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NASA Mars Rover and Helicopter models to go on national tour

Catch Mars mania as a traveling exhibit visits more than a dozen towns across the U.S. with lifelike models of NASA’s Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter. While NASA’s Perseverance rover and Ingenuity Mars Helicopter are hard at work exploring Mars hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, their “twin” models will be visiting museums as […]

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Ariane 5 rocket successfully launches two satellites into orbit on its heaviest mission ever

An Ariane 5 rocket successfully launched two satellites into orbit late Saturday (Oct. 23) on the booster’s heaviest mission yet after a one-day delay due to ground system checks. The French launch provider Arianespace launched the Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana tonight at 10:10 p.m. EDT (11:10 p.m. local time in Kourou […]

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OneWeb on the verge of commercial service after another successful launch

A Russian Soyuz rocket and Fregat upper stage deployed 36 more OneWeb internet satellites into orbit Thursday, bringing the company’s fleet to 254 spacecraft, enough to start commercial service above 50 degrees latitude. A Soyuz-2.1b rocket fired off a launch pad at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East at 8:48:33 a.m. EDT (1248:33 GMT) […]

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NASA Turns to the Cloud for Help With Deluge of Data From Next-Generation Earth Missions

As satellites collect larger and larger amounts of data, engineers and researchers are implementing solutions to manage these huge increases. The cutting-edge Earth science satellites launching in the next couple of years will give more detailed views of our planet than ever before. We’ll be able to track small-scale ocean features like coastal currents that […]

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Evidence of a Giant Impact in Nearby Star System Stripping the Atmosphere From a Planet

oung planetary systems generally experience extreme growing pains, as infant bodies collide and fuse to form progressively larger planets. In our own solar system, the Earth and moon are thought to be products of this type of giant impact. Astronomers surmise that such smashups should be commonplace in early systems, but they have been difficult […]

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Molecular Mechanism That Controls Transition From Acute to Chronic Pain

A new study led by University of California, Irvine researchers is the first to reveal the specific molecular mechanism that controls the transition from acute to chronic pain, and identifies this mechanism as a critical target for disease-modifying medicines. Findings from the study, titled “NAAA-regulated lipid signaling governs the transition from acute to chronic pain,” […]

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NASA’s High Bandwidth Laser Communications Relay Demonstration Gears Up for Launch

NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) is gearing up for launch this fall, no earlier than November 22. The payload arrived in Florida in May, fully integrated into its host spacecraft and ready for its final testing before being lofted into space. LCRD will leverage the power of infrared light to send and receive information […]