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The Guide for the Next Decade of Space Research Just Dropped

Tech News || Who pays for the United States’ astronomy and astrophysics projects—our collective staring into the void, seeking cosmic…

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The Future Is Bleak. Pondering Pangaea Gives Me Hope

Tech News || The human passion for gouging burnable stuff out of the earth and reducing it to ashes may…

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A Huge Subterranean ‘Tree’ Is Moving Magma to Earth’s Surface

Tech News || Combining the data from the giant array with additional seismic data sets proved instrumental, as it allowed…

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Drills a Mars Rock on Its Second Attempt

Tech News || As the Perseverance rover drilled into a rock on Wednesday to collect a sample from Jezero Crater…

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Why Perseverance’s First Mars Drilling Attempt Came Up Empty

Tech News || Last week, NASA’s Perseverance rover shot for a new milestone in the search for extraterrestrial life: Drilling…

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Will a Volcanic Eruption Be a Burp or a Blast?

Tech News || Last December, a gloopy ooze of lava began extruding out of the summit of La Soufrière, a…

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Ancient Rocks Reveal When Earth’s Plate Tectonics Began

Tech News || Tusch and Münker developed a powerful new method for extracting tiny traces of tungsten from ancient rocks.…

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What Dust From Space Tells Us About Ourselves

Tech News || Every year, roughly 10 particles of space dust land on each square meter of Earth’s surface. “That…

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NASA On The Cusp With $967 Million Mission To Weird ‘Psyche’ Asteroid Worth 75,000 Times Our Global Economy

News Post || Tech News This artist’s concept depicts the 140-mile-wide (226-kilometer-wide) asteroid Psyche, which lies in … [+] the…

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How NASA Scrambled to Save OSIRIS-REx From Leaky Disaster

Tech News || The leak’s source was easy to spot. Rock-sized pieces of regolith were bulging the head’s Mylar flap…

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