NASA wants to change the way we think about the habitable zone

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NASA wants to change the way we think about the habitable zone “There are great possibilities in expanding the habitable zone beyond our traditional blinders on that vision where it’s Earth or nothing.” That’s Dr. Cynthia Phillips, a planetary geologist at NASA’s…

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Juno gives us a look at what’s happening beneath Jupiter’s surface

Juno gives us a look at what’s happening beneath Jupiter’s surface

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Juno gives us a look at what’s happening beneath Jupiter’s surface The Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016 and it has already provided us with a wealth of information about the gas giant. Today, four Nature papers describe new observations…

NASA’s Hubble successor may miss its launch window

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NASA’s Hubble successor may miss its launch window The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s successor to Hubble, has undergone its share of delays. Now, things are getting even tighter. A report from the US Government Accountability Office finds that because of ongoing…

Water could be extracted all over the Moon, not just at its poles

Water could be extracted all over the Moon, not just at its poles

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Water could be extracted all over the Moon, not just at its poles If we’re ever going to colonize another world, we can’t rely solely on the supplies we bring with us. We’ll have to make use of the resources available at…

NASA’s Opportunity rover sees its 5,000th day on Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover sees its 5,000th day on Mars

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NASA’s Opportunity rover sees its 5,000th day on Mars This weekend, NASA’s Opportunity rover spent its 5,000th day on Mars. While that is a feat in and of itself, it’s even more impressive when you consider that it was only planned to…