Becky Ferreira

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This Is the Best Spot for Humans to Land on Mars Yet, NASA Says

If humans want to not die on Mars, they’ll need a reliable source of water. NASA scientists think they’ve found it in a place where ice is so close to the surface that astronauts could get to it with a shovel.
Becky Ferreira
a day ago
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America's Iconic Mountain Goats Are Being Threatened by Melting Ice and Snow

Climate change is driving the loss of ice that the mountain goats of Glacier National Park in Montana depend on to stay cool.
Becky Ferreira
2 days ago
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Ancient Parasite Eating Dinosaur Feathers Perfectly Preserved in Amber

Scientists have found the “earliest known evidence” of feather-feeding parasitic insects in amber from Myanmar.
Becky Ferreira
3 days ago
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The First Mission to Clean Up Space Junk Will Launch in 2025

ClearSpace-1 will use a "Pac-Man system" to capture an abandoned rocket part, which may lead to a new market for commercial services in orbit.
Becky Ferreira
4 days ago
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There’s a Mountain on the Moon That Could Help Explain Life on Earth

A small peak in Mare Crisium contains ancient information about the early habitability of our home world.
Becky Ferreira
4 days ago
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NASA’s Solar Probe Found Things Near the Sun That We Can’t Explain

Scientists say the unexplained rogue waves and high winds mean we are “missing something really fundamental in our standard models of the Sun.”
Becky Ferreira
12.4.19
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An Amateur Astronomer Helped NASA Find a Wrecked Lander on the Moon

NASA congratulated Shanmuga Subramanian, a mechanical engineer, for his discovery of what remains of India’s lost lunar lander.
Becky Ferreira
12.3.19
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Scientists Created Open Source Tools to See in Animal Vision

The software turns photos taken with anything from a smartphone to high-end equipment into how a bee, fish, or mammal sees the world.
Becky Ferreira
12.3.19
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We're About to Cross 9 Critical Climate Tipping Points, Scientists Say

These tipping points are now "active," scientists warn, and the rapid melting of polar ice and the loss of critical habitats could trigger an irreversible “global tipping point.”
Becky Ferreira
11.27.19
tech-science

Rich People Have Access to Better Microbes Than Poor People, Researchers Say

Everything from what you eat to where you live and work affects your microbiome.
Becky Ferreira
11.26.19
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A Comet We’ve Never Seen Has Been Lighting Up the Sky for 100 Years

Meteors from the mysterious comet’s trail have been putting on a spectacular cosmic show for Earthlings for at least a century, and there’s a chance we might pass through it again tonight.
Becky Ferreira
11.21.19
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Watch This Ultra-Hypnotic Supercomputer Simulation of Galaxies Feasting

The color-coded NASA visualization reveals the turbulent relationship between galaxies and the gassy “fog” that surrounds them.
Becky Ferreira
11.21.19
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