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December 5, 2023
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Space.com

NASA’s Mars robots back in action after ‘solar conjunction’

During such alignments, called Mars solar conjunctions, plasma ejected from the sun’s outer atmosphere can interfere with communications between the two planets. So NASA — and other agencies that operate Red Planet robots — temporarily stopped sending …

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Space.com

A cosmic ‘fossil record’ could be hidden among orphaned stars

A new telescope will track stars stripped from their galaxies, allowing astronomers to learn more about the universe’s history. Comments (0). the black abyss of space is filled with a bright central point, shining white at. The glow of stars that have …

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Space.com

James Webb Space Telescope pierces through dust to find an ancient ghostly galaxy

This image of a galaxy from the early universe is hardly what you’d call dazzling. You are looking at a very blurry, highly dust-obscured resident of the cosmos whose name is only a string of numbers and letters. It even sits at a distance so far from …

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Space.com

Gigantic ‘hole’ in the sun wider than 60 Earths is spewing superfast solar wind right at us

A monstrous dark patch, known as a coronal hole, recently appeared near the sun’s equator. The temporary gap enables unusually fast solar wind to race toward Earth. Comments (0). Click here for more Space.com videos… An enormous dark hole has opened …

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BBC News

Chandrayaan-3: India Moon mission’s propulsion module returns to Earth’s orbit

India’s space agency Isro says it has successfully brought back into Earth’s orbit a part of the rocket that carried its historic Moon mission recently. The “propulsion module” had detached from the Vikram lander after ferrying it close to the Moon …

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PBS NewsHour

Solar system with 6 planets orbiting in-sync discovered in Milky Way

Geoff Bennett: Astronomers have discovered a rare solar system with six planets moving completely in sync with one another, a perfect cosmic dance. Estimated to be billions of years old, the formation 100 light …

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Reuters

Oldest mosquito fossil comes with a bloodsucking surprise

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are killed annually by malaria and other diseases spread through the bite of mosquitoes, insects that date back to the age of dinosaurs. All of these bites are inflicted by females …

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Phys.Org

In hotter regions, mammals shown to seek forests and avoid human habitats

A bear cools off in a stream in Yellowstone National Park. A UC Davis study found that North American mammals in hotter regions increasingly seek out forested areas away from human-dominated landscapes. Credit: Daniel Karp, UC Davis.

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U.S. News & World Report

Wildfires Are Undoing Gains Made Against Air Pollution

“Our air is supposed to be cleaner and cleaner, due mostly to EPA regulations on emissions, but the fires have limited or erased these air-quality gains,” said lead researcher Jun Wang, chair of chemical and biochemical engineering at the University of …

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Phys.Org

Using solid-state nanopores and DNA barcoding to identify misfolded proteins in neurodegenerative disorders

In their study, reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the group used multiplexed DNA barcoding techniques to overcome problems with nanopore filtering techniques for isolating harmful oligomers. Prior …

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