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Scientists believe that the evidence of the amino acid glycine found around 67P/Chryumov-Gerasimenko may suggest comets emit life-giving agents, backing up previous studies that had made this assertion. The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft was able to detect several protein ingredients around 67P, including glycine, marking the first time that the amino acid was found

“We know that life started on Earth about four billion years ago, but the fundamental question is … why four billion years ago?,” said study co-author Vladimir Airapetian in an interview with Mashable. Could life have started one billion years ago, two billion years ago, (or) three billion years ago? Is there anything special about

The importance of New Horizons’ Kuiper Belt explorations cannot be understated. Pluto is, after all, technically located in the area, where a number of KBOs (Kuiper Belt Objects) are located. And since we know precious little about the region, any explorations New Horizons make going forward are potentially groundbreaking. And, according to the mission’s principal

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For the first time in the space agency’s history, part of the NASA patent database is now available to third-party companies and other interested parties, with a small percentage of its patents recently launched for public use. Only a few of NASA’s many patents were release, as the agency hand-picked 56 patents to be considered

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Musk details “max” damage taken by last SpaceX rocket

Although SpaceX was able to successfully stick the landing earlier this month, when its Falcon 9 rocket was able to make it back and land on a drone ship, the company’s CEO Elon Musk suggests that the rocket had sustained a great deal of damage in the tricky, delicate process. As such, the rocket won’t be reusable going forward, despite the success of the landing.

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In a tweet posted earlier this week, Musk said that the SpaceX rocket’s first stage may not be in good enough shape to launch again, though the positive spin to all this is that it could serve as a basis for the reusability of future Falcon 9 rockets in the coming months and years. The 14-story-high Falcon 9 booster used on May 6 to deliver Japanese communications satellite JCSAT-14 some 22,000 miles above the equator was taken to a hangar at pad 39A of the Kennedy Space Center. It now can be seen next to two previously landed stages.

“Most recent rocket took (maximum) damage, due to (very) high entry velocity,” read Musk’s tweet from Monday evening. “Will be our life leader for ground tests to confirm others are good.”

The SpaceX rocket’s booster was traveling at speeds of over 5,200 mph when it had separated from the Falcon 9’s upper stage, a much faster speed than the 4,000 mph top speed during a prior mission to a lower orbit. With the increased speed came five times as much heating when the rocket re-entered Earth’s atmosphere.

SpaceX will be launching another rocket on May 26, as a Falcon 9 will be used to launch the Thalcom 8 satellite from Cape Canaveral. The company will again be trying to stick the rocket’s landing on a drone ship. The company may also have more missions in store for June, though details of those missions are far from being confirmed.

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Scientists believe that the evidence of the amino acid glycine found around 67P/Chryumov-Gerasimenko may suggest comets emit life-giving agents, backing up previous studies that had made this assertion. The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft was able to detect several protein ingredients around 67P, including glycine, marking the first time that the amino acid was found

“We know that life started on Earth about four billion years ago, but the fundamental question is … why four billion years ago?,” said study co-author Vladimir Airapetian in an interview with Mashable. Could life have started one billion years ago, two billion years ago, (or) three billion years ago? Is there anything special about

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