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Mystery as NASA Mars Rover finds oxygen which scientists ‘struggle to explain’

Mystery as NASA Mars Rover finds oxygen which scientists ‘struggle to explain’ NASA announced a year ago that its Mars 2020 rover would be headed to Jezero Crater, which appears to have been home to an ancient lake. But the Mars 2020 team is excited by the prospect that the carbonates were deposited when water sloshed in Jezero Crater. [Full Article...]

China unveils experiment for landing on Mars — China Focus

China unveils experiment for landing on Mars — China Focus China made its first lunar landing in 2013. Thursday's hovering and obstacle-avoidance test, which took place in northern Hebei province, was conducted in a facility that simulated conditions on Mars. On the ground underneath the pylon tower, engineers created slopes and craters to simulate the environment of the Martian surface. "Hovering and avoiding obstacles is very key to whether or not t... [Full Article...]

Today's babies won't know life without climate change, new report warns

Today's babies won't know life without climate change, new report warns This is the dire prediction from the 2019 Countdown on Health and Climate Change, a report published annually by the Lancet . Meanwhile, worsening air quality will increase the risk of lung disease, heart attacks and stroke - with the healthcare costs in Europe alone reaching €129bn a year by the time current generation reaches old age. [Full Article...]

UW researchers seek 10000 pets for canine aging study

UW researchers seek 10000 pets for canine aging study But that doesn't mean the project's organizers at the University of Washington, Texas A&M University and other research institutions are totally going to the dogs. The drug has extended lifespan in mice and a small safety study in dogs found no risky side effects. But that's just one aspect of the project. In any case, their degree extends a long ways past: The analysts trust that the data they ... [Full Article...]

Japanese probe travels back to Earth with samples of distant asteroid

Japanese probe travels back to Earth with samples of distant asteroid JAXA scientists believe the underground samples contain valuable data unaffected by space radiation and other environmental factors that could tell more about the origin of the solar system 4.6 billion years ago. "Literally it has been at the center of our lives over the past one and a half years". Firing up its small engine, Hayabusa 2 slowly moved away from Ryugu, while filming its final ... [Full Article...]

Supermassive black hole ejects star from Milky Way Galaxy

Supermassive black hole ejects star from Milky Way Galaxy As per an official statement Tuesday, the star was simply voyaging only 29,000 light-years from Earth, or "practically next door by astronomical standards". The overall closeness of the star considered an "unprecedented" chance to find out about the marvels. © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. The star is approaching the black hole in the center of the Milky Way; but not sitting in orbit by the b... [Full Article...]

SDO caught the Mercury transit from space

SDO caught the Mercury transit from space The best views were out of this world - literally. "This movie is unlike any recorded on Earth". The Solar Dynamics Observatory views the Sun in a variety of wavelengths of light in the extreme ultraviolet. "Edmund Halley used a transit of Venus in 1761 and 1769 to determine the absolute distance to the Sun". The event began when the planet began passing at one side of the star on Monday at ... [Full Article...]

Mars mystery: Oxygen molecules in atmosphere behave unpredictably, stupefying NASA scientists

Mars mystery: Oxygen molecules in atmosphere behave unpredictably, stupefying NASA scientists In June, its Sample Analysis at Mars instrument detected a surprising spike in methane gas that puzzled NASA scientists . In the meantime, Trainer and her team hope that other Mars experts will work to solve the oxygen mystery. Trainer's team considered Martian soil as a source of the extra springtime oxygen. But the conditions required to release it have not been observed - and that would... [Full Article...]


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