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August 22, 2022
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Space.com

Dark matter could finally reveal itself through self-interactions

One hypothesis for the nature of dark matter is that some of it could be self-interacting, meaning the individual particles interact slightly with one another.

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Spaceflight Now

Three mannequins installed on Orion spacecraft for flight around the moon

One of the three mannequins on the Artemis 1 mission, dubbed “Commander Moonikin Campos,” is shown inside he Orion crew module in this Aug. 3 photo. Credit: NASA/Frank Michaux. Three instrumented mannequins strapped into seats on NASA’s Orion …

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Space.com

Galaxy’s violent destruction acted as ‘black hole delivery service’

The absorption of a small galaxy into a larger spiral galaxy seems to have acted as a ‘black hole delivery system’ leaving a distant galaxy with two supermassive black holes that will eventually collide.

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Space.com

NASA’s new 3D sky-mapping space telescope gets a custom test chamber

The customized chamber will prepare the SPHEREx space telewscope’s sensitive infrared optics for deep views of universe. … Hardware for NASA’s SPHEREx mission lowered through the ceiling into test chamber. Components of NASA’s …

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The New York Times

Do You Believe Scientists, or Your Dog’s Crying Eyes?

The study’s authors did not suggest that dogs weep with emotion the way humans do. But when dogs exhibit “watery, shiny eyes,” it “facilitates human caregiving,” said Takefumi Kikusui, an animal behavior and veterinary medicine specialist at Azabu …

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EarthSky

Jupiter from Webb in new images. Amazing!

Jupiter reveals amazing detail in new images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope released today (August 22, 2022). With giant storms, powerful winds, auroras, and extreme temperature and pressure conditions, Jupiter has a lot going on.

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Smithsonian

Historian Discovers a Prized Galileo Manuscript Was Forged

Believed to have been written in 1609 and 1610 by astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei, it features a letter signed by the scientist describing a new telescope and sketches of moons orbiting Jupiter. The university held that it …

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Business Insider

New James Webb Space Telescope photos of Jupiter show stunning auroras, faint rings, and tiny moons

“It’s really remarkable that we can see details on Jupiter together with its rings, tiny satellites and even galaxies in one image.” Webb captured a wide-field view where it can …

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Smithsonian

Chewing Uses More Energy Than You’d Think

We might not think of chewing as a strenuous activity, but new research suggests it uses a surprising amount of energy. The way we mash up our food may have even played a role in how humans evolved. In a study published in Science Advances, …

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USA TODAY

NASA unveils new James Webb Telescope images that show ‘remarkable’ details of Jupiter

The first image released is a collection of images taken from Jupiter against the darkness of space. The red and orange glow at the top and bottom of the planet show the auroras at the northern and southern poles, with green and yellow hazes swirling …

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