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Mars didn’t lose all of its water at once, based on Curiosity rover find

Mars was a warm, wet planet that was likely capable of supporting life billions of years ago. Something caused the planet to lose its atmosphere and turn into the harsh, frozen desert it is today. The Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in 2012, has been exploring different aspects of Gale Crater on Mars to…MORE

Alexey Navalny’s press secretary says he’s ‘dying’ as Russian prosecutors target his foundation

The Moscow Prosecutor’s Office filed a lawsuit on Friday with Moscow City Court seeking to label jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny’s anti-corruption foundation known as FBK and his headquarters as “extremist” organizations. Meanwhile, Navalny’s supporters say that his medical condition is rapidly deteriorating. His press secretary said that Navalny was “dying” and his doctors said…MORE

Space is the final frontier for archaeologists

The boot prints left by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong are a tangible legacy of one of humanity’s greatest achievements — putting a man on the moon. It’s a technological feat easily on par with Egypt’s pyramids, the Great Wall or Stonehenge — but how should the Apollo 11 mission site and others be preserved…MORE

Mars helicopter’s first flight could happen on Monday

Mars helicopter’s first flight could happen on Monday

The Ingenuity helicopter is preparing for its historic flight on Mars Monday if everything goes according to plan. The first powered, controlled flight on another planet will take place at 3:30 a.m. ET on April 19, according to NASA. Unlike when the helicopter’s fellow traveler, the Perseverance rover, landed on Mars on February 18, we…MORE

Global Covid-19 death toll passes 3 million as cases surge

Global Covid-19 death toll passes 3 million as cases surge

More than three million people globally have died of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, Johns Hopkins University said on Saturday. With 566,224 deaths, the US has the highest number of fatalities, followed by Brazil with 368,749 and Mexico with 211,693. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday the pandemic was at a…MORE

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and two Russian cosmonauts have landed back on Earth

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and two Russian cosmonauts have landed back on Earth

Just days after the International Space Station’s crew reached 10 people, three have returned to Earth. Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins ended their 185-day mission on the space station Friday. Their departure in the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft aired live on NASA’s TV channel and website. The hatch closed…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

A driver-less boat goes nuts, a pupper gets a horrific adoption ad and popcorn salad stuns the internet. These are the must-watch videos of the week. Berserk boat alert The Coast Guard had to stop a small craft that was out of control off the coast of Miami, after the owner and only passenger had…MORE

Brood X is almost here. Billions of cicadas to emerge in eastern US

Brood X is almost here. Billions of cicadas to emerge in eastern US

Love is in the air this spring in the eastern United States, where billions of cicadas will soon appear in the biggest emergence event since 2004. The insects are part of a group called Brood X — also known as the Great Eastern Brood — which is expected in a geographical range stretching from Tennessee…MORE

Giant radio pulses and X-ray surges are coming from the Crab Nebula

Giant radio pulses and X-ray surges are coming from the Crab Nebula

The hauntingly beautiful Crab Nebula, located 6,500 light-years away in the Taurus constellation, is releasing an incredible amount of energy. The nebula is six light-years wide, and it’s a growing cloud of debris formed from a supernova explosion. (A light-year is six trillion miles). The light from this supernova first reached Earth in July 1054…MORE

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