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April 7, 2022

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Space.com

Celebrating the momentous occasion of America’s return to crewed spaceflight two years ago, a new documentary feature from Emmy and Academy Award winning filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (“Meru,” “Free Solo”) is about to launch onto Netflix (opens …

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Space.com

The four astronauts of SpaceX’s Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will have to cool their heels here on Earth for at least one extra day. The launch of Crew-4 had been scheduled for April 19. But it’ll now lift off no earlier than …

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Space.com

In just one night of observing, scientists detected a new record-breaker — the most distant megamaser known to date. A megamaser is a super-powerful laser made of microwave light (hence maser). Megamasers come in a few different flavors, …

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Scientific American

In particle physics, data long outlives the detectors that generate it. A decade ago the 4,100-metric-ton Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) reached the end of its life and was shut down, stripped of its parts for use in other experiments.

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Space.com

The galaxy candidate HD1. (Image credit: Harikane et al.) Researchers have spotted what might be the farthest astronomical object ever found — a galaxy candidate named …

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BBC News

Scientists have presented a stunningly preserved leg of a dinosaur. The limb, complete with skin, is just one of a series of remarkable finds emerging from the Tanis fossil site in the US State of North Dakota. But it’s not just their exquisite …

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The New York Times

Is the object a galaxy of primordial stars or a black hole knocking on the door of time? The Webb space telescope may help answer that question.

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Phys.Org

Coalescing supermassive black holes in the centers of merging galaxies fill the universe with low-frequency gravitational waves. Astronomers have been searching for these waves by using large radio telescopes to look for the subtle effect these …

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IndieWire

A dull and airless Netflix documentary by an Oscar-winning duo whose brilliant films about the highs and lows of human exploration (“Meru,” “Free Solo,” and “The Rescue”) have rattled with the heart-in-your-throat intensity of riding a rickety wooden …

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Phys.Org

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover spent most of March climbing the “Greenheugh Pediment”—a gentle slope capped by rubbly sandstone. The rover briefly summited this feature’s north face two years ago; now on the pediment’s southern side, Curiosity has …

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