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Controlling robots from space

Research from the European Space Agency has shown for the first time that it is possible for an operator in orbit to feel the weight of rocks on the ground collected by a robot in a simulated geological exploration mission.

Feb 1st, 2022

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Exotic cocktail in the atmosphere of extreme exoplanet

Using high-resolution spectroscopy, researchers have succeeded in mapping the atmosphere of an exoplanet located 322 light years from Earth. The knowledge gained about the hot gas surrounding the Jupiter-like planet is important for the understanding of Earth-like planets.

Jan 28th, 2022

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Cosmic chemistry in the lab

Scientists have recreated some of the harsh environment of interstellar space in the lab and analysed the reaction of astrochemical molecules to these conditions.

Jan 26th, 2022

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Enhancing simulations of curved space with qubits

One of the mind-bending ideas that physicists and mathematicians have come up with is that space itself - not just objects in space - can be curved. When space curves (as happens dramatically near a black hole), sizes and directions defy normal intuition. Understanding curved spaces is important to expanding our knowledge of the universe, but it is fiendishly difficult to study curved spaces in a lab setting.

Jan 20th, 2022

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