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December 10, 2022


James Webb Space Telescope peers into the ‘ghostly light’ of interstellar space

The first deep field image of the cosmos taken by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has allowed scientists to study the faint almost ghostly light from orphan stars that exist between galaxies in galactic clusters.

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The New York Times

NASA’s Artemis I Moon Mission to End in Water Landing: How to Watch

And on the 26th day, the moon capsule returned to Earth. During the early hours of Nov. 16, NASA launched a giant rocket toward the moon. The rocket reached orbit and sent a small capsule, this time with no astronauts on board, on its way to the moon.

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Science 2.0

Many Serious Errors In NASA’s Samples From Mars Environmental Impact Statement – Search For A Way Forward

This is an example, they use out of date papers that claim a BSL-4 laboratory is suitable for planetary protection and show no awareness of the ESF study which reduced the size limits for microbes from 0.2 to 0.05 microns. I mentioned that in my comment to …

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The Weather Channel

The Rise of Planet of Mammals: Study Unfolds Story of a Silent Rebellion to Overturn Dinosaurs

When Dinosaurs walked the Earth more than 65 million years ago, they were a force to be reckoned with — powerful, majestic apex predators. Yet, they were wiped out in an asteroid impact and changing climate. But, the disappearance of dinosaurs aside, …

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2022 Geminid Meteor Shower Ramps Up This Weekend as Peak Approaches

Bright cosmic fireballs and even “Earth grazers” are on the calendar for the next week or so. Eric Mack headshot. Eric Mack.

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PBS NewsHour

Space historian examines parallels of NASA’s 1st moon landing and the Artemis mission

The nearly month-long Artemis 1 mission to the Moon is slated to end on Sunday with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. On that very day 50 years ago, Dec. 11, 1972, the last Apollo astronauts set foot on the moon. Space historian Andy Chaikin, …

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Aging is associated with a systemic length-associated transcriptome imbalance

Here, we show that transcript length alone explains most transcriptional changes observed with aging in mice and humans. We present three lines of evidence supporting the biological importance of the uncovered transcriptome imbalance. First, in vertebrates …

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Science Shows How Flushing a Public Toilet Blasts Particles Everywhere

Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder are revealing the secret lives of public toilets. Those ubiquitous, unlidded, industrial restroom fixtures can spew out aerosolized water and waste droplets with the same gusto as a comedic actor doing a …

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Water-Tracking SWOT Satellite Encapsulated in Rocket Payload Fairing

The international Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission is one step closer to launching so it can track water on more than 90% of Earth’s surface. SWOT encapsulation. The SWOT water-tracking satellite was encapsulated in its payload fairing on Dec …

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Economic Times

Demystifying the birth of Southern Ring Nebula through images from Webb telescope

Now, the fact that NGC3132 houses a binary star system (two stars orbiting one another) has been known since the days of the Hubble Space Telescope. But in those early images, the central star that ejected the nebula – a tiny, hot white dwarf – was so dim …

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