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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan NASA, SpaceX launch astronauts from US soil Kennedy Space Center- A SpaceX spacecraft carrying two NASA astronauts soared into outer space Saturday — marking the first time humans have traveled into Earth’s orbit from … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Biggest cosmic mystery ‘step closer’ to solution The nature of this quirk, which allowed matter to dominate the Universe at the expense of antimatter, remains a mystery. Now, results from an experiment in Japan … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Telescopes detect ‘biggest explosion since Big Bang’ The blast in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster left a cavity 15 times bigger than our Milky Way galaxy. Scientists have detected evidence of a colossal explosion in … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Google Doodle celebrates scientist Mary Somerville Mary Fairfax Somerville was a mathematician, geographer and astronomer, who was born in 1780 in Jedburgh but her childhood home was at Burntisland in Fife. Mary carried out … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Sun’s surface seen in remarkable new detail Behold the Sun’s convulsing surface at a level of detail never seen before. The Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope on Hawaii has released pictures that show features … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan The man who made Einstein world-famous It is hard to imagine a time when Albert Einstein’s name was not recognised around the world. But even after he finished his theory of relativity in 1915, … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan First ever black hole image released Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy. It was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Planet Jupiter: Spectacular picture of Jupiter’s storms This beautiful picture of Jupiter was assembled from three separate images acquired by Nasa’s Juno spacecraft as it made another of its close passes of the gas … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan How NASA’s Curiosity Rover Weighed a Mountain on Mars With a bit of technical improvisation, scientists worked out that the bedrock of Mount Sharp appeared to be less dense than had been expected. For … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Saturn’s spectacular rings are ‘very young’ The end phases of the Cassini mission should yield new information about Saturn’s interior. We’re looking at Saturn at a very special time in the history of the … Continue reading

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