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Mike Wehner

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mars helicopter

NASA’s Mars helicopter just hit a major milestone

February 23rd, 2021

The Perseverance rover is the star of the Mars 2020 mission, but the Mars Ingenuity helicopter is one heck of an opening act.  The helicopter rode to Mars while strapped to the belly of the large rover, and NASA has big plans for the tiny aircraft. For the first time since landing, NASA has checked …

state rankings

These are the best and worst states to live in

February 23rd, 2021

Each state in the United States has positives things going for it, but there’s no denying that some states have more to offer than others. A new 50-state ranking takes into account a variety of metrics that support a state’s “livability,” and some states rank far better than the rest. Data like population changes, overall …

food recall

If you have this beef or pork in your fridge, throw it out now

February 23rd, 2021

The USDA has some fairly strict rules regarding the import of various food products, including meat, and inspection is often required in order to ensure food safety guidelines are met.  In a pair of new recalls, the USDA reveals that some beef and pork products never received the inspection they needed, and therefore the product …

space news

There might be a whole bunch of Earths in our galaxy

February 22nd, 2021

Scientists believe there are some very basic things that are required for a planet to support life, including water and an atmosphere.  We’ve yet to spot a planet that looks like Earth, with continents, water, and, of course, life. New research from the University of Copenhagen suggests that planets like Earth might actually be abundant …

perseverance landing video

This new NASA video of the Perseverance landing is incredible

February 22nd, 2021

NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars was a huge milestone in the mission. The rover stuck its landing perfectly, and we were quickly treated to a photograph showing the rover during its landing sequence. Now that the rover has had a chance to send back a whole bunch of data, NASA has published a full …

boeing engine failure

A Boeing airliner engine exploded over Denver, and here’s the video

February 22nd, 2021

A Boeing 777 airliner experienced a serious engine malfunction shortly after takeoff from a Colorado airport, and it caused problems for those on board as well as on the ground. The plane’s right engine “exploded,” according to reports, and videos of the engine after the incident show the engine without its shroud and shaking as …

pole flip

New research suggests a polar flip could be catastrophic

February 21st, 2021

Earth’s magnetic poles are constantly on the move, but they haven’t drifted far enough to actually flip in the modern age. Researchers know that Earth’s poles have flipped in the past, but opinion has been split over what effects such an event might have on the planet and its inhabitants. Now, new research suggests that …