Curiosity Rover Says Goodbye to Its Home of a Year With Superb Panoramic

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The twisting terrain of Vera Rubin Ridge on Mars has been home to NASA’s Curiosity for over a year, but it’s time for the rover to move on. As a final gesture before trekking toward a nearby region rich in clay, the probe captured a stunning 360-degree panorama of its final worksite at the ridge.

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https://gizmodo.com/curiosity-rover-says-goodbye-to-its-home-of-a-year-with-1832567764

Scientists Remember the Mars Rover Opportunity as Hope Fades for Its Resurrection

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A brutal dust storm engulfed Mars last summer. The planet-wide tempest spared the nuclear-powered Curiosity rover, but the older, solar-powered Opportunity rover shut down as the thick dust blocked light from the Sun. Opportunity has remained silent since June 10, 2018, despite NASA’s hundreds of attempts to contact…

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https://gizmodo.com/scientists-remember-the-mars-rover-opportunity-as-hope-1832243390

There’s a Huge Cavity Under Antarctica’s Most Endangered Glacier

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Antarctica is the font of bad news that just keeps on giving. Thwaites Glacier, among the most threatened hunks of ice on the continent, is in even more dire straits than previously reported. Its melt from above and below is being aided by newly discovered cavities below the ice, as chronicled in Science Advances on…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/theres-a-huge-cavity-under-antarcticas-most-endangered-1832231144

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Once Again Heading Toward the Sun

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It’s been a while since we last heard from the Parker Solar Probe, the NASA spacecraft voted most likely to end up as a blistered chunk of molten metal. An update from the space agency suggests it’s now all systems go for the Sun-bound probe, which recently began its second of 24 planned stellar orbits.

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https://gizmodo.com/nasa-s-parker-solar-probe-is-once-again-heading-toward-1832205989

What’s the Worst Planet?

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The best planet is Earth, objectively, and I only say that because I live there. Other than Earth, you might find fans of Jupiter, Mars, and even Mercury. But what about planets that absolutely stink? Are there planets which aren’t and will never be habitable, have absolutely nothing interesting to study, or just…

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https://gizmodo.com/whats-the-worst-planet-1831950750