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Voyager Golden Records 40 years later: Real audience was always here on Earth

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Voyager Golden Records 40 years later: Real audience was always here on Earth

Voyager Golden Records 40 years later: Real audience was always here on Earth What message would you send to outer space? NASA/JPL-Caltech, CC BY Jason Wright, Pennsylvania State University Forty years ago, NASA launched Voyager I and II to explore the outer solar system. The […]

NASA Watches the Sun Put a Stop to Its Own Eruption

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NASA Watches the Sun Put a Stop to Its Own Eruption

NASA Watches the Sun Put a Stop to Its Own Eruption On Sept. 30, 2014, multiple NASA observatories watched what appeared to be the beginnings of a solar eruption. A filament — a serpentine structure consisting of dense solar material and often associated with solar […]

Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn

This artist's rendering shows Cassini as the spacecraft makes one of its final five dives through Saturn's upper atmosphere in August and September 2017. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn

Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn’s upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the […]

Five Years Ago and 154 Million Miles Away: Touchdown!

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Five Years Ago and 154 Million Miles Away: Touchdown!

Five Years Ago and 154 Million Miles Away: Touchdown! NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, which landed near Mount Sharp five years ago this week, is examining clues on that mountain about long-ago lakes on Mars. On Aug. 5, 2012, the mission team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion […]

Saturn’s moon Titan may harbour simple life forms – and reveal how organisms first formed on Earth

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Saturn’s moon Titan may harbour simple life forms – and reveal how organisms first formed on Earth

Saturn’s moon Titan may harbour simple life forms – and reveal how organisms first formed on Earth False colour mosaic made from infrared data collected by the Cassini spacecraft. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute Ravi Desai, UCL How chemical reactions on a lifeless […]

The Dark Side of the Crater: How Light Looks Different on the Moon and What NASA Is Doing About It

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The Dark Side of the Crater: How Light Looks Different on the Moon and What NASA Is Doing About It

The Dark Side of the Crater: How Light Looks Different on the Moon and What NASA Is Doing About It Things look different on the Moon. Literally. Because the Moon isn’t big enough to hold a significant atmosphere, there is no air and there are […]

Large, Distant Comets More Common Than Previously Thought

This illustration shows how scientists used data from NASA's WISE spacecraft to determine the nucleus sizes of comets. They subtracted a model of how dust and gas behave in comets in order to obtain the core size. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Large, Distant Comets More Common Than Previously Thought

Large, Distant Comets More Common Than Previously Thought Comets that take more than 200 years to make one revolution around the Sun are notoriously difficult to study. Because they spend most of their time far from our area of the solar system, many “long-period comets” […]

What an artificial intelligence researcher fears about AI

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What an artificial intelligence researcher fears about AI

What an artificial intelligence researcher fears about AI Will the robots come to control us? Peshkova Arend Hintze, Michigan State University As an artificial intelligence researcher, I often come across the idea that many people are afraid of what AI might bring. It’s perhaps unsurprising, […]