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Science Jan 14Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on red planet
Scientists in Germany spent two years trying to get their heat probe deep into the Martian crust. But the device on NASA's InSight lander couldn't gain enough friction in the clumpy red dirt to hammer down.
Science Dec 21Jupiter, Saturn will appear to merge in night sky for the first time in centuries
Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky Monday, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo’s time in the 17th century.
Science Nov 17SpaceX capsule with 4 astronauts reaches space station
SpaceX's newly launched capsule with four astronauts arrived Monday at the International Space Station, their new home until spring.
Science Nov 10Report says NASA needs more time, money than planned to bring back Mars rocks
An independent panel says NASA is underestimating the amount of time and money it will take to bring Mars rocks back to Earth in the coming decade.
Science Nov 08Astronauts arrive at launch site for 2nd SpaceX crew flight
Four astronauts arrived at Kennedy Space Center on Sunday for SpaceX’s second crew launch, coming up next weekend. For NASA, it marks the long-awaited start of regular crew rotations at the International Space Station, with private companies providing the lifts.
Science Oct 29Asteroid samples tucked into capsule for return to Earth
So much was collected that rocks got wedged in the rim of the container and jammed it open, allowing some samples to escape. Whatever is left won't arrive at Earth until 2023.
Science Oct 26Moon holds more water in more places than ever thought
In a pair of studies published Monday, scientists say more than 15,400 square miles of lunar terrain near the poles could trap water in the form of ice. That's 20% more area than previously thought.
Science Oct 23Asteroid samples escaping from jammed open NASA spacecraft
The sample container on the end of the robot arm penetrated so deeply into the asteroid and with such force that rocks got sucked in and became wedged around the rim of the lid.
Science Oct 21WATCH: NASA releases first images from OSIRIS-REx touchdown on asteroid
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft crushed rocks and sent rubble flying as it briefly touched an asteroid, a strong indication that samples were collected for return to Earth, officials said Wednesday.
Science Oct 20NASA spacecraft successfully touches asteroid for rare space samples
A NASA spacecraft has descended to an asteroid and momentarily touched the surface to collect a handful of cosmic rubble for return to Earth. It was a first for the U.S.