Portal origin URL: NASA to Host Briefing on November Mars InSight LandingPortal origin nid: 434551Published: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 16:13Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA's upcoming landing of the first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars will be the topic of a media briefing at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 31 at NASA Headquarters in Washington.Portal image: An artist's illustration of the InSight lander on Mars.Science Categories: Solar System
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In less than 10 weeks, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will explore the most distant target ever visited by a spacecraft. Mission team members don't know what to expect — and that's part of the fun.
The Russian space agency Roscosmos has successfully executed its first rocket launch since Oct. 11's aborted crew launch to the International Space Station.
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A NASA scientist actually spotted two sharp-cornered icebergs during a recent research flight over Antarctica.
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