Interplanetary

03.18.11
NASA's MESSENGER begins orbit around Mercury, will start beaming back science early next month
03.18.11

NASA's MESSENGER begins orbit around Mercury, will start beaming back science early next month

Mercury, the innermost planet of our humble little solar system, is getting itself an orbital frien...

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07.14.10
IKAROS gets first burst of solar propulsion, wants more
07.14.10

IKAROS gets first burst of solar propulsion, wants more

Photons, man, it's all about the photons. Japan's solar sail-equipped IKAROS probe has recorded its...

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06.13.10
IKAROS successfully stretches wings, prepares for solar spaceflight
06.13.10

IKAROS successfully stretches wings, prepares for solar spaceflight

Though it may look like a collection of tinfoil and string, the photo above depicts what may be the...

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10.20.09
Ion propulsion engine could take you to Mars in 39 days
10.20.09

Ion propulsion engine could take you to Mars in 39 days

Ready for some interplanetary exploration? We've had the force shields, currency, and refuel statio...

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10.17.07
Interplanetary internet proposed by Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer
10.17.07

Interplanetary internet proposed by Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer

We'll admit, we were admittedly metagrabolised after hearing that the US military wanted to launch a...

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