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June 12, 2021

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Phys.Org

This September 11, 2020, image courtesy of Teruhiko Wakayama, University of Yamanashi, shows healthy offspring and next generation of mice derived from space preserved spermatozoa. Turns out the comic books were …

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Spaceflight Now

The sharp-eyed camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted China’s Zhurong rover on the Red Planet, showing the craft next to its landing platform, with pieces of its heat shield and parachute nearby.

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CNET

Healthy mice were born from frozen sperm that spent almost six years exposed to space radiation on the ISS. Teruhiko Wakayama, University of Yamanashi. The most well-travelled mouse sperm in history left the Earth in 2013 on a return journey to the …

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Space.com

China’s Mars rover Zhurong poses for a self portrait with its lander in this photo from Utopia Planitia released on June 11, 2021. (Image credit: CNSA). STUFF HERE. Related: China’s Tianwen-1 Mars mission in photos · Click here for more Space.com videos.

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Washington Post

The Pine Island glacier was already scary. The 160-mile-long river of ice is known as “the weak underbelly” of West Antarctica. It contributes more to sea level rise than any other glacier on the continent and ranks among the fastest melting glaciers in the world …

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CNET

Astronomers using the VISTA telescope in Chile watched the star dramatically decrease in brightness and then light up again over a period of around 200 days. The team has a hunch that a large object, orbiting the giant star, obscured our view of it briefly — but …

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Livescience.com

As climate change continues to heat the planet, ice sheets and ocean currents could destabilize each other, leading to a climate domino effect impacting 40% of the world’s population, according to new research. And these effects could be seen at way lower …

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Popular Science

Darby Dyar, an astronomer at Mount Holyoke college, has gotten extremely good at writing proposals for Venus missions. More than a decade ago, she participated on the science team developing a probe that would have sampled the toxic atmosphere and …

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The Hill

A key Antarctic ice shelf is breaking up way faster than scientists originally expected, according to a new study. Scientists are now concerned that the Pine Island Glacier’s ice shelf could begin to collapse quicker than predicted due to climate change. The ice …

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USA TODAY

The rover first drove down from its landing platform to the Martian surface on May 22, starting its exploration of the Red Planet, and making China the second country after the United States to land and operate a rover on Mars, according to a statement from …

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