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The world's largest aircraft designed for satellite-based rockets, launches its first test flight out of the Mojave Desert

After years of development in the desert north of Los Angeles, a gigantic, six-engine mega jet with the wingspan of an American football field started on Saturday morning for the first time at the Mojave Air and Space Port. Stratolaunch Systems, the company founded in 2011 by the late co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, completed the first test flight of …

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How are rovers looking for alien life in the desert

The Martian surface is harsh, a dry, cold, irradiated environment. But ancient Mars may have been habitable for microbial life because of it's supported water. The rovers are looking for biosignatures in Martian soil. A NASA-funded study is deploying a robotic rover in the Atacama Desert 2013 for a trial mission to find signs of life in another inhospitable environment. …

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Simulated mission in the Chilean desert shows how a rover could detect life on Mars

A NASA rover mission in the Martian-style Atacama Desert. Image: Stephen Pointing Using the barren Atacama Desert in Chile as a replacement for Mars, researchers have shown that this is possible with an autonomous rover drill that captures life beneath a desolate surface. Encouragingly, the test led to the discovery of a resilient microorganism – the kind of creature that …

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California has a strange new desert. It is in the Pacific.

Darryl Fears Reporter focuses on the Chesapeake Bay and topics that affect wildlife 1. February Six years after being plagued by a wasteful disease off a coast in northern California, the Sunflower Sea Star – one of the most colorful starfish in the ocean – has almost disappeared, and the domino effect threatens to oversee an entire marine ecosystem unravel. …

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Volunteers are jailed after food and water in the desert where migrants died

Volunteers belonging to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson's No More Deaths ministry were sentenced to six months in prison and fined after being sentenced on Friday by federal judge Bernardo Velasco. The volunteers – Natalie Hoffman, Oona Holcomb, Madeline Huse and Zaachila Orozco – were charged with entering a national wildlife sanctuary without permission and ownership, according to a …

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"Africa" ​​plays endlessly somewhere in the Namibian desert

There are only a few things in this world: Death, taxes and anywhere in the world plays the toto song "Africa". The last song is not exaggerated, thanks to an artist in Namibia who did this. It made it so that the song in the Namib Desert will be played forever. Max Siedentopf has installed a solar-powered sound installation called …

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Collect clean water from the air, inspired by the desert life

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People can sleep in the most basic quarters and scrape together a meal from the most modest of ingredients. But without clean water we can not survive. And in places where water is scarce-in the deserts of the world, for example-water to people requires technical skills and irrigation that can be cumbersome and expensive. Two new …

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Europe tests Rovers in the Moroccan desert landscape of Morocco

Several European Space Agencies have recently deployed Mars rovers in Morocco for field tests conducted in a Mars-like environment. According to the European Space Agency, the tests took place on the northern edge of the Sahara Desert, which was designated by the Europlanet research infrastructure as a location very similar to the Martian landscape. The tests included three Mars rovers …

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