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June 26, 2021

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Spaceflight Now

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA crewmate Shane Kimbrough floated back outside the International Space Station Friday and deployed a 60-foot-long roll-out solar array, the second of six new blankets being installed to upgrade the lab’s power …

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CNN

The 4-pound helicopter has successfully flown eight times on Mars as of June 21, according to an update from Teddy Tzanetos, the helicopter operations lead at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. On its latest outing, Ingenuity flew 525 …

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Livescience.com

All sperm perform the same basic job: They fertilize egg cells. But in a new study, researchers have figured out that size matters, and it’s largely the female that pushes sperm to be big or small. Sperm cells come in a huge variety of sizes. For instance, the …

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The New York Times

Scientists on Friday announced that a massive fossilized skull that is at least 140,000 years old is a new species of ancient human, a finding that could potentially change prevailing views of how — and even where — our species, Homo sapiens, evolved.

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CBS News

A gigantic fossilized skull that was hidden in a well in China for 90 years has just been discovered by scientists — and it’s making them rethink human evolution. The skull was originally found in 1933 by Chinese laborers building a bridge in Harbin, a northern …

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SpaceCoastDaily.com

ABOVE VIDEO: Spacewalking astronauts work outside the space station, NASA’s new deputy administrator is sworn-in, and putting another piece of our Artemis I Moon rocket in place … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! Spacewalks …

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Telegraph.co.uk

The spacecraft has two payload computers, one of which serves as a backup, that are located on the Science Instrument and Command and Data Handling (SI C&DH) unit. There are various pieces of hardware which make up both payload computers, including …

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The authors of the paper tested 15 Asian elephants and three African savanna elephants in three zoos across the country—the San Diego Zoo, the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park and the Oklahoma City Zoo—with the help of elephant caretakers.

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EurekAlert

However, optical tweezers do have flaws. The prolonged interaction with the laser beam can alter molecules and particles or damage them with excessive heat. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have created a new …

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NBC Southern California

The process used to get the historic Mars Rover photo involved over a dozen people and took about a week to code. By Maggie More • Published 6 hours ago • Updated 6 hours ago. Pause. 0:16. Watch the Composite Process for NASA Perseverance’s Selfie.

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