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NASA to Prepare Drones to Study Moon and Mars

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have taken an important step in their endeavor to delve into studying Moon and Mars with their development of drones. Engineers from the American government’s agency are cultivating drones, which can soar to those regions like the shielded part of a crater, on Moon, Mars and asteroids that are unreachable for rovers in ...

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Dawn Closing on Asteroid Ceres Sends Images to Help Study Universe Origin

As Dawn delves into the unknown orbit of Ceres next month, some photos of Ceres with a resolution of 8.5 miles per pixel have revealed the white spots clearly, heightening the mystery surrounding the largest asteroid in the solar family. Part of NASA’s Discovery Program, Dawn has orbited one member of the main asteroid belt, Vesta last year and is now heading ...

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Asteroid Impact: Scientists Call for More Resources, Ask for Greater Prevention

Over 100 scientists, including astronauts, have signed a declaration in which they ask for more resources to prevent asteroid strikes against Earth and raise awareness about the danger such strikes could pose. In an event held simultaneously in London and San Francisco on Wednesday, six of the signatories presented the “100x Asteroid Declaration” which says that without human intervention, the ...

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Bad Weather: Japan’s Hayabusa-2 Launch Delayed, Likely to Launch on December 1

The bad weather caused the space agency of Japan to delay the Saturday launch of Hayabusa-2 spacecraft, which was set to land on a carbon-rich asteroid named 1999 JU3, on Saturday. The launch can now be expected on December 1. Scheduled to lift off from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan, Hayabusa-2’s target is a 900-metre-long space rock that is ...

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Impacts of Asteroids on Earth Made Bizarre Diamonds, Say Scientists

A team of scientists largely from Arizona State University (ASU) show that what has been called lonsdaleite is in fact a structurally disordered form of ordinary diamond. Scientists have long argued about the existence of a form of diamond called lonsdaleite associated with impacts by meteorites and asteroids. “So-called lonsdaleite is actually the long-familiar cubic form of diamond but it ...

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