Daily News update on – Science


July 6, 2022
NEWS

Space.com

Work is progressing on a vital part of NASA’s Mars sample return plans. The Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) is a small, lightweight, two-stage solid-propellant rocket with a big assignment: blast rock, sediment and atmospheric samples off Mars in the early …

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Space.com

Operators lost contact with the moon-bound CAPSTONE satellite yesterday (July 5) after completing a set of initial tasks following its separation from the rocket upper stage. CAPSTONE (short for “Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology …

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Space.com

The messy system of Beta Pictoris will come under scrutiny to learn how similar it is to our solar system.

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Space.com

S4716 is part of a dense, tightly packed grouping of stars called the S cluster that orbits close to the galactic center and the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole. These S cluster stars all move particularly fast but vary in brightness and mass.

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Space.com

CAPSTONE launched to Earth orbit atop a Rocket Lab Electron booster on June 28, then spent a week spiraling farther and farther away from our planet via occasional Photon engine burns. The final Photon firing, on Monday …

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Space.com

A space rock at least the size of a bus will safely whiz by our planet today, and you can watch the event on a free livestream. The Virtual Telescope Project will broadcast the flyby of asteroid 2022 NF from Rome, Italy, where the project is situated.

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Phys.Org

Though they are discrete particles, water molecules flow collectively as liquids, producing streams, waves, whirlpools, and other classic fluid phenomena. Not so with electricity. While an electric current is also a construct of distinct particles—in …

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CNN

Engineers were able to contact the tiny CubeSat on Wednesday after it ceased communication with the Deep Space Network on Tuesday. The DSN is NASA’s radio antenna network that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions as well as some orbiting Earth.

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University of Florida

The National Science Foundation has recognized a record nine University of Florida faculty members from a wide variety of academic disciplines with 2022 Early Career Development Awards, one of its most prestigious honors.

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Symmetry magazine

In new papers by the CMS and ATLAS Collaborations, physicists detail high-precision results from Higgs boson studies—but no new physics (yet). Particle physics changed forever on July 4, 2012. That was the day the two major physics experiments at …

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