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This little robot can hop in zero-gravity to explore asteroids

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Dr. Thomas Hughes

A three-legged robot named SpaceHopper could help combat the challenges of exploring low-gravity environments, such as those found on asteroids or moons.  ...

New tidal stellar stream discovered with Gaia

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Dr. Thomas Hughes

This article has been reviewed according to Science X’s editorial process and policies. Editors have highlighted the following attributes while ensuring the content’s ...

Dead star comes back to life in unusual event

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Dr. Thomas Hughes

Another space mystery has come to the fore. —Carl Knox, OzGrav/Swinburne University of Technology Another space mystery came to the fore when ...

Uranus has something unexpected deep inside it | Tech News

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Dr. Thomas Hughes

Uranus is an ‘icy giant’, but may actually be full of methane (Picture: Getty/Science Photo Libra) Scientists have done a bit of ...

Sorry To Ruin Your Day, But We Must Alert You To This Fact About Alligator Penises

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Dr. Thomas Hughes

In today’s edition of Nature Is Ridiculous: the alligator penis somewhat behaves like a jack-in-the-box. When dissecting an alligator, researcher Brandon Moore of ...

Fallout and the Space Age: The franchise’s connections and nods to the final frontier

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Dr. Thomas Hughes

The world of Fallout is set in an alternative universe that diverged after World War II and generally reflects mid-20th-century-style science fiction ...

Scientists implant mice with deer cells and grow ‘mini antlers’ in major breakthrough

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Dr. Thomas Hughes

Featured Image Credit: Getty Stock Images Experts hope the breakthrough will help with future medicine Published Apr 12, 2024, 15:51:20 GMT+1Last updated ...

Artemis 2 Orion spacecraft starts testing ahead of moon mission with astronauts in 2025 (video)

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Dr. Thomas Hughes

NASA’s next moon spacecraft for humans made one small leap into an altitude chamber for vital testing before it brings astronauts on ...

Watch a Satellite Reaction Wheel Melt in a Simulated Orbital Re-Entry

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Dr. Thomas Hughes

Most satellites share the same fate at the end of their lives. Their orbits decay, and eventually, they plunge through the atmosphere ...

In a virtual reality universe, upcoming ‘JUICE’ mission flies by Jupiter’s moon Callisto

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Dr. Thomas Hughes

Though it’s still seven years from reaching Jupiter, the JUICE mission is proceeding apace — and a recent test-run simulated the mission’s ...