What do quakes on Mars feel like?

Data from NASA's Insight mission let researchers experience what a "marsquake" might feel like, and compare to quakes on Earth and the moon.

ETH Zurich | July 30, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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TESS discovers three new planets nearby, including temperate “sub-Neptune”

Planetary system orbiting an unusually quiet star is ideal for future habitability searches.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | July 29, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Biologists and mathematicians team up to explore tissue folding

An algorithm developed to study the structure of galaxies helps explain a key feature of embryonic development.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | July 25, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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Why cone shapes are ‘just right’ for meteorites

New research may explain why so many meteorites are cone-shaped.

James Devitt-NYU | July 23, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Lunar samples from Apollo 11 still influence research

Lunar samples from the Apollo missions are still valuable to researchers studying the origins of the moon.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester | July 20, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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How moon maps made the lunar landing possible

Before humans could walk on the moon's face, researchers had to image and map its surface. This video explains the clever way they got it done.

U. Arizona | July 19, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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Behind the scenes of the Apollo mission at MIT

From making the lunar landings possible to interpreting the meaning of the moon rocks, the Institute was a vital part of history.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | July 18, 2019 | mit
~15 mins   

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Team investigates lava tubes as potential moon shelter

A new model helps "assess whether similar lava tubes on the moon or Mars would be capable of hosting a permanent human habitat."

Kayla Wiles-Purdue | July 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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How the moon landing still shapes our lives

For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, experts share how the event changed not just science, but also our food, medicine, news, and more.

James Devitt-NYU | July 16, 2019 | futurity
~9 mins   

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Why planting a flag on the moon was so hard

Putting a flag on the moon may seem simple, "but once you really start thinking about it, you realize is very complex," says a flag expert.

Andrea Estrada-UCSB | July 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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