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Historic conjunction of Mars and Pleiades Photographed

On March 3, 2021, the red planet Mars and Pleiades star cluster in Taurus will appear close together on the sky’s dome. The two won’t get this close again until 2038! See photos of the big event.

Closest Mars-Pleiades conjunction until 2038

This year – on March 3, 2021 – the red planet Mars and the Pleiades star cluster – also known as the Seven Sisters – stage their closest conjunction on the sky’s dome until February 4, 2038.

NASA selects 16 futuristic space technology concepts

NASA has selected 16 cool new futuristic space technology concepts for further study. Four of them are from NASA’s own Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), including a railway system on the moon to move cargo.

The Inspiring and Playful Hidden Message in the Mars Perseverance Rover’s Parachute

When computer nerds are placed in command of one of humanity’s most ambitious scientific undertakings, you know there’s going to be some fun involved. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)—home of mission control for the Mars rovers Perseverance and Curiosity—takes advantage of the brilliance of their staff, and the fact that tens of millions of people […]

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Voice of the People: Global warming right here, right now – Kankakee Daily Journal

In the Feb. 20 edition of the Daily Journal, cartoonist Michael Ramirez shows ice-covered cows in Texas wishing for “a little global warming, please.” No problem — we have global warming now and that’s the reason for more frequent severe…

URI researchers: Microbes deep beneath seafloor survive on byproducts of radioactive process

(University of Rhode Island) Research conducted by scientists at the University of Rhode Island published today in Nature Communications found that microbes living in ancient sediment below the seafloor are sustained primarily by chemicals created by the natural irradiation of water molecules. Results of this research may have implications for life on Mars.