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How to watch the Mars helicopter Ingenuity's first flight online


The first helicopter is expected to attempt the first-ever flight on Mars on Monday (April 19) and you can follow it all online. The flight has been delayed since April 11.

NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity flight coverage will begins at 6:15 a.m. EDT (1015 GMT) on Monday, with a post-flight press conference at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT). You can watch that live on Space.com and on this page, courtesy of NASA TV, or directly from NASA Television, the NASA smartphone app, the agency's website and several social media platforms (such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's YouTube and Facebook channels.)
 

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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter succeeds in historic first flight


Monday, NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA's Perseverance Mars rover at 6:46 a.m. EDT (3:46 a.m. PDT).
 

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"Unicorn" may be smallest and closest black hole to Earth


Astronomers have discovered a black hole that may set a new record or two – it seems to be both the smallest black hole ever detected, and the closest one to Earth found so far.

Nicknamed The Unicorn, the black hole is located right next to a red giant star called V723 Mon in the constellation of Monoceros. That’s only 1,500 light-years from Earth, and the object appears to have a mass just three times that of the Sun.


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Ingenuity helicopter makes first controlled horizontal flight on Mars

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter made history again today by flying horizontally for the first time. At 5:33 am EDT, the tissue-box-sized rotorcraft lifted off from what's been dubbed "Wright Brother's Field" on the Red Planet and flew for 51.9 seconds before descending safely to the ground.

Today's flight comes on the heels of Ingenuity's first flight that took place on April 19, as the little helicopter began its 30-day test program. As with the first, the second flight was carried out autonomously due to the minutes-long delay for signals to travel to and from Earth.
 

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Astronomers find an exoplanet where an exoplanet shouldn’t be


A team of astronomers has targeted 70 nearby stars to look for such exoplanets, and have just announced a new one: YSES 2b, a giant planet orbiting a star just 360 light years away.

We've seen some similar to this before, but in this case, this planet is special. For one thing, it's orbiting a star that will one day be very much like the Sun. For another, it's orbiting at least 16.5 billion kilometers from the star, a whopping 110 times farther from its star as Earth is from the Sun!
 

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The science of spin -- asteroseismologists confirm older stars rotate faster than expected


In a new study, published in Nature Astronomy, researchers at the University of Birmingham used a different approach to confirm that older stars do, in fact, appear to rotate faster than expected. The team used asteroseismology to calculate how the star is rotating. This relatively new field of study enables scientists to measure the oscillations caused by sound waves trapped inside the star. By measuring the different characteristics of these waves, they can reveal different characteristics of stars, such as their size or age.
 

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New Milky Way map reveals wake of dwarf galaxy on a collision course


A team has made a few intriguing discoveries in the outermost regions of the Milky Way. The astronomers mapped the fringes of the sparse halo that envelops our home galaxy, and found the wake of a dwarf galaxy pushing through it on its eventual collision course with the Milky Way.

When picturing the Milky Way, most people think of the spiral disc of stars, but our galaxy extends much further than that. That disc lies at the center of a gigantic spherical halo of hot gas, stretching hundreds of thousands of light-years in all directions. While it still contains a huge number of stars, they’re spread out much more thinly than in the disc.
 

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