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Swarm of small sim robots could search for life in distant worlds - Parabolic Arc

Swarm of small sim robots could search for life in distant worlds – Parabolic Arc

In the Sensing With Independent Micro-Swimmers (SWIM) concept, illustrated here, dozens of small robots would descend through the icy shell of a distant moon via a cryobot – pictured left – to the sea below. The project has received funding from the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program. (Credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech) A concept under development …

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The UK is leading the new European exoplanet mission - Parabolic Arc

The UK is leading the new European exoplanet mission – Parabolic Arc

Artist impression of an exoplanet system. (Credit: ESA) PARIS (ESA PR) – The UK has secured a leading role in the development of a space telescope that will study the atmospheres of distant worlds. The mission – called Ariel – will study the gases that enclose about 1,000 extrasolar planets to address basic questions about …

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NASA, partner Establishes new research group for the Mars Sample Return Program - Parabolic Arc

NASA, partner Establishes new research group for the Mars Sample Return Program – Parabolic Arc

Lockheed Martin will lead the development of the Mars Ascent Vehicle (pictured), the cruise stage of the Mars Sample Retrieval Lander and the Earth Entry System that will help return the first ever Mars rock samples to Earth. (Credit: NASA) Sixteen researchers from the United States, Europe, Canada and Japan have been selected to help …

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