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04.17.16
Venus probe's first detailed results reveal strange clouds
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Venus probe's first detailed results reveal strange clouds

Akatsuki nearly didn't make it, but it's already shedding light on our nearest planetary neighbor.

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04.12.16
'Starshot' plan gets probes to Alpha Centauri in your lifetime
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'Starshot' plan gets probes to Alpha Centauri in your lifetime

Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner are backing a $100 million effort to explore our closest neighboring star.

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03.09.16
NASA's asteroid explorer faces tests that simulate space
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NASA's asteroid explorer faces tests that simulate space

OSIRIS-REx has to pass a regimen that includes extreme cold and vacuum.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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