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Evidence of Active Volcanoes on Mars Raises Possibility of Recent Habitable Conditions – “Mars Isn’t Dead” - SciTechDaily
New observations reveal that Mars could still be volcanically active, raising the possibility for habitable conditions below the surface of Mars in recent history. Evidence of recent volcanic activity on Mars shows that eruptions could have taken place in the…
https://scitechdaily.com/evidence-of-act...


AP Interview: NASA chief big on climate, hedges on moon date - The Associated Press
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s new administrator is big on tackling climate and diversifying the agency's workforce, but hedging on whether the U.S. can put astronauts on the moon by 2024. In his first interview since becoming NASA’s top official this we…
https://apnews.com/article/fl-state-wire...


NASA Mars helicopter heard humming through thin Martian air - The Associated Press
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — First came the amazing pictures, then the video. Now NASA is sharing sounds of its little helicopter humming through the thin Martian air. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California released this first-ever https://apnews.com/article/business-mars...


The James Webb Space Telescope Hasn’t Launched Yet. In One Way, It’s Already a Relic. - Slate
It’s a dusty relic—and it hasn’t even launched yet.
https://slate.com/technology/2021/05/jam...


Scientists Want to Grow Babies in the Womb for 40 Days and Kill Them for Research - LifeNews.com
A recent news story describing how scientists in China generated the first human-monkey chimeric embryos (unborn monkeys with human body parts)—a deliberate a
https://www.lifenews.com/2021/05/07/scie...


Astronauts Lay Bare SpaceX Crew Dragon Flight And Journey Experience - Wccftech
NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Shannon Walker, Soichi Noguchi and Victor Glover, shared details about their experience traveling onboard Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Crew Dragon capsule as part of their SpaceX Crew-1 mission for the space…
https://wccftech.com/astronauts-lay-bare...


Sharks Use Earth’s Magnetic Fields to Guide Them Like a Map – “It Really Is Mind Blowing” - SciTechDaily
Sea turtles are known for relying on magnetic signatures to find their way across thousands of miles to the very beaches where they hatched. Now, researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on May 6, 2021, have some of the first solid evidence that s…
https://scitechdaily.com/sharks-use-eart...


Hologram experts can now create real-life images that move in the air - EurekAlert
They may be tiny weapons, but Brigham Young University's holography research group has figured out how to create lightsabers -- green for Yoda and red for Darth Vader, naturally -- with actual luminous beams rising from them.
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/...


SpaceX might try to fly the first Starship prototype to successfully land a second time - TechCrunch
SpaceX is fresh off a high for its Starship spacecraft development program, but according to CEO Elon Musk, it’s already looking ahead to potentially repeating its latest success with an unplanned early reusability experiment. Earlier this week, SpaceX flew t…
http://techcrunch.com/2021/05/07/spacex-...


'Spaghettified' star wrapped around a black hole spotted for the first time - Space.com
Astronomers observe as a giant black hole sucks in a spaghettified star.
https://www.space.com/spaghettified-star...


“I Felt Really Heavy!” – NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts Discuss Their Historic Mission and Return to Earth - SciTechDaily
NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi, participated in the first media event following their mission and splashdown, where they answered questions abou…
https://scitechdaily.com/i-felt-really-h...


Boeing’s Starliner flew to the International Space Station… in a simulation - Yahoo Entertainment
NASA's Commercial Crew program took a great deal longer than expected to produce safe and efficient transportation to the International Space Station. Both...
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/boei...


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