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April 29, 2021

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Space.com

With three crewed launches under its belt, SpaceX has now flown astronauts representing not only NASA, but also the European and Japanese space agencies. But there’s a glaring absence: Russia. Despite months of ongoing negotiations, NASA and its …

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Space.com

The mission by the European launch provider Arianespace lifted off from the Guiana Space Center near Kourou, French Guiana, at 9:50 p.m EDT (0150 April 29 GMT), carrying the Pléiades Neo 3 Earth observation satellite and five small “rideshare” payloads.

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Space.com

The small chopper will attempt its fourth flight today (April 29) at its Wright Brothers Field in Mars’ Jezero Crater, where it landed with NASA’s Perseverance rover, and this one aims to be its biggest and boldest yet.

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Space.com

Skywatchers around the world, from Italy to England and the United States, captured stunning views of the pink supermoon, which is the first of only two “supermoons” in 2021 — depending on who you ask.

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CBS News

When the countdown hit zero last Friday and the engines powering a previously flown Falcon 9 first stage roared to life for takeoff, the four astronauts strapped into a SpaceX Crew Dragon some 21 stories up started laughing. “So we’re sitting on the launch …

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CNN

Now, the rover makes a nice cameo in an image taken by the 4-pound chopper during its third flight, which took place on April 25. But you’ll have to look a little closer to see it.

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Space.com

Collins was dubbed “the forgotten astronaut,” because he didn’t walk on the moon like his two Apollo 11 crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, did. But Collins’ impact on spaceflight and the world is undoubted.

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Phys.Org

The European house mouse has invaded nearly every corner of the Americas since it was introduced by colonizers a few hundred years ago, and now lives practically everywhere humans store their food. Yet in that relatively short time span—400 to 600 …

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Science Magazine

DNA modifications vary in form and function but generally do not alter Watson-Crick base pairing. Diaminopurine (Z) is an exception because it completely replaces adenine and forms three hydrogen bonds with thymine in cyanophage S-2L genomic DNA.

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Phys.Org

As anyone who has ever tried to clean a home knows, ridding yourself of dust is a Sisyphean effort. No surface stays free of it for long. It turns out that space is somewhat similar. Space is filled with interplanetary dust, which the Earth constantly collects as it …

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