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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

Hi there. We've got more updates on the AWS outage, and Elon Musk officially sold his last remaining home (next step, colonize Mars). Let's dive in.If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for...
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Tess Finds A New Mars-sized Planet (with The Density Of Mercury)

Some planets orbit their stars so closely that they have extremely high surface temperatures and extremely rapid orbits. Most of the ones astronomers have found are Hot Jupiters— planets in the size range of Jupiter and with similar compositions...
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Imaging A Future Martian Landscape

This recent Mars Curiosity image instantly reminded me of the classic Pat Rawlings @Patnspace painting "First Light". More: https://t.co/5PSNBXamSx #Mars pic.twitter.com/RrsPo9AHo4— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) December 7, 2021
Related topics: Mars Rover Curiosity, Space, Twitter, Social Media, NASA

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Need To Test A Space Suit? Head To Iceland

The country’s unearthly landscapes have caught the attention of scientists planning for future missions to Mars and the moon.
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Video: Rover Escapes From Sand Trap In Mars Terrain Simulator

The ExoMars rover used in the Earth-based Mars Terrain Simulator makes escaping from a sand trap look easy in this exercise.
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Esa's Mars Express Unravels Mystery Of Martian Moon Using 'fake' Flybys

By performing a series of real and 'fake' flybys, ESA's Mars Express has revealed how Mars' largest moon, Phobos, interacts with the solar wind of charged particles thrown out by the Sun—and spotted an elusive process that has only been seen at...
Related topics: European Space Agency, Space, Moon, Sun

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Tess Discovers A Planet The Size Of Mars But With The Makeup Of Mercury

Ultra-short-period planets are small, compact worlds that whip around their stars at close range, completing an orbit—and a single, scorching year—in less than 24 hours. How these planets came to be in such extreme configurations is one of the...
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Esa's Mars Express Picks Up Plaintive Bleeps Of China's Zhurong Rover, Adding Much-needed Comms...

We're all ears The European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed that its Mars Express orbiter has heard from China's Zhurong rover.…
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Two Mars Orbiters Chatted For Atmospheric Science

Mission extensions for interplanetary robot explorers are usually continuations of their primary mission. But sometimes the hardware already on board are put to novel uses. European Space Agency has started using radio equipment on board two Mars...
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Nasa Is Building A Nuclear Reactor To Power Lunar And Martian Exploration!

Over the next fifteen years, multiple space agencies and their commercial partners intend to mount crewed missions to the Moon and Mars. In addition to placing “footprints and flags” on these celestial bodies, there are plans to...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Moon

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50 Years Ago, A Forgotten Mission Landed On Mars

Here’s why the Mars 3 mission deserves more acclaim than history ever gave it.
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Insight Peers Deep Below The Surface On Mars

The InSight lander has been on Mars, gathering data for a thousand days now, working to give us a better understanding of the planet’s interior. It’s at Elysium Planitia, the second largest volcanic region on Mars. A newly-published...
Related topics: Space, Volcanoes

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Planetary Scientists Discover Brief Presence Of Water In Arabia Terra On Mars

As part of a team of collaborators from Northern Arizona University and Johns Hopkins University, Northern Arizona University (NAU) Ph.D. candidate Ari Koeppel recently discovered that water was once present in a region of Mars called Arabia Terra.
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Brief Presence Of Water In Arabia Terra On Mars

Scientists recently discovered that water was once present in a region of Mars called Arabia Terra.
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Microbes And Viruses: A Threat To Mars?

The Atacama Desert stretches along Chile's Pacific coast over 100,000 square kilometers. It is one of the most arid places in the world. Annual precipitation averages 0.5 mm, which is less than for the Death Valley in California.
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How Much Is Elon Musk Worth? Net Worth Revealed!

Elon Musk is rich – very, very rich. The 49-year-old early investor, CEO and Chairman of Tesla, who was born in Pretoria, South Africa, has been making plenty of headlines lately – from his thoughts on the Mars expedition to his Saturday...
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Scientists Used Mars' Ambient Noise To Map The Planet's Subsurface Layers

NASA's Mars InSight lander provided researchers with the data needed to give us our first detailed look at the red planet's crust, mantle and core. That map doesn't include any information on the structures nearer its surface, however,...
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Heinz Made Ketchup From Semi-martian Tomatoes And We Want To Eat It

Space may well be the final frontier but it’s a great place to make ketchup. Astrobiologists just grew tomatoes in Mars-like conditions (as in here on Earth, not actually on Mars), and while the unique condiment won’t be up for sale,...
Related topics: Space

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Inverted Pendulum Balanced On A Drone

[Nicholas Rehm] works during the day at the Applied Physics Laboratory at John Hopkins, Maryland, so has considerable experience with a variety of UAV applications. The question arose about how the perseverance mars rover landing worked, which...
Related topics: Drones, Physics, Mars Rover Curiosity, Space

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Analysis Of Mars’s Wind-induced Vibrations Sheds Light On The Planet’s Subsurface Properties

NASA's Mars mission InSight probes the geology of the Elysium Planitia, finding alternate layers of basalt and sediments. An international team of scientists compares on-the-ground data with data from models, which helps to understand, e.g., the...
Related topics: Space, NASA, Geology

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