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July 12, 2021

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Space.com

Dozens of starless ‘rogue’ alien planets possibly spotted

Astronomers have spotted more strange “free-floating” planets that could roam deep space untethered to any star. While we might think that planets must need to orbit some kind of star, astronomers have detected such orphaned “rogues” before. And a new …

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Space.com

14 years of solar eclipse chasing (and counting): a team travels the world to study solar wind

This wispy area has all the visual charm of a cosmic halo, but it is equal parts inferno. The corona is the hottest region of the sun, reaching temperatures upwards of 2 million degrees Fahrenheit (more than 1 million degrees Celsius).

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Space.com

South African telescope captures stunning image of radio galaxy

Cosmic threads, ribbons and rings are caused by radio emissions from matter falling into the black hole at the center of the galaxy. The Fanaroff-Riley Type I radio galaxy IC 4296 dominates this spectacular vista, wider than the full moon on the sky. MeerKAT …

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Space.com

Amazing Virgin Galactic video shows Richard Branson’s Unity 22 crew soaring into space

Virgin Galactic has unveiled a dramatic new video of its billionaire founder Richard Branson and five others launching into suborbital space on company’s VSS Unity spacecraft and it looks like a heck of a ride. The …

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CNN

Catch Venus, Mars and the moon close together in the night sky

(CNN) Skywatchers are in for an (inter)stellar treat this week. Look up and you can gaze upon a dazzling view of Venus, Mars and the moon Monday and Tuesday nights, according to EarthSky. Venus and Mars have been moving toward one another all …

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SpaceCoastDaily.com

Kennedy Space Center Marks 59th Anniversary, Celebrates Being a Multi-User Spaceport

In this aerial view, teams with NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems and lead contractor Jacobs transport the massive Space Launch System core stage to Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building on April 29, 2021. (NASA image). BREVARD …

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Phys.Org

Quantum phase transition discovered in a quasi-2D system consisting purely of spins

At the quantum level, however, the particle spins in states that emerge from phase transitions display collective entangled behavior. This unexpected observation offers a new avenue for the production of materials with topological properties that are useful in …

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EarthSky

Cracked surface of Venus behaves like sea ice

The Magellan spacecraft captured this radar view of Venus, showing the largest tectonic block in dark red at center, which is about the size of Alaska. The lighter colors around the block are deformations and ridges. Image via NASA-JPL/ Paul Byrne/ NCSU.

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Space.com

Virgin Galactic teams with Omaze to raffle off 2 tickets to space to the public

The company announced a partnership Sunday (July 11) with charity fundraising platform Omaze for the contest, which will put two people on a spaceflight expected to launch in early 2022. The news came shortly after billionaire …

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Phys.Org

Scientists discover two species of few-electron bubbles in superfluid helium

The team included Neha Yadav, a former Ph.D. student at the Department of Physics, Prosenjit Sen, Associate Professor at the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) and Ambarish Ghosh, Professor at CeNSE. The study was published in Science …

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