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July 8, 2023


Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch for record-breaking 16th time Sunday morning

A Falcon 9 topped with 22 of SpaceX’s next-generation Starlink internet satellites is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida Sunday at 4:36 a.m. ET (0836 GMT). It will be the unprecedented 16th mission for the rocket’s …

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Life on Venus? Intriguing molecule phosphine spotted in planet’s clouds again

Using the James Clark Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) at the Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii, Greaves and her colleagues delved into the atmosphere of Venus, down to the top and even the middle of the planet’s clouds.

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Astronomy Magazine

The Sky This Week from July 7 to 14: Venus shines bright

That’s Venus; at 10 A.M. EDT today, the planet reaches greatest brilliancy, blazing at magnitude –4.7. By evening, it hangs some 20° high as the Sun is sinking and will slowly set over …

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Northern lights could be visible in Wyoming next week. Here’s how to see them.

Wyomingites interested in seeing one of nature’s best light shows might be able to skip a trip up to the North Pole and catch a glimpse from home instead. The northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, are set to appear above 17 U.S. cities next …

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Four NASA volunteers to live in a Mars-like habitat for a year

Four volunteer researchers continue to live in a space that mimics Mars. NASA researcher Dr. Suzanne Bell joins CNN This Morning to discuss. 06:07 – Source: CNN. Stories worth watching 16 videos. exp space travel mars astronauts exploration FST …

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MIT Researchers Capture mRNA Translation With New In Situ Sequencing-Based Spatial Assay

NEW YORK – A new method can capture mRNA that is being translated by ribosomes throughout tissues, with potential to help elucidate much of RNA biology from transcription to degradation. Last week, researchers from MIT and the Broad Institute led by …

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There’s granite on the moon. No one knows how it got there.

Before this discovery, only small grains have turned up in the more than 800 pounds of lunar samples hauled back from space by the NASA Apollo missions. “Typically, granites require either plate tectonics or water …

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NBC Chicago

Gene therapy approved by FDA for certain boys with rare genetic condition

A new gene therapy treatment gained FDA approval last month to treat boys ages four and five with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare and deadly genetic disorder that leads to muscle degeneration, NBC Chicago’s Lauren Petty reports.

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Universe Today

Venus has Clouds of Concentrated Sulfuric Acid, but Life Could Still Survive

But roughly 48 to 60 km (30 to 37.3 mi) above the surface, the temperatures are much cooler, and the air pressure is roughly equal to Earth’s at sea level. As such, scientists have speculated that life could exist above the cloud deck (possibly in the form …

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Cornell Chronicle

Breakthrough identifies new state of topological quantum matter

Cornell scientists have revealed a new phase of matter in candidate topological superconductors that could have significant consequences for condensed matter physics and for the field of quantum computing and spintronics. Researchers at the Macroscopic …

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