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The Moon’s Crust was Formed From a Frozen Slushy Magma

Scientists’ detailed study of the Moon dates back to the Apollo missions when astronauts brought rock samples from the lunar surface back to Earth for analysis. Apollo 11 gathered samples from the lunar highland regions, the pale areas on the Moon’s surface easily seen from Earth. The highlands are made of a relatively light rock …

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Tom Cruise Movie’s Producers Aim to Add Film Studio to the Space Station in 2024

The production company that’s playing a key role in a space movie project involving Tom Cruise says it’s working with Axiom Space to add a sports and entertainment facility to the International Space Station by the end of 2024. The inflatable module, known as SEE-1, would be built by Axiom for Space Entertainment Enterprise and …

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Even Tiny Mimas Seems to Have an Internal Ocean of Liquid Water

Data from the Cassini mission keeps fuelling discoveries. The latest discovery is that Saturn’s tiny moon Mimas may have an internal ocean. If it does, the moon joins a growing list of natural satellites in our Solar System that may harbour liquid water under their surfaces. Worlds with interior oceans are called Interior Water Ocean …

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Ice Peeks out of a Cliffside on Mars

The HiRISE (High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured another beauty. This time the image shows water ice peeking out from a cliffside on Mars. A layer of sediment obscures most of the ice, but fingers of it are visible. Mars likely had ancient oceans, and the remnants of all …

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A new Kind of Supernova has Been Discovered

A new supernova discovery shows that Wolf-Rayet stars explode after all.

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Space Flight Destroys Your Red Blood Cells

It's really true: space wants to kill us. And this time, space is trying to kill us from the inside out. A new study on astronauts living on board the International Space Station shows that while in space, the astronauts' bodies destroyed 54 percent more red blood cells than they normally would on Earth. Even …

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A Suctioning Sleeping bag Could Solve eye Problems in Space

As any good cardiologist would tell you, blood flow is key to your health.  They probably won't tell you that gravity is key to blood flow.  But that's probably because they don't usually have to deal with patients that aren't subject to gravity.  When people are no longer subject to gravity, such as astronauts resident …

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NASA and HeroX Want to Convert Waste in Space and Monitor Air-Quality Here on Earth

NASA and HeroX just launched two exciting incentive competitions to address the challenges of astronaut waste during missions to Mars and air quality here on Earth.

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