Mars

Short videographic on the Solar system and Mars. NASA’s Opportunity rover has been declared officially dead, ending one of the most fruitful missions in the history of space exploration. During 14 years of intrepid exploration across Mars, Opportunity advanced human knowledge by confirming that water once flowed on the red planet.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Here’s the latest for Wednesday, February 13th: Trump portrays border security agreement a win; Brock Long, head of FEMA resigns; NASA’s longest running Mars rover is pronounced dead; The winner of Westminster dog show eats steak at Sardi’s in New York.

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Mars rover declared dead after 15 years

NASA’s longest-running rover on Mars, Opportunity, is no more. Officials declared the 15-year-old rover Opportunity dead Wednesday, eight months after by a ferocious dust storm in June. (Feb. 13)

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Ex-astronaut on Super Bowl, future of technology

(28 Jan 2019) Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin is the only person who was drafted for NFL and also flew in space, he talks about technology and sports. (Jan. 28)

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Tumbling space snowman in film debut

(16 Jan 2019) Scientists from NASA’s New Horizons mission on Tuesday released the first stitched together animation of Ultima Thule, the most distant object ever explored by humans. The small, icy object is shown spinning end-over-end like a propeller. (Jan. 16)

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NASA contractor lays off staff because of shutdown

(15 Jan 2019) A Seattle-area NASA contractor laid off 20 percent of its staff after the federal government failed to pay the company about a $1 million because of the partial shutdown. (Jan. 15)

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NASA: Celestial object looks like reddish snowman

(2 Jan 2019) A NASA spacecraft 4 billion miles from Earth yielded its first close-up pictures Wednesday of the most distant celestial object ever explored, depicting what looks like a reddish snowman. (Jan. 2)

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(2 Jan 2019) Here are the top stories for Wednesday Jan. 2: Trump says shutdown to last “as long as it takes;” Moscow allows U.S. officials to visit American detainee; Search continues for child killer in Houston; NASA reveals Ultima Thule photos.

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NASA succeeds in historic flyby of faraway world

NASA rings in the New Year with a historic flyby of the farthest, and quite possibly the oldest, cosmic body ever explored by humankind — a tiny, distant world called Ultima Thule — in the hopes of learning more about how planets took shape.