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Listen to the First Audio Ever Recorded on Mars

A few days, NASA's Mars rover Perseverance touched down on Mars after a six month journey to get there. Perseverance has a busy schedule on Mars with a number of firsts planned. And one of those firsts just happened: Perseverance recorded an audio clip of Mars. This is the first time ever that humans have heard the sound of another planet. Just take a second to let that sink in. Then listen to the sound of Mars in the video below (underneath the first full color photo Perseverance took). Enjoy, Earthlings. 

Here is the first ever recorded sound of Mars
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GIFs of NASA's Mars Rover's Successful Landing on Mars

NASA's latest Mars rover, called Perseverance, had a successful ending to its 292.5 million-mile journey, spanning over six months, from Earth. NASA released footage of Perseverance, or Percy, hurtling towards the surface of Mars with a flimsy looking parachute. However, it landed in Jezero Crater unharmed. 

The rover has a busy schedule on Mars, with plans to execute many firsts: the first attempt to fly a helicopter on Mars, the first recordings of sound on Mars, and of course, a search for ancient life. Samples of Mars (and hopefully fossils) will be sent back to Earth in the 2030s. For now, NASA's scientists are busy celebrating Percy's triumphant landing on Mars. 

NASA's Mars Rover Perseverance has made a triumphant journey to Mars
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NASA Will Try To Fly a Helicopter on Mars

On February 18, 2021, NASA's specially built helicopter Ingenuity will land on Mars and attempt to fly. This will be the first time humans have tested flight on another planet. If you're after more science stories, check out the world's smallest chameleon

NASA is testing a helicopter on Mars to see if space flight is possible
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22 Cringey Stories Spun By Brazen Liars

There is something about internet anonymity that really allows people to feel comfortable bending the truth or even flat out, blatantly lying. There are also people who feel totally fine fibbing to the friends and family on their timeline. Why? Well, some people do it to make a political or societal point. Or to express that they have some kind of experience with pain or strife. You know the type of situation or person. Rachel Dolezal. People who pretend to have been denied or given bad service because they were white or don't believe in vaccinations or disease-preventing masks. 

Other people weave their flourish-y creative tales for attention or pity. They dream up fake cancer diagnoses for sympathy and con friends, family, and strangers in order to rake in the crowdfunding money. Some of them create a sob story so that people will talk to them on sites like Reddit or Twitter.

Then there are the attention-hungry individuals who are looking for clout. They write up detailed sagas to mine Reddit karma, which will in turn allow them to post their lies freely all over the website. Or they want their tweet to go viral. And then there are the wannabe tough guys who regale the internet with fictitious heroics or even more false tales that evoke the classic "I have a girlfriend but she goes to another school" trope. 

You'll find that most of these types are represented in this lengthy list of creative storytellers. While we do wish that people would just, you know, not lie on the internet, at least there are places like r/thatHappened where we can laugh at their foolish attempts. 

Funny and cringey stories from reddit that are completely made up | Official Flat Earth Discussion V New Member HOLY FULL MOON HAD RANDOM GUY MY APARTMENT LAST NIGHT WHO WORKED NASA AND SAYS YES EARTH IS FLAT AND THERE IS DOME. HE SAID NASA IS NOTHING BUT SMOKE AND MIRRORS. KAPOW Yeah, then conversation got weird really really weird but very very interesting | TikTok buying groceries and ran into girl my age and spilled my stuff so she helped pick up my stuff and apoligized but slipped into my
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Top Ten Memes Of The Day (August 24, 2020)

Today's top ten memes are guaranteed to get a chuckle out of you! Enjoy and check out the previous list for yesterday's picks.

top ten 10 memes daily | NASA Oh guys are back early Astronaut Moon's haunted" NASA Astronaut grabs gun and gets back on ship Moon's haunted" NASA Andy Dwyer Parks and Recreation
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Top Ten Dank Memes Of The Day (June 10, 2020)

Bask in the dankness of these memes! Sometimes regular memes just don't hit the same...

Enjoy this fresh new batch and check out yesterday's list here. And in case these aren't quite enough for you, there are way way more dank memes waiting for you on the Memebase website.

top ten 10 dank memes daily | crying white cat 5 years old telling my parents will never kiss girl 22 years old realizing probably right Made with tears
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Watch The First Moments of NASA's Crew Dragon Spacecraft Launch

Don't have time to watch or fast-forward through 6 hours of filler coverage? We've grabbed the perfect shots from SpaceX and NASA's joint spacecraft launch of the Crew Dragon. This is the first commercial spacecraft in history to bring astronauts into space, and was designed by the tech giant Elon Musk with his SpaceX commercial space program. With the launch a complete success, and the window narrowing after inclement weather, the successful launch was a massive achievement for commercial space travel, and the potential is massive for scaling this to even greater heights. Next stop, Mars.

Launch highlights of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft as it carries two astronauts into space to the International Space Station as the first commercial spacecraft to bring astronauts into space. The cover gif is an immediate close up and then zoom out of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft launching and the thrust trail it leaves as it rockets into the atmosphere and into space.
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Take a Tour of SpaceX's Crew Dragon Spacecraft

As Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley hurtle into space on the first commercial aircraft designed and now used for spaceflight to transport astronauts, you have to wonder what it looks like. Not just space, that is incredible enough. But the SpaceX Crew Dragon  is truly an amazing spectacle. From the mind of Elon Musk, this spacecraft is unlike anything we've ever seen. So take a look around at the inner workings of this incredible space craft. Maybe you'll be on board one day.

If you're looking for even more satisfying science gifs, check out these amazing hydraulic press gifs that will have you in your happy place in no time.

A look at the Crew Dragon inside and in depth. The cover gif is of the futuristic seats on board the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft
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Scientists Have Captured Some Incredible Photos of Jupiter In Never Before Seen Clarity

The Supermoon is an event that usually occurs at most 3 or 4 times in a year. Due to the Moon being at it's closet proximity to the Earth over the course of it's orbit, the Moon appears much larger and brighter than usual, often taking on a reddish hue. Take a look at some incredible pictures of the last Supermoon we will see in 2020. 

Pictures of the last Supermoon to grace the skies in 2020. The cover gif is of the Supermoon in May 2020 in the background of the Statue of Liberty in New York City
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Ever Wonder What a Two Billion Pixel Camera Shot Looks Like? Check Out Curiosity's New Images of the Red Planet

Queue Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra, or for the uninformed, the epic drums and trumpets you see in any scene of significance.NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars has given us some of the most incredible photos of the planet's surface, with a 2 billion pixel capture that was broken up over multiple images. 

The Curiosity Rover on Mars sent incredible 1.8 billion pixel images back of the surface of the red planet, the highest quality image taken to date. The cover photo
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NASA's Latest Planned Conquest - A Close Up Of The Solar Poles

NASA is at it again. This time they are looking toward the Sun and examining regions of it that have not been seen up close up until now. But they're not alone either. NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have joined forces to potentially change our understanding of the Sun and how it affects Earth. The goal of the 7-year mission is to launch a satellite to orbit the Sun and take pictures of the Sun's poles for the first time in history. 

A Joint NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) project is working to send a probe to the Sun to examine the northern and solar poles. The cover photo is of a digital rendering of the craft as it approaches the surface of the Sun
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NASA Scientists Discovered Water Vapor on Jupiter's Moon Europa

Extra extra read all about it. Europa, one of Jupiter's and the solar system's most iconic celestial bodies, has been examined by NASA scientists, and the results are pretty astounding. Though in recent times Mars and exploration of the "Red Planet" has taken the spotlight and held it in the public eye. But Europa is trying to change all that. 

NASA scientists discovered water vapor and potentially a massive amount of water hiding under the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa
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Footage Of The Boeing Starliner's Abort Test (8 GIFs)

The Boeing Starliner capsule, which is planning to transport people to and from the International Space Station in the near future, successfully completed an abort mission - although one of it's three parachutes failed to deploy. At the time, few photos or videos were taken of the capsule's short flight. New video footage has just emerged, and we've made some sweet GIFs so you can view it's journey in GIF form. If you want to know more about the Boeing Starliner capsule, read our comprehensive article about it. Otherwise, enjoy the GIFs!

new footage of the boeing starliner abort test
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This Company Wants To Build A Space Hotel By 2025

Plans are already underway for the Von Braun space hotel, a rotating space station that will orbit the Earth and house tourists and researchers. The Gateway Foundation says that it will be up and running by 2025, but we have serious doubts about that. We think you're going to have to keep your holidays Earth-bound for now. 

This story was originally told on Space

a company wants to build a hotel in space by 2025
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