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October 14, 2022

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NASA targets Nov. 14 for next Artemis launch attempt

The next launch attempt for the NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket is scheduled just after midnight Nov. 14 after a hydrogen leak and Hurricane Ian thwarted tries to launch the unpiloted test flight to the moon in August and September, space agency officials …

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Mummified dinosaur’s skin was gnashed by ancient crocs

The mummified dinosaur skin preserved the bite marks of carnivores, likely ancient crocodiles. North Dakota Geological Survey. Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe …

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Scientific American

Remarkable Dinosaur Mummy Has ‘Glittering’ Skin Gouged by Ancient Crocs

Around 67 million years ago in what is now North Dakota, a duck-billed dinosaur keeled over and died, and crocodiles’ ancient relatives descended on the carcass, tearing holes through the skin and marking up the bones. Today, evidence of the predators’ …

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Scientific American

Neurons in a Dish Learn to Play Pong

These electrodes both stimulate the cells and record changes in neuronal activity. Researchers then converted the stimulation signals and the cellular responses into a visual depiction of the game. The results are reported today in Neuron.

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Earth-like ocean planets plentiful for red dwarf stars?

Earth, the ocean planet we know best – over the Pacific Ocean – as captured by the crew of Apollo 11 while going to the moon, July 17, 1969. Researchers in Japan say that up to about 10% of rocky planets in the habitable zone of red dwarfs could be …

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Rare ‘Mummified Dinosaur’ Formed in an Unexpected Way

When paleontologists unearth a dinosaur, they’re usually digging up bones from its skeleton. In rare cases, though, the animal’s soft tissues, such as skin, are also intact. Scientists had thought these “mummified” fossils could only form if the …

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Astronomers develop ‘early warning system’ to watch supernova explosions tear through the cosmos in real time

Such stars swell in size and can self-destruct in a type II-P supernova, or a violent explosion that occurs in stars that are between eight and 40 to 50 solar masses. The simulations reveal that before this explosion occurs, a cocoon of circumstellar dust …

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How fluctuating oxygen levels may have accelerated animal evolution

Scientists believe atmospheric oxygen developed in three stages, starting with what is known as the Great Oxidation Event around 2 billion years ago, when oxygen first appeared in the atmosphere. The third stage, around 400 million years ago, saw …

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Scientists Detect Unexpected Element Around 2 Exotic Exoplanets

On Thursday, astronomers working with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope announced a perplexing discovery. Two exoplanets, both of which are already considered highly exotic, appear to be even weirder than we thought.

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Popular Science

Balloon bots might help uncover Venus’ hazy secrets

Instead, it will soar high above the skies by balloon. While the NASA mission is still in its experimental stages, the concept involves pairing a small orbiter with an aerial robotic (or aerobot) balloon, about 40 feet in diameter.

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