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This new ocean-mapping satellite will help us all understand the impacts of climate change

Home News Science & Astronomy Examining coastal sea rise, tracking underwater ocean waves and adding to long-term data about climate change will be the main scientific return of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite mission, officials said in a press conference.The satellite is expected to launch Nov. 10 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape…

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NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance is halfway to the Red Planet

Home News Spaceflight NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover reached its halfway point — 146.3 million miles (235.4 million kilometers) — on its journey to the Red Planet’s Jezero Crater on Oct. 27, 2020, at 4:40 EDT (2040 GMT). (Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA’s next Mars rover is halfway to its otherworldly destination.The Mars 2020 rover Perseverance,…

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China chooses landing site for its Tianwen-1 Mars rover

China has apparently chosen a primary landing site for its Tianwen-1 Mars rover ahead of the spacecraft’s arrival at the Red Planet in February 2021. Tianwen-1, consisting of an orbiter and a lander-rover duo, is currently on its way to Mars following launch on a Long March 5 rocket on July 23. Mission team members have…

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Europe will help build NASA’s moon-orbiting Gateway space station

Home News Spaceflight (Image: © ESA/NASA/ATG Medialab) NASA’s moon-orbiting space station just got a new high-profile partner.The European Space Agency (ESA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday (Oct. 27) formalizing its collaboration on Gateway, a planned outpost in lunar orbit that NASA sees as key to its Artemis program of crewed moon exploration.Under…


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is tucking away precious asteroid samples for safekeeping

Home News Spaceflight Captured by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s SamCam camera on Oct. 22, 2020, this series of three images shows that the sampler head on the NASA spacecraft is full of rocks and dust collected from the surface of the asteroid Bennu. Some of these particles are slowly escaping the sampler head. Analysis by the…

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We have to wait longer than expected for coronavirus vaccine trial results – but that might be great news

Coronavirus vaccine candidate maker Pfizer was expected to release early efficacy results for Phase 3 in mid-October, ahead of the presidential election. That’s no longer the case, as the first efficacy data isn’t yet available. Pfizer, which is blinded to the study, awaits conclusions from an independent data and safety monitoring board. The first results…

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Today’s best deals: FDA-authorized KN95 masks under $2, Clorox wipes, $9 LED smart bulbs, $24 wireless earbuds, more

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. You’re not going to believe how good today’s top daily deals are. In fact, we can hardly believe it! Highlights include Weddingstar face masks that are stylish and on sale for the first time…

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If you have these 2 symptoms, it could be severe COVID-19 so call your doctor immediately

A new study has shed light on which early coronavirus symptoms increase the likelihood that a patient will endure lingering symptoms for months after the initial diagnosis. Patients with lingering COVID-19 symptoms have been called ‘long haulers.’ Some common symptoms that do not go away with time include fatigue, a loss of taste and smell,…

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The 10 best Amazon deals you can only get if you’re a Prime member

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. Having a Prime membership is so beneficial that it makes your shopping that much easier. You’ll get great shipping, massive deals, and added perks like Prime Video. But you’ll also get early access to…

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Xbox Series X unboxing: Watch us unbox the true next-generation Xbox

Microsoft sent us an Xbox One to review ahead of the console’s launch next month. Below, you can watch a short unboxing video featuring the Xbox Series X retail package. The Xbox Series X ($499) and Xbox Series S ($299) will be available on November 10th. In less than two weeks, the next generation of…