars
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Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor Wakes the World to Smashing Neutron Stars

On Aug. 17, Colleen Wilson-Hodge had already hit the gym and was headed to a…

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Dawn Mission Extended at Ceres
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Dawn Mission Extended at Ceres

NASA has authorized a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, the largest object…

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New NASA Study Improves Search for Habitable Worlds
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New NASA Study Improves Search for Habitable Worlds

New NASA research is helping to refine our understanding of candidate planets beyond our solar…

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ExoMars successful flux reduction manoeuvre
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ExoMars successful flux reduction manoeuvre

ExoMars has successfully performed a Flux Reduction Manoeuvre (FRM) for the first time. The manoeuvre…

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UVA astronomer selected to guide new horizons spacecraft to new, tiny world
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UVA astronomer selected to guide new horizons spacecraft to new, tiny world

As the New Horizons spacecraft – which made a dramatic flyby of Pluto and its…

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