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NASA is asking for help to retrieve Mars samples that could be the first evidence of alien life

NASA's Perseverance rover is collecting Mars rock and soil that could contain hints of ancient alie…

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Photos show the 3.86 billion-mile journey of NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample mission from start to finish

NASA's OSIRIS-REx traveled almost 4 billion miles to get a sample of the asteroid Bennu. Scientists…

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SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft back to Earth with scientific research samples

SpaceX Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft returned to Earth on Friday with scientific research sample…

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ISRO moves Chandrayaan-3 propulsion module to orbit around Earth in unique experiment

The Propulsion Module (PM) of Chandrayaan-3 has been moved from an orbit around the Moon to an orb…

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NASA will preserve asteroid samples from OSIRIS-Rex for centuries to come so that scientists not even born yet can study them

The asteroid samples landed in the Utah desert Sunday morning, ending NASA's first ever mission to …

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NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is about to suck up asteroid rubble for the first time. Watch the risky maneuver live.

The NASA probe will attempt an intergalactic high-five with asteroid Bennu and use a robotic arm to…

Susie Neilson,Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Dave Mosher   


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NASA has collected its first Mars sample. But it needs $4 billion, 10 years, and new technology to bring the rock to Earth.

The Perseverance rover kicked off its search for signs of ancient microbial Mars life. But to compl…

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NASA's Perseverance rover has finally drilled a sample of Mars rock, kicking off its search for alien microbes

NASA aims to collect dozens of samples from Mars' Jezero Crater in its search for evidence of ancie…

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Earth gets its first asteroid samples from 300 million kilometres away — and they could hold clues to the origins of life

Earth has known about the existence of asteroids since the 1800s, but it has taken humans more than…

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A Japanese spacecraft is about to send a 'treasure box' of asteroid dust plummeting to Earth. Watch the sample return live.

Hayabusa-2 is set to drop bits of asteroid rock down into the Australian outback on Saturday - the …

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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China just launched a mission to the moon to collect rock samples — the first time a country will have done so in more than 40 years

The Chang'e-5 mission is the latest step in China's ambitious plan to land on and study the moon. T…

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NASA's Perseverance rover discovers organic chemicals on Mars

They found carbon-containing molecules not only in the interiors of abraded rocks that SHERLOC…

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European Space Agency is suspending its upcoming Mars mission with Russia over Putin's 'aggression' towards Ukraine

"ESA is fully aligned with the sanctions imposed on Russia by its Member States," the agency wrote …

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A Japanese spacecraft has landed on an asteroid after blasting it with a bullet. The mission will bring back rock samples to Earth.

But Bennu has already made a significant finding: In December, before it entered orbit around Bennu…

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NASA’s Mars-bound spaceship is in 'safe mode' but the agency isn't too worried

The US space agency explains that ‘safe mode’ is when everything else except for the essential s…

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China's new Mars probe took its first photo of the red planet as the mission prepares to make history

Tianwen-1 is the first Mars mission with an orbiter, lander, and rover in one expedition. It's desi…

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SpaceX's new spaceship for people has returned to Earth, completing its first and 'absolutely critical' mission for NASA

"I guarantee everything will not work exactly right, and that's cool, that's exactly what we want t…

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Mizoram to test samples of returnees from containment zones using RT-PCR machines

The decision to use RT-PCR machines was taken after 12 returnees, whose COVID-19 infection could no…

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NASA is paying a company $1 - spread over 3 installments - to collect rocks from the moon's south pole

Colorado start-up Lunar Outpost was already planning to collect material from the room - so giving …

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SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists into orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission has carried a group of four amateur space travelers to Earth's orbit,…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen