Category: earth

Mars has a less dense crust than astronomers thought

Mars has a less dense crust than astronomers thought
Understanding the crust of a planet provides important information about the planet's history and its interior structure. But getting details
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A lawsuit almost stalled NASA’s Cassini mission

A lawsuit almost stalled NASA's Cassini mission
Captain Scott Kelly wasn't kidding when he famously quipped that "space is hard". Even getting to the launch pad can
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A huge solar flare temporarily knocked out GPS communications

A huge solar flare temporarily knocked out GPS communications
On the morning of 6 September the sun let out two pretty sizeable burps of radiation. Both were considered X-class
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Optical laser uses shockwaves to peer inside distant planets

Optical laser uses shockwaves to peer inside distant planets
Scientists at SLAC's National Accelerator Laboratory are able to peer even further into space thanks to an improved optical laser.
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Earth’s radio signals may be protecting it from space radiation

Earth's radio signals may be protecting it from space radiation
The Earth's atmosphere bears precious little resemblance to what it looked like at the start of the Industrial Revolution. As
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