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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe becomes the fastest artificial object ever, 180 times faster than our fastest plane!

At such incredible speeds, the probe could complete roughly 15 circumnavigations of the Earth in ju…

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A NASA probe flew straight through an explosion from the sun, and found a key clue to how solar storms form

Insight into coronal mass ejections provided by a NASA probe could help better predict solar explos…

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Watch the sun show off all year with a total eclipse, strong solar storms, and NASA almost landing on the solar surface

A Helio Year: With a total solar eclipse across the US, a NASA spacecraft "landing" on the sun, and…

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Here’s how NASA’s Parker Solar Probe entered Sun’s atmosphere for the first time

This “remarkable feat” was lauded by Thomas Zurbuchen, the associate administrator for the Sci…

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NASA’s Sun probe sheds new light on our star — here are 5 new secrets it uncovered

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Parker Solar Probe is on a mission to ge…

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India's moon lander is the first to study the lunar south pole region up close. Here are 5 scientific discoveries it has already made.

India's Vikram lander and Pragyan rover have already discovered evidence of moonquakes and the pres…

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A NASA probe got slammed by a massive eruption from the sun and caught it all on camera

The Parker Solar Probe flew right through a major coronal mass ejection last September and captured…

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Europe is sending a probe to Venus, teaming up with NASA to rocket 3 missions to the planet in the next 15 years

Venus used to be a lot like Earth, but something turned it into an inhospitable pressure cooker. NA…

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The United Arab Emirates has released its first Mars photo, taken by the Hope Probe. It comes as NASA's rover approaches its descent on the red planet.

The UAE Space Agency on Sunday published its first photograph of Mars during a mission that became …

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The aurora may creep south on Saturday, appearing from Pennsylvania to Oregon because of a powerful solar flare

Scientists expect more solar storms and eruptions in the coming years, as the sun ramps up to peak …

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The aurora borealis could appear in New York, Chicago, and Portland on Wednesday, as solar storms crash into Earth

Eruptions of plasma from the sun are careening toward Earth, so forecasters expect a geomagnetic st…

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NASA is about to 'touch' a star for the first time - here are the hellish conditions the Parker Solar Probe must survive

The consequence of this orbital dance is that PSP will fall toward the sun faster and faster after …

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Watch NASA launch a spacecraft to explore ancient asteroids that lead and trail Jupiter around the sun

The Trojan asteroids have barely changed since the birth of our solar system. NASA's Lucy mission a…

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NASA to probe Uranus, aims to examine Saturn's moon that could support life

In a report, the team at National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS), recommend…

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A Sun-like star and two exoplanets 300 light-years away could reveal how Earth’s solar system came to be

The Very Large Telescope (VLT) has caught the first-ever direct photograph of a solar system that l…

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The aurora borealis didn't cause the Titanic's crash, contrary to a new theory — but it may have affected rescue efforts

Strong northern lights can indicate huge bursts of energy from the sun — solar storms — that interf…

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'Great' super solar storms strong enough to cause blackouts flare up every 25 years

According to the study, ‘great’ superstorms don’t last more than a few days. But their effect on…

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The Geminids meteor shower peaks this weekend. NASA's solar probe just spotted the giant trail of asteroid dust for the first time ever.

"The truly remarkable thing about the Parker Solar Probe mission is that it's also giving us answer…

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