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NASA mission finds melt lakes hidden under Antarctic ice

Antarctica may seem like a static environment: a motionless white landscape frozen in place. But there’s a lot more going on under the ice than we realize – although you have to travel to space to be sure. More than a decade ago, scientists made such a discovery, when an …

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CheMin Cleanup – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program

This image was taken by Mast Camera (Mastcam) aboard NASA’s Curiosity rover on Sol 3171.. Credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS. Download image › Late in planning on Wednesday, the data needed to confirm it was safe to drop some of the last drill samples into CheMin was received, so …

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NASA project examines Louisiana Delta system

Sinking land, rising seas and other effects of climate change killed a wooded area in Louisiana where a Native American chief used to play as a child. In the nearby Mississippi River delta system, middle school students can stand on islands that were formed the same year they were born. …

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NASA wants to change the way it protects astronauts from radiation

Astronauts face a constant spectrum of radiation, as particles from the sun and high-energy cosmic rays constantly bombard their bodies. If left unchecked, radiation can trigger all kinds of health problems, including increasing an astronaut’s risk of developing cancer. So when NASA plans missions, the agency uses a radiation exposure …

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