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Why Mars? The fascination with exploring the red planet

Why Mars? The fascination with exploring the red planet

The mystique of Mars is one that humans can’t seem to resist. The red planet has easily captured our interest for centuries, heavily featured in science fiction books and films and the subject of robotic exploration since the 1960s. In February, three spacecraft arrived at Mars after departing from different launch points on Earth in…MORE

Eat like an astronaut (or a TikTok star) with these tortilla hacks

Eat like an astronaut (or a TikTok star) with these tortilla hacks

For astronauts aboard the International Space Station, sourdough is off-limits and whole wheat is out of bounds. It’s not because anyone is on a gluten-free diet, however. Tortillas are preferred over bread in a weightless environment because they don’t crumble and leave crumbs floating around, according to NASA. Since the astronauts don’t have the luxury…MORE

There’s a fix for what ails the Mars helicopter’s software

There’s a fix for what ails the Mars helicopter’s software

The first flight of the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars is still delayed, but the mission’s team is working on a solution to make it possible. The helicopter returned data to mission teams on Earth late Friday evening that caused NASA to reschedule the first flight. Ingenuity conducted a high-speed test of its rotors Friday, but…MORE

What alien raindrops on other planets have in common with rain on Earth

What alien raindrops on other planets have in common with rain on Earth

Our solar system boasts a diverse range of planets, but some of them may share a common phenomenon with Earth: raindrops. Rain on other planets is something scientists are still striving to understand, but new research has suggested raindrops themselves are incredibly similar even in different planetary environments. The more scientists know about clouds and…MORE

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