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September 12, 2022
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Space.com

The European sun-observing mission Solar Orbiter observed a mysterious “switchback” in the solar wind that might explain what propels particles from the sun across the solar system. The probe, built to take the closest images of the sun and study the …

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Space.com

Jupiter-size planets may be snatched from their home planetary systems by massive young stars in a bold ‘planetary heist.’ The findings could explain the existence of huge gas giant exoplanets — or …

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The Washington Post

Close your eyes and imagine a Tyrannosaurus rex. Can you see its huge head, sharp teeth and puny arms? The late-Cretaceous-Period predator of the Northern Hemisphere wasn’t the only dinosaur that had this weird body type. So did abelisaurids of the …

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CNN

(CNN) “Breathtaking” images of a stellar nursery in the Orion Nebula taken by the James Webb Space Telescope are revealing intricate details about how stars and planetary systems form. The images, …

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Space.com

Chinese scientists have found a new lunar mineral in the form of a crystal lurking inside samples collected from the moon in 2020. Changesite–(Y), named for the mythological Chinese goddess of …

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CNET

In one corner, Homo sapiens, an evolutionary success story with opposable thumbs and big brains that has taken over the world. In the other corner, Cacatua galerita — or, the sulphur-crested cockatoo — a yellow-mohawked parrot with a grueling screech.

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HPCwire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 12, 2022 — An ultrathin invention could make future computing, sensing and encryption technologies remarkably smaller and more powerful by helping scientists control a strange but useful phenomenon of quantum mechanics, …

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al.com

Born in Decatur on Oct. 17, 1956, Jemison moved with her family to Chicago as a child. Growing up, she was inspired by Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura on “Star Trek” and was determined to fly in space.

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Cornell Chronicle

Cornell Tech researchers have developed a mechanism for preserving anonymity in encrypted messaging – which conceals message content but might not cloak the sender’s identity – while simultaneously blocking unwanted or abusive messages.

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NASASpaceflight.com

Blue Origin is about to make its first uncrewed New Shepard flight in a year, as mission NS-23 is being prepared for a Monday morning launch. As the company’s fourth flight this year, the suborbital launch will take place from Launch Site One at Blue …

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