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They Found Two New Craters on the Moon and Discovered a New Mystery

They Found Two New Craters on the Moon and Discovered a New Mystery

After months of scrutinizing photographs of the lunar surface, scientists have finally found the crash site of a forgotten rocket stage that struck the far side of the moon in March. They still do not know for sure which rocket the wayward debris originated from. And they are perplexed about why the impact excavated two …

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6 extinct animals that used to call Colorado home | OutThere Colorado

6 extinct animals that used to call Colorado home | OutThere Colorado

Colorado has changed dramatically over the last few geologic eras. One report from CU Boulder even suggests that 500 million years ago, Colorado had a coastal environment, making it a perfect home for a variety of different species to thrive.  Today, Colorado remains known for its incredible range of species, but here are a few …

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Molecular Mechanisms Behind Learning and Memory Identified – Neuroscience News

Summary: Findings reveal the molecular mechanism for acetylcholine in learning and memory. Source: Fujita Health University Patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have lower levels of the neuromodulator acetylcholine (ACh) in their brains. Donepezil, an AD drug, increases brain ACh levels and improves AD-associated learning deficits. Now, researchers have identified the intracellular signal cascade through which …

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Amazing Mars Photos Reveal Planet’s Startling Past | The Daily Wire

Amazing Mars Photos Reveal Planet’s Startling Past | The Daily Wire

Photos from NASA’s Curiosity mission might reveal evidence of climate change on Mars that includes the drying up of a previous watery surface. The findings were released last week in a statement from NASA regarding Curiosity’s decade-long mission. “We no longer see the lake deposits that we saw for years lower on Mount Sharp,” said …

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Watch Mercury roll by as BepiColombo probe makes superclose flyby (video)

Watch Mercury roll by as BepiColombo probe makes superclose flyby (video)

A new video released by the European Space Agency (ESA) on Monday (June 27) shows the crater-riddled surface of the solar system’s smallest planet Mercury as captured during a super close flyby of the BepiColombo spacecraft.  BepiColombo, a joint mission of ESA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is currently on a seven-year cruise …

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Researchers say rocky exoplanets – planets outside our Solar System – with primordial atmospheres dominated by hydrogen and helium have surfaces warm enough to host liquid water

‘Super earths’ may be even more habitable than our own planet, study says

‘Super earths’ outside our solar system that are rich in hydrogen or helium may be even more habitable than our own planet, a new study suggests. Researchers say rocky exoplanets with atmospheres dominated by hydrogen and helium have surfaces warm enough to host liquid water. The presence of liquid water is ‘favourable for life’, so …

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Origin of Life Artist Concept

Incredible Virus Discovery Offers Clues About the Origins of Complex Life

“Origin of Life” artist’s concept. The first discovery of viruses infecting a group of microbes that may include the ancestors of all complex life has been found, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) report in Nature Microbiology. The incredible discovery offers tantalizing clues about the origins of complex life and suggests …

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Falcon Heavy Flight 2. The booster in the middle - B1055 - was effectively sheared in half after tipping over aboard drone ship OCISLY. (Pauline Acalin)

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket’s NASA Psyche launch delayed to 2023

NASA says that its mission to the asteroid 16 Psyche will no longer be able to launch in 2022 after engineers were unable to verify the readiness of the spacecraft’s software. What could amount to being a few weeks or months behind schedule will have major ramifications for the mission, extending its cruise phase – …

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This Week NASA Nuclear Power on Moon

This Week @NASA: Nuclear Power on Moon, Changing Mars Landscape, Black Space Explorers

Looking to power surface exploration on the Moon … New imagery from the surface of Mars …. And our newest flight directors … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at Mars Landscape NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has spent the past year traveling through a transition zone on the Red …

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Astronomers Found a Crater From The Mystery Rocket That Smashed Into The Moon

Astronomers Found a Crater From The Mystery Rocket That Smashed Into The Moon

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) – NASA’s eye-in-the-sky in orbit around the Moon – has found the crash site of the mystery rocket booster that slammed into the far side of the Moon back on 4 March 2022.   The LRO images, taken May 25th, revealed not just a single crater, but a double crater …

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