Recent NASA Space Discoveries

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Which spacecraft captured the most detailed image of the Triangulum Galaxy?

Hubble Space Telescope

Which mission successfully executed the first soft landing on the far side of the Moon in January 2019?

Chinese Chang'e 4 lunar exploration mission

What did NASA's Parker Solar Probe achieve that no other human-made object has done before?

Reach close to the Sun's surface

Which object did NASA's New Horizon spacecraft capture in the Kuiper belt?

Ultima Thule

What did SpaceX launch into space in 2018 using Falcon Heavy?

Elon Musk's sports car

Nearly four billion miles away from Earth, the object nicknamed Ultima Thule orbits beyond ______.

Pluto

NASA's Insight Mission deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, a ______.

seismometer

The Hubble Space Telescope captured the most detailed image yet of the ______ Galaxy, a spiral galaxy located three million light-years away.

Triangulum

NASA's Parker Solar Probe holds the record for being the only human-made object to reach so close to the ______.

Sun

In 2018, SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy, the company's biggest rocket till now, into space with Elon Musk's sports car into the Mars ______.

Orbit

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Mars Exploration

  • NASA's Insight Mission deployed a seismometer onto the Martian surface.

Kuiper Belt Exploration

  • NASA's New Horizon spacecraft captured images of Ultima Thule, the most distant object ever explored, located nearly four billion miles away from Earth in the Kuiper belt.

Galaxy Imaging

  • The Hubble Space Telescope captured the most detailed image of the Triangulum Galaxy, a spiral galaxy located three million light-years away.

Sun Exploration

  • NASA's Parker Solar Probe holds the record for being the closest human-made object to the Sun, traveling directly into the Sun's atmosphere, about 4 million miles from the surface.

Rocket Launches

  • SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy, the company's largest rocket, into space with Elon Musk's sports car into Mars Orbit in 2018.

Lunar Exploration

  • The Chinese lunar exploration mission Chang'e 4 successfully executed the first soft landing on the far side of the Moon in January 2019.

Test your knowledge on recent breakthrough discoveries by NASA, including the Insight Mission's seismometer on Mars, New Horizon spacecraft's findings in the Kuiper belt, Hubble Space Telescope's detailed image of the Triangulum Galaxy, and Parker Jotlar Probe's record achievement.

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