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SpaceX lifts a 200-ton rocket in the air as it runs in a historic fire test

A picture shared earlier this month by Elon Musk shows all 33 Raptor rocket engines installed on Starship. Image: Elon Musk / Twitter As part of its campaign to launch its Mars rocket, the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) on Friday erected a prototype of the next-generation Super Heavy rocket of its Starship rocket with …

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A new bacterium about the size, the shape of the lashes breaks the record size

Ca. Thiomargarita magnificadiscovered in mangroves in the French Caribbean, is a member of the genus Thiomargarita. “/> Zoom in / bacteria, Ca. Thiomargarita magnificadiscovered in French Caribbean mangroves is a member of the genus Thiomargarita. Thomas Timl Sticking to submerged debris in the shallow, marine mangrove forests of the French Caribbean, tiny thread-like organisms – …

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Stunning photos of Mars from the Curiosity rover show an ancient climate shift

Stunning photos of Mars from the Curiosity rover show an ancient climate shift

The honorable rover of the Red Planet may notice signs that the climate on Mars has dried up in ancient times. NASA Curiosity’s long-term mission, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary of the Earth’s existence on the Red Planet this August, is moving along the slopes of Mount Sharpe (Aeolis Mons) to monitor climate change …

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LightSail 2 is celebrating its 3rd space birthday as the mission draws to a close

LightSail 2 is celebrating its 3rd space birthday as the mission draws to a close

The solar sailing mission is now marking three years of space flight, but it is unlikely to celebrate its fourth anniversary. Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 is a mass-funded solar sail launched on June 25, 2019. It was expected to take a year to assess how well a spacecraft could work using only the power of …

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NASA forced to abandon the planned launch of the Psyche Asteroid mission for 2022

The illustration of this artist imagines a violent collision at the beginning of Psyche’s history. Credits: ASU / Peter Rubin Mars for a gravity assist on the way there, takes incredible precision. We must get it right. Hundreds of people have put remarkable effort into Psyche during this pandemic, and the work will continue as …

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NASA’s lunar reconnaissance orbiter on the moon spotted the mysterious site of the rocket impact

Artistic animation of a rocket booster falling on the moon. Late last year, astronomers discovered the body of a rocket that was heading towards a lunar collision. The coup occurred on March 4, 2022. with[{” attribute=””>NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) later spotting the resulting crater. Surprisingly the crater is actually two craters, an eastern crater …

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‘I was Jane Doe’: The Amtrak train crashed on Mom as she survived a journey from hell

One spring evening in 2015, Geralin Ritter rushed through 30th Street station in Philadelphia to catch her train to New York. The next thing she knew, she was hooked up to a respirator at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, fighting for her life. “I remember the flash of realizing that we had overturned, and I remember …

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Check out the rare alignment of 5 planets and moons in this stunning night sky photo

Check out the rare alignment of 5 planets and moons in this stunning night sky photo

Astrophotographer Wright Dobbs took this image of five bright planets visible lined up with the moon from St. Cloud in Florida before dawn on June 24, 2022. The planets are (left): Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn with the crescent moon between Venus and Jupiter. (Image Credit: Wright Dobbs) The rare sight of five bright …

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