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June 28, 2021

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This composite image from the Hubble Space Telescope and Las Cumbres Observatory shows the electron-. (Image credit: NASA/STSCI/J. Depasquale; Las Cumbres Observatory).

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Spaceflight Now

Without a fortuitous whirlwind to clear dust off its solar panels, NASA’s InSight lander could end its mission on Mars within a year due to dropping power levels, the project’s chief scientist said last week. “ …

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From these values, the scientists were able to calculate the so-called water activity, the water vapor pressure inside the individual molecules in the clouds, which is one of the limiting factors for the existence of life on Earth.

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None of the potentially habitable Earth-like exoplanets known to astronomers today have the right conditions to sustain life as we know it on Earth, with a rich biosphere of plants, microbes and animals, a new study has found. The study, published in the …

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One of the computers serves as a backup; that unit was turned on for the first time in space during tests performed on June 23 and 24. This latest attempt to revive the telescope revealed that both the primary and backup computers are experiencing the same …

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In a series of photos, NASA photographer Joel Kowsky captured the station’s solar transit, as the event is called, as astronauts Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency and Shane Kimbrough of NASA worked outside to install a new Roll-Out Solar Array …

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Much more liquid water may lie beneath the south pole of Mars than scientists had thought — or there may be something going on down there that they don’t fully understand. In 2018, researchers analyzing radar data gathered by Europe’s Mars Express …

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BBC News

The team assessed what is known about conditions in the clouds, gathered by space probes, and then looked across the library of lifeforms on Earth to see if any known organisms could persist in that challenging environment. The clouds are mostly sulphuric …

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Phys.Org

New findings from a team using the international Gemini Observatory and the WIYN 3.5-meter Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory suggest that Earth-sized worlds could be lurking undiscovered in binary star systems, hidden in the glare of their parent …

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SpaceX’s latest rocket landing on a drone ship was so smooth that if you blink while watching the video, you could miss the touchdown. SpaceX posted the five-second clip on Twitter on June 21. In the video, a Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage successfully kisses …

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