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NASA’s asteroid-collecting spacecraft will slingshot around Earth today

NASA’s asteroid-collecting spacecraft will slingshot around Earth today

It has to pick up an extra boost. OSIRIS-REx will slingshot around Earth today. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/University of Arizona Today at 12:52 p.m. eastern time, an old friend will drop by to say hello—and get a firm push in the right direction before it heads on its merry way. It can’t stay too […]

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn

Cassini program manager at JPL, Earl Maize, left, and spacecraft operations team manager for the Cassini mission at Saturn, Julie Webster embrace after the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Photo Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> […]

Magnetic Reconnection Witnessed In Action For The First Time Ever

Magnetic Reconnection Witnessed In Action For The First Time Ever

Lola Gayle, sildenafil STEAM Register Four NASA spacecraft have flown through an invisible maelstrom in space, providing the first observations from inside a magnetic reconnection event. Magnetic reconnection is one of the prime drivers of space radiation. Therefore it is a key factor in the quest to learn more about our space environment and protect […]