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NASA just spotted a needle in a haystack: the remains of the lunar dust probe LADEE, which was deliberately crashed into the dark side of the moon last year. The satellite was launched from Wallops Island a year ago to determine if lunar dust tends to go high up into space (spoiler: it doesn't). I...

October 30th 2014 at 10:31am 0 Comments
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You watched the launch, bit your nails over computer simulations and even played the game, and it all comes down to today: NASA's Curiosity rover is about to land on Mars. The $2.5 billion vehicle has been en route to the red planet for eight months, and in a few short hours will spend seven terri...

August 5th 2012 at 10:36pm 0 Comments
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More than a year after it first lost contact with its Mars rover Spirit, NASA has finally decided to throw in the towel. Yesterday, the agency confirmed that it will end all planned communications with the robot on May 25th, effectively ending the craft's seven-year mission. NASA was hoping that...

May 25th 2011 at 7:47am 0 Comments
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NASA is testing two new robots designed to for future moon landings in a crater in Canada, both of which are equipped with some high end kit designed to analyze their surroundings. Loaded up with "GPS, stereo cameras, laser scanners and sun trackers," the K10 Black and K10 Red can laser map terrain...

July 21st 2007 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Ah, the mighty devilsaur. I'm sure we've all been in the same position as reader RaydenUni of Destromath. Venturing into the beautiful Un'goro Crater, perhaps you're distracted by the scenery or some nasty creature attempting to bite you, and before you know it a massive devilsaur has quietly come...

May 4th 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments