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This Week @NASA: Nuclear Power on Moon, Changing Mars Landscape, Black Space Explorers

Looking to power surface exploration on the Moon … New imagery from the surface of Mars …. And our newest flight directors … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at Mars Landscape NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has spent the past year traveling through a transition zone on the Red …

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Astronomers Found a Crater From The Mystery Rocket That Smashed Into The Moon

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) – NASA’s eye-in-the-sky in orbit around the Moon – has found the crash site of the mystery rocket booster that slammed into the far side of the Moon back on 4 March 2022.   The LRO images, taken May 25th, revealed not just a single crater, but a double crater …

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From Windows 98 to Mars 2022: Major Upgrade for 19-Year-Old Martian Water-Spotter

Artist’s impression of Mars Express. The background is based on an actual image of Mars taken by the spacecraft’s high resolution stereo camera. Credit: Spacecraft image: ESA/ATG medialab; Mars: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO The MARSIS instrument on the European Space Agency’s NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The INAF team acknowledges support …

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Mysterious Star Survives a Thermonuclear Supernova Explosion

The Hubble Space Telescope captured this dramatic spiral galaxy, cataloged as NGC 1309. Credit: NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team, (STScI/AURA) and A. Riess (STScI) A Tenacious Star Validates a Revised Model of Supernovae A supernova is the cataclysmic explosion of a star. Thermonuclear supernovae, in particular, signal the complete destruction of a Hubble Space …

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Artificial Photosynthesis Can Produce Food in Complete Darkness

Plants are growing in complete darkness in an acetate medium that replaces biological photosynthesis. Credit: Marcus Harland-Dunaway/UCR Artificial photosynthesis is being developed by researchers to help make food production more energy-efficient on Earth, and maybe one day on NASA’s Deep Space Food Challenge where it was a Phase I winner. The Deep Space Food Challenge …

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Celestron Advanced VX 8 Edge HD telescope: Full review

 The Celestron Advanced VX 8-inch EdgeHD is a versatile telescope system for intermediate to advanced amateur astronomers, but still small and lightweight enough to transport easily for observing out in the country. The 8-inch aperture is enough to view and photograph all types of celestial objects, and the computerized equatorial mount makes it easy to …

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NASA Forced To Scrap Planned 2022 Launch of Psyche Asteroid Mission

This artist’s illustration imagines a violent collision early in Psyche’s history. Credit: ASU/Peter Rubin Mars for a gravity assist on the way there, takes incredible precision. We must get it right. Hundreds of people have put remarkable effort into Psyche during this pandemic, and the work will continue as the complex flight software is thoroughly …

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This Weird Star Survived a Supernova Only to Shine Even More Brightly Than Before

When it comes to going out with style, nothing comes close to the end of a white dwarf. Their thermonuclear self-destruction ranks among the most powerful explosions in the cosmos, forcing the star to wink out of existence in a blaze of glory.   At least, that’s the idea. A discovery confirms some white dwarfs …

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