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Solar System Exploration News

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A RSS news feed containing the latest NASA press releases on missions exploring our solar system and beyond.
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NASA Selects Proposals to Study Galaxies, Stars, Planets

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:28pm
NASA has selected six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for concept studies. The proposed missions would study gamma-ray and X-ray emissions from clusters of galaxies and neutron star systems, as well as infrared emissions from galaxies in the early universe and atmospheres of exoplanets, which are planets outside of our solar system.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 1:23pm
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn’s upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

NASA Recommends Safety Tips to View the August Solar Eclipse

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:10am
More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

NASA’s Voyager Spacecraft Still Reaching for the Stars After 40 Years

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 5:31pm
Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August and September. Despite their vast distance, they continue to communicate with NASA daily, still probing the final frontier.
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NASA Selects Proposals to Study Sun, Space Environment

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 4:00pm
NASA has selected nine proposals under its Explorers Program that will return transformational science about the Sun and space environment and fill science gaps between the agency’s larger missions; eight for focused scientific investigations and one for technological development of instrumentation.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA