NASA Mars Ingenuity helicopter broke its own record

NASA Mars Ingenuity helicopter broke its own record

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — More than a year and a half after its first flight on Mars, the Ingenuity helicopter has set a new record. The little 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) chopper completed its 35th flight on December 3 …

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NASA marks 50 years since the final Apollo moon mission as it works to return : NPR

NASA marks 50 years since the final Apollo moon mission as it works to return : NPR

Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan is covered in lunar dust after the mission’s second moonwalk. On December 14, 1972, Cernan took his final steps on the moon and no one has been back since. NASA/JSC hide caption toggle caption NASA/JSC Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan is covered in lunar dust after the mission’s second moonwalk. …

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In My Neighborhood, We Played Asteroids...with Real Asteroids

In My Neighborhood, We Played Asteroids…with Real Asteroids

There was a comedian in the 1980s who always said he grew up in a tough neighborhood. He claimed they played cops and robbers with real cops. They played gin rummy with real gin. Well, maybe if he knew about [Neal Agarwal]’s asteroid launcher simulation websitehe would have said they played asteroids with real asteroids. …

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New Australian fossil is ‘Rosetta Stone:’ researchers

Paleontologists unearthed a first of its kind fossil from 100 million years ago, the Queensland Museum said. Screengrab from the Queensland Museum Network’s YouTube video. An extremely rare discovery in Australia could be the key to learning more about the sea monsters that roamed the Earth hundreds of millions of years ago. Paleontologists unearthed the …

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Crabs have evolved five separate times – why do the same forms keep appearing in nature?

Crabs have evolved five separate times – why do the same forms keep appearing in nature?

Charles Darwin believed evolution created”endless forms most beautiful”. It’s a nice sentiment but it doesn’t explain why evolution keeps making crabs. Scientists have long wondered whether there are limits to what evolution can do or if Darwin had the right idea. The truth may lie somewhere between the two. While there doesn’t seem to be …

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Listen to the Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft phone home

Listen to the Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft phone home

NASA’s Artemis 1 mission continues to be a source of wonder for observers here on Earth. Orion is currently headed home after successfully executing an engine burn on Monday (Dec. 5) while just 79 miles (128 kilometers) above the lunar surface, producing some truly spectacular images in the process. NASA mission managers have stated that …

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Family exhumes grandma after 10 years, shocked by her appearance

Family exhumes grandma after 10 years, shocked by her appearance

She was still drop-dead gorgeous. A family in the Dominican Republic exhumed their grandmother nearly a decade after her burial only to find the corpse perfectly preserved. When Margarita Rosario was dug up at La Colonia Cemetery in Jarabacoa, she was found to still have a full head of hair, some skin and enough bones …

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A close up rendering of what Mars' disappearance behind the moon will look like Wednesday evening.

‘You don’t want to miss this’: How to view the lunar occultation of Mars

A close up rendering of what Mars’ disappearance behind the moon will look like Wednesday evening. (Ryan Boyce, Stellarium 0.15.0) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Look to the skies this week to witness the occult — a lunar occultation of the planet Mars, that is. Beginning Wednesday night, the moon will …

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