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July 11, 2021

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The Washington Post

On June 25, astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet successfully completed an almost seven-hour spacewalk, also called an EVA (extravehicular activity), to install solar panels on the International Space Station. What does it take to don a …

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Phys.Org

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson is greeted by school children before heading to board the rocket plane that will fly him to the edge of space from Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Sunday, July 11, 2021. Credit: AP …

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Forbes

Do the seasons explain why Earth is teeming with life? The axis on which Earth rotates is tilted by 23.5°—likely caused by an impact billions of years ago—which during our annual orbit around the Sun means that different parts of Earth receive sunlight for …

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The Daily Galaxy –Great Discoveries Channel

“We know the spacecraft’s retirement isn’t the end of Kepler’s discoveries,” said Jessie Dotson, Kepler’s project scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. “I’m excited about the …

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Science Times

Russian cosmonauts are still working to repair a tiny air leak on the International Space Station discovered in 2020 after it was initially reported in 2019. The seven-person crew is not in danger, according to NASA and Roscosmos, because the pressure …

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Patch.com

If you’ve been longing since spring for meteor showers, you’re about to be rewarded as the rambling Delta Aquariid meteor shower gets underway Monday. The peak isn’t for a couple of weeks, but don’t be surprised if you see a few shooting stars over …

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New York Post

Gerardi will be taking what’s called a suborbital space flight, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Her seat is being funded by her employer, the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences (IIAS). “You go up, you enjoy five minutes of microgravity …

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Santa Clarita Valley Signal

They work biologically and will not hurt your plants. Maintaining a population of fish should keep the mosquito population under control consuming the mosquito eggs and hatchlings as a natural dinner treat. I don’t recommend koi for a pond smaller than 1000 …

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Science Times

China launched three astronauts into space – Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo – in June. According to the CMSA, two of them exited the Tiangong or Heavenly Palace core module of the space station.

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Digital Trends

“We used to think that once these layers of clay minerals formed at the bottom of the lake in Gale Crater, they stayed that way, preserving the moment in time they formed for billions of years,” said Tom Bristow, principal investigator of Curiosity’s CheMin …

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