Sunday, July 25

Mars

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NASA’s InSight Mars lander just gave scientists an unprecedented look at the guts of the red planet. Here’s how they compare to Earth’s.

NASA's InSight lander just gave scientists a peek at the make-up of Mars's core, crust, and mantle. A trio of new studies reveal how the interior structure of Mars compares to that of Earth. Evidence also suggests Mars had a strong, protective magnetic field like Earth does, then lost it. LoadingSomething is loading. For the first time, we know...
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NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover will fire a laser from its 7-foot robotic arm to cut its first sample of Martian rock

NASA's Perseverance rover will collect its first Mars rock sample within two weeks, the agency said. The rover's 7-foot robotic arm will cut out a chalk-sized rock sample with a laser. The mission will help NASA search for signs of ancient life on Mars, the agency said. LoadingSomething is loading. NASA on Wednesday said that its Perseverance r...
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Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos both want to colonize space. Here are the biggest problems with their plans, from thinning bones to toxic plants on Mars.

The space race between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk is heating up. Both billionaires have grand but very different plans for human space colonization. Three experts told Insider about the scientific, medical, and ethical challenges facing space colonies. LoadingSomething is loading. We are currently in the middle of a new space race, except this ti...
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Mars and Venus will appear just a finger’s width apart in the night sky on Monday and Tuesday. Here’s how to see it.

Mars and Venus are about to line up in the night sky, getting so close on Monday and Tuesday that they'll almost seem to touch.An astronomical event in which celestial bodies align in the sky like this is called a conjunction.All month, Mars and Venus have been creeping nearer to one another. After sunset on Monday night, the two planets will appear so close together that a full moon couldn't fit in between. That's just a finger's width apart if you hold your hand up to the sky, according to NASA. The two planets will actually get closest together in the early hours of Tuesday morning, but daylight will make that impossible to see. So instead, people will have to wait until after the sun sets on Tuesday to see the two planets...