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Mars Orbiter on Precautionary Standby Status

February 17, 2018 starjunkie 0

MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER MISSION STATUS REPORT NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), at Mars since 2006, put itself into a precautionary standby mode on Feb. 15 in response to sensing an unexpectedly low battery voltage. The […]

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Comet PanSTARRS is near the Edge

February 17, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html The comet PanSTARRS also known as Source: Astronomy Picture of the Day Comet PanSTARRS is near the Edge Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Farewell to a Pioneering Pollution Sensor

February 16, 2018 starjunkie 0

On Jan. 31, NASA ended the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer’s (TES) almost 14-year career of discovery. Launched in 2004 on NASA’s Aura spacecraft, TES was the first instrument designed to monitor ozone in the lowest layers […]