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Magnetic Fields Around NASA’s Mars Lander Are 10 Times Stronger Than Scientists Expected

Magnetic Fields Around NASA's Mars Lander Are 10 Times Stronger Than Scientists Expected

When NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (Insight) lander set down on Mars in November of 2018, it began its two-year primary mission of studying Mars’ seismology and interior environment.   And now, just over a year and a half later, the results of the lander’s …

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NASA Probe Accidentally Discovers Black Hole Flaring 30,000 Light-Years Away

NASA Probe Accidentally Discovers Black Hole Flaring 30,000 Light-Years Away

While the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft was orbiting asteroid Bennu, one of the instruments on board happened to catch a glimpse of a black hole ‘out of the corner of its eye,’ so to speak.   While intently focusing on the asteroid, the Regolith X-Ray Imaging Spectrometer (REXIS) happened to catch the …

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This Exoplanet Could Actually Be Habitable After All, And It’s Not Even That Far

This Exoplanet Could Actually Be Habitable After All, And It's Not Even That Far

A planet just 124 light-years from Earth could be teeming with life even as you read these words. Astronomers have conducted in-depth analyses of the properties of an exoplanet mid-weight between Earth and Neptune, and found that it could be hospitable after all. The discovery broadens the range of planets astronomers …

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A Stunning Neanderthal Skeleton Was Just Unearthed at a Famous Burial Site

A Stunning Neanderthal Skeleton Was Just Unearthed at a Famous Burial Site

One of the most important archaeological sites for our understanding of Neanderthals is still disgorging its secrets. A new skeleton has been found in Shanidar Cave in Iraqi Kurdistan, and it’s helping reveal how the Neanderthals dealt with their dead.   Shanidar Cave is famous for what is known as …

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