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November 3, 2021

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Space.com

This deployment, which will see Webb unfold and unfurl its sun shield once in space, includes quite literally hundreds of “single points of failure,” Mike Menzel, Webb lead mission systems engineer for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, said …

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Space.com

Wispy clouds of gas and a strange “superbubble” dominate the view of a new Hubble Space Telescope image. The view stars a nebula, or gas cloud, known as N44, that is located in a nearby galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud. In the newly released …

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Astronomy Magazine

The photographer captured this beautiful view of the Fireworks Galaxy using a Celestron 11-inch EdgeHD telescope set up in their backyard in upstate New York on June 18, 2020. Fortunately, even more modest telescopes can reveal many of the subtle …

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CNN

(CNN) The Atacama Desert in Chile has been used as a way to simulate alien environments, like Mars on Earth. Now, researchers believe it was the site of an ancient comet explosion intense enough to create giant slabs of silicate glass, according to a new …

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BBC News

Engineers like to describe the process of landing a rover on Mars as the “seven minutes of terror”. That’s how long it takes for a robot to come to a standing-stop at the surface of the Red Planet after entering the atmosphere faster than a rifle …

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Phys.Org

Seagrasses cover large swathes of shallow coastal seas, where they provide a vital habitat. They also remove large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and store it in the ecosystem. However, seagrasses need nutrients to thrive, particularly …

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Phys.Org

Scientists studying SPT0311-58 found H20, along with carbon monoxide in the galaxy, which is located nearly 12.88 billion light years from Earth. Detection of these two molecules in abundance suggests that the molecular universe was going strong shortly …

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Space.com

It’s been a busy few days for our sun, which has produced three of the outbursts that scientists call coronal mass ejections (CMEs) since Monday (Nov. 1). CMEs shoot globs of gas and magnetic fields out into space, often from sunspots, which are knots …

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Reuters

The researchers calculated daily food intake for seven baleen whale species, tracking 321 individual whales in the Atlantic, Pacific and Southern Oceans from 2010 to 2019. These gigantic marine mammals were found to eat up to three …

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The Atlantic

In just six decades, roughly the life span of a blue whale, humans took the blue-whale population down from 360,000 to just 1,000. In one century, whalers killed at least 2 million baleen whales, which together weighed twice as much as all the wild mammals …

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