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Space Exploration Jun 13, 2019

NASA's Mars 2020 will blaze a trail for humans

When a female astronaut first sets foot on the moon in 2024, the historic moment will represent a step toward another NASA first: eventually putting humans on Mars. NASA's latest robotic mission to the Red Planet, Mars 2020, ...

Space Exploration Jun 14, 2019

The mast is raised for NASA's Mars 2020 rover

In this image, taken on June 5, 2019, engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, take a moment after attaching the remote sensing mast to the Mars 2020 rover in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility's ...

Space Exploration Jun 14, 2019

To the Moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap into the unknown

The first four days of Apollo 11's journey to the Moon had gone according to plan, but just twenty minutes before landing, the atmosphere grew tense as the crew encountered a series of problems.

Space Exploration Jun 12, 2019

NASA's Psyche mission has a metal world in its sights

Designed to explore a metal asteroid that could be the heart of a planet, the Psyche mission is readying for a 2022 launch. After extensive review, NASA Headquarters in Washington has approved the mission to begin the final ...

Space Exploration Jun 13, 2019

Moon maps, lunar origins and everything between

The moon's consistent appearance in the sky each night may lull earthlings into a sense of familiarity, but the moon is actually a puzzling place. It lacks an atmosphere and is bone-dry; it can hardly claim a central iron ...

Space Exploration Jun 12, 2019

Hera asteroid mission's brain to be radiation-hard and failure-proof

At the heart of ESA's Hera mission to the double Didymos asteroids will be an onboard computer intended to be failure-proof.

Space Exploration Jun 11, 2019

NASA's SET mission to study satellite protection is ready for launch

NASA's Space Environment Testbeds, or SET, will launch in June 2019 on its mission to study how to better protect satellites in space. SET will get a ride to space on a U.S. Air Force Research Lab spacecraft aboard a SpaceX ...

Earth Sciences Jun 10, 2019

Site of biggest ever meteorite collision in the UK discovered

Evidence for the ancient, 1.2 billion years old, meteorite strike, was first discovered in 2008 near Ullapool, NW Scotland by scientists from Oxford and Aberdeen Universities. The thickness and extent of the debris deposit ...

Space Exploration May 29, 2019

A wind tunnel designed to simulate the dusty surface of Mars

Part of Aarhus University's Mars Simulation Laboratory in Denmark, this wind tunnel has been specially designed to simulate the dusty surface of planet Mars.

Astrobiology May 28, 2019

Ultra-small microbes exhibit extreme survival skills in Ethiopia's Mars-like wonderland

The first study of ultra-small bacteria living in the extreme environment of Ethiopia's Dallol hot springs shows that life can thrive in conditions similar to those thought to have been found on the young planet Mars. An ...

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