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NASA wants help to find clouds on Mars



NASA scientists are trying to solve a mystery about Mars’ atmosphere, and now they want the help of the public

The ‘Cloud Spotting on Mars’ project want members of the public to help identify Martian clouds.

NASA is urging people to use the ‘Zooniverse’ online program to solve the Mars mystery.

“We want to learn what triggers the formation of clouds—especially water ice clouds, which could teach us how high water vapor gets in the atmosphere—and during which seasons,”

Marek Slipski, a postdoctoral researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA believes the information may help researchers work out why the planet’s atmosphere is 1 per cent as dense as Earth’s.

There is already a stack of evidence to suggest the red planet was once covered by lakes and rivers, which means would mean the atmosphere would have been much thicker.

“We now have over 16 years of data for us to search through, which is very valuable—it lets us see how temperatures and clouds change over different seasons and from year to year,” said Armin Kleinboehl, who is a Mars Climate Sounder’s deputy principal investigator at JPL.

Despite this, Kleinboehl concedes “it’s a lot of data for a small team to look through”.

NASA wants people to help search and mark clouds that appear on a high-altitude.

The program also offers webinars in which participants can hear from scientists about how the data will be used.

Costa is a news producer at ticker NEWS. He has previously worked as a regional journalist at the Southern Highlands Express newspaper. He also has several years' experience in the fire and emergency services sector, where he has worked with researchers, policymakers and local communities. He has also worked at the Seven Network during their Olympic Games coverage and in the ABC Melbourne newsroom. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Professional), with expertise in journalism, politics and international relations. His other interests include colonial legacies in the Pacific, counter-terrorism, aviation and travel.

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Another nation bans Huawei from 5G network



Germany has joined Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States to stop the tech company

China has blasted Germany over the nation’s reported plan to ban Huawei from the country’s 5G network.

In Berlin, the Chinese embassy said it is “very puzzled” and “strongly dissatisfied” by the move.

Diplomats believe the decision has been made by Germany’s government without any factual basis.

Adding, the move violates German economic laws and the principles of fair competition.

The reported ban follows similar moves made by Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Space 2.0: the new frontier in space travel



Over the years, NASA has done some pretty cool stuff.

It’s put humans on the moon, animals in orbit and had a constant human presence living in space for over 20 years.

And now, government and private space companies are reaching beyond the stars with new technology.

Artificial intelligence is just one of the ways we are getting a clearer picture of life in space.

Whether it’s satellites, mission control, or astronauts themselves.

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Elon Musk offers stock grants worth $20 billion to Twitter employees



This amount is under half what Musk purchased the social media giant for

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has offered employees stock grants worth nearly $20 billion.

The valuation is less than half of what Musk paid to buy the social media giant late last year.

Employees will start receiving their shares over the next six months, and will need to hold them for approximately a year before they can start to sell them on the stock market.

Musk revealed a few weeks ago that Twitter was on track to roughly be at cash flow break even later in the year, as advertisers start returning to the platform.

Musk has also laid off approximately 70 per cent of staff at the social media giant.

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