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Watch the Atlas V rocket launch a new US spy satellite tonight!

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – United Launch Alliance (ULA) is set to send one Rocket v into space on Wednesday night (November 4), after a 24-hour delay to swap hardware and you can watch live the action. Two-stage rockets will explode from the 41st Space Launch Complex here at the moment Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, carrying a classified …

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Hello again, Voyager 2! NASA introduced the first interstellar exploration call since March

NASA has just introduced its Voyager 2 in interstellar space for the first time in more than seven months. Voyager 2’s drivers broadcast a series of test commands to the spacecraft on Thursday (October 29) using the 43rd Deep Space Station (DSS43) radio antenna in Canberra, Australia. Voyager 2 NASA officials confirmed that they had signed up for the instructions …

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Five-eyed fossil shrimp evolved ‘lacking link’

The discovery of a 5-eyed shrimp-like creature that lived about 520 million years ago could end a lengthy debate about the evolution of the most common animals on Earth. Arthropods, from lobsters and crabs to spiders and spiders, make up about 80% of all living animals today and are characterized by their hard exoskeletons. But their evolution has long remained …

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Rodent mammal from Cretaceous period Colony | Palaeontology

Filikomys primaevus, a new genus and late Cretaceous multi-stranded mammals, have been identified from multiple skull and skeleton collections found at a dinosaur nesting site in Montana. , USA. The well-preserved fossils show that Filikomys primaevus Engaging in multi-generational behavior, nesting and burrowing, represents the first example of social behavior in Mesozoic mammals. An artistic reproduction of a social group …

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Scientists found toxic chemicals in household dust

Credit: CC0 public domain Since the 1970s, chemicals called brominated flame retardants (BFRs) have been added to a wide range of consumer and home products, from electronics and mattresses to upholstery and rugs. While they are aimed at improving explosion safety, one form – polybrominated diphenyl ether, or PBDEs – has been shown to be harmful to human health, especially …

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What does the 2020 presidential election mean for space exploration?

Space is not one of the big battlefields of the presidential election. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden didn’t say much about the final frontier in the 2020 race, peaking today (Nov. 3) with Election Day. (That moniker, however, is somewhat misleading, as more than 90 million people vote early and many states will count the ballots …

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We finally know what caused the quick broadcasts

Enlarge / The CHIME telescope has demonstrated its ability to pick up radio explosions rapidly. Researchers today announced that they have solved one of the questions that have stuck with them over the past decade: what exactly produces this strange phenomenon known as a rapid radio explosion ( FRB)? As their name suggests, FRBs are involved in a sudden burst …

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NASA contacted Voyager 2 with the upgraded Deep Space Network disc

The crew performed major upgrades and repairs to the 70-meter (230-foot wide) Deep Space Station 43 radio antenna in Canberra, Australia. In this clip, one of the antenna’s white level cones (which houses the antenna receiver components) is being moved by the crane. Credit: CSIRO On October 29, the mission operators sent a series of commands to NASA’s Voyager 2 …

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ULA says it has all of the pipeline in a row for today’s Atlas V launch

An Atlas V 531 missile with payload NROL-101 on the launch pad was seen on Monday before returning to the Vertical Integration Facility to repair / test additional environmental control systems. Super-telephoto shot of the ECS duct (environmental control system) above after repair on November 4, 2020. Trevor Mahlmann for Ars A close-up of NROL-101 fairing artwork. The Elvish script …

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Magma’s ‘conveyor belt’ fuels the world’s longest-erupting super volcanoes

A small eruption of Mount Rinjani, with volcanic lightning. Location: Lombok, Indonesia. Source: Oliver Spalt, Wikipedia. International research led by geologists from Curtin University has found that one volcanic province in the Indian Ocean that is most active in the world – erupting for 30 million years – is powered by energy. by a continuously moving magma conveyor. It is …

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