Photo of the week

This highly detailed image of the fantastic NGC 2899 planetary nebula was captured using the FORS instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in northern Chile. This object has never before been imaged in such striking detail, with even the faint outer edges of the planetary nebula glowing over the background stars.

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NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Cruising at 24,600 MPH on Its 300 Million Mile Journey to Mars – SciTechDaily

The team controlling NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has received telemetry (detailed spacecraft data) down from the spacecraft and has also been able to send commands up to the spacecraft, according to Matt Wallace, the mission’s deputy project manager. The team, based at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, has confirmed that the spacecraft is healthy and […]

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It’s Official: NASA’s Next Mission to Mars Has Been Cleared For Launch This Thursday

NASA on Monday gave its latest Mars rover Perseverance the all clear to launch later this week on a mission to seek out signs of ancient microbial life. “The launch readiness review is complete, and we are indeed go for launch,” administrator Jim Bridenstine said… More about this article in the link below… https://www.sciencealert.com/it-s-official-nasa-s-next-mission-to-mars-will-launch-this-thursday

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A New State of Matter –“Black Hole Physics of Strange Metals” | The Daily Galaxy

Not only does God play dice but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen,” said Stephen Hawking about the paradoxical physics of black Holes. Welcome to the bizarre quantum world of “strange metals” –a new state of matter. “The fact that we call them strange metals should tell you how well we understand […]

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The Fear of Setting the Planet on Fire with a Nuclear Weapon | Inside Science

(Inside Science) — In “Inside the Third Reich,” a memoir by Albert Speer, the former minister of armament of Nazi Germany recalls an exchange he had with the physicist Werner Heisenberg and Adolf Hitler: “Heisenberg had not given any final answer to my question whether a successful nuclear fission could be kept under control with […]

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Metal eating bacteria accidentally discovered by scientists | KTVE – myarklamiss.com

Scientists have discovered a type of bacteria that eats and gets its calories from metal, after suspecting they exist for more than a hundred years but never proving it. Now microbiologists from the California Institute of Technology (or Caltech) accidentally discovered the bacteria after performing unrelated experiments using a chalk-like type of manganese, a commonly […]

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Black hole the size of a grapefruit lurking at the edges of our solar system ‘could be Planet X’- Technology News, Firstpost

Scientists are now trying to figure out if a grapefruit-sized blackhole actually lurks at the fringes of our outer solar system. In the last few years, researchers have noticed an odd clustering of multiple trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs), which are found in the far outer solar system… MORE ABOUT THIS ARTICLE IN THE LINK BELOW… https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/black-hole-the-size-of-a-grapefruit-could-be-planet-x-is-lurking-in-the-outer-edges-of-the-solar-system-8594001.html

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