A Delicate Dance to Understand Our Hot and Cloudy Twin’s Atmosphere

A false-color image of the sulfurous Venusian cloud cover. Credit: Daimia Bouic/JAXA/ISAS/DARTS SOFIA recently completed a new set of observations of Venus to study the chemical composition of the planet’s atmosphere. Observing Venus was particularly challenging. Venus was in a tricky part of the sky to observe, and the Sun was about to set. For… Continue reading A Delicate Dance to Understand Our Hot and Cloudy Twin’s Atmosphere

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Personal Library Is Up for Auction | Smart News

The Bonhams sale features more than 1,000 books from the late Supreme Court justice’s personal library. Photo by Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post via Getty Images More than 1,000 books from the personal collection of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are up for auction at Bonhams. The trove features legal textbooks,… Continue reading Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Personal Library Is Up for Auction | Smart News

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Webb’s journey to L2 Is nearly complete

Mathematically, Lagrange points are solutions to what is called the “restricted three-body problem.” Any two massive, gravitationally significant objects in space generate five specific locations – Lagrange points – where their gravitational forces and the centrifugal force of the motion of a small, third body such as a spacecraft are in equilibrium. Lagrange points are… Continue reading Webb’s journey to L2 Is nearly complete

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Even after James Webb Space Telescope launch, astronomers still on the edge of their seats

Artist’s concept of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA So far, 2022 may feel like a mixed bag—however, if you’re an astronomer this year has already been exciting. That’s because December 25, 2021 brought a highly anticipated gift, two decades in the making, with the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Now… Continue reading Even after James Webb Space Telescope launch, astronomers still on the edge of their seats

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Phase Four and Orbit Fab to work on Maxwell engine refueling

SAN FRANCISCO — Propulsion startup Phase Four has signed a memorandum of understanding with satellite refueling startup Orbit Fab aimed at preparing future Phase Four Maxwell engines for on-orbit refueling. “As we build and deliver an increasing number of Maxwell engines to customers, we want to be forward-looking for mission lifetime extension services such as… Continue reading Phase Four and Orbit Fab to work on Maxwell engine refueling

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Celebrating the Viral ‘Encanto’ Soundtrack’s Colombian Roots | Arts & Culture

Carlos Vives performed onstage during the world premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, in November. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Stringer/Getty Images Carlos Vives dreams of someday recording an album on a floating soundstage, cruising down Colombia’s greatest river. That’s because the communities along the 949-mile Río Magdalena and across… Continue reading Celebrating the Viral ‘Encanto’ Soundtrack’s Colombian Roots | Arts & Culture

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From preparation to liftoff at Europe’s Spaceport

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The James Webb Space Telescope lifted off on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, at 13:20 CET on 25 December 2021 on its exciting mission to unlock the secrets of the Universe. This timelapse shows highlights of the launch campaign from the arrival of Webb in French… Continue reading From preparation to liftoff at Europe’s Spaceport

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Nanosatellite launch is a big step forward for African space science

It’s important to have satellites collecting data about Africa, for Africa. Credit: Immersion Imagery/Shutterstock South African space science had a big day on 13 January 2022. The Cape Peninsula University of Technology, based in Cape Town, launched its third satellite mission into space from the Cape Canaveral rocket launch site in Florida in the US.… Continue reading Nanosatellite launch is a big step forward for African space science

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Properties of magnetar SGR 1830−0645 inspected with NICER

Average pulse profile of SGR 1830−0645 (gray) in the energy range 0.8–7 keV, using all X-ray observations reported in the paper. The black profile represents the histogram of the bursts phase folded using the spin parameters. Credit: Younes et al., 2022. Using the Neutron Star Interior Composition ExploreR (NICER) aboard the International Space Station, and… Continue reading Properties of magnetar SGR 1830−0645 inspected with NICER

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Misled by a Mars Mirage: Hope for Present-Day Martian Groundwater Dries Up

Liquid water previously detected under Mars’ ice-covered south pole is probably just a dusty mirage, according to a new study of the red planet led… The post Misled by a Mars Mirage: Hope for Present-Day Martian Groundwater Dries Up appeared first on SciTechDaily. Continue Reading News Source: https://scitechdaily.com/misled-by-a-mars-mirage-hope-for-present-day-martian-groundwater-dries-up/

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