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December 18, 2023
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Space.com

The rings of Uranus look positively festive in epic James Webb Space Telescope holiday photo

This new portrait of the seventh planet from the sun reveals more of the atmosphere’s workings as it nears its solstice in 2028. Comments (0). Click here for more Space.com videos… They may not be the gold rings from “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” …

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Space.com

How many times has Earth orbited the sun?

We worked out how many trips each of the solar system’s eight planets has taken around the sun over the past 4.6 billion years. Comments (13). An illustration of the solar system and the planet’s orbits around the sun. The orbital period of the solar …

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Space.com

Space weather will drag NASA’s NEOWISE asteroid-hunting probe back to Earth in 2025

‘We are at the mercy of solar activity, and with no means to keep us in orbit, NEOWISE is now slowly spiraling back to Earth.’.

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Phys.Org

A new mathematical language for biological networks

A team of researchers around Berlin mathematics professor Michael Joswig is presenting a novel concept for the mathematical modeling of genetic interactions in biological systems. Collaborating with biologists from ETH Zurich and Carnegy Science (U.S.) …

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Scientific American

First Atlas of Every Mouse Brain Cell Could Improve Neuro Disease Treatments

Several research teams have created an atlas of the mouse brain. The map, which has more than 5,300 cell clusters, should help to improve the treatment of brain diseases. By Karin Schlott. Neuroscience. How many different cell clusters are in the brain …

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA’s Tech Demo Streams First Video From Deep Space via Laser

Members of the DSOC team react to the first high-definition streaming video to be sent via laser from deep space on Dec. 11 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Sent by the DSOC transceiver aboard the Psyche spacecraft, nearly 19 million miles from …

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Phys.Org

Ecosystem benefits to humanity expected to decline by 9% by 2100

As climate change redistributes terrestrial ecosystems across the globe, the world’s natural capital is expected to decrease, causing a 9% loss of ecosystem services by 2100. That’s according to a study of natural capital published in the journal …

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Science News

3 Antarctic glaciers show rapidly accelerated ice loss from ocean warming

The rapid retreat “is really unheard of,” says Mathieu Morlighem, a glaciologist at Dartmouth College who was not part of the team reporting these findings. The collapse was triggered by unusually warm ocean temperatures …

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Fox News

A beginners guide to astronomy, plus some holiday gift ideas for the burgeoning scientist in your life

The winter darkness – we slog through it every year. But thankfully one thing shines bright this time of year, our night sky. Cold winter air isn’t able to hold much moisture, providing a crisp, bright view of the stars and planets above.

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Astrobiology News

PIXL Instrument On Mars Perseverance Studies ‘Ouzel Falls’

Before collecting a rock sample at a spot nicknamed “Otis Peak,” NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover employed an abrasion tool to wear down the rock surface and then used the Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry, or PIXL, to study the rock’s …

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