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August 26, 2021

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Space.com

SpaceX test-fires rocket ahead of weekend Dragon cargo launch for NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has fired up the rocket that will ferry its next cargo shipment to the International Space Station in the wee hours of …

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Space.com

Interstellar comets visit our solar system more frequently than thought

The study, based on data gathered as Borisov zipped by Earth at a distance of about 185 million miles (300 million kilometers) in late 2019, suggests that the …

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Space.com

Alien life could thrive on big ‘Hycean’ exoplanets

Hycean planets are up to 2.5 times bigger than Earth, with oceans and hydrogen-rich atmospheres.

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Space.com

Hubble captures gorgeous image of ‘Einstein ring’ from warped quasar light

However, those bright dots don’t come from six galaxies but from three — two in the ring’s center and the third a distant quasar whose light has been bent so …

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Business Insider India

Watch live: SpaceX preps for rocket test-firing before space station cargo mission

EDITOR’S NOTE: SpaceX is expected to test-fire the Falcon 9 rocket on pad 39A at 9 p.m. EDT Wednesday (0100 GMT). You can watch live here.

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CNN

This new class of hot ocean worlds could support life

An illustration shows what the orbit of exoplanet HR 5183 b would look like if it was dropped down in our solar system. It would likely swing from the …

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The New York Times

Female Hummingbirds Avoid Harassment by Looking Like Males

An adult female white-necked Jacobin hummingbird is no stranger to invisible labor. When she lays an egg, the male hummingbird who played an equal role in …

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Phys.Org

New sensor detects valuable rare earth element terbium from non-traditional sources

A new luminescent sensor can detect terbium, a valuable rare earth element, from complex environmental samples like acid mine waste. The sensor, developed …

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Science Magazine

Field-induced transition within the superconducting state of CeRh

Most superconductors have only one superconducting phase. Khim et al. measured the magnetic susceptibility of the heavy fermion material CeRh2As2 to reveal …

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Popular Science

‘Hycean’ exoplanets could be home to the alien life we’ve been searching for

As astronomers continue to discover scores of exoplanets, our solar system—with its itty-bitty rocky planets on the inside and its gaseous giants on the …

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