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Credit: NASA/JPL

Vegetables for a Red Planet?

That is the prognosis of a study by plant ecologist Wieger Wamelink of Wageningen UR – a university and research center in The Netherlands that focuses specifically on the theme “healthy food and living environment.”

The soil on Mars may be suitable for cultivating food crops, Wamelink reports, and he...

A rocket sled test series has been led by JPL and conducted at the U.S. Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake. Credit: NASA/JPL


NASA’s Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) Courtesy: Lockheed Martin


Credit: UC Santa Cruz

Let the games begin!

A new online educational resource allows the user to build their own planetary system, putting planets into orbit around a star and racking up points until they add a planet that destabilizes the whole system.

The game is an offshoot of the open-source software package – Systemic Console — astronomers use to find planets...


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