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M dwarf star,life aliens

Astronomers have made a discovery that could “dramatically narrow” the search for extraterrestrials

Red dwarf stars, or M dwarf stars, are the most common type of star in the universe. A recent study of an Earth-like planet orbiting such a star found it to have no atmosphere. According to the scientists behind the study, the discovery could cause a major shift in the way we search for extraterrestrial …

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Weekly roundup of space news: Returning asteroid samples, birth of a black hole and more

Sometimes it’s hard to remember that we and everyone we know live on a rock that is moving rapidly through an infinite and mysterious place about which we still know very little—the universe. From the gamma-ray burst that swept across our planet from the birth of a star, to how some stars give a ‘warning’ …

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Selfie taken by NASA astronaut Matthias Maurer

The International Space Station will resume spacewalks six months after the incident

NASA has green-lit exits outside the International Space Station after a flight readiness check. Spacewalks have been suspended for nearly seven months since March 23 when a small amount of water was found in the helmet of ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer. “Crew safety is a top priority for NASA and our international …

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orionids meteor shower

How to watch the Orionid meteor shower at its peak

The Orionid meteor shower is caused by Halley’s comet and occurs every year in October. This year, according to EarthSky, their peak will be between the night of October 20 and the morning of October 21. During its peak, you can expect up to 20 meteors per hour. Unfortunately, the peak will occur when the …

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winners of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Carolyn R. Bertozzi (U.S.), Morten Meldal (Denmark) and K. Barry Sharpless (U.S.

Pioneers of Lego-like ‘click chemistry’ receive Nobel Prize

Scientists Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and Barry Sharpless won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for their discovery of reactions that make molecules join together to form new compounds and that offer insights into cell biology. The field of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry has been used to improve the targeting of anticancer …

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Watch | What is a Cyborg Cockroach and how can it save lives?

Follow | What is a cyborg cockroach and how can it save lives?

Video about cyborg cockroaches and how they can help save human lives trapped under the rubble Disasters such as earthquakes and building collapses often leave survivors trapped under debris, unable to move on their own due to injury, or buried too deep to call for help. First responders risk their lives trying to find these …

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Mars Orbiter craft non-recoverable, Mangalyaan mission over, confirms ISRO

Mars Orbiter Unrecoverable, Mangalyaan Mission Ended, ISRO Confirms

The Indian Space Research Organization on Monday confirmed that the Mars Orbiter has lost communication with the ground station, cannot be recovered and the Mangalyaan mission has reached end of life. ISRO gave an update on the Mars Orbiter Mission and a national gathering held on September 27 to commemorate MOM, completing eight years in …

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First public global database of fossil fuels launches

First public global fossil fuel database launched

A first-of-its-kind database to track world fossil fuel production, inventories and emissions was launched on Monday to coincide with climate talks being held at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The Global Fossil Fuel Register includes data from more than 50,000 oil, gas and coal deposits in 89 countries. This covers 75% of …

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James WEbb Space Telescope images of Mars

The James Webb Space Telescope took the first images and spectra of Mars

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the first images and infrared spectrum of Mars from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The Webb telescope took its first images and spectra of the red planet on September 5, 2022. Webb is located approximately 1.5 million kilometers from our planet at the second Sun-Earth Lagrangian point …

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United Arab Emirates to launch first lunar rover in November

The United Arab Emirates will launch the first lunar rover in November

The United Arab Emirates will launch its first lunar rover in November, the mission manager said Monday. Hamad Al Marzooqi told The National, a state-run newspaper, that the “Rashid” rover, named after Dubai’s ruling family, would be launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida sometime between November 9 and 15. The exact date will …

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