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Great find in a tiny mammal-like skull found under a dinosaur foot

In 2006, a team of paleontologists in Utah investigated the fossils of a large dinosaur when they discovered a tiny skull under its foot that was different from anything they had seen in the area. Now scientists have discovered that the fossilized skull belonged to an ancient relative of modern mammals, who haunted North America about 130 million years ago. …

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Tiny Satellites first global map of ice clouds

Astronauts on Earth see large, white clouds spreading from the International Space Station over the planet. You can not distinguish a gray rain cloud from a swollen white cloud. While satellites can see through many clouds and appreciate the liquid rainfall they hold, they can not see the smaller ice particles that produce enormous rain clouds. An experimental small satellite …

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Tiny NASA satellites record global ice clouds

A tiny NASA satellite – about the size of a loaf of bread – has created the first global map of ice clouds. IceCube, deployed last year by the International Space Station, tests instruments for their ability. Space-based measurements of small, frozen crystals that form ice clouds. Ice clouds begin as tiny particles in the atmosphere. By absorbing moisture, the …

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NASA sends a tiny robotic helicopter to Mars

An animation of the Mars Helicopter and the Mars 2020 Rover. (NASA / JPL-CalTech) In five decades of exploration of Mars, NASA has sent orbiters, lander and rovers to explore Earth's neighbor. But the Space Agency's next mission will be the first to send a tiny robotic helicopter to another planet The Mars Helicopter, an autonomous spacecraft with a meter-long …

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NASA will send tiny helicopters to Mars • The Register

VID Why crawl when you can fly? Because flying in a thin atmosphere is tough, but Mars 2020 will try anyway Illustration of the Mars 2020 helicopter on Mars. Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech NASA has announced that its Mars 2020 mission will include a small helicopter. The charm of a copter is obvious: it will be faster than a crawling …

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NASA will launch a tiny helicopter to Mars in 2020

NASA has announced that it will be sending a helicopter to Mars in just over two years. If successful, this Mars explorer with a roughly ball-sized body would be the first on another planet. NASA hopes to bring the Mars 2020 prototype to Mars with the agency's rover looking for signs of past life on the Red Planet. "After the …

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