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Mars 2020 spacecraft resumes normal operations after post-launch safe mode

Mars 2020 spacecraft resumes normal operations after post-launch safe mode

4 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

This illustration from NASA's “Eyes on the Solar System” app shows the Mars 2020 spacecraft outbound from planet Earth. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance...
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NASA's Mars rover is carrying a device that turns CO2 into oxygen, like a tree. It's a crucial step toward future human missions

NASA's Mars rover is carrying a device that turns CO2 into oxygen, like a tree. It's a crucial step toward future human missions

5 days ago   |   Business Insider

NASA's new Mars rover, which launched Thursday morning, carries a machine that will produce oxygen from carbon dioxide in Mars' thin atmosphere. The experimental device, known...
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NASA stowed the first interplanetary helicopter in the belly of its Mars rover - a 'magic trick' that could return unprecedented video

NASA stowed the first interplanetary helicopter in the belly of its Mars rover - a 'magic trick' that could return unprecedented video

6 days ago   |   Business Insider

NASA has stowed a solar-powered helicopter in the belly of its Perseverance Mars rover , which is set to launch Thursday morning. The helicopter, called Ingenuity, is...
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US officials reveal plans to move troops out of Europe as Trump hammers Germany over defense spending

US officials reveal plans to move troops out of Europe as Trump hammers Germany over defense spending

6 days ago   |   Business Insider

US officials outlined plans to move troops in Germany to other locations in Europe and the US, the latest step in a reevaluation of US force posture around the planet. The US...
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NASA's alien-hunting Mars rover, Perseverance, launches on Thursday. Here's how to watch it live

NASA's alien-hunting Mars rover, Perseverance, launches on Thursday. Here's how to watch it live

6 days ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

NASA's new Mars rover, Perseverance, is set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Thursday morning. The rover will hunt for signs of alien life in a vast crater and test...
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Mold from Chernobyl seems to feed on radiation, and new research suggests it could help protect astronauts in space

7 days ago   |   Business Insider

Researchers recently sent mold that grows at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown to the International Space Station for study. The mold appears to feed on radiation, so...
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Want to work out at Planet Fitness during the pandemic? You'll need a mask

Want to work out at Planet Fitness during the pandemic? You'll need a mask

8 days ago   |   Business Insider

On Monday, Planet Fitness announced it would require members to wear masks at its gyms at all times starting August 1. Planet Fitness is the first major fitness chain to...
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A scientist's mesmerizing animation shows how our entire solar system orbits an unseen center - and it's not the sun

9 days ago   |   Business Insider

Our solar system orbits an invisible point at its center called the barycenter, from which its mass is evenly distributed. Even the sun orbits this point - so the center of the...
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NASA is launching an alien-hunting Mars rover. After Perseverance lands, the first interplanetary helicopter should emerge from its belly

10 days ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

NASA is about to send its next rover to Mars: a nuclear-powered robot called Perseverance. Perseverance is expected to record the first high-quality video and audio of Mars...
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A stunning new photo of Saturn reveals the planet's summer and winter in remarkable clarity

A stunning new photo of Saturn reveals the planet's summer and winter in remarkable clarity

11 days ago   |   Business Insider

Astronomers just released a vivid new portrait of Saturn that captures summertime in the planet's northern hemisphere and blue-hued winter in the south. The portrait is part of...
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Shocking videos capture massive explosion that just rocked the Lebanese...

Shocking videos capture massive explosion that just rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut

A massive explosion shook the Lebanese capital city of Beirut on Tuesday. The cause of the blast that originated near the city's port was not immediately known, but Lebanon's... Read more ...

Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car engineer who sparked the massive...

Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car engineer who sparked the massive Waymo v. Uber lawsuit, sentenced to 18 months in prison for trade secret theft

Self-driving-car engineer Anthony Levandowski was sentenced to 18 months in prison by a federal judge in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon, after pleading guilty to one count of... Read more ...

US military finds amphibious assault vehicle that sank off the coast of...

US military finds amphibious assault vehicle that sank off the coast of California, as well as troops' remains

The US military has located the Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle that sank off the coast of California last week. Additionally, human remains were identified at the... Read more ...

Marcus by Goldman Sachs has competitive savings accounts and term CDs, but...

Marcus by Goldman Sachs has competitive savings accounts and term CDs, but its no-penalty CDs are probably its strongest product

Marcus by Goldman Sachs is an online-only bank that offers a high-yield savings account, term CDs, and no-penalty CDs. All Marcus accounts pay competitive rates, but its... Read more ...

These 2 charts help show just how big Apple really is as it nears $2...

These 2 charts help show just how big Apple really is as it nears $2 trillion market value, according to Strategas Research

Apple is on the verge of hitting $2 trillion in market value after the company reported strong second quarter earnings and announced a 4-for-1 stock split. Chris Verrone, head... Read more ...

CIT Bank is an online-only bank that pays competitive rates on checking...

CIT Bank is an online-only bank that pays competitive rates on checking, savings, CDs, and money market accounts

CIT Bank is an online-only bank that offers savings, checking, and money market accounts, as well as CDs. The bank doesn't charge monthly service fees, and it pays competitive... Read more ...

Apple's longtime head of marketing is stepping aside, marking the 3rd...

Apple's longtime head of marketing is stepping aside, marking the 3rd high-profile leadership shakeup at the company in the last 18 months

Apple's longtime head of marketing, Phil Schiller, is stepping aside, Apple announced Tuesday. Schiller will remain at the company as an Apple Fellow, while another longtime... Read more ...

LIVE UPDATES: See the results of Michigan's August 4 primaries

LIVE UPDATES: See the results of Michigan's August 4 primaries

Michigan is holding several key congressional primaries on August 4. Rep. Rashida Tlaib is facing a primary challenge from Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones in... Read more ...

EU launching deep probe into Google's planned $2.1 billion Fitbit buy

EU launching deep probe into Google's planned $2.1 billion Fitbit buy

Enlarge / Logo of Google is displayed on a smartphone by logo of Fitbit in Brussels, Belgium on August 4, 2020. (credit: Dursun Aydemir | Andalou Agency | Getty Images... Read more ...

LIVE UPDATES: See the results of the Republican primary in Kansas' 2nd...

LIVE UPDATES: See the results of the Republican primary in Kansas' 2nd congressional district

Embattled first-term Rep. Steve Watkins is facing a high-stakes primary challenge from state Treasurer Jake LaTurner in Kansas' 2nd congressional district. In mid-July, the... Read more ...