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NASA is upgrading its Deep Space Station in Australia

From time to time, all structures require upgrades, especially those that ensure our communication with space. In March, NASA started such upgrades on the Deep Space Network, the agency’s interplanetary switchboard that enables communication with our robotic spacecraft. CONNECTION: NASA’s VOYAGER 2 probe enters the interstellar space 41 years after launch One of the largest antennas in the network – …

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Scientists demonstrate a new experiment in search of theorized “neutrinoless” processes

The CUPID Mo detector is installed in the EDELWEISS cryostat of the Modane Underground Laboratory (LSM) in France. Photo credit: CUPID-Mo collaboration Nuclear physicists from the U.S. Department of Energy Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) played a leading role in analyzing data for a demonstration experiment that achieved record accuracy for a specific detector material. The CUPID-Mo experiment belongs …

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NASA Gulfstream private jets; flying astronauts and research missions

NASA operates a fleet of Gulfstream private jets, most notably flying astronauts to the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Moving astronauts is just one of the missions the Gulf Stream is tasked with, as the jets are also used for scientific research around the world. Gulfstreams also acted as space shuttles during pilot training when the program was …

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Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Mars is about to invade planet Earth – great time. Three countries – the United States, China, and the United Arab Emirates – are sending unmanned spacecraft to the red planet in rapid succession this week. For its part, the United States is sending a six-wheeled rover the size of a car called Perseverance to …

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The comet NEOWISE is now visible and will not be back for almost 7,000 years

The human experience of comets is at best a fleeting phenomenon. The dark night sky can reward those who look up with a spectacular vision of these distant objects, but it’s a view that only takes weeks or months before these icy bodies continue their journey. On March 27 this year, NASA’s Near-Object Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) discovered …

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Massive predatory dolphins that once terrorized the world’s oceans

Scientists have identified an almost complete skeleton of a 4.8 meter long dolphin ancestor who lived in what is now South Carolina during the Oligocene about 25 million years ago. This ‘dolphin’ was the first known echolocalizing apex predator: in addition to its size, it would have had large, tusks-like teeth and would have been able to eat and hunt …

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