Webb Space Telescope Reveals Richest and Closest Star Nursery in the Solar System

The inner region of the Orion Nebula as seen by the James Webb Space Telescope’s NIRCam instrument. Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, Data reduction and analysis: PDRs4All ERS Team; graphical processing S. Fuenmayor James Webb Space Telescope’s first images of the Orion Nebula, the richest and closest star nursery in the solar system, have just been… Continue reading Webb Space Telescope Reveals Richest and Closest Star Nursery in the Solar System

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Final West Coast Launch of Delta IV Heavy rocket – Associated Press

Final West Coast Launch of Delta IV Heavy rocket  Associated Press Last West Coast Delta IV Heavy to launch with NROL-91 – NASASpaceFlight.com  NASASpaceflight.com Video: Watch the Delta IV Heavy rocket blast off from Vandenberg Space Force Base  San Luis Obispo Tribune Powerful Delta IV Heavy rocket launches US spy satellite on final flight from California  Space.com NRO satellite… Continue reading Final West Coast Launch of Delta IV Heavy rocket – Associated Press

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Tropical Storm Ian delays NASA’s Artemis I launch for third time

Artemis I, the beleaguered NASA rocket awaiting its maiden voyage, will not launch on Sep. 27 as scheduled. NASA announced this morning that it will delay lift-off for a fourth time, due to concerns over how approaching Tropical Storm Ian might affect its journey. CNN reports that Artemis I’s launch constraints require that the ship… Continue reading Tropical Storm Ian delays NASA’s Artemis I launch for third time

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NASA delays Artemis I launch as Tropical Storm Ian intensifies

NASA said Saturday that it was canceling the Tuesday launch attempt of its Artemis I moon mission as Tropical Storm Ian moved through the Caribbean toward the Florida Coast. In a statement, NASA said that the delay would allow the agency to begin preparing the Space Launch System rocket and the Orion crew capsule sitting… Continue reading NASA delays Artemis I launch as Tropical Storm Ian intensifies

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Scientists detect building block for life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

The moon Enceladus shoots giant plumes of its ocean into space. Planetary scientists suspect this briny sea could be habitable, meaning it potentially harbors conditions that support life. Now, new research suggests this Saturnian moon’s water contains bounties of a critical building block for life (as we know it, anyway). It’s phosphorus, an important ingredient… Continue reading Scientists detect building block for life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

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NASA officially bans sex in space over fears of astronaut pregnancies

NASA has been concerned about astronauts conducting sexual relations during missions for quite some time, even to the point where the space agency officially prohibits sex and conception in space. 2 VIEW GALLERY – 2 IMAGES In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Dr. Haig Aintablian, an emergency physician and fellow in space medicine… Continue reading NASA officially bans sex in space over fears of astronaut pregnancies

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Mysterious ripples in the Milky Way were caused by a passing dwarf galaxy — ScienceDaily

Using data from the Gaia space telescope, a team led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden has shown that large parts of the Milky Way’s outer disk vibrate. The ripples are caused by a dwarf galaxy, now seen in the constellation Sagittarius, that shook our galaxy as it passed by hundreds of millions of… Continue reading Mysterious ripples in the Milky Way were caused by a passing dwarf galaxy — ScienceDaily

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Uptake of ride-sharing schemes | Nature Reviews Physics

Ride-sharing schemes that match together users taking similar trips are potentially more environmentally friendly than standard taxi services, because they can reduce the total distance driven. But if users have a choice between shared and individual rides, each with pros and cons in terms of cost and convenience, how many will choose shared rides? Henrik… Continue reading Uptake of ride-sharing schemes | Nature Reviews Physics

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Everything you need to know about NASA’s DART mission happening on Monday

NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben On Monday, NASA will send a 1,320-pound spacecraft to smash into a never-before-seen asteroid to change the asteroid’s trajectory. Does this sound like your typical sci-fi movie plot in which an asteroid is hurtling towards Earth and threatening humankind? Well, the targeted Dimorphos asteroid is NOT a threat to humanity in… Continue reading Everything you need to know about NASA’s DART mission happening on Monday

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