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The night sky in September

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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has performed amazingly well on Mars, successfully completing its eleventh flight last month, scouting out the terrain that the Perseverance Rover will traverse across Jezero crater. The rover, which touched down on Mars in February, is preparing …

Worms in space: Molecular Muscle Experiment 2

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On the 3 June 2021 the second Molecular Muscle Experiment, MME2, launched to space from Cape Canaveral (Florida, USA), sending thousands of tiny C. elegans worms to live on board the International Space Station for several days.  Their mission: to help mankind understand spaceflight-induced muscle decline. Following on from the first MME, MME2 continues with similar aims:   1) …