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In Today’s Deep Space Extra

15 Apr 2021, 15:20 UTC
In Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… InSight lander going into hibernation for the Martian winter. Telescopes team up in unprecedented observations of famous black hole. U.S. Mint to commemorate Sally Ride, America’s first female astronaut.

Space ScienceNASA’s InSight Mars lander is going into emergency hibernation. If it can’t save its batteries, it could dieYahoo News! (4/14): NASA’s Mars InSight lander has occupied Elysium Planitia on Mars since November 2018, struggling at times to conduct the first subsurface investigations of the Red Planet. Now, an absence of surface winds has allowed dust to coat and build up on the solar panels that generate electricity. InSight’s science instruments are being powered off and soon the lander will go into hibernation, shutting off all but essential systems during the Martian winter. The mission team is hopeful InSight can resume all operations in July.
We just got unprecedented new images of supermassive black hole M87*Sciencealert.com (4/15): Multiple telescopes from all over the world have teamed up to take unprecedented images of supermassive black hole M87*, the same one that was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope and unveiled two years ago. That first release was a historical achievement that took many years ...

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