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June 11, 2021

NEWS

Space.com

“Today we are once again standing before you and the rest of the world to fortify our position as the Space City,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, addressing an invited audience at the Lone Star Flight Museum, where the groundbreaking was held.

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As day turns to night, roughly 45 minutes after sunset tonight, take a look toward the west-southwest part of the sky for a beautiful celestial tableau formed by the slender sliver of a crescent moon, just 3% illuminated, and the brilliant planet Venus.

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Scientists have successfully grown liver tissue capable of functioning for 30 days in the lab as part of NASA’s Vascular Tissue Challenge. In 2016, NASA put forth this competition to find teams that could “create thick, vascularized human organ tissue in an …

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Technicians inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center began a delicate, multi-day task Thursday to lift the 94-ton core stage of the first Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket for mounting between two solid-fueled boosters already …

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Phys.Org

ESA’s large-class science missions for the timeframe 2035-2050 will focus on moons of the giant Solar System planets, temperate exoplanets or the galactic ecosystem, and new physical probes of the early universe. “The selection of the Voyage 2050 themes …

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The HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this photo of China’s Mars rover Zhurong (lower bright spot) and its lander on June 6, 2021. (Image credit: NASA/JPL/UArizona). A sharp-eyed NASA spacecraft has given us a bird’s-eye …

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Phys.Org

Using an ultrafast transmission electron microscope, researchers from the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology have, for the first time, recorded the propagation of combined sound and light waves in atomically thin materials. The experiments were …

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Planet Hunters TESS has now announced the discovery of two exoplanets in a study published online in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, listing Rubio and more than a dozen other citizen scientists as co-authors.

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As NASA continues plans for multiple commercial deliveries to the moon’s surface per year, the agency has selected three new scientific investigation payload suites to advance understanding of Earth’s nearest neighbor. Two of the payload suites will land on …

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The Japanese researchers behind the new work, which they published today (June 11) in a new paper, wanted to know how space radiation affects fertility in mammals. Radiation can damage the DNA within cells, causing mutations (this is why dermatologists …

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