Posts Tagged ‘captured’

First potential nuclear waste discovered at Fukushima plant

A remotely-controlled underwater robot investigating has captured what appears to be the first images of melted nuclear fuel debris inside a reactor at the Fukushima power plant in Japan – a discovery that some are hailing as “a potential milestone” in the clean-up efforts there. The plant was severely damaged by a tsunami in 2011 […]

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NASA releases amazing new images of dwarf planet Ceres

Newly released images captured last month by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft provide the best look yet of the central bright region of Occator Crater and reveal new evidence of the recent geologic activity believed to be responsible for some of the dwarf planet’s unique surface features. According to Gizmodo and Scientific American, the images were taken […]

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Strange ‘Egg Rock’ discovered on Martian surface

While staring at images of Mars’ surface, researchers with NASA’s Curiosity rover recently noticed something strange– a small, round metallic-looking rock – which they dubbed “Egg Rock”. Using its on-board scientific laser, Curiosity was able to test the golf ball-sized rock and determine that it is a metallic meteorite that successfully made it through Mars’ […]

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NASA orbiter finds Schiaparelli lander — and it doesn’t look good

The NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered the landing site of the ESA ExoMars mission’s Schiaparelli lander, which lost contact with ground control personnel moments before it was scheduled to touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet late Wednesday morning. Schiaparelli entered the Martian atmosphere shortly before 11am EDT on Oct. 19, after which […]

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