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Rocket Booster Landing by Elon Musk deserved praise from President Donald Trump

During a Cabinet meeting Thursday morning, President Donald Trump took the opportunity to discuss the progress that private space exploration companies have made in researching rockets. The President mentioned Elon Musk, SpaceX's founder and lead designer, who successfully launched one of Musk's Tesla vehicles with a SpaceX space suit on board last month. The sports car was launched during the …

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"Mother of Hubble" Nancy Grace Roman led the way for women in astronomy

At a time when men dominated the field of astronomy, Nancy Grace Roman stepped up to become "the mother of Hubble." Roman was the first chief of astronomy in the Space Science Office at NASA Headquarters and the first woman to hold a senior position at the space agency. In her role, she successfully led a number of astronomy-based projects, …

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NASA discovers spectacular rock formations on Mars – and scientists do not know what caused them

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been orbiting the Red Planet since 2006, returning many spectacular images back to Earth. But a picture taken by the spacecraft on January 27 has particularly fascinated the scientists. The image – taken about 200 miles above the north pole of the planet – shows a landscape contrasted with showy, dark gray sand dunes. …

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It's this time of the year when the Swiss wrap their famous glacier in blankets – and hope | MNN

The Swiss have always had a cozy relationship with their mountains. But there is no time in the year that seems to demonstrate this particular connection as the beginning of summer. Then the conservationists go to these towering heights and wear massive white blankets. The big scheme? To capture critical stretches of the Rhône Glacier – six square miles of …

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How brightly colored spiders kept developing in Hawaii … and again

Gold Molokai Spider. Credit: George Roderick About 2 to 3 million years ago, a group of spiders pushed long silk threads into the wind and sailed across the Pacific to Hawaii, so to speak. These spiders were parasites of other spiders, invading their nets and flipping threads to steal trapped insects. But there were not many networks in Hawaii when …

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Why does evolution sometimes repeat itself? Spider-eating spiders can hold the answer | science

Hawaiian bar-spiders repeatedly developed colors to match their backgrounds to hide from enemies. George Roderick By Elizabeth Pennisi Mar. 8, 2018, 12:00 PM Something to discover for the second time may sound like a disappointment. Not for ecologists in Hawaii, who found that spider spiders on four islands independently developed the same colors: gold, black, and white. This rare example …

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Watch: New & # 39; HSC Viewer & # 39; allows visitors to access Subaru Telescope images

. 8 March (UPI) – The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has released the HSC Viewer to facilitate public access to observing the Universe through the Subaru telescope and its Hyper Suprime camera. "The viewer has been designed to familiarize the general public with the latest and most extensive HSC data," astronomer Michitaro Koike said in a news release on …

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NASA wants to put your name on the sun probe that touches the sun – BGR

Even the most dedicated sky-watching hobbyists must accept the fact that observing the amazing achievements of NASA and other space agencies is as close as they are to participating in the exploration of the cosmos. With the Parker Solar Probe, which will come on the market this summer, NASA is trying to change that. The probe will explore the sun's …

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ALMA Telescopes Zoom 1,350 light-years into space

I If you've always wanted to fly through the cosmos, strap yourself on. The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) – a grouping of radio wave telescopes in Chile – has enabled astronomers and space enthusiasts like no other to tour the Orion constellation. The video above begins with a broad view of the sky and then into Orion, which is …

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Scientists measure growth of the universe

skeeze / Pixabay Measuring the growth of the universe is extremely difficult. However, a group of astronomers has successfully made a measurement of the speed at which the universe is expanding, probably the most accurate measurement ever made. However, their measurements are different from those of other researchers, which is a mystery to all, as if there is something about …

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