Monthly Archives: May 2015

More surface details apparent as New Horizons draws closer to Pluto

The New Horizons space probe is seeing more as it approaches Pluto.  The spacecraft is closing in at the rate of 750,000 miles per day, increasing image clarity at an accelerating rate: “By late June the image resolution will be four times … Continue reading

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Amazing photo of attempted landing of SpaceX rocket

From space.com, a nice post recapping the last attempt to land a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster on an ocean-going drone platform: Over at io9.com there are some other interesting comments, too.

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Lots More Space Exploration News This Week

In keeping with this week’s space theme, three other noteworthy events: Today NASA’s Messenger probe orbiting Mercury finally ran out of propellant and, as planned, crashed into the planet surface, ending its historic 11 year mission. From NASA.gov: The spacecraft traveled more than … Continue reading

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