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NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Still Going 10 Years After Landing – What It’s Learned

Curiosity set out to answer the question: Did Mars ever have the right environmental conditions to support small life forms called microbes? Early in its mission, Curiosity’s scientific tools found chemical and mineral evidence of past habitable environments on Mars. It continues to explore the rock record from a time when Mars could have been …

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Humanized Yeast: Scientists Create Yeast With Important Human Genes

Daran-Lapujade’s lab took human DNA (in red) encoding core functions in muscle cells and inserted it into the DNA (chromosomes in purple) of a yeast cell (in yellow). The humanized yeast can be used as a tool for medical studies, for example in drug screening and cancer research. Credit: Ella Maru Studio / Pascale Daran-Lapujade …

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The dark matter hypothesis isn’t perfect, but the alternatives are worse

You may not be a fan of dark matter, the hypothetical particle that makes up the bulk of the mass in the universe. And it’s true that the dark matter hypothesis has its shortcomings — and, of course, we haven’t found any dark matter particles yet. But the truth is that the alternatives are much …

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Entire NASA astronaut corps eligible for Artemis missions – SpaceNews

HOUSTON — As NASA prepares to select the crew of the second Artemis mission, the agency’s chief astronaut says the entire astronaut corps, and not a previously announced subset, is eligible for that flight and future missions to the moon. At an Aug. 5 briefing at the Johnson Space Center about the upcoming uncrewed Artemis …

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South Korea Is Scouting Out the Moon, With More Missions to Come

An undated photo provided by the Korean Aerospace Research Institute of final inspections at the facility in Daejeon, South Korea, of the Danuri, before it was shipped to Florida. (Korean Aerospace Research Institute via The New York Times) South Korea set off for the moon on Thursday. But it doesn’t want to stop there. “We …

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Earth’s Days Have Been Mysteriously Increasing in Length – Scientists Don’t Know Why

Precise measurements show that Earth’s rotation has been mysteriously slowing down since 2020, making the day longer. Precise astronomical observations, combined with atomic clocks, have revealed that the length of a day is suddenly getting longer. Scientists don’t know why. This has critical impacts not just on our timekeeping, but also on things like GPS …

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What a decade of Curiosity has taught us about life on Mars

A self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover on Vera Rubin Ridge. AP hide caption toggle caption AP A self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover on Vera Rubin Ridge. AP Ten years ago, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab celebrated the successful landing of its fourth robot on Mars, The Curiosity rover. Now old enough to …

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