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NASA explains mystery rainbow on Mars

A "rainbow" pictured on Mars is simply a lens flare, NASA has revealed. The NASA Perseverance Mars Rover account tweeted a photo on Tuesday which appeared to show a rainbow on Mars. It was …

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New study reveals when earth to run out of oxygen

All oxygen on Earth may disappear in the next one billion years, potentially resulting in the death of all animals and plants on the planet, a new study published in Nature Geoscience reveals. According to the findings, the …

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Russia and China ready to build first moon base

Russia and China are to collaborate on the international lunar structure, which was thought up by China - the latest build in the space-race against America, The Sun informs. The purpose of the International Lunar Research Stations (ILRS), is to create a long-term robotic presence on the Moon by the start of the next decade, before eventually establishing a sustained human presence. An Order of the Government of the Russian Federation detailing the scheme was published on February 11, but the "date to sign the above mentioned MoU has not been determined yet and is currently discussed with the Chinese partners"

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Chinese ship enters Mars orbit in search of heavenly truth

The Tianwen 1 rover is China’s first foray to the planet, and the country’s most ambitious deep-space mission yet, The Diplomat reports. A Chinese spacecraft went into orbit around Mars on Wednesday on an expedition to land a rover on the surface and scout for signs of ancient life, authorities announced in a landmark step in the country’s most ambitious deep-space mission yet

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NASA signs agreement with Italy to cooperate on Artemis

Italy is the latest country to sign an agreement to cooperate with NASA on the Artemis human lunar exploration program, although the details of Italy’s participation have yet to be worked out, Space News reports.  In a Sept. …

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ISS crew looks for source of small cabin air leak: NASA

Three crew members on board the International Space Station will spend the weekend in the vessel’s Russian segment while they search for the source of a cabin air leak, NASA and Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Thursday, Reuters …

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U.S. to launch military satellite from ISS

The Red-Eye-2 small spacecraft for experiments in the interests of the Defense Department’s office of advanced research projects, DARPA, is scheduled to be launched into orbit on June 17 from the International space station, NASA said. …

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SpaceX's first astronaut launch postponed

SpaceX decided to postpone its Demo-2 launch as unfavorable weather conditions in the region posed risks to the equipment and crew.  Liftoff, which was originally scheduled for 4:33 p.m. May 27, is now moved to the afternoon of May …

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Coronavirus shutdown clears China's air pollution

Satellite images have shown a dramatic decline in pollution levels over China, which is "at least partly" due to an economic slowdown prompted by the coronavirus, according to Nasa. Nasa maps show falling levels of …

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