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Meet Loki. Paleontologists have identified a new species of dinosaur - a relative of Triceratops with bizarre horns

A dinosaur, which scientists called Lokiceratops rangiformis (or simply Loki), roamed the western part of North America over 78 million years ago when the continent was divided into several island masses. Fossils that helped identify Loki's identity...

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"Perserverance" has found mysterious "popcorn rocks" on Mars, evidence of powerful water flow in the past

NASA's Perseverance rover, currently operating in a new region called Bright Angel, has found further evidence of potential past water presence in the Jezero Crater. Bright Angel is scientifically interesting as it is believed to be part of a former...

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A window in the skull: scientists probed the human brain with ultrasound during a video game

For the first time, scientists have used ultrasound waves to peer into the brain of a living person. The brain activity of the man was recorded as he performed tasks outside of a medical facility, specifically playing a video game. To achieve this, r...

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'Thought it was impossible'. Astronomers have discovered frost near the equator of Mars

Previously, it was believed that there was no water ice in this region (equivalent to the tropics on Earth), so the latest discovery should fundamentally change the modeling of future Mars exploration missions. The spacecraft of the European Space A...

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SpaceX is completing a Starfactory at the Boca Chica spaceport to make one Starship a day

The Starbase production site is expanding with the addition of Starfactory, which is expected to help SpaceX's plans to manufacture at least one megarocket per day. The construction cost of Starfactory, which will occupy 9,290 square meters of factor...

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NASA astronaut William Anders, who took the Earthrise photo from orbiting the moon in 1968, died in a plane crash

The astronaut of the NASA "Apollo-8" mission in 1968, William Anders, who took the iconic photograph "Earthrise," died in a plane crash. He was 90 years old. "Dad died in a plane crash in the San Juan Islands. The family is devastated and mourns the...

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SpaceX launched the world's largest Starship rocket for the fourth time - both stages managed to land (but not without losses)

The fourth test flight of the SpaceX Starship super heavy rocket was significantly more successful than previous attempts — both stages successfully completed their missions and landed successfully (although the second one sustained some damage). The...

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The Boeing Starliner spacecraft launched for the first time with astronauts on board. But during the flight, a helium leak was detected again

After nearly 20 years of planning, development, testing, and delays, the Boeing Starliner spacecraft completed its first manned launch and sent astronauts to the ISS as part of the Crew Flight Test (CFT) mission. The launch of the Atlas V rocket with...

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SpaceX will attempt to re-launch Starship on June 6

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States has issued a license to SpaceX for the launch of the Starship Flight 4 test mission. The launch is currently scheduled for Thursday, June 6. The launch will take place from the SpaceX Sta...

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Japan lost contact with Akatsuki, the only spacecraft to connect Earth to Venus

The $300 million spacecraft was launched in 2010, but the mission failed to reach the orbit of Venus on the first attempt due to main engine failure. The "Akatsuki" orbited the Sun for five years before finally approaching the planet. The main missi...

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China has already "landed" on the back side of the Moon for the second time - with the Changye-6 spacecraft, which will collect soil samples

Currently, China is the only country that has landed its spacecraft on the far side of the Moon (the previous Chang'e-4 mission was in 2019). According to China's National Space Administration, the Chang'e-6 probe successfully landed at a pre-select...

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Clothing charges a smartphone: scientists have developed a fabric that turns heat into electricity

With the development of wearable devices and the Internet of Things, a sustainable solution for powering wireless devices and sensors becomes important. One option could be thermoelectric generators, which convert heat into electricity. A research gr...

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Hawaiians protest construction of seven U.S. Space Force telescopes - "negatively impact mental, emotional and spiritual health"

Many residents of Hawaii are opposed to the plans of the US Space Forces to build new telescopes designed to track satellites and prevent collisions in orbit. The US Air Force Department proposed to build up to seven new telescopes and an optical lab...

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SpaceX's Starship Raptor rocket engine exploded during testing

During the preparations for SpaceX's fourth Starship flight at its facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, at the SpaceX rocket engine test site in McGregor, also in Texas, it appears that the Starship Raptor engine caught fire. Local media reported a power...

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Electronics for Venus exploration: gallium nitride semiconductors tested at 500℃

Gallium nitride is advertised as the next-generation semiconductor that may one day replace silicon, but research on this material is still in its early stages. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other US institutions have dec...

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