Want to build your own space agency? Well, now you can, because NASA’s about to give away a whole bunch of their code for free! You’ll have access to the coding behind robots, cryogenic systems and climate simulators. There’s even code for running rocket guidance systems.
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Tardigrade seen through a laser scanning microscope
Imaged by Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa, Corinna Schulze and Ricardo Neves / Nikon Small World || via EarthSky
Tardigrades spend most of their days eating algae or bacteria and swimming around in droplets of water on moss or lichen. In fact, many kinds of tardigrades turn green when they eat because their bodies are transparent.
Globules in the Running Chicken Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Fred Vanderhaven