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September 13, 2021

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Space.com

Watch SpaceX launch its 1st Starlink satellites in months

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX will launch its first full stack of Starlink broadband satellites since May tonight (Sept. 13) and you can watch the action live online. The private spaceflight company will launch a full stack of 60 Starlink satellites on …

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Space.com

Why SpaceX’s private Inspiration4 mission to Earth orbit is so important

This isn’t a cause for alarm. The Inspiration4 crew will fly on a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, a highly advanced and automated spacecraft that has showcased its abilities on multiple crewed missions to the ISS for NASA.

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Space.com

SpaceX test-fires rocket for 1st private orbital mission

The routine preflight test kicked off the countdown to the highly-anticipated flight of the first-ever all-civilian orbital spaceflight mission, called Inspiration4. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, carrying four private citizens, …

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CNN

Scientists want to resurrect the woolly mammoth. They just got $15 million to make it happen

(CNN) Bringing extinct creatures back to life is the lifeblood of science fiction. At its most tantalizing, think Jurassic Park and its stable of dinosaurs. Advances in genetics, however, are …

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Space.com

Vibrant globular cluster sparkles in new Hubble telescope photo

A famous telescope peered into the constellation Sagittarius to view a gorgeous assortment of candy-colored stars. The team behind the Hubble Space Telescope recently published this image of a celestial body called NGC 6717 that’s located about 20,000 …

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CNBC

Lab-grown woolly mammoths could walk the Earth in six years if geneticist’s new start-up succeeds

Ben Lamm (L) and George Church. Photo courtesy Colossal. A little more than two years ago, serial tech entrepreneur Ben Lamm reached out to renowned Harvard geneticist George …

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TechCrunch

How Colossal sold investors on a quest to resurrect a woolly mammoth

That’s the primary mission of a new company called Colossal. Co-founded by maverick geneticist George Church, and entrepreneur Ben Lamm, the former CEO of Hypergiant, the company aims to bring one of those creatures back to life using CRISPR to edit the …

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Popular Science

This CRISPR startup thinks that mammoths can save the Arctic. Is it right?

“We’ve sequenced multiple genomes from frozen tissues that have been recovered from Siberia of the woolly mammoth,” Lamm tells Popular Science of the startup’s progress so far. The team has also sequenced multiple Asian elephant genomes to compare the …

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Livescience.com

Does the moon rotate?

This theoretical object is known as Theia, and the heat from Theia’s impact may have created magma oceans by melting the Earth’s crust and caused Earth to eject spinning vaporized particles into space. Related: …

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The Weather Channel

Animals ‘Shapeshift’ to Cope with Warming Climate: Study

If you think ‘shapeshifting’ is a superpower that only a few like Mystique from X-Men possesses, think again. Based on Allen’s rule, a new study deciphered how warm-blooded animals are adapting to a warming climate. And the answer was shape-shifting!

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