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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 twice in six days, breaking pad turnaround record

SpaceX has already completed its 43rd launch in 2022 and its 62nd dedicated Starlink launch, breaking the launch pad turnaround record. That pad—Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCFS) Launch Center 40 (LC-40)—is the most important cog in SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launcher, significantly increasing the possibility that it’s “just” another A record breaking importance. A company …

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The illustration shows NASA's DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency's LICIACube before colliding with Dimorphos.

DART mission to hit asteroid’s moon today

Subscribe to CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advances, and more. CNN — A NASA spacecraft will deliberately crash into an asteroid on Monday, all in the name of planetary protection. The DART mission, or double asteroid redirection test, will crash into the space rock at 7:14 …

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Don’t Look Up: A Closer Look at the Disaster Movie Genre

Subscribe to CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advances, and more. CNN — There is a boulder ahead. This is not a movie. Or a drill. But don’t worry. Obviously, we have this. Or at least NASA is. On Monday, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test or DART …

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MIT Passive Cooling System

Innovative MIT passive cooling system works without electricity

go through David L. Chandler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology September 24, 2022 Two samples of passive cooling devices were tested on the roof of MIT Building 1: On the left is a sample of a new system combining evaporative cooling, radiative cooling, and insulation. On the right is the device using only evaporative cooling for …

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A plume of volcanic explosion from the Hunga Tonga eruption in January 2022.

50 million tonnes of water vapour from Tonga could warm planet in coming months: Science alert

More than eight months after the underwater volcano near Tonga erupted on January 14, scientists are still analyzing the impact of the violent explosion, which they found could warm the planet. Recently, researchers calculated that the eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apa spewed a staggering 50 million tons (45 million tons) of water vapor into the …

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Illustration of NASA's DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency's (ASI) LICIACube before impacting the Didymos binary system.

NASA’s DART Mission: What to Know About the Impact

newYou can now listen to Fox News articles! It’s just two days before NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) deliberately slammed into a distant asteroid. Monday’s mission was the first human attempt to alter the motion of an asteroid in space by deliberately ramming a spacecraft into it. The agency said the target asteroid, Dimorphos, …

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The interior of Saturn's moon Enceladus

Scientists discover building blocks of life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

The moon Enceladus shoots a huge ocean plume into space. Planetary scientists suspect this Aral Sea may be habitable, meaning it may have conditions to support life. Now, new research shows that the water on this Saturn moon is rich in key components of life (as we know it anyway). It is phosphorus, an important …

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On November 22, 2017, the Arctic wolves of the Harbin Polar Regions are displayed in Harbin, China.

NASA’s mission is to observe an asteroid before hitting it

The spacecraft won’t erase Dimorphos, the moon orbiting the asteroid Didymos, but it’s large enough to leave an impact crater. If all goes well, DART will, for the first time, slightly alter the motion of celestial bodies in space in surprising ways. Mission results could affect how humans react to any space rock that might …

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