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Ship 20 primed for pre-flight testing amid future refinements - -
Following the iconic first view of a fully integrated Starship stack during fit checks on…

Don’t Miss: Rare Seasonal “Blue Moon” Rises Tonight - SciTechDaily
This month we’ll get to see a Full Moon on August 22, 2021, known by some early Native American tribes of the northeastern United States, as the Sturgeon Moon. The name was given to the Moon because the large sturgeon fish of the Great Lakes, and other major …

Hubble Takes Breathtaking Image of "Furnace" Galaxy - Futurism
NASA released a stunning image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope depicting a spiral galaxy 68 million light-years away from Earth.

A giant asteroid buzzed the Earth yesterday - SlashGear
A gigantic asteroid that is considered potentially hazardous by NASA zipped past the Earth yesterday at a very high rate of speed. The asteroid, called 2016 AJ193, flew past the Earth at a velocity…

Japan’s Martian Moons eXploration Mission Will Return a Sample From Mars’ Moon Phobos - SciTechDaily
The role of the Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission in the new era of Martian life exploration. The surface of the Martian moon, Phobos, is covered with a variety of material that was excavated and ejected via numerous meteorite impacts from over the enti…

Making nylon 6-6 'greener,' and without zinc -
Outdoor stadium seats, ski bindings, tire reinforcements and other products that require strength, durability and weather resistance are all made with a type of nylon called nylon 6-6. However, producing this material requires an environmentally unfriendly pr…

Astronomers Catch a Cosmic Boomerang in Action for the First Time - SciTechDaily
For the first time, astronomers have observed a cosmic boomerang effect — streams of heavy, molecular gas that are stripped away from a distant galaxy only to circle back and return later. Astronomers at Yale and Arizona State University led the research team…

Europe, Russia launch 9th OneWeb mission - -
In collaboration with Starsem and Roscosmos, Arianespace has launched 34 new internet communication satellites aboard…

China's Mars rover completes 90-day mission - New York Post
China’s Mars rover has completed its planned 90-day mission fully charged and in good condition, and will continue to explore, according to reports.

We May Finally Know The Secret of The Geminids Asteroid's Weird Comet-Like Tail - ScienceAlert
There's something strange about the near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon: It brightens up as it approaches the Sun, despite not having any reserves of ice that would normally cause this effect as they evaporate and scatter sunlight.

NASA Wants To Return To The Moon By 2024, But The Spacesuits Won't Be Ready - NPR
Delays in multiple parts of the program — including holdups in developing new spacesuits — put the 2024 goal out of reach, NASA's inspector general says.

Neuroscientist Anil Seth: ‘We risk not understanding the central mystery of life’ - The Guardian
The professor of cognitive and computational neuroscience discusses his work to develop a scientific explanation for how the brain conjures consciousness

Mysterious Iron Nanoparticles: Planetary Scientists Find Evidence of Solar-Driven Change on the Moon - SciTechDaily
PhD student discovers that solar radiation could be a more important source of lunar iron nanoparticles than previously thought. Tiny iron nanoparticles unlike any found naturally on Earth are nearly everywhere on the Moon—and scientists are trying to underst…

The Milky Way Broke one of its Arms - Universe Today
The Milky Way galaxy is our home, and yet in some ways, it is the least understood galaxy. One of the biggest challenges astronomers have is in understanding its large-scale structure. Because we’re in the midst of it all, mapping our galaxy is a bit like try…

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