Day: April 12, 2019

Rocket break-up provides rare chance to test debris formation

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ESA – Clean Space logo. 12 April 2019 The discarded �upper stage� from a rocket launched almost ten years ago has recently crumbled to pieces. �Leaving a trail of debris in its wake, this fragmentation event provides space debris experts with a rare opportunity to test their understanding of such hugely important processes�, explains Tim […]

Curiosity Tastes First Sample in ‘Clay-Bearing Unit’

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NASA – Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) logo. April 12, 2019 Scientists working with NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover have been excited to explore a region called “the clay-bearing unit” since before the spacecraft launched. Now, the rover has finally tasted its first sample from this part of Mount Sharp. Curiosity drilled a piece of bedrock nicknamed […]