NASA has built a helicopter to explore Mars and it’s finally ready to launch | Space

NASA is ready to take its first spin at flying a helicopter on another world as the agency’s Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, prepares for launch in July. The helicopter is part of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, the star of which is the Perseverance rover, a robot designed to help scientists determine whether life on the Red Planet has ever been possible. […]

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Apollo 13 Views of the Moon in 4K

This video uses data gathered from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft to recreate some of the stunning views of the Moon that the Apollo 13 astronauts saw on their perilous journey around the farside in 1970. These visualizations, in 4K resolution, depict many different views of the lunar surface, starting with earthset and sunrise and […]

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NASA solar probe smashes two wild records as it approaches the sunGotta go fast.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe just took the record for the fastest human-made object and the closest object to the sun from… NASA’s Parker Solar Probe. The solar probe, launched in August 2018, is built to withstand the scorching temperatures of the sun’s outer atmosphere, unraveling some of the mysteries lurking within. A suite of four instruments on board […]

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