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Planetary Protection: Why study it? What can it teach us about finding life beyond Earth?

Planetary Protection: Why study it? What can it teach us about...

Universe Today has recently investigated a plethora of scientific disciplines, including impact craters, planetary surfaces, exoplanets, astrobiology, solar physics, comets, planetary atmospheres, planetary geophysics, cosmochemistry, meteorites, radio astronomy, extremophiles, organic chemistry, black holes, and cryovolcanism, while conveying their importance of how each of them continues to teach researchers and the public about our place in…
Cryovolcanism: Why study it? What can it teach us about finding life beyond Earth?

Cryovolcanism: Why study it? What can it teach us about finding...

Universe Today has had the privilege of spending the last several months venturing into a multitude of scientific disciplines, including impact craters, planetary surfaces, exoplanets, astrobiology, solar physics, comets, planetary atmospheres, planetary geophysics, cosmochemistry, meteorites, radio astronomy, extremophiles, organic chemistry, and black holes, and their importance in helping teach scientists and the public about our…
The Ingenuity Team Downloads the Final Data from the Mars Helicopter. The Mission is Over

The Ingenuity Team Downloads the Final Data from the Mars Helicopter....

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I really can’t believe that the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars took its maiden voyage in April 2021. On the 16th April 2024, engineers at NASA have received the final batch of data from the craft which marks the final task of the team. Ingenuity’s work is not over though as it will remain on the…
Are Titan’s Dunes Made of Comet Dust?

Are Titan’s Dunes Made of Comet Dust?

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A new theory suggests that Titan’s majestic dune fields may be have come from outer space. Researchers had always assumed that the sand making up Titan’s dunes was locally made, through erosion or condensed from atmospheric hydrocarbons. But researchers from the University of Colorado want to know: Could it have come from comets? The dunes…
OceanGate threatened to sue its former chief pilot in 2018 unless he withdrew allegations that he’d been fired in retaliation for raising safety concerns, says report

OceanGate threatened to sue its former chief pilot in 2018 unless...

OceanGate threatened to sue a former employee unless he withdrew allegations, per The New Yorker. David Lochridge claimed he was fired in retaliation for raising safety concerns about the sub. Lochridge was fired in 2018 after a meeting with OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, where they discussed safety. Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up!…
Expert who recovered the Titan sub wreckage says ocean exploration is about ‘passion and a joy for exploration’

Expert who recovered the Titan sub wreckage says ocean exploration is...

Ed Cassano led the team that recovered the wreckage of the Titan sub. His company's remotely operated vehicle, Odysseus 6K, found the wreckage of the Titan. Cassano told a press conference that ocean exploration "was a passion and a joy for exploration." Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in…
10 inventors who died from their own invention, creation, or discovery

10 inventors who died from their own invention, creation, or discovery

Stockton Rush Submersible pilot Randy Holt communicates with the support boat as he and Stockton Rush dive in the company's submersible. Wilfredo Lee/AP Rush is the newest addition to the list of ill-fated inventors.Rush and four others onboard the OceanGate Expedition's Titan submersible went missing on June 18 while taking passengers on a voyage to…
Repeated red flags raised by experts about the Titan’s safety are likely to feature in investigations into the tragedy

Repeated red flags raised by experts about the Titan’s safety are...

Submersible experts raised red flags about the Titan's safety long before it imploded. Those warnings will play an important part in investigations into the implosion, officials said. It comes after five people died on OceanGate's submersible, which wasn't independently certified.  Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed…
What People Are Getting Wrong This Week: The Titanic Submersible

What People Are Getting Wrong This Week: The Titanic Submersible

This week the world was glued to coverage of the disaster of the Titan, the missing tourist submersible meant to explore the wreck of the Titanic. After a frantic, multinational search operation, an underwater drone today located a “debris field” on the ocean floor in the search zone. Sadly, it was soon confined that the…
What is OceanGate? Meet the company that made a business out of risky deep-sea tours of the Titanic shipwreck.

What is OceanGate? Meet the company that made a business out...

OceanGate is a private research and ocean tourism company founded by CEO Stockton Rush. The company has attracted renewed scrutiny since its submersible vessel, Titan, went missing Sunday. The five passengers in the vessel, including Rush, were embarking on a Titanic tour. Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in…

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