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China has successfully landed a rover on Mars, state media says

China has successfully landed a rover on Mars, state media says

China has successfully landed its rover on Mars, according to state media, becoming the second country in history to have a rover on the red planet. The rover, Zhurong, named after a god of fire in Chinese mythology, landed Saturday morning at the pre-selected area in Utopia Planitia on Mars, according to the state-run Xinhua…MORE

Scientists bring to life nearly 100 baby sharks through artificial insemination

Scientists bring to life nearly 100 baby sharks through artificial insemination

Sharks are as fascinating as they are endangered, and scientists have been sounding the alarm on the rate at which shark populations are declining. Sixteen out of 31 oceanic shark species are now critically endangered or endangered, a study published in the journal Nature found earlier this year. The number of oceanic sharks and rays…MORE

Perseverance rover is ready to unlock the history of Mars

Perseverance rover is ready to unlock the history of Mars

For the past month, the Perseverance rover has spent much of its time documenting the flights of the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. In between those events, the rover has also been taking in the local view and spied a multitude of intriguing rocks. Now, Perseverance is gearing up to conduct its primary mission: studying Jezero…MORE

New images of Jupiter reveal some of the planet’s mysterious features

New images of Jupiter reveal some of the planet’s mysterious features

Images captured by two different telescopes are showing our solar system’s largest planet in a new light. The Gemini North telescope in Hawaii and the Hubble Space Telescope have captured Jupiter in visible, infrared and ultraviolet light, revealing striking atmospheric features of the gas giant in detail. These include superstorms, massive cyclones and, of course,…MORE

Voyager spacecraft detects ‘persistent hum’ beyond our solar system

Voyager spacecraft detects ‘persistent hum’ beyond our solar system

One of the Earth’s longest-flying spacecraft has detected a “persistent hum” beyond our solar system, according to a new study. NASA’s Voyager 1 launched on September 5 1977, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a Titan-Centaur rocket, just weeks after its sister craft, Voyager 2. Although they were initially designed to last five years, more than…MORE

Gnawed bones of 9 Neanderthals found in Italian cave in ‘extraordinary’ discovery

The discovery of the ancient remains of nine Neanderthals, a pack of hyenas and several elephants in the Guattari Cave near the Italian resort town of San Felice Circeo has astounded archaeologists, who have long suspected that a considerable population lived in the area. “It is an extraordinary discovery,” Dario Franceschini, Italy’s cultural minister, said…MORE

NASA spacecraft carrying history-making asteroid sample now heading toward Earth

NASA spacecraft carrying history-making asteroid sample now heading toward Earth

After spending two-and-a-half years together, a NASA spacecraft bid farewell to its asteroid companion Monday and began the long journey back to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission, and it carries a generous amount of material collected from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. It’s the culmination of years of hard work…MORE

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