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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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Watch Starship SN8 Do a Fun Flip Maneuver (GIFs)

Elon Musk's Starships have come a long way in the past few years. And the latest trick these rockets can do is pretty darn cool. When the Starships eventually start reaching other planets like Mars or our Moon, there isn't a nice flat landing strip to land on. The solution is that the Starships are now able to do a "controlled aerodynamic descent and landing flip maneuver" - or a fun flippy flip as we like to call it. We're all for spaceships doing flips. View the whole video on YouTube.

Starships can now do flips
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33 Saucy Astrology Memes For Planet-Gazers

Are you the sort of person who asks a crush if you can read their natal chart, or someone who calls up your parents once a month asking them to remind you what time you were born because although you don't really give a damn about astrology, your Tinder date is asking and they're really cute? Whether you're a very serious aspiring astrologer or a casual dabbler who finds the zodiac mildly amusing, you might get a kick out of these sassy memes about the signs, elements, and celestial bodies that supposedly influence our behavior. 

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What Would it Look Like if the Planets of the Solar System Were as Close as the Moon

One internet artist gave us a real perspective at what the planets would look like if they were as close as the moon. Can you imagine taking a selfie with Saturn in the background? Or taking a SpaceX weekend ride to Pluto? Whatever the case these visuals are simply incredible.

What would happen if the planets were as close to the Earth as the Moon? The cover photo is Jupiter if it was as close as the Moon is to the Earth
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The Voyager 2 Story in Photos

Voyager 2 has been in space longer than millennials have been alive. Launched into space in 1977, and still functioning today, the space probe has gone further into the universe than any object or person has before. Here's it's story, in photos. 

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Photos Of Jupiter That Are Out Of This World

Jupiter, the giant in our solar system, has fascinated humans since we first looked up to the skies. We got our first glimpse of Jupiter 45 years ago, and since then, astronomers haven't been able to get enough of the giant planet. Unfortunately, Jupiter is not easy to travel to: at 338 times Earth's mass, Jupiter has the largest magnetic field in the solar system, meaning that anything that gets close (by close we mean millions of miles) will get fried by radiation, including life-saving electronics for humans. For now, we'll have to be satisfied with observing it from afar - and with the advancements in space travel technology and camera technology, we've got pretty incredible photos to feast our eyes on. 

amazing photos of jupiter
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Landslides On Mars Might Not Be Sign Of Life After All

When scientists found what looked like a landslide on Mars, they thought they stumbled upon evidence that water, and therefore life, might have existed on Mars in the past. However, recent studies show that this probably isn't the case. It looks like we're not any closer to extraterrestrial life yet (but there's still hope).

landslides on mars probably not sign of life
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NASA's Kitsch Horror Posters Of Exoplanets Are Halloween Treats

Just in time for Halloween, NASA has released two new horror-movie-esque posters for exoplanet HD 189733 b and zombie star PSR B1257+12, which exist outside our Solar System, so that only sophisticated telescopes could reach them. That means that no-one can hear you scream out there. 

NASA created amazing posters for planets outside our solar system
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NASA's Incredible New Photos of Mars

In 2012, NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars and it's been rolling around the surface of the planet ever since. Aside from taking samples and doing science experiments, Curiosity also has a camera attached to it. It's been discovering new things about Mars and taking some pretty awesome photos. Check them out below. 

new photos of mars from the curiosity rover
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See A Supermassive Black Hole Shredding A Star Apart

A supermassive black hole in another galaxy 375 million light years away just tore apart and swallowed a star, and amazingly, a satellite captured pictures of it happening. Although black holes are known for doing crazy things, this is next level: it only happens once every 10, 000 to 100,000 years. In other words, it's a once in a lifetime event, and you can see it happening right here on the interweb.

a supermassive black hole in another galaxy tore a star apart
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Twelve Most Interesting GIFs This Week

Who doesn't love a good GIF? I know I do, especially if it's jam packed with interesting things to get my mind thinking. Check out the twelve most interesting GIFs from r/damnthatsinteresting for past week and prepare to have your little brain overflow with interesting things. 

top 12 most interesting gifs of the week
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Astronomy Photographer Of The Year: 2019 Winners Revealed

The winners of the Royal Observatory Greenwich's Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 competition have been announced, and these photographs are out of this world (literally). We gathered the winning photos for each section so you didn't have to search for them, and they are A M A Z I N G. From insane details of the sun to long exposure photos of the stars moving in the sky, these photos are the best of the best when it comes to astrophotography. Look in awe and enjoy the beautiful universe and the incredible skill of these photographers. I tip my hat to them (especially the 11 year old photographer!). 

the 2019 winners for an astronomy photographer competition
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Incredible HD Photos of Asteroid Ryugu

Have you ever wondered what the surface of an asteroid looks like? Well wonder no more, because the world has been blessed with pictures of Ryugu, a diamond-shaped asteroid the Japanese Space Agency has a spacecraft hanging around. The photographer is a little shoebox-sized probe named MASCOT (Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout) who bounced around the asteroid and snapped some pics for us. Thanks, buddy. 

High definition photos of ryugu asteroid taken by MASCOT
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