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NASA’s Artemis I mission to the moon has been delayed
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NASA’s Artemis I mission to the moon has been delayed

The launch of Artemis I, an uncrewed mission serving as the first step of NASA’s ambitious program to return humans to the moon, has been delayed until at least February, according to the agency. The mission was originally scheduled to launch in November, but delays due to the pandemic, storms like Hurrican Ida and other…MORE

Giant 4,000 pound sunfish was rescued from a fishing net off the Spanish coast of Ceuta
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Giant 4,000 pound sunfish was rescued from a fishing net off the Spanish coast of Ceuta

To the surprise of researchers and sunfish enthusiasts worldwide, a more than 4,000-pound sunfish was found tangled in the nets of a tuna-fishing boat off the coast of Ceuta, an autonomous Spanish port city in north Africa bordering Morocco, on October 4. The mammoth sunfish measured 10.5 feet long and 9.5 feet wide. Enrique Ostale,…MORE

Dinosaur fossil from a supposed huge carnivore actually belongs to something else

Dinosaur fossil from a supposed huge carnivore actually belongs to something else

A dinosaur fossil footprint found about 50 years ago is from a plant-eating dinosaur — not a huge meat-eating dinosaur as previously thought, according to a new study. The footprint, which dates back to the Triassic Period about 220 million years ago, was initially thought to have come from a large dinosaur from the Eubrontes…MORE

Explosive star death witnessed by Hubble could help develop an early warning system
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Explosive star death witnessed by Hubble could help develop an early warning system

Astronomers had an unprecedented front-row seat to the explosive death of a star 60 million light-years away. They witnessed the event thanks to telescopes on the ground and in space, including the Hubble Space Telescope. These observations not only provided groundbreaking insight into what happens before a star dies, but could also help astronomers develop…MORE

NASA’s Lucy mission struggles with solar array issue after launching to space
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NASA’s Lucy mission struggles with solar array issue after launching to space

The first NASA mission that will fly by eight ancient asteroids launched early Saturday morning, but not everything went according to plan once the Lucy spacecraft reached space. After Lucy successfully separated from the rocket, it deployed both solar arrays. However, NASA only received confirmation that one of the solar arrays fully unfurled and latched.…MORE

A new Delta descendant is rising in the UK. Here’s what to know
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A new Delta descendant is rising in the UK. Here’s what to know

British and international authorities are closely monitoring a subtype of the Delta variant that is causing a growing number of infections in the United Kingdom. This descendant of the Delta variant, known as AY.4.2, accounted for an estimated 6% of cases in the week of September 27 — the last week with complete sequencing data — and…MORE

The world is banking on giant carbon-sucking fans to clean our climate mess. It’s a big risk.
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The world is banking on giant carbon-sucking fans to clean our climate mess. It’s a big risk.

The windswept valleys surrounding the Hengill volcano in southwestern Iceland are dotted with hot springs and steam vents. Hikers from all over the world come here to witness its breath-taking scenery. Even the sheep are photogenic in the soft Nordic light. Right in the middle of all that natural beauty sits a towering metal structure…MORE

A ray gun-like device helps scientists see plants in a different light
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A ray gun-like device helps scientists see plants in a different light

Scientists are aiming little ray gun-like devices, called leaf clips, at plants in an attempt to better understand biodiversity as environments respond to the climate crisis. Not unlike the tricorder used to perform environment scans in “Star Trek,” the nifty gadget is a type of spectroradiometer that helps record how plant leaves reflect light differently…MORE

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