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“Phobos” –Mars Extremely Strange ‘Science-Fiction’ Moon May Hold Clues to Ancient Life –Great Discoveries Channel – techtoday19

Posted on Jul 25, 2020 in Astronomy, ScienceA mysterious origin and Arthur C. Clarke-level science-fiction speculation about the 17-mile-wide, deeply-grooved moon as an alien artifact captured in the ancient past by Mars gravitational field, may explain Russi…

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Posted on Jul 25, 2020 in Astronomy, Science
A mysterious origin and Arthur C. Clarke-level science-fiction speculation about the 17-mile-wide, deeply-grooved moon as an alien artifact captured in the ancient past by Mars gravitational field, may explain Russias almost mystical obsession with Phobos. First the Soviet Union, then more recently, Russia made three attempts to reach the enigmatic object, but software errors and launch disasters have aborted each attempt.
In 2016 the BBC reported t…

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‘4 1/2 hours of mild anxiousness’: US spaceraft nears asteroid surface – Sydney Morning Herald

The mission calls for Osiris-Rex to shoot out pressurised nitrogen gas to stir up the surface, then suck up any loose pebbles or dust.

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It promised to be the most harrowing part of the mission, which began with a launch from Cape Canaveral back in 2016.
“Well only be kissing the surface with a short touch-and-go measured in just seconds, said the University of Arizona’s Heather Enos, the deputy scientist for the mission.
The sampling arm of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft during a rehearsal for an approach to the “Nightingale” sample site on the surface of the asteroid Bennu. Credit:AP
A van-sized spacecraft with an Egyptian-inspir…

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The Orionids meteor shower peaks this week. Here’s how to see shooting stars from the dust of Halley’s Comet. – Business Insider Australia

The Orionids meteor shower is peaking this week, bringing about 15 to 20 shooting stars per hour.

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The Orionids meteor shower is peaking this week, bringing about 15 to 20 shooting stars per hour.
The meteors barrel into Earth’s atmosphere with unusual speed, travelling roughly 41 miles per second â” about 148,000 mph. In their rush, they often leave behind glowing trails of debris that shine in the sky for several seconds or even minutes. Some travel so fast that they explode into fireballs, creating prolonged bursts of light.
The Orionids streaks across the sky throughout October, but Tue…

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This red light means “go” for medical discoveries – AlKhaleej Today

This red light means “go” for medical discoveries

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Hui-wang Ai (PhD) and Shen Zhang (PhD) from UVA have developed a simple and effective improvement on the fluorescent biosensors widely used in scientific and medical research. Photo credit: University of Virginia
With a small change to the color palette, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have made it easier for scientists to understand biological processes, track events in individual cells, unravel the mysteries of the disease, and develop new treatments.
Hui-wang A…

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