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New theory on the origin of dark matter

While part of the work was done by hand, made possible by a series of simplifying approximations, the results of the study were validated by sophisticated computational calculations. Photo credit: Michael Baker A recent study by the University of Melbourne suggests a new theory on the origins of dark matter that is helping experimenters in Australia and abroad to find …

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Planetary collision simulations give indications of the atmospheric loss due to the origin of the moon

Cross-sectional snapshots of 3D simulations of giant impacts with 30 to 100 million particles colored by their material or their internal energy related to their temperature. Photo credit: Jacob Kegerreis, Durham University The earth would have lost between ten and 60 percent of its atmosphere in the collision, which is believed to have formed the moon. New research from Durham …

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The suspect in a Paris knife attack is of Pakistani origin, French authorities say

French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin told France 2 in an interview on Friday that authorities were working to investigate further details of the suspect’s background following the attack that seriously injured two people. The minister also confirmed that the incident had been treated as an “act of Islamist terrorism”. The main suspect was unknown to the police for “radicalization” but …

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Bezos’ Blue Origin breaks the record with the 7th New Shepard reusable rocket

NASA Assistant Administrator Jim Morhard on the recently successful SpaceX mission and the opportunities it offers for further space exploration. Blue Origin, the aerospace manufacturer backed by Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, has announced that it is making its thirteenth record-breaking trip with a reusable New Shepard rocket for the seventh time. The mission, originally scheduled for Thursday, was scrubbed …

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is hiring orbital habitat developers

The founder of Amazon and the space company Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, talk about the future of commercial space travel. Brent Lewis | Denver Post | Getty Images Blue Origin, founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, plans to hire an “Orbital Habitat Formulation Lead” earlier this week, according to a job advertisement. The intended hiring is the company’s first step in …

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NASA is testing an automated precision landing system for the Moon and Mars for the upcoming Blue Origin mission – TechCrunch

NASA will test for the first time during an upcoming mission of Blue Origin’s reusable New Shepard suborbital rocket a new precision landing system developed for use on the tough terrain of the Moon and Mars. The SPLICE (Safe and Precise Landing – Integrated Capabilities Evolution) system consists of a series of lasers, an optical camera and a computer that …

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