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June 24, 2021

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The Washington Post

The scientific significance of Bloom’s research remained unclear Wednesday, but it stirred instant online reaction, favorable and unfavorable alike, among scientists who have been debating the flurry of theories about the initial coronavirus outbreak.

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Space.com

Researchers have detected an earthquake using instruments flying in a balloon above California, and the technology could one day detect quakes on Venus. Temblors on Earth and beyond are a valuable tool for understanding how planets are built and what …

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Space.com

“Team is taking additional time for pre-launch checkouts ahead of the transporter-2 mission; will announce new target launch date once confirmed,” the company tweeted on Thursday (June 24).

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Space.com

Although the next flight of Boeing’s Starliner capsule won’t carry any astronauts, it will ferry one passenger to and from the International Space Station. That passenger is an anthropomorphic test device, more colloquially known as a flight dummy, dubbed …

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CNN

This supermoon becomes completely full at 2:40 p.m. ET on Thursday afternoon. It won’t be fully visible in North America until later in the evening during “moonrise,” when the sun sets and the moon ascends into view.

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Space.com

As a result, full moons that occur near the summer solstice are lower in the sky because the moon is exactly opposite the sun during its full phase. In turn, the moon’s low trajectory takes it through the lowest part of the atmosphere, giving the moon its reddish or …

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Space.com

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory captured this imagery of a huge, hand-shaped feature, which was spawned by a supernova explosion and its aftermath in a patch of space about 17,000 light-years from Earth, colliding with a cloud of gas. (Image credit: …

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Space.com

On Wednesday (June 23), the HiRISE team released a second image of Zhurong taken on June 11, which shows the rover and its tracks extending noticeably farther away from the mission’s landing platform.

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Science Magazine

Our understanding of the origin, distribution, and evolution of early humans and their close relatives has been greatly refined by recent new information. Adding to this trend, Hershkovitz et al. have uncovered evidence of a previously unknown archaic Homo …

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX said Thursday it has postponed the next launch of a Falcon 9 rocket, previously scheduled for Friday at Cape Canaveral, due to unspecified technical concerns. The Falcon 9 will launch on a commercial rideshare mission with more than 80 small …

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