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At Last! NASA InSight’s “Mole” Is Out of Sight, Below the Surface of Mars – SciTechDaily

Now that the heat probe is just below the Martian surface, InSight’s arm will scoop some additional soil on top to help it keep digging so it can take Mars’ tem…

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NASA’s InSight retracted its robotic arm on October 3, 2020, revealing where the spike-like “mole” is trying to burrow into Mars. The copper-colored ribbon attached to the mole has sensors to measure the planet’s heat flow. In the coming months, the arm will scrape and tamp down soil on top of the mole to help it dig. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Now that the heat probe is just below the Martian surface, InSight’s arm will scoop some additional soil on top to help it keep digging so it can take Mar…

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Sensors on NASA’s Mars 2020 Spacecraft Answer Long-Distance Call From Earth – SciTechDaily

Instruments tailored to collect data during the descent of NASA’s next rover through the Red Planet’s atmosphere have been checked in flight. On October 8, 2020,…

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Instruments designed to collect data during the descent of NASA’s Perseverance rover through the Red Planet’s atmosphere have been checked in flight. Credit: NASA
Instruments tailored to collect data during the descent of NASA’s next rover through the Red Planet’s atmosphere have been checked in flight.
On October 8, 2020, with COVID-19 safety protocols in place, team members of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission waited for a reply from the Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing Instrumentation…

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Rare, 2-headed snake discovered by Florida house cat – Live Science

“Dos” the snake has 2 brains, 2 throats and one scaly body.

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What has two brains, no legs and the best profile pic on Facebook? That would be this rare, two-headed racersnake
recently discovered by a house cat in Palm Harbor, Florida.
The cat’s family was rudely introduced to the supernatural serpent about a month ago when their cat, Olive, dropped the critter on their living room floor, according to a Facebook post
. The family was bewildered to see that a small, speckled snake with two heads attached to the same body, each one able to move its eyes, neck…

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Researchers 3D-printed a cell-sized tugboat – Engadget

Physicists at Leiden University in the Netherlands have 3D printed the world’s smallest boat, a test object known as Benchy.

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“By moving the laser through the droplet in a controlled way, we can write the swimmer shape that we want,” said researcher Daniela Kraft. “Because the print is taking place inside the droplet, and we are printing layer by layer, we can maintain the open space

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