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Archive for February 10th, 2021

NASA’s ‘Mission To Mars’ student challenge celebrates upcoming Perseverance rover landing

February 10th, 2021 by

NASA’s “Mission to Mars” challenge offers guided educational activities for students to celebrate the upcoming landing of the agency’s Perseverance rover on the Red Planet.

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Potentially habitable exoplanet candidate spotted around Alpha Centauri A in Earth’s backyard

February 10th, 2021 by

The nearest solar system to our own may actually host two potentially life-supporting planets as a new candidate emerges around Alpha Centauri A, a new study reports.

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China’s first Mars mission, Tianwen-1, successfully enters orbit around Red Planet

February 10th, 2021 by

China’s first fully homegrown Mars mission, Tianwen-1, arrived in orbit around the Red Planet today (Feb. 10).

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On This Day in Space! Feb. 10, 1958: Radar bounced off Venus by MIT

February 10th, 2021 by

On Feb. 10, 1958, scientists at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory bounced radar waves off of Venus. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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NASA picks SpaceX Falcon Heavy to launch 1st Gateway station pieces to the moon

February 10th, 2021 by

NASA has selected SpaceX to deliver the first two segments of the moon-orbiting Gateway space station for its upcoming Artemis program, which aims to put astronauts back on the moon.

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What didn’t kill us on ‘Mars’ only made us stronger — Commander’s report: sol 13

February 10th, 2021 by

Deprived of most human comforts, the Valoria 1 crew learns to appreciate the simple things in life. Commander Musilova describes the phases the crew went through to survive their simulated Mars mission.

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