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A NASA spacecraft is set to visit the most volcanic world in our solar system

NASA’s spacecraft is preparing for its first encounter with the most volcanic area in the solar system. On Thursday, December 15, the Juno spacecraft will pass Jupiter’s moon Io. This maneuver will be the ninth flyby of Io by Juno in the next year and a half. Two encounters will occur at a distance of only 930 …

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NASA images show the eerie beauty Mars’s winters offer

NASA has released a new video that shows Mars as a beautiful, yet barren place. It’s late winter on Mars’ Northern Hemisphere. The Perseverance rover is out exploring an ancient river delta that once fed into Jezero Crater millions of years ago. Dust is the main feature of Mars. It also drives its weather. Although dust …

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Scientists have identified over 12,000 variations that determine the height

Recent research has identified more than 12,000 genetic variants that can determine a person’s height. Researchers at the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience in Australia published their findings Wednesday in Nature. In the largest-ever genome-wide association study, researchers analyzed DNA from over 5 million people. The study involved approximately 600 researchers. The team …

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To study disease, scientists grow brain cells from human subjects in rats

Scientists transplanted human brain cells into baby rats’ brains. The cells grew and made connections. It is part of an effort that aims to better understand brain development and diseases affecting these most complex organs. This makes us who we are, but has been long shrouded in mystery. Dr. Sergiu Paasca, the senior author of …

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Webb telescope finds unusual space-based nested dust rings

The James Webb Space Telescope captured a new image that shows dust plumes formed by violent interactions between stars. This image is part of new research that reveals how intense starlight in space can push matter around. It focuses on a double-star system located 5,000 light years away from Earth in the Cygnus constellation. The …

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SpaceX offers another millionaire a ride around the moon

SpaceX announced Wednesday that it had booked another mission to the moon for a wealthy thrill seeker on its Starship spacecraft. Dennis Tito, an American millionaire who paid for his ticket to the International Space Station in 2001 with his wife Akiko, plans to embark on a lunar expedition that will last about a week …

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