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Superconductor Breakthrough: Scientists Discover an Invisible Phenomenon

The discovery is a step towards much more accessible superconductivity. It may be possible to develop superconductors that operate at room temperature with further knowledge of the relationship between spin liquids and superconductivity, which would transform our daily lives. Superconductors offer enormous technical and economic promises for applications such as high-speed hovertrains, MRI machines, efficient …

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Asteroid impacts shifted the moon’s poles over billions of years

The moon’s poles have shifted as a result of asteroid impacts over billions of years, new research shows. Astronomers have long used lunar craters to chart the history of both the moon and the whole solar systembecause the distribution of the destruction left by asteroid impacts paints a picture of the violent conditions found in …

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These Fossil Mummies Reveal a Brutal World Long Before T. Rex Lived

These Fossil Mummies Reveal a Brutal World Long Before T. Rex Lived

Juvenile Lystrosaurus murrayi skeleton with enveloping layer interpreted as mummified skin. Photo: Courtesy Roger Smith It was a time of catastrophic change. Most of life on Earth had been wiped out, global temperatures had increased dramatically, and the weather raged in extremes. That anything survived in this hostile environment is remarkable, and yet, some plants …

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NASA’s Mars lander hears the ‘bloop’ of meteorites hitting the Red Planet

The Mars InSight lander has detected seismic and acoustic waves created when four space rocks impacted the surface of the Red Planet. InSight‘s seismometer felt the vibrations from the impacts in 2020 and 2021, marking the first detections of meteoroids hitting the planet since the lander began gathering data after touching down in 2018. The …

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NASA set for “kinder, gentler” SLS tanking test – SpaceNews

PARIS — NASA officials say they’re ready to try a new approach to fueling the Space Launch System to prevent the return of leaks that scrubbed an earlier launch attempt even though they are not certain what caused that leak. Preparations are underway for the Sept. 21 tanking test of the SLS at Launch Complex …

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The Orbit of a Sun-Like Star Reveals The Nearest Black Hole Ever Found

The Orbit of a Sun-Like Star Reveals The Nearest Black Hole Ever Found

In 1916, Karl Schwarzchild theorized the existence of black holes as a resolution to Einstein’s field equations for his Theory of General Relativity. By the mid-20th century, astronomers began detecting black holes for the first time using indirect methods, which consisted of observing their effects on surrounding objects and space. Since the 1980s, scientists have …

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Mars Is Mighty: First Webb Space Telescope Images of Red Planet

Mars Is Mighty: First Webb Space Telescope Images of Red Planet

Webb’s first images of Mars, captured by its NIRCam instrument on September 5, 2022 [Guaranteed Time Observation Program 1415]Left: Reference map of the observed hemisphere of Mars from NASA and the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA). Top right: NIRCam image showing 2.1-micron (F212 filter) reflected sunlight, revealing surface features such as craters and dust layers. …

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SpaceX breaks Starship test record, rolls next booster to launch pad

SpaceX breaks Starship test record, rolls next booster to launch pad

SpaceX has completed a record-breaking test of a Starship booster and rolled a newer Super Heavy prototype to the launch pad just hours apart. Almost six weeks after SpaceX began Super Heavy Booster 7’s static fire test campaign, the company has broken new ground by simultaneously igniting seven Raptor engines at once. A matter of …

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