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November 5, 2021

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Space.com

These strikingly layered Mars rocks may be the Perseverance rover’s next sampling target. Perseverance recently snapped some nice photos of layered rocks on the floor of Mars’ Jezero Crater, and mission team members shared two of them Thursday (Nov.

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CNET

Unfortunately for would-be Martian hunters, no microbes lurk within the stuff that makes it to Earth. “Martian meteorites don’t have any signatures of Martian life,” says Tomohiro Usui, a planetary scientist at JAXA. The atmosphere mostly takes care of …

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Phys.Org

In late 2022, NASA will send an ice-mining experiment attached to a robotic lander to the lunar South Pole on a ridge not far from Shackleton crater—a location engineers and scientists have assessed for months. NASA and Intuitive Machines, …

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Phys.Org

The report, in which ngVLA shared second ranking among ground-based projects, was the culmination of a lengthy process aimed at developing a comprehensive research strategy and vision for a decade of transformative science at the frontiers of astronomy and …

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Spaceflight Now

The decision apparently ends a six-month delay in the start of NASA’s contract with SpaceX for a human-rated moon landing vehicle based on the company’s Starship mega-rocket. The Human Landing System is the …

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Phys.Org

In the 1998 Hollywood blockbuster “Armageddon,” Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck race to save the Earth from being pulverized by an asteroid. While the Earth faces no such immediate danger, NASA plans to crash a spacecraft traveling at a speed of 15,000 …

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The Washington Post

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The astronauts who will depart the International Space Station as early as this weekend will be stuck using diapers on the way home because of their capsule’s broken toilet. NASA astronaut Megan McArthur described the situation …

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CNN

Over the next decade, scientists aim to unlock the secrets of the universe and identify Earth-like planets outside of our solar system to find other habitable worlds. Ultimately, this research could reveal if we truly are alone.

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Space.com

A digital replica of Earth could help scientists better model the future of our planet and find solutions to problems wrought by climate change. The advanced model, dubbed Digital Twin Earth, is being developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and …

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EurekAlert

image: A Harpegnathos saltator worker captured in an aggressive display (open mandibles) aimed at the photographer. view more. Credit: Karl Glastad (Berger Lab). Depending on the outcome of social conflicts, ants of the species Harpegnathos saltator do …

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