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01.14.16
Juno sets distance record for solar-powered spacecraft
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Juno sets distance record for solar-powered spacecraft

The craft is 493 million miles from the sun and gets a fraction of the Earth's solar energy.

By S. Dent,   01.14.16
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01.12.16
Philae comet lander has likely gone silent for good
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Philae comet lander has likely gone silent for good

A last-gasp attempt at contacting the lander hasn't received a response.

By J. Fingas,   01.12.16
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12.19.15
Cassini leaves Saturn's moon Enceladus after one last mission
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Cassini leaves Saturn's moon Enceladus after one last mission

The space probe will study Enceladus' heat before it bids farewell and explores Saturn's rings.

By J. Fingas,   12.19.15
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12.06.15
Japan's Venus probe is about to take another shot
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Japan's Venus probe is about to take another shot

The Akatsuki spacecraft will try once more to get into Venus' orbit -- watch live.

By J. Fingas,   12.06.15
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10.23.15
New Horizons parts Pluto with a shot of its puniest moon
10.23.15

New Horizons parts Pluto with a shot of its puniest moon

NASA's spacecraft is now enroute to a 30-mile-wide object a billion miles away.

By S. Dent,   10.23.15
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07.16.15
Europe's investigating Qualcomm's mobile chip dominance
07.16.15

Europe's investigating Qualcomm's mobile chip dominance

While Qualcomm enjoys a healthy hold over the mobile chip industry, regulators are wondering wheth...

By M. Brian,   07.16.15
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07.07.15
NASA prepares its Jupiter probe for arrival
07.07.15

NASA prepares its Jupiter probe for arrival

It's been a long time in coming, but NASA's Juno probe is finally close to reaching Jupiter. NASA...

By J. Fingas,   07.07.15
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07.05.15
NASA's Pluto probe will spend 'days' recovering from a glitch (updated)
07.05.15

NASA's Pluto probe will spend 'days' recovering from a glitch (updated)

Don't expect to hear more from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft for a while. The Pluto observer rece...

By J. Fingas,   07.05.15
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06.23.15
Rosetta comet probe will continue its mission until September 2016
06.23.15

Rosetta comet probe will continue its mission until September 2016

The Rosetta comet probe just got a new lease on life... if not a terribly long one. The European S...

By J. Fingas,   06.23.15
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