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Wormholes may have already been detected, physicists say

Wormholes may have already been detected, physicists say

Hypothetical bridges connecting distant regions of space (and time) could more or less resemble various black holes, meaning it’s possible these mythical beasts of physics have been seen before. Fortunately though, if a new model proposed by a small team of physicists at Sofia University in Bulgaria is accurate, there might still be a way …

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NASA clears Artemis 1 lunar rocket to launch on November 16 despite storm damage

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar mission will attempt to launch again after all. Mission leaders met on Monday (November 14) to discuss the flight readiness of the Artemis 1 Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the Orion spacecraft following minor damage from Hurricane Nicole, which was quickly downgraded to a tropical storm …

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Three dogs die after allegedly ingesting poison outside an apartment building in New York

Three dogs die after allegedly ingesting poison outside an apartment building in New York

Ralph Edwards was over the moon last summer when he brought Cali, an adorable 3-month-old Rottweiler puppy, to his home in Washington Heights. She quickly became a beloved member of the family. But two weeks ago, the mischievous dog fell seriously ill one morning without any warning. She wasn’t eating, was lethargic and even “looked …

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A Long March 6A rocket on the pad at Taiyuan spaceport in November 2022, ahead of launch of the Yunhai 3 satellite.

Chinese rocket body shatters in orbit after successful satellite launch

China sent the Yunhai 3 environmental monitoring satellite into orbit on Friday (November 11th), in the second launch of the country’s new Long March 6A rocket. The Long March 6A lifted off from the hilly Taiyuan satellite launch center in northern China at 5:52 p.m. EST on November 11 (2252 GMT; 6:52 a.m. Beijing time …

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NASA Reveals Next Artemis I Launch Attempt

The countdown to NASA’s Artemis lunar rocket launch begins

NASA briefs the press after historic Artemis launch was canceled due to fuel leak. NASA’s Artemis I launch countdown is underway for a scheduled liftoff from Florida’s space coast on Wednesday, though damage from Hurricane Nicole could delay the rocket’s journey a bit further. . As Hurricane Nicole made landfall in Florida last Thursday, high …

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SpaceX’s Super Heavy Starship booster test fires record 14 engines (video)

SpaceX has just conducted its most ambitious and powerful test yet with its Starship Mars rocket. SpaceX ignited 14 Raptor engines on Booster 7, a prototype of Starship’s Super Heavy first-stage rocket, during a “static fire” test today (November 14) at Starbase, the company’s facility in southern Texas. “Full 14-engine test time,” SpaceX Founder and …

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The first cubesat to fly and operate on the Moon has successfully arrived

The first cubesat to fly and operate on the Moon has successfully arrived

Enlarge / The CAPSTONE payload is seen here, atop an Electron rocket in New Zealand. rocket lab After a nearly five-month journey, far beyond the Moon and back, the small CAPSTONE spacecraft successfully entered lunar orbit. “We have received confirmation that CAPSTONE has arrived in a near-rectilinear halo orbit, and this is a huge step …

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Recent searches for light fermionic dark matter by the PandaX-4T collaboration

Recent searches for light fermionic dark matter by the PandaX-4T collaboration

The PandaX-4T Liquid Xenon Time Projection Chamber. Credit: PandaX Collaboration. Teams of astrophysicists around the world are trying to observe different possible types of dark matter (DM), hypothetical matter in the universe that does not emit, absorb or reflect light and would therefore be very difficult to detect. However, the fermionic DM, which would consist …

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Betelgeuse’s Mysterious ‘Great Dimming’ May Have Been Triggered By A Wandering Black Hole

At the end of 2019, the star Betelgeuse faded by about 60%. While it’s impossible to say for sure exactly what caused it, new research suggests a fellow traveler may have played a role. While swinging near the giant star, the intruder may have lifted a tidal bulge, causing Betelgeuse’s surface to darken. While this …

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New Study Finds CRISPR/Cas9 Drives Unexpected Genomic Changes

New Study Finds CRISPR/Cas9 Drives Unexpected Genomic Changes

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 public domain The widely used gene scissor (CRISPR/Cas) can alter the genetic content of cells to study the molecular roles of genes and has gained great clinical relevance in gene therapy to treat genetic diseases. A new study by Claudia Kutter’s research group at the Department of Microbiology, Cellular and Tumor Biology at …

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