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Perseverance drives for the first time on the terrain of Mars

As part of its mission, the rover will characterize the geology of the Red Planet and the past climate and pave the way for human exploration of Mars. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance has made its first voyage to Mars, covering 6.3 meters of the Martian landscape. The drive serves as a mobility test that marks only …

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CRISPR and “The Breaker”

Visionary biochemist Jennifer Dudna shared last year’s Nobel Prize for gene editing technology known as CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats), which has the potential to cure diseases caused by genetic mutations. Correspondent David Pogue talks to Dudna about the promises and dangers of CRISPR; and with Walter Isaacson, author of the new book, The Code Breaker, on why …

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Hailey Arseno to be the youngest American in space

Hailey Arzeno, a 29-year-old assistant doctor and cancer survivor, is the last member to join SpaceX’s all-civilian crew. Her age makes her the youngest American to ever go into space – and that’s just it. one of the things that make it bad. Arceneaux violates many boundaries. Women have gone into space before, but in smaller numbers than their male …

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Scientists discover “Space Hurricane” for the first time

A little over six years ago, a hurricane-like storm began to appear over us in space, and we knew no other way. Now, years later, scientists speculate that they have obtained evidence of what they call the first-of-its-kind “space hurricane,” a phenomenon made up of plasma in the upper layers of the Earth. The news comes through a study published …

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