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The European Space Agency (ESA) this week released 5 minutes of haunting, crackling audio – revealing what Earth’s magnetic field sounds like. Earth’s internal magnetism, called the magnetosphere, generates a comet-shaped field around the surface of the planet that provides protection from harmful solar and cosmic particle radiation, as well as erosion of the atmosphere
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Ancient microbial life on Mars could have destroyed the planet’s atmosphere through climate change, which ultimately led to its extinction, new research has suggested. The new theory comes from a climate modeling study that simulated hydrogen-consuming, methane-producing microbes living on Mars roughly 3.7 billion years ago. At the time, atmospheric conditions were similar to those
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NASA on Tuesday celebrated exceeding expectations during a mission to deflect a distant asteroid, in a sci-fi-like test of humanity’s ability to stop an incoming cosmic object from devastating life on Earth. The fridge-sized Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) impactor deliberately smashed into the moonlet asteroid Dimorphos on September 26, pushing it into a smaller,