Decades

Piles of trash from decades of exploration could jeopardize future missions

Piles of trash from decades of exploration could jeopardize future missions

People have been exploring the surface of Mars for over 50 years. According to the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, nations have sent 18 man-made objects to Mars in 14 separate missions. Many of these missions are still ongoing, but over decades of Mars exploration, humanity has left behind a lot of debris …

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Polio is spreading in the United States for the first time in decades. Do you need a reminder?

A specific type of poliovirus has spread in Rockland County, New York, and surrounding areas, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to add the United States to a list of countries (opens in a new tab) where similar polioviruses have been detected. The list includes around 30 countries from Europe, Asia and Africa, such as …

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Tardigrades Can Survive Decades Without Water, And We Finally Know How

Tardigrades Can Survive Decades Without Water, And We Finally Know How

Water is a key ingredient to all life on Earth, but Tardigrades with their nigh-immortal powers can somehow handle being sapped of almost all of their H2O. Now researchers have discovered another trick these chubby microscopic abnormalities use to survive years of extreme dehydration. “Although water is essential for all life we ​​know of, some …

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