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Images reveal new insights about Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io

Images reveal new insights about Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io

Jupiter’s third-largest moon Io is covered by more than 400 active volcanoes, and it’s the most volcanically active world in our solar system. New radio images collected by an array of telescopes on Earth have observed the direct effect of this volcanic activity on the moon’s thin atmosphere for the first time. A study including…MORE

The first space station crew to launch during a pandemic has returned to Earth

The first space station crew to launch during a pandemic has returned to Earth

After launching to the International Space Station on April 9, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner returned to Earth on Wednesday, October 21. The crew launched just weeks after the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 as a pandemic, making them the first crew to launch to space under such…MORE

NASA mission successfully touched down on asteroid Bennu

NASA mission successfully touched down on asteroid Bennu

After orbiting the near-Earth asteroid Bennu for nearly two years, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully touched down and reached out its robotic arm to collect a sample from the asteroid’s surface on Tuesday. That sample will be returned to Earth in 2023. To achieve this historic first for NASA, a van-size spacecraft had to briefly touch…MORE

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