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June 1, 2021

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Space.com

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson holds up a photo of China’s Zhurong Mars rover during a House. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson holds up a photo snapped by China’s Zhurong rover during a webcast news conference …

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The New York Times

THE NINTH METAL By Benjamin Percy. There are many novels about the end of the world; much rarer are books that don’t destroy all life on Earth, just kind of screw around with it a little to see what happens. In Tom Perrotta’s “The Leftovers,” a sizable chunk …

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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is gearing up to launch its 22nd cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) this week, and tucked inside the Dragon cargo capsule will be some interesting organisms. Bobtail squid and tardigrades, also known …

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Space.com

The car-sized Perseverance and its little helicopter buddy Ingenuity landed together inside Mars’ Jezero Crater on Feb. 18. That makes today (June 1) the 100th Martian day, or “sol,” for the robotic duo. (One sol lasts about 24 hours and 40 minutes, slightly …

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Phys.Org

Quantum computing and quantum sensing have the potential to be vastly more powerful than their classical counterparts. Not only could a fully realized quantum computer take just seconds to solve equations that would take a classical computer thousands of …

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The Weather Channel

When seen from the Earth, our galaxy appears like a band of light with droplets of milk scattered all across the night sky—a sight to behold! Formed about 13.51 billion years ago, this large barred-spiral galaxy contains billions of stars and innumerable planets …

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Phys.Org

These images showcase the dental diversity among amphibians. Salamanders and caecilians, bottom left and right, respectively, not only have teeth on both upper and lower jaws, but on the roof of their mouths as well, shown here in yellow. Credit: Florida …

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The Boston Globe

New photos captured by a researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst showcase the inner workings of the center of the Milky Way and hint at a “previously unknown interstellar mechanism” that could regulate the galaxy’s energy flow and evolution.

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Phys.Org

Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego developed a technology that improves the resolution of an ordinary light microscope so that it can be used to directly observe finer structures and details in living cells. The technology turns a …

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CBS News

The largest of the asteroids, named 2021 KT1, is approximately 600 feet, about the size of the Seattle Space Needle and taller than the Washington Monument. However, scientists believe it could be as large as 1,049 feet, comparative in size to New York City’s …

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