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Carbon’s interstellar journey

Image source: Unsplash/CC0 public domain As the saying goes, we are made of stardust, and two studies including the University of Michigan have found that this may be more real than we previously thought. The research led by UM researcher Jackie (Jackie) was published in Scientific progress, Found that most of the carbon on the earth is likely to be …

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NASA OSIRIS-REx’s final asteroid observation operation

The artist’s concept shows the planned flight path of the NASA OSIRIS-REx spacecraft during its final asteroid Bennu flyby scheduled for April 7.Image credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission is on the verge of discovering the level of chaos it caused on the surface of the asteroid Bennu during its sample collection activity last fall. On April 7, the …

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The goal of China’s “Tenwen 1” mission is to land on Mars in mid-May-now for space flight

On March 18, China’s Astronomy-1 orbiter took pictures of Mars from a distance of approximately 7,100 miles (11,500 kilometers). Credit: CNSA China’s “Tianjin 1” spacecraft-which has been operating on Mars since February-plans to deploy a descending module to try to land on the Red Planet for the first time in mid-May. A senior Chinese scientist said last week that officials …

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SpaceX rocket fragments land on Washington man’s farm

The local sheriff’s office said on Friday that a pressure vessel from the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrier fell on a man’s farm in Washington State last week, “leaving a 4-inch dent in the soil.” Local officials said that the black composite package pressure vessel (COPV) was the remains of the second phase of the Falcon 9 over Oregon and …

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OSIRIS-REx makes a final close approach to the asteroid before returning to Earth

Washington — NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will conduct a final containment process on the asteroids sampled from it next week before returning to Earth. On April 7, the spacecraft will pass 3.7 kilometers above the location of the asteroid Bennu named Nightingale, where the spacecraft briefly landed in October and collected hundreds of grams of material. The matter is now stored …

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The Hubble telescope visited again reveals the Veil Nebula in detail

This reprocessed Hubble Veil Nebula image shows the fine details of its structure. ESA/Hubble and NASA, Z. Levay The Hubble Space Telescope reveals the universe in amazing detail in its space Thirty years of service. The telescope modified the line of sight of the Veil Nebula (supernova remnant) to reveal structural details that were previously invisible. The veil is 2,100 …

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On April 2, Mauna Loa event update

(BIVN) -The Mauna Loa volcano did not erupt and remained at the warning level. The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaii Volcano Observatory wrote in its weekly update: “The deformation and seismic activity rate at the top of the mountain is still rising and higher than the long-term background level.” “Other Mauna Loa volcano monitoring data streams are not. Show any obvious …

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Hubble revisited the Veil Nebula

Image credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA, Z. Levay This image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope revisited the Veil Nebula and was used in a previous version of Hubble Imagery. In this image, new processing techniques have been applied to show the subtle fine lines of the nebula and the fine details of the filaments of ionized gas. To create …

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Astronomy | NASA InSight lander has felt a Martian earthquake

NASA’s Mars InSight lander has just discovered two relatively large earthquakes on the red planet. They come from a very interesting area that is considered to be structurally active. This highlights one of our bigger questions about Mars: Is Mars active today? like, right now? InSight landed on a volcanic plain called Elysium Planitia on November 26, 2018. Its main …

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