NASA technicians have officially begun the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase of development on the agency's next Mars rover, keeping the project on track for an expected 2020 launch.
The Mars 2020 rover is coming together at the Spacecraft Assembly Facility High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. There, technicians are working on the rover's descent stage, "a rocket-powered 'sky crane' that will lower the rover to the planet's surface," according to a March statement from NASA.
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A rare white moose was spotted in Gunnarskog, Varmland province, Sweden, July 31, 2017. There are only around 100 white moose in Sweden. They aren't albino but instead grow white fur due to a generic mutation.
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The Royal Air Force is pushing boundaries, 100 years since it began. Three women serving with the RAF explain.
Watch Video: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-43584897/raf-looks-to-space-for-the-future
By Andy PasztorJan. 1, 2018 9:24 p.m. ET
The global airline industry achieved a previously unimaginable safety milestone in 2017: independent accident data doesn’t indicate a single airline passenger fatality resulting from a jet crash anywhere in the world.
The statistic, released Monday by a Dutch affiliate of the U.S.-based nonprofit Flight Safety Foundation, excludes cargo flights, military transports and accidents caused by intentional acts.
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MURRIETA, CA – Though we've had few rain storms this year, a Murrieta Patch reader shared a beautiful image of some recent storm clouds above the region — complete with a gorgeous rainbow in front.
Kristi Hanson sent us this image from Mountain Pride Drive that she took on Wednesday morning.
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NASA and the ‘GLOBE’ program are encouraging citizen scientists to take pictures of clouds, in a competition meant to provide scientists with additional atmospheric data which cannot be gathered from traditional instruments.
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A recently discovered organ in the human body may help explain the spread of cancer through the body.
A newly discovered network of fluid-filled channels in the human body may be a previously-unknown organ, and it seems to help transport cancer cells around the body.
This discovery was made by chance, from routine endoscopies – a procedure that involves inserting a thin camera into a person’s gastrointestinal tract. Newer approaches enable doctors to use this procedure to get a microscopic look at the tissue inside a person’s gut at the same time, with some surprising results.
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On Feb. 9 in Sebastian, Florida, 27 female athletes banned together and broke the sequential vertical world record (most in adjoined in a scripted vertical formation). Organized by Red Bull Air Force member and female skydiving legend Amy Chmelecki, the historic jump was taken on by the Fly Girls and was part of a weekend of a women’s sport summit.
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Vienna was just named the world’s city with the best quality of life for the 9th year in a row by, Mercer’s 20th Quality of Living Survey.
MARCH 20, 2018
Austria’s capital of Vienna was just named the world’s best city to live in for the ninth year in a row.
Vienna took first place because of its security levels, public transportation, moderate housing costs, and cultural features like famed cafes to musical offerings, according to Mercer’s 20th Quality of Living Survey. The quality of living survey, released Tuesday, offers recommendations for companies operating in multiple countries who want to send their employees abroad.
Most cities in the top 10 this year are located in Europe, including Zurich, which came in at second place, Munich, which tied for third (with Auckland, New Zealand), Dusseldof, which came in sixth, and Frankfurt, which came in at No. 7. Geneva, Copenhagen, and Basel followed in eighth, ninth, and 10th, respectively.
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"Coffee is an extremely popular drink, not only in the United States but around the world, particularly in Europe. The popularity of coffee has grown over the past few decades, likely at least in part due to the success of Starbucks Coffee Company. In the past, coffee was consumed mostly in relationship to meals; people now drink coffee during all times of the day, with or without food, even as a dessert or iced beverage.
All told, the world consumes 1.4 billion cups of coffee a day, with the highest consumption being in Europe. With a large amount of coffee being consumed, it would seem that many people would be experiencing allergic reactions as a result of drinking coffee."
Read Article: https://www.verywell.com/coffee-allergy-83179
John Hamilton from Murrieta