The Water-Lakes-on-Mars Debate Just Got More Interesting

The Water-Lakes-on-Mars Debate Just Got More Interesting

This image taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows ice sheets at Mars’ south pole. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/JHU Scientists have been arguing for years about ambiguous radar scans of Mars’ south pole. Do they reveal underground lakes of liquid water? Or something else? Two new papers out this week have added even more intrigue …

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Pacific Ocean set to make way for world's next supercontinent

Pacific Ocean set to make way for world’s next supercontinent

A possible Amasia configuration 280 Myr into the future. Credit: Curtin University New Curtin University-led research has found that the world’s next supercontinent, Amasia, will most likely form when the Pacific Ocean closes in 200 to 300 million years. Published in National Science Review, the research team used a supercomputer to simulate how a supercontinent …

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NASA, SpaceX to study feasibility of boosting beleaguered Hubble Space Telescope into higher orbit

NASA and SpaceX last week agreed to an unfunded study to investigate the feasibility of boosting the Hubble Space Telescope, which is at risk of falling out of orbit in the next decade, into a higher orbit.  SpaceX approached NASA earlier this year about potentially using one of its Dragon spacecrafts to move the telescope …

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Hubble/Webb Side-by-Side of Dimorphos Ejecta

Webb and Hubble Space Telescopes Capture Detailed Views of DART Asteroid Impact

These images, Hubble on left and Webb on the right, show observations of the Didymos-Dimorphos system several hours after NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) intentionally impacted the moonlet asteroid. It was the world’s first test of the kinetic impact technique using a spacecraft to deflect an asteroid by modifying its orbit. Both Webb and …

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Liking another group doesn't mean you dislike your own

Liking another group doesn’t mean you dislike your own

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain More than 70 years ago, a pair of psychologists conducted a study in which they asked young Black girls to choose between Black and white dolls. The girls overwhelmingly chose white dolls, ascribing positive attributes to them. The Black girls’ choices and reasoning were interpreted by study authors to indicate “a …

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Exploring Ceres in Labs

Scientists Identify the Source of the Planet Ceres’ Unexpected Geological Activity

Dwarf planet Ceres is shown in these false-color renderings, which highlight differences in surface materials. Images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft were used to create a movie of Ceres rotating, followed by a flyover view of Occator Crater, home of Ceres’ brightest area. Credit: NASA/JPL Modeling reveals how Ceres powers unexpected geologic activity. According to Scott King, …

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Hubble And Webb Pics Reveal DART Impact Was Even Bigger Than Expected

Hubble And Webb Pics Reveal DART Impact Was Even Bigger Than Expected

The James Webb and Hubble telescopes on Thursday revealed their first images of a spacecraft deliberately smashing into an asteroid, as astronomers indicated that the impact looks to have been much greater than expected. The world’s telescopes turned their gaze towards the space rock Dimorphos earlier this week for a historic test of Earth’s ability …

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NASA and SpaceX are conducting a six-month feasibility study to assess whether a Dragon mission could safely boost the orbit of, and perhaps also otherwise service, the Hubble Space Telescope.

SpaceX, NASA look at launching Dragon to service Hubble Space Telescope

Astronauts could visit the Hubble Space Telescope again someday, this time on a private spacecraft. Hubble launched to Earth orbit in April 1990 and received five sets of visitors over the next two decades. These astronaut crews, who arrived on NASA space shuttle missions, repeatedly repaired, maintained and upgraded the iconic scope, allowing it to …

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Discovery of ‘fingerprint’ confirms alarming predictions of Greenland ice sheet melt

Discovery of ‘fingerprint’ confirms alarming predictions of Greenland ice sheet melt

Scientists now have unambiguous proof that a phenomenon critical to predicting the impact of climate change exists. Researchers announced Thursday that they had detected the sea level “fingerprint” of the Greenland ice sheet melt, pinpointing the unique pattern of sea level change linked to the melting ice. It’s the first time such a fingerprint has …

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The James Webb Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope observed NASA

DART asteroid crash seen by James Webb, Hubble space telescopes (photos)

The James Webb Space Telescope and its older counterpart Hubble photographed the impact of NASA’s asteroid-smashing DART probe into the space rock Dimorphos on Monday (Sept. 26). The observations were the first job the two space telescopes performed in sync, according to NASA, and their collaboration will reveal new information about the battered asteroid. The …

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