Friday, October 22

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NASA's Perseverance Rover Captures the Sounds of Mars
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NASA's Perseverance Rover Captures the Sounds of Mars

NASA's Perseverance Rover Captures the Sounds of Mars NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover carries two microphones which are directly recording sounds on the Red Planet, including the Ingenuity helicopter and the rover itself at work. For the very first time, these audio recordings offer a new way to experience the planet. Earth and Mars have different atmospheres, which affects the way sound is heard. Justin Maki, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Nina Lanza, a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, explain some of the notable audio recorded on Mars in this video. For more information on Perseverance, visit https://mars.nasa.gov/perseverance. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/CNES/CNRS/IRAP/DPA
Solving Space – Internal Communication System
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Solving Space – Internal Communication System

Solving Space – Internal Communication System This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. From the Apollo era to NASA’s Artemis generation, good communication is key when you are stepping out into the vastness of space. That’s why astronauts have always relied on an internal communication system to keep them connected to their crew and ground support personnel during every spacewalk. Solve space today by unscrambling this image of an astronaut’s “Snoopy Cap”, which makes it possible for astronauts to communicate with other crew members and mission control during extravehicular activities (EVAs). You wouldn’t think of leaving your house without your phone. The idea of not being able to communicate is a scary thought for most of us. But what ab...
Space exploration is the ultimate plan B. Here’s why. | Garrett Reisman | Big Think
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Space exploration is the ultimate plan B. Here’s why. | Garrett Reisman | Big Think

Space exploration is the ultimate plan B. Here’s why. | Garrett Reisman | Big Think Space exploration is the ultimate plan B. Here’s why. Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Space exploration is more than just the ultimate adventure, our study and investigation of space yields great scientific rewards, says astronaut Garrett Reisman. Earth is wonderful, but it won't last forever, so it's important that we maintain a big picture view to ensure the survival of the human species. Exploring space is our ticket to ""the ultimate plan B,"" according to Reisman. If there were to occur a ...
The Exploration Behind the Inspiration at NASA
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The Exploration Behind the Inspiration at NASA

The Exploration Behind the Inspiration at NASAWe launched our Spitzer Space Telescope into orbit around the Sunday on Aug. 25, 2003. Since then, the observatory has been lifting the veil on the wonders of the cosmos, from our own solar system to faraway galaxies, using infrared light.Thanks to Spitzer, scientists were able to confirm the presence of seven rocky, Earth-size planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. The telescope has also provided weather maps of hot, gaseous exoplanets and revealed a hidden ring around Saturn. It has illuminated hidden collections of dust in a wide variety of locations, including cosmic nebulas (clouds of gas and dust in space), where young stars form, and swirling galaxies. Spitzer has additionally investigated some of the universe’s oldest galaxies and stared at ...
Live Event with Astronaut Kate Rubins
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Live Event with Astronaut Kate Rubins

Live Event with Astronaut Kate Rubins On her first trip to the International Space Station, Kate Rubins became the first person to sequence DNA in space. Find out the plans for her next trip during a live event at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 1. Rubins and two Russian crewmates will launch to the station in October.