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For the First Time Ever, Physicists Detect Signs of Neutrinos at Large Hadron Collider - SciTechDaily
Scientific first at CERN facility a preview of upcoming 3-year research campaign. The international Forward Search Experiment team, led by physicists at the University of California, Irvine, has achieved the first-ever detection of neutrino candidates produce…

NASA and USGS Landsat 9 satellite beams first images back to Earth - The Washington Post
Landsat 9, launched in September by NASA and USGS, offers ultra-detailed views of the Earth’s surface

'Gangotri wave' connecting two of Milky Way's spiral arms discovered - Phys.Org
A team of researchers from Germany, France and the U.K. has discovered a long thin filament of dense gas connecting two of the Milky Way galaxy's spiral arms. In their paper published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, the group describes their work studyi…

Scientists used Mars' ambient noise to map the planet's subsurface layers - Engadget
Ambient noise data collected by the InSight lander's seismometer gives us a detailed look at what lies right underneath its surface..

ESA’s Solar Orbiter Spacecraft Is Skimming Earth for a Gravity Assist – And It’s One of the Riskiest Planetary Flybys Ever - SciTechDaily
The chance that ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft will encounter space debris during its upcoming Earth flyby is very, very low. However, the risk is not zero and is greater than any other flyby ESA has performed. That there is this risk at all highlights the me…

Astronomers Find a Planet That Orbits its Star in Just 16 HOURS! - Universe Today
An Ultrahot Jupiter with a 16-hour orbit and a temperature exceeding 3000 Kelvin? Launch the James Webb and give us a better look!

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Completes a Record-Setting Swing by the Sun - SciTechDaily
Blazing along at space-record speeds that would get it from Earth to the Moon in under an hour, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe completed its 10th close approach to the Sun on November 21, coming within 5.3 million miles (8.5 million kilometers) of the solar surfac…

A 100,000-Year-Old Mammoth Tusk Has Been Discovered Off The Coast of California - ScienceAlert
To the untrained eye, it may have looked like a giant wood log. In reality, scientists had spotted something unusual off the California coast two years ago: a 3-foot (1-meter) long mammoth tusk.

Machine learning solves the who's who problem in NMR spectra of organic crystals - Phys.Org
Solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy—a technique that measures the frequencies emitted by the nuclei of some atoms exposed to radio waves in a strong magnetic field—can be used to determine chemical and 3D structures as well as the dynami…

The Launch of Our First Planetary Defense Test Mission on This Week @NASA – November 26, 2021 - NASA
The launch of our first planetary defense test mission, a new docking module for the space station, and shielding the Orion spacecraft from the heat … a few ...

New Russian module docks with International Space Station - Phys.Org
A Russian cargo craft carrying a new docking module successfully hooked up with the International Space Station Friday after a two-day space journey.

Venus may be volcanically active - The Verge
A new study adds to a growing pile of evidence Venus has active volcanoes. Spacecraft missions launching later this decade could finally offer smoking-gun proof.

Sun sets off solar storm that could affect power grid and satellites – and create swirling northern lights - The Independent
There is no cause for alarm, despite reports that suggest solar storm could lead to danger

How to read a jellyfish's mind - Phys.Org
The human brain has 100 billion neurons, making 100 trillion connections. Understanding the precise circuits of brain cells that orchestrate all of our day-to-day behaviors—such as moving our limbs, responding to fear and other emotions, and so on—is an incre…

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