NASA delays Mars rover launch until at least July 30th

NASA delays Mars rover launch until at least July 30th

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This isn’t the first delay. NASA had pushed back the Mars 2020 takeoff from its original July 17th date to the 22nd after a problem with encapsulating the spacecraft.While there’s only so much time left for the mission to start, the patience is easy to understand. NASA has been developing Perseverance and the Mars 2020…
SpaceX launch of Space Force GPS satellite could break a record

SpaceX launch of Space Force GPS satellite could break a record

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SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, perched atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket, takes off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station.  SpaceX On Tuesday, SpaceX will attempt its third launch since its historic flight of NASA astronauts to…
NASA: Help Us Make Pooping on the Moon Even Better

NASA: Help Us Make Pooping on the Moon Even Better

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Has there ever been a more important duty? (heh... duty)When the Apollo astronauts went to the moon back in the ‘60s, they got there on a spacecraft with precisely zero bathrooms. For going number one, NASA provided them with a rubber tube the crew could put on like a condom that would whisk pee away either…
Lockdown could leave people more vulnerable to dangerous viruses, Oxford epidemiologist warns

Lockdown could leave people more vulnerable to dangerous viruses, Oxford epidemiologist...

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Long periods of lockdown could weaken the immune system and leave people more vulnerable to dangerous viruses, Oxford epidemiologist warnsSunetra Gupta said lockdown could leave people more vulnerable to diseaseOxford professor's team had argued that coronavirus arrived in UK in DecemberRivalled advice given by Professor 'Lockdown' Neil Ferguson of Imperial College By Jack Wright For Mailonline…
Facial Reconstruction of a Prehistoric Man Whose Head Was Mounted on a Stake

Facial Reconstruction of a Prehistoric Man Whose Head Was Mounted on...

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Left: Facial reconstruction of a Mesolithic man from Sweden. Right: His skull, from which the reconstruction was based. Image: Oscar Nilsson/S. Gummesson et al., 2018In 2011, Swedish archaeologists found human skulls that had been mounted on stakes at an 8,000-year-old burial site, representing a behavior rarely seen among prehistoric hunter-gatherers. An incredible, computer-aided facial reconstruction finally…
SpaceX Starlink: How to watch the record-chasing launch on Friday

SpaceX Starlink: How to watch the record-chasing launch on Friday

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SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, perched atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket, takes off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station.  SpaceX With two more launches planned for June, SpaceX is on schedule to launch five of its…
Heat gave Jupiter’s icy moon Europa layers. That may be good news for the search for life.

Heat gave Jupiter’s icy moon Europa layers. That may be good...

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Home News Search For Lives Jupiter's moon, Europa. (Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute) Jupiter's icy moon Europa experienced enough heat to produce a layered interior and subsurface ocean, scientists say. The finding could help researchers learn about the potential for life on other worlds. Mohit Melwani Daswani, a planetary scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California,…
NASA will smash DART probe into ‘Dimorphos’, a moon as big as Egypt’s Great Pyramid

NASA will smash DART probe into ‘Dimorphos’, a moon as big...

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NASA's DART spacecraft will blast off to asteroid Didymos to crash into its moon.  NASA It sounds like a Hollywood pitch, but it's real. NASA will send a spacecraft to crash into an asteroid's moon. That moon now has a name: Dimorphos, which means "having two forms." Before smash and after smash.NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection…
Wildlife scientists examine the great ‘human pause’

Wildlife scientists examine the great ‘human pause’

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Image copyright Paola Semenzato Image caption Bio-logging devices are trackers fitted to animals, like this Alpine ibex, that record their movements A UK-led team has launched an initiative to track wildlife before, during and after lockdown. The researchers' aim is to study what they have called the "anthropause" - the global-scale, temporary slowdown in human…
Rare ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse seen in Asia and Africa, partially visible in Hong Kong

Rare ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse seen in Asia and Africa,...

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Rare 'ring of fire' solar eclipse seen in Asia and Africa, partially visible in Hong Kong - South China Morning Post
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