MoonRanger will search for water at moon’s south pole

MoonRanger, a suitcase-size lunar rover being developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Astrobotic, will search for signs of water during a NASA mission to the moon in 2022. Credit: Carnegie Mellon University MoonRanger, a small ....

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The four most promising worlds for alien life in the solar system

NASA’s Curiosity Rover takes a selfie on Mars in June, 2018. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS, CC BY-SA The Earth's biosphere contains all the known ingredients necessary for life as we know it. Broadly speaking these are: liquid ....

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Psychologists suggest using magic tricks to learn more about how the minds of animals work

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A small team of psychology researchers at the University of Cambridge has published a Perspective piece in the journal Science suggesting that magic tricks be used by researchers seeking to learn ....

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Can life survive a star’s death? Webb telescope can reveal the answer

A planet orbiting a small star produces strong atmospheric signals when it passes in front, or 'transits,' its host star, as pictured above. White dwarfs offer astronomers a rare opportunity to characterize rocky planets. Credit: ....

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Researchers discover how worms pass knowledge of a pathogen to offspring

Kaletsky, Moore and colleagues show that a small RNA called P11, made by pathogenic P. aeruginosa bacteria, causes C. elegans worms to avoid the bacterium, and is also responsible for transgenerational inheritance of this avoidance ....

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Where no spacecraft has gone before: A close encounter with binary asteroids

An artist's depiction of the twin Janus spacecraft. Credit: Lockheed Martin CU Boulder and Lockheed Martin will lead a new space mission to capture the first-ever closeup look at a mysterious class of solar system ....

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Self-powered biosensors may open up new paths to medical tracking, treatments

An international team of researchers led by Penn State engineers are exploring the development of stretchable self-powered biosensors that could one day lead to wearable devices that do not need to be recharged, or even ....

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