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Artist’s illustration of one of the Voyager spacecraft. Credit: Caltech/NASA-JPL

NASA tries to understand Voyager 1 signal

NASA tries to understand Voyager 1 signal that was sent in response to a poke sent by NASA. Voyager 1 has not been sending usable data since Nov 2023.

This image shows the “moonrise” of the satellite as it emerges from behind asteroid Dinkinesh as seen by the Lucy Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (L’LORRI), one of the most detailed images returned by NASA’s Lucy spacecraft during its flyby of the asteroid binary. This image was taken at 12:55 p.m. EDT (1655 UTC) Nov. 1, 2023, within a minute of closest approach, from a range of approximately 270 miles (430 km). From this perspective, the satellite is behind the primary asteroid. The image has been sharpened and processed to enhance contrast.

Nasa’s Lucy spacecraft discovers asteroid and its tiny moon during flyby

On Nov. 1, NASA’s Lucy spacecraft flew by not just its first asteroid, but its first two. The first images returned by Lucy reveal that the small main belt asteroid Dinkinesh is actually a binary pair...

Final Image of Asteroid Bennu Captured by Spacecraft OSIRIS REx as it left on May 10, 2021. 360 on History

Podcast Episode 34 l Spacecraft OSIRIS REx Returns From Asteroid Bennu with Soil Samples

From the Archives: NASA's Spacecraft OSIRIS REx Leaves Asteroid Bennu with Soil Samples after orbiting it for two years. It collected them in October 2020 & is expected to drop them on Earth in 2023 b...

Final Image of Asteroid Bennu Captured by Spacecraft OSIRIS REx as it left on May 10, 2021. 360 on History

Spacecraft OSIRIS REx On Its Way From Asteroid Bennu with Soil Samples

NASA's Spacecraft OSIRIS REx Leaves Asteroid Bennu with Soil Samples after orbiting it for two years. It collected them in October 2020 & is expected to drop them on Earth in 2023 before continuing to...

This mosaic is composed of images covering the entire sky, taken by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) as part of WISE’s 2012 All-Sky Data Release. By observing the entire sky, WISE can search for faint objects, like distant galaxies, or survey groups of cosmic objects. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

Spacecraft Takes 12-Year Time-Lapse Movie of Entire Sky To Create Mosaic

This brilliant image is a mosaic composed of images covering the entire sky, taken by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) as part of WISE’s 2012 All-Sky Data Release. By observing the entir...

Tianwen-1 Orbiter orbiting Mars. Image released on Jan 1, 2022 by China National Space Administration

Actual Image of China’s Tianwen-1 Orbiting Mars

Actual Image of China's Tianwen-1 Orbiting Mars captured by a smaller satellited released by the orbiter. It also captures the rover Zhurong

Earth by Junocam October 2013 during gravity assist flyby. 360 on History

Amazing images of Earth by Juno spacecraft during its gravity assist fly

The Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter for almost five years (it launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 5 August 2011.). Its aim to help us understand the solar system by increasing o...

Hubbles New Potrait of Jupiter November 2019 NASA ESA A Simon from Goddard Space Flight Center and MH Wong from University of California, Berkeley

Video | Jupiter: Solar System’s Giant

Astronomy and solar system video graphic on Jupiter. We explore its history, composition and impact on the early and current history of the solar system.

Apollo 11 Launch Aboard the Saturn V Rocket / NASA

A History of the Rocket

A History of the Rocket, Rocket Science and Space Exploration. How humanity reached space and how scientists like Robert Goddard founded modern rocketry.

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