Extreme velocities and temperatures makes the return flight to Earth the most perilous part of a space mission.
July 30, 2020 • ~6 min
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The Perseverance rover onboard Mars 2020 is our best bet for finding life on the red planet.
July 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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This summer, NASA's Mars Perseverance rover is taking the next giant leap in our search for signs of life beyond Earth.
July 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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Study suggests the rare objects likely came from an early planetesimal with a magnetic core.
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A colliding star may have triggered the drastic transformation.
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Duckweed is an incredible, radiation-fighting astronaut food – and by changing how it is grown, we made it better
Duckweed is the perfect space food: small, fast-growing and nutritious. By studying how light levels changed the production of radiation-fighting antioxidants, researchers made it even better.
July 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.
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Neptune-sized planet may be remnant core of a much larger planet.
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Mary Jackson was among the African-American women whose story was told in the film Hidden Figures.
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Martian meteorites allow scientists here on Earth to decode that planet's geology, more than a decade before the first missions are scheduled to bring rocks back home from Mars.
June 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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