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Planetary Radar Observes 1,000th Near-Earth Asteroid Since 1968

. Planetary Radar Observes 1,000th Near-Earth Asteroid Since 1968 Your browser cannot play the provided video file(s). Seven days after this historic milestone, a massive antenna at NASA’s Deep Space Network Goldstone complex imaged another, far larger object. On Aug. 14, 2021, a small near-Earth asteroid (NEA) designated 2021 PJ1 passed our planet at…
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Improving Food Security Through Capacity Building

. Improving Food Security Through Capacity Building Millions of people suffer from food insecurity around the globe. With the help of Earth-observing satellites, the NASA-USAID SERVIR project is hoping to reduce that number. Food…
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NASA’s Deep Space Network Looks to the Future

. NASA’s Deep Space Network Looks to the Future The DSN is being upgraded to communicate with more spacecraft than ever before and to accommodate evolving mission needs. When NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover touched down on the Red Planet, the agency’s Deep Space Network (DSN) was there, enabling the mission to send and receive the data that…
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Six things we learned about the Dead Space remake

When EA announced it was remaking Dead Space, it wasn’t really clear what “remake” meant. Would the company be completely rebooting the beloved space horror series? Or would it be more like a remaster that upgraded the original’s 13-year-old graphics for the Xbox…
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COVID surge causes liquid oxygen problems for SpaceX, water utilities

Demand for oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients is spiking during the latest pandemic surge, leaving liquid oxygen in short supply for other uses, including water purification and rocket launches. As supplies get redirected to hospitals, other industries are scrambling to figure out alternatives. “We’re actually going to be impacted this year with the lack of liquid oxygen for launch,” Gwynne…
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My Favorite Martian Image: Helicopter Sees Potential Rover Road Ahead

. My Favorite Martian Image: Helicopter Sees Potential Rover Road Ahead Perseverance scientist impressed with aerial images of location considered for rover exploration. Ask any space explorer, and they’ll have a favorite photograph or two from their mission. For Ken Farley, the project scientist for NASA’s Perseverance rover, one of his current…
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