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NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red Planet

New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 as the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of Mars. A microphone on the rover also has provided the first audio recording of sounds from Mars. From the moment

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Sends Sneak Peek of Mars Landing

Less than a day after NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars, engineers and scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California were hard at work, awaiting the next transmissions from Perseverance. As data gradually came in, relayed by several spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet, the Perseverance team were relieved to see the

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Touchdown! NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Red Planet

The largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars Thursday, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles (472 million kilometers). Confirmation of the successful touchdown was announced in mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California at 3:55 p.m. EST (12:55 p.m. PST). Packed with groundbreaking technology, the Mars 2020 mission launched July 30, 2020,

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The Fourth Largest Slice of the Moon on Earth Hits Christie’s Auction Block

Online bidding ends February 23rd. Featuring specimens from the Macovich Collection. /CNW/ — While NASA’s Mars Rover Perseverance is scheduled to land on Mars this Thursday, here is your chance to acquire portions of  the planet Mars days later. Open for bidding until February 23rd is Christie’s “Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and other Rare Meteorites” online sale.  Featured lots include a dozen offerings of the Moon and

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NASA, AIAA Host Discussion on Mars Perseverance Rover Technology

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and NASA will host a moderated webinar to discuss technology innovations with NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover during a virtual event at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 10. The event will livestream on NASA’s website and on YouTube through AIAA’s event landing page.   Perseverance is scheduled to land on Mars Thursday, Feb. 18, and is

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Scientists Discover New “Spectacular Bat” From West Africa

A group of scientists led by the American Museum of Natural History and Bat Conservation International have discovered a new species of a striking orange and black bat in a mountain range in West Africa. The species, which the researchers expect is likely critically endangered, underscores the importance of sub-Saharan “sky islands” to bat diversity. The species is described today

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NASA TV to Air Hot Fire Test of Rocket Core Stage for Artemis Moon Missions

NASA is targeting a two-hour test window that opens at 5 p.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 16, for the hot fire test of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Live coverage will begin at 4:20 p.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website, followed by a post-test briefing approximately two hours

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NASA, NOAA to Announce 2020 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

Climate researchers from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will release their annual assessment of global temperatures and discuss the major climate trends of 2020 during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 14. The briefing will take place at the 101st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, which is virtual this year. The teleconference participants

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The Scientist Is In: Meteorites

What happens when space stuff hits the Earth? Join Steven Jaret, visiting scientist in the Museum’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, for an exciting family-friendly course on crashing objects. From space dust to meteor showers and extinction-level meteorites, explore how the 30 tons of material that lands on Earth every day impact our planet and those who inhabit it. How

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Broad Institute and Verily partner with Microsoft to accelerate the next generation of the Terra platform for health and life science research

Multiyear partnership brings together advanced technology, industry expertise and scale to help researchers interpret an unprecedented amount of biomedical data and derive insights to advance the treatment of human diseases On Monday, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Verily, an Alphabet company, and Microsoft Corp. announced a strategic partnership to accelerate new innovations in biomedicine through the Terra platform. Terra,

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