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ESA Deep Space Stations Ready for NASA’s Insight Mars Flight

(ESA) – 4 May 2018 – NASA’s latest mission to Mars begins tomorrow. ESA deep space ground stations in Australia and South America will track the InSight spacecraft on NASA’s

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NASA Astronauts Return to Earth, Land Safely in Kazakhstan

(NASA) – Three members of the Expedition 54 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS), including NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, returned to Earth on Tuesday after

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NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

(NASA) – NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable

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Graphene from Soybeans

(SPACE DAILY) – A breakthrough by CSIRO-led scientists has made the world’s strongest material more commercially viable, thanks to the humble soybean. Graphene is a carbon material that is one

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Dwarf Star 200 Light Years Away Contains Life’s Building Blocks

(SPACE DAILY) – Many scientists believe the Earth was dry when it first formed, and that the building blocks for life on our planet – carbon, nitrogen and water –

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NASA Has Picked Out Three Potential Landing Sites for its Mars 2020 Rover

(THE VERGE) – As NASA continues to develop its next Mars rover, the space agency also has the important job of figuring out where to put the vehicle on the

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NASA Will Visit A Metal-Rich Asteroid Worth ‘Quadrillions’

(HUFF POST) – In 2023 NASA will visit Psyche, an asteroid that if caught and returned to Earth would have the potential to change the world as we know it.

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Graphene’s Sleeping Superconductivity Awakens

(UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE) – Since its discovery in 2004, scientists have believed that graphene may have the innate ability to superconduct. Now Cambridge researchers have found a way to activate

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A Fountain of Ammonia Pokes Holes in the Standard Model

(Ars Technica) – All the cool kids are talking about dark energy and dark matter. Why? Because these are things that current physical models don’t predict. The hope is that

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New ‘Smart’ Fibers Curb Fires in Lithium-Ion Batteries

(SCIENCE NEWS) – Hoverboards and certain cell phones powered by lithium-ion batteries occasionally go up in flames. Scientists now have a new plan for squelching these fires before they flare

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