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June 18, 2021

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The New York Times

Archaeological advice on post-pandemic footwear. Plus: brittle stars in a “weirdo box,” a possible Viking ransom and more in the Friday edition of the Science Times newsletter.

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Phys.Org

An important part of these efforts involves building habitats that can ensure the astronauts’ health, safety, and comfort in the extreme lunar environment. This challenge has inspired architects and designers from …

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Space.com

“There is no definitive timeline yet as to when this will be completed, tested, and brought back to operational status,” the Hubble operations team said. June 13, 2021, the Hubble Space Telescope shut down after an issue with a 1980s-era payload computer.

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Space.com

The foursome will leave Earth atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for what is expected to be a six-month mission, a typical space station tour of duty.

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Phys.Org

The global initiative, launched by the World Economic Forum, is the first of its kind. In a situation in which no single government or authority has the power to set and enforce strict rules of behavior for all space-faring organizations, this project promises to be a …

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Seattle Times

In an effort to galvanize NASA’s return to the moon, former Vice President Mike Pence, in 2019, sought to re-create the 1960s Cold War space race, when the United States beat the Soviet Union to the lunar surface. But this time the role of rival was played by …

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EarthSky

Artist’s concept of a cosmic filament – a strand in the cosmic web, containing galaxies and dark matter – stretching from one galaxy cluster to another. Fantastically, astronomers now say these vast filaments spin in space. Image via AIP/ A. Khalatyan/ J.

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CNN

(CNN) The planet is trapping roughly double the amount of heat in the atmosphere than it did nearly 15 years ago, according to an alarming new analysis from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Researchers say it’s a …

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Big Island Now

Eyewitnesses drawn to the crater rim were excited, reverent, and watchful. The eruption onset was observed near and far via technology. The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) was onsite and online, transmitting scientific information as the eruption …

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Phys.Org

The combination of sea level rise, tides, storm surge and waves has increased the overtopping of natural and artificial coastal protection by nearly 50% in the last two decades. This revelation comes from an international study coordinated by IRD, involving …

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