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NASA's Curiosity Rover has just spent its 2,000th day on Mars!

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has passed its 2,000th day on Mars. To celebrate, NASA unveiled this new panorama of Curiosity, showing Mount Sharp (on which the rover climbs) and a region of clay materials (highlighted in white) that the rover will examine next. This image was taken in January 2018 and released on March 22nd. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / …

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Everything you need to know

China's first prototype space station, Tiangong-1, will crash back to Earth between March 30 and April 3, giving or taking a few days, experts say. Continue reading for an introduction to the space lab and its mission, as well as links to Tiangong 1 stories, galleries, and infographics. Tiangong-1, whose name translates to "Heavenly Palace-1", was not brought aboard by …

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2 billion years old salt rock reveals how life began on the old earth

Oxygen is an important part of life. We and all other animals would not exist on Earth today if our planet did not have much oxygen in its atmosphere and oceans. Read the Latest NES Classic News Researchers have found evidence that oxygen levels have risen significantly about 2.3 billion years ago, transforming Earth from a habitable place to a …

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Stephen Hawking: Thousands Sign Gonville & Caius Condolence Books

Caption The professor was a Fellow at Gonville & Caius College for more than 50 years Thousands of people from around the world have signed condolence books following the death of renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Prof. Hawking, a motor neurone sufferer, died at his home in Cambridge at the age of 76 on March 14. Condolence books at Gonville …

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An alien star sideswiped our solar system and sent comets reeling, scientists say

Some 70,000 years ago, when humans and neanderthals shared the planet, at alien star streaked through the outer edges of our solar system and astronomers say. This idea that a star recently sideswiped our solar system was first raised three years ago by University of Rochester astronomer Eric Mamajek. Scholz's star, which comprises two small, dim stars orbiting each other. …

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Jim Parsons says he is happy with Hawking | to have worked

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jim Parsons appreciated the opportunity to work with Stephen Hawking, but acknowledged that he was a little intimidated about meeting the famous theoretical physicist. Hawking or his voice appeared in seven episodes of Parson's hit series "The Big Bang Theory." "So much of our show is related, based on, besides everything that Stephen Hawking did, aspired, …

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A runaway Chinese space station is scheduled to crash onto the ground next weekend (but where will it land?)

Although much attention has recently been focused on the efforts of super-successful entrepreneurs to launch their own privately funded space programs (Amazon Jeff Bezos has his Blue Origin program, Elon Musk is busy with his Tesla Roadster With his SpaceX rockets, Richard Branson revolves around Mars, catapulting affluent tourists into space with his company Virgin Galactic, and the US and …

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The crew of the International Space Station doubles with the Soyuz MS-08 dock

Derek Richardson 24. March 2018 The full crew of Expedition 55. Top row from left to right: Norishige Kanai, Anton Shkaplerov and Scott Tingle. Bottom row from left to right: Ricky Arnold, Oleg Artemyev and Drew Feustel. Photo credits: NASA TV The International Space Station (ISS) returned to its full crew after the three-headed Soyuz MS-08 with the orbiting outpost …

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