Blue glowing spinning neutron star, computer generated abstract background, 3D rendering Getty When an old star dies, its core runs out of nuclear fuel to produce heat and pressure. It’s the pressure that keeps the core from collapsing under its own weight. The gravity of large stars is so strong that the atoms of the
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Boeing is asking the government to force a teaming arrangement with Northrop Grumman for the GBSD program. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Boeing is asking the Air Force to compel Northrop Grumman to include Boeing it its bid for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program to design the nation’s future intercontinental ballistic missile system. Northrop Grumman
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Photo Credit: Kim Schaffer – Bahamas The ocean is in a dire crisis that puts the entirety of humanity at risk. The gravity of its issues range from climate change to plastics pollution to overfishing, all of which are overwhelming issues to tackle individually, and seemingly insurmountable when looked at together. Scientists have noted that
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PHOENIX — With one module under contract and a second soon to be formally awarded, NASA says development of the lunar Gateway, a key element of its Artemis effort to return humans to the moon, is moving ahead as planned. During a panel discussion Sept. 11 at the American Astronautical Society’s Wernher von Braun Memorial
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As someone who spends a good deal of time writing, I’m generally fond of language and literary devices as part of the science-communication toolkit. Tricks like analogies, similes, metaphors, and all the rest have considerable power when it comes to speaking to people, and not making use of them would be foolish. That said, there
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Last month, we got the exciting news of a rare flash of light on Jupiter, bright enough to be seen through telescopes. According to a new analysis, the cause of this smash was a small asteroid, with a density consistent with meteors that are equal parts stone and iron. The meteor exploded in Jupiter’s upper
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On its surface, the plan was simple: gene-hack mosquitoes so their offspring immediately die, mix them with disease-spreading bugs in the wild, and watch the population drop off. Unfortunately, that didn’t quite pan out. The genetically-altered mosquitoes did mix with the wild population, and for a brief period the number of mosquitoes in Jacobino, Brazil
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SAN FRANCISCO – Airbus Defence and Space subsidiary UP42 unveiled Sept. 17 a commercial data and analytics platform that offers access to satellite imagery, other geospatial datasets and algorithms. On the platform, UP42 offers startups and application developers access to algorithms related to agriculture, object detection and change detection as well as tools to prepare
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The Sudbury neutrino observatory, which was instrumental in demonstrating neutrino oscillations and the massiveness of neutrinos. With additional results from atmospheric, solar, and terrestrial observatories and experiments, we may not be able to explain the full suite of what we’ve observed with only 3 Standard Model neutrinos, and a sterile neutrino could still be very
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