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MESSENGER completes 3,000th orbit of Mercury  Apr 22, 11:46 am
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): MESSENGER has recently completed its 3,000th orbit of Mercury and moved closer to the planet than any spacecraft has been before, dropping to an altitude of 199 kilometers (123.7 miles) above the planet's surface.
NASA's 2.5 ton cargo launched to Space Station aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission  Apr 19, 9:52 am
Washington, April 19 (ANI): Nearly 2.5 tons of NASA science investigations and cargo are on the way to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft.
NASA's LADEE crashes on moon as planned   Apr 19, 9:52 am
Washington, April 19 (ANI): Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the Moon, as planned, between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m. PDT Thursday, April 17.
Cassini spacecraft may have documented birth of Saturn's new moon  Apr 15, 8:58 am
Washington, April 15 (ANI): NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn, which could may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known moons.
NASA set to construct probe due to visit asteroid in 2018  Apr 11, 11:02 am
Washington, April 11 (ANI): NASA's team which will be conducting the first US mission to collect samples from an asteroid has been given the go-ahead to begin building the spacecraft, flight instruments and ground system, and launch support facilities.
Rosetta spacecraft sets sights on destination comet  Mar 28, 3:49 pm
Washington, March 28 (ANI): ESA's Rosetta spacecraft caught a first glimpse of its destination comet since waking up from deep-space hibernation on January 20 this year.
'Giant space sunflower' could help spot Earth twins in nearby galaxies  Mar 26, 11:39 am
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower could one day be used to capture images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars.
New Automated Planet Finder finds two new planetary systems  Mar 26, 9:55 am
Washington, March 26 (ANI): Lick Observatory's newest telescope, the Automated Planet Finder (APF), has discovered two new planetary systems, in its first months of operation.
Big gully like river channel spotted on Mars  Mar 22, 10:25 am
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A NASA spacecraft has spotted a big gully on Mars, a feature which is believed to have formed only within the last three years.
Titan's second largest sea has mirror-like smooth surface  Mar 21, 12:59 pm
Washington, Mar 21 (ANI): Radar measurements made in 2013 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, reveal that the surface of Ligeia Mare, Titan's second largest sea, possesses a mirror-like smoothness, possibly due to a lack of winds.
New 'zebra stripes' in Earth's inner radiation belt found  Mar 20, 10:01 am
Washington, March 20 (ANI): Researchers using data from the twin NASA Van Allen Probes spacecraft have discovered a new, persistent structure in Earth's inner radiation belt.
Scientists set to laser-blast orbiting space debris  Mar 11, 6:03 pm
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Scientists have reportedly come up with a plan that would use lasers to remove orbiting space debris.
NASA's Mars Odyssey set to map different seasons on Red Planet  Feb 13, 11:28 am
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has shifted its orbit to help scientists make the first systematic observations of how morning fogs, clouds and surface frost develop in different seasons on the Red Planet.
Major problem with current standard model of cosmology resolved  Feb 11, 10:17 am
Washington, Feb. 11 (ANI): Scientists have solved a major problem with the current standard model of cosmology by combining results from the Planck spacecraft and measurements of gravitational lensing in order to deduce the mass of ghostly sub-atomic particles called neutrinos.
Lady Gaga auctioning off seat on spacecraft to raise funds for charity  Feb 7, 10:48 am
London, February 7 (ANI): Lady Gaga has decided to auction off a trip to space, where she would be performing next year, to raise money for her Born This Way Foundation charity.
NASA's third generation communications satellite enters safely in orbit  Jan 24, 1:16 pm
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite L (TDRS-L), which is the 12th spacecraft in the agency's TDRS Project, is safely in orbit after its launch on Thursday aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
PM meets ISRO delegation after successful launch of GSLV-D5, Mars Orbiter Spacecraft  Jan 21, 6:16 pm
New Delhi, Jan.21 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday complimented the entire ISRO fraternity for their magnificent achievements in the last year.
Space technology providing safer train journeys  Jan 19, 1:37 pm
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Researchers in Germany are now checking train brakes on a daily basis, which are crucial for safe rail journeys, using advanced technology that helps spacecraft return safely to Earth.
NASA invites public to send names on 2016's asteroid mission  Jan 16, 11:11 am
Washington, Jan. 16 (ANI): NASA is inviting people to submit their names to be etched on a microchip aboard a spacecraft headed towards the asteroid Bennu in 2016.
China may soon allow rich to step into space   Jan 13, 3:11 pm
Beijing, January 13 (ANI): Rich Chinese tourists will be able to go on a journey into space as China may send its spacecraft into space before the end of 2014.
NASA's Swift clicks pics of X-ray action at Milky Way's core  Jan 9, 10:41 am
Washington, Jan. 9 (ANI): Recent observations by NASA's Swift spacecraft have provided scientists a unique glimpse into the activity at the center of Milky Way galaxy and led to the discovery of a rare celestial entity which may help them test predictions of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity.
Comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft to wake up from slumber in 100 days time  Dec 27, 12:54 pm
Washington, Oct. 12 (ANI): European Space Agency's comet-chasing mission Rosetta is going to wake up in 100 days' time from deep-space slumber to reach the destination it has been cruising towards for a decade.
NASA's asteroid hunter spacecraft sends first pics after reactivation  Dec 20, 10:17 am
Washington, Dec. 20 (ANI): NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE), a probe that made the most comprehensive survey to date of asteroids and comets, has sent its first set of test photos in preparation for a renewed mission.
China's first probe Chang'e-3 safely lands on moon  Dec 15, 10:30 am
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): China has successfully landed an unmanned spacecraft on the moon, joining the U.S. and Russia as the only nations to accomplish the feat, according to Chinese government.
NASA's probe reveals clues about Saturn moon's hydrocarbon lakes and seas  Dec 13, 10:08 am
Washington, Dec. 13 (ANI): NASA's Cassini spacecraft is providing researchers with key clues about Saturn's moon Titan, and in particular, its hydrocarbon lakes and seas.