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April 11, 2022

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Space.com

Two decades worth of observations revealed unexpected cooling of the solar system’s most distant planet Neptune amid its astronomical summer. Neptune is orbiting 30 times farther away from the sun than Earth with one year lasting 165 Earth years.

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Space.com

The Fluidic Telescope Experiment (FLUTE) is a program designed to investigate using liquids to construct telescope lenses, which could be done in space itself after the material launched. If the technique proves possible, space telescopes …

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Space.com

China launched a new high-resolution remote sensing satellite on Wednesday (April 6) to boost its ability to monitor ocean activity. The Gaofen 3 (03) satellite lifted off atop a Long March 4C rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi …

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CNN

(CNN) The most distant planet in our solar system has presented a new mystery. Astronomers observing Neptune for the past 17 years with multiple ground-based telescopes tracked a surprising drop in the ice giant’s global temperatures, which was then …

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USA TODAY

While we know of RNA viruses like COVID-19, West Nile Virus and the flu, there is little known about them because the only ones studied are the ones harmful to humans, animals or plants, Sullivan said. For this project, researchers wanted to study their …

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CNN

(CNN) The far side of the moon, which we can never see from our vantage point on Earth, looks surprisingly different than the orb we’re used to seeing in the night sky.

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Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Scientists at the Babraham Institute have developed a method to “time jump” human skin cells by 30 years, turning back the cellular aging clock without losing specialized cellular function. Researchers from the Institute’s epigenetics program showed …

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Phys.Org

An international team of astronomers have used ground-based telescopes, including the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT), to track Neptune’s atmospheric temperatures over a 17-year period. They found a surprising drop in …

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Livescience.com

A solar flare and coronal mass ejection were observed being launched from “dead” sunspot. (Image credit: Royal Observatory of Belgium). The …

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Science News

The SuperCam instrument (upper right) on NASA’s Perseverance rover includes a microphone, which picked up sounds from the instrument’s laser and from the whirling blades on the Ingenuity helicopter (left).

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