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cnbc.com — The golf cart-size Opportunity outlived its twin, the Spirit rover, by several years. The two slow-moving vehicles landed on opposite sides of the planet in 2004 for a mission that was meant to last 90 days. Its greatest achievement was discovering, along with Spirit , evidence that ancient Mars ha…
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cnbc.com —   Elon Musk says he is "confident" moving to Mars will "one day" cost less than $500,000 and "maybe even" cost below $100,000. While the final cost is "very dependent on [the] volume" of travelers, Musk said the cost of moving to Mars will be "low enough that most people in advanced economies coul…
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arstechnica.com — Musk: "So proud of great work by @SpaceX team!!" Elon Musk has been at SpaceX's test site for its rocket engines in central Texas this weekend. The facility near McGregor is where the company both tests Merlin engines for Falcon 9 flights and also performs some experimental firings. Due to a varie…
04.02.2019 0 comments From Alex
nymag.com — “What if I gave you all the money you could ever need?” the president asked a baffled NASA official, according to former aide Cliff Sims in his book Team of Vipers. Donald Trump nearly derailed a televised call to the International Space Station after he got distracted, first by a sudden fantasy of…
24.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
qz.com — A newly released image from the European Space Agency gives a stunning look at what an ice filled crater on Mars might appear like to the naked eye. ESA scientists shared a picture of the Korolev crater, an 82-kilometer (50 miles) wide depression filled with ice that reaches nearly two kilometers d…
21.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
ksby.com — NASA’s new Mars lander has captured the first sounds of the Martian wind. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory released audio clips of the alien wind Friday. The low-frequency rumblings were collected by the InSight lander during its first week-and-a-half of operations at Mars. Full Article >>
08.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
metro.co.uk — A picture of a Martian sunset has gone viral. The reason behind this is similar to why our sky is blue and our sunsets are red. The light from the Sun scatters based on what’s in the atmosphere. Sunlight comprises light of many different wavelengths, and molecules and dust particles only interact w…
05.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
gizmodo.com — An unusually smooth and reflective Martian rock has caught the attention of NASA scientists, prompting an investigation by the Curiosity rover. With the spectacularly successful landing of the InSight probe on Mars earlier this week, our attention has understandably been diverted away from Curiosit…
01.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
cnet.com — It's been a big day for NASA and its new Mars lander, InSight, but the robot hasn't clocked off for the day just yet. After successfully touching down on the Red Planet just before midday PT on Nov. 26, InSight quickly beamed back its first image: a gritty, dust-covered view of the Martian soil. Th…
27.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
dailymail.co.uk — Twenty-five palm oil groups had cleared over 130,000 hectares of rainforest since the end of 2015.That is an area almost twice the size of Singapore destroyed in less than three years. Palm oil is harvested from rainforests and commonly used in a range of products A Greenpeace report found 25 su…
14.11.2018 0 comments From Alex