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NASA sunset simulation videos reveal haunting beauty of sundown on other planets

NASA sunset simulation videos reveal haunting beauty of sundown on other planets

This composite image shows a sunset view from the International Space Station in April 2016. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams snapped the series of photos that went into making this look at the sun reflecting on the ocean with an accompaniment of clouds.  NASA We’re all familiar with the glorious glow of sunset on Earth, but …

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Upcoming Mission to Jupiter Images the Planet’s Moons From Earth

Jupiter system captured in JUICE NavCam test (annotated) Airbus Defence and Space Jupiter has an abundance of moons, and astronomers continue to spot new ones and to make unexpected findings about the ones we’ve already seen. An upcoming mission from the European Space Agency, called the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, or JUICE, hasn’t even left …

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Battery-free IoT sensor that lasts for years could be sent to distant planets

This week in future tech, vast networks of underwater IoT sensors that don’t need batteries could be sent to distant planets. A team of MIT researchers has unveiled a battery-free underwater sensor that can transmit data for extremely long periods of time. According to MIT News, rolling out a network of these sensors could be …

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Google Maps Now Lets Users Explore Planets and Moons

Google Maps is branching out into the solar system with an update that lets users explore planets and moons. Desktop users can visit the distant locations here, or by loading up Google Maps and zooming out from Earth until reaching space. Images of the planets and moons were taken by spacecraft Cassini, which was launched …

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