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ALMA Data Helps Confirm Mechanism Behind Gas Stripping of Galaxies

ALMA Data Helps Confirm Mechanism Behind Gas Stripping of Galaxies

A new research project called the Virgo Environment Traced in Carbon Monoxide Survey (VERTICO) used data collected by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to understand just what is stripping star-forming gases out of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies. Plus, calderas, a mass extinction, and this week’s What’s Up.

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Rocket Roundup for November 17, 2021

Rocket Roundup for November 17, 2021

On this week’s Rocket Roundup, SpaceX launches NASA astronauts and more Starlink satellites, and Arianespace launches military satellites for France. Plus, this week in rocket history we look back at the only launch of the Soviet Space Shuttle, Buran.

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Quasi-satellite of Earth has Lunar-like Material

Quasi-satellite of Earth has Lunar-like Material

After five years of observations, researchers have found that the quasi-satellite Kamo’oalewa, which currently orbits the Earth, is similar to a lunar sample collected during the Apollo 14 mission. Plus, Russia blows up a satellite, TESS finds a circumbinary planet, and we interview Dr. Gail Christeson of the University of Texas, Austin, about mapping the Chicxulub crater.

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Rocket Roundup for November 10, 2021

Rocket Roundup for November 10, 2021

Rocket Roundup includes two long-delayed Chinese launches that finally go up along with another surprise Chinese launch, Russia launches a space station resupply, and Japan launches nine small satellites. Plus, this week in rocket history, we look back at the first ISS Expedition.

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Hubble Working Again, Landsat 9 Releases Images, Crew 2 Returns

Hubble Working Again, Landsat 9 Releases Images, Crew 2 Returns

After a bit of a scare, the aging Hubble Space Telescope has once again resumed its science operations with the ACS instrument brought back online. Plus, Landsat 9 released its first images and the Crew 2 Dragon splashed down safely. Then we interview Dr. Rosanne Di Stefano from the Center for Astrophysics about the potential discovery of the first extragalactic planet.

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