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May 28, 2021

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Space.com

The subatomic world is similar. Albert Einstein won a Nobel Prize for proving that energy is quantized. Just as you can only buy shoes in multiples of half a size, so energy only comes in multiples of the same “quanta” — hence the name quantum physics.

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Spaceflight Now

Ingenuity overcame the glitch, which engineers traced to part of the helicopter’s navigation system. The helicopter limped through the rest of its flight and safely landed about 16 feet (5 meters) from its planned touchdown location, NASA said.

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Phys.Org

Cell Science-04 flies tardigrades, or water bears, to the space station for a study seeking to identify the genes involved in its adaptation and survival in high stress environments. Credit: Thomas Boothby, University of Wyoming. The 22nd SpaceX cargo …

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Phys.Org

The extraordinarily precise analysis, which includes data from the survey’s first three years, contributes to the most powerful test of the current best model of the universe, the standard cosmological model. However, hints remain from …

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Space.com

At the center of our Milky Way galaxy, threads of superheated gas and magnetic fields weave around each other to create a spectacular galactic display captured in a striking new panoramic image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. This new image of …

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CNN

(CNN) When the Ingenuity helicopter took off for its latest flight on Mars, things didn’t go quite according to plan. But the little chopper muscled through its sixth flight on May 22 and survived, despite some unplanned swinging around in the Martian atmosphere …

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Space.com

An artist’s depiction of a Voyager probe entering interstellar space. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech).

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Space.com

The pair of planets will be visible low in the western sky for roughly 30 to 40 minutes after sunset, according to EarthSky. Observing will be tough given you may be competing with buildings and air pollution to see the planets, so bring binoculars if you can.

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Spaceflight Now

NASA awarded Firefly a $93.3 million contract in February for the Blue Ghost mission, the sixth lunar lander flight in the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services program. The CLPS landers will be robotic precursors for future human …

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Phys.Org

Scientists have taken a step towards the creation of powerful devices that harness magnetic charge by creating the first ever three-dimensional replica of a material known as a spin-ice. Spin ice materials are extremely unusual as they possess so-called …

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