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July 4, 2021

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Space.com

Of the seven crewmembers currently living and working on board the International Space Station, three are NASA astronauts: Shane Kimbrough, Meghan McArthur and Mark Vande Hei. Also on board are two Russian cosmonauts, Oleg Novitskiy …

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Space.com

The solar flare occurred from a sunspot called AR2838 at 10:29 a.m. EDT (1429 GMT) on Saturday and registered as a powerful X1-class sun event, according to the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) tracking the sun’s weather. It caused a brief …

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SpaceCoastDaily.com

(NASA) – Some 50 miles up, where Earth’s atmosphere blends into space, the air itself hums with an electric current. Scientists call it the atmospheric dynamo, an Earth-sized electric generator.

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Space.com

“Because star clusters form from a single primordial cloud of gas and dust, all the stars they contain are roughly the same age,” NASA and ESA officials wrote in an image description. “This makes them useful natural laboratories for astronomers to learn how …

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The Boston Globe

Most sunflower seed sold for ornamental use in the United States produces pollenless flowers. Unbeknownst to many consumers, this has been the case for decades. Pollen is the tiny yellow grain that holds sunflower …

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Phys.Org

Scientists have found an unexplained cache of fossilized shark teeth in an area where there should be none—in a 2900 year old site in the City of David in Jerusalem. This is at least 80 km from where these fossils would be expected to be found. There is no …

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EarthSky

In 1933, bridge construction workers in Harbin, a city in Northeastern China, discovered a large and nearly intact skull. The skull was brought to paleoanthropologists in 2018, and after many studies, the researchers announced in late June 2021 that the …

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ABC News

Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo were shown by state TV climbing out of the airlock as Earth rolled past below them. The third crew member, commander Nie Haisheng, stayed inside.

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The Guardian

A fleet of robot spaceships is to descend on Venus in a few years and begin probing the most inhospitable world in the solar system. One craft will drop through the planet’s crushingly dense – and searingly hot – atmosphere while two others will orbit over the …

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Hindustan Times

The open star cluster, in all its brilliant flare, is called NGC 330. It is located in the constellation Tucana (the Toucan), about 180,000 light-years away inside the Small Magellanic Cloud, Nasa said. READ FULL STORY. By hindustantimes.com | Written by …

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