Condor chick makes 1st flight attempt from Utah cliff
Oct01

Condor chick makes 1st flight attempt from Utah cliff

In another sign that California condors are making a comeback in the wild three decades after nearing the brink of extinction, a condor chick left its nest and made its first attempt at flight in Utah’s Zion National Park. Visitors last week saw the park’s first successful hatchling stretch its wings and stumble out of its nest cave on a sweeping red-rock cliff in a sighting confirmed later by park biologists. Tim Hauck,...

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NASA lander captures marsquakes, other Martian sounds
Oct01

NASA lander captures marsquakes, other Martian sounds

NASA’s InSight lander on Mars has captured the low rumble of marsquakes and a symphony of other otherworldly sounds. Scientists released an audio sampling Tuesday. The sounds had to be enhanced for humans to hear. InSight’s seismometer has detected more than 100 events, but only 21 are considered strong marsquake candidates. The rest could be marsquakes — or something else. The French seismometer is so sensitive it can...

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