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NASA's InSight Mars lander just gave scientists an unprecedented look at the guts of the red planet. Here's how they compare to Earth's.

An artist's illustration of the InSight lander on Mars. ​​NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's InSight lander just gave scientists a peek at the make-up of Mars's core, crust, and mantle. A trio of new studies reveal how the interior structure of Mars compares to that of Earth. Evidence also suggests Mars had a strong, protective magnetic field like Earth does, then lost it. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time, we know what the interior of another planet simi...
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A mesmerizing NASA video lets you ride with the Juno spacecraft as it flies by Jupiter and its largest moon

An illustration of NASA's Juno spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter. Thomson Reuters A new NASA video puts viewers inside the Juno spacecraft as it flies close to Jupiter. The video also includes recent footage from Juno's voyage to Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon. Jupiter's roaring cyclones and Ganymede's bright white craters are both visible in the footage. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Juno spacecraft has been beaming photos of Jupiter ba...
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Mars and Venus will appear just a finger's width apart in the night sky on Monday and Tuesday. Here's how to see it.

A NASA composite photo created from more than 100 images of Mars taken by Viking Orbiters in the 1970s. AP Mars and Venus will align in the sky on Monday and Tuesday, appearing almost to touch. Planets move into alignments like this, called conjunctions, fairly often. This pair last aligned in 2019. This conjunction will be easily visible. Here are the best ways to see it. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mars and Venus are about to line up in the night sky, getting so cl...
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NASA's InSight Mars lander might die by April if it doesn't get a significant energy boost

An illustration of NASA's Mars InSight lander. NASA-JPL Caltech The InSight lander on Mars might not survive past April, a project lead told a NASA group on Monday. InSight's solar panels are covered in dust and the robot is about to hibernate to save power. The team leader says the mission will "likely" end as energy declines in spring, SpaceNews reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's InSight lander may not survive another year on Mars.The $800 milli...
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NASA is finally advancing a space telescope that could track down dangerous asteroids before they strike Earth

An artist's concept of the NEOCam asteroid-hunting mission. NASA/JPL-Caltech A NASA space telescope could help track down 90% of asteroids big enough to crush New York. NASA is finally advancing the telescope, called NEO Surveyor, after years of passing it over. By passing a key review, the telescope has escaped what one expert called "NASA mission limbo hell." See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is finally moving forward with a space telescope that could spot asteroi...
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Ingenuity has done it again: NASA's Mars helicopter landed in a new spot it had never seen before

The Perseverance rover captured Ingenuity in mid-air during its second flight on April 22, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has completed its seventh flight on Mars. The space helicopter landed in a new airfield that had only been imaged by a Mars-orbiting spacecraft. Ingenuity is on an extended mission to help NASA practice for future Mars helicopters. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has defied expectations on...
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NASA's Juno probe at Jupiter beamed back close-up photos of the planet's largest moon, Ganymede, for the first time in 2 decades

The Juno spacecraft (left) flew past Ganymede (right) on Monday. NASA/JPL-Caltech; NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS NASA's Juno spacecraft zipped past Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, on Monday. Juno snapped an up-close portrait of the ice-encrusted moon for the first time in 20 years. NASA expects more Ganymede images soon, as well as data about its icy shell, which could hide an ocean. See more stories on Insider's business page. Grey, heavily cratered, and peering out from the bl...
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Twitter dips its toes in the pay-to-play waters

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Twitter wants your money;Oracle's feared cloud boss;What it's really like working with angel investor Jason Calacanis. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. Soundtrack: This week's newsletter has been specially designed to be consumed while listening to The Toasters' "Weekend in LA" This week: Twitter dips its toes in the pay-to...
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NASA's Curiosity rover captured rare photos of pearly, iridescent clouds on Mars

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover captured clouds just after sunset on March 19, 2021. The image is color corrected so that the scene appears as it would to the human eye. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS NASA's Curiosity rover photographed iridescent clouds drifting through the Martian skies. These rare clouds seem to be made of frozen carbon dioxide - dry ice - rather than water. Some "mother of pearl" clouds made a colorful, shimmering display at sunset. See more stories on Insider's busines...
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A space telescope that could protect Earth from asteroids has been stuck in 'NASA mission limbo hell' - but it may finally escape

An artist's concept of an asteroid-hunting space telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech A future NASA space telescope could help track down 90% of asteroids big enough to crush New York. But efforts to launch such an asteroid observatory have failed to advance for years. Now, NASA's NEO Surveyor mission may finally move forward if it passes a key review in the coming weeks. See more stories on Insider's business page. An asteroid big enough to wipe out a city could be careening towards Ea...
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NASA's Perseverance rover has been on Mars 100 days. Its best photos show mysterious rocks, false rainbows, and helicopter flights.

Perseverance took a selfie with the Ingenuity helicopter on April 6, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Seán Doran NASA's Perseverance rover has spent 100 days on Mars. Perseverance has beamed photos from the red planet back to Earth almost daily. The best pictures show mystery rocks, river-delta cliffs, and the Ingenuity helicopter in flight. See more stories on Insider's business page. As of Tuesday, NASA's Perseverance rover has spent 100 days on the red planet. Perseverance ...
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A mid-air error led NASA's Mars helicopter to tilt wildly back and forth in its latest flight - but it landed safely

The Ingenuity helicopter has flown six times on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Ingenuity helicopter encountered a navigation glitch in its most dangerous Mars flight yet. The drone tilted back and forth during the last 200 feet of its flight but managed to land safely. Ingenuity still showed off new technical skills as part of a fresh mission to test its limits. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter suffered a glitch during its most recent ...
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10 winners of a Milky Way photo contest show our galaxy lighting up the sky

A close-up look at the Milky Way from a telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech On a clear night, the Milky Way forms a brilliant, multicolored arch in the sky. Capture the Atlas' "Milky Way Photographer of the Year" winners caught this spectacle on camera. See more stories on Insider's business page. You don't need a telescope to see the Milky Way, but our galaxy isn't always visible in the night sky.Photographers usually have to wait for the perfect moment - before sunrise, when the ...
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NASA's Mars helicopter will attempt a perilous landing in unknown territory during its first 'bonus' flight this week

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter, photographed on Mars by the Perseverance rover on April 4, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has embarked on a new mission on Mars after five successful flights. It's scheduled to conduct its most daring flight yet within days. Ingenuity was expected to crash last month, but the helicopter has exceeded expectations. See more stories on Insider's business page. A month ago, NASA was preparing to sacrifice its Mars helicopter in t...
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China's Mars rover has beamed back its first images of the red planet

An illustration of China's Zhurong rover leaving the lander to explore the Martian surface. Chinese State Administration of Science/Xinhua China's Zhurong rover, which landed on Mars on Saturday, sent back its first images of the planet. The rover's cameras snapped photos of the Martian landscape from onboard the Tianwen-1 lander. China is the third nation ever to land on Mars. Its rover aims to study water ice under the surface. See more stories on Insider's business page....
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A small asteroid that hit Botswana took 23 million years to get here from the asteroid belt, astronomers found

Fragment of asteroid 2018 LA recovered in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in central Botswana. SETI Institute Astronomers have uncovered fragments of a 6-foot-wide asteroid that struck Botswana in 2018. According to a new study of those fragments, the space rock originated from the asteroid belt. Scientists estimate the asteroid's journey across the solar system took nearly 23 million years. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the early hours of June 2, 2018, astrono...
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NASA's Mars helicopter has beamed back an otherworldly collection of photos and video from its first 4 flights

An artist's concept of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flying through the Martian skies. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has completed four flights over the Martian surface. Ingenuity made history last week when it completed the first controlled, powered flight on another planet. Each of the three subsequent flights pushed the helicopter higher, farther, and faster. The helicopter has exceeded expectations, so NASA has given it a new mission: to scout and map unch...
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NASA is giving its Ingenuity helicopter a surprise second mission on Mars

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter (left) and its Perseverance rover (right). NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA is giving its Ingenuity Mars helicopter a second mission: to scout out new terrain. While the Perseverance rover searches for signs of alien life, Ingenuity will fly to a new airfield. NASA will use data from this secondary mission to inform future interplanetary helicopters. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's pioneering Mars helicopter has exceeded expectations so...
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NASA's Mars helicopter shattered previous records in its fourth aerial adventure

Left: Ingenuity on the surface of Mars. Right: An illustration of Ingenuity flying. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully executed a fourth flight over Mars on Friday. The excursion took the helicopter farther and faster than the prior three. NASA engineers have given Ingenuity a surprise second mission to scout new Martian territory. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Mars helicopter keeps exceeding expectations: Ingenuity completed it...
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NASA's Mars helicopter has beamed back an otherworldly collection of photos and video from its first few flights

An artist's concept of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flying through the Martian skies. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has completed three flights over the Martian surface. Although it failed to lift off the ground for its fourth flight on Thursday, Ingenuity seems to be in good shape and NASA plans to retry the flight on Friday. Ingenuity made history last week when it completed the first controlled, powered flight on another planet. The two subsequent flights ...
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Mars helicopter Ingenuity snapped a fantastic aerial photo of the Perseverance rover

Mars Helicopter Ingenuity spots the Perseverance Rover from the air during its third flight on April 25, 2021.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech pic.twitter.com/aKSk1s8PMG— Wonder of Science (@wonderofscience) April 28, 2021 During Sunday's third flight of the fantastic Mars helicopter Ingenuity, it snapped the image below in which you can see the Perseverance rover that delivered the chopper to the Red Planet and acts as its base station for communications to Earth. — Read the rest
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The most breathtaking space pictures of 2021 so far include a black hole, the "Lost Galaxy" and Jupiter's jet streams.

NASA's Mars rover. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Seán Doran Space watchers continue to be fascinated by this year's dramatic developments on Mars and elsewhere. NASA has further rewarded them with breathtaking images showing the wonders of the universe. From the black hole to the "Lost Galaxy," Insider rounded up the highlights. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope revisited the Veil Nebula to capture the fine details of the nebula's delicate...
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JPL’s Mars helicopter soars higher, longer — and sideways — during 2nd flight

PASADENA — NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter, designed and built at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, successfully completed its second Mars flight Thursday morning — three days after its inaugural journey made history by becoming the first aircraft to ever make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. JPL announced Thursday morning that Ingenuity’s second flight lasted 51.9 seconds — a bit longer than Monday’s 39-second maiden voyage. The craft also climbed to an altitude of 16 feet —...
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NASA's Perseverance rover just turned CO2 into oxygen. The technology could help future astronauts breathe on Mars.

Technicians in the cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory lower the MOXIE instrument into the belly of the Perseverance rover. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover carried an oxygen-producing experiment called MOXIE to Mars. MOXIE converted carbon dioxide from Mars' atmosphere into oxygen for the first time on Tuesday. Future astronauts will need to produce their own oxygen on Mars to breathe and fuel rockets. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA s...
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NASA's Ingenuity team is planning to push the helicopter as fast and far as it will go - even if it crashes

Left: Ingenuity on Mars. Right: Ingenuity project manager MiMi Aung. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU; NASA/Bill Ingalls NASA plans to push its Ingenuity Mars helicopter "to the limit" - as far and fast as it will go. During the next four flights, engineers hope to get as much data as possible for future drones. Mission controllers don't expect the helicopter to survive. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter made spaceflight history on Monday when it lift...
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Built by JPL, NASA’s Mars helicopter takes flight, first for another planet

In this image from NASA, NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity hovers above the surface of Mars Monday, April 19, 2021. The little 4-pound helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin Martian air Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. (NASA via AP) In this image from NASA, NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity lands on the surface of Mars Monday, April 19, 2021. The little 4-pound helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into th...
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See the photo from the first helicopter flight on Mars, showing the planet's surface and the Ingenuity drone's shadow

Ingenuity snapped this photo of its shadow on the ground below as it flew on Mars on Monday. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Ingenuity helicopter flew on Mars for the first time, lifting itself 10 feet high on Monday. The space drone snapped a photo of its shadow on the Martian surface below as it hovered. NASA expects to get full video footage of the flight from both Ingenuity and the Perseverance rover. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter flew on ...
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Watch NASA attempt to fly the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars for the first time

An artist's concept of NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter flying. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA is about to find out whether its Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, flew for the first time early Monday. If it flies successfully, it may change how we explore planets - and beam back unprecedented video. Watch NASA's livestream from mission control below. See more stories on Insider's business page. Update: The Ingenuity helicopter successfully lifted off from Mars, flew 10 feet high, and lande...
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Watch live: NASA attempts to fly the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars for the first time

An artist's concept of NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter flying. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA is about to find out whether its Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, flew for the first time early Monday. If it flies successfully, it may change how we explore planets - and beam back unprecedented video. Watch NASA's livestream from mission control below. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is about to find out whether its Mars helicopter successfully flew its first flight - a fea...
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Watch NASA mission control live as the Ingenuity helicopter attempts to fly on Mars on Monday

An artist's concept of NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter flying. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA is preparing to fly its Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, for the first time early Monday. If it flies successfully, it may change how we explore planets - and beam back unprecedented video. Watch NASA's livestream from mission control below. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is about to fly its Mars helicopter for the first time - a feat that could revolutionize spaceflight.The ...
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