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Archive for February 21st, 2021

On This Day in Space! Feb. 21, 1931: Germany’s 1st liquid-fuel rocket (barely) launches

February 21st, 2021 by

On Feb. 21, 1931, Germany launched its first liquid-fueled rocket … sort of. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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The first helicopter on Mars phones home after Perseverance rover landing

February 21st, 2021 by

The first helicopter ever sent to another world is doing just fine on Mars after surviving a “seven minutes of terror” landing aboard NASA’s Perseverance.

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World’s largest iceberg disintegrates into ‘alphabet soup,’ NASA photo shows

February 21st, 2021 by

The world’s largest iceberg has disintegrated into an ‘alphabet soup’ of mini ice island, new NASA imagery shows.

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Europe is recruiting astronauts. Here’s what it takes to become one

February 21st, 2021 by

For the first time in 11 years, the European Space Agency (Esa) is recruiting new astronauts.

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Planet 9 probably doesn’t exist, new paper argues

February 21st, 2021 by

Does the solar system really have a big, dark ninth planet drifting somewhere far beyond the orbit of Neptune? A new paper argues that Planet 9 is a statistical mirage.

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