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May 10, 2022

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Space.com

Lewis Pinault is a partner at Airbus Ventures, where he invests and serves as board director for space technology related startups across the globe. A NASA-trained meteoriticist, he is also a researcher at University College London/Birkbeck’s Centre …

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Space.com

A magnitude 5 quake shook the surface of Mars on May 4, the strongest temblor ever detected not only on Mars but on any planet besides Earth. The marsquake, detected by NASA’s InSight lander, surpassed the previous record-holder, a 4.2-magnitude quake …

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Space.com

The last time EHT teased us like this, the observatory debuted the first-ever image of a black hole.

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Space.com

Two visits from NASA’s most venerable space telescope offers a stunning galactic portrait indeed. A newly released image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the mesmerizing spiral of a galaxy called M99. Particularly on display are the galaxy’s …

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The Verge

Unlike quakes here on Earth, which are typically caused by shifting tectonic plates, “marsquakes” are thought to be caused by the cooling of Mars over time, which causes the planet’s crust to become more brittle and crack.

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Phys.Org

MIT researchers have discovered that before cells start to divide, they do a little cleanup, tossing out molecules that they appear not to need anymore. Using a new method they developed for measuring the dry mass of cells, the researchers found that …

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Lansing State Journal

EAST LANSING — Michigan State University believes its Facility for Rare Isotope Beams will unlock the door to new discoveries — and scientists could find the first key this week. Though the FRIB officially opened last Monday, smaller lead-up …

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Phys.Org

When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on Jan. 15, 2022, it sent atmospheric shock waves, sonic booms, and tsunami waves around the world. Now, scientists are finding the volcano’s effects also reached space.

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The Tennessean

According to NASA, a lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth, and moon align so that the moon passes into the earth’s shadow. In a total lunar eclipse, the entire moon falls within the darkest part of earth’s shadow, called the umbra. When the moon is …

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Phys.Org

NASA’s InSight Mars lander has detected the largest quake ever observed on another planet: an estimated magnitude 5 temblor that occurred on May 4, 2022, the 1,222nd Martian day, or sol, of the mission. This adds to the catalog of more than 1,313 quakes …

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