A company has been selected to land the water-hunting NASA VIPER Rover on the moon. Astrobotic was chosen to deliver the volatiles investigating polar exploration Rover, or VIPER to the the South Pole of the moon in 2023. Astrobotic will provide an end-to-end delivery for VIPER on board the company's Griffin Lunar Lander through a $199.5 million contract awarded under the NASA commercial lunar payload services program. The Griffin Lunar Lander is Astrobotic's medium capacity lander product line. It is capable of delivering up to 500 KG of mass to the lunar surface.
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Every summer, algal blooms blanket parts of the Antarctica Peninsula's coast. Now, researchers say those blooms are likely to expand as climate change continues and Earth becomes progressively warmer. According to HuffPost, British scientists have put together the first large-scale map of green algae across the area. Green snow algae is found where summer temperatures are above freezing, but still cold enough for there to be snow.
Warming temperatures due to climate change are helping the formation and spread of “green snow” visible from space, according to new research led by Dr Matt Davey from Cambridge University. Rosanna Philpott reports.
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