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Cassini Mission Sends Back Amazing Pictures From Final Enceladus Flyby
So long, Enceladus
Cassini Mission Flies By Enceladus For The Last Time This Weekend
Our final closeup of one of the top spots to search for alien life
How do Planetary Flybys Work?
Gravity assists — flybys — are pretty neat. These precision maneuvers that involve harnessing and using the gravity of a...
Coming In 2015: The First Spacecraft Encounter With Pluto
What's on the horizon for the New Horizons spacecraft
Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Is Now A Top Candidate For Life
New gravity measurements determined Enceladus has a liquid water sea about as large as Lake Superior.
In November, A Massive Asteroid Will Fly Very Close To Earth
Just this week, the crew aboard the International Space Station had to take shelter in its emergency quarters after a...
Tomorrow, Watch the Largest Asteroid Flyby Ever, Live
The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission is poised for a flyby of asteroid 21 Lutetia, the largest asteroid to ever...
NASA’s Messenger Flyby Captures Never-Before-Seen Images of Mercury
NASA’s Messenger spacecraft recently made its third flyby of Mercury, in order to get a gravity boost that will enable...