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Jul 19, 2020

UAE Launches Mars Mission From Japan, First Such By An Arab Nation

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

The first Arab space mission to Mars, an unmanned probe dubbed “Hope”, blasted off from Japan on Monday, in a bid to reveal more about the atmosphere of the Red Planet.

The Japanese rocket carrying the probe developed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Centre in southern Japan right on schedule at 6:58 am local time (2158 GMT Sunday).

The launch of the probe, known as “Al-Amal” in Arabic, had twice been delayed because of bad weather, but the Monday liftoff appeared smooth and successful.

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Jul 19, 2020

Astrophysicists unveil biggest-ever 3D map of Universe

Posted by in categories: energy, space

Geneva (AFP)

Astrophysicists on Monday published the largest-ever 3D map of the Universe, the result of an analysis of more than four million galaxies and ultra-bright, energy-packed quasars.

The efforts of hundreds of scientists from around 30 institutions worldwide have yielded a “complete story of the expansion of the universe”, said Will Percival of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

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Jul 19, 2020

Watch live: United Arab Emirates launches its 1st mission to Mars

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Update: The UAE’s Hope Mars orbiter has successfully launched toward the Red Planet on its H-IIA rocket.

The United Arab Emirates will launch its first mission to Mars on a Japanese rocket today, July 19, and you can watch it live online.

Jul 19, 2020

NASA astronauts embark on spacewalk for International Space Station power upgrade

Posted by in categories: energy, space

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy ventured out on their third spacewalk over the past few weeks to replace outdated batteries with more powerful new ones.

Jul 19, 2020

The United Arab Emirates will launch its 1st-ever Mars mission today. Here’s how to watch live

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will launch its first-ever interplanetary mission today (July 19), and you can watch the historic liftoff live.

The Emirates Mars Mission, also known as Hope, is scheduled to launch atop an H-IIA rocket from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center today at 5:58 p.m. EDT (2158 GMT; 6:58 a.m. July 20 Japan Standard Time. You can follow the action live here at Space.com courtesy of the UAE Space Agency and the Dubai One news channel, or directly via the latter two organizations here.

Jul 18, 2020

#EZScience Episode 9: Launching to Mars with NASA’s Perseverance Rover

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Let’s talk about science! In the latest episode of #EZScience, learn about the upcoming launch of NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover targeted for liftoff on July 30. Dr. E and Dr. Z talk about the technological advancements of the newest Mars rover (and helicopter!).

Jul 18, 2020

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Science

Posted by in categories: chemistry, information science, quantum physics, robotics/AI, science, space

The latest AI algorithms are probing the evolution of galaxies, calculating quantum wave functions, discovering new chemical compounds and more. Is there anything that scientists do that can’t be automated?

Jul 18, 2020

The UAE’s Hope Mars orbiter: Here’s 6 things to know about the historic mission

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Here’s what you need to know about the United Arab Emirates’ first interplanetary spacecraft, the Hope mission to Mars.

Jul 18, 2020

Astronaut Bioengineers Human Cartilage in Space Using Magnetic Fields

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, space

One small step for cells, one giant leap for science.

Jul 17, 2020

China Mars Mission: At the Launch Pad (Updated with Video, Photos)

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The fourth Long March-5 rocket, to be used to launch China’s first Mars exploration mission — the Tianwen-1 — was vertically transported to the launching area at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China’s Hainan Province on Friday.

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