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This Is the Name Scientists Have Given to the Most Distant World Ever Explored

The name means "sky" in the language of the Native American Powhatan people

4 hours ago from TIME

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Stingray-inspired spacecraft aims to explore dark side of Venus

Venus is Earth's neighbor, yet scientists' understanding of the planet is relatively limited, especially on the so-called "dark side."

Mon 11 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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The voyage home: Japan's Hayabusa-2 probe to head for Earth

Japan's Hayabusa-2 probe will leave its orbit around a distant asteroid and head for Earth on Wednesday after an unprecedented mission, carrying samples that could shed light on the origins ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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With Mars methane mystery unsolved, Curiosity serves scientists a new one: Oxygen

For the first time in the history of space exploration, scientists have measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air directly above the surface of Gale Crater on Mars. As a result, ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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SpaceX Launches 60 more Starlink Satellites to Orbit

The Falcon 9 rocket taking off for the Starlink mission on November 11. (Credit: SpaceX/Flickr) On November 11, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying another 60 Starlink satellites, ...

10 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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At future Mars landing spot, scientists spy mineral that could preserve signs of past life

Next year, NASA plans to launch a new Mars rover to search for signs of ancient life on the Red Planet. A new study shows that the rover's Jezero crater landing site is home to deposits of hydrated ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Video: Rosetta's ongoing science

On 12 November 2014 Philae became the first spacecraft to land on a comet as part of the successful Rosetta mission to study Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Five years later, and after the ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Daily briefing: How to stop commercial satellites from disrupting astronomy

Nature, Published online: 11 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03480-wThe trouble with megaconstellations like SpaceX’s Starlinks, how to put your code in the cloud and ...

Mon 11 Nov 19 from Nature News

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You're Damn Right Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight Will Be in the MCU Movies Too

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe prepares for Phase 4 with The Eternals, a new crop of heroes are rising over on Disney’s soon-to-launch streaming service. But don’t take that to mean those ...

Mon 11 Nov 19 from Gizmodo

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Luca to lead most challenging spacewalks since Hubble repairs

The date is set for ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano's first spacewalk of his Beyond mission. Friday 15 November marks the start of a series of complex spacewalks to service the cosmic-particle-hunting ...

Mon 11 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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