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

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

Apollo Astronauts May Have Brought a Piece of Ancient Earth Back From the Moon

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A re-analysis of lunar materials collected during the Apollo 14 mission has resulted in a rather astonishing conclusion: One of the rocks brought back appears to contain a small chunk of Earth dating back some 4 billion years. Incredibly, it’s now amongst the oldest terrestrial rocks known to exist.

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https://gizmodo.com/apollo-astronauts-may-have-brought-a-piece-of-ancient-e-1832055011

The Frequency of Asteroid Impacts Jumped Just Before the Dinosaur Age, New Research Suggests  

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By comparing the age of impact craters on the Moon to those on Earth, researchers say they have discovered a surge in the rate of asteroid strikes starting around 290 million years ago—a finding that runs contrary to scientific convention. And indeed, not everyone is convinced by the evidence.

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https://gizmodo.com/the-frequency-of-asteroid-impacts-increased-just-before-1831839017