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Google Earth adds time-lapse feature for satellite imagery to show impacts of climate change
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Google Earth adds time-lapse feature for satellite imagery to show impacts of climate change

Google says it undertook the complex project in partnership with several government agencies.

NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft leaves a mess on asteroid while making its return to Earth
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NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft leaves a mess on asteroid while making its return to Earth

A depression is visible where Osiris-Rex penetrated the asteroid’s surface. Boulders were hurled by the pressurised nitrogen gas that was fired at the ground to churn up material for vacuuming, and by the spacecraft’s getaway thruster.

Two cosmonauts, one astronaut arrive at the International Space Station
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Two cosmonauts, one astronaut arrive at the International Space Station

For a brief period, the strength at the ISS is 10, but three astronauts will return home, reducing the number to seven again.

NASA postpones Ingenuity helicopter's first flight due to tech issues with its rotor
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NASA postpones Ingenuity helicopter's first flight due to tech issues with its rotor

Flight is a true challenge on Mar because the air is so thin and it has to spin its rotor blades much faster than it does on Earth

ISRO, NASA join hands for NISAR satellite to track disasters, impact of climate change
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ISRO, NASA join hands for NISAR satellite to track disasters, impact of climate change

It is being assembled in a NASA clean room, after which it will be sent to India to prep it for launch at UR Rao Space Centre.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter spends its first night in frigid Martian temperatures
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter spends its first night in frigid Martian temperatures

The first flight will see it climbing to a height of three meters, hover there for 30 seconds and then descend.

NASA's Perseverance rover deploys Ingenuity helicopter on Mars' surface
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NASA's Perseverance rover deploys Ingenuity helicopter on Mars' surface

Ingenuity will take high-resolution photography as it flies up to five times with gradual difficulty over the month.

NASA begins assembling spacecraft bound for metal-rich asteroid Psyche
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NASA begins assembling spacecraft bound for metal-rich asteroid Psyche

Scientists think it is composed mainly of iron and nickel and the spacecraft is supposed to launch by August 2022.

ISRO strikes partnership with IIST to advance space research similar to NASA-JPL-Caltech model
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ISRO strikes partnership with IIST to advance space research similar to NASA-JPL-Caltech model

Under this initiative, around 28-30 new and advanced "futuristic projects” will be taken up.

Language of space exploration rhetoric can affect public perception of space activities
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Language of space exploration rhetoric can affect public perception of space activities

Would we want futuristic Mars settlements to operate like modern-day Earth towns, or could we do better?

Asteroid Apophis is not a threat to Earth for at least next 100 years, says US space agency NASA
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Asteroid Apophis is not a threat to Earth for at least next 100 years, says US space agency NASA

Scientists were able to refine Apophis' orbit around the sun thanks to radar observations earlier this month, when the asteroid passed within 17 million kilometers

Natural caves on the moon can be used to stores samples of Earth's biodiversity
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Natural caves on the moon can be used to stores samples of Earth's biodiversity

The researchers believe that it would be similar to the Svalbard Seed Bank, an existing repository in Norway that holds hundreds of thousands of plant samples.

NASA hopes that Ingenuity helicopter takes flight on Mars by early April
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NASA hopes that Ingenuity helicopter takes flight on Mars by early April

Ingenuity will be attempting to fly in an atmosphere that is one percent the density of Earth's, which makes achieving lift harder.

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter clears tests, inches closer to historic first flight in April
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter clears tests, inches closer to historic first flight in April

A successful take-off and hover attempt on its first flight will accomplish 90 percent of the project's key goals, a mission expert said.

Former senator Bill Nelson who flew in space shuttle nominated by Biden to lead NASA
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Former senator Bill Nelson who flew in space shuttle nominated by Biden to lead NASA

If confirmed by the Senate, Nelson – who currently serves as an advisor to NASA – will become the agency's 14th administrator.

NASA's SLS moon rocket passes 'hot fire' engine test; test launch plans remain unclear
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NASA's SLS moon rocket passes 'hot fire' engine test; test launch plans remain unclear

The SLS rocket will send an empty Orion capsule to the moon and back in a test flight later this year or in 2022.

Where did all of Mars' water go? NASA thinks its trapped under its surface
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Where did all of Mars' water go? NASA thinks its trapped under its surface

They found that the planet lost most of its water between four to 3.7 billion years ago,

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei may spend a year at the space station, for science
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NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei may spend a year at the space station, for science

He was added to the next Soyuz crew, in order to keep a constant US presence on the ISS, as operations would be hampered if no Americans were on board.

SpaceX helps the space station enter its Golden Age 20 years after it was launched
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SpaceX helps the space station enter its Golden Age 20 years after it was launched

More than 3,000 experiments have been carried out in this microgravity laboratory, which flies at an average of 400 kilometres above Earth, at 28,000 km/h.

NASA once again puts Hubble Telescope in safe mode due to mysterious bug
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NASA once again puts Hubble Telescope in safe mode due to mysterious bug

This isn’t the first time that the telescope has been put in safe mode as some technical glitch in 2018 forced the agencies to do the same.