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Monkeys steal Covid-19 test samples from health workers in India world news

Monkeys bullied an Indian health worker and set out with blood samples from coronavirus tests, raising concerns that they might have spread the virus to the region. After the monkeys set out from Meerut near Delhi this week with the three samples, they scurried to nearby trees and one tried to chew his pillage. The sample boxes were later recovered …

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Mars rock samples could bring alien viruses to Earth: Expert

Scientists are preparing for a possible viral encounter. Researchers say people who return from a scheduled visit to Mars in the 2030s need to be quarantined because rock samples from the Red Planet could be as dangerous as Ebola – even if the odds are slim. Missiles returning from Mars must also be subjected to high-heat chemical cleaning. Scott Hubbard, …

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New camera samples from Google Pixel 4a are surprisingly good

Previous leaks related to Google Pixel 4a have told us a lot about the design and performance of the upcoming phone, but very little about camera quality. Last weekend, a blogger got their hands on a pre-release model and took a photo tour to give us a full picture of the imaging features of the Pixel 4a. The contribution was …

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China wants a piece of the moon. This is how moon samples are to be handled.

A look at China’s willingness to process samples of the moon shows steps to be taken to store, process and prepare the samples. China’s Chang’e 5 robotic moon mission is scheduled to start later this year. This company is the third phase in China Chang’e moon exploration program: Return samples from the moon. The reported landing region for Chang’e 5 …

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NASA’s spacecraft OSIRIS-REx is a dress rehearsal with asteroid samples

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, preparing to take a sample of Bennu’s asteroid, has successfully completed a partial sample for its historic journey to the surface of the asteroid. OSIRIS-REx, which Bennu has been orbiting since 2018, is said to try to plunge to the surface in order to take a sample of the asteroid in four months and bring this sample …

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The spacecraft OSIRIS-REx performs the first of two samples before it scans an asteroid – Spaceflight Now

This artist’s concept shows the trajectory and configuration of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft during the checkpoint rehearsal. It was the first time that the mission had taken the first steps to collect a sample from the asteroid Bennu. Credit: NASA / Goddard / University of Arizona NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which operated autonomously onboard more than 140 million miles from Earth, succeeded …

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NASA opens lunar rock samples that have been sealed for over 40 years

NASA has opened a previously sealed rock sample returned by the Moon in 1972, marking the first time it has been analyzed. Next Generation Sample Analysis (ANGSA) has been developed to use new technologies, that were not available at the time of sampling. "We are now able to take measurements that were simply not possible during the years of the …

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NASA wants to send two more missions to Mars to collect rock samples

From left to right: Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands on the moon; From this mission, 47 pounds (21.5 kilograms) samples were returned to Earth. The Mars 2020 rover, featured in an artist's concept rover, will see the first planetary samples in the Jezero Crater on Mars (right). NASA / JPL-Caltech One of Apollo's greatest scientific achievements The mission was …

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