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Researchers Capture the Sound of Sunrise on Mars
November 12, 2018
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Researchers Capture the Sound of Sunrise on Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover captured the 5,000th sunrise on Mars. To celebrate that, scientists have reproduced it in sound. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Exeter in the UK used data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music. For this achievement, they scanned a picture...

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Parker Solar Probe Becomes Closest Spacecraft to the Sun
October 29, 2018
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Parker Solar Probe Becomes Closest Spacecraft to the Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe just broke the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object.  So, the spacecraft passed the current record of 26.55 million miles from the Sun’s surface on Oct. 29, 2018, at about 1:04 p.m. EDT, as calculated by the Parker Solar Probe team. It was the German-American...

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Mars Could Have Enough Oxygen To Support Life
October 24, 2018
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Mars Could Have Enough Oxygen To Support Life

Salty Martian water could contain enough oxygen for life to exist. Researchers are confident they know exactly where to find it. Space innovation suitors are spending billions in the race to get humans to the red planet. A computer model developed by a US team suggests that salty water near the surface of Mars could contain...

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Japan’s Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu
September 24, 2018
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Japan’s Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a pair of rovers on the asteroid Ryugu. They successfully landed and sent back remarkable photos. Engineers deployed the robots early Friday (Sept. 21). However, JAXA waited until today (Sept. 22) to confirm the operation was successful and both rovers landed safely....

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NASA Waiting For The Rover To Call Back After Storms Clear
September 02, 2018
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NASA Waiting For The Rover To Call Back After Storms Clear

The massive dust storms on Mars finally come to an end. NASA hopes the Opportunity rover will call back home for the first time in nearly three months. NASA detected the storm for the first time on May 30. June 10 was the last time the US space agency heard from their rover. The solar-powered machine went into “sleep” mode...

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Water Ice Confirmed at the Moon Poles
August 22, 2018
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Water Ice Confirmed at the Moon Poles

Researchers have finally found direct evidence of water ice at the darkest, coldest regions of the moon’s poles. The available source of water, NASA suggests, might make it easier for future lunar expeditions to explore and even stay on the Moon. It exists in sparse patches in the north and is concentrated in permanently...

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Giant Rogue Planet Discovered Floating Outside our Solar System
August 04, 2018
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Giant Rogue Planet Discovered Floating Outside our Solar System

Scientists discover a giant rogue planet wandering outside our solar system. This is the first planetary-mass object scientists identify beyond our solar system. Rogue planets are objects that orbit around the galaxy without a parent star. The newfound planet has incredible magnetism and it’s huge. According to the...

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NASA Says “Mars Terraforming is Impossible”, Elon Musk Disagrees
August 01, 2018
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NASA Says “Mars Terraforming is Impossible”, Elon Musk Disagrees

According to a new NASA-sponsored study, Mars terraforming is impossible with the current technology. But SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk thinks otherwise. When we talk about terraforming Mars, we talk about turning the red planet into humanity’s second home. That means changing the environment so that humans can live there...

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Dust Clouds Storm Near Martian Ice Caps
July 22, 2018
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Dust Clouds Storm Near Martian Ice Caps

An image from the European Space Agency shows thick dust clouds approaching ahead of a giant storm. The dust moves near the planet’s north polar ice cap. ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft captured the stunning photo of the raging storm on the red planet. Everyone here on Earth has been following the latest news about...

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is Launching on August 6
July 20, 2018
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is Launching on August 6

NASA rescheduled the launch of Parker Solar Probe on August 6. A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy will light up the sky near Cape Canaveral, Florida. On late Wednesday NASA announced the two-day delay from the previous target launch date of Aug. 4. “Additional time was needed to evaluate the configuration of a cable...

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