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Mars ‘monster’ earthquake shows Red Planet isn’t nearly dead

A powerful earthquake recently shook the Martian desert. NASA’s InSight lander – sent to probe the inner workings of Mars – observed the largest quake ever detected on another planet on May 4. Earth experiences much stronger earthquakes, but it’s also a world teeming with geological action, moving tectonic plates and lava flow. “Mars is …

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Over 1,000 newly discovered asteroids hidden in the Hubble Archive

Researchers have found more than 1,700 asteroid contrails in archived Hubble data from the past 20 years. While many asteroids are already known, more than 1,000 are not. What are another 1,000 asteroids for? Like all asteroids, they could hold valuable clues to the history of the solar system. As time passes and more and …

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