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Researchers discover the world’s largest and hottest shield volcano

Coastlines of today’s island of Hawaii (5 volcanoes) compared to the old P? Hāhonu (1 volcano). Credit: Garcia et al., 2020. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Hawaii at the Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology discovered the world’s largest and hottest shield volcano. A team of volcanologists and oceanologists used multiple lines of …

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The eye-catching visual cortex research that Neuralink doesn’t do

Millions of Americans are struggling with visual impairments ranging from partial to complete vision loss. This can adversely affect their ability to navigate easily in a world designed primarily for the visually impaired. However, a new technique could directly restore the eyesight of people with visual impairments Using electrodes implanted in the surface of the participants’ visual cortexes and in …

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The first SLS launch is now expected in late 2021

WASHINGTON – NASA now expects the first launch of the space launch system to take place in late 2021, with the coronavirus pandemic contributing at least in part to the recent delays. At a meeting of the NASA Advisory Board’s Human Exploration and Operations Committee on May 14, Tom Whitmeyer, NASA’s deputy administrator, said that the agency will announce next …

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6 planetary satellites will couple orbits into orbit with SpaceX Starlink launches

Earth observation satellites will participate in two upcoming SpaceX launches Starlink mega constellation. Six SkySat spacecraft from the San Francisco-based company Planet will fly into space-near-Earth orbit (LEO) on SpaceX Falcon 9 missiles In the near future, representatives of both companies announced on Wednesday (May 13th). The SkySats will fly as rideshare on the two missions, the main purpose of …

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NASA astronauts say goodbye, Astro Van, hello, Tesla Model X.

The two astronauts who travel to the ISS on board the SpaceX Dragon are brought to the launchpad in this bad boy. NASA Historically, astronauts had some pretty cool ways to get to the launch pad from the building in which they put on their spacesuits. The Mercury crews drove in a small trailer that was pulled by a tractor, …

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Is it time to dethrone the Big Bang theory?

Do you understand enough about the Big Bang theory to question it? Getty Is cosmology, the big bang theory is king. It hasn’t always been that way, but over the years, the evidence has increased and most of the astronomers are convinced that it is the best we have. Why do many people hate it? Black holes, invisible dark matter …

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These 80 million year old marine animals look shockingly similar to buckyballs

Life on the ocean floor 80 million years ago was tough. The sea level was shallow, predators were always on the lookout, and there was always another slimy, prickly, hard-shelled animal ready to steal your place. To survive, ancient sea urchin relatives reshaped their anatomy to become dead wrestlers for robust organic carbon molecules known as buckyballs. It wasn’t just …

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NASA astronauts are quarantined before the historic launch of SpaceX

NASA astronauts Behnken and Hurley had only a few days of downtime after completing their extensive training for SpaceX Crew Dragon before being placed in a mandatory quarantine related to the launch this week. The two have been training together in close proximity for months, so in a way they have been quarantining together for some time. However, the official …

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