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Extreme fungus from Chernobyl under study for use in protective shields against space radiation
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Extreme fungus from Chernobyl under study for use in protective shields against space radiation

Scientists have theorised that these organisms could serve as radiation shields for future astronauts on long-distance missions.

Crashed Beresheet lander may have colonised the moon with 'water bears' from Earth
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Crashed Beresheet lander may have colonised the moon with 'water bears' from Earth

Tardigrades, or water bears, can survive without water for at least 10 years, as per recent research.

Flash of radio waves detected by astronomers traced back to its galactic origins
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Flash of radio waves detected by astronomers traced back to its galactic origins

Two independent groups have localized flashes of these millisecond-long bursts from Milky Way-esque galaxies.

NASA's Twins Study reveals genetic implications of long-term space travel
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NASA's Twins Study reveals genetic implications of long-term space travel

Findings from the study will help make decisions about long-term missions to the Moon & Mars.

This non-toxic material could soon replace lead in solar cell technology in space
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This non-toxic material could soon replace lead in solar cell technology in space

Perovskites are efficient, have a high power-to-weight ratio & high tolerance to space radiation.

3,00,000 newly-discovered galaxies mapped in groundbreaking survey of the universe
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3,00,000 newly-discovered galaxies mapped in groundbreaking survey of the universe

The team also plans to map the entire northern sky in high-res, potentially revealing millions more.

NASA claims round-trip mission to Mars could last three years; to explore how it might affect human body
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NASA claims round-trip mission to Mars could last three years; to explore how it might affect human body

Combined with ongoing NASA studies, the new research could enable safer and more effective travel to destinations beyond low-Earth orbit.