Spacecraft zooms by Venus and snaps a striking image
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Spacecraft zooms by Venus and snaps a striking image

Why hello, Venus. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, a well-armored spacecraft that’s observing the sun closer than any mission before, swung by Venus in July 2020 and snapped some opportunistic images. On Wednesday, the space agency released a particularly vivid image from this near pass. “#ParkerSolarProbe captured this stunning view of …

Blue Origin pushes New Glenn orbital rocket’s first flight to Q4 2022
Aerospace

Blue Origin pushes New Glenn orbital rocket’s first flight to Q4 2022

Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin published an updated timeline for the first flight of New Glenn, the orbital rocket it’s building to complement its existing New Shepard suborbital space launch vehicle. The company is now targeting Q4 2022 — a slippage of roughly a year from the prior stated …

Mars' 2 weird moons began as 1 large moon, study suggests
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Mars’ 2 weird moons began as 1 large moon, study suggests

Mars may have had a single moon before something smashed into it, tearing it asunder into the two moons we see today. In a study published Monday in Nature, scientists explained how they used the orbital patterns of Phobos and Deimos along with seismic data from NASA’s InSight mission to …

Why intense winter freezes will still happen in a heating world
Climate Environment

Why intense winter freezes will still happen in a heating world

Climate 101 is a Mashable series that answers provoking and salient questions about Earth’s warming climate. During the historic Texas cold, people froze to death. Even as the world warms, the potential for frigid Arctic air to plunge deep into to U.S. will continue to exist. Extreme cold in Texas …

Mars' 2 weird moons began as 1 large moon, study suggests
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Mars’ 2 weird moons began as 1 large moon, study suggests

Mars may have had a single moon before something smashed into it, tearing it asunder into the two moons we see today. In a study published Monday in Nature, scientists explained how they used the orbital patterns of Phobos and Deimos along with seismic data from NASA’s InSight mission to …

Why intense winter freezes will still happen in a heating world
Climate Environment

Why intense winter freezes will still happen in a heating world

Climate 101 is a Mashable series that answers provoking and salient questions about Earth’s warming climate. During the historic Texas cold, people froze to death. Even as the world warms, the potential for frigid Arctic air to plunge deep into to U.S. will continue to exist. Extreme cold in Texas …

How a Facebook group for people who can't smell handled the COVID rush
COVID-19

How a Facebook group for people who can’t smell handled the COVID rush

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I was born without the ability to smell. Here's what you need to know about COVID smell loss
COVID-19

I was born without the ability to smell. Here’s what you need to know about COVID smell loss

Mashable’s Natasha Piñon explains what it’s like to have congenital anosmia, the inability to smell since birth, while talking to medical experts and patients who’ve lost their smell during the pandemic.  You can read more about anosmia amid the pandemic here. Read more… More about Mashable Video, Smell, Senses, Covid …

How a Facebook group for people who can't smell handled the COVID rush
COVID-19

How a Facebook group for people who can’t smell handled the COVID rush

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Two-wheeled self-balancing gyro car
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Two-wheeled self-balancing gyro car

The 1967 Gyro X is a self-balancing two-wheel prototype vehicle, a magnificent example of inventing a problem so that you can invent its solution. The project was born in 1967, designed by Alex Tremulis and gyroscope specialist Tom Summers, with a budget of $750,000 (about $6 million today) but it …