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NASA’s Mars rover is about to embark on a very special task

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is getting ready to collect its first rock sample that's also set to become the first-ever Martian material delivered to Earth......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsJul 22nd, 2021

Discovery of very red bodies in the asteroid belt that resemble trans-Neptunian objects

Two asteroids (203 Pompeja and 269 Justitia) have been discovered with a redder spectrum than any other object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The discovery was led by HASEGAWA Sunao, Associate Senior Researcher at ISAS JAXA, with an i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 24 min. ago

Science in motion for ExoMars twin rover

The first science tests for the ExoMars rover replica kicked off after several weeks of driving tests around the Mars Terrain Simulator at the ALTEC premises in Turin, Italy......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 24 min. ago

Watch NASA lift the Starliner spacecraft onto a rocket ahead of launch

Watch NASA lift Boeing's Starliner spacecraft onto a ULA rocket at Cape Canaveral ahead of Tuesday's highly anticipated test flight......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News22 hr. 25 min. ago

Winning Olympians are having a Zoom moment straight after victory

With the pandemic preventing athletes' loved ones from traveling to the Tokyo Olympics, a new feature enables competitors to share their special moments......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News22 hr. 25 min. ago

How to watch Boeing’s Starliner test flight to ISS on Tuesday

NASA is gearing up for a crucial test flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. Here's how to watch the launch on Tuesday, August 3......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Image: Hubble spots squabbling galactic siblings

A dramatic triplet of galaxies takes center stage in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, which captures a three-way gravitational tug-of-war between interacting galaxies. This system—known as Arp 195—is featured in the Atlas of P.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Government Denies Blue Origin"s Challenge To NASA"s Lunar Lander Program

The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Friday denied protests from companies affiliated with Jeff Bezos that NASA wrongly awarded a lucrative astronaut lunar lander contract solely to Elon Musk's SpaceX. CNBC reports: "NASA did not violate proc.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

US government watchdog rejects Blue Origin’s protest over lunar lander contract

The Government Accountability Office said that it was denying both Blue Origin’s protest and a separate challenge filed by Dynetics. Blue Origin’s protest to a U.S. governmental watchdog over NASA’s decision to award SpaceX a mult.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

US watchdog upholds SpaceX"s Moon lander contract

NASA did not violate regulations when it decided to give SpaceX the sole contract to build a Moon lander, a watchdog said Friday, in a ruling that denied challenges by competitors Blue Origin and Dynetics......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Jeff Bezos loses attempt to block the Moon-landing contract NASA gave to SpaceX

Bezos' Blue Origin protested SpaceX deal, but GAO said NASA didn't break any laws. Enlarge / Jeff Bezos holds aviation glasses that belonged to Amelia Earhart at a press conference about his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard on July 20, 2021.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Government watchdog rejects Blue Origin’s protest over lunar lander contract

Blue Origin’s protest to a governmental watchdog over NASA’s decision to award SpaceX a multi-billion dollar contract to develop a lunar lander was rejected. The Government Accountability Office said Friday that it was denying both Blue Origi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Dogs, Unlike Wolves, Are Born to Communicate With People

Wolf puppies can’t understand human gestures as well as their dog cousins. The difference could help explain what makes dogs so special......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Rover promises a network of "trusted sitters and dog walkers." That wasn"t enough to save these pets

Like many new pandemic pet owners, Nia Morgan knew her puppy, Zorro, had grown very attached to her due to all the time she spent at home with him. So she was understandably hesitant about leaving him for the first time with a sitter she'd hired thro.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

NASA delays Boeing’s Starliner test flight — here’s how to watch

NASA is gearing up for a crucial test flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. Here's how to watch the launch on Tuesday, August 3......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Russian module suddenly fires thrusters after docking with space station

"Until you exhaust all your contingency plans, you're not really starting to worry." Enlarge / Russian "Nauka" module approaches the International Space Station. (credit: Roscosmos) Flight controllers at NASA and Roscosmos averted a disaster o.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Clays, not water, are likely source of Mars "lakes"

Three studies published in the past month have cast doubt on the premise of subsurface lakes below the Martian south pole......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Mars" bright south pole reflections may be clay—not water

Bright reflections observed at Mars' south pole serve as evidence for water. But, seeing may be deceiving......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Why some employees resist delegation from their managers

Think about the last time your boss delegated a task to you. Did you perceive that request as a sign of strong leadership—or as your manager shirking responsibility? In the end, did you successfully complete the task, or find a way out of it?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Ground system for NASA"s Roman Space Telescope moves into development

When it launches in the mid-2020s, NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will revolutionize astronomy by building on the science discoveries and technological leaps of the Hubble, Spitzer, and Webb space telescopes. The mission's wide field of vi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Earthly rocks point way to water hidden on Mars

A combination of a once-debunked 19th-century identification of a water-carrying iron mineral and the fact that these rocks are extremely common on Earth, suggests the existence of a substantial water reservoir on Mars, according to a team of geoscie.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021