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Repeating fast radio burst with weird magnetic field challenges magnetar explanation

A repeating fast radio burst (FRB) with a changeable, polarized magnetic field has deepened the mystery of what produces these enigmatic millisecond-long bursts of radio waves from deep space. Since their discovery in 2007, FRBs have been one of the most enduring mysteries astrophysics. They are extremely powerful, emitting as much energy in a fraction …

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Artemis I: A fire at NASA Kennedy gives the long-delayed Moon mission its latest twist

Artemis I: A fire at NASA Kennedy gives the long-delayed Moon mission its latest twist

NASA is in the middle of mitigating the destructive potential of a powerful hurricane that barrels toward Florida. Tuesday presented another dash of chaos, when a fire ignited inside the building that currently shelters the agency’s Moonbound Artemis I rocket. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) director Janet Petro told reporters on Tuesday that NASA leaders have …

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Superconductivity Model With 100,000 Equations Now Contains Just 4 Thanks to AI

Superconductivity Model With 100,000 Equations Now Contains Just 4 Thanks to AI

Electrons whizzing through a grid-like lattice don’t behave at all like pretty silver spheres in a pinball machine. They blur and bend in collective dances, following whims of a wave-like reality that are hard enough to imagine, let alone compute. And yet scientists have succeeded in doing just that, capturing the motion of electrons moving …

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We Might Have Underestimated The Size Of The Asteroid Behind Earth's Largest Crater

We Might Have Underestimated The Size Of The Asteroid Behind Earth’s Largest Crater

The Vredefort crater in South Africa is the largest of its kind on Earth, estimated to stretch as far as 300 kilometers (more than 180 miles) from rim to rim. Walking non-stop, it would take a good two-and-a-half days to make it from one side to the other. The scars left by an asteroid collision …

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Researchers Discover a “Diamond Factory” Deep Inside Earth

Scientists have discovered that much more carbon exists in the mantle than predicted. Researchers find rust and diamonds at the Earth’s core-mantle boundary. On the Earth’s surface, steel rusts due to water and air. But what about deep inside the interior of the Earth? The biggest carbon storage on Earth is the Earth’s core, where …

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Hurricane Ian delays SpaceX's next NASA astronaut launch

Hurricane Ian delays SpaceX’s next NASA astronaut launch

SpaceX and NASA have decided to delay Crew Dragon’s next astronaut launch from October 3rd to October 4th as Hurricane Ian rapidly approaches Florida’s west coast. While the hurricane will land on the side of Florida opposite NASA’s Kennedy Space Center launch facilities, where SpaceX leases Pad 39A, it’s still expected to impact parts of …

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NASA has been on a roll but aiming for even bigger wins

NASA has been on a roll but aiming for even bigger wins

Even for an agency that put the first human on the moon, designed and flew the first reusable spacecraft and has extended our land-based and extraterrestrial space exploration tools, and subsequent knowledge of the universe, in myriad ways, NASA has put together a pretty solid winning streak recently. On Monday evening, the world had a …

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Scientists bring the fusion energy that lights the sun and stars closer to reality on Earth

Scientists bring the fusion energy that lights the sun and stars closer to reality on Earth

Physicist Min-Gu Yoo with slides from his paper in the background. Credit: Elle Starkman/PPPL Office of Communications; collage by Kiran Sudarsanan Physicists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have proposed the source of the sudden and puzzling collapse of heat that precedes disruptions that can damage donut-shaped tokamak fusion …

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Spiral galaxy captured in 'unprecedented detail' by Webb telescope |  CNN

Spiral galaxy captured in ‘unprecedented detail’ by Webb telescope | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — A dazzling spiral galaxy located 29 million light-years from Earth appears in “unprecedented detail” in a new image released by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The “bones” of the galaxytypically obscured from view …

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