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July 25, 2021



NASA’s Mars helicopter soars past 1-mile mark in 10th flight over Red Planet

NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity has flown its first mile on the Red Planet. The small chopper surpassed the 1-mile (1.6 km) mark of its total flight distance on Saturday (July 24) when soared over a rocky region called “Raised Ridges” at its Jezero Crater …

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Scientific American

Why an Asteroid Strike Is Like a Pandemic

Scientists identify a potential global threat, but initial data are spotty—not enough to spur drastic action. Rapidly, relentlessly, the threat metastasizes. What once was preventable becomes inevitable. The world has no choice but to endure the disaster at the cost …

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Meteor lights up the night in Norway

(CNN) An “unusually large” meteor illuminated the night sky over southern Scandinavia early Sunday morning before at least some of it came rumbling down near Oslo, the capital of Norway. The meteor “lit up the sky for a brief time as if broad daylight,” just …

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See 7 Jaw-Dropping New Photos Of Jupiter Taken This Week By NASA’s Juno

More beautiful images of Jupiter are streaming in from NASA’s Juno spacecraft 390 million miles/628 million kilometers away. Freshly arrived across NASA’s Deep Space Network after crossing 34 light-minutes and swiftly processed by a team of volunteer …

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Science News

With Steven Weinberg’s death, physics loses a titan

Mythology has its titans. So do the movies. And so does physics. Just one fewer now. Steven Weinberg died July 23, at the age of 88. He was one of the key intellectual leaders in physics during the second half of the 20th century, and he remained a leading …

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Steven Weinberg, Nobel Prize-winning physicist, has died

In 1979, Weinberg and physicists Sheldon Glashow and Abdus Salam earned the Nobel Prize in physics for this work. Throughout his life, Weinberg would continue his search for a unified theory that would unite all four forces, according to the statement.

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Ars Technica

Red planet has a big core, complex crust

NASA’s InSight lander’s seismograph is slowly imaging the Martian interior. … Image of a cutaway showing the martian interior, including its core. Enlarge / Some seismic waves bounce off Mars’ core before reaching the InSight lander.

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Tech Times

New AI Enhances NASA’s Sun Images To Improve Solar Studies Of Space Experts

In this handout image provided by NASA, the SDO satellite captures a ultra-high definition image of the Transit of Venus across the face of the sun at on June 5, 2012 from space. The last transit was in 2004 and the next pair of events will not happen again until …

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Weekend brings heat warnings, parched land and smoke exposure

And for Southern Oregon, it’s the Bootleg fire. More than four hundred thousand acres burned so far. Temperatures this weekend will be getting hotter. That, on top of an already existing drought. We …

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Skywatcher spots Russia’s Nauka science module headed to space station (photo)

Martin Lewis took the image using his home-built telescope from his home near London.

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