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How NASA’s Rover Team Reimagined Mars 2020 How NASA’s Rover Team Reimagined Mars 2020

NASA’s rovers on the surface of Mars are revealing answers to some of the biggest questions about our nearby planetary neighbor. And driving this rover – that is, on average, 225 million kilometers away from Earth – requires robust technology and years of development. And it’s about to get even more advanced with Mars 2020.…

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The Race to Mine the Moon Is Taking Off, Here’s What’s Coming The Race to Mine the Moon Is Taking Off, Here’s What’s Coming

We’re going into a totally different phase of space. The first time it was about two superpowers trying to prove their technological prowess and they set the moon as their objective and then we realized. There’s a lot in space that we can actually utilize. The oxygen that you need, the propellant, the bricks to build…

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NASA Engineered a Box to Create the Fifth State of Matter in Space NASA Engineered a Box to Create the Fifth State of Matter in Space

These atomic physicists are about to create an exotic state of matter in space. They’re sending commands to a special lab currently installed aboard the International Space Station, that operates when the astronauts are asleep. It’s engineered to trap gas atoms and cool them to temperatures just a hair’s edge above absolute zero. When it…

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Cathedrals: An abandoned Chinese city and a fable on capitalism Cathedrals: An abandoned Chinese city and a fable on capitalism

The station Cathedral stood on a vast slab of slight, grey stone, floating through empty, dawning space. A Babylonian construction of bewildering proportions far from being completed. As was apparent by the complex scaffolding supporting it in many places. Light strained and glimmered through an intricate lacework of gaps in the walls. In the main…

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