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  • UTSA’s NASA advanced measurements center hosts inaugural conference | UTSA Today | UTSA

    Exploring the surface of Mars. SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 — UTSA’s NASA Center for Advanced Measurements in Extreme Environments recently hosted its inaugural conference. Researchers from UTSA, external partners and students presented their research in a virtual format. CAMEE is a collaborative venture that includes faculty members from the College of Engineering and College of Sciences. The center’s goal is to…

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    This damage map of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on Aug. 4, 2020 was created by NASA

    NASA Map Shows Devastation Caused By Beirut Blast

    This damage map of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on Aug. 4, 2020 was created by NASA’s … [+] Advanced Radpid Imaging and Analysis team and the Earth Observatory of Singapore. The most severe damage is in dark red. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Earth Observatory of Singapore/ESA On the evening of August 4, two powerful explosions rocked the harbor of Beirut in Lebanon.…

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  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins contract for NASA funded moon lander launch in 2022

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has been picked to launch a NASA-funded mission to the Moon in 2022. Earlier this year, NASA announced it had picked US company Masten Space Systems to manage the delivery of eight different payloads to the Moon as part of Artemis. An artist’s depiction of Masten’s lunar lander on the surface of the moon. (Masten Space…

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    This false color rendering of Ceres highlights the locations of different materials on its surface.

    NASA Mission Shows Dwarf Planet Ceres Is Geologically Active | Smart News

    The largest object in the asteroid belt, a dwarf planet named Ceres, might contain reservoirs of briny liquid, Michael Greshko reports for National Geographic. Seven studies published in three Nature journals detail how NASA’s Dawn spacecraft observed Ceres during its last lap around the dwarf planet in 2017 and 2018. The research teams used the photographs and velocity data measured…

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    Ceres is an ocean world with active geology, according to close-up data from NASA spacecraft Dawn

    Imagine you’re standing in the middle of a crater nearly 100 kilometres wide and 4km deep. The world around you is an incredibly dark, cindery-looking place — the colour you’d expect to find inside a black toner cartridge. Key points: Recent salt deposits on the surface of Ceres suggest it’s still geologically active and has a sub-surface brine reservoir This…

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    NASA Launched New Perseverance Rover to Mars

    “Talking Glass” Audible Stories on Signals AZ made possible by The Fain Signature Group – Celebrating 60 Years of Community Building Was there once life on Mars? Perseverance rover aims to find out! On Thursday, July 30th, at 7:00 am EDT, NASA launched their new robotic astrobiologist on a seven-month journey to the Red Planet. Launching on board is the…

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    “Was There Life on Mars?” UK Scientists Help NASA Answer the Question

    NASA Perseverance Rover. Credit: NASA Scientists from the UK are playing a vital role in a NASA mission to Mars set to launch this Thursday (30 July). Backed by the UK Space Agency, researchers at Imperial College London and the Natural History Museum will help the NASA Perseverance rover select Martian rock and soil samples to be brought back from…

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    NASA: Lake Salda in Turkey is similar to Jezero Crater on Mars

    * Photo: Archive – AA Click to read the article in Turkish The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that researchers are using their understanding of Lake Salda in Turkey to help guide the Mars 2020 mission, which will drop the Perseverance rover into the crater to search for signs of ancient life. According to the NASA…

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    NASA rover off to Mars seeking rocks, signs of life

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle loaded with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers — blasted off for the red planet Thursday as part of a long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life. NASA’s Perseverance rode a mighty…

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    ‘On our way to Mars’: NASA rover to look for signs of life | News, Sports, Jobs

    A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from pad 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The mission will send a Mars rover to the Red Planet to search for signs of life, explore the planet’s geology and much more. (AP Photo/John Raoux) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.…

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