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Jul 24, 2021

Perseverance Rover left this in Mars rock trying to get first sample on Red Planet

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On July 20th, 2021 NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover transmitted new images from Red Planet trying to collect first sample. Rover currently studying geological features of “Crater Floor Fractured Rough” area. While the rocks located in this geologic unit are not great time capsules for organics, NASA’s scientists believe they have been around since the formation of Jezero Crater and incredibly valuable to fill gaps in our geologic understanding of this region – things we’ll desperately need to know if we find life once existed on Mars. Photo of tube located in Mars rock was taken by Perseverance Rover on Sol 148.

Credit: nasa.gov, NASA/JPL-Caltech, NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

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Jul 23, 2021

Perseverance’s hunt for ancient life reveals 2 Red Planet discoveries

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The search for life beyond Earth is on.


NASA’s newest Mars rover is getting ready to collect its first rock sample from the surface of Mars and stow it away for a future return mission to Earth, where NASA will test it for signs of ancient microbial life.

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Jul 23, 2021

Dawn of a new era: the revolutionary ion engine that took spacecraft to Ceres

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Circa 2015


It’s no TIE fighter, but the Dawn probe is driven by the future of spacecraft propulsion: ion engines.

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Jul 23, 2021

Asteroid 3 times the size of Taj Mahal to fly past Earth on Saturday

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(NEXSTAR) — An asteroid about the size of a stadium — or three times the size of the Taj Mahal — is set to speed past Earth on Saturday.

The asteroid, called “2008Go20,” is hurtling towards Earth at 18000 mph, according to NASA. Nevertheless, the agency says there’s no reason to worry.

Jul 23, 2021

Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io is emitting strange radio waves and NASA’s Juno probe is listening

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft is “listening” in on radio emissions from Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io, allowing researchers to discover what triggers the strange radio waves.

Of all the planets in our solar system, Jupiter has the largest and most powerful magnetic field, which extends so far that some of the planet’s moons orbit within it. Because Io is closest to the planet, the moon is “caught in a gravitational tug-of-war” between Jupiter and two other large moons, according to NASA. These opposing pulls cause massive internal heat, which has led to hundreds of volcanic eruptions across the moon’s surface.

Jul 23, 2021

Intel’s new NUC comes with 11th gen CPUs and space for a full-size graphics card

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GPUs up to 12-inches in size are supported.


Intel has revealed its new NUC 11 Extreme, which features its 11th generation CPUs and enough space for a full-size graphics card. It’s a miniature computer that should have enough horsepower to handle modern AAA games.

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Jul 22, 2021

NASA finally knows what is beneath the surface of Mars

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“The fact that we recorded it confirmed that the core is liquid.”


What you may not realize, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory geophysicist Mark Panning tells Inverse, is that those diagrams “are cartoons and guesses,” based on gravitational measurements. The only planet whose structure scientists actually understand in detail is Earth.

We know the innards of Earth through seismology measurements — something that hasn’t been available for other planets. This was true until just recently: According to a trio of papers published Thursday in Science, researchers can finally confirm Mars has a large liquid metal core.

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Jul 22, 2021

First clear detection of moon-forming disc around exoplanet

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Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have today reported the first clear detection of a moon-forming disc around an exoplanet.

Jul 21, 2021

Do eggs contain the secrets of the universe?

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Jul 21, 2021

China’s space agency releases footages of its rover on Mars

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China releases videos of its rover Zhurong of the Tianwen-1 mission on Mars.

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