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Astronomer Working With Webb Said the new Images “Almost Brought him to Tears.” We’ll see Them on July 12th

The scientific and astronomical community are eagerly waiting for Tuesday, July 12th, to come around. On this day, the first images taken by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be released! According to a previous statement by the agency, these images will include the deepest views of the Universe ever taken and spectra obtained from an exoplanet atmosphere. In another statement issued yesterday, the images were so beautiful that they almost brought Thomas Zarbuchen – Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) – to tears!
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Hubble captures a glittering cluster of thousands of stars

This week’s image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a stunning field of stars called a globular cluster. Taken with Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys instruments, the view captures the beautiful depths of the globular cluster NGC 6569, located in the constellation of Sagittarius.
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A Chinese orbiter has mapped the entire surface of Mars

The Chinese Tianwen-1 orbiter has completed imaging the entire surface of Mars, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced this week. The orbiter, which traveled to Mars along with the rover Zhurong, arrived at Mars in February 2021 and has been collecting images of the planet’s surface as part of a global survey.
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Extreme solar activities are causing satellites to fall off their orbits

It's a well-known fact that satellites that orbit close to Earth are subjected to the drag of the residual atmosphere, which gradually slows the spacecraft and eventually makes them fall back to the planet, sending them to burn up in the atmosphere. But in the last few years, a strange phenomenon that can be attributed to the sun's mood swings has been making satellites fall out of their orbits at increasingly alarming rates, according to a report by

Two ways life on Mars may be hiding from scientists

The possibility of alien life on Mars is a topic that has captivated astronomers for decades. Despite the scientific community’s best efforts, however, no proof of past or present life has been found on Mars. Still, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not there, many experts have concluded. There may be several ways that evidence of alien life on Mars could be evading us. Life could be hiding under the surface One recent study has indicated that we need to look deeper under Mars’ surface to find traces of life. That’s because any evidence of amino acids left over from a time when Mars may have been habitable is likely...
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Fleet of tiny robots could one day explore subsurface oceans on icy worlds

As future locations to explore in our solar system go, some particularly exciting options are worlds with subsurface oceans. Places like Saturn’s moon Enceladus and Jupiter’s moon Europa are both thought to host liquid oceans beneath thick icy crusts, which makes them intriguing places to explore and even to look for potential evidence of microbial life. But how do you design a robotic system for exploring a freezing cold ocean on a distant moon?

Some Days These Sunsets Are Amazing | Off Grid Sunset | Homestead Beauty

We are always so amazed at the beauty that can be found in minor things. A small flower bud starting to open, baby chicks running and playing in the yard, or a bright, beautiful sunset we can watch until the last flicker of sunshine goes out for the night. But, if we don't stop to appreciate these small things, our world gets too big, dark, and overwhelming. So let's stop to see the beauty today.

Finding the Higgs: ‘Incredible’ moment in science

Ten years ago, scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) made an exciting announcement – they had moved one step closer to understanding the origins of the universe with the discovery of the Higgs boson, the so-called 'God particle'. Physicist Dr Andre David was one of the...

Where to Watch and Stream Apollo 13 Free Online

Cast: Tom Hanks Bill Paxton Kevin Bacon Gary Sinise Ed Harris. The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the astronauts work furiously with the ground crew to avert tragedy.

Long Island Artist’s Paintings Selected For Moon Mission

One Wading River artist’s paintings are out of this world - literally. According to a story in Dan’s Papers, artist Anna Jurinich had her work chosen to be a part of the Lunar Codex, a program that will send works of art, including visual art, books, stories, poetry, essays, music, films, and more to the moon once NASA resumes missions to our natural satellite.