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Deep-space missions impacted by coronavirus, says Europe’s space agency

The coronavirus outbreak is even impacting deep-space exploration, with the European Space Agency (ESA) this week pausing data-gathering operations on four of its deep-space probes. The suspension, caused by a reduction of on-site staff at ESA’s mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, has prompted the agency to effectively put the probes’ science instruments into a […]

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The age of human exploration is behind us. Machines will take it from here

Professor Hector Orengo in Palaikastro. Photo courtesy of H. Orengo. Located on Crete’s east coast, Palaikastro is known for herb-filled mountains, fresh water springs, and numerous historic sites. During the Bronze Age, around 2000 B.C., the scenic locale was a center of trade. Although some vacationers currently come to see the town’s sycamore trees, seaside […]