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Failed spacecraft mission – Expert reaction

Laura Goodall posted in on April 30th, 2015.

A Russian spacecraft due to deliver supplies to the International Space Station has failed in its mission and is now spinning uncontrollably as it orbits Earth. The unpiloted Progress 59 spacecraft encountered problems when it reached orbit and separated from the Soyuz rocket booster’s third stage, as reported at Stuff.co.nz. Russian officials scrambled to communicate […]

Evidence of liquid water on Mars – Expert reaction

Laura Goodall posted in on April 15th, 2015.

Scientists have found evidence that liquid water is currently present on Mars – but does this mean that there might be, or have been, life on the Red Planet? Using data collected by the Curiosity rover, the researchers have determined that tiny amounts of water vapour condenses as a liquid in the planet’s soil at […]

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