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Protecting astronauts from space radiation

(—The complexities of traveling to and working in space present challenges to astronauts that NASA scientists and engineers have been working on since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first stepped on the moon more ...

dateNov 09, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Curiosity's laser leaves its mark

Curiosity's head-mounted ChemCam did a little target practice on August 25, blasting millimeter-sized holes in a soil sample named "Beechey" in order to acquire spectrographic data from the resulting plasma glow. The neat ...

dateAug 31, 2012 in Space Exploration
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