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A Dust Devil moved across NASA's lander on Mars

On February 1, InSight discovered a vortex of wind shortly before his two solar panels received power surges. Although they were small – 0.7% on one side and 2.7% on the other – the improvements indicated that the wind was actually lifting mastics off the plates. The lander landed on the surface in late November, giving him time to collect …

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A Martian Dust Devil Sweeps Right Over NASA's InSight Lander

NASA's InSight Lander with a thin coating of reddish dust on the solar panels. Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech The InSight lander seems to have been hit by one of Mars' famous dust devils, but do not worry – the NASA probe is just fine. If anything, the sudden blast of wind helped to clear some annoying dust that has been …

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Massive dust storms could have sucked away Marswater – BGR

Mars, as we know it today, is a mostly dry, dusty place with some ice in remote regions. It's barren and we're pretty sure it's lifeless today, but that may not always be the case. Scientists believe that Mars was once a relatively humid world, but if that's true, where is all that moisture left? A new study published in …

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Moon dust and magical secrets mingle at the Beresheet crash site

Somewhere in or near the new lunar crater created by the crash of the Israeli Beresheet probe lies a small pile of metal discs etched with 30 million pages of human knowledge – including the secrets of famous magical acts, the The effort behind the tweet tweeted Wednesday. "Accurately kept secrets to David Copperfield's magic tricks lie somewhere on the …

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Cosmic Dust Bunnies: Scientists find dust ring around mercury

In this illustration, several dust rings orbit the sun. These rings form when the heaviness of the planets pull dust grains into orbit around the sun. Scientists recently discovered Mercury's dust orbit in orbit. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center / Mary Pat Hrybyk-Keith Dust is everywhere – in bookshelves, under the couch and now apparently in rings around Mercury. Astronomers …

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What scientists found as they sift dust in space

Just as dust collects in the corners and on the bookshelves, dust also builds up in space. However, when the dust settles in the solar system, it is often in rings. Several dust rings orbiting the sun. The rings trace the orbits of planets whose gravity drags dust around the sun on their way to the center of the solar …

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Surprise! Dust ring discovered in the orbit of Mercury

Two dusty discoveries can shatter our understanding of the inner solar system. Mercury shares its high orbit with a large ring of moving dust, as a recent study suggests. And a cloud of as yet undiscovered asteroids has probably led to a similar halo in the neighborhood of Venus, concludes a new newspaper. "It's not every day to discover something …

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