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NASA announces its New Frontiers program

NASA has recently announced its New Frontiers program, called Dragonfly mission, to explore Saturn’s largest moon – Titan. It’s the only moon in our solar system that has an atmosphere.The rotorcraft will fly to dozens of promising locations on Titan looking for pre-biotic chemical processes common on both Titan and Earth. The mission will launch ..

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OSIRIS-Rex

OSIRIS-Rex stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer.  It is an unmanned spacecraft and NASA’s first mission. The mission was launched in 2016 to collect samples from asteroid 101955Bennu, a carbonaceous asteroid near to earth  and return a sample to Earth on 24 September 2023 for detailed analysis. The material returned is expected ..

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