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NASA Expands Plans For Helicopter On Mars - NPR
NASA announced Friday that it would be increasing operational testing on its Ingenuity helicopter following four successful test flights off the surface of Mars.
https://www.npr.org/2021/05/01/992739491...


Debris from Halley's Comet to Light Up Night Sky In Coming Days - Weatherboy
Night sky observers will have a special treat this week: debris from Halley's Comet's tail will set the stage for a meteor shower which should delight the...
https://weatherboy.com/debris-from-halle...


Huge Region of Europe Destroyed by Asteroid Impact in Planetary Defense Exercise - SciTechDaily
In an alternate reality playing out at this year’s international Planetary Defense Conference, a fictional asteroid crashes over Europe, 'destroying' a region about 100 km wide near the Czech Republic and German border. The scenario was imagined, but the peop…
https://scitechdaily.com/huge-region-of-...


A huge rocket from China's space-station launch could fall back to Earth totally uncontrolled - Yahoo News
China plans 10 more launches to build its space station by the end of 2022. It's not clear whether there's any plan to safely discard the rockets.
https://www.businessinsider.com/huge-chi...


Hitting the Books: Is the hunt for technological supremacy harming our collective humanity? - Engadget
In his new book, Erik J Larson investigates the efforts to build computers that process information like we do and why we're much farther away from having human-equivalent AIs than most futurists would care to admit..
https://www.engadget.com/hitting-the-boo...


Solar Storm Travelling At 1,800,000km/h To Hit Earth Tomorrow - UNILAD
A solar storm travelling at 1.8 million km/h is due to hit Earth this weekend, potentially impacting our satellite technology. Categorised as a G1 class storm, the impacts are expected to be minor but could include power grid fluctuations, impact on satellite…
https://www.unilad.co.uk/science/solar-s...


Solar Wind Traveling 1,118,468 mph Due to Hit Earth Sunday - Weatherboy
Just days after Earth was hit by a coronal mass ejection (CME), it appears another blast of solar wind is due to impact Earth on Sunday; it is currently...
https://weatherboy.com/solar-wind-travel...


The Asteroid Impact Simulation Has Ended in Disaster - Gizmodo
An international exercise to simulate an asteroid striking Earth has come to an end. With just six days to go before a fictitious impact, things don’t look good for a 185-mile-wide region between Prague and Munich.
https://gizmodo.com/the-asteroid-impact-...


Hubble Captures First-Ever Ultraviolet Image of Exoplanet | Astronomy - Sci-News.com
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have imaged a Jupiter-sized, still-forming planet around the orange dwarf star PDS 70.
http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/pds-70...


New pumpkin toadlet species found—and it secretly glows in the dark - National Geographic
The thumbnail-size amphibian lives in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, which has lost 93 percent of its forest cover.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/VA/...


Antarctica's Springy Bedrock Could Make Sea Level Rise Even Worse - Gizmodo
Look out world—the ice sheet is coming. New research says that the total collapse of a crucial ice sheet in Antarctica could mean that sea levels would rise an additional 30% more than scientists currently predict owing to the springy bedrock below.
https://earther.gizmodo.com/sea-level-ri...


A new species of cute but poisonous 'pumpkin' toads discovered in Brazil - CNN
The new toadlet species is just under an inch long and can be poisonous to humans when not handled properly.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/NC/...


11-Sigma Detection of Dark Energy Comes From Measuring Over a Million Extremely Distant Galaxies - Universe Today
A new study confirms the existence of dark energy with stunning accuracy.
https://www.universetoday.com/151042/11-...


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