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Next stop Mars: 3 spacecraft arriving in quick succession

After hurtling hundreds of millions of miles through space since last summer, three robotic explorers are ready to hit the brakes at Mars. The stakes — and anxiety — are sky high. The United Arab Emirates’ orbiter reaches Mars on Tuesday, followed less than 24 hours later by China’s orbiter-rover combo. NASA’s rover, the cosmic

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New and Exciting Virtual Events from the Jim & Linda Lee Planetarium

The Jim & Linda Lee Planetarium at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University continues its mission with bringing the universe to you in the New Year! Join us for a variety of engaging, astronomy-themed virtual events from the comfort of your own computer. These virtual events are free. Please visit our website to learn more: https://prescott.erau.edu/about/planetarium/public-shows A Tour

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Earth to reach temperature tipping point in next 20 to 30 years, new NAU study finds

Earth’s ability to absorb nearly a third of human-caused carbon emissions through plants could be halved within the next two decades at the current rate of warming, according to a new study in Science Advances by researchers at Northern Arizona University, the Woodwell Climate Research Center and the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Using more than

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World’s space achievements a bright spot in stressful 2020

Astronauts blasted into orbit from the U.S. for the first time in nearly a decade, three countries sent spacecraft hurtling toward Mars, and robotic explorers grabbed rocks from the moon and gravel from an asteroid for return to Earth. Space provided moments of hope and glory in an otherwise difficult, stressful year. It promises to

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