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US, Europe and SpaceX launch a satellite to track rising global sea levels

By Climate Change, engadget, environment, esa, gear, green, nasa, ocean, satellite, sentinel-6, sentinel-6 michael freilich, space, spacex

Scientists should soon have an easier time studying rising sea levels as climate change takes hold. NASA and the ESA have partnered with SpaceX to launch the Sentinel 6 Michael Freilich ocean tracking satellite. The spacecraft will gauge sea l…

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A tiny space rock holds clues about the evolution of life

By amino acids, antarctica, asteroid, astrobiology, asuka 12236, engadget, evolution, life, meteorite, nasa, News, proteins, science, space, tomorrow

Back in 2012, a team of Japanese and Belgian researchers in Antarctica found a golf ball-sized space rock resting in the snow. Now, NASA astronauts have had a chance to study a piece of that meteorite, Asuka 12236, and they say it may hold new…

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Recent damage to the Arecibo telescope could keep it offline for months

By arecibo observatory, damage, engadget, nasa, News, nsf, puerto rico, radio telescope, repair, Research, science, space, tomorrow, ucf

It could take several months to repair the recent damage to Arecibo Observatory, SpaceNews reports. During a NASA meeting earlier this week, Lindley Johnson, director of NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office, said the massive radio tele…

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Hitting the Books: Volcanoes, mortal enemy of the mighty telescope

By astronomy, emily levesque, engadget, feature, hitting the books, hittingthebooks, science, sourcebooks, space, telescopes, the last stargazers, tomorrow, volcano

Humans are, as a species, hardwired to explore. We conquered the planet thanks to untold generations of people needing to see what lay over the next hill or around the next river bend and our infatuation with the stars is no different — we’ve …

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Puerto Rico’s Arecibo radio telescope suffers serious damage

By arecibo observatory, asteroids, damage, engadget, national science foundation, News, nsf, observatory, puerto rico, radio telescope, science, space, telescope, tomorrow, ucf, university of central florida

The Arecibo Observatory — the second-largest radio telescope in the world — is in trouble again. Early this week, a support cable snapped, causing a 100-foot-long gash in the telescope’s reflector dish. It also damaged panels in a receiver c…

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‘For All Mankind’ season 2 teaser introduces the Space Shuttle

By apple, apple tv plus, engadget, entertainment, for all mankind, Internet, News, sdcc2020, services, space, space shuttle, spaceflight, Streaming, teaser, video

Apple committed to a second season of For All Mankind before the first even premiered, and it’s finally clear how the tech giant will follow up its alternative history of spaceflight. The company has premiered a teaser trailer (via Space.com) …

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NASA’s Mars 2020 rover and helicopter are nearly ready for launch

By engadget, ingenuity, jezero crater, jim bridenstine, mars, mars 2020, michael watkins, mimi aung, nasa, News, perseverance, space, thomas zurbuchen, tomorrow

Some 17 years after slinging its Spirit and Opportunity rovers towards the Red Planet, NASA is making final preparations ahead of its Mars 2020 mission launch, this time with Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter in tow. Ahead of next we…

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