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An ancient crater triplet on Mars

This image provides a perspective view of a triple crater in the ancient Martian highlands. It includes data collected by ESA’s Mars Express on 6 August 2020 in orbit 20982. The Earth’s resolution is approx. 15 m / pixel, and the images are centered around 19 ° E / 37 ° S. This image was created using data from nadir …

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AI to help the world’s first space debris removal

The room is a messy place. An estimated 34,000 pieces of junk with a diameter of more than 10 cm currently orbit the earth around oneround 10 times the speed of a bullet. If one of them hits a spacecraft, the damage can be catastrophic. In September, the International Space Station had to dodge an unknown piece of debris. With …

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Hubble Telescope sees a ‘Greater Pumpkin’ in space for Halloween

While families sit down on their sofas to watch Charlie Brown help his friend Linus await the big pumpkin this Halloween, they may be surprised to hear that NASA has already discovered a “larger pumpkin.” Images from NASAs Hubble Space Telescope show what looks remarkably like a giant jack-o’-lantern in the sky. The “pumpkin” is actually a picture of the …

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Halloween, full moon, weekend time change

(CNN) – This week is a kind of hell week, figuratively and literally. Our demons are coming out. The campaign signs spotting the streets of our neighborhoods are strewn with tombstones and mock-murder scenes and skeletons that this year feel a little more personal, after having death hanging like a cloud this year. We have all spent months breaking through …

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Chinese spacecraft ready for Mars landing in May: state media

BEIJING – A Chinese spacecraft is expected to land on Mars in May, state media reported Thursday, citing an official from the space agency. The spacecraft, which left Earth in July, lands in Utopia Planitia, a plain in the northern hemisphere of Mars, China News Service reported, referring to Liu Tongjie, spokesman for the Mars mission. Separate spacecraft launched by …

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The asteroid Ryugu shaken by Hayabusa2’s strike leader

The difference between the surface DEM and DEM after the influence around DEM around the SCI impact point. The color scale indicates the height of the surface morphology in meters, and the dotted semicircle shows the SCI crater rim. Credit: Kobe University, JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu, AIST. …

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These spiders can hear with their legs

Big eyes and legs that can hear … this spider has it all. Video screenshot by Gael Fashingbauer Cooper / CNET Bones seem to be quite useful for spiders – they have eight of them after all. But a recent study from Cornell University reveals that a particular type of spider web not only uses its legs to move around, …

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OSIRIS-REx securely stores asteroid samples

WASHINGTON – NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has secured material, collected from the asteroid Bennu, in a sample return capsule, a process that the mission accelerated after images showed material leaking into space. At a briefing on October 29, project officials said they had stored a sample collection device called the Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) in a capsule on the spacecraft. …

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