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NASA rover, Perseverance, touches down safely on Mars

After 203 days and 293 million miles, NASA’s latest Mars rover landed safely on the Red Planet. After the usual “seven minutes of terror,” the rover became the fifth vehicle to land on Mars. It touched down in Jezero Crater…

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NASA to fly Ingenuity where no aircraft has been before—Mars

Ingenuity will attempt the first flight on another planet. The four-pound helicopter is strapped to NASA’s Perseverance rover. On Mars, the aircraft will perform a series of test flights to demonstrate if flight is possible. If the missions are a…

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Photographer captures highest resolution photos of snowflakes

Scientist Nathan Myhrvold is one of three people who has created a camera that can take pictures of snowflakes at a microscopic level. Myhrvold’s photos are the highest resolution. He camera is specially equipped to capture the images before the…

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Meet Gitanjali Rao—TIME’s first-ever Kid of the Year

At age 15, Gitanjali Rao isn’t your typical scientist. The brilliant teen was selected as TIME’s Kid of the Year from more than 5,000 kids, ages 8 to 16. Her inventions can sense lead in water, detect early opioid addiction,…

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First Boeing 737 Max flight takes off after 2 years of being grounded

After two deadly crashes in March 2019, the Boeing’s 737 Max was grounded. But not anymore. American Airlines was the first to fly the plane commercially in almost two years. The first flight was from Miami to New York. The…

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Mysterious moonquakes: A fresh look at Apollo-era tremors

People have long assumed that the moon is geologically dead. After all, our natural satellite lacks the internal heat needed for tectonic activity. Right? But new analysis of data recorded by seismometers during the Apollo era is shedding light on…

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