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April 15, 2024

CBS News

NASA seeking help to develop a lower-cost Mars Sample Return mission

The independent review board concluded last September, the complex multi-spacecraft sample return mission could cost as much as $11 billion to pull off — $4 billion to $5 billion more than originally expected — and not get samples back to Earth before 2040 …

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BBC News

Duniya na gab da shaida bayyanar taurari masu tsananin haske na ‘nova’

Yayin da hankalin duniya ya karkata kan kusufin Rana da ya faru a ranar 8 ga Afrilu, wani gungun taurari da ake kira Corona Borealis mai nisa da duniya- wanda ya ƙunshi mataccen tauraro ɗaya da wani jan tauraro da suka tsufa – yana gab da bayyana wato …

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The Nation

Venus is leaking carbon and oxygen, a fleeting visit by BepiColombo reveals

This data was obtained as the Mercury-bound spacecraft flew past Venus, and could shed new light on the leaky atmosphere of our planetary neighbor. Down the line, the findings could help scientists catalog the makeup of Venus’ fragile magnetic environment …

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BBC News

Nasa: ‘New plan needed to return rocks from Mars’

The quest to return rock samples from Mars to Earth to see if they contain traces of past life is going to go through a major overhaul. The US space agency says the current mission design could not return the materials before 2040 on the existing funds …

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The New York Times

A Surprising Shadow Was Created by the Total Solar Eclipse

The first was an unusually sharp shadow caused by a passing airplane just after the total eclipse concluded. The second came in the form of a spectacular halo around the partially eclipsed sun. The plane passing over …

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ABC News

NASA says it’s revising the Mars Sample Return mission due to cost, long wait time

NASA’s mission is to return rock, soil and others samples to Earth for study. ByMary Kekatos. April 15, 2024, 10:38 AM. 1:39. NASA seeking qualified volunteers for yearlong, simulated Mars mission. The upcoming mission is the second of three conducted …

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Never seen an exploding star? This year, you’ll have your chance

Yes, we know you just spent all that time figuring out how to catch the solar eclipse. But the upcoming nova of the T Coronae Borealis star system is far less common, occurring roughly once every …

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What happened when the moon ‘turned itself inside out’ billions of years ago?

Most scientists would agree the moon was created around 4.5 billion years ago, when another massive body in the solar system smashed into Earth, flinging molten material into space that coalesced as our natural satellite.

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An AP photographer explains how he captured the moment of eclipse totality

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (AP) — Photographer Mat Otero has been working at the AP in the Dallas bureau for nearly 30 years. In that time, he’s covered an annular and partial solar eclipse, so he was prepared for the challenge of making a photo of the only …

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Digging up new species of Australia and New Guinea’s giant fossil kangaroos

An artist’s impression of the newly described fossil species Protemnodon viator and its relative Protemnodon anak, compared at scale to the living red kangaroo and eastern grey kangaroo. Credit: Flinders University.

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