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June 22, 2021

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Phys.Org

Then, a new cohort of beetles disperse. I confess the thought of dead corpses stuffed with creepy crawlies was initially repellent to me (especially just after lunch) but back then I really didn’t know much about the incredible biology of these beetles. Over the next …

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Space.com

Melroy served in the U.S. Air Force before being selected as a NASA astronaut candidate in December 1994. She flew on three space shuttle missions, serving as a pilot on STS-92 in 2000 and STS-112 in 2002 and commanding STS-120 in 2007.

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Space.com

But behind the scenes, Artemis has a supporting cast: the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program, which plans to contract private-sector firms to deliver an assortment of robotic payloads to the moon’s surface.

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Phys.Org

A single measurement result is not a proof—this has been shown again and again in science. We can only really rely on a research result when it has been measured several times, preferably by different research teams, in slightly different ways. In this way …

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Artist’s illustration of the early solar system, at a time when no planets had formed yet. A swirling cloud of gas and dust surrounded the young sun. The cutaway through this so-called protoplanetary disk shows its three-dimensional structure. Credit: Heather …

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Space.com

Players on PCs and platforms from Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox, and Nintendo Switch will get a new mission with Perseverance and its flying drone-copter, Ingenuity, along with a reusable rocket, new game modes and various player experience …

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Phys.Org

“The use of ultra-high-strength steels in power plants dates back to the 1950s and has benefited from gradual improvements in the materials over time,” says Osman Mamun, a postdoctoral research associate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

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The New York Times

Within the next decade or so, Venus will be visited by a fleet of spacecraft. This grand tour of the second planet, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the Cold War, is being driven by the quest to solve a profound planetary puzzle. Earth and Venus are the …

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Phys.Org

UC researchers developed a novel system to analyze ancient plant DNA in the sediment of Tikal’s temple and palace reservoirs to identify more than 30 species of trees, grasses, vines and flowering plants that lived along its banks more than 1,000 years ago.

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Phys.Org

Hydrothermal mound at ~2000 meters depth in the Guaymas Basin. This several-meter tall “living” tower of hydrocarbon-soaked minerals and sediments is permeated by hydrothermal fluids. The surface of the structure is covered with white and orange mats …

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