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SpaceX Dragon Crew Demo-1 Flight to the Space Station: What to Expect

SpaceX is preparing for a major spaceflight milestone. Elon Musk's company intends to fly the first demonstration mission of its Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on March 2nd. This known as Demo-1 flight is not screwed. If all goes well, Crew Dragon will probably bring astronauts to the orbita lab for the first time this summer. [Take …

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Study warns that a sudden decline in insect numbers could have catastrophic consequences

More than 40% of insect species could become extinct in the next few decades, according to the report published in the journal "Biological Conservation" "Worldwide Decompression of the Entomofauna: An Overview of their Drivers". The insect biomass decreases by an impressive 2.5% per year, a rate suggesting widespread extinction within a century. In addition to the 40% that are threatened …

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Next-generation space telescopes could be built off-planet

The Hubble Space Telescope was visited by astronauts between 1993 and 2009 during five space-shuttle missions. Here, two space astronauts work on Hubble during the first maintenance mission, fixing the telescope's mirror and installing a new camera. Credit: NASA When it comes to telescopes, size matters. To keep learning about the universe, astronomers are increasingly interested in building larger and …

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The Ultima Thule images of New Horizons show the true form

Given the vastness of space, it's no surprise that we know very little about it. Most of the time, we can only make assumptions based on images captured by our terrestrial telescopes and a few orbital satellites of celestial objects that only a few spacecraft have reached. It was not until New Horizons made its historic flyby of Pluto that …

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We finally know when the Milky Way will break into the Andromeda galaxy

(Digital India) Our Milky Way will survive a little longer in its current form than some astronomers had thought, suggests a new study. The monster collision between our Milky Way and the other spiral galaxy Andromeda will occur about 4.5 billion years ago, according to new research based on observations of the European Gaia spacecraft. Some prominent earlier estimates had …

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SpaceX's Starship engine breaks Russian record amidst exceptional test series

SpaceX boss Elon Musk says the company's raptor engine, which was supposed to propel Starship and Super Heavy, surpassed the missile record held by Russian scientists and engineers for more than two decades. Known as combustion chamber pressure, Raptor reported that he outperformed a modern Russian engine known as the RD-180 and achieved forces that matched a Tesla Model 3 …

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"Catastrophic Breakdown": Falling Insect Numbers Threaten & # 39; Survive Humanity & # 39;

The number of insects is collapsing around the world, leading to the "catastrophic collapse of nature's ecosystems" and endangering "the survival of humanity". The first global scientific meta-analysis, published in the journal Biological Conservation examined 73 studies conducted worldwide. And the results were disturbing. More than 40 percent of insect species are declining – and the extinction rate is about …

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