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Energy imbalance on Earth doubled since 2005, trapping excessive heat: Study finds

A study by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) in the United States, found that the rate at which the earth’s atmosphere traps heat has doubled over a recent period of 14 years, 2005 – 2019. If this energy imbalance grows further in the coming decades, it could lead to more alarming climate changes, […]

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China’s Mars rover sends back a batch new pictures, including a ‘selfie’

China’s Zhurong rover has sent back a batch of new images from Mars – including a “selfie”. The robot, which landed in May, positioned a wireless camera on the ground and then rolled back a short distance to take the snap. To Zhurong’s right is the rocket-powered platform that brought the six-wheeled vehicle to a […]

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DAVINCI+ and VERITAS: Nasa announces two new missions to Venus

Nasa announced two new missions to Venus on Wednesday that will launch at the end of the decade and are aimed at learning how Earth’s nearest planetary neighbour became a hellscape while our own thrived. This marks the first time the space agency will send dedicated missions to the cloudy planet in more than 30 […]

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Space junk hits International Space Station, damaging robotic arm

A robotic arm located outside of the International Space Station (ISS) was struck by orbital debris, but it is still functioning. The impact to Canadarm2, first noticed by NASA and the Canadian Space Agency during a routine inspection on May 12, punched a hole in the arm boom and its thermal blanket. “Despite the impact, […]

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Next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to ISS will carry hundreds of glowing baby squids

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station on June 3 will carry 5,000 water bears and 128 glowing baby squids. Other than these special little creatures, the cargo resupply mission will also carry more than 7300 pounds of stuff that includes crew supplies, new solar panels and vehicle hardware. The space mission […]

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Mars helicopter Ingenuity lands safely after timing error confuses navigation system during flight

A navigation timing error sent NASA’s little Mars helicopter on a wild, lurching ride, its first major problem since it took to the Martian skies last month. The experimental helicopter, named Ingenuity, managed to land safely, officials at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory reported Thursday. The trouble cropped up about a minute into the helicopter’s sixth […]

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Solar Orbiter probe spots eruptions on the Sun

Europe’s Solar Orbiter mission that is exploring the inner regions of the sun and the heliosphere from a near-sun orbit has spotted eruptions on the Sun. These eruptions were detected by multiple instruments on the spacecraft during a close flyby of the sun, which is called a perihelion, on February 10. This flyby brought the […]

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NASA’s Voyager 1 probe launched more than 43 years ago sends ‘persistent hum’ sound from beyond our solar system

NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has detected a “persistent hum” beyond our solar system. Voyager 1, is one of Earth’s longest-flying probe launched on September 5 1977, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a Titan-Centaur rocket. The craft initially designed to last five years, more than 43 years after they launched, the probe are still sending back […]

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NASA’s Perseverance rover records sound of Ingenuity helicopter’s blades as it flies. HEAR.

NASA’s Perseverance rover has for the first time captured the low-pitched whirring of the Ingenuity helicopter’s blades as it flies through the rarefied Martian atmosphere. The space agency released footage shot by the six-wheeled robot of its rotorcraft companion making its fourth flight on April 30, accompanied by an audio track. The nearly three-minute-long video […]

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Out of control Chinese rocket debris expected to crash into Earth around May 8

A large Chinese rocket that is out of control and set to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere this weekend has brought about an alarming but not unprecedented situation. The Chinese Long March 5B rocket is expected to enter Earth’s atmosphere “around May 8,” according to a statement from Defense Department spokesperson Mike Howard, who said the US […]

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Four astronauts splash in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida after spending 6 months in space

Four astronauts have returned to Earth from the International Space Station, in what was Nasa’s first night-time landing in 53 years. The crew consist of three Nasa astronauts and one from Japan’s space agency Jaxa, who spent almost six months in space. They flew back in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Resilience and splash-landed off Panama City, […]

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Nasa pushes Mars Ingenuity helicopter to its limits by extending its mission

The US space agency has announced it is extending its Mars helicopter mission. Nasa said the first three flights of the drone, called Ingenuity, had worked so well it would now be moving from a demonstration to an operational phase. This means the chopper will support Nasa’s Perseverance Rover, helping with its hunt for signs […]