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Another First: Perseverance Captures the Sounds of Driving on Mars

As the Perseverance rover began to make tracks on the surface of Mars, a sensitive microphone it carries scored a first — the sounds...

Backing-Up Earth Species: Scientists Plan ‘Noah’s Ark’ on the Moon

Many cultures from all over the world depict legends of nations that avoided complete extinction due to a man-made or natural global catastrophe. In...

How Were Trojan Asteroids Discovered and Named?

On Feb. 22, 1906, German astrophotographer Max Wolf helped reshape our understanding of the solar system. Again. Born in 1863, Wolf had a habit...

Perseverance – Mars’ Third Visitor this Month

On Thursday, after “seven minutes of terror,” NASA’s Perseverance, a rover loaded with sophisticated and innovative technology, touched down safely on the surface of...

Astronomers Estimate Titan’s Largest Sea is 1,000 Feet Deep

Far below the gaseous atmospheric shroud on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, lies Kraken Mare, a sea of liquid methane. Cornell astronomers have estimated Titan's...

Recently Discovered Comet Seen During 2020 Total Solar Eclipse

As Chile and Argentina witnessed the total solar eclipse on Dec. 14, 2020, unbeknownst to skywatchers, a tiny speck was flying past the Sun...

Hubble Pins Down Weird Exoplanet with Far-Flung Orbit

A exoplanet in an unlikely orbit around a double star 336 light-years away may offer a clue to a mystery much closer to home:...

Scientists Get the Lowdown on Super-Hot Atmosphere of the Sun

An orbiting instrument hints at how stored magnetic energy heats solar atmosphere. A phenomenon first detected in the solar wind may help solve a...

Asteroid Ryugu Dust Delivered to Earth; NASA Astrobiologists Prepare to Probe It

On Dec. 6 local time (Dec. 5 in the United States), Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 dropped a capsule to the ground in the Australian Outback from...

Escape from Mars: How water fled the red planet

Mars once had oceans but is now bone-dry, leaving many to wonder how the water was lost. University of Arizona researchers have discovered a...

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