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A Balance Sheet on All of the Landings on Mars

Since the beginning of the space age there have been 17 landings on the surface of Mars, some of which were not successful. Initially the Soviet Union carried out two attempted landings in 1971, Mars 2 and 3, but the first lander crashed and the second returned only 20 seconds of data before failing on the Martian surface. 2,018 more words

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9 Reasons Why Having Sex In Space Would Be Gross

“Vaginal wetness could be an issue.”

1. Getting a boner in microgravity is hard.

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Gas shifting comet's position may account for Philae lander falling silent on July 9

BERLIN — Scientists say the Philae spacecraft that landed on a comet last year may have shifted its position, making it harder to communicate with the probe. 110 more words

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Scientists say Philae comet lander may have shifted position

BERLIN – Scientists say the Philae spacecraft that landed on a comet last year may have shifted its position, making it harder to communicate with the probe. 108 more words

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Astronomers Catch Dwarf Star Cannibalising Its Mate

A super-dense white dwarf star about 730 light years from Earth has been caught in the act of “cannibalising” its companion, astronomers said Friday.

The pair form a binary star system named Gaia14aae after the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite which discovered it in August 2014. 231 more words

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